Underoath Announces Plan to Call It A Day
Looks like the Christian metal ship is about to lose its general.
Underoath has announced that they are indeed calling it a day, once and for all, after 15-years of continually pushing the envelope of heavy music.
Here’s vocalist Spencer Chamberlain:
"It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly. 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. We don’t take this very lightly and it’s heartbreaking for all of us but all good things must come to an end. We love all of you and hope to see you again soon."
Underoath led the christian metalcore scene to fame and created a super huge rabid fanbase along the way. Through relentless touring, innovative musical stylings and continous release of their own brand of heavy music, Underoath not only won Christian metal fans over, but also metal and hard rock fans alike. The band released 7 albums total throughout their career with numerous achievements ad awards and also yielded an astounding excess of 1.3M in sales.
Nonetheless, Underoath’s music revolution will forever be stamped in history as breaking new grounds.
Here’s keyboardist Chris Dudley:
"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. 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.”
The Farewell tour is set to start in 2013.
"Anthology 1999-2013" track listing:
01. Sunburnt (new song)
02. Unsound (new song)
03. In Division
04. Catch Myself Catching Myself
05. Paper Lung
06. Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
07. Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear
08. In Regards To Myself
09. 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