Unearth is an American metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts>.
Unearth is formed by Trevor Phipps, Buz McGrath, Ken Susi, Mike Rudberg, and Chris Rybicki in East Massachusetts in 1998. The band is originally named Point 04 (with a line-up of McGrath, Rudberg, and Rybicki), and Susi is recruited soon after >>>. The group tries to recruit Phipps during his convalescence related to an appendectomy, the latter being reluctant to join the group. However, he agrees to join them after they have played their song Shattered by the Sun . The name of Unearth is credited by drummer Mike Rudberg, who wanted to explore a new hardcore and metal sound. At the independent label Endless Fight Records, they released their first EP titled "Above the Fall of Man" in May 1999. Unearth then signed at Eulogy Recordings (en) to make The Stings of Conscience in 2001, and the EP Endless in 2002. When recording Endless , Chris Rybicki leaves the band and is replaced by John Maggard.
After some tours and festivals like the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival with Unearth, Mike Rudberg leaves the band a few days after their performance at SXSW in 2003. Buz McGrath also leaves the group for personal reasons, but returns shortly thereafter. The remaining members of Unearth then hire Tim Mycek of Sworn Enemy as alternate drummer and Kia Eshghi of Rumi on guitar. Before Buz's return, Mike Martin of All That Remains had also played in the group. Following the return of Buz, Adam D of Killswitch Engage is engaged on the drums for the remaining two months of the year.
With Buz McGrath and their new permanent drummer Mike Justian, member of The Red Chord and former member of the post-hardcore band Hassan I Sabbah, Unearth releases The Oncoming Storm < / span> at Metal Blade Records on June 29, 2004. That summer the same year, they participated in Ozzfest and then went on tour alongside Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, and Lamb of God at the MTV Headbangers Ball tour. They then go on tour with Slipknot the following year. In 2005, Unearth played Sounds of the Underground with bands like Norma Jean, Gwar, and All That Remains.