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Underoath Announce “Rebirth Tour” For 2016

Earlier today the guys in the band Underoath announced that there will be a 2016 tour. Check out the bands brief statement and the tour dates after the image.

Tour - Underoath - Rebirth 2016

Press Statement: “We are SOOO stoked to announce Rebirth Tour 2016! We will be playing They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line from front to back at every headlining show!”

Tour Dates:
3/16 — St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jannus Live
3/19 — San Bernardino, Calif. — 2016 Self Help Festival
3/20 — Dallas, Texas — South By So What
3/21 — Houston, Texas — Warehouse Live
3/22 — Tulsa, Okla. — Cain’s Ballroom
3/23 — San Antonio, Texas — The Aztec Theater
3/25 — Phoenix, Ariz. — The Marquee
3/26 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Brooklyn Bowl
3/28 — San Francisco, Calif. — The Regency Ballroom
3/30 — Seattle, Wash. — Showbox SODO
3/31 — Portland, Ore. — Crystal Ballroom
4/1 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory
4/2 — Salt Lake City, Utah. — The Complex
4/3 — Denver, Colo. — Ogden Theatre
4/4 — Kansas City, Mo. — Arvest Bank Theatre
4/6 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Skyway Theatre
4/7 — Chicago, Ill. — Riviera Theatre
4/8 — Royal Oak, Mich. — Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/9 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Orbit Room
4/10 — St. Louis, Mo. — The Pageant
4/11 — Nashville, Tenn. — Rocketown
4/13 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora Theatre
4/14 — New York, N.Y. — Best Buy Theater
4/15 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom
4/16 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Electric Factory
4/17 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues
4/19 — Toronto, Ontario — The Phoenix
4/20 — Silver Spring, Md. — The Fillmore
4/21 — Norfolk, Va. — The NorVA
4/22 — Charlotte, N.C. — Amos Southend
4/23 — Atlanta, Ga. — Tabernacle

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve never much followed the Christian Metal band Underoath but have enjoyed several songs that I’ve heard over the years. Their reunion shows are surely going to bring smiles to the faces of their fans who’ve missed them since their disbanding back in 2013. I guess band dissolutions are not always as long term as we might imagine them to be. I’m going to try and get to that show at the PST (that’s Playstation Theater in case you wondered). I figure if I am finally going to see them it might as well be on a spectacular return run. What do you readers think of this return to activity? Let me know in the comments section.

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“Lost In The Sound Of Separation” by Underoath

Artist: Underoath
Title: “Lost In The Sound Of Separation”
Label: Tooth & Nail Records
Release Date: 9/2/2008
Genre: Metalcore
Rating: 3.5/5

With the album begins it presents you with a low end and almost muted start that would make you that the guys in Underoath had run out of cash when suddenly the fire and fury of an over the top production rattles your speakers. It’s quite a misleading tease on this super-powered Metalcore release that has more changes and breakdowns than many of the other bands of this type. “Lost In The Sound Of Separation” is an interesting release from an equally interesting band because you see the six member band while delivering some truly powerful Metal mayhem as also a Christian band. That being said we find them delivering their message in the music that they are playing with each and every track. You might miss that just a little bit unless you are reading the lyrics and while there is a positive theme to their composition they seem to be about a person coming to grips with failures and frailties in his life and how is choosing to move on and address them by pronouncing his deeply rooted faith. Heavy stuff in the mental sense and also very heavy stuff in the musical sense as the guys truly perform like gangbusters on tracks like “Breathing In A New Mentality” and “A Fault Line, A Fault Of Mine” to name a few. One does not have to be on board with the message the band is delivering to enjoy what is going on musically here because there is just so many changes and breakdowns and grooves to sink your teeth into that will keep you busy enough. The band is fronted by Spencer Chamberlain (vocals), and comprised of Tim McTague (guitar), Grant Brandell (bass), Aaron Gillespie (drums), Christopher Dudley (keyboards) and James Smith (guitar). Some of the cool musical interludes we get on this one are felt on “Emergency Broadcast: The End Is Near” which slows down to a slow head banging crunch that might find you seeking better footing for the circle pit that I am sure these guys inspire. I really enjoyed the fact that there was a lot more music going on than in the last crop of Metalcore themed bands that I had been hearing and perhaps this is why Underoath is considered one of the tops at the game of it all. Chamberlain doesn’t always keep to the growling thing either and soars to the heights with a great melodic clear tone during tracks like “Coming Down Is Calming Down”, and this one is perhaps my first favorite on the release. I understand that drummer Aaron also acts as the bands singer but I had to say that I was not sure where exactly he was doing this on the album. If they are doing a back and forth sharing thing, well it was definitely working.
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“The Best Of Taste Of Chaos” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “The Best Of Taste Of Chaos”
Label: Warcon Records
Release Date: 1/24/2006
Genre: Metal/Alternative
Rating: 5/10

The Taste Of Chaos tour follows in the footsteps of Ozzfest and The Warped Tour in establishing itself as bringing you the latest music in one big event. TOC however is focused on keeping it heavier and less avant-garde than Warped is, and for fans of the harder edged style but not as heavy or name brand as Ozzfest has become this festival is right up their alley. Warcon Records has taken a track from each band and the result is the ultimate concert sampler. It allows you the best way to get an idea of what awaits you at this particular festival and also makes a kick-ass collection of the years hottest bands. The double-CD gives you 36 songs and will probably direct you to looking deeper into their full album. There are some stand out performers featured on the disk such as Shadows Fall, The Used, Killswitch Engage, Bloodsimple and many more. The CD seems to be split into two sections with the newer more alternative bands on the first CD and then the heavier bands holding court on the second CD. This allows the fan of heavy or kinda heavy the chance to focus on the individual CD aimed at that aspect.
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