Press Release: As UNDERØATH prepare for the September 2 release of LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION–their fourth album on Seattle’s Tooth & Nail/Solid State Records–the band has announced that the video for the striking first single “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures” will premiere this Saturday, August 30 via MTV2’s “You Rock The Deuce” at 10:00pm EST/PST. Following its premiere, the video will air on MTV2’s “Headbanger’s Ball.” The video–directed by Walter Robot (Modest Mouse “Missed the Boat”)–makes its online debut today (Friday, August 28) on MTV.com and the “Headbanger’s Ball” blog at: http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2008/08/29/video-premiere-underoaths-desperate-times-desperate-measures/.
Writer Christa Titus reviewed the single–which arrives at Modern and Active Rock radio on September 12–in the current Billboard by noting: “One moment Tim McTague and James Smith’s guitars careen and slice the air like jerky chain saws and the next they’re in a spiraling melodic free fall. Spencer Chamberlain’s vocals volley back and forth, sometimes singing, sometimes hoarsely bawling…All are surrounded by Underoath’s ever-present urgency, as if its world is about to come crashing down upon it, which makes the song’s climactic, cold ending appropriate (August 30, 2008).”
Look for UNDEROATH on the cover of the Fall Preview issue of Alternative Press magazine (October), which will hit the streets on Tuesday, September 9. To see the behind-the-scenes video of the cover shoot, check out: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=41052164. For more information on the Fall Preview issue, visit: http://altpress.com/apmag/20080901.htm
While in NYC next week (September 2) for their CD release show at Irving Plaza and Virgin Megastore-Times Square in-store, the group will tape an episode of Fuse TV’s “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show.” Expect an air-date to be announced soon.
The combined sales for the band’s three albums now exceed one million copies; their last album Define The Great Line is gold-certified, entered the Billboard pop albums chart at #2 and earned vast critical acclaim. UNDERØATH–lead vocalist SPENCER CHAMBERLAIN, guitarist TIM MCTAGUE, bassist GRANT BRANDELL, drummer AARON GILLESPIE, keyboardist CHRISTOPHER DUDLEY and guitarist JAMES SMITH–have built one of the biggest metalcore followings in the world. And with the new LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION–a diverse musical display coupled with the input of six opinionated souls—the sky’s the limit for UNDERØATH.
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