Band members sometimes quit or get kicked out. But usually, there are one or two members, often the key contributors, who complete the entire run. Underoath was an exception.
Three albums into their career, founder and frontman Dallas Taylor was asked to leave. He was replaced by Spencer Chamberlain and surprisingly, the Christian Metalcore group's next two albums, "They're Only Chasing Safety" and "Define The Great Line" went gold.
"Define The Great Line" sold 98,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, the highest debut for a Christian album in nearly a decade.
Despite continued success, '08 album "Lost In The Sound of Separation" debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200, the group had a high turnover rate. In '09, Aaron Gillespie the last original member, left.
A year-and-a-half later, Underoath issued "O" (Disambiguation). But the group's days were numbered.
On 10/02/12 the band announced through their Twitter account that they would be disbanding the following year - after a farewell trek.
Then in '16, Underoath reunited and toured for the first time in three years. The lineup had Gillespie, Chamberlain, Grant Brandell (bass), Chris Dudley (keyboards), James Smith (rhythm guitar) and Tim McTague (guitar).
"We never thought we'd ever even want to play together again, much less be as excited to do so," said McTague, who joined the group in '01.
1999 Act Of Depression
2000 Cries Of The Past
2002 The Changing Of Times
2004 They're Only Chasing Safety
2006 Define The Great Line
2008 Lost In The Sound Of Separation
2010 O (Disambiguation)