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Defeater Share Lead Single Off Forthcoming Album, ‘Abandoned’

Defeater will return this summer with a brand new full-length album titled Abandoned. The Letters Home follow-up is set to arrive on August 28 through Epitaph Records, and can be pre-ordered here.

To coincide with said announcement, the Massachusetts five-piece have also unveiled a new music video for the record’s blistering lead single, “Spared In Hell.” View the clip by following the jump below, and let us know what you think in the replies.

In a few months, Defeater will be embarking on a massive fall tour with Four Year Strong, Speak Low If You Speak Love, Superheaven, Expire, and Elder Brother. To see if they’ll be in your area, head here. Read more »

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Between The Buried And Me Stream ‘Coma Ecliptic’

Between The Buried And Me have joined forces with SPIN Magazine to begin streaming their highly anticipated new record, Coma Ecliptic, in full.

A rampid rollercoaster of genres and influences, the North Carolina quartet’s latest offering is a spacious concept album that follows an unnamed protagonist as he journeys through his past lives. Check it out after the break, and if you’re a fan, pick up a pre-order before it hits shelves on July 10 via Metal Blade Records.

BTBAM will be on the road for the rest of the month, wreaking havoc alongside Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist. If you’d like to get in on the action, a full list of dates can additionally be found below. Read more »


Coheed And Cambria Release New Track, Announce New LP

Coheed and Cambria return with a brand new single, and brand new album announcement.

“You’ve Got Spirit, Kid” is the first taste of Coheed’s eighth LP, The Color Before The Sun. Poppy as ever, Coheed return with soaring melodies, bright guitar riffs, and a revitalized sense of fun.

The Color Before The Sun also marks the band’s first non-conceptual album. Speaking with Kerrang, Claudio Sanchez says, “I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record. I’ve always said in the past that there’s never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it.”

The Color Before The Sun releases October 9, 2015. Check out “You’ve Got Spirit, Kid” after the jump. Read more »

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UTG PREMIERE: The Casual – “Egg Nog”

Don’t worry, this post has nothing to do with Christmas.

You may or may not have heard of The Casual before now, but if our intuition is correct it won’t be too long before they are considered household names for anyone interested in alternative music. The band, who hail from Pennsylvania, have partnered with UTG to share a song titled “Egg Nog” off their forthcoming debut EP, Lust (due out August 8). You can stream the track below.

When asked about the story behind the track, member Zach Anderson commented:

“One day I was kind of just sick of keeping my words to myself. There was so much that I wanted to say to so many people that I knew I realistically couldn’t without being berated. So, I let off some steam by writing this song. It touches on a lot of really sensitive subjects that I feel strongly about. The song title is ‘Egg Nog’ because I wrote it in December a few years ago. As I was saving it, I was drinking egg nog so, I named it ‘Egg Nog.’ I think it’s oddly fitting.” Read more »

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UTG PREMIERE: Ryan Stapleton – “Vibrate Your Body”

“Vibrate Your Body,” the new single from Philadelphia-based artist Ryan Stapleton is both sensually addictive and overtly magnetic.

The song, streaming exclusively below, contains the swagger of ELO, the sophistication of MGMT and the pop sensibility of Passion Pit. The single, which is due out for purchase July 14, shows Stapleton can write songs with the best of the alternative pop world. He called the lyrics of the song very ‘tongue-in-cheek,’ but we don’t mind. The hook is still undeniable.

“There’s a lot of my dumb teenage self in there, in regards to a so-called sexual awakening—for lack of a better word—but the image in my head is your teenage self at the top of the block of your girlfriend’s street, waiting for her parents to leave so you can be let in,” Stapleton said. Read more »


Patent Pending Sign To Rude Records, Announce New EP

Long Island’s finest five-piece, Patent Pending, have just announced that they will be putting out a brand new EP this summer, entitled Armageddon, under Rude Records.

The band spent this past year recording the new EP in Nashville, Tennessee with Jordan Schmidt. Below you will find a new music video for their single, “Brighter.” The band shares: “The video is a metaphor for the crazy journey that our band has taken to this point and leaves us with a sense of hope at the end that with hard work and dedication, accomplishing the impossible may be possible one day.”

“We’re so excited to join forces with Rude Records,” vocalist Joe Ragota shares. “After years of searching we’ve finally found a home for our band with people that truly understand our vision, our goals and our craziness. Read more »

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Lil Wayne Drops Free New Album On Tidal

Lil Wayne and his Tidal-using fans got to spend their Fourth Of July weekend jamming to fifteen new tracks.

The New Orleans hip-hop recording artist released the much anticipated/now-shortened FWA–also formerly known as the Free Weezy Album–this past Saturday for free on Jay-Z (and company)’s brand new music streaming platform, Tidal. FWA is, as one can observe, one of the many streaming service-exclusive efforts that will continue to roll out.

FWA follows Lil Wayne’s fallout with Cash Money Records and his latest I Am Not A Human Being II from 2013, and it features Jeezy, Cory Gunz, Euro, and Wiz Khalifa among others. Its album artwork and track list can be found below. You can stream it over at Tidal now. Read more »

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UTG TV: The Cadillac Three Chat About Writing For Keith Urban, Eric Church & Rascal Flatts

Under The Gun Review headed to Nashville, Tennessee for country music’s biggest week in the south, CMA Fest. We had the chance to dig deep into the musical backgrounds of Nashville natives The Cadillac Three. We bet you didn’t know that they’re the reason behind some of your favorite songs falling into the hands of Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Keith Urban and Tim Mcgraw.

The Cadillac Three is one band that will knock your boots out from under you with their dedication to bringing rock back into country music. The band just released a video on Vevo for their newest single, “White Lightning.” It’s a song that will for sure send goosebumps up and down your spine, and is no doubt the real showstopper during their live shows.

Check out our interview with The Cadillac Three below as they discuss Steven Tyler, the songs they wish they would have kept, and how they might have a hand in babies being born. Read more »

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UTG TV: Jessie James Decker Knows How To Handle A Busy Schedule

Jessie James Decker might be married to every female’s Man Crush Monday, but she’s not letting that stop her from making a name for herself. She makes being pregnant and balancing a career look like a walk in the park and absolutely deserves the coveted hashtag #MomGoals.

You might remember Jessie from her pop days, with her catchy single “Wanted,” but she’s all country. Her EP is due out shortly, but you can get a taste of her new music endeavors on Billy Currington’s new single, “Good Night.” Decker describes her new EP as fun, loving, and cool, and she couldn’t help but gush over her husband and daughter being a big inspiration in her music.

Jessie chats with UTG TV to let us all know about her evolution as a singer, handling her career and, of course, a makeup mishap on a major red carpet. Read more »

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The Unravelling Stream New Single, “Master Drone”

Following “Revolt” from earlier this year, Calgary’s The Unravelling are streaming their newest track, titled “Master Drone.” At well over five minutes in length, the duo’s newest offering pulses along at a steady chug with with eerie, building backing sounds and a passionate conviction in Steve Moore’s vocal delivery.

In regards to the song’s subject, Moore comments, “the Master Drone is certain of his reality, and therefore living through an artifact. He is opinionated, and likely a respectable, ambitious member of society. He could be a motivational speaker, an atheist, a religious leader, a ‘life coach’ or a serial entrepreneur. He thrives within identity and strives for new identities as he grows old. He’s in all of us. He represents our human programming.”

You can stream The Unravelling’s newest single below via the band’s Bandcamp where you can also find the song’s lyrics and further information. Read more »


UTG INTERVIEW: Kingmaker’s Alex Gaspar Discusses the Creation of ‘The Cradle’

Kingmaker have always been a group that thrives on progression. Since bursting onto the scene in the summer of 2009, the Lake County quartet has undergone a number of style and lineup changes, all leading to the release of their latest full-length effort, The Cradle–a bold blend of abrasive riffs, ear-shattering percussion, and poignant lyricism.

We recently spoke with guitarist Alex Gaspar, who not only gave us all the details on the band’s latest album, but also elaborated on what they have in the works for the rest of 2015. Read our conversation below, and keep in touch with Kingmaker here. Read more »


UTG TV: Parmalee At CMA Music Festival 2015

We caught up with Parmalee right after they took the stage at CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee last month. These guys have been around each other for some time now and know how to have a good time, even with their busy lives. The band had just come back from a performance the night before and spent some time in the airport catching up on sleeping. This of course led to photos being posted of each member caught snoozing. How flattering!

This will be Parmalee’s fourth year at the major music festival that has helped launch major acts in the country music scene. In our interview, the four-year veterans take a walk down memory lane as they recall their growth within the festival from 2012 to 2015, and we of course had to find out what these country music stars keep in their pockets. Read more »