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UTG PHOTOS: The Decibel Magazine Tour (4/11/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph The Decibel Magazine Tour on April 11, 2014.

In 2014, March Madness came in the form of decades of metal. The Decibel Magazine Tour spanned across 21 cities, traveling between Orlando and Seattle before wrapping up in the Northeast.

The tour featured metal legends Carcass, our friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, Canada’s Gorguts, and the youngsters in Noisem.

Check out below the jump to see some photos from the show. If you made it out to see any of the dates, let us know what you thought of the concert. Read more »

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Nightmares Announce ‘Suspiria’ & Stream New Single

Not too long ago Nightmares announced that they signed with Rise Records and then premiered a new single that would be featured on a future album with the label. Now that a little bit of time has passed the group has finally revealed the title and release date for their debut full length album. The album is titled Suspiria, and it will hit stores June 3. In addition to this news, the band’s second single is available to stream. The new song is “Cujo,” and you can stream it below.

The band has plenty of pre-order options available for purchase. You can grab yourself a physical copy of the album by heading here. Read more »

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It Lives, It Breathes Stream New Single, “Preach”

Like many other bands out there right now, It Lives, It Breathes are currently fighting for a spot on this year’s Warped Tour through Ernie Ball’s Battle Of The Bands. One tactic that seems to be doing well for artists is for them to premiere a new song exclusively on their Battle Of The Bands page. This is a tactic that the band has decided to take advantage of, and they’ve revealed a brand new song titled “Preach.” You can give the song a quick listen by heading right on over to their Battle Of The Bands page.

If you are already a fan of ILIB, then this song will be a nice treat. The song is similar in style to previous tracks they’ve released and has a catchy chorus. The fact that the band has released a new song doesn’t necessarily mean they plan on dropping a new album, but if they are planning on it “Preach” would make a solid lead single.

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Converge Debut New Music Video For “Precipice/All We Love We Leave Behind”

Earlier today, Converge joined forces with Pitchfork to release a music video for “Precipice” and the title track off their epic record,  All We Love We Leave Behind. The Craig Murray-directed clip follows a gruff protagonist across vivid landscapes, and uses both stop-motion and hand-drawn animation to brutally detail his plight. Check it out by peeking below the jump.

This July, you’ll be able to catch Converge as they headline Deathwish Fest with Trap Them. Be sure to comment below and let UTG know if you’ll be attending. Read more »

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STREAM: Bruce Springsteen – “Hurry Up Sundown”

To many, April means baseball, rain, and large, festive rabbits. However, to the music-minded, April signals the arrival of a much more joyous occasion–Record Store Day. Come Saturday, scores of individuals will take to the streets in an effort to snag their favorite albums, surely carrying a list of essential releases that they simply can’t go home without.

One album undoubtedly at the top of many of these lists is Bruce Springsteen’s latest offering, American Beauty, which hits shelves exclusively this weekend. The 12″ EP will feature four unreleased songs by The Boss, one of which, titled “Hurry Up Sundown,” can now be streamed over at NPR.

Electrifying and straightforward, this sneak peek showcases the Rock N’ Roll legend’s versatility (he plays every instrument on the track except the drums), and will likely sit well with long-time fans. Comment below and let us know if you’ll be picking up a copy of American Beauty.

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Watch Sky Ferreira Get Tough in “I Blame Myself” Music Video

Sky Ferreira has released the music video for Night Time, My Time song “I Blame Myself” and it’s got all the ’90s street cred, fresh-out-of-prison stuff you could want. Styled by Ian Bradley and produced by SSENSE and System Magazine, the music video is the first of a series intended to connect fashion film and music videos.

Supposedly the video is based on real events (“It’s obviously based off of real events,” Ferreira said. “People always ask me questions about certain things, and it’s kind of like my response. I think actions speak louder than words.”), which certainly seems to be true looking at her past record and arrest for drug use last fall. I don’t recall Ferreira ever dancing in an interrogation room before, though. But then again, I wouldn’t put it past her.

Watch the music video below: Read more »

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Made In America Festival Expands To Los Angeles

Jay Z’s Made In America festival will be expanding this year to include dates in Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia. Both festivals will be taking place Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31. Philadelphia’s will be hosted at Ben Franklin Parkway while Los Angeles’ will find its home at Grand Park.

Tickets can be ordered for each show now through Ticketmaster. Find links for each via Made In America’s website.

No word yet on what the lineup will be for each show, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we find out more.

Will you be hitting up the festival at either of these locations? Who are you hoping to see make an appearance?

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LYRIC VIDEO: Nick Santino – “Can’t Say I Miss You”

Nick Santino, formerly of A Rocket To The Moon, has released a lyric video for his new track “Can’t Say I Miss You.” The song is from his forthcoming debut album, Big Skies.

Head after the jump to check out the video. Big Skies is slated to hit shelves on May 27 via 8123. It is currently available for pre-order through 8123′s online store.

Santino will be on the road this summer as part of the Vans Warped Tour. You can view a full list of dates here.

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Stream Lykke Li’s New Single, “Gunshot”

Indie songstress Lykke Li has released her third single, “Gunshot,” off her upcoming third studio album today. The single takes more of a sodden pop route, tracing heartbroken lyrics out in a pretty produced, anthemic piece of sweeping vocals and sturdy guitar work. All in all, it sounds in line with her other work while ditching some of the old hooks.

The album, titled I Never Learn, is slated to come out May 5 via LL/Atlantic Records. So far we’ve also heard “Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone” and “No Rest For The Wicked” (the latter of which has a bummer of a music video), both of which cover her spectrum of sounds. Looks like we can expect another solid LP from the Swedish singer.

Go ahead and give the single a listen here. The full tracklist for I Never Learn can be seen below. Read more »

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WATCH: Somos – “Domestic”

Having just released their debut LP Temple of Plenty on Tiny Engines, Boston’s Somos are premiering their video for “Domestic” exclusively at Alternative Press.

Somos, who are playing this year’s Fest alongside bands like the Descendents and Foxing, just got off a month long tour with label mates Save Ends. Temple of Plenty, which was released March 25, is available to order here.

You can stream the video for “Domestic,” which originally streamed on AbsolutePunk, below or on Alternative Press here. Read more »

If I Ran The Zoo

STREAM: If I Ran The Zoo – “Timber” (Pitbull & Ke$ha Cover)

If I Ran The Zoo are a four piece metalcore outfit based out of Fargo, North Dakota. The band has been together since 2010, and in that time they’ve released a number of singles, as well as an EP last year. Yesterday they added a new song to their list of singles, but this time it’s a cover of Pitbull’s “Timber,” featuring Ke$ha. You can stream the lyric video they put together for the cover by taking a look below the jump.

If I Ran The Zoo’s rendition of “Timber” is one that’s fun, and simple. The band didn’t try to change what the song was about or try to make it into something else entirely. There are some clean vocals as well as unclean, but neither overwhelm the other. If you like what you hear, you can pick it up on iTunes. Read more »

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Prepare To Cry During The First Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

Now that Kick Ass 2 has faded from the biggest disappointment of 2013 to being just another letdown from last year, Chloe Grace-Moretz is ready to return to the big screen with a story that is likely to stir emotions around the globe.

Directed by R.J. Cutler (Nashville) and based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is an upcoming dramatic teen romance that puts Moretz front and center. She stars as a bright, talented teen in Portland who falls into a coma after a car accident kills the rest of her family. Moretz’s character awakens at the scene of the accident – or at least she thinks she does – and soon realizes that, in reality, she has entered into a coma. The doctors do their best to save her, but ultimately she must make a choice: Fight to survive and live a life completely alone, or let go and embrace death and follow the rest of her family into the beyond. You can view the film’s first trailer below: Read more »