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UnderOATH band photo 2010

UnderOATH Biography

UnderOATH were first formed in Tampa, Florida USA, during the late '90s, by frontman Dallas Taylor, guitarist Corey Steger, bassist + guitarist Octavio Fernandez, keyboardist Christopher Dudley and drummer Aaron Gillespie

The Alternative-Metal act released their debut-CD, "Act Of Depression", in 1999.
One year later it was followed by a second independent CD called "Cries Of The Past" which showcased the band's mix Industrial, nu-Metal and traditional heavy-Rock.

UnderOATH bolstered its line-up by recruiting bass player William Edwin Nottke and guitarist Timothy McTague came on board replacing Steger; their next full-length disc, "The Changing Of Times", arrived in February of 2002 on Tooth & Nail Records.

Lead singer Dallas Taylor departed from the group in 2003, in the midst of Warped Tour dates; by October, new vocalist Spencer Chamberlain joined the band that replaced Fernandez with guitarist James Smith and Nottke with bassist Grant Brandell.
"They're Only Chasing Safety", released in mid-2004, climbed to #1 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers, to #7 on Top Christian Albums charts and marked their first charting album on The Billboard 200, hitting #101 and spawning the single "Reinventing Your Exit".

June 2006 saw UnderOATH release its breakthrough CD, "Define The Great Line", which was also available in limited edition with bonus DVD; the set peaked at #1 on the Top Christian Albums chart and fell just shy of reaching the same position on The Billboard 200 backed by four solid singles: "Writing On The Walls", "In Regards To Myself", "You're Ever So Inviting" and "A Moment Suspended In Time".

The Florida Screamo-Metalcore mainstays' fourth Tooth & Nail album, "Lost In The Sound Of Separation", was released in September 2008; the disc debuted at #8 The Billboard Top 200 list and included the singles "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures" and "Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear".

The group's next outing, "Ø (Disambiguation)", arrived in the fall of 2010, on the heels of the departure of the original member, drummer + vocalist Aaron Gillespie, who was replaced by Daniel Davison, formerly of Norma Jean. The record failed to breach the top 20 of The Billboard 200 but became their third consecutive Christian #1 album; it included two singles, "In Division" and "Paper Lung".

In the fall of 2012, after 15 years and seven studio albums, Underoath calling it a day.


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    The band line-up 2004
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    UnderOATH 2006