The Union Underground

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The Union Underground
Origin San Antonio, Texas, USA
Genres Nu metal
Industrial rock
Years active 1996–2002
Labels Columbia (1996-2000)
Portrait (2001-2002)
Past members Bryan Scott
Patrick Kennison
John Moyer
Josh Memolo

The Union Underground was a nu metal 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'."



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[edit]

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.



Other Releases[edit]

  • The Union Underground EP (1997, Union Records)
  • Live...One Nation Underground (2002, Portrait Records)

Radio Promotion CDs[edit]

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

Soundtrack Appeareances[edit]