LISTEN: Volumes – “Erased”

California metalcore outfit Volumes have released a brand new song, entitled “Erased.” The cut is the third single from the group’s forthcoming sophomore full-length, No Sleep, which is set to drop July 15 via Mediaskare Records. Of course, pre-order packages are available here for those who would like to go ahead and purchase their copy.

Follow the jump to give “Erased” a listen and let us know your thoughts on the track in the comments section below.

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Tree of Tongues

MUSIC VIDEO: Exotic Animal Petting Zoo – “Thorough. Modern.”

Progressive mathcore outfit Exotic Animal Petting Zoo unveiled a brand new music video today at Bloody-Disgusting for their single “Thorough. Modern.” from their recently (and finally!) released Tree of Tongues on Mediaskare.

I can’t stress enough how great this band is and how much you should listen to them if you haven’t already had the pleasure. This video, while simple, is very well done and the track is energetic and chaotic in the best possible way. Check out the video for “Thorough. Modern.” at the link above or here after the jump along with Exotic Animal Petting Zoo’s current tour …


Confession Release Final Statement Regarding Member Changes, Talk Tour Plans

Following a night of digital bickering, the dust seems to have finally cleared surrounding the member changes of Australia’s Confession.

If you recall from our post last night, members of the band original posted that vocalist Michael Crafter had been kicked out of the band. We ran the story shortly after the initial announcement, but things soon changed when another update was made on the profile, this time by Crafter, which stated the HE was the only remaining member of the band.

Shortly after midnight a definitive statement was made by Crafter:

It’s Crafter here. I would like to announce


Confession Part Ways With Vocalist Michael Crafter (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Things have changed and it appears Michael Crafter is claiming to be the only remaining member of the band. Check below for a statement.

Melbourne, Australia’s Confession have parted ways with vocalist Michael Crafter.

It is unclear at this time what lead to Crater’s departure, but the band had the following to offer via Facebook:

Confession have officially parted ways with our long time friend and vocalist Michael Crafter. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavours.

If you look at their page, you will notice all photos featuring Crafter have been removed.

While …


The Last Of Our Kind Sign To Mediaskare/Stream “Deal With It”

Mediaskare Records has recently announced the signing of Poughkeepsie, NY’s hardcore outfit The Last Of Our Kind. The band’s debut album, A Diamond In The Rough, will see an official release of early 2012 so be ready.

Check out the stream of their brand new song “Deal With It” and tell UTG what you think of the rockers right here. If tour dates are what you are looking for, The Last Of Our Kind will be heading out with We Are Defiance, This Romantic Tragedy and Speaking The King in February. The tour is strictly US.


Lionheart Entering The Studio In January

California’s own Lionheart have revealed that they plan on entering the studio in January to record their follow-up to 2011’s Built On Struggle. This album will be produced by Matt Hyde (Hatebreed, Slayer, Terror) and Nick Jett (Terror) at The Sunset Lodge in Silverlake, CA.

Read an official statement from Lionheart’s vocalist Rob Watson below:
“It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to work with Matt Hyde and Nick Jett on this album. Matt Hyde’s resume speaks for itself, and we know Nick from previous tours done together so it will be awesome to work together on something like


MUSIC VIDEO: Hundredth – Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

Mediaskare Records’ Hundredth are giving it their all in this ambitious new cover of Nine Inch Nails hit song “Hurt.” The band are definitely showing the rock world what they are made of with this bold music video performance.

Please be sure to check these guys out when they come to a city near you, this January, for Casey Jones Last Tour Ever. This tour has direct support from Death Before Dishonor, No Bragging Rights and Boys No Good. Will you be heading to a show?

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LIVE VIDEO: Bury Your Dead – Slaughterhouse Five

Boston, MA hardcore outfit Bury Your Dead have released their live video for the single “Slaughterhouse Five” and the energy is out of control. Pick up the band’s recent effort, Mosh ‘N’ Roll, available now through Mediaskare Records.

Check out the live video right here, in high definition, and let us know if you enjoyed it more than their music video for “Slaughterhouse Five.” It is certainly going to be a tough choice!


MUSIC VIDEO: Mureau – California

Mureau have taken their latest music video, for “California,” to the pool part environment. This song comes off of Mureau’s upcoming release, Rumors and Reputations, that hits stores via Mediaskare Records on November 8.

Check out the video by simply clicking through and let UTG know what you think!


REVIEW: Hundredth – Let Go

Artist: Hundredth
Album: Let Go
Genre: Christian Hardcore
Label: Mediaskare Records

Some time ago, I reviewed an album by a band called Blindside, a Christian metal band, and I mentioned that, for whatever reason, I was drawn to Christian metal/hardcore bands; not because of their devotion to God – not that I have anything wrong with it either – but because they just seem to be quite good at making music.

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Hundredth Release New Music Video

Hundredth have released their new music video for their single “Remain & Sustain” that can be seen by simply heading through the link. This song comes off of their upcoming September 27 album, Let Go, via Mediaskare Records.

The video is a tribute to the baseball flick The Sandlot so you have to check this out.

Be sure to catch the band when they come to a town near you with Trapped Under Ice, Backtrack, Betrayal and Take Offense.


Volumes announce headlining tour

Volumes have announced their US headlining run with Counterparts and In Dying Arms.

The Via Tour will be in support of Volumes forthcoming release, Via, that hits stores on September 27 through Mediaskare Records. Check out the official tour poster by clicking past the jump.