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The Union Underground was a nu metal/industrial rock band based out of San Antonio, Texas, USA. Original band members included Bryan Scott, Patrick Kennison, John Moyer and Josh Memolo. They released one major label album, An Education in Rebellion, in July 2000 which featured the hit single "Turn Me on 'Mr. Deadman'."

History

1996-2002

The Union Underground was created by Bryan Scott (vocals) and Patrick Kennison (guitar). The name was borrowed from their recording studio which they called Studio Underground. They were later joined by John Moyer (bass guitar) and Josh Memolo (drums). The Union Underground sold more than 5,000 copies of their self-recorded/produced 1997 selftitled album and were noticed by a Columbia A&R exec, John Weakland, who later signed them to Columbia Records. Soon, The Union Underground was performing at the 2001 Ozzfest and other venues worldwide.

The band released their debut major label album An Education in Rebellion on July 18, 2000. The album sold nearly 400,000 copies with hit singles including "Turn Me On 'Mr. Deadman'," "Revolution Man," and "Killing the Fly."

In March 2002, The Union Underground released the song "Across the Nation" which was used by the World Wrestling Federation, now known as World Wrestling Entertainment as the theme song for their RAW brand until October 2006. Following the song's release, it earned extensive airplay nationwide.

On June 25, 2002, the band released Live...One Nation Underground, a compilation of live performances. This would be their final release before Portrait folded in 2002 and The Union Underground disbanded.

Post-Union Underground projects

Patrick Kennison is now working with the band Heaven Below, John Moyer is now playing bass for Disturbed (who are currently on indefinite hiatus) and Adrenaline Mob, Josh Memolo has since had 2 children and become a born again Christian, and Bryan Scott started another band: Cult to Follow.

Discography

The Union Underground - 1997 Album

    1. Bitter*
    2. Natural High*
    3. Supersonic (Trip With Jesus)*
    4. Breathe
    5. The Friend Song*
    6. Drivel*
    7. Until You Crack*
    8. Without
    9. Bleeding Mary
    10. Wrong Again

Original versions of songs which also appear on the 2000 release An Education in Rebellion.

The Union Underground - 2000 Single

    1. South Texas Deathride
    2. The Friend Song

Turn Me On "Mr. Deadman" - Single

    1. Turn Me On "Mr. Deadman"
    2. South Texas Deathride (Live)
    3. Killing The Fly (Live)

(*Recorded Live at Club Laga, Pittsburgh, PA 2000-07-29)

Live tracks also appear on the 'Live' Radio Promo.

Live...One Nation Underground

    1. An Education In Rebellion* (Scott)
    2. South Texas Deathride* (Scott, Kennison)
    3. Turn Me On "Mr. Deadman"* (Scott, Kennison)
    4. Killing The Fly** (Scott)
    5. Revolution Man** (Scott, Kennison)
    6. Bitter*** (Scott)

(*Recorded at Sunken Gardens Theatre San Antonio, Texas on 2001-04-29)

(**Recorded at Mile High Stadium Denver, Colorado on 2001-07-21)

(***Recorded at Hammerstein Ballroom New York, New York on 2000-11-24)

U.S. Charting Singles

Radio Promo CDs

  • Rebellion EP (2000)
  • Killing the Fly (2000)
  • Live (2000)(Live at Club Laga, Pittsburgh, PA 2000-07-29)
  • Turn Me On "Mr. Deadman" (2001)
  • South Texas Deathride (June 25, 2001)
  • Revolution Man (2001)
  • Across the Nation (February 13, 2002)

Other appearances

  • "South Texas Deathride" on Ozzfest 2001: The Second Millennium
  • "Across the Nation" on WWF Forceable Entry

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