Fans that have seen UNEARTH live on their recent trips to Alaska, Japan and on their US and Canadian tour with Chimaira, may have noticed a new face on stage. The guy behind the kit has been none other than up-and-coming drummer, Nick Pierce.
Nick Pierce is a self-taught drummer who’s been playing since age 10. He grew up playing for local bands in the Seattle/Tacoma area (Culling the Weak, Eterna Nocturna, Embalmed) as well as LA based band The Faceless. Nick first sat in behind the kit for UNEARTH in May of 2011 during their two show trip to Alaska. UNEARTH discovered Pierce on YouTube where he had been covering Unearth songs, among many other bands, on a series of videos on his YouTube channel.
Vocalist Trevor Phipps adds: “Nick is a beast of a drummer and a great guy to hang with. I look forward to jamming with him around the world for years to come.” Guitarist Buz McGrath compliments Pierce and says he has a “Great attitude, energy and the knowledge that we can throw the most insane riffs at him and he can create and adequately perform next level beats for said riffs makes it a little easier to sleep at night.”
Nick Pierce shares his excitement about joining UNEARTH: “I’ve been a fan of Unearth for many years and I’m excited to shred with a great group of guys and support our fans.”
A live video of Pierce performing “Watch It Burn” live on tour has been made available on Metal Blade TV HERE. Drum aficionados and fans should subscribe to Pierce’s youtube channel for more drum videos, as well as a new eight-minute extended drum solo, which can be seen HERE.
UNEARTH have also just confirmed a number of summer festivals, don´t miss their energetic live shows at these fine festivals:
29/04/12 – BE – Meerhout – Groezrock
16/06/12 – FR – Clisson – Hellfest
17/06/12 – DE – Sulingen – Reload Festival
22/06/12 – BE – Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
01/07/12 – DE – Rojtzschjora – With Full Force
02/08/12 – DE – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
17/08/12 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
I spring UNEARTH will be touring as direct support of mighty HEAVEN SHALL BURN!
PROGRESSION TOUR 2012
presented by Impercion.com, Metal Hammer, Fuze, Slam, in-your-face.de
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
+ RISE TO REMAIN
+ special guest
20/03/12 – FR – Paris – Petit Brain
21/03/12 – DE – Köln – Live Music Hall
22/03/12 – DE – Hamburg – Markthalle
23/03/12 – DE – Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
24/03/12 – CH – Pratteln – Z7
25/03/12 – DE – Würzburg – Posthalle
26/03/12 – DE – Hannover – Musikcentrum
27/03/12 – PL – Posen – Blue Note
28/03/12 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
29/03/12 – IT – Romagnano Sesia – RNR Arena
30/03/12 – AT – Graz – Orpheum
31/03/12 – DE – München – Theaterfabrik
Darkness In The Light, the latest studio album from Massachusetts metal heavyweights, UNEARTH, landed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #14 on the Billboard Top Independent Album chart, and #7 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart. In addition, Darkness In The Light came in at #42 on Canada’s Top 200 chart, #5 on the Hard chart and #44 on the Digital Albums chart.
Chart entries don’t stop here though; Darkness In The Light hit the official German Album charts coming in at position #99 and also entered the Media Markt/Saturn charts in Germany coming in at position #68!