Contemporary extreme metal band Emmure have recruited ex-Bury Your Dead member Mark Costillo to fill the band's vacant drummer slot. The stickman is making his studio debut with the band on their as-yet-untitled fifth album, which producer Joey Sturgis is currently tracking.

"Mark Costillo has been a good friend for a few years now," said guitarist Jesse Ketive. "Mark heard through the grapevine that Emmure needed a helping hand, so at that point I chatted with him about possibly recording our new CD and playing some shows. After jamming the set a few times, we all decided that Mark was the perfect fit for us and undoubtedly should be our new drummer. He is the upmost professional and his work on the new effort in going to really help us bring everything to another level."

Costillo replaced Michael Kaabe, who was fired from the band in October 2011 due to personal and professional differences -- despite being Ketive's stepbrother. Costillo played with Bury Your Dead from 2001 to 2002, but left to join Between the Buried and Me. He played on the band's 2003 album 'The Silent Circus,' but left to return to Bury Your Dead, whom he played with on five albums, including 2011's 'Mosh N' Roll.'

Emmure will launch a North American tour with We Came as Romans and Blessthefall. Dates begin March 9 in Covington, Ky., and run through April 13 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Emmure Tour Dates:

3/09     Madison Theatre     Covington, KY
3/10     The Masquerade     Atlanta, GA
3/11     Revolution     Fort Lauderdale, FL
3/12     The Plaza Theatre     Orlando, FL
3/13     The Ritz Ybor     Tampa, FL
3/14     White Rabbit      San Antonio, TX
3/15     White Rabbit     San Antonio, TX
3/17     Quicktrip Park     Grand Prairie, TX
3/20     Venue of Scottdale     Scottsdale, AZ
3/21     Soma     San Diego, CA
3/22     The Grove of Anaheim     Anaheim, CA
3/23     House of Blues     West Hollywood, CA
3/24     Golden State Halll     Bakersfield, CA
3/25     Regency Ballroom     San Francisco, CA
3/27     Hawthorne Theatre     Portland, OR
3/28     El Corazon     Seattle, WA
3/30     Salt Air     Salt Lake City, UT
3/31     The Summit Music Hall     Denver, CO
4/01     Granada     Lawrence, KS
4/02     Cabooze     Minneapolis, MN
4/03     Mojoes     Joliet, IL
4/04     The Orbit Room     Grand Rapids, MI
4/05     Opera House Concert Venue     Toronto, Canada
4/06     La Tulipe     Montreal, Canada
4/07     Palladium     Worcester, MA
4/09     Port City Music Hall     Portland, ME
4/11     Theatre of Living Arts     Philadelphia, PA
4/12     Ram's Head Live     Baltimore, MD
4/13     Club Zoo     Pittsburgh, PA