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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Announces First Wave Of Performers

This coming spring, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts for a full weekend of face-melting fun. Earlier in the day, head-bangers were graced with the first wave of performers for the annual three-day event, and if this initial offering is any indication, attendees are in for quite a treat this April. Check out the lineup below, and let us know if you approve in the replies.

“2015 is shaping up to be a great lineup and I couldn’t be more proud and excited,” said festival co-founder Scott Lee. “This year we are …


Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s New Single “Bigger Party”

Boston indie rock group Speedy Ortiz were one of several bands listed on Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series for this year, joining the list alongside Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, and more. Today we get to hear their contribution to the series, “Bigger Party.”

Keeping in line with the grunge pop of 2013’s Major Arcana and this year’s Real Hair EP, Speedy Ortiz serve up a joyful slew of alt-rock riffs and and power chords that, much like before, keep you smiling with snark. With a chorus like “I’m sorry for the time I made …


REVIEW: Northernmost – ‘Northernmost’

Artist: Northernmost
Album: Northernmost
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie

Let me first begin by saying I love the name Northernmost. I know one is to not judge a book by its cover, but anyone acclimated with my writing knows just how much I appreciate a northern escapist mindset. With this on the tip of my imagination, when Northernmost’s debut LP Northernmost made it to my ears, I was ready to find where the northernmost point truly is.

Beginning with the somber and calming “Basic Space,” Northernmost introduce us with ease to their vast soundscape. Releasing a swooning quell on the mind, “Basic …


UTG INTERVIEW: Maker Discuss Upcoming Split Release, Future Plans

There are plenty of bands in the scene right now that deserve your attention, but none as earning as Maker. The Massachusetts-based alternative punk act are veterans to releasing personal and heartfelt music, and have released many consistent works ranging from EPs, a split with The Story So Far, and a debut LP.

Releasing their first LP Mirrors back in 2011, the band are set to release a split with Turnover, Such Gold, and Ivy League. Their portion of the EP, “Here She Comes,” is a culmination of swooning vocals, interchanging guitars, and a polished grit that the band …


Ylvis Take On New England With “Massachusetts”

Forget about asking what foxes say, the men of Ylvis have delivered a new single that is quickly sweeping the blogosphere with feel-good hilarity.

This is a weird one to write about as I am currently in Boston, but Ylvis have released a new single and hilarious video titled “Massachusetts.” The song serves as an anthemic ode to the hub of New England, with references to Catholicism, the Boston Public Library, Haverhill, Cape Cod, and a dozen or so things in between. It’s built as if it were a song of celebration, but as you can imagine things become increasingly …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Silverstein – “Massachusetts”

Canadian post-hardcore outfit Silverstein have released their brand new music video for “Massachusetts” and is playing right here on Under The Gun!

Coupled with a white background and the band’s ferocious delivery, Silverstein create one hell of a live performance.This song is off of the group’s effort, This Is How The Wind Shifts, which is currently out through Hopeless Records. Click through the link provided to watch Silverstein let out some aggression with “Massachusetts” and let us know what you thought in the comments section.

Be sure to catch the band headlining their tour, with support from friends Like …


Silverstein Release New Song, “Massachusetts”

Silverstein have partnered up with Absolutepunk to release a brand new single titled “Massachusetts”, which is taken from their upcoming album This Is How The Wind Shifts. The album is currently set to hit shelves February 5 via Hopeless Records. You can listen to the song by heading to the band’s Absolutepunk profile.

If you have not picked up a pre-order bundle yet then you can do so by heading here. They have quite a few selections available still so be sure to grab yours while you still can! You can also check out a full list …


MUSIC VIDEO: Bad Rabbits – “We Can Roll”

Boston, Massachusetts’ own Bad Rabbits released a music video to their song “We Can Roll” just earlier today. The video captures the band’s unique and exciting live performance. According to the YouTube page, it seems as if “We Can Roll” comes off of the band’s long-awaited American Love album.

The video can be found right after the jump.

Adrian Garza is the sole proprietor of Torches Management and PR, a growing Florida-based band management business. He loves most forms of punk, hardcore, indie, metal, and rock. Other hobbies and interests outside of music include coffee, horror films, social

No Sleep Records Welcomes Long Lost

Chris Hansen of No Sleep Records is one of the hardest working people in the DIY music scene, and the growth of the label over the last year is extremely impressive. Over the course of the past few months, No Sleep has welcomed a wide variety of new bands to the label, including just yesterday announcing the new signing of hardcore act State Faults.

Now today Hansen and No Sleep are back at it, announcing another new band, Massachusetts’ own Long Lost. For those who haven’t heard of the band, Long Lost is the side project of Transit vocalist …


UTG EXCLUSIVE: Nemes Premiere “Blues” Video

In our four-plus years as a website few bands have been featured as often as Massachusetts’ Nemes. From their early days of New England influenced pop punk, to their modern blend of folk and alternative rock, these young men have consistently produced some of the most engaging music we’ve heard. Today we have the great honor of premiering their first official music video and could not be more excited to share it with you. “Blues” has been a fan favorite since it was released and this clip more than does the music justice. You can view the video after …


MUSIC VIDEO: Transit – “Cutting Corners”

Massachusetts punk group Transit released a new music video today for their song “Cutting Corners.” This song comes off of their newest release Listen and Forgive, which came out on Rise Records in October of this past year. The video features a collection of shots from a live set they did recently, and it really captures the high energy show that Transit puts on. Transit is gearing up to be on Warped tour this Summer, so if you like the song and the band, make sure you check them out on the tour!

Check out the video after the …

A Loss For Words

A Loss For Words to Release Acoustic Album

A Loss for Words announced last night on The Gunz Show that they will be releasing an acoustic album that features 9 songs from the band. Of the 9 songs, four songs will be from their newest release No Sanctuary, four will be covers, and one will be an older song. This album will be available exclusively on this summer’s Warped Tour, so you’re going to have to make sure you head out to one of these dates to pick it up! If you’ve ever seen them play an acoustic set or watched one online, A Loss For Words …

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