Ask Tooth & Nail: Is Underoath working on new material?

TGIF friends! It’s been an exciting week here in Tooth & Nail land, what with new music from Abandoned Pools and King Felix pitching the first perfect game in Mariners history. No big deal. Anyhoo, this week’s question comes to us via Facebook.

Jesse Ø Webster asked:

Is Underoath working on new material?

Our answer:

Yes!

Sorry, that’s about all we can say at this time. For now, further information is the totally classified, you’ll have to hang from the ceiling in a controlled pressure and temperature sensitive room and wear latex masks of other people’s faces type of top secret. Like 007 Mission Bourne vs Spy stuff.

However, you should probably connect with Underoath on Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already. You might be able to get a hint or two – decoder ring not necessary.

If you have a question you’d like answered, leave us a comment here, tweet us @toothandnail or shoot us an email at ask@toothandnail.com and hopefully you’ll see your question here on a future edition of Ask Tooth & Nail.

PS. I am keenly aware that I mentioned last week we’d be announcing a new band this week, and that it’s now Friday and we have yet to make said announcement. I take 100% responsibility for this. Believe me, the first thing we will be doing here on Monday morning is officially presenting what most of you already seem to know. I promise!

(In)form: Underoath’s Lost In The Sound Of Separation

Underoath

I’m honored to be nominated for best special packaging this year at the Grammy’s for the Underoath box set. I was fortunate enough to see all of the boxes that were in the running, and I have to say, it’s a total blessing to be included in such a list.

I was fortunate enough to have the bands trust due to working with them on prior releases, and if I remember correctly, the only real direction from the band was that it have an art piece of some kind on the cover, which got me really stoked. Coming up with a concept and handing it off to someone else to visualize is really exciting to me. I must have looked over 100 portfolios before finally stumbling onto Drew Beckmeyer’s work. It was perfect for what I was visualizing, and the band was all in, so then the work started. You can see some of Drew’s sketches below, including a panel that wasn’t used.

UO Sketches

Ryan Russell was also a blessing to have available for the project. He was on hand with the band in the studio to take some shots of them during the entire recording process, and they add a ton of value to the art. Ryan has a way of capturing the personality of the people he shoots, and I think these shots are some of my favorites of his, ever.

Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of the box set, and if you haven’t and you’re a fan of the band, it’s a must own. If you’d like to see more images of the final product, you can do so here.