Hail The Sun

Hail The Sun Are Taking Your Questions on Reddit

This afternoon, growing post-hardcore band, Hail The Sun, will be stopping in on Reddit to field all your burning questions about the band, their upcoming activities, and their recent album, Wake. Whether you’re a frequent Redditor or you’ve remained unphased by the enormous web community, you are likely familiar with the AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” forum posts that have welcomed A-list celebrities and even President Barack Obama to Reddit for a short Q&A session.

The AMA will take place on /r/PostHardcore, a great little sub-community within Reddit for fans of bands like Circa Survive, Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, and more. Fans are already populating the message boards with their questions in anticipation for the guys of Hail The Sun to step in an answer. The AMA, which officially begins at 2pm PST, can be found right here.



Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Jerrod Carmichael’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Late last month, Comedy Dynamics released Richard Jeni’s final televised special, A Big Steaming Pile of Me, marking the first time that all six of the late comedian’s records have been made available for purchase. In a career tragically cut short in March of 2007, when Jeni committed suicide, A Big Steaming Pile of Me reminds fans of just how good the comedian was at his trade.

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Restorations Stream LP3

The word of mouth backing RestorationsLP3 has spread like wildfire, and thanks to a recent album stream provided by NPR, you can finally hear what the hype is all about.

We think it was a great decision for the band to use “Tiny Prayers” and “Separate Songs” as promotional singles for this new record. The tracks sure did open up a new sound for the five piece that’s fully fleshed out on LP3. There’s still plenty of time left to pre-order the album through SideOneDummy before its 10/28 release date, so get to clicking!

In three days, the band will be leaving for a short tour with Self Defense Family and The Smith Street Band. Follow the jump for a listing of dates.

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REVIEW: PVRIS – ‘White Noise’

Artist: PVRIS
Album: White Noise
Genre: Alternative
Label: Rise Records

Fleeting: that moment when a new artist steals your heart. You’re not asked nicely if you want your emotions thrown into a record and tossed around like a load of laundry; you’re not given a ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ when your spirit is lifted from the ground and sent into a world you previously didn’t know — induced by a series of songs so powerful that it can give you the shakes or shivers…it can send tears down your cheeks. It doesn’t ask for an invitation. No, when a life-changing record enters your life, it’s by storm. It’s by charge and force and it brings change, positive change. It brings the kind of change you need in your life. It uplifts, moves, and molds you. It becomes part of you.

White Noise, the new LP from Boston alternative indie rock band PVRIS, is that type of record. It contains moments so aurally powerful and melodically chilling that you’re overwhelmed with a wave of thought and meaning. You and the record become one and the same. It’s a power no other art could begin to accomplish. It’s a power unlike any other. Read more »

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UTG’s 31 Days of Halloween: ‘Wrong Turn’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your All Hallows’ Eve festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home.

[Warning: the material within is likely NSFW]

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Day 21: Wrong Turn (2003)

Just like cross-country roadtrips, the summer slasher is a timeless cornerstone of American culture, and that’s what makes Wrong Turn so great. While this isn’t the first horror film revolving around backwoods killers preying on lost and misled out-of-towners, it is definitely one of the most memorable among the bunch. The five sequels that have spawned from this 2003 production only prove that a roadtrip gone wrong remains to be one of our biggest fears. Read more »


ILoveMakonnen & Drake Go Up On A “Tuesday” In New Music Video

ILoveMakonnen and Drake created one of the most off-kilter bangers of the year with “Tuesday,” so it’s only fitting the track would be graced with a music video to match. Featuring scenes of random individuals’ everyday lives intertwined with the duo spitting their lines in the club surrounded by their squad and plenty of beautiful women, the visuals give a glimpse of just how different a Tuesday night is for Drake and his label’s rising star compared to the rest of the world’s population.

Follow the jump to check out “Tuesday” and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the music video in the comments section below. Read more »


Totally Slow And Black Market Stream Split

We had the pleasure of premiering a single from Totally Slow and Black Market’s forthcoming 7″ split late last month, a release we’ve patiently waited for since its announcement. Luckily for our ears along with yours, the bands have teamed up with The Runout to finally premiere a stream of the split in its entirety, so click here to give it a well deserved listen.

The split officially drops November 4 via Self Aware Records, but pre-orders are available on the label’s official e-store.


Chief Keef

Chief Keef Dropped From Interscope Records

Just two months after Trinidad James was reportedly dropped by the folks at Def Jam, another hot name from the 2012 rap game has been released from his major label contract.

News is breaking this afternoon that Chief Keef has been dropped from Interscope Records. The label, which initially gave Keef a deal worth $3 million, have yet to comment on the news. The rapper, on the other hand, was quick to confirm the rumors by uploading a screenshot of a text conversation with a friend he had shortly after the new broke. You can view that image at the end of this post.

Keef released only one album during his time on Interscope, and spent at least of the other three months incarcerated. He has managed to stay in headlines thanks to a plethora of promotional singles, but whether or not that remains the case in light of today’s news remains to be seen. Keef should have a new mixtape out soon, but right now his immediate plans for the future remain unknown. Follow UTG on Twitter for updates. Read more »


Sad News: ‘The Conjuring 2′ Moves To 2016

James Wan, director of The Conjuring, seems to have too much on his plate for the foreseeable future because of post-production on Fast & Furious 7. Moving from Oct. 25, 2015 to an undisclosed time in 2016, The Conjuring 2 has now been replaced by an untitled horror film produced by New Line. Annabelle, the spinoff based upon a doll from The Conjuring, has now made 166 million dollars worldwide on a 6.5 million dollar budget, cementing the importance of the franchise to its financiers.

For now, we all have to wait on bated breath to see what the Lamberts get into next. My guess is that it will be some kind of creatively enacted spooky hijinks. The Conjuring made 318 million dollars worldwide on a 20 million budget. Although Wan isn’t confirmed to come back to the sequel, the push to 2016 causes some discussion. New Line could be so dedicated to his vision of the original that they pushed the sequel so that he will have more time to make a quality picture out of the material. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are already confirmed to come back, but that is all we know right now.

Deadline also believes that two films could take that Oct. 25th spot. Crawlspace, starring Bates Motel‘s Michael Vartan as a widowed man who has moved into a seemingly perfect new home with his daughter and new wife, could bow at that time. The other film is Superstition, a Blumhouse production directed by first-timers Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, follows a family that moves into a home built on an old site of a witch’s execution. Well, I guess whatever comes out on Oct. 25th, 2015 will be a haunted house movie.

August Burns Red

August Burns Red And Miss May I Announce 2015 North American Tour

Metalcore giants August Burns Red have revealed they will be heading out on a massive North American trek early next year. Starting January 22 in Baltimore before wrapping up on March 8 in Philadelphia, the tour will feature direct support from Miss May I alongside Northlane and recent Sumerian Records signees, ERRA.

All of the tour’s confirmed dates and locations can be found after the jump, so be sure to see if August Burns Red will be performing in a city near you. As for tickets, they are set to go on sale October 31, so don’t forget to purchase them before beginning your planned Halloween festivities. Read more »


Bring Me The Horizon Debut A New Sound With “Drown”

Bring Me The Horizon have spent the last few years evolving, and the results have been evident in every piece of music they released. Their latest is no exception, and in fact might be the biggest change in sound the band has delivered to date.

“Drown” arrived online early this morning following an accidental reveal by the band’s label. The song boasts a very straightforward rock sound, with absolutely no screaming to be found anywhere in its four minute runtime. Instead, Sykes sings about holes in his soul and how the weight of the world is increasingly hard to hold up. There’s also a lot of references to water, which has become commonplace in the band’s music. You can stream the song and view its official video below: Read more »

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Stick To Your Guns Debut “Nobody” Music Video

California hardcore/metalcore outfit Stick To Your Guns have teamed up with our friends over at Alternative Press to premiere a brand new single and music video. Entitled “Nobody,” the cut is the first taste of Jesse Barnett and company’s forthcoming LP, Disobedient, which is slated for release on February 10, 2015, via Sumerian Records.

Follow the jump to check out “Nobody” and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the track in the comments section below. Read more »