UNEARTH: New Podcast With Trevor Phipps Available; Metal Blade Partners With Calyp To Promote Darkness In The Light

Metal Blade Records is currently hosting a podcast featuring UNEARTH vocalist Trevor Phipps. Hear Phipps talk about the band’s upcoming new full-length, Darkness In The Light, their slot on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, his love of poker, joke tracks, tour pranks, The Boston Bruins and more. To check it out, point your browser HERE or subscribe on iTunes.

In related news, the Massachusetts metal troupe have scheduled a special in-store autograph signing in Lubbock, Texas next month. The signing will take place at Hastings Books Music & Videos on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the same day Darkness In The Light drops in North America. The band will kick off a summer’s worth of tour dates that night at Jake’s (a headlining show). Check for further details below:

UNEARTH Autograph Signing
Tuesday – July 5, 2011
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Hastings Books Music & Videos
3249 50th Street
Lubbock TX 79413

UNEARTH Headlining Dates:
07/05/2011 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX w/ Turbid North
07/06/2011 Club 101 – El Paso, TX w/ Turbid North
07/08/2011 Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas, NV w/ Turbid North

UNEARTH on 2011’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival w/ Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Machine Head, In Flames, Trivium, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Straight Line Stitch, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Red Fang:
07/09/2011 San Manuel Amphitheatre – San Bernardino, CA
07/10/2011 Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
07/11/2011 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish
07/12/2011 White River Amphitheater – Seattle, WA
07/13/2011 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Boise, ID
07/15/2011 Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/16/2011 Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
07/17/2011 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
07/18/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish , Red Fang
07/19/2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
07/20/2011 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07/22/2011 Comcast Center – Boston, MA
07/23/2011 Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
07/24/2011 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/25/2011 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY *Off Date w/ All Shall Perish
07/26/2011 Club Texas – Auburn, ME *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish
07/27/2011 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/29/2011 First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
07/30/2011 Jiffy Lube Live – Washington, DC
07/31/2011 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08/02/2011 Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
08/03/2011 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
08/04/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish
08/05/2011 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
08/06/2011 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
08/07/2011 Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
08/09/2011 Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
08/10/2011 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish , Red Fang
08/12/2011 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08/13/2011 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/14/2011 Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL

Metal Blade Records recently teamed up with Blue Calypso to say thanks to UNEARTH‘s fans through a loyalty program via Calyp, Blue Calypso’s free loyalty and rewards program available online, iTunes and Android Market. UNEARTH fans who are interested can join Calyp by downloading the free App and “endorse” the band by sharing UNEARTH‘s campaigns with friends through personal texts, posts and tweets. For their participation fans earn cash from Calyp along with VIP perks and band related prizes from the label and others. UNEARTH will be the first on Metal Blade’s roster to be a part of the program, with the label promoting the band’s upcoming record Darkness In The Light and their performance on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

So what exactly is Calyp? It is a free App that fans can download on their Smartphones that allows them to receive points and be entered into drawings for VIP perks and prizes just by doing what fans of bands already do, share posts with friends via Facebook posts, Tweets, and text messages. And don’t worry; spammers will not be tolerated through this system as it was developed with the fans in mind so if someone abuses the program they will be removed.

Working towards the goal of rewarding fans for helping out their favorite bands, Metal Blade and Blue Calypso have teamed up with UNEARTH‘s merch company Merch Now and Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour producers 4Fini Inc for some killer prizes. UNEARTH‘s Calyp program will last throughout the summer giving fans the chance to win some cool items like signed CDs and DVDs, discounts on UNEARTH merch, tickets to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and the chance to win a BBQ with the band at one of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival stops. To learn more about the Calyp App go here: http://calyp.com/

Darkness In The Light is currently streaming in its entirety via Alternative Press Magazine’s website. To check it out, point your browser HERE.