UNSEA Ink Deal With Relapse Records

Wednesday, 14th May 2014

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Pacific Northwest death/doom/sludge quartet UNSEA. Formed in 2011, UNSEA (Zeke Rogers – drums, Joel Williams – bass / vocals, Johnny Lovingood – guitar, Justin Cory – guitar / vocals) released their self-titled debut via Orca Wolf Records in 2013 (full stream below).

Now the band has entered Haywire Studios with Jared “Fester” See to record their sophomore full-length and Relapse debut, which is planned for a late 2014 release.

The group commented on the signing: “We are stoked and honored to sign with Relapse and join the ranks of fellow heavy acts (and buddies) Cough, Indian, Inter Arma, Primitive Man, Christian Mistress, Nux Vomica, Lord Dying, and so many more. Relapse has put out some incredible, seriously solid heavy albums over the past 20 plus years and we couldn’t be happier having them release our next album. On top of that, everyone at Relapse has been awesome and supportive and couldn’t be nicer folks.”

Additionally, UNSEA will be hitting the road in August for a short run of West Coast dates that includes dates with Lycus and Bell Witch. The tour is in support of their upcoming split 7” with Germany’s Ruins, to be released on Halo Of Flies Records in North America and Twisted Chords in Europe.

UNSEA tour dates:

May
22 – Portland, OR – Star Theatre (with Jex Thoth & Witch Mountain)

June
15 – Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge (with Augurs, TomxHanks & Pleasure Cross)

July
9 – Portland, OR – East End (with Lycus, Hungers & Satyress)

August
12 – Seattle, WA – Highline (with Fórn, Serial Hawk)
13 – Portland, OR – Slabtown (with Fórn, Chasma)
14 – Chico, CA – Cafe Coda (with Fórn, Funerary, Amarok)
15-16 – Oakland, CA – Dead Fest @ Oakland Metro (with Bell Witch, Nausea,Theories)
17 – Santa Cruz, CA – Witch House (with Fórn, Augurs, Abstractor)
18 – San Luis Obispo, CA – TBA (with Augurs, Blood Moon, Lycus)
19 – Los Angeles, CA – East 7th Street Warehouse (with Augurs, Destroy Judas, Exhausted Prayer)
20 – San Diego, CA – Till Two Club (with Augurs, Age Of Collapse)
21 – Ventura, CA – Billy O’s (with Augurs, Sutratma, Blasting Concept)
22 – Oakland, CA – First Church of the Buzzard (with Augurs, Lycus)
23 – Eugene, OR – TBA