The March (album)

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The March
Studio album by Unearth
Released October 14, 2008 (2008-10-14)
Studio see Studios
Genre Metalcore
Length 37:14
Label Metal Blade
Producer Adam Dutkiewicz
Unearth chronology
III: In the Eyes of Fire
The March
Darkness In The Light
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 3.5/5 stars[1]
AbsolutePunk 7.6/10[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3] 8/10[4]
Exclaim! favorable[5]
PopMatters 5/10[6]

The March is the fourth studio album by American metalcore band Unearth. The album was released on October 14, 2008, through Metal Blade Records.[7] The album is a concept album and has a theme of "symbolizing both the evil and hopeful sides of humanity." This is also their only album with drummer Derek Kerswill

Album information[edit]

The album is a concept album as it represents both the evil and the hopeful sides of humanity. Lead singer Trevor Phipps discusses this idea:

The album was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, who had also worked the band's previous albums, The Stings of Conscience and The Oncoming Storm.

A version of the song, "The Chosen" originally appeared on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters soundtrack.

The album art was designed by Sons of Nero.[9]

The album debuted at #45 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with first week sales of just under 11,000 copies.[10] Billboard later showed that "The March", as of early 2009, has sold over 100,000 units worldwide.

The song "Grave of Opportunity" is available as a free downloadable track for the popular console game Guitar Hero World Tour.

Also "We Are Not Anonymous" served as a downloadable content for the Rock Band series on the Rock Band Network Store for 160 Microsoft Points (Xbox Live)


All lyrics written by Trevor Phipps, all music composed by Unearth.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "My Will Be Done"     3:37
2. "Hail the Shrine"     3:58
3. "Crow Killer"     3:17
4. "Grave of Opportunity"     3:53
5. "We are not Anonymous"     3:04
6. "The March"     3:29
7. "Cutman"     3:12
8. "The Chosen"     3:53
9. "Letting Go"   Phipps, Derek Kerswill 4:43
10. "Truth or Consequence"   Phipps, John Maggard 4:10
Total length:
  • "Our Callous Skin" fades at 3:12, followed by silence until 3:40 at which point white noise can be heard, which then slowly fades in and becomes increasingly louder. Finally, the white noise stops abruptly and a hidden track entitled "Silence Caught the Stubborn Tongue" begins at 5:41, which continues, for the remainder of the album. On the original North American release, the hidden track follows "Truth or Consequences".

Special Edition Bonus DVD[edit]

A "Special Edition" of the album (with slip cover) was released on Nov 10th, 2009. It includes a bonus DVD, which is over 80 minutes long. It contains 3 documentaries, 4 live videos, 3 official music videos, and 5 webisodes (originally streamed online during the album's recording). As a special promotion by Metal Blade Records, those who pre-ordered the album would receive an autographed copy (while supplies lasted).[11][dead link]

Bonus DVD contents

  • The Documentaries
"Making The March"
"The Three Day March"
"Gig Life" 2009
  • The Videos
- Live at Wacken 2008 -
"This Glorious Nightmare
"My Heart Bleeds No Longer"
"Black Hearts Now Reign"
"The Great Dividers"
"My Will Be Done" (Music Video)
"Grave Of Opportunity (Music Video)
"Crowkiller" (Music Video)
  • Webisodes
Preproduction with Adam D (Part 1)
Preproduction with Adam D (Part 2)
Recording Guitars
Recording Vocals
Recording Back Up Vocals with Norma Jean


Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[9]


Additional musicians
  • Cory Brandan (Norma Jean) – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Chris Day (Norma Jean) – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Scottie Henry (ex-Norma Jean) – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Jake Schultz (ex-Norma Jean) – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Pat O'Donnell – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Wes Pannell – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"


  • Zing Recording Studios, Westfield, MA – drums
  • System Recordings, Grafton, MA – vocals, guitars, bass
  • Backstage Recording Studios, UK – mixing, mastering


Chart (2008) Peak
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[12] 106
US Billboard 200[13] 45
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[14] 4
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[16] 16
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[17] 11


  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Unearth - The March Review". Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Beringer, Drew. "Unearth - The March - Album Review -". Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Prato, Greg. The March at AllMusic. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Ogle, Ryan. "CD Reviews - The March Unearth -". Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ Synyard, Dave (November 2008). "Unearth - The March • Metal Reviews •". Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ Savanadasa, Rajith (January 21, 2009). "Unearth: The March - PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ Unearth’s "The March" Complete SMN News. Retrieved on July 31, 2008
  8. ^ UNEARTH: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed - July 30, 2008 Retrieved on July 31, 2008
  9. ^ a b Sons of Nero: Unearth - The March Sons of Retrieved on October 25, 2008
  10. ^ "UNEARTH: 'The March' First-Week Sales Revealed". 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  11. ^ "UNEARTH 'THE MARCH' SPECIAL EDITION". Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  12. ^ "アンアースのアルバム売上ランキング - ORICON STYLE". 
  13. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Unearth.
  14. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Unearth.
  15. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Unearth.
  16. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Unearth.
  17. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Unearth.

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