Revolutionizing the live streaming platform with their Observatory series, Underoath aim to change the game once more ahead of their most ambitious record to date.
Ushering in a new era in the landscape of album promotion and the platform of livestreaming, Underoath are further cementing their reputation for remaining ahead of the technological curve with the announcement of Digital Ghost – a cinematic concert event that will see the band perform their January 2022 full length album, Voyeurist, in full.
Inspired by the game changing success earned by the band’s 2020 Observatory livestreaming series that saw Undeoath revisit three of their classic albums in They’re Only Chasing Safety, Define the Great Line and Lost in the Sound of Separation – the band is now upping the ante with another visual production intended to provide another layer of artistry ahead of the band’s most ambitious record to date.
Underoath”s Tim McTague shared, “When we started conceptualizing the Voyeurist event, we knew that we wanted to do something different than a traditional live stream. We have done three of them and, coming back a year after Observatory, we knew we didn’t want to just repeat the cycle.”
McTague expands, “One of the biggest goals was the idea of blending narrative with the visuals. Threading the needle on a live performance while adding in cinematic elements was a big part of Digital Ghost. The goal of Observatory was never to re-create a static live performance, and I think Digital Ghost is an extension of that thought. In the end, Digital Ghost is an attempt to push boundaries as a band and set a new bar for what virtual live experiences can be. With everything we do, there is a lot of risk and some lofty goals. It’s pretty special to conceptualize these projects and then watch them form in real time, especially when you have a finite amount of time and resources.”
Aspiring to best communicate the volatile “hi-def violence” that has been associated with the rollout for Voyeurist thus far, the band’s succession of singles in “Damn Excuses,” “Hallelujah,” “Pneumonia” and the Ghostemane assisted “Cycle” has earned the adulation of fans as a dominant return to form – an important accomplishment given the album was both self-recorded and self-produced.
Combining the band’s reinvigorated sense of artistry in their audio aggression and their keen sense of crafting compelling visuals that pair well with the provocative sound – if Observatory was any indicator, Digital Ghost is expected to be a monumental moment in not just heavy music, but new perspective on the vital role livestreaming will have moving forward in the music industry.
Partnering with premium streaming platform Moment House (who recently launched the innovative streaming event ‘XXX Years of Blasphemy with extreme metal stalwarts Behemoth) to execute their vision, the co-founder and CEO of brand in Arjun Mehta spoke to the significance of Digital Ghost.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Underoath for their Digital Ghost cinematic concert ahead of the release of their new album,” said Moment House co-founder and CEO Arjun Mehta. “The band have masterfully embraced this powerful new medium and we can’t wait to help bring their remarkable creative vision to life with their fans around the world.”
Digital Ghost broadcasts December 3rd via Moment House. Watch the trailer for the cinematic event below. Voyeurist from Underoath arrives January 14th via Fearless Records. Pre-order the album – HERE