Monday, November 22, 2010

New Recordings Up!

Check them out in the download section. I realize it isn't 2011 yet, but that is when the record will officially be out, blah blah blah. Speaking of that, I hear that Disconnected's side is sounding fucking killer, and will be done within a week or two! Stoked! Now for the artwork...

We have a few shows coming up. A house party in Lansing on December 4th with End Trails, Damages, and Accidents. Bunch of plural band names, I tell ya! Then December 11th at Justice Records in Mt. Pleasant with Veterans (Cincy HC), Cloud Rat, and Xtra Vomit. Then January 8th at YE OLDE JAMESTOWNE HALL in Saginaw!!!!! FUCK YES! It's been over two years since I've been there. I'm pretty sure this will be only the second show there in two years actually. Here's a flyer for the road...

On a different note... Splatterhouse got remade for the PS3 and I'm probably going to play the hell out of it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

DJ Rules.


In other Under Anchor news, Adrian (Cloud Rat, Old Soul, Quietus, Etc.) is now our permanent guitar player. He played with us on November 2nd at Static Age and fucking killed! Next show: December 11th at Justice Records w/ Daisycutter (Ft Wayne IN), Veterans (Cincinnatti OH), Cloud Rat, more. Get pumped.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stuff, real quick.

Quick update: We recorded with Kevin Kitchel and it sounds fucking killer. Can't wait for the final Mix!
We are playing at Static Age on November 2nd w/ Run With The Hunted, Great Reversals, and End Trails. Come hang with us.
We will be booking for some tours for the next 6 months or so too! We are looking to go out with Disconnected, Sunlight Ascending, and some other friends.

Other news, I'm working on a new zine. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple months! I'm pretty damn excited about it, as this will be my first foray into zine-making.

So yeah, come and bring vegan food to the show on the 2nd. Be our friends. Love Love Love!


Sunday, August 22, 2010


I can relate to that a lot. Those are lyrics from Disconnected's demo, Isolated.
The time is finally coming. We are going to do this fucking split 12" LP with Disconnected.
We have six new songs written! And we are stoked! I still need to write lyrics for two of them, but that will be done shortly. We are going to be recording, hopefully in about a month. Keep in check.

We have practiced with one potential guitar player, and have another one learning songs as well. We will see how this pans out, but either way it is going to be great. Under Anchor will be back to playing shows within a couple months.

Fuck Arizona 1070B and all the other similar bills that are trying to be passed in other states, including Michigan.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Flip Flop Mosh 2010

There is no end, again.
Yes, friends. Under Anchor is no longer breaking up. After the last tour, we decided that we loved this band and each other so much that we want to continue making music together!
...though we will be taking a break from shows for a few months, to regroup and focus on writing and demo-ing new songs. In the meantime, sadly, we are parting ways with Derek, and are in the market for a new guitar player. If you are interested or know someone who would be, drop us a line.

Keep tuned in for a possible full length... and maybe that long-forgotten split with Disconnected...

Sorry for all the confusion. "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got til its gone?" Or in this case, almost gone.

Here's to another 4 years!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Final Tour, Final Show.

Thank you to everyone who has been coming out to these last few shows we have played. Every show that we have played this year has been fucking amazing. I don't have the words to express how much this means to us.
On to news...
We are doing one final tour, and it is with our best pals Deathskin Razors. It will be a little bit like this:

July 1st - Toledo, OH
July 2nd - Buffalo / Syracuse, NY
July 3rd & 4th - Fest in Burlington, VT
July 5th - Boston
July 6th - NYC
July 7th - Philly
July 8th - New Brunswick, NJ
July 9th - Washington DC
July 10th - Pittsburgh
July 11th - Cleveland, OH

Something like that.
Also, our last show is going to be Saturday, September 11th 2010. Most likely at the Metal Frat in Ann Arbor.
The lineup at this point is:

Under Anchor
Deathskin Razors
Positive Noise
At Half-Mast (SC)
End Trails
Kenny's Band

We are playing a show in Lansing on May 7th, and then a show in Mt. Pleasant in June. These will probably be the last shows that we play until the final tour and show.
Also, be on the lookout for our good friend Andrew Truss' next issue of his zine, should be out in June. He is doing a pretty cool retrospective piece on Under Anchor.

Again, thanks so much to everyone for the past 3+ years of support.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Apparently, There Is An End.

Under Anchor will be disbanding sometime later on this year. We plan on recording a few songs that we have been working on, putting together a discography/farewell package, doing one more tour, a last show, and then finally a DVD after everything is said and done. The DVD will collect live footage of UA from the past four years, and maybe some video from tour and interviews.
We will have more info about all of the aforementioned things soon.
Thank you SO SO SO much to everyone who has supported us in any way. This has been such a rewarding endeavor.

In the meantime, make sure to catch us at our upcoming shows, as they will be some of the last that we ever play.

- R/UA

Friday, March 5, 2010

Frat Parties!!!!

Here are some pictures from the last two shows we played. The first two are from the Shai Hulud show at the Metal Frat 2/19/10. The rest are from the Vegan Documentary Benefit show at the Metal Frat the next week 2/26/10. Holy shit we're like the house band there now. But on the real, these were two of the best shows that I have ever been to, and that we have ever played. Such great times, good energy, fun fun fun. Thanks to Sami A. and Christopher N. for the pics!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Shows have been great. People have been great. I really feel like the Michigan community has come together a lot over the past year or two. A lot of cool things happening right now. Mt. Pleasant alone has a cool bike co-op, a grocery co-op, a community garden happening in a month, the Mt Pleasant Free School, and a ton of cool local businesses doing great things. DIY shows at Justice Records have all been great so far.
And that is just small-town Mt P. Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Detroit, Traverse City, Bay City, and more all have cool things going on. I'm stoked!

In Under Anchor news, we are no longer doing the split with Disconnected :(
We really really want to, but unfortunately timelines aren't coming together. Disconnected already has their stuff recorded, and we are still writing. Maybe another time!
Sooooo, instead, we are now planning on doing another full-length. Hopefully record at the end of summer, early fall. Maybe have it out by the end of the year, maybe not. We want to take our time and write a good record, no rushing. It might take a while, but we are really excited about the stuff we have come up with so far.

Also, we aren't going on tour with Dire Wolf anymore. Damn. One of these days we will do an extended tour again, for now we will probably be sticking with weekends though.
Thanks to everyone who has been coming out and making all of these shows as amazing as they have been. DIY/Punk/Hardcore/Community/Etc. is alive and well!!! Woo!!!


Thursday, January 28, 2010


Holy shit. Long time no update.

All apologies.

We have all been EXTREMELY busy. Rorik opened a record store, still does his crane job, and also started another band (Cloud Rat, recording this sunday, keep your eyes and ears open, it's good stuff). DJ has been working AT LEAST 60 hours a week, every week, and he also started another band or two. Derek has also been working a lot, and also started another band (really good Black Metal, no name yet). Jimmy was working literally day and night for a couple weeks (20+ hour shifts). God damn.

We have managed to play a couple shows and practice here and there. On the first of the year, we played at our wonderful friend Jimmy Lawson's house. This turned out to be one of the most fun, energetic, crazy fucking shows we have ever played. Jimmy's basement was literally destroyed. People were getting thrown through the wall, into the next room. Awesome.
Then we played at Rorik's new record store Justice Records on January 6th. Fun show.
Then we played in Traverse City with Cruel Hand. John Mckaig rules. Love Traverse City.

So. News.
We will be recording sometime within the next couple of months, for a split LP with our boys in Disconnected. We're pretty stoked on this new material we are writing, and the goal is to put Disconnected to shame, because we hate those guys.

We have some pretty cool shows coming up. February 6th in Muskegon at the Pothole, Vegan Potluck, w/ Damages, Duckbomb, Religious SS Disorder, Hedgemonicide, and Cloud Rat.
Then February 19th at the Metal Frat in Ann Arbor w/ Expire, Rattletooth, Iron Zombie, and a very special guest... trust me, you don't want to miss this show.

Also, we will be touring soon. February 27th - March 7th East Coast Tour with Dire Wolf. Woo!
Then April we will be heading out with Cloud Rat for a four day weekend. Dates will be up soonish!

Blah blah blah blah blah goodbye.

-Under Anchor