Unearth Part Ways With Drummer Derek Kerswill

Derek Kerswill

Derek Kerswill has left Unearth, citing creative differences. That’s cool; Tangents kicks ass anyways, so this was probably a sound move.

“After three plus years of touring the world together and playing on our latest album The March, we have parted ways with drummer Derek Kerswill,” the band says in a statement. “The most notable reason for the split are the creative differences. The time has come for Unearth to write a new album and creating music with a tight unit is the only way we can assure the best collection of songs possible. The differences between Kerswill and the band started off as subtle, but became increasingly obvious over the past few months and it was time for both parties to go their separate ways.”

Damn. I’m sure Unearth will carry on somehow. Unfortunately. “We have shared a ton of great experiences and achieved many of the goals we set for ourselves in the time he was in the band. There is no ill will from either side of this decision and we wish him only the best moving forward.”

On his Facebook page, Kerswill writes that “The rumors are true: I have officially parted ways with Unearth. It was somewhat amicable and no real reason except that we are just not on the same page in terms of moving forward. I am definitely looking for a full-time gig, so please spread the word! I’m ready to throw down some nasty grooves.”

The band will be announcing his replacement shortly, and do not plan on missing any upcoming tour dates.

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