Formed in 1997, Undying has always sought to use art as a weapon in an attempt to awaken our culture to the horrors we have inflicted upon the world and its peoples. A long time dream of guitarist James Chang and bassist Jonathan Raine, the idea remained just that until the addition of James old college roommate Timothy Roy, drummer Daniel Allen, and guitarist Liam Caulfield. The band began writing songs and playing as many shows as possible. A four-song demo was soon recorded, more shows played, a short tour, and work began on their first record. "This Day All Gods Die" was released in January of 1999 by Matt Miller of Catharsis label: Fifth Column Conspiracy. With a record in hand the band toured as much and as often as possible. Unfortunately this caused the departure of Dan (who left to pursue his career and begin a family) and Liam (for various reasons). Paul Waggoner came on indefinite loan from Prayer for Cleansing to replace Liam on guitar, and numerous drummers filled in until Robert Roose (an old friend and ex-bandmate) filled the position permanently. The band was contacted by Ed Goodlife about their next record (which they had already begun the work on), and in March of 2000 they entered the studio and recorded "The Whispered Lies of Angels", their first full-length release.
Undying has always focused upon our cultures impact upon the Earth, and the anthropological and cultural ecological foundations of our belief that it is humankinds destiny to subjugate the Earth to our will. Born into a culture which sees itself as the pinnacle of mans evolution, we spend every waking moment of our lives with the lies of our culture as a constant companion. The same worldview which allowed our particular style of living to grow at an exponential rate (decimating the same biological and cultural diversity which is the very foundation of life on this Earth), survives through the relentless whispers of our culture which blinds us to the truth: that there exists no one right way to live, that it is not humankind which is flawed, only our culture, and that for millions of years prior to the birth of our culture, humans lived in harmony with the world rather than in a constant struggle to dominate and exploit it.