The release was extremely well received by both metal and industrial communities, leading them to sell over 2,000 self pressed copies in less than a year. They continued to support the disk by preforming fan favorite songs in their early live shows and by re-recording specific songs for future releases. Later the band began promoting their first studio single entitled "The Suffering [Druqz]". The single lead to an extremely unexpected boom UNDERLINEDs popularity, especially from an already growing online fan base. It also brought UNDERLINEDs first taste of national air play on various terrestrial, satellite and online radio stations as well as breaking a digital sale's mark of 10,000 units via iTunes and other online retailers.
Soon after, the band released a studio B-side titled "Cellar Door", also aiding the bands online popularity. The band later played a numerous amount of test shows to support these releases and to build a proper live act. By the end of 2010 UNDERLINED saw their first full live/studio line-up and soon began the demoing stages for their first official full-length. The year of 2011 was expected to bring UNDERLINEDs debut studio release “Deadtime Stories”.
Limitations set by the past industrial sub-cultures, a desire to mature the band into a prime musical outlet, and the natural growth of the groups writing style had all fueled their drive to perfect their music. Inspiration for the bands "musical and visual transformation" from their earlier years was made to create the impression of hatred, horror and destruction. UNDERLINEDs music and macabre visuals have grown to invoke a message to all longtime and brand new listeners, a message that they say is: "Within destruction, We rise". Standby Records announced UNDERLINEDs signing and set the release date of "Deadtime Stories" for August 14th, 2012. After Standby Records released an unfinished version of "Deadtime Stories" with incorrect track listings and artwork available on iTunes, which the band does not support, and having made false accusations against UNDERLINED, the band quickly severed ties with their label shortly before the release of "Deadtime Stories".
Despite separating from their label UNDERLINED shot a music video for "Within Destruction We Rise" but the project was never finished or released. With the "Deadtime Stories" era coming to a close several of the bands live members parted ways with the project. Being downright disgusted with the manhandling of "Deadtime Stories" the bands frontman, had taken it upon himself to “rebuild” the some of the materal from scratch in order to create the much more raw, complete, and accurate product that the band felt "Deadtime Stories" deserved to be. The re-recording songs were released on Halloween 2014, on an EP titled "&THEN", that was (as H7 described) "Indented to close the doors on what Underlined once was, while opening you up to what Underlined is to be become, with Altruism". In July 2015, H7 announced the completion of "Altruism", after nearly 4 years of non-stop recording and writing done with the assistance of one of the bands original influences, John E Stevens (Ghost Machine). The record is expected to see a Halloween 2015 release date. UNDERLINED's live act is currently in limbo.
H7 has new material written and recorded, however, without a stable supporting cast to aid in the live performances he began looking into other creative outlets, thus resulting in his joining the electronic metal group "Player Vs Environment". Current Members: H7 - Vocals (2006-XXXX) John E Stevens - Guitar Past Live Members: Necro - Bass (2010-2011, 2012-2013) MD - Drums (2006) llian - Bass (2006-2010) Vid - (2008-2010) Orias - Guitar (2010-2012) Jonfekt - Electronics (2010-2012) Nine - Drums (2011) Nivekk - Drums (2011-2012) Trimure - Bass (2012) ByK - Guitar (2012) Edward "Marax" Batchelor - Guitar (2010-2014) Azrael - Bass (2014) Collaborators: Ian Hall (Crossbreed) - Electronics (2007-2009) K3M (Crossbreed, Celldweller) - Electronics / Vocals (2009, 2011, 2012) Skinny (Mushroomhead) - Guest appearance on "Personal Demons" (Deadtime Stories) Waylon (Mushroomhead) - Guest appearance on "Personal Demons" (Deadtime Stories) Andols Herrick (Chimaira) - Drums on Deadtime Stories Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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