Submersed

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Submersed
OriginStephenville, Texas, United States
Genres
Years active2003 (2003)–2008
LabelsWind-up
Associated acts
Past members Aaron Young

Submersed (sometimes typeset as SubmerseD) was an American rock band from Stephenville, Texas. They disbanded in 2008.

History[edit]

Submersed was signed to Wind-up Records,[1] and worked with Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti on its debut studio album, In Due Time, which featured the singles "You Run", "Hollow", and the title track.[2] In support of the album, the band performed in several cities across the US and Canada, sharing stages with Trapt, Crossfade, Seether, Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Mudvayne, Taproot, Alter Bridge and others.[3][4]

After a short break and the departure of guitarist Eric Friedman, the band continued work on their second studio album with producer Rick Beato,[5] their sophomore and final album, Immortal Verses was released on September 18, 2007 and featured two singles; "Better Think Again" and "Price of Fame". The band toured the US again, sharing stages with 12 Stones, Evans Blue, Fuel and others.[6]

As disclosed in a blog on Submersed' Myspace, the band parted ways and was dropped from Wind Up Records. In the blog entry written by vocalist Donald Carpenter, he explained the breakup:

I know that all of you are wondering, what happened to Submersed? Well, the answers is... A lot.. This business and struggle to make it took its toll on the members... Two weeks before "Price of Fame" was slated for release, Tj, Kelan and Justin decided to move on with their lives and left SubmerseD. Garrett and I believing in "Price of Fame" made the choice to press on and see what could happen. Well, nothing happened... the single never had a chance... mind bottling... The fact is, is that a majority of our fanbase is unaccounted for due to Burning, making it impossible for the labels to understand just how many people really support us out there... When it comes down to it now, SubmerseD no longer has a place on Windup's roster and will be dropped shortly... I was trying to wait until things were a little more official before an announcement but you guys and gals are smart and I felt you deserved an explanation now rather than later.

On November 24, 2008 the band posted a blog on their MySpace that simply said "SUBMERSED WILL BE BACK!" No other details have been disclosed.

Post break-up[edit]

After the disbanding of Submersed, Donald Carpenter joined Million Man Army with Mike Moye and Nothing In Return with Lance Arny. After Million Man Army disbanded and Donald left Nothing In Return, he formed Eye Empire with former Dark New Day members, Corey Lowery and B.C. Kochmit.,[7] but as of April 2014 was no longer a member.[8] Donald later became the vocalist for the band Apollo Under Fire.[9]

Eric Friedman played lead guitar for the Los Angeles band Daughters of Mara. After Daughters of Mara disbanded, Eric joined Creed as a touring guitarist during their 2009 and 2010 tours. In 2012, he is currently a member of the supergroup Projected[10] and of Tremonti as well, which also features Submersed drummer Garrett Whitlock.[11]

Members[edit]

Original Members

Aaron Young - lead guitar (2001-2003)

Touring Members
  • Justin Finley - lead guitar (2006-2008)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[14] Album
US Mainstream Rock
2003 "You Run" In Due Time
2004 "Hollow" 19
2005 "In Due Time" 31
2007 "Better Think Again" 36 Immortal Verses
2008 "Price of Fame"

List of other songs[edit]

  • "Complicated" featured in soundtrack of The Punisher.
  • "Broken Man","Leave" and "Come To Me" from All Things Becoming of an End album
  • "Holyland", a very early version of "Flicker". The song is a completely different one on its own, and sounds nothing like Flicker, but it does share the lyrics for the chorus, and the odd melody can be heard on "In Due Time", it has been performed live.
  • "Lonely Road" and "Everything" are b-sides from Immortal Verses
  • "You Run" single contains two different versions of "You Run" other than the In Due Time version.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eye Empire Frontman Talks Transition From Submersed
  2. ^ MarkTremonti.com - Band
  3. ^ FM99 - Lunatic Luau History
  4. ^ Live Vancouver - Alter Bridge, Crossfade, Submersed
  5. ^ AllMusic - Immortal Verses - Credits
  6. ^ Stereolab - 12 Stones Add Dates With Submersed
  7. ^ Eye Empire Frontman Talks Transition From Submersed
  8. ^ Eye Empire Parts Ways With Singer Donald Carpenter
  9. ^ "Apollo Under Fire". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  10. ^ Noisecreep - Projected Sevendust Creed
  11. ^ Creed's Mark Tremonti Releasing Solo Debut
  12. ^ Billboard - Submersed Chart History
  13. ^ Billboard - Submersed Chart History
  14. ^ Billboard - Submersed Chart History