After disappointing a legion of fans around the world by calling time on the band in 2013, Underoath surprised everyone – including themselves – when the decision to reunite for a run of anniversary shows for Define The Great Line in 2015 ultimately led to a unanimous decision to reignite the band’s career.
“We played six nights a week with one day off and these shows were two hours long”! recalled vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. “I was singing for two hours per night for six days in a row every week, I was fucking dead! The one day we had off a week I was laying in bed thinking how am I gonna make it through this tour? I think during the first practice me and Aaron (Gillespie, drums) had talked about why aren’t we just going for this? This is stupid. We should be making music. Halfway through that tour me and Aaron decided that we were going to write a record. Whether it be Underoath or not we weren’t sure but me and him decided we were gonna make some music together and we had to wait for the other guys to figure it out. I think halfway through that tour we decided we would do a European run and then halfway through that, we did the Australian tour and decided everyone was on board to make a record. It did take time. It wasn’t right away like ‘hey, let’s get the band back together and make a record and do this full time again. It was very step by step”.
In the full interview Spencer talks about Underoath’s upcoming Australian tour with Amity Affliction, Crossfaith and Pagan, the fact they are actually supporting not headlining, the benefits of playing to another bands crowd, last years comeback album Erase Me, the break up of the band and how close it came to be permanent, the musical changes in the band between their 2010 album Disambiguation and Erase Me eight years later, a message for Aussie fans and more.
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