DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
FROM: LIBBY HENRY-COFFEY/KRISTINE ASHTON-MAGNUSON
UNDERØATH–whose last three albums count combined sales in excess of one million copies–have entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at #8 with over 56,000 copies sold of their much-anticipated LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION album, available in regular and special editions. Marking the top rock debut for this week, LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION also reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian albums chart and #5 on the Top Digital albums chart with over 9,476 digital downloads its first week. The special edition version of LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION includes: 10-page booklet, 40-minute making-of DVD with never before seen footage as well as interviews with the band, producers Adam Dutkiewicz, Matt Goldman and mixer David Bendeth. Epic and intimate, brutal and beautiful, catapulting them far beyond their previous works the new album marks their fourth disc to be released on Seattle indie Tooth & Nail/Solid State Records.
By the end of September, LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION will also be released in at least 16 additional countries around the world including: Canada, U.K., Ireland, Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.
The Billboard chart debut comes on the heels of UNDERØATH’s 2006 gold-certified Define The Great Line. “We spent over two years working on this record,” lead singer SPENCER CHAMBERLAIN explains. “We’re really excited about how it turned out and can’t wait to share it with everyone.” By trusting their instincts, pushing their songcraft to the limit and meticulously perfecting it with Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) and Matt Goldman (Copeland, The Chariot), alongside the skilled mixing of veteran David Bendeth, LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION is an epic achievement.
MTV2 premiered UNDERØATH’s striking new video–with animation and stop-motion photography–for their first single “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures” on “You Rock The Deuce” and “Headbanger’s Ball.” The band appeared on Fuse’s “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show” last week for the full hour. To view a portion of the interview, visit: ; http://www.fuse.tv/ontv/shows/stevens-untitled-rock-show/. Check out the video–directed by Walter Robot (Modest Mouse “Missed the Boat”)–here: ; http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/2008/08/29/video-premiere-underoaths-desperate-times-desperate-measures/. Meanwhile, the single is set to impact Modern Rock and Active Rock radio beginning today (September 16).
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 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.