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Despised Icon Announce Reunion, Plan Worldwide Festival Appearances

Despised Icon went on hiatus in 2010, but this morning they’re back in our headlines with news they will perform together once again in 2014.

Yes, after just under four years away the members of Despised Icon have decided to return to the stage. The band claims to have no plans to record new material or embark on quote ‘money-making’ tours, but they are planning a series of festival appearances around the world. The first few dates, all part of the Impericon festival, can be found below alongside an official reunion announcement from the band.

Speaking on the reunion, Vocalist, …


UTG Metal Review Roundup (May 2012)

UTG METAL REVIEW ROUNDUP. This column is exactly as simple as it sounds. Lots of metal albums come out and resident metalhead Jordan Munson is here to give you the skinny on a litany of these albums. No frills, no extra, no nonsense–just the information you need to know.

For TodayImmortal

Forty minutes of nice Christian boys yelling about Jesus or things related to Jesus and playing breakdowns. Taking the blueprint that August Burns Red more or less cemented in 2007 with Messengers and combining it with some Evergreen Terrace type passages, but less interesting. For Today aren’t …

Obey The Brave 2012

MUSIC VIDEO: Obey The Brave – Get Real

Canadian hardcore outfit Obey The Brave have unleashed their punishing new video for the song “Get Real” and can be viewed through the jump!

Ex. Despised Icon Alex Erian is showing the world his band is here for a purpose and you will listen regardless. Get ready for OTB’s EP, Ups and Downs, which drops on May 22 via Good Fight Music.

Pick up a pre-order for this release, that also include packages with customized skateboard decks. How cool is that? We will have more information and streams from this group in the weeks to come so stay tuned. …

Obey The Brave 2012

MUSIC VIDEO: Obey The Brave – Live and Learn

Alex Erian’s (Ex.Despised Icon) new project Obey The Brave have released their brand new music video for the song “Live and Learn” and can be viewed right here! These crushing visuals show the band performing in a parking garage, school area and some street corners. OTB are truly just making a simple video to show everyone that they do not need a bunch of flash to be noticed.

This metal song will get you afternoon in gear and kick you in the ass so get ready! Watch and love here and let Under The Gun know what you think of …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Skip The Foreplay – This City (We’re Taking Over)

Skip The Foreplay, hailing from Montreal, Quebec, came to party today when they released their highly energetic music video for “This City (We’re Taking Over)” this morning. This “clubcore” supergroup features Alex Erian (Despised Icon), Tyler Hoare (Blessed By A Broken Heart) and Jonathan Cabana (Blind Witness). Seeing is believing with this party anthem so click past the jump to watch this onslaught of infectious electronic metal.

The song will appear on the group’s upcoming debut release, Nightlife, that does not have a solid drop date.

Tell Under The Gun what you thought of STF’s new music video …

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Despised Icon’s Final Tour

Check out Despised Icon's final tour with Canadian dates after the jump.

Last Stretch for Despised Icon

DESPISED ICON Announce Final Tour of Their Career

New Bands Added To Hevy Festival

This festival is going to be amazing

Despised Icon is No More

It's officially done

WINDS OF PLAGUE Continues North American Touring Onslaught With Fear Factory This March

WINDS OF PLAGUE are currently decimating the masses across North America headlining the Never Say Die! Tour with Despised Icon alongside For Today, Stray From The Path and The World We Knew. The group’s continues their tireless touring schedule joining up in late March as direct support to genre legends Fear Factory with Dirge Within and Periphery. See below to view all tourdates.

This touring onslaught is all capped off this summer with their performance on the much anticipated Rockstar Mayhem Tour performing on the Jagermeister Stage alongside such major acts as Hatebreed, Chimaira and Shadows Fall. This is the …

Winds of Plague announce Winter trek

WINDS OF PLAGUE continue their extensive worldwide touring schedule in support of the highly acclaimed The Great Stone War in 2010 with another headliner dubbed the Never Say Die! Tour. This massive, month-long trek, which kicks off on Jan. 23rd, also features labelmates Despised Icon alongside For Today, Stray From The Path and The World We Knew.

1/23-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
1/24-El Paso, TX @ Chics
1/25-Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion
1/26-Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Live
1/27-Austin, TX @ Emo’s
1/28-Little Rock, AR @ The Village
1/29-Birmingham, AL @ Five Points
1/30-Orlando, FL …


Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO are currently crushing cities
all over North America on the California Love Tour alongside WINDS OF

OCEANO are used to touring relentlessly, having been on the road
since the end of October when the band kicked off their first ever
more. Proving their dedication to their fans and their love for
playing live, OCEANO started their North American tour the very day
after their last European show and are set to keep bringing the beef
until just …

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