Baroness 'Purple'

Baroness Announce New Album, ‘Purple’

Savannah, Georgia’s Baroness have unveiled plans to release a new full-length album, Purple, on December 18 through their own label, Abraxan Hymns. The Yellow & Green follow-up will feature ten brand new tracks, all of which were produced by Dave Fridmann (Sleater-Kinney, Tame Impala). Additionally, this will also be the outfit’s first release to feature Nick Jost on bass and Sebastian Thomson on drums. Comment below and let us know if you’re excited.

“After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like Yellow & Green, we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and …

Hawthorne Heights 2015

Hawthorne Heights Embrace Nostalgia on New Single, “The Darkest Times”

Ohio screamo veterans Hawthorne Heights have released the first single off their impending EP, Hurt, which is set to arrive on September 18.

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t kept up with HH since I was an angsty teen, but nonetheless, I can say with a good deal of confidence that the band’s latest, “The Darkest Times,” is a lot of fun. Catchy, caustic, and concise, it will surely garner fond memories of outfit’s adored debut, The Silence In Black And White, and no doubt leave longtime fans excited for the future. Give it a …


REVIEW: Eden The Cat – Live In A Basement Apartment

Artist: Eden The Cat
Album: Live In A Basement Apartment
Genre: Folk, Acoustic

The best music hits you like a drug. It rolls over your body with a sensation that can only be compared to the first drag on a much needed cigarette or the first sip of that whiskey you’ve been thinking about since lunch. You get high off great music. A high, I might add, that no amount of liquor, weed, smoke, or pills is ever going to replace. Great music puts you in a state of intoxication so entirely satisfying you don’t need anything else to be …


My God, It’s Full Of Stars (ex-Mae) Sign With Spartan Records, To Release New EP This Fall

After choosing to focus on home life and parting ways with Mae in 2008, Rob Sweitzer has announced a new solo project under the name of My God, It’s Full Of Stars.

The singer-songwriter is set to put out his debut EP, M29, this coming Fall. The EP was co-produced with Dave Elkins and was recorded at 4115 Studios in Nashville, TN. Sweitzer successfully funded the Kickstarter campaign for this project in November.

“I’m enthused to be working with Spartan Records. I’ve seen this label grow steadily with the addition of a solid caliber of artists they believe …


Foxing Announce Sophomore Full-Length, Stream Lead Single

St. Louis indie/emo band Foxing have just announced that they will be releasing their sophomore record this coming Fall via Triple Crown.

Entitled Dealer, the eleven-track album will serve as the direct follow-up to the band’s stellar debut record from 2013, called The Albatross.

“I was raised in Catholic school [which] imposed a very difficult stance on the freedom of sexuality,” frontman Conor Murphy tells NPR. “When I lost my virginity, I felt like it was less about love and more about sin. I have really never let go of or dealt with that guilt, which made …


Trivium Release “Until The World Goes Cold” Video

We still have over a month until Trivium drop their new studio album, but that isn’t stopping the metal titans from sharing another single from the highly-anticipated release.

Showcasing a mid-tempo side from Silence In The Snow, “Until The World Goes Cold” is as close to a power ballad as Trivium will ever release. That isn’t to say it’s a love song, but it does swing a big emotional hammer with driving guitars and Matt Heafy’s powerful vocals. I dare say this is the best he has sounded when singing, and it makes me excited to hear what …


FREE MP3: Time Spent Driving – “Blame The Valley”

Time Spent Driving recently released their first album in eight years, and today they’ve partnered with UTG to offer a free MP3 of one of our favorite tracks.

Eight years is a long time for anyone to be away. An entire new generation of music fans have come of age since Time Spent Driving last released an album, but there is something inherently universal in their music that I don’t think will ever change. We chose to share “Blame The Valley” with you today because it’s a song that not only carries a strong message, but also features a sound …


Father Mountain Sign To Antique Records, Announce ‘On Left & Being Left Behind’

Owensboro, Kentucky indie-rock outfit Father Mountain have just joined the Antique Records family.

The five-piece, largely reminiscent of Weatherbox or a slightly heavier Lydia, is scheduled to release their label debut On Left & On Being Left Behind on September 25.

The nine-track EP, whose album artwork and track listing can all be found below, will be available in a limited edition cassette format, as well as a digital format.

You can stream a new song, entitled “Bones,” below as well.

If not hunched over her desk writing about music, Dana can be found binge-watching old episodes

The Weeknd Tell Your Friends

The Weeknd Shares New “Tell Your Friends” Music Video

The Weeknd has given us our fourth taste of his impending Kiss Land follow-up, Beauty Behind The Madness, in the form of a brand new single titled “Tell Your Friends,” which found its way online yesterday along with an accompanying music video.

As expected, the Kanye West-produced track is smooth as silk, in part because of its top notch production, but mainly because of Abel Tesfaye’s velvety croon. In addition to some heavy visuals, the clip itself also features a brief teaser of another new Weeknd track, “Real Life,” which seems to indicate that the Beauty Behind The

Defeater 2015

Defeater Stream New LP, ‘Abandoned’

After months of anticipation, Defeater have officially began streaming their fourth full-length album, Abandoned. Listen in by following the jump below, and share your thoughts with us in the replies.

The Boston five-piece will spend the next few months on tour before heading across the pond for an extensive European run. To see if they’ll be hitting up a venue in your area, head here.

Abandoned hits shelves this Friday, August 28, through Epitaph Records. Pre-orders are ongoing.

Kyle Florence is a news and feature writer for Under The Gun Review. He is also a proud


Other People Records Signs exwhy, Band Announces Debut LP

Other People Records just became the lucky label to sign the fast-rising Atlanta natives known as exwhy. The band’s debut record, The Feels, is due later this year. The album was recorded by Kenny Muto at Tomuto Sounds and mixed by Beau Burchell of Saosin fame.

You may not have heard of exwhy before now, and if that is the case you shouldn’t worry. The band is practically brand new, having only released a single so far in 2015, but anyone on the label side of the business has been fielding pitches from the group and people who …

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Stream JoyKill Collective’s “Battle Cry” & Upcoming Single, “Liberty Taker”

UK alternative band JoyKill Collective released the video for “Battle Cry” last month, but the single was just officially released late last week. The track, like most of the band’s music, is spawned from their “dissatisfaction with the prevalent right wing politics and media.”

In regards to “Battle Cry” itself, on its designated BandCamp page, the collective’s founder, Leif, explained, “I couldn’t be in the UK during and after the election so I’m protesting from afar using the only way I know how.”

Full of soaring guitars, dark, distorted vocals and plenty of conviction, you can view the video for …

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