I Killed The Prom Queen’s “Classic Lineup” To Reunite For 2019 UNIFY Gathering, Underoath, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. Also Set To Perform

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 UNIFY Gathering, which is set to take place on January 11-13 in South Gippsland, Australia. Notably, I Killed The Prom Queen’s “classic lineup”, featuring Jona Weinhofen, Kevin Cameron, Michael Crafter, JJ Peters, and Sean Kennedy, will be reuniting for a one-off performance to celebrate the 15th anniversary of “When Goodbye Means Forever.“ Aside from them, the event will also include:

January 11: Underoath, Karnivool, In Hearts Wake, Ocean Grove, While She Sleeps, Crossfaith, Dream On Dreamer, The Plot In You, Hand Of Mercy, Dream State, Drown This City, Ocean Sleeper, and Better Half.

January 12: Taking Back Sunday (playing “Tell All Your Friends” in full), I Killed The Prom Queen, Trophy Eyes, State Champs, Turnstile, Citizen, Waax, Clowns, Endless Heights, Harm’s Way, Stand Atlantic, Thornhill, Pagan, Gravemind, After Touch, and Yours Truly.

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Ghost, Jonathan Davis, Underoath, Etc. Set For 2018 Freakers’ Ball

Ghost, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Underoath, The Fever 333, and Badflower have all been booked for this year’s Freakers’ Ball. The event will take place on October 25 at The Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX.

Underoath Members Discuss Their Issues With Modern Christianity In New Video

Underoath have shared a new video in which Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillepsie open up about their issues with modern Christianity. You can check that out below. Back around 2009, the group stopped identifying as a Christian band and have continued to distance themselves from the label in recent months.

Underoath Announce North American Tour With Dance Gavin Dance & The Plot In You

Underoath have announced a North American tour with Dance Gavin Dance and The Plot In You. Another special guest will be added to the trek at a later date.

Tour Dates:

11/02 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
11/03 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
11/04 New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
11/06 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
11/08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/09 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
11/10 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
11/13 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
11/15 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
11/16 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
11/17 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
11/19 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
11/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
11/23 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/24 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/26 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
11/27 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
11/28 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
12/01 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/02 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
12/05 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
12/07 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
12/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
12/09 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/11 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
12/12 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
12/13 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
12/14 Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome

Underoath, August Burns Red, Impending Doom, Etc. Set For 2018 iMatter Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 iMatter Festival. The event will take place at the Chemung County Fairgrounds in Horseheads, NY on August 12, and it will include: Underoath, August Burns Red, Impending Doom, ’68, Slaves, Sworn In (performing “Start/End“), Such Gold, Belmont, Misgiver, The Funeral Portrait, and Awake At Last.

Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain: “I Don’t Think Religion Should Be In Music”

Back around 2009, Underoath stopped identifying themselves as a Christian band. Now, during an interview with Loudwire, Spencer Chamberlain said he doesn’t believe religion should have a place in music.

Chamberlain said the following:

“So a band is a bunch of personalities. It’s like being married… If anyone’s been in a relationship, trying to keep your girlfriend happy or your wife or your boyfriend or whoever… is a lot of work. Add a bunch of people into that, all different personalities, that’s a lot of work.

But then put a guideline, a rule, overtop of it saying ‘now we all have to believe the same thing.’ That’s like saying… you’re in my band and I’m like ‘I’m going vegan and so is he and if you don’t you’re out of the band.’ And you’re kinda like ‘That’s not really how humanity works.’

Putting a religion on a band; we’re all six individuals, that’s really unfair. What if someone decides to go down a different path? What if someone has questions? What if someone maybe just doesn’t feel right with stuff anymore?

And that pressure was really hard, because if you questioned that within the band, there was kind of this facade and smoke and mirror effect going and like, I know you’re not telling me how you really feel because you don’t want to cross that boundary of sounding like you’re not a Christian anymore, and same with this guy. No one’s talking anymore; there’s all this inner turmoil because we couldn’t talk about shit.

I just think it’s really inhumane and I don’t think religion should be in music. I don’t really care what Maynard [James Keenan of Tool, etc.] believes in, I think his music is great.”

He later added:

“I don’t hate any religion. I think anyone should be entitled to do whatever the fuck they wanna do. But for us, there was a lot of weird pressure and weird stuff behind the scenes. And people sing things that they are but they aren’t and vice versa. They like made a painting out of me. Since 2006 on, when it came out that I had problems with drugs, there was never any help.

It was just like ‘let’s crucify that guy. Because look how terrible of an example of a Christian he is.’ Not one person offered to help me. It was just like ‘fuck that guy, let’s get him out of here.’”

Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2018 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place on September 28-30 at Champions Park in Louisville, KY and it will include the following:

September 28: Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Seether, Black Stone Cherry, Skillet, Underoath, Suicidal Tendencies, Red Sun Rising, Tremonti, Bad Wolves, Turnstile, Jelly Roll, Hyro The Hero, Badflower, Islander, and True Villains.

September 29: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Bush, Bullet For My Valentine, HELLYEAH, Body Count, Pop Evil, Sevendust, GWAR, Dance Gavin Dance, From Ashes To New, Sick Puppies, Cane Hill, Bad Omens, Blacktop Mojo, Awake At Last, Stone Broken, and The Jacks.

September 30: Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Ice Cube, Primus, Billy Idol, Action Bronson, Clutch, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, The Sword, Glassjaw, The Fever 333, Monster Magnet, Spirit Animal, The Dose, and The Breton Sound.