Origin : Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Occupation(s) : Singer, Musician
Genres : Metalcore, post-hardcore, screamo, emo, Christian metal
Agent / Label : Roadrunner, Solid State, Tooth & Nail, Takehold, Fearless

Underoath (stylized as Underøath or UnderOath) is an American rock band from Tampa, Florida. It was founded by lead vocalist Dallas Taylor and guitarist Luke Morton on November 30, 1997, in Ocala, Florida; subsequently, its additional members were from Tampa, including drummer, clean vocalist and last remaining core member Aaron Gillespie. The band’s current lineup consists of Gillespie, keyboardist Christopher Dudley, lead guitarist Timothy McTague, bassist Grant Brandell, lead vocalist Spencer Chamberlain, and rhythm guitarist James Smith. Originally, the band identified as a Christian group; they have since distanced themselves from Christianity.

On November 30, 1997, Underoath formed with Dallas Taylor, and guitarist Luke Morton, in Ocala, Florida. Morton devised the name Underoath “from somewhere in the Bible.” Drummer Aaron Gillespie, who attended Morton’s church, was then asked to play with them. Gillespie agreed, and the group recruited guitarist Corey Steger and bassist Octavio Fernandez; the band members were all in high school.

After a year of playing at festivals and touring the area around Florida, Underoath signed to Alabama’s Takehold Records in 1999. Around this time Luke Morton had left the band without appearing on any of their formal recordings. They released their debut Act of Depression that July, and it sold over 2,000 copies.


  • Aaron Gillespie
  • Christopher Dudley
  • Timothy McTague
  • Grant Brandell
  • James Smith
  • Spencer Chamberlain
  • Underoath’s Albums / EPs / Mixtapes / Singles

  • album: “Act Of Depression” (1999)
  • album: “Cries Of The Past” (2000)
  • album: “The Changing Of Times” (2002)
  • album: “They’re Only Chasing Safety” (2004)
  • album: “Define The Great Line” (2006)
  • album: “Lost In The Sound Of Separation” (2008)
  • album: “Ø (Disambiguation)” (2010)
  • album: “Erase Me” (2018)
  • album: “Voyeurist” (2022)