Dan Thomas - Vocals
Matt Holmes - Guitar, Vocals
Leo Nessinger- Guitar
Derek Euston - Bass, Vocals
Pat Besecker - Drums
Hailing from York, Pennsylvania, The Underwater have been on a steady rise since their inception in late 2001.
After a successful tour in 2002 with hardcore legends Zao, Unearth, Underoath, and Dead Poetic, the band entered the studio to record their debut album, entitled “Bleed Me Blue” (EP). The album was released nationally on Tribunal Records in early 2003, and then was later released in Europe on Lifeforce/Impression Music in the late summer of 2003. In less than a year’s time the release had sold in excess of 6,000 copies, giving The Underwater the opportunity to land supporting gigs with Nickelback, Supergrass, Seether, and The Fire Theft, to name a few.
The band completed several European headlining tours, during which they received massive support from fans as well as the media. The single "To Find You" received heavy rotation on many European radio stations, and even charted top 25 on stations in Switzerland and Austria.
2005 was the year that the band found themselves free from contractual obligations thus they released their second EP in two years, entitled “Lungs.” “Lungs” became the number one seller at FYE/Coconuts.com in the Localeyez section, which led to retail distribution through FYE and Coconuts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and West Virginia, in addition to the pre-existing distribution through all Record and Tape Traders in Maryland. In April 2006, The Underwater was named XM Radio Artist of the Week, adding to their radio success.
Encouraged by the success of “Lungs,” the band got to work on their first LP in January 2007. “Forces” was recorded with Grammy award winning producer Warren Riker (Down, Santana, Lauryn Hill), David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Bruce Hornsby), Marshall Deasy, and mastered by Ted Jensen. Upon completion of the recording, the band hit the road hard and landed supporting gigs with Live, Daughtry, Shinedown, Blind Melon, and Fuel among others. They even managed to shoot their first video with director Dave Rodriguez. The Underwater recently partnered with Megaforce Records and will release “Forces” in the US and Europe.
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