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God Lives Underwater Rise Up Off The Floor
Band to release new album in September.

August 06, 2004 - “Between the record company problems to my fiancé’s passing, which were about a week apart, I consider it amazing that my suicide or eventual death did not follow.”

Those are the words of God Lives Underwater singer singer David Reilly in reference to the trauma that preceded the release of his band’s latest album.

On September 28, 2004, God Lives Underwater will finally release Up Off The Floor on Locomotive Music/Megaforce Records. This will be the band’s fourth release following in the footsteps of their 1995 self-titled EP, the follow-up album Empty, and 1998’s Life In The So-Called Space Age.

Interestingly enough, the band went into recording what would be the Up Off The Floor sessions in 2000. However, after completing the recordings, the band’s record company, 1500/Riffage, went under, bringing GLU to its knees and holding up a highly anticipated release. NOw almost 4 years later, this album will finally see the light of day.

“In an overall sense, Up Off The Floor is the CD that GLU wanted to make since the beginning. I have to say we also grew tremendously as writers and performers. It took some Living to write songs like this,” says Reilly.

“The driving impetus for the songs was quite personal. Jeff got married and I tried to get clean. So Jeff and I started out with a very positive writing perspective. My being clean lasted about 3 months and as it deteriorated, the songs became about a struggle and not any kind of victory, and then eventually about a denial and a total loss. I am happy to see this record finally released.”

Original Date: 2004-08-06
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