Unearth have officially added drummer Nick Pierce to the fold.
The band announced Pierce’s addition via press release.
“Fans that have seen Unearth live on their recent trips to Alaska, Japan and on their U.S. and Canadian tour with Chimaira, may have noticed a new face on stage,” the band says. “The guy behind the kit has been none other than up-and-coming drummer, Nick Pierce.”
Nick Pierce is a self taught drummer who’s been playing since age 10, the band says.
“He grew up playing for local bands in the Seattle/Tacoma area (Culling the Weak, Eterna Nocturna, Embalmed) as well as L.A.-based band The Faceless. Nick first sat in behind the kit for Unearth in May of 2011 during their two show trip to Alaska,” the press release reads.
“Nick is a beast of a drummer and a great guy to hang with,” commented Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps. “I look forward to jamming with him around the world for years to come.”
Guitarist Buz McGrath compliments Pierce and says he has a “Great attitude, energy and the knowledge that we can throw the most insane riffs at him and he can create and adequately perform next level beats for said riffs makes it a little easier to sleep at night.”
Said Nick Pierce: “I’ve been a fan of Unearth for many years and I’m excited to shred with a great group of guys and support our fans.”