UNDEROATH's CD with bonus DVD reissue of their breakout "They're Only Chasing Safety" album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard "Heatseekers" chart. This marks the first #1 debut for UNDEROATH, whose infectious fusion of punk and metal is distinguished by soaring experimental melodies, electronic textures and unabashedly emotive lyrics.
The group's third album, "They’re Only Chasing Safety" — originally released in June of 2004 — first debuted at #2 on Billboard magazine's "Heatseekers" chart and 16 months later has now reached #1.
"We have some of the best fans in the world. When amazing things like this happen, it shows us how much they support us," said guitarist Tim McTague.
UNDEROATH, are currently blazing across the U.S. on tour with THRICE. The two-month trek includes upcoming stops in New York at Roseland Ballroom on November 1 and in Los Angeles at the House of Blues on November 21.
The double-disc CD/DVD reissue features four rare and previously unreleased songs as well as demo versions of three tunes that evolved into songs on "They're Only Chasing Safety". The DVD portion is packed with over two hours of footage including live performances culled from UNDEROATH's 2004-2005 tours, as well as behind-the-scenes hi-jinks and a personal glimpse into the band's inner circle.
UNDEROATH's startlingly enigmatic video for "It's A Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door" — the second single off "They're Only Chasing Safety" — is now airing on MTV2, mtvU and Fuse. It was directed by Josh Graham (NEUROSIS' "A Sun That Never Sets" [DVD], THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's "Unretrofied") and captures the band’s intensity.