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STREAM: VICE – “Shaolin Idols” (Feat. Tom Sheehan of Indecision)

Get ready to slam your head through a wall, because Staten Island hardcore band VICE just released their new single, “Shaolin Idols.” VICE seamlessly switches between fast hardcore, power violence, and heavy melodic hardcore, creating a bastard child so fueled with confusion and hatred that it begs you to rip your own skin off. Is that comparison too graphic? Probably, but if you don’t like it, you probably won’t care for this music anyway. Also, on the track is Tom Sheehan of legendary New York hardcore band Indecision. If you’re not interested now, I don’t know what else to say.…

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Gerard Way Announces Two Shows In Japan

Gerard Way will be making his way to Japan in February of 2015, following the upcoming September release of his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien.

The Japanese shows will take place first on February 16, 2015 in Osaka at the BIGCAT, and the second February 17, 2015 at Akasaka Blitz.

Two tracks have been released from Way’s highly anticipated debut thus far, and they both rule. Channeling vibes from British pop music, and a sonic catalogue from the ’60s, Hesitant Alien is something I am anxiously awaiting for release.

Follow us after the jump to check out “Action Cat” …

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Senses Fail Officially Sign To Pure Noise Records; New Album Slated For Summer 2015

Yesterday, UTG reported that fans were buzzing around Senses Fail during their set at Riot Fest in Chicago where the band announced on stage that they had signed to Pure Noise Records with no clear indication if it was true.

After much speculation, the label announced on their website today that the band officially has signed on with them to record a new record. Buddy Nielsen and co. will be hitting the studio in November to work on their sixth full-length album, the follow up to 2013′s genre-changing Renacer. The record will be slated for release in summer 2015 …

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Katniss Fights Back In New Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

After months of viral videos and promotional posters, the full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 has appeared online.

Without going too far into spoiler territory, the last time fans saw Katniss she was being air lifted out of a very scary situation. She realized everything she thought to be true about society was a lie, and though it was never said aloud she also probably pieced together the fact most of the known world was looking to her for guidance. Mockingjay — Part 1 finds Katniss rising to be the leader she was born to become, …

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Run The Jewels Release New Track From ‘RTJ2′ Feat. ‘Police Academy’ Actor Michael Winslow

Oh my. Killer Mike and El-P can do no wrong.

Run The Jewels have finally released their contribution to the Adult Swim Singles Program which has been running strong and steadily for 14 weeks, featuring huge hits from the likes of Mastodon, Deafheaven, Diarrhea Planet, Captain Murphy and many more. This year’s series’ second to last track is “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry,” which serves as our second taste of Run The Jewels’ highly anticipated sophomore LP following the massive “Blockbuster Night Part 1.”

“Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” has a production almost akin to a more mainstream …

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REVIEW: The Architects (U.S) – ‘Border Wars Episode II’

Artist: The Architects (U.S.)
Album: Border Wars Episode II
Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Border Wars Episode II from Kansas City’s The Architects is a record poised to steal your heart and make you truly fight to get it back.

As the latest installment of the five-part concept record and graphic novel combination, Episode II is the pat on the back to help you recover from the hard punch in the gut that was Border Wars Episode I. Yes, you still hear The Architects’ unapologetic brand of Midwest rock ‘n’ roll moxy, but it comes with a sweeter side this …

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HIM Announce Limited-Edition Vinyl Boxed Set, Remastered Catalog

Break out the eyeliner and tissues because HIM have revealed plans to bring their back catalog to your personal vinyl collection before the end of 2014.

According to a press released sent out Monday morning, HIM will be releasing an exclusive limited edition boxset titled Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96-’03 on November 25th via The End Records. The boxset includes the rare debut 1996 EP 666 Ways To Love: Prologue on 180gram heavy weight vinyl for the first time ever, along with an exclusive Heartagram logo slipmat and a USB drive with 37 bonus tracks, …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Hostage Calm’s ‘Die On Stage’ Is Their ‘Born In The U.S.A.’

In 2012, there were countless people frantically concerned that the world was coming to an end. To some, it didn’t matter that December’s doomsday was approaching. At least they’d have the time between October 9 and the end of the world to blast Hostage Calm‘s breakthrough record Please Remain Calm.

On September 16, we will see the formal release of Hostage Calm’s new record Die On Stage, although if you’re a fan of the band, I’m sure you’ve streamed or bought it online already.

The staff at Under The Gun Review have collectively been longtime supporters of …

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Panda Bear Streams New Mixtape

We’ve known that Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox of Animal Collective) has been working on a new album this year with hip-hop influences, but we’re still left in the air in terms of its title and release date. Today what we do get, however, is a mixtape he made which likely points in the direction of what his new record will sound like.

The mixtape showed up on his new website, PBVSGR.com. While previous reports suspected his upcoming LP’s title would be Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the mixtape’s hyperlink indicates it may be Panda Bear VS

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Meatbodies (feat. Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member) Share New Track “Disorder”

Chad Ubovich has plenty of experience playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. Between tours with them, he spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. Now he’s shortened the name, written up 12 tracks, and teamed up with Cory Hanson of Wand and Erik Jimenez of Together Pangea to create a heavy debut, their self-titled album out October 14 via In The Red.

“Disorder” sees the Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin members doing what they do best: thrashing. Every power chord riff goes hand-in-hand with crazy …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: 20 Eyes – “Friends Like You”

Friends and viewers of Under The Gun, we are happy to present you with the official premiere of an unusual song and video to match. 20 Eyes, the three-piece alternative group from San Pedro, CA, are equally as excited to unveil “Friends Like You.”

The video features genre-fusing musical stylings cleverly paired with the funkiest dance moves I’ve ever seen from an elderly man. Although artists have successfully deployed the use of a wacky random guy in the past, this one is just too good to pass over. The band has also found a quirky way to deliver a …

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REVIEW: Hostage Calm – ‘Die on Stage’

Artist: Hostage Calm
Album: Die on Stage
Label: Run For Cover Records
Genre: Punk, Alternative

There are a lot of bands that come and go in the music scene, and rarely make a mark of any kind. Most bands like to think that they are “different” and “special,” but let’s be honest, they usually are not. A few years back when I first saw Hostage Calm, I really did not get “it.” A lot of people really liked them to an extreme degree, and I felt like I was on the outs in a way. Maybe I just wasn’t …