More than 15 years into their careers, Underoath were suddenly brought to a halt in 2013 when the Florida post-hardcore outfit broke up. Following the band's rebirth in 2015, fans ecstatically attended their North American revival tour, and though it ended last month, a steady stream of summer festival announcements suggests there's a lot to look forward to from the group.
We here at Exclaim! TV thought it was the perfect time to discuss the band's past, so we invited them to sit down with us for an episode of Nostalgic Tendencies, a branch of Aggressive Tendencies. At Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre, we spoke with lead singer Spencer Chamberlain and drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie about their seminal works, They're Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line. The two discuss the transition from the former record to the latter, and the pain and sadness they channelled in order to create Define the Great Line, noting that a major theme on the record is loss. Gillespie and Chamberlain also talk about the band members' dynamics, the "beautiful chaos" that makes their sound work, their apathy towards press reviews and haters as well as their appreciation of their fans.
Watch them dissect the history and future of the band below.
Interview by Bradley Zorgdrager
Filmed and edited by Katherine Kwan