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UTG PREMIERE: Bornstellar – “Wake The World” (Lyric Video)

Today is a very exciting day at UTG HQ. Just a month after helping them announce of their existence, we have the good fortune of premiering the first single and lyric video from North Carolina hard rock outfit Bornstellar.

Featuring members of A Hero A Fake, Bornstellar is the latest hard rock band to make a splash on the national scene. They spent the fall of 2013 writing and recording their debut EP, which fans can expect to see released in the first half of this year, and “Wake The World” is the record’s first single. You can …


EXCLUSIVE: Former Members Of A Hero A Fake Form Bornstellar, Detail First Release

The world has been a bit quieter in the months since Victory Records signees A Hero A Fake called it quits in fall of this year, but today everything changes for the better.

UTG is beyond excited to introduce the world to Bornstellar, a new band rising from the ashes of A Hero A Fake that will soon be pummeling crowds with their original take on metal. The group is comprised of AHAF members Eric Morgan, Patrick Jeffers, and Justin Brown, with My Hero Is Me’s Scott Shelton on drums. Their debut release was recorded with the great Drew Fulk …


REVIEW: A Hero A Fake – The Future Again

Artist: A Hero A Fake
Album: The Future Again
Genre: Metalcore
Label: Victory Records

The name of the game of metalcore is “pure riffage”. As much as we all emphasize how important lyrics and vocals are in today’s music, one of the main things that captivates an audience’s attention is how creatively somebody can write a song. Not just that, but also how cleanly they can play their own instruments.  Of course, metalcore is going to have it’s fair share of the push-pull between technicality and originality vs catchiness and stereotypical, but the guys in A Hero A Fake put …

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MUSIC VIDEO: A Hero A Fake – Dead and Done

One of UTG’s favorite’s, A Hero A Fake, released one hell of a bloody music video for the song “Dead and Done”. You can find the link after the jump, and be sure to let UTG know what you think about this gore-fest. Keep an eye out for The Future Again which drops on July 17th through Victory Records.

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STREAM: A Hero A Fake – Dead And Gone

Victory Records’ A Hero A Fake have unleashed their brand new single, “Dead and Gone.”

Taken from the group’s forthcoming album The Future Again, “Dead And Gone” showcases the growth and development A Hero A Fake have undergone since 2010’s Let Oceans Lie. If you like things heavy, this one is for you. Click past the jump and enjoy.

The Future Again arrives July 17.

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A Hero A Fake Announce Album, Reveal Release Date

Multiple sites are reporting that A Hero A Fake‘s upcoming album is entitled “The Future Is Now,” but the group’s guitarist Eric Morgan has informed UTG this is not the case. In fact, the band has only finished mixing the album and have yet to hear the final product. It is unclear at this time what the official title will be.

Get prepared for a heavy dosage of metal when their album hits stores on July 17 through Victory Records. Under The Gun will continue to bring you all updates on everything AHAF in the weeks to come so …


EXCLUSIVE STREAM: A Hero A Fake – The Constant

It has been nearly two years since we’ve heard anything from Victory Records’ A Hero A Fake, but tonight UTG is beyond excited to premiere their brand new song, “The Constant.”

Packing more metal, gang vocals, and throat-destroying growls than you can shake a fist at, “The Constant” showcases a new, more mature sound for A Hero A Fake. If this is a sign of what we can expect on their 2012 release, the entire genre better get ready for the onslaught they have in store.

Click through now to stream the track and, if you like what you hear, …


Zune’s 'March Metal Mayhem’ feature is the home for EMMURE’s devastating video directed by Benjamin Eck. The video displays the band’s vicious vision and will hopefully further their brand of metal and hardcore to the homes of Zune and Xbox users.

A Hero A Fake To Visit Hot Topic Stores

A Hero A Fake visiting two Northeastern Hot Topic stores

A Hero A Fake Headbangers Ball Premiere

A HERO A FAKE will introduce the highly anticipated video for Let Oceans Lie on Monday, February 1 at 3:00 am EST on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball. The title track of the new album melds raw energy with a visceral blend of sinuous melodies and shifting rhythmic patterns in the same catchy style of Victory Records label mates BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME. Hailed as a “virtual melting pot of several different metal styles” by Outburn Magazine, A HERO A FAKE prove they are not confined to traditional musical boundaries. Check out the equally gripping music video next week.

“Brain scrambling …

A Hero A Fake tour

A Hero A Fake, Farewall To Freeway, and Before There Was Rosalyn will hit the road together in March for a four-week tour. Here’s the latest:

3/13 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
3/14 Terre Haute, IN @ The Venue
3/15 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
3/16 Tulsa, OK @ The Tree
3/17 Little Rock, AR @ Vinos Brew Pub
3/18 Arlington, TX @ Live At Phil’s
3/19 Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s
3/20 Houston, TX @ Walters On Washington
3/22 Shreveport, LA @ Hayride Diner & Venue
3/24 Satellite Beach, FL @ Wynfield Sports Bar
3/25 Marietta, GA @ Swayzes…

Study Tips from A Hero A Fake!

With semester finals right around the corner, many of our readers are busy burying their noses in books and trying to find the perfect soundtrack to study to. Ever wonder how some of your favorite bands balance school and tour? Well A Hero A Fake [Victory Records] is here to help out a bit…


Justin Brown – A Hero a Fake

What kind of tips do you have for kids who are studying for finals?

…..Umm I don’t know any secret study skills but I guess if you’re real worried about it you could sit beside the smartest person in

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