Darkest Hour switched from eOne to Sumerian and now another metal band from their generation is playing label musical chairs. Former Metal Blade stalwarts Unearth have moved over to eOne. The band will release the sixth album of their 15-year career later this year. It'll be Unearth's first release of the new label deal, after four albums and a decade with Metal Blade.

Frontman Trevor Phipps commented on the new label situation, from a business perspective, saying:

"A new chapter has begun for Unearth as we have found a few new places to call home. By joining forces with eOne (North America), Century Media (Europe), Howling Bull (Japan) and 3Wise (Australia), we will have a more focused attack from some of the most well known and respected labels in the world. We know this new beginning of sorts will bring bigger and better things for Unearth and our fans and we couldn't be more excited for the future of all things Unearth."

And more importantly, he offered an update on the music that the band is making. Unearth are not settling into metal middle age when it comes to their approach for their sixth album. In fact, they are pumped and raring to go, proving that as they get older, they get better.

Phipps said, "We are currently in the studio recording some of the most aggressive, anthemic and energized metal we have ever written and we look forward to unleashing it to you all when it is finished. Expect to hear more about our new album, release dates and future world wide touring plans later this summer."

The vocalist also took the time to thank the band's former label partner for all the support it provided over the years. A decade-long band and label partnership is nearly unheard of in this day and age and while Unearth and Metal Blade have each moved on, things ended on an amicable note.

"We also want to take this opportunity to thank Metal Blade Records for being our label home for almost a decade," Phipps said. "In that time, we released four LPs and a double DVD, circled the globe playing heavy metal dozens of times and experienced some of the greatest moments of our collective lives. Metal Blade helped us along the path of our dream and we are eternally grateful. We start new label relationships today, but we will always consider ourselves part of the Metal Blade Records family."

One door closes, another opens! We look forward to a new Unearth record, which will no doubt be full of their signature moshable breakdowns, later this year.

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