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UNDEROATH Are Over It, Break Up

Underoath are calling it a day. The Christian metalcore act put 15 years into the heavy metal game, and need to get out. The band feels they have accomplished everything they could in the metal world, and think it's time to get out. It doesn't seem to be about bad blood, or anything of that nature, just no further progression needed. But the band isn't going out with a whimper, but rather a bang. They have announced a "best of" release,  Anthology 1999-2013, which comes out November 6th on Solid State Records. They also promise a farewell tour in early 2013, playing all the hits and saying goodbye to their fans. Here are some statements from the band on the decision:  

“It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s time to close this chapter, but we have never seen things more clearly,” says vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. “These have been the best years of my entire life, and I owe that to every single person who ever supported this band along the way. This wasn’t a quick decision by any means. It’s just time for us to move on.”

"Over the past decade or so of our lives, we have been able to live a dream traveling the world, playing music that excites us, and meeting more amazing people than we could have ever fathomed," says keyboardist Chris Dudley. "This couldn't be a more bittersweet moment for us. We have accomplished more, met more friends, seen more places and have just done more than we could have ever imagined, and we really wanted to just go out on the highest note possible. That's why we have put together a group of great friends and musicians for what will be our final tour ever. We are taking every moment of this tour as an opportunity to say goodbye to you all, as well as celebrate what has taken place over all these years. The love we have and the debt of gratitude that we owe to all of you is not able to be measured in any way."

Personally, I was never huge on the Underoath, but I had a lot of friends who dug them, and whenever running into the band at shows, they seemed like really nice guys. How does this news affect you?

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