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UTG Album Premiere: Get Stoked – ‘Washington Street’

This is a fact we have no doubt mentioned a thousand times in the past, but UTG is a product of Michigan. We may have moved our offices several times since launching on the campus of Ferris State University in the spring of 2008, but that does not mean our hearts ever left the so-called Mitten State. Part of this is due to the fact the majority of our staff’s family still resides there, and the rest is due to the understanding that no other state offers a more robust or diverse collection of incredible unsigned talent than the 26th …

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UTG Premiere: Adage – ‘Defined’ EP

With the exception of five or six bands, the world of radio-ready rock and roll has been incredibly underwhelming in recent years. Most bands seem to have no problem finding a way to reach large audiences, but very few have mastered the art of developing a career that can be sustained – if not built upon – for many years to come. Adage are still a young band, but their debut EP gives us hope that a bright, lasting career may be on the horizon.

Last month, one of the several hundred pitches to roll through our inbox featuring bands …

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UTG Album Premiere: Living Room – ‘Moonchaser’

Warning: New, highly-addictive audio ahead…

Every so often an artist comes along that knocks me on my ass from the moment their first single reaches my ears. It’s a rare treat when such an act rises from the overwhelming abyss known as the music underground, and when it does we do everything in our power to bring their efforts to your attention. With that in mind, prepare to fall in love with a group known as Living Room.

On August 19, Living Room will release a new full-length titled Moonchaser through Chicago based Jetsam-Flotsam Records. The record was …

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I, The Breather Stream ‘Life Reaper’ In Full

Sumerian Records metalcore outfit I, The Breather have shared a full stream of their new album in advance of the record’s July 15 release.

Featuring eleven brand new recordings, including the single “Seek,” Life Reaper is the third full-length album to surface from I, The Breather since the band’s formation in 2009. We have had the good fortune of being able to enjoy this record for the past week and can tell you firsthand that it is a fun, chug-heavy affair that is sure to make longtime fans want to pig squeal with joy. You can stream the record, in …

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UTG Premiere: Sad And French Share Heartache And Hope On Debut Album

Under The Gun Review is thrilled to be joining forces with Black Numbers to premiere the debut album from Sad And French, which just so happens to arrive in stores today!

Every now and then a band comes along that catches you completely off guard and makes you feel like the wind has been stolen from your lungs. There you are, minding your own business with headphones on and the day’s second cup of coffee in hand, then out of nowhere a sound comes pouring through the speakers nestled so tightly around your ears and it feels as if …

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Matter – ‘Teraphim’

Defining modern post-hardcore (an absurd term) is a chore – the genre’s become mishmashed between countless other ___cores and strayed from its original intentions. Most agree the genre’s heyday fell somewhere in the mid-2000s when Thrice and Underoath dominated the scene, though it’s been some time since that sound’s released a prominent record.

Enter Matter, a new Los Angeles-based band channeling all the best parts of Vheissu and Define The Great Line dosed with drops of Defeater, 10 Years, and even Tool. The band’s only been around since 2011, but their new album Teraphim shows a veteran understanding of …

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Aerolyn – ‘Revive’

We said this a little earlier today, but there is nothing we love more than sharing new music from the bands we love to support. Aerolyn have been on our radar for a minute, and this afternoon we are beyond excited to host the world premiere of their brand new album, Revive.

Produced by Geoff Rockwell (Forever The Sickest Kids, Crown The Empire), Revive is described by the members of Aerolyn as “signifying us finally sprouting from the ground with our newfound potential.” We happen to agree with them, and after hearing all ten tracks off Revive we …

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Anacondas – ‘Sub Contra Blues’

We do our absolute best to bring you the most exciting new music around, and this afternoon we could not be more excited to be partnering with Prosthetic Records to stream the debut album from your next heavy addiction, Anacondas.

Hailing from the UK, Anacondas originally formed in 2010 from the ashes of the acclaimed English metallic hardcore group Johnny Truant. The group consists of three members, including former Johnny Truant members/brothers Stuart Hunter(guitars) and James Hunter(bass), along with the addition of Tim Newman on drums. Our friend Kelly Walsh put them on our radar, and as soon as we …

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The Devil Wears Prada Stream ’8:18′ In Its Entirety

8:18 is The Devil Wears Prada‘s fifth full length album, and it’s currently set to hit stores September 17 via Roadrunner Records. Now that we’re a week away from the album’s release, the band has partnered up with Alternative Press to stream the the album in its entirety. You can check out the stream by heading right here.

Like what you hear? There’s still time to pre-order 8:18 if you haven’t grabbed a pre-order bundle yet. You can check out their official merch page to choose from one of a number of different pre-order options.…

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UTG PREMIERE: Young Alive – ‘American Gentlemen’ EP

The weekend is finally here, and what better way to kick things off than by discovering the next band that might change your life?

Rising Boston rock act Young Alive have chosen this very day, November 30, to release their American Gentlemen EP. The release features four brand new tracks, each with creative alternative flares and emotive twists that are sure to keep listeners coming back for more. I know we ramble on about the sounds coming from New England right now, but Young Alive are further proof that there is still much to be discovered in the Northeast. American

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EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Sideshow – [Intra] EP

Of all the up and coming bands we have written about over the past few years, few have received the level of admiration and support our readers have shown Rhode Island’s Sideshow. Since first appearing on UTG over a year ago, this hard rock act has taken several bold steps forward in the career, playing to thousands and working harder than even in the studio, and it has all lead up to today. Now, for the first time anywhere, fans and newcomers can experience Sideshow’s latest EP, [Intra] through a co-album premiere on UTG and PropertyOfZack. We have …

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Empire premiere album via Turntable.Fm at 9PM (EST) TONIGHT!

We Are Triumphant management have tipped us off that Raleigh, NC’s EMPIRE will be streaming their entire new record later tonight on Turntable.fm.

Starting at approximately 9PM EST, fans and newcomers to the group can be amongst the first to hear and comment on the group’s forthcoming Leading The Blind EP.

Want to join the fun? We thought so. Click here and enjoy.…