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The Amity Affliction Announce Fall Headlining Tour With Chelsea Grin

Having recently wrapped up their run on this year’s Vans Warped Tour, Australian metalcore outfit The Amity Affliction have announced that they will be coming back to the US this fall for a headlining tour.

The band, who are also celebrating the release of their brand new film Seems Like Forever, will be joined by Chelsea Grin, Secrets, The Pilot In You and Cruel Hand this Fall.

Tickets will be available for purchase this Friday, August 14 on the band’s website. Make sure to check back with us for more information.

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Cruel Hand Stream New Full-Length, ‘The Negatives’

Hopeless Records signed a bunch of solid bands this year; one of them being Portland, Maine hardcore outfit, Cruel Hand. As they have mentioned in the past, the band will be making their Hopeless debut, entitled The Negatives, early next week.

In addition to this, Cruel Hand released a new music video last month for a song off of this upcoming album. This track is titled “Unhinged – Unraveled” and you can check it out here.

The band is also scheduled to support label-mates Neck Deep on tour along with Real Friends beginning on September 26.

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Real Friends Announce Headlining Tour With Neck Deep, Cruel Hand, Have Mercy

Hot off of Warped Tour, Real Friends have announced a Fall headlining tour with three of Hopeless Records’ finest bands as support.

The band will be joined by pop-punk favorites Neck Deep, as well as the slightly out of place Cruel Hand and Have Mercy. For those unfamiliar, Cruel Hand are a hardcore band from Portland, Maine and Have Mercy are a midwest-style emo band from Maryland. If you make it out to one of these shows, make sure you get there early. Have Mercy are poised to explode in the next year with a new album on …


Unearth Announce ‘The Oncoming Storm’ 10th Anniversary Tour

If you were a young metalhead who looked forward to attending Ozzfest every summer, 2004 was a monumental year. It was a year that saw the release of Lamb of God’s Ashes of the Wake, Killswitch Engage’s The End of Heartache and Shadows Fall’s The War Within, all of which I considered before ultimately deciding upon Mastodon’s Leviathan for my contribution to our list of 10-year anniversary tours we’d like to see in 2014.

Another album I thought long and hard about was Unearth‘s The Oncoming Storm, a perfect, um, storm of shredding riffs and crushing …

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Title Fight / Balance & Composure Announce Fall Tour

Title Fight and Balance & Composure have announced their extensive upcoming fall tour, which is being directly supported by Cruel Hand and Slingshot Dakota.

This tour run will start up on September 12 in Maryland and finish out on October 13 in New York so be sure to catch them on a date. Head through the “Read More” link provided and let Under The Gun Review know if you plan on attending.

9/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
9/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother
9/14 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
9/15 – Atlanta, GA …

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Bane And Cruel Hand Announce Tour

Hardcore group’s Bane and Cruel Hand have announced that they plan on touring in the US and Mexico in February/March.

The venues are still being figured out (in Mexico) but the official routing can be viewed through the jump. This run starts out in Twin Falls, ID on February 18 and ends in Mexico City, Mexico on March 3. Support on this tour comes directly from Minus.

2/18: Twin Falls, ID @ Radio Rondevoo
2/20: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/22: Mesa, AZ @ The Underground w/ Minus


The Acacia Strain Announce Fall Tour

The Acacia Strain are about to hit the road in support of their upcoming album, Death Is The Only Mortal. The album is due out October 9 via Rise Records, you can snag a pre-order here.

Supporting the band on all dates is Cruel Hand, I Declare War, Fit For An Autopsy and No Bragging Rights. You can check out the tour dates after the jump.


The Acacia Strain Announce Tour With Cruel Hand, I Declare War, Fit For An Autopsy and No Bragging Rights

The Acacia Strain will be ramping up promotion for their forthcoming Rise Records debut throughout the coming weeks, and today is no different. It has been announced that The Acacia Strain will be headlining an October run beginning the week before their album release (Oct. 9), with support from Cruel Hand, I Declare War, Fit For An Autopsy and No Bragging Rights. A tentative list of tour dates can be found below. Expect the full routing to surface shortly.


10/04 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/05 Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
10/06 Worcester, MA – Palladium
10/08 …

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Cruel Hand Leave Bridge Nine Records

Cruel Hand released news earlier today that they have decided to leave Bridge Nine Records. They are planning to self-release their next record.

The band wrote their letter to the label and can be viewed past the jump, along with Bridge Nine’s response. We wish Cruel Hand the best of luck on their independent endeavor.


Counterparts Announce Canadian Tour

Victory Records’ Counterparts have revealed that they will be touring Canada in early May, with help from friends Your Demise and Hundredth. This tour starts on May 3 in Ottawa and ends up in British Colombia on May 27.

The band are beginning their supporting role on Stray From The Path’s debut US headlining tour tonight, with Cruel Hand, Structures and Betrayal. Check out the listing of dates by clicking here.

Please check out the entire touring itinerary for Canada by simply heading through the jump and let UTG know if you will be heading to a show when …


MUSIC VIDEO: Stray From The Path – Bring It Back To The Streets

Stray From The Path have released their live video for “Bring It Back To The Streets” that can be viewed right here on UTG. This video was shot at Kingdom in Richmond, VA on the Frak the Gods Tour.

Please check out the high-quality video by simply heading through the jump and let us know what you thought! Pick up Stray From The Path’s new release, Rising Sun, available through Sumerian Records.

The band will be heading out on their first headlining tour with direct support from Cruel Hand, Structures, Counterparts and Betrayal. The tour will start on January …


New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2012 Lineup

The lineup for the 2011 New England Metal And Hardcore Festival has been announced and trust us, you want to be there.

Taking place April 20-22, 2012 at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, the New England Metal And Hardcore festival is welcoming essentially ever solid heavy band in existence. You can view the full lineup, via excerpt from the press release, below:

The lineup for for Friday April 20th includes THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, The Acacia Strain, Oceano, All Shall Perish, Nile, Skeletonwitch, Lionheart, Fleshgod Apocalypse, First Blood, Molotov Solution, The Contortionist, Reign Supreme, Conducting From The Grave, Fit For

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