Commented vocalist Trevor Phipps: "'Ruination Of The Lost' is a pummeling front end album song that showcases our mix of both American and European metallic influences with an apocalyptic lyrical theme. Buz [McGrath] and Ken [Susi] both rip some serious guitar solos in the tune and their guitar harmonies are hauntingly catchy. This one is a high energy shredder while lyrically it speaks about the end of the human race in the not so distant future if we continue to destroy our planet with the current level of disregard year after year. It's hard for me to understand why people still let money and politics interfere with any real positive change even with the warning signs Mother Nature has given us. The title of the song refers to the self-destructive nature of the human race and how we are collectively so lost in our lust for money and power that we are destroying the world that gave us life in the first place."
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Charging out of the late '90s Massachusetts underground in a storm of thunderous riffs and focused aggression, in 2011 UNEARTH proudly stand at the forefront of modern metal. With fifth full-length, Darkness In The Light, the quintet have delivered their most honest, powerful, and compelling statement to date, driving a fist into the collective gut of every image-obsessed wannabe metal band currently cluttering up the landscape, and setting a new standard when it comes to marrying precision brute force and exhilarating melody. Slated for North American release via Metal Blade Records July 5, the 11-track long player was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer (and Killswitch Engage guitarist) Adam Dutkiewicz and mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium, et al). Sitting in on drums during the recording was Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed.
Several discounted pre-order deals for Darkness In The Light are available. Packages include:
CD + T-Shirt: $19.99
CD + Unearth Beer Bong: $20.99
CD + T-Shirt + Unearth Beer Bong: $29.99
It should be noted that the Unearth Beer Bong is a pre-order item only and will not be available post street date. For further info, check out UNEARTH's official Darkness In The Light landing page where you'll also find news, tour updates and more: http://www.darknessinthelightalbum.com.
Worldwide Release Dates: Darkness In The Light will be released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway July 1, the rest of Europe on July 4, North America, Spain and Italy on July 5, Finland and Hungary on July 6, Australia July 8 and Japan on July 27.