April 4 — Unearth is giving audiences another preview of its forthcoming album with the debut of another single.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Into The Abyss‘ and the song’s companion video Tuesday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, The Wretched; The Ruinous, which is slated for release May 5 through Century Media Records. The band debuted the record’s second single, ‘Mother Betrayal‘ and the song’s video last month. Its premiere came a month after the debut of the record’s lead/title track and its video.
The musical arrangement featured in Unearth’s latest single is the softest the album proves to be so far. That is because it takes the album in a more melodic metalcore direction a la Killswitch Engage and early As I Lay Dying.
Front man Trevor Phipps said in a recent interview, the song’s lyrical theme is another ecologically-minded presentation, much as is the album’s second single.
“Our future planet is in disrepair and the fortunate are forced to flee to a distant world to continue the human race while billions of the less fortunate are left behind to meet a hellish end,” Phipps said of the song’s message.
Phipps said last month, of the album’s second single, “‘Mother Betrayal’ is a warning that we are smashing past multiple ecological tipping points caused by our dependence on fossil fuels that will forever alter life on our planet.” To that end, this latest song continues the theme of the second single even if done unintentionally.
The video that accompanies Unearth’s new single comes across as telling the story of those who were left behind. The black and white presentation finds those left behind seemingly forming into tribes o the barren landscape left by those who left the planet.
In other news, Unearth announced a new slate of tour dates last month in support of its forthcoming album.
The band’s tour is scheduled to launch May 4 in Lubbock, TX and to run through July 2. The first leg of the upcoming North American leg is scheduled to run through May 19 in Rochester, NY. Upon a Burning Body and 156/Silence will serve as support for the brief run.
The second leg of the North American tour is scheduled to run from May 20 in Hartford, CT to May 27 in Detroit, MI. The band’s run in this leg will be as support for The Halo Effect alongside High Command.
The tour’s third leg is a group of festival dates between May 28 at the Milwaukee Metal Fest in Milwaukee, WI and July 2 at the Reality Bites Fest in Saarbucken, Germany.
The band’s full North American tour schedule is noted below:
UNEARTH – The Wretched; The Ruinous Album Release Tour
With Special Guests Upon A Burning Body and 156/Silence
5/4 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
5/5 – El Paso, TX – Rock House
5/6 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
5/7 – Anaheim, CA – Parish Room @ House of Blues
5/8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
5/9 – Roseville, CA – Goldfields
5/11 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
5/12 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
5/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
5/15 – Denver, CO – HQ
5/16 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
5/18 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
5/19 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Supporting Halo Effect With Special Guests High Command
5/20 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
5/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Monarch
5/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
5/23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium Upstairs
5/24 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial bell
5/25 – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
5/26 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
5/27 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
UNEARTH Festival Dates
5/28 – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Metal Fest
6/15 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
6/16 – Clisson, France – Hellfest 2023
6/30 – Emmen, Netherlands – Pitfest
7/2 Saarbrucken, Germany – Reality Bites Fest
The band’s upcoming summer tour dates will come on the heels of a European tour that launched April 1 in Dortmund, Germany. The tour is scheduled to run through April 21 in Stockholm, Sweden. Misery Index, Year of the Knife, Turbid North, and Leech are scheduled to share time on the tour as support.
The European tour’s schedule is noted below:
Hell on Earth Tour 2023
with Misery Index, Year Of The Knife, Turbid North and Leech
04/05 Munchen, GER – Backstage
04/04 Freiburg, GER – Crash
04/05 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
04/06 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
04/07 Leeds, UK – The Warehouse
04/08 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
04/09 Lille, FRA – The Black Lab
04/10 Paris, FRA – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
04/11 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
04/12 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
04/13 Cottbus, GER – Gladhouse
04/14 Leer, GER – Zollhaus
04/15 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ Chemnitz
04/16 Ostrava, CZE – Barrak Music Club
04/17 Berlin, GER – SO36
04/18 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
04/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
04/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Musikens Hus
04/21 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
More information on Unearth’s new tour dates, album, single, and video is available at: