When asked about peoples’ inquiry into the mystery surrounding the band’s leave of absence, Chamberlain said he and the other band members brush them off their shoulders because “people will always talk.” When asked, though, about the individual rumors and effect on fans who see the band as role models and inspiration, he became a bit confused with his answer and had to backtrack multiple times to emit a response that sufficed. “I guess I am supposed to feel like that, but I try and tell people not to look at us like that. We’re just the messengers that play music, not the people to look up to,” says Chamberlain. It only takes a step back to see one’s reality and to fix it, but then it is time to get back on the horse and try agin, which was the next obvious course of action.
Never ones to give up, Chamberlain and the band plowed forward after a much needed break to record what has now become, Lost In The Sound Of Separation. In a better place than the band was previously, the record reflects a more technical, mature Underoath and fuses traditionalism with a refreshing sound that takes the listener on a journey of hope from beginning to end.
“The actual title is when you’re in this space and you have a lot of different people telling you what you should do and what you shouldn’t do. From the TV and the news to your friends and your parents and even people you don’t know. Then you have to deal with God telling you what to do and even that inner part of you that helps to guide you. It’s the concept of being lost in that noise and trying to separate it all out to make sense of what is going on with your life,” says Chamberlian.
After returning from a U.S. and European trek with a nonsensical bill including Dragonforce and Slipknot, the band hits the States to further promote their album on a national tour which includes the likes of Saosin and The Devil Wears Prada. As ticket prices soar, this tour finally allows kids to see some of their favorite bands play on a single bill at a show worth coughing up the money for. Not looking to disappoint, Underoath is ready to put on a show for each diversified fan they have garnered over the years. Nothing can stop this band from reaching more crowds; not a possible break-up and certainly not the economy.
Catch Underoath on Oct. 25 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, and on Oct. 26 at Terminal 5 in NYC. For more info, visit underoath.com.