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First ‘Taken 3′ Trailer Has Very Little To Do With Kidnapping

Taken 3 is a reality, and for whatever reason the plot has nothing to do with someone kidnapping Liam Neeson.

Today, the first trailer for Taken 3 found its way online. The footage sets up a story that involves bad guys framing Liam Neeson’s character for the murder of his wife. When cops arrive on seen, Liam runs, and in doing so kicks off a chain of events that will put the lives of everyone he loves in danger. He fights back, but the police may catch up to him before he can figure out exactly who is responsible for …

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: When Cities Sleep Sign To Indianola Records, Premiere New Lyric Video

When Cities Sleep are an up-and-coming post-hardcore outfit based out of Waldorf, Maryland. The group has been together since 2011 and have earned a solid following in their local scene by combining heavy guitar riffs with electronic drops. Their hard work has paid off, and now we’ve teamed up with the group to announce they have signed to Indianola Records. This label is also the home to bands like Provoke, Destroy and Apparitions.

In addition to the signing, we are happy to premiere the lyric video for their new single, “Dead Tires.” You can stream that song by taking …

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COMING SOON: UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween Starts Tomorrow!

It’s that time of year again!

For the third year in a row the entire month of October is dedicated to UTG’s love of scary movies. We have a slew of features planned, including interviews and ‘best of’ lists that are sure to whet your appetite for all things macabre, but the highlight of the site in the coming weeks will no doubt be our annual 31 Days Of Halloween feature. This year’s list is 100% different from the films used in previous years, and if we’re being completely honest we think the movies chosen this time around offer a …

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REVIEW: Finch – ‘Back To Oblivion’

Artist: Finch
Album: Back To Oblivion
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Label: Razor and Tie

To be honest, I am not too acclimated with Finch. Like many rock lovers I enjoy What It Is To Burn and parts from Say Hello To Sunshine, but I never truly gravitated to the band. This mindset made my approach to their comeback album Back To Oblivion all the more interesting.

Upon first listen, it can be immediately felt that the production of Back To Oblivion was dealt with extreme care. Guitars whirl through thundering drums and bass as the vocals soar far above everything …

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UTG PREMIERE: NIKOS – “Illusions”

Gearing up for the release of their self-titled EP on October 21, NIKOS are dropping the provocative pop track “Illusions” exclusively via Under The Gun Review. Dark enough to make you bang your head, yet catchy enough to stick with you for hours to come, NIKOS are creating a new brand of aggressive, driven pop music.

The band is out on the High School Nation tour this Fall with Drake Bell (yes, the guy from Drake & Josh), Jacob Latimore, and others. Catch this act now before the record drops and an inevitable explosion of popularity occurs. Singer Nikos …

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Flashback: Stream Fireworks’ Original Demo EP, ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’

We have been spending a lot of time at UTG talking about the origin of bands that dominate headlines today. We have been around for over half a decade at this point, but that’s not quite as long enough to have covered every step of an artist’s career. Many bands had several years of recording and touring experience before UTG came into existence. As a result, we missed the opportunity to showcase these acts when they were young and unknown. We can never get that experience in full, but we recently realized we could stroll through memory lane ever-so-slightly by …

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REVIEW: Puig Destroyer – ‘Puig Destroyer’

Artist: Puig Destroyer
Album: Puig Destroyer
Genre: Grindcore
Label: No Sleep Records

The 2014 baseball postseason is here! From the reigning champion Boston Red Sox not making it this year to the Kansas City Royals making the playoffs for the first time in 29 years, anything can happen in the game of baseball. That is also the case for the baseball-centric grindcore outfit Puig Destroyer. With a moniker influenced by star outfielder Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers (who was introduced to the band’s music last year at an MLB event) and influential grindcore act Pig Destroyer, the …

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REVIEW: Paul Maged – ‘Diamonds & Demons’

Artist: Paul Maged
Album: Diamonds & Demons
Genre: Rock

With influences ranging from Billy Joel to Green Day, it’d be easy to assume that Paul Maged’s sophomore effort, Diamonds & Demons, would vary wildly in style and sound. And with a whopping 17 tracks, collectively clocking in just shy of a full hour, the album indeed does…mostly. Does a long runtime with a heavy haul of songs that span several areas of rock guarantee an interesting and fulfilling listening experience though? Sometimes, sure. Many times even. This time, however, it might just be too much.

While Diamonds & Demons

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Stream The New Mercy Street (ex-Rufio) Album Now

If you were ever a fan of the almighty Rufio, then frontman Scott Sellers’ newest project in Mercy Street should be right up your alley. Following an excellent debut EP in 2012, the band is finally streaming their first LP–which releases today–through Bandcamp.

Featuring the fast-paced, rifftastic, pop-punk stylings that were prominent in Rufio’s discography, all fronted by Sellers’ recognizable vocals, Let Me Live certainly fills the void left by the departure of one of the most talented bands in the scene in the mid to late 2000s. Featuring 13 tracks–few of which break the three-minute mark–Mercy Street’s …

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Yellowcard Stream ‘Lift A Sail’ In Its Entirety

A week ahead of its official release date, pop-punk luminaries Yellowcard are streaming their ninth full-length album in full through Pandora.

Featuring even more radio-friendly tracks with an alternative rock sound that’s quite the departure from their earlier pop-punk roots found on One For The Kids and Ocean Avenue, the Florida-based act’s newest release should still appeal to longtime fans but find the band with a wealth of new followers as well.

Lift A Sail is set to release on October 7 through Razor & Tie. You still have time to pre-order the album digitally on iTunes, …

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MIXTAPE: Rich Gang – ‘The Tour: Part 1′

Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and Birdman have finally released their collaborative mixtape. It’s not exactly what we expected, but it’s guaranteed to keep you bobbing along for many weeks to come.

Released under the guise of the Rich Gang, The Tour: Part One found its way online earlier today following months of blog promotion. The London On Da Track produced effort features twenty brand new tracks with absolutely no guest appearances. Considering the amount of material both Quan and Thugga Thugga have been putting out as of late, the fact there are twenty MORE songs waiting …

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Crystal Caines And A$AP Ferg Deliver Heat On “Whiteline”

Crystal Caines has never made an appearance on UTG before this post, but after hearing her latest single I could quickly see the up and coming emcee become a regular on our front page.

Joined by the incredibly talented A$AP Ferg, who is in the midst of his own breakout year, Crystal Caines’ latest single is a hard-hitting track about putting in work and rubbing shoulders with those who deal in cocaine that you won’t soon forget. It’s the kind of unsuspecting production that is made almost entirely by the flow and aggression brought to the track by the …