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BN Review: Underøath– Erase Me

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After an eight year gap in releasing new music, Underøath is back with their newest record– Erase Me. The 11 track album is available now via Hopeless Records.

Based out of Tampa, FL –  the metalcore band is composed of Spencer Chamberlain, Aaron Gillespie, Tim McTague, Chris Dudley, Grant Brandell and James Smith. The last time we heard new music from Underoath was their album, Ø (Disambiguation), before a two-year breakup from 2013 to 2015.

So why the almost decade long gap? While performing their farewell tour, Rebirth world tour, and Bring Me The Horizon tour, the band pondered the question to each other: Are we going to make a record? In the summer of 2017, the band went into the studio to begin recording Erase Me, with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, 3OH!3), knowing exactly what they wanted and needed to do.

A narrative of growth and finding personal manifestation in themselves exists strongly within each song on Erase Me. Although some fans are giving feedback that its different from their expectations, the album feels like a logical progression for the band. Erase Me has metalcore songs like, “It Has to Start Somewhere,” pop-punk songs like, “Wake Me,” and symphonic songs like, “Rapture.”

With more singing and less metalcore, Erase Me is a pretty risky and radical shift for the band from previous albums. So if you’re a long time fan of their old music, listen to this album with open ears and thoughts.

Underoath announced their Nø Fix world tour, beginning April 20th. Check out more tour dates below. Tickets are available at: underoath777.com/tour

April 20  Las Vegas, NV  Las Rageous
April 27  Jacksonville, FL  Welcome to Rockville
April 28  Sunrise, FL  Fort Rock
April 30  Birmingham, AL  Iron City
May 1  Athens, GA  Georgia Theatre
May 3  Knoxville, TN  Mill and Mine
May 4  Charlotte, NC  Carolina Rebellion
May 5  Lynchburg, VA  Phase 2
May 6  Bethlehem, PA  The Sands
May 8  Baltimore, MD  Rams Head Live
May 9  Wallingford, CT  The Dome at Oakdale
May 11 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom
May 12  Niagara Falls, NY  Rapids
May 14  Des Moines, IA  Wooly’s
May 15  Sauget, IL  Pop’s
May 16  Ft. Wayne, IN  Piere’s
May 18  Columbus, OH  Rock on the Range
May 19  Lexington, KY  Manchester Music Hall
May 20  Springfield, MO  Gillioz
May 22  Corpus Christi, TX  Concrete Street Amphitheatre
May 23  Houston, TX  White Oak Music Hall
May 24  Dallas, TX  Bomb Factory
May 25  Little Rock, AR  Metroplex
May 26  Pryor, OK  Rocklahoma
June 15  Paris, France  Download Festival Paris
June 16  Amsterdam, Netherlands  Melkweg
June 21  Dessel, Belgium  Festivalpark Stenehi
June 22 – 24  Scheessel, Germany  Hurricane Festival
June 22 – 24  Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany  Southside Festival
June 23  Dessel Belgium  Graspop Metal Meeting
June 28  Prague, Czech Republic  Aerodrome Festival
June 29  Madrid, Spain  Download Festival Madrid
June 30  Ysselsteyn, Netherlands  Jera on Air
July 12 – 14  Cadott, WI  Rock Fest
July 13  Oshkosh, WI  Rock USA
July 28 – 29  Montreal, QC  Heavy Montreal
August 24  Reading, UK  Reading Festival
August 25  Leeds, UK  Leeds Festival

 

 

 

 

 

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