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VoidFlame
10-02-2012, 10:34 AM
from facebook:

Underoath announce plans to disband, set date for Anthology 1999 – 2013 release with two brand new songs and announcing farewell tour next week.

Press Release Below

Groundbreaking metalcore act UNDERØATH are formally announcing their plans to disband following a remarkable 15-year career that made a monumental impact on millions of fans and forever changed the face of heavy music.

“It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly,” says vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. “These have been the best years of my entire life, and I owe that to every single person who ever supported this band along the way. This wasn’t a quick decision by any means. It’s just time for us to move on.”

The band is closing an era during which it served as a pillar of the heavy music scene. UNDERØATH formed an indelible bond with their massive fan base through relentless touring in front of sellout audiences on six continents, as well as the early adoption and mastery of social networking that helped bridge the divide between band and fan - resulting in the band becoming one of the first with 1 million ‘likes’ on Facebook as well as a tally of more than 70 million plays on MySpace.

The Tampa, Florida-based group released seven acclaimed albums in total – including the Gold-certified mid-2000s releases They're Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line – that collectively yielded several groundbreaking videos, Grammy and Dove Award nominations and total sales in excess of 1.3 million units.

On the road to becoming one of hard rock’s biggest success stories, UNDERØATH created a deep and enduring culture surrounding its music and message and became that rarest of things in the music world: a band that actually meant something, to millions of fans around the globe.

UNDERØATH will cap its incredible run with the release of a career retrospective album, Anthology 1999-2013 – released November 6 on Solid State Records. With tracks culled from their 1999 debut, Act of Depression, through the instant classics on 2010’s Ø (Disambiguation), Anthology 1999-2013 is an essential collection of songs that celebrates the evolution of this seminal band.
Pushing Anthology 1999-2013 beyond a mere retrospective, the release gives fans one last chance to hear newly recorded material in the form of new tracks “Sunburnt” and “Unsound.” Recorded with longtime producer Matt Goldman, the two new songs represent the final material recorded by the band.

"Over the past decade or so of our lives, we have been able to live a dream traveling the world, playing music that excites us, and meeting more amazing people than we could have ever fathomed," says keyboardist Chris Dudley. "This couldn't be a more bittersweet moment for us. We have accomplished more, met more friends, seen more places and have just done more than we could have ever imagined, and we really wanted to just go out on the highest note possible. That's why we have put together a group of great friends and musicians for what will be our final tour ever. We are taking every moment of this tour as an opportunity to say goodbye to you all, as well as celebrate what has taken place over all these years. The love we have and the debt of gratitude that we owe to all of you is not able to be measured in any way."

That farewell tour will commence in 2013, featuring fan-favorite songs that span the entirety of UNDERØATH’s career. Further details to be announced next week.

“We don’t take this very lightly and it’s heartbreaking for all of us,” Chamberlain says of the band’s announcement, “but all good things must come to an end. We love all of you and hope to see you again soon.”

Track Listing
1. Sunburnt
2. Unsound
3. In Division
4. Catch Myself Catching Myself
5. Paper Lung
6. Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
7. Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear
8. In Regards To Myself
9. You're Ever So Inviting
10. Writing On The Walls
11. A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White
12. Reinventing Your Exit
13. It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door
14. I've Got Ten Friends And A Crowbar That Says You Ain't Gonna Do Jack
15. When The Sun Sleeps
16. Cries Of The Past
17. Heart Of Stone

illuminatus917
10-02-2012, 10:46 AM
If they had written an entire album of "Desolate Earth :: The End Is Here" type material, it might have actually been good.

elturtleboy
10-02-2012, 10:52 AM
:party:

street_burial
10-02-2012, 10:54 AM
kind of makes me sad

mankvill
10-02-2012, 10:56 AM
OH NO!

mastodon421
10-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Their stuff with Dallas Taylor is pretty decent, but everything else sucked.

hiddenzombie013
10-02-2012, 11:04 AM
Damn, what a bummer. On a positive note (for me), since they're a Tampa-based band, there's a 99% chance that their last show will be here like 20 minutes away from me, so I would be able to say I saw their last show ever. That would be quite awesome, especially if they have a DVD of it too. Regardless, I would definitely go to this show.

elturtleboy
10-02-2012, 11:10 AM
OH NO!

*hi-five*

300%_Density
10-02-2012, 11:21 AM
I stopped reading after reading the word "groundbreaking". Mostly because I fell out of my chair laughing.

MPF
10-02-2012, 12:12 PM
OH NO!

I KNOW!

TonyD
10-02-2012, 12:16 PM
following a remarkable 15-year career that made a monumental impact on millions of fans and forever changed the face of heavy music.
oh really?

John The Drummer
10-02-2012, 12:27 PM
:party:

:party: :party:

AnataFan4Life
10-02-2012, 12:35 PM
:party::rocker::light::drool::D:dance:

dcmetal108
10-02-2012, 12:56 PM
oh really?

Yes, I mean without them metal wouldn't be what it is today. They shaped metal into the sound it is. Without them we have nothing but Miley Cyrus and Lil Wayne.

Anyway never got into the band but I'd check out the farewell show since I have friends who say they are good live.

MPF
10-02-2012, 01:01 PM
Yes, I mean without them metal wouldn't be what it is today. They shaped metal into the sound it is. Without them we have nothing but Miley Cyrus and Lil Wayne.

:lol: Yeah, bands like Anaal Nathrakh, Torche, Scale The Summit, and Alcest would have never existed without songs like It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door.

XDoomsayerX
10-02-2012, 01:45 PM
People just make these threads for bash fests....

On a related note, I will def check this farewell tour good,fun live band.

BloodoftheKings
10-02-2012, 01:47 PM
I thought these guys already broke up. Maybe i'm just thinking of some other shit band from the myspace emo era.

following a remarkable 15-year career that made a monumental impact on millions of fans and forever changed the face of heavy music.

http://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/sp/image/1340/01/1340013648476.jpg

treghet
10-02-2012, 01:48 PM
Kind of crazy that the biggest metalcore band is calling it quits. I wonder what that will mean for the rest of the genre.

Bergman101
10-02-2012, 06:14 PM
This sucks. I've been a fan of Underoath since only chasing safety. I've seen em twice before but I'd like to see them again one last time.

RampinUp46
10-03-2012, 07:38 AM
I'm okay with this.

:party: :party:

:party: :party: :party:

hiddenzombie013
10-09-2012, 08:21 AM
Underoath have announced the dates of their final tour with support coming from mewithoutYou, As Cities Burn and letlive. Dates can be found below.

1/16/13 - Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
1/17/13 - Irving Plaza New York, NY
1/18/13 - Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
1/19/13 - Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
1/20/13 - Metro Chicago, IL
1/22/13 - House of Blues Dallas, TX
1/23/13 - House of Blues Houston, TX
1/25/13 - Masquerade Atlanta, GA
1/26/13 - Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL

I knew their final show would be in Tampa. I'll be there, if anything just to say I was there.

street_burial
10-09-2012, 08:28 AM
Philly is too far :bouville::bouville::bouville::bouville::bouville: :bouville::bouville:

imanidiot777
10-09-2012, 09:02 AM
Kind of crazy that the biggest metalcore band is calling it quits. I wonder what that will mean for the rest of the genre.

I would argue that As I Lay Dying is a bigger metalcore band.

And good riddance to Underoath!

dcmetal108
10-09-2012, 10:54 AM
I mean over the last few years has Underoath even done anything big?

300%_Density
10-09-2012, 11:14 AM
I mean over the last few years has Underoath even done anything big?

Outside of finally deciding to break up............No

mastodon421
10-09-2012, 11:21 AM
I am guessing you guys didn't get the heavy sarcasm in treghet's post. He was making fun of the press release where it said they were one of the biggest and most important bands in metal.

mankvill
10-09-2012, 11:32 AM
Outside of finally deciding to break up............No

I remember they were on some tour with a bunch of bands that was either them headlining or As I Lay Dying headlining some dates that also had BTBAM on it for some reason. There was an off-date at the Granada with BTBAM and I won tix. Went for BTBAM, it was their last show of the year, then left. :D

mastodon421
10-09-2012, 11:36 AM
I remember they were on some tour with a bunch of bands that was either them headlining or As I Lay Dying headlining some dates that also had BTBAM on it for some reason. There was an off-date at the Granada with BTBAM and I won tix. Went for BTBAM, it was their last show of the year, then left. :D

As I Lay Dying headlined, Underoath played right before them.

treghet
10-09-2012, 11:37 AM
I am guessing you guys didn't get the heavy sarcasm in treghet's post. He was making fun of the press release where it said they were one of the biggest and most important bands in metal.

I said metalcore, not metal. Yes, As I Lay Dying is bigger than they are right now, but around 2007 Underoath was huge. It seemed like nearly every high school girl was into them.

From Wikipedia about Define the Great Line:

"The album sold very well and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling over 98,000 copies in its first week. Within a week of its release it became the highest charting Christian album on the Billboard 200 since 1997.[14] On November 11, 2006 the album was certified gold by the RIAA, confirming the sale of over 500,000 copies."

mastodon421
10-09-2012, 11:46 AM
I said metalcore, not metal. Yes, As I Lay Dying is bigger than they are right now, but around 2007 Underoath was huge. It seemed like nearly every high school girl was into them.

From Wikipedia about Define the Great Line:

"The album sold very well and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling over 98,000 copies in its first week. Within a week of its release it became the highest charting Christian album on the Billboard 200 since 1997.[14] On November 11, 2006 the album was certified gold by the RIAA, confirming the sale of over 500,000 copies."

Yeah your dead-on that. When I was a sophomore in high school, A lot of girls who didn't even like other bands like them liked Underoath. I remember seeing them at Mayhem 08 and the amount of people that were for them was staggering. There was probably more people there for them than any other band besides Slipknot and Disturbed.

mankvill
10-09-2012, 12:00 PM
2007? Try 2004. They were huge when I was in junior high. They were probably responsible for the huge explosion of christian metalcore that midwestern teens just ate up.

treghet
10-09-2012, 12:13 PM
2007? Try 2004. They were huge when I was in junior high. They were probably responsible for the huge explosion of christian metalcore that midwestern teens just ate up.

Define the Great Line was much bigger than They're Only Chasing Safety. 2006-2007 was their peak.

mankvill
10-09-2012, 12:17 PM
Define the Great Line was much bigger than They're Only Chasing Safety. 2006-2007 was their peak.

Not for me at ALL. I saw THIS (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/Underoath-Theyre_Only_Chasing_Safety.jpg) fucking album cover EVERYWHERE. Shirts, posters, in lockers...hung up EVERYWHERE in junior high and high school.

How old are you? I'm wondering if maybe it's kinda like a generation-gap type thing. :lol:

treghet
10-09-2012, 12:23 PM
19. It's not a generation gap though. I'm not saying they weren't already incredibly popular at that time, but look at the numbers.

They're Only Chasing Safety took seven years to go gold. Define the Great Line only took six months. They're Only Chasing Safety peaked the Billboard 200 at 101. Define the Great Line peaked at number 2.

mankvill
10-09-2012, 12:27 PM
19. It's not a generation gap though. I'm not saying they weren't already incredibly popular at that time, but look at the numbers.

They're Only Chasing Safety took seven years to go gold. Define the Great Line only took six months. They're Only Chasing Safety peaked the Billboard 200 at 101. Define the Great Line peaked at number 2.

Oh, I know that their other stuff might have been more popular, but They're Only Chasing Safety was a fucking phenomenon at that time. Never again would I see so much Underoath shit and, to me, their popularity started trailing off after that.

hiddenzombie013
10-09-2012, 12:58 PM
I'm 20 and I also thought that 06-07 was their peak. That said, everyone I knew who loved them knew They're Only Chasing Safety by heart too, so they definitely had a strong following from 04-08. After that, they definitely fell off. I would say after Aaron left, although I suppose their last album was pretty popular.

illuminatus917
10-09-2012, 07:30 PM
huge explosion of christian metalcore that midwestern teens just ate up.

Make that southeastern teens too. And southeastern young adults / kids in their 20's. It was really bad when I was in high school.