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Underoath Disbanding, Announces Farewell Tour And Anthology Album

Christian metalcore band Underoath is formally announcing plans to disband following the band's 15-year career. “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 Tampa, Florida-based group released seven albums in total – including the Gold-certified mid-2000s releases "They're Only Chasing Safety" and "Define the Great Line" – that collectively yielded Grammy and Dove Award nominations and total sales in excess of 1.3 million units.

Underoath will cap its run with the release of a career retrospective album, "Anthology 1999-2013" this coming November 6th on Solid State Records. With tracks culled from the 1999 debut, "Act of Depression," through 2010’s "Ø (Disambiguation)," the "Anthology 1999-2013" release is an essential collection of songs that celebrates the evolution of the band. The release also 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.

"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 with 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.”

The anthology track listing is:

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

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1. Anonymous writes:

Sad to see them go.

# Oct 2, 2012 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Anonymous writes:

This is such a bummer. I'm really gonna miss watching them grow and evolve as musicians.

# Oct 2, 2012 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Unknown writes:

Wow, so sad. Why do all the best bands break up.

# Oct 2, 2012 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. silvermountains writes:

goodbye, nobody cares about you. :D

# Oct 2, 2012 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. btbamfav20 writes:

YES! Metal has lost a wart on its back, now for A7X...

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# Oct 3, 2012 @ 2:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Overlord writes:

LOL didn't know these guys still existed.

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 4:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. b12 writes:

Now lets hear the retarded comments from the even more retarted "metalheads"...these guys had real skill f*** bashing them becuase they sang about faith...metalheads are as intelligent as amish people

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 4:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. dK writes:

"metalheads are as intelligent as amish people" ....... spoken in context to metalheads ripping on a band about faith, of all things. Are you aware Amish is a religious sect? Ironic yet terribly contradictory analogy, and you're obviously a child.

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 7:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. STH5563 writes:

It is very sad to hear about them breaking up for good. They were and still will be very inspirational to many people including myself. I stuck with them even through member changes. It's always nice to see a band break the mold. Anyway, as far as the negative comments go, it's not our fault your CD players in your cars are stuck on Pantera.

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. b12 writes:

Dk....not sure what that has to do anything....you are obviously an Amish metalhead

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

Everybody knows Amish metalheads are cvlt as fvck so back the fvck off vitamin boy.

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. R10 writes:

Have no idea who the band is,but i'll defend the Amish. They hand build those cool heaters that will heat your house,save on your electric bill. So lay off the Amish.

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. xFiruath writes:

Here in Montana we've got the Hutterites, who all dress old timey and live in a religious commune for the tax breaks on their farms - but they still walk around with cell phones, laptops, GPS units in their cars, etc. so I'll give credit where credit is due. At least the Amish don't half-ass that sh**.

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

Hutterites drink alcohol too don't they xFiruath?

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15. xFiruath writes:

I don't know if they drink it, but they definitely make and sell it :)

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. FeVeRDrEaM620 writes:

:(

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. b12 writes:

Vitamin boy lmaoo....RAMMSTEIN!

# Oct 3, 2012 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. btbamfav20 writes:

Vitamin boy is obv retarded to boot, so ignore that loser
In my area we have Mennonites, theres a few dif kidns too. there are some like the amish, use no electricity at all. Then there are Mennonites that use trucks, cell phones, etc because i guess it makes the feel rebellious :P

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# Oct 4, 2012 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. guy smiley writes:

the amish are pretty rugged, but its those polygamists metalheads you got to worry about.
you usually find them at demonhunter/garage bands like them gigs, but then you'll see them at a newsboys or mercy me type of show incesting their seeds of brainwashing into every woman that'll give them 5 seconds.
requesting anyone who witnesses this to please step in and stop the insanity.
Btw, i did see underoath live once a few years ago with as i lay dying, not into there music but did put on a decent live show.

# Oct 4, 2012 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ZMA writes:

It is retarded watching how some of these conversations play out lol. I'm sad about this band breaking up only because some friends of mine were really really into them. Nothing to do with faith or religion. Just catchy music.

# Oct 4, 2012 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. b12 writes:

"ignore that loser"....coming from the guy who lives in canada!!!!!! lovee metalheadddsss

# Oct 4, 2012 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Blindgreed1 writes:

LULZ b12. You know by now my method of posting. Cheers \m/\m/

# Oct 4, 2012 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hellrat writes:

Amish folk wisely live the simple and honest life, raise fvcking fine horses, have excellent beards, and some frikken sweet haircuts...and btwelver calls em retards eh?

ah, the sweet paradox of irony :)

also vita-boi, yer goddamned jesus-core band fvcking blows empty cherub scrote, bud ;)

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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

LMFAO@HR

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25. Nunya writes:

fuk dat religious shiot nyuga

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26. b12 writes:

Calling me vitamin boy was genius blindgreed. id buy you some mead if we lived close to each other. My sincerest apologies to any amish or metalhead viewing this site i may have offened. i think we can all agree that the amish are pretty great. HAIL

# Oct 4, 2012 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. btbamfav20 writes:

HAHAHAHA It's so funny to me coming across americans that diss other nations as lower than themselves, yet who's debt is larger that the worlds? who's fatty percentage is higher than the rest of the worlds? America is 'NUMBA ONE!!' in a lot of things, none of them good. Canada is #1 in a lot of things, most of ours is good. Like Hockey, beer, prog metal, taking over battle tactics other countries can't handle (Vimy Ridge WWI, Canadian Commandos that found the weak spot for D-Day). I just don't know why americans find it in their brains that it makes sense to rip on other countries, when their own sucks soooo badly...

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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

Cuz we're mericunz damn it!

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29. heavy1 writes:

I love me some butter!

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30. nrayne79 writes:

Good f***ing riddance, I loved it when all of us machine head fans booed you off stage in Atlanta in 2008.

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31. btbamfav20 writes:

HAHA rayne we did that to them in Toronto too for Mayhem Fest!! Once the vocalist started trying to preach god to a metal crowd, everyone moved over to the Machine Head stage and waited for MH to come on next hahahaha it was awesome, total shunage

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32. silvermountains writes:

this is just cute now, not even a joke

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33. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

I'm happy they broke up because I didn't like them. Had nothing to do with their religion. I don't care if they were amish or hindu. They sucked. Therefore, I am more than glad to see them go.

# Oct 7, 2012 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. nrayne79 writes:

@ btbam we was chanting "machine f***ing head!" so loud you couldn't hear them! Their singer was getting so f***ing p***ed! Bahahahaha

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35. btbamfav20 writes:

HAHAHA oh man thats awesome, they should have bene touring with the likes of Chelsea Grin and Bring me the Skyline or w/e their name is lol.

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# Oct 7, 2012 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. MooseDrool writes:

So remember that Amish movie Tim Allen and that one b**** were in?

Classics.

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# Oct 8, 2012 @ 4:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Mathilde writes:

This is unbelievably upsetting, Underoath's music has been the soundtrack to my life. It's hard to imagine them no longer making music. But you'd have to know sometime, they can't do this forever. One of the biggest upsets in music, going to miss them like crazy :(

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