After some major teasing over the past couple of days (you can read about that here), Florida’s Underoath have now confirmed details surrounding their eagerly-awaited eighth studio album, ‘Erase Me’. The record will follow-up 2010’s ‘Ø (Disambiguation)’, will act as their first offering of new music since they returned in 2015 after a near three-year long hiatus.
Along with this, ‘Erase Me’ will also act as the band’s first record to feature drummer/vocalist and founding member, Aaron Gillespie, who last appeared on their album ‘Lost In The Sound Of Separation’, which dropped ten years ago. Gillespie left in 2010 due to a mutual decision between him and the remaining members of the band.
Speaking on the forthcoming album, Gillespie says, “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.”
Frontman Spencer Chamberlain added, “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.”
Produced by Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, 3OH!3) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Jimmy Eat World), the band have confirmed that ‘Erase Me’ is scheduled for release on April 6th 2018 through their new label home at Fearless Records.
You can take a look at the album artwork, full track listing, a stream of lead single ‘On My Teeth’, and pre-order options below.
01.) It Has To Start Somewhere
03.) On My Teeth [stream]
04.) Wake Me
06.) Sink With You
08.) Hold Your Breath
09.) No Frame
10.) In Motion
11.) I Gave Up