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Underoath split: “It’sheartbreaking for all of us”

After a series of lineup changes Floridian metalcore crew Underoath have split up ending their seven album, fifteen-year career.

Underoath will sign off with a career retrospective album Anthology 1999-2013, which will include two new tracks ‘Sunburnt’ and ‘Unsound’, and will announce details of a 2013 farewell tour next week. Their last album 2010’s Ø (Disambiguation) was their first LP recorded without any of the band’s original members following the departure of founding member, drummer and vocalist Aaron Gillespie.

Breaking the news to fans, lead vocalist Spencer Chamberlain says that the decision was “heartbreaking for all of us but all good things must come to an end.” Chamberlain says that the decision wasn’t a quick one but the band members feel that it’s time to move on. “It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly,” he explained. Keyboardist Chris Dudley says that this is a “bittersweet moment” for the band and stressed that the group “really wanted to just go out on the highest note possible”.

Regular Australian visitors, Underoath were part of the Taste of Chaos lineup in 2006 with Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Anti-Flag, Parkway Drive and returned for headline tours in 2007 and 2008 and a visit supporting A day To Remember last year. Underoath also graced the Soundwave Festival lineup twice joining the bill in 2009 and earlier this year.

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lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

After 15 years, seven albums, Grammy and Dove award nominations and 1.3 million albums sold, the metalcore band Underoath has announced they are calling it a day. The band will release a retrospective album ‘Anthology 1999-2013′ on Nov. 6 via Solid State Records.

“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 compilation will include songs from all of Underoath’s albums, from 1999′s ‘Act of Depression’ through 2010’s ‘Ø (Disambiguation)’. In addition to previously released material, the collection also includes two newly recorded songs: ‘Sunburnt’ and ‘Unsound,’ the final material recorded by the band.

Fans will get a chance to see Underoath one last time, as they are planning a farewell tour. “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,” Dudley continues. “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.”

More information about the farewell tour, which will embark in 2013, will be announced soon.

“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.”

Quicky

Quicky said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

A tad disappointed. Well at least I got to see them live :)

thereisnokevin

thereisnokevin said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

thrice, alexis, underoath...the kings of the 2000s scene bow out on a high note. just when they were getting comfortable with their new sound too! rip u�

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

They shouldn't have continued without Aaron. I hope he comes back for these shows.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

way to steal my thread thread stealer .In later news hawthorne heights are touring, fuck yeah can't wait to get my mosh on to ohio is for lovers, black mi eyez

Kelz5359

Kelz5359 said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

Boo. Loved everything these guys did, even though they technically haven't been 'Underoath' for ages now... Will be awesome to see them perform one last time next year.

On a side note: that video is awesome.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

I want to see a final show, have enjoyed every time I've seen them live. Sadness :'(