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Underoath has been writing material for a new album as of late and will enter the studio next month to track the effort. The band will record in Atlanta, GA for five weeks with Matt Goldman (As Cities Burn, Copeland) and Adam Dutkiewicz (of Killswitch Engage) engineering and producing. The group comments:
"Those dudes are some of the best guys to work with in music period. We have eight songs done right now and they are coming along really well. Some of the heaviest stuff we have ever written, as well as some of the most experimental. I think you will all enjoy it when it's done and we'll be making sure to keep all of you in the loop."
The World's Strongest Man, the ultimate strongman competition, is an annual made-for-TV event shown in 11 episodes on ESPN, in which top athletes from around the world engage in super-human acts of strength and stamina. Broadcast of the 2008 series will begin in December 2007 and end in February 2008, with each of the episodes being repeated throughout the year. The songs on the soundtrack album will be featured in the 2008 season of The World's Strongest Man program.
Hard rock and metal artists included on the soundtrack include the likes of 12 Stones, Korn, Seether, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, Underoath, Submersed, Mastodon and Hurt.
Wind-up Records and IMG Media have announced the release of the inaugural soundtrack for “The World’s Strongest Man” franchise, airing on ESPN and ESPN2. The title will be available exclusively through Amazon upon release on December 18th, and the track listing is as follows:
01. 12 Stones - “Adrenaline”
02. Korn - “Hold On”
03. Seether - “Out Of My Way”
04. Hatebreed - “Never Let It Die”
05. Shadows Fall - “Redemption”
06. Every Time I Die - “We’rewolf”
07. Underoath - “Writing On The Walls”
08. Submersed - “Better Think Again”
09. Mastodon - “The Wolf Is Loose”
10. Hurt - “Ten Ton Brick”
11. Bruce Aronson - “Strongman”
With Underoath currently on a headlining U.S. tour in support of their gold certified third album, 'Define The Great Line,' the band was forced to make a drastic decision at a gig in Las Vegas due to a hand injury to drummer and vocalist Aaron Gillespie. Gillespie, who had to undergo emergency surgery to treat the infection, had a hand in bringing in drummer Kenny Bozich of The Almost, which is also Aaron's other band as well.
As Bozich was preparing to head up in the mountains of Utah, the band contacted him in just enough time to catch a flight to Las Vegas that landed 25 minutes before the band was to go on stage at The House of Blues. While Bozich only had enough time to listen to songs on his iPod on the flight to Vegas and talk with the band briefly before hitting the stage, the band was able to perform a strong set since Bozich knew the material being a fan of the band for a long time.
Underoath had this to say on how Kenny did as a replacement.
"Surprisingly really smooth. The guy, I'm sure you've already talked about him, Kenny, has been doing an amazing job and he just seriously flew in and nailed it and he's been doing awesome. So it's definitely awesome that we didn't have to cancel that we were able to pull it off with his help. We miss Aaron of course, but you know."
So what exactly was wrong with Aaron's hand?
"He basically had a blister and he woke up and he said that his finger was really hurting and he went to the doctor and they said that they think he has some sort of rare or not rare, some sort of infection in his finger. He ended up getting the side of his finger all cut and gauze stuck in there and they're trying to drain the infection out of it and I believe they got it all out yesterday and he needs about four days of recovery and he should be back when we do the Portland show."
The band is currently on a 37 city headlining tour and if all goes well Aaron plans on getting behind the kick with the band once again at their show October 9th in Portland, Oregon. Aaron's hand injury and subsequent surgery were captured by the video crew that is currently traveling with Underoath for the bands upcoming documentary and concert film. Underoath plans to record their first major multi camera DVD at their upcoming show Halloween weekend October 28th in Philadelphia. Fans can expect the live CD/DVD release to hit the street early next year. Currently Underoath have dates booked throughout the U.S. until November 6th in Orlando, Florida.
Underoath have been filming shows on their current tour. This is for a planned documentary film.
Dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Underoath, Poison The Well, Every Time I Die, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster tour. Here are the latest tour dates:
9/22 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
9/23 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
9/24 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
9/25 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
9/26 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
9/28 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
9/29 Irivne, CA @ Cornerstone Festival - Oak Canyon Ranch
9/30 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas
10/1 Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
10/3 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG
10/6 Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
10/7 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
10/9 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
10/10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/11 Boise, ID @ The Big Easy
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/13 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
10/15 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
10/16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
10/18 St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
10/19 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
10/20 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
10/21 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/23 Buffalo, NY @ Evolution
10/24 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre, Times Square
10/25 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/26 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/29 Washington DC @ 930 Club
10/30 Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live!
11/1 Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
11/5 Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
11/6 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Underoath wrapped up their "Dirty South Tour" back in May, which also includes Norma Jean and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.
A trailer for Underoath's upcoming "777" DVD outing can be found online here. The effort is due in stores on July 17th.
Underoath will be releasing a live DVD entitled "777" on July 17th. According the press release, the outing "includes never-before-seen footage from the band's major 2006-2007 tours that encompass the Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos International and Bamboozle Festivals as well as intimate shows spanning the last two years. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes clips from several world tours and backstage home videos as well as a "Making Of" documentary for the group's current video "You're Ever So Inviting" that was filmed in Sweden earlier this year. 777 includes select songs from the group's "MySpace Secret Show" live performance shot on location in Tampa, FL on June 20, 2006, the launch date of UNDEROATH's ground-breaking third album DEFINE THE GREAT LINE. 777 was produced by Michelle Caputo and directed by Shannon Hartman of Art and Industry (Bastards Of Young)."
Underoath will headline the "Dirty South Tour" which also includes Norma Jean and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. As I Lay Dying are slated for two Atlanta dates as well. Tour dates include:
May 13th in Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
May 14th in Columbia, SC @ Headliners Music Hall
May 15th in Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ As I Lay Dying
May 16th in Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ As I Lay Dying
May 17th in Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
May 19th in Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
May 20th in Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
May 21st in New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 23rd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
When an event has been around for 13 years, it's usually time to shake things up. And while Ozzfest chose to do that by going free, the Vans Warped tour opted to piece together one of its most diverse rosters to date. While not a metal tour, it does feature a hand full of heavier metalcore and screamo bands, most notably Norma Jean, As I Lay Dying, Funeral For A Friend, Haste The Day, Parkway Drive, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.
The tour, which will kick off June 28 at Chula Vista, California's Coors Amphitheater, is currently slated to play 45 shows through an August 25 date in Los Angeles with a lineup that includes Coheed and Cambria, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Cute Is What We Aim For, Bayside and Canadian rapper K-os.
Among the other groups that will be on the road with Warped all summer are Amber Pacific, Circa Survive, Tiger Army, Escape the Fate, Hot Rod Circuit, Big D and the Kids Table, Paramore, Gallows, the Matches, the Fabulous Rudies, Meg and Dia, All Time Low, Bleed the Dream, the Unseen, Spill Canvas, Evaline, Bless the Fall, Boys Like Girls, My American Heart, Vincent Black Shadow, Throw the Fight and Pepper.
Tour founder Kevin Lyman said he had plenty of options to choose from when putting together the roster. "We received over 4,000 submissions, so in booking the tour this year I felt that a diverse lineup was in order," he said in a press release announcing the dates. "The tour has always been a place to explore and discover new music. This year's lineup has old school, emo, punk, screamo, hip-hop, more ska than you have seen in a long time and everything in between. If you're open-minded, this will be a great show."
Members of the online Warped community will get their annual shot at Internet presale tickets starting April 1, where they'll be offered a ticket and a copy of the Warped Tour double-disc compilation for $19.99.
Among the other acts scheduled to play select dates are: A Static Lullaby, the Actual, Agent Orange, Alesana, Alkaline Trio, the Almost, Anberlin, As Cities Burn, As I Lay Dying, the Automatic, Biffy Clyro, the Briefs, the Briggs, Buck O Nine, Cinematic Sunrise, the Confession, the Dear and Departed, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Envy on the Coast, the Fall of Troy, Family Force 5, Fishbone, Flogging Molly, the Fold, Funeral for a Friend, the Graduate, Haste the Day, Hawthorne Heights, Human Abstract, I Am Ghost, Madina Lake, Mayday Parade, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, New Year's Day, Norma Jean, Parkway Drive, Pennywise, Pistolita, Play Radio Play, POS, Poison the Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Set Your Goals, So They Say, the Starting Line, Straylight Run, Supernova, the Toasters, Underoath, the Used, Valencia, The Vandals and Yellowcard.
More bands and dates are expected to be added in coming months.
Vans Warped Tour 2007 dates, according to the tour's spokesperson, are as follows: More...
Following a sold-out Canadian tour and shows in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan on the Taste of Chaos international trek, UNDEROATH are gearing up for a Spring U.S. tour. The critically acclaimed sextet will launch a seven-week nationwide tour with Taking Back Sunday and Armor For Sleep on February 22.
UNDEROATH's third album, DEFINE THE GREAT LINE, released June 20, 2006 on Tooth and Nail/Solid State, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart is now certified gold.
UNDEROATH just returned from Sweden where they shot two new videos with the avant-garde production team PopCore Films, who also directed the group's smash "Writing On The Walls" clip which received a Grammy nomination for "Best Short Form Music Video." Expect to see the videos for their new single "You're Ever So Inviting" and the upcoming "A Moment Suspended In Time" later this year in conjunction with their fall headlining tour.
In more touring news, after their Spring trek, UNDEROATH will return overseas for an international tour in June. In July and August the group will include Vans Warped Tour performances in the U.S. July 24 through August 10 before launching their nationwide headlining U.S. tour this September.
The initial tour dates for UNDEROATH are as follows: More...
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MTV.com reports: Christian acts Underoath and Switchfoot make the "safe" list issued by Love God's Way, an organization described on its Web site as a "faith-based ministry with the goal of spreading God's love through teaching and healing." They have also posted a sprawling list of artists they believe parents should beware of — those they describe as "gay or propagating a gay message" — which includes Jay-Z, Eminem, Metallica, DMX, the Killers, Lil' Kim, Eagles of Death Metal, Rolling Stones and Nickelback.
This year's Grammy nominations have been announced and here are the relevant ones in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal:
Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
- Lamb Of God - Redneck (Track from: Sacrament)
- Mastodon - Colony Of Birchmen (Track from: Blood Mountain)
- Ministry - Lies, Lies, Lies (Track from: Rio Grande Blood)
- Slayer - Eyes Of The Insane (Track from: Christ Illusion)
- Stone Sour - 30/30-150
Best Hard Rock Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
- Buckcherry - Crazy Bitch
- Nine Inch Nails - Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Track from: With Teeth)
- System Of A Down - Lonely Day (Track from: Hypnotize)
- Tool - Vicarious (Track from: 10,000 Days)
- Wolfmother - Woman (Track from: Wolfmother)
In addition, Joe Satriani was nominated for Super Colossal in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance (for solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only). Underoath was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video (For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.) for their video of "Writing On The Walls." Howard Benson (Every Man For Himself (Hoobastank); Flyleaf (Flyleaf); In With The Out Crowd (Less Than Jake); One-X (Three Days Grace); The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach); Popaganda (Head Automatica); Saosin (Saosin) (A)) was nominated for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical (A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis.).
You can view the massive list of 2006 Grammy nominations for all 108 categories here.
Underoath have announced plans to tour with Taking Back Sunday and Armor for Sleep in February '07. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
February 22nd in State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
February 25th in Birmingham, AL @ Boutwell Auditorium
February 27th in San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
March 1st in Oklahoma City, OK @ Lloyd Noble Center
March 2nd in St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
March 3rd in Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
March 4th in St. Paul, MN @ Myth
March 6th in Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
March 7th in Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
March 8th in Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
March 9th in Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air
March 10th in Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
March 11th in San Bernardino, CA @ Orange Pavilion
March 13th in Irvine, CA @ UCI Bren Events Center
March 14th in San Francisco, CA @ The Concourse
March 15th in San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO University Rec Center
March 16th in Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra
March 17th in Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
March 20th in Edmonton, AB @ Northlands Agricom Arena
March 21st in Calgary, AB @ Stampede Corral
March 22nd in Saskatoon, SK @ Prairieland Park
March 23rd in Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater
March 25th in Thunder Bay, ON @ Community Auditorium
March 27th in Ottawa, ON @ Congress Centre
March 28th in London, ON @ Centennial Hall
March 29th in Toronto, ON @ Arrow Hall
March 30th in Montreal, QC @ Theatre Olympia
April 1st in Albany, NY @ Armory
This past weekend Underoath keyboardist Chris Dudley broke his hand. As such he will be unable to complete the group's tour (which currently finds them in Canada with Silverstein and Moneen). The band's tour manager, Russ Hickman, will fill in for the remainder of the tour, while Dudley will reportedly rejoin the band prior to the Taste Of Chaos International tour.
UnderOath are out with the video to their new single 'In Regards To Myself', from the album 'Define The Great Line'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
As previously reported, Underoath recently dismissed breakup rumors after dropping off of the Warped Tour this summer.
After remaining relatively silent since the dropped off the Warped tour in in late July, Underoath has finally made a cryptic statement about their status as a band and some of the various rumours that surfaced in the aftermath. One of the more popular rumours was the NOFX's Fat Mike had somehow tormented the band to such an extent that the band had left the tour, one that Mike quickly refuted.
Instead, the band left this brief statement:
"Don't belive the rumors, Underoath did not break up, no one has been kicked out or quit or in rehab or any other silly places people are talking about. The dudes are getting ready to do their Canadian tour and then Taste of Choas international and then will do a headline tour in the US after that."
The wildly popular Christian metalcore act is supporting their 2006 full length, Define the Great Line.
With cancellations coming fast and furious, mewithoutYou has dropped off the Warped Tour. Like labelmates Underoath, the band is citing exhaustion, among other things:
"We will not be returning to Warped Tour. There are multiple reasons why... First and foremost being the bus... Our bus is currently in the shop getting some much needed TLC. No bus, no touring. Pretty simple math. Also, Aaron is still nursing his throat and will be back good as ever soon enough."
The pattern developing this year seems to be entirely around newer acts in their first or second runs on the tour. Previous cancellations came from Spitalfield, From First to Last, Gatsbys American Dream, He Is Legend and The Fall of Troy.
Since Underoath announced last week that they'd be leaving the Warped Tour to focus on the bandmembers' friendships, there has been a load of speculation regarding the move. The most popular explanation making the rounds blames NOFX frontman Fat Mike for their departure. Fat chance, Mike said in a statement Monday night. "As much as I do like controversy, there really isn't any to report on this subject," he wrote. "Underoath have left the Warped Tour, and as much as people want to give me credit for that, the truth is they just really needed a break apparently. Some people have suggested that they bailed because I made too much fun of them [for their religious beliefs]. Problem with that theory is that I have made fun of plenty of bands on this tour. I have also taken plenty of jabs at Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims. I feel I am an equal opportunist when it comes to getting laughs from an easy target."
Underoath released a statement on Friday, July 28, stating they are dropping off the Vans Warped Tour to save their friendship. NoFX frontman, Fat Mike, made several comments directed at Underoath and the bands beliefs. Fat Mike was on stage and opened with "most bands on the warped tour this year really aren't that good, like Underoath, not that good. We don't care about our fans, we just want to offend as many people as we can." He later stated "if you are Christian or believe in God like Underoath, i would leave right now because i am trying to offend as many Christians as i can." The song "Idiot, Son of an Asshole" was later dedicated to God.
Upon hearing that Underoath dropped off the Warped Tour, Fat Mike called the band on their bus and apologized for the comments he made and assured the band they were made lightheartedly.