Forida’s Underøath will release their sixth studio album, Erase Me, on April 6th, through Fearless Records. This album, and the newly released track, “On My Teeth,” is the first new music from the band in 8 years, since the release of Ø (Disambiguation). Watch the newfor “On My Teeth” on this page. The song is quite honestly pretty damn brilliant.
About the unlikely reunion, drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie explained:
We’ve had success and we’ve come through a lot of waters. There’s been 11,000 things we’ve been through so you would think, almost rhetorically, ‘What do you need now?’ All of us are finally in that place in our lives where the only thing we care about is inclusion for everybody—for the world. For me, exclusion is the scariest thing in the world. And I think Underoath coming back now with a new record—which none of us thought was possible—we want people to know that this is your music and you can feel however the fuck you want about it. I just want to prove that we are doing everything in the most honest way we ever have. This is the healthiest we’ve ever been as a group of people, as musicians, and in our worldview.
Gillespie’s quote touches on the narratives behind the 11-song release: addressing the dire circumstances that led to the demise of the band, the ability to, now, be true to themselves and with their listeners as well as the individual band members disenchantment with religion.
Vocalist Spencer Chamberlain said:
We took a step away and then we realized that we are a family. We do miss it and we miss each other. We made the decision to never play again as Underoath and then we let that sit a couple of years. Band members rebuilt themselves and their friendships–and then we rebuilt the band.
Erase Me was written and recorded over the summer of 2017 with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, 3OH!3) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Jimmy Eat World).
Underøath has confirmed a number of festival appearances, with headlining dates to be announced soon.
Underøath Live Dates:
April 20 Las Vegas, NV Las Rageous
April 27 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
April 28 Sunrise, FL Fort Rock
May 4 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
May 18 – 20 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
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
Rock Hard \m/