The Under
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The Under

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Dec
06
The Under @ Bulfinch Yacht Club

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Oct
28
The Under @ Abbey Lounge

Somerville, Massachusetts, USA

Somerville, Massachusetts, USA

Aug
24
The Under @ The Bullfinch Yacht Club

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Combine the finest elements of progressive rock, metal, and punk with a strong songwriting emphasis and a style that often strays from convention. Then swill the lessons taught by classic acts such as Rush and Black Sabbath into an ocean of other musical and artistic inspiration. The result is nothing short of an epic sound that is thoughtful, aggressive, brooding, and simultaneously melodic. For those who seek this kind of substance in their music, we welcome you to The Under.

At the turn of the century, a sluggish Miami music scene bid farewell to the Boston-bound Dan Costa. Winding compositions and songwriting that clearly went beyond the norm were his musical trademarks. Not surprisingly, this philosophy was lost on many a potential band mate, but not Jason Walker, whom he met in ‘04. A veteran of the Boston music scene, not to mention being obsessed with Voivod and Black Flag, Jason became an instant partner for any potential music project. Dan soon realized that he had traveled 1,200 miles to meet and jam with…another Floridian.

The first incarnation of the band was called New Salem, which came together in ‘05 and featured drummer Tim Ireland. However, Dan and Jason were starting to pursue a heavier and more textured sound, and this resulted in a parting of ways with Tim in ‘06. It wasn’t long before the guys met Randy Odierno of the legendary metal outfits Disrupt and Grief. Finding him through an online ad, Randy had made no mention of his former bands, but he pronounced a deep enthusiasm for prog rock and doom metal. One super-long phone call and a jam session later, The Under was born.

The Under has played several Boston-area venues, including the Middle East, Great Scott, TT the Bear’s, the Bullfinch Yacht Club, and the Abbey Lounge. Now they look to continue to expand their audience with their first release, a four-song self-titled EP. In the short time following its release, the CD has received airplay on WBCN, WAAF, and WBOS and has already garnered positive reviews. Boston’s The Noise has stated that The Under “are here to remind us of the Rock that is in Prog Rock.”

So, for music that is rife with meaning, atmosphere, and innovation, the search begins and ends with The Under.