Grammy-nominated six-piece Underoath have dropped the video for “Bloodlust.”
The song appears on the band’s latest album, Erase Me
, out now via Caroline Australia/Fearless Records.
“For ‘Bloodlust,’ which picks up where ‘ihateit‘ left off, [singer] Spencer [Chamberlain] and I were chained to a pole for three hours with a stranger, who was the actress,” said drummer Aaron Gillespie. “Making this video was a really interesting process, because the song deals with a lot of deep issues and struggles. But it was so late when we were filming that we were just hysterical. The video seems so serious due to the lyrical content, but it was a night.”
Last year, Underoath notched its first-ever performance Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for “On My Teeth.” The band was previously nominated for two Grammys.
Underoath are also getting ready to embark on their first-ever arena tour in support of Breaking Benjamin later this month North America, followed latterly by European shows in June. The band will then next hit the road this summer with Korn and Alice in Chains in North America.
Underoath released Erase Me
, their first album in eight years, via Fearless Records in 2018. The band notched a Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for “On My Teeth
” and spent most of the year on the road in support of the album — playing countless sold-out headline shows and headlining their first-ever arena show in their Tampa hometown. Ultimately, Erase Me
represents a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock.
The album crashed the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart at #1. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs, like the aforementioned “On My Teeth,” “Rapture
,” “Wake Me,” and the Top 15 active rock single “ihateit,” which have cumulatively tallied over 16 million streams in a few months’ time. Underoath will spend the spring playing arenas with Breaking Benjamin.