UNDERDOG has been a staple in the hardcore scene since their inception in the 1980's and the release of Matchless will further cement the impact that the band had upon the world. The two key, constant elements of Underdog during its span of four years were Richie Birkenhead (vocals) and Russ "Wheeler" Iglay (bass) who decided to form a band while talking at CBGB in 1985. Underdog became a hugely popular musical hybrid capable of playing shows with any other band while winning new followers along the way. Underdog shows were sweat-drenched, hard dancing, sing-along events for everyone involved. After a very successful nationwide tour in 1989 to support the release of The Vanishing Point, their biggest and most successful tour, there seemed to be nothing standing in UNDERDOGs way. Sadly prophetic, the title of the record rang true at the conclusion of that tour the band disbanded. Fast forward over twenty years and UNDERDOG is back with this comprehensive release that will include both The Vanishing Point and the Demos on CD / double LP. Buzz has been re-building around the band since their performance at last year's Burning Fight show in Chicago - expect to see UNDERDOG on the road this summer in support of this release and just as relevant in 2010 as they were in 1989.