Underoath

underoathUnderoath is an American Grammy Award-nominated metalcore band originally formed on November 30, 1997 in Ocala, Florida, but since then, the new members that joined were from Tampa, Florida. Tampa is now where they say they are from. The band’s line-up consists entirely of Christian members. They are currently signed with Solid State Records, a subsidiary of Tooth and Nail Records, and are the label’s most popular group.

After several line-up changes, it’s only original member is drummer Aaron Gillespie. During the band’s early years, when they were fronted by former vocalist Dallas Taylor, Underoath displayed a more deathcore sound with their music, with the exception of clean vocals, and the usage of double-bass drums and breakdowns. With Taylor, they released Act of Depression, Cries of the Past, and The Changing of Times. Following his departure, Spencer Chamberlain became lead vocalist. The band then released They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line, gaining a certified gold rating and the highest-charting Christian album on The Billboard 200 since 1997, respectively. These two albums have given them more mainstream and commercial success.

Other Information

  • Origin: Ocala, Florida, USA
  • Genres: Deathcore (early), Metalcore, Alternative metal (later)
  • Years active: 1997 – present
  • Labels: Solid State Records, Tooth & Nail Records, Takehold Records
  • Associated acts: This Runs Through, Break Out The Shotguns, The Almost, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, At the Wake, Life Among the Living, Sleeping By the Riverside, Sullivan
  • Website: http://www.underoath777.com
  • Members:
  1. Spencer Chamberlain – Screaming vocals, additional guitars
  2. Timothy McTague – lead guitar, backing vocals
  3. Grant Brandell – bass guitar
  4. James Smith – rhythm guitar
  5. Christopher Dudley – keyboards, synthesizers
  6. Aaron Gillespie – clean vocals, drums

Videos

Releases

  • Act of Depression (1999)
  • Cries of the Past (2000)
  • The Changing of Times (2002)
  • They’re Only Chasing Safety (2004)
  • Define the Great Line (2006)
  • 777 (2007) – DVD
  • Survive, Kaleidoscope (2008) – DVD
  • Lost in the Sound of Separation (2008)

Links

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~ by molco on May 29, 2009.

One Response to “Underoath”

  1. Underoath is a hell yeah band! great records from then til now..

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