UNDEROATH will release their first-ever live CD and concert DVD SURVIVE, KALEIDOSCOPE May 27 on Tooth & Nail/Solid State.
Recorded during the group’s fall headlining U.S. trek at numerous tour stops and mixed by Beau Burchell, guitarist for Saosin, the 12-song live CD portion and features nine tracks from UNDEROATH’s gold-certified breakthrough album Define The Great Line as well as “A Boy Brushed Red Living in Black and White,” “It’s A Dangerous Business Just Walking Out Your Front Door” and “Young And Aspiring”–all off of the group’s They’re Only Chasing Safety disc. The 65-minute live DVD concert film–shot in its entirety at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA–is presented in 16:9 widescreen and offers fans a glimpse at UNDEROATH’s unique stage and lighting set up for an ambient visual and audio one-time-only concert experience. The DVD–which features 14 tracks back-to-back–was shot by Art & Industry and edited by Ryan Gardner of the Audible Diversion Group. The audio was mixed by producer Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist for Killswitch Engage.
“The footage on the live DVD came out far above our expectations, and Adam and Beau outdid themselves in the audio department,” says UNDEROATH guitarist TIM MCTAGUE.
The acclaimed hard rock group are renowned worldwide for their cathartic and frenzied live performances, as underlined by SURVIVE, KALEIDOSCOPE. Revolver magazine has noted that “Underoath have become one of the most punishing metalcore powerhouses around and–in the pouring rain–they delivered an astonishingly brutal set that proved them worthy of the buzz surrounding them.” Metro Times (Detroit, MI) weighed in by saying, “While Define the Great Line added melody and dynamics without sacrificing the intensity of the sextet’s metal-hardcore hybrid, nothing, compares to the band’s writhing live performances.” Elsewhere, as noted in the Providence Journal, “Underoath were the headliners; with punishing bass and drums, crunching guitar and a horror-movie tinge to singer Spencer Chamberlain’s delivery that all give the religious themes of the lyrics universal appeal.” Creative Loafing (Atlanta, GA) summed it up in one word: “incendiary.”
UNDEROATH has announced a special pre-order of SURVIVE, KALEIDOSCOPE at a discounted price through their new merchandising store which is run by the Audible Diversion Group. Special pre-order packages include a custom Underoath t-shirt designed by artist Justin Nelson (Verdure Studio) and a limited quantity of packages with posters autographed by the band are available until supplies last. To go directly to the pre-order, click on: www.underoathmerch.com.
The Audible Diversion Group–a merchandising and film company formed by Tim McTague of Underoath, Jay Vilardi guitarist for The Almost and filmmaker Ryan Gardner–has now taken over the webstores for Underoath and The Almost. Visit: www.underoath777.com and www.thealmost.com to see the revamped web stores for each band.
UNDEROATH–lead vocalist SPENCER CHAMBERLAIN, guitarist TIM MCTAGUE, bassist GRANT BRANDELL, drummer AARON GILLESPIE, keyboardist CHRISTOPHER DUDLEY and guitarist JAMES SMITH–have solidly built their fan base from incessant touring and their unrelentingly intense live shows, establishing an unbreakable bond with their fans. The combined sales of their three albums are over one million copies.
UNDEROATH will headline the Hot Topic stage on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour, joining Slipknot, Disturbed, Mastodon, Dragonforce, Machine Head and many others. The Mayhem Fest launches July 9 in Seattle, WA and wraps August 19 in Buffalo, NY and includes stops near Los Angeles on July 13 in San Bernardino, CA and in Uniondale, NY on August 3. For more info, visit: www.mayhemfest.com.
Currently working on the follow-up to DEFINE THE GREAT LINE, the FL-based sextet will release their as-yet-untitled fourth disc on September 2.
Following is the complete track-listing as well as the corresponding city in which the songs were recorded live for the SURVIVE, KALEIDOSCOPE 12-song live CD:
1) Returning Empty Handed (Sayreville, NJ)
2) In Regards To Myself (Buffalo, NY)
3) It’s a Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door (Dallas,TX)
4) You’re Ever So Inviting (Baltimore, MD)
5) To Whom It May Concern (Boise, ID)
6) A Moment Suspended In Time (Boston, MA)
7) Young And Aspiring (Norfolk, VA)
8) Writing On Walls (Chicago, IL)
9) Everyone Looks So Good From Here (Omaha, NE)
10) Casting Such A Thin Shadow (Baltimore, MD)
11) Moving For The Sake Of Motion (St. Paul, MN)
12) A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White (Sayreville, NJ)
To pre-order SURVIVE, KALEIDOSCOPE visit: www.underoathmerch.com