metal (genre)

VOM Announcement 2014

Veil of Maya Post Cryptic Teaser Video

If you asked Santa for some burly breakdowns, he most definitely read your list.

Earlier today, Veil of Maya posted a brief teaser to their various social media outlets promising some type of announcement on January 1, 2015. View the 40-second clip at the bottom of this post, and let us know if you’re excited in the replies.

Having recently parted ways with longtime vocalist Brandon Butler, many are speculating that the outfit’s coming announcement will serve as an introduction to their newest member. If this is the case, VOM’s timing couldn’t be better, as they are slated to kick …

Wings Denied

Wings Denied Announce Co-headlining Tour With Cryptodira

Hey, prog-metal heads: Washington D.C. based prog-metal band Wings Denied just announced a co-headlining tour in January with New York’s Cryptodira. The bands will be making 13 stops, primarily on the East Coast, ending back in Wings Denied’s hometown of DC.

Wings Denied released their debut full-length, Mirrors for a Prince, this past May, and if an intricate mix of djent and metalcore sounds right up your alley, you should check out their album after the break, which I graciously embedded for you to stream. Despite Mirrors for a Prince being their first full-length, the record feels very …

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Torche Announce New Album, European Tour and U.S. Dates With Municipal Waste

Sludge-Pop monsters Torche have revealed the title and release date for their new album, along with a slew of stateside and European tour dates. The band has titled their fourth LP Restarter, which I suppose is appropriate given it’s their first release for Relapse Records. It hits stores on February 24, while pre-orders should be available shortly.

On top of the band’s previously announced tour supporting Clutch, Torche also announced a January run of dates with Municipal Waste and a lengthy European tour for May. Click through for all of the dates and a short album teaser featuring 30 …

System Of A Down 2013

System Of A Down To Play Armenian Genocide Tribute Shows in Europe

Years ago, the announcement of a System Of A Down reunion launched excitement and rumors of new music from the Armenian metal band. Unfortunately, fans would later receive confirmation that a new album was in fact not in the works.

Despite this, listeners around the world have clung tight to the band’s announcements, hoping that something great would still come from the reformation of the group. Today, some of those fans are going to feel quite lucky.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, System Of A Down have booked several European dates in 2015 including their …

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Climates Stream New Album, Speak On Wes Thompson’s Departure

Climates, the up-and-coming UK metal act, have posted a full stream of their new album Body Clocks over at Alt Press. You can listen to it there, or stream it below via YouTube.

The group has also released a statement regarding the recent departure of vocalist Wes Thompson. While the band wishes the former vocalist the best, it’s clear that tension had been boiling for a while regarding Thompson’s vocal ability and disposition:

The truth of the matter is, we as a band have become increasingly unhappy with Wes’ contribution to Climates, not only as a vocalist and frontman

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METALHEADS: You’re Doing Today Wrong If You Aren’t Streaming Machine Head’s New Album ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’

Calling all Head Cases (or whatever Robb Flynn likes to call Machine Head‘s fans these days)! It has been three long years since Machine Head released their last studio record Unto the Locust, but the time has come and you can now stream the metal veterans’ new album, Bloodstone & Diamonds, in its entirety.

Longtime fans of the band had to wonder how they would fare after last year’s departure of founding member Adam Duce, whose backing vocals and thundering bass lines were a signature of the band’s sound. But at first listen, it sounds like they’ve …

Bornstellar

UTG PREMIERE: Bornstellar – ‘Self Destruct’ EP

Less than a year after coming together in the name of rock and roll, Bornstellar have written and recorded a killer EP that demands your full attention.

It’s hard to know what to write about Bornstellar that hasn’t already been said in a dozen other articles found here on UTG. Founded in December 2013, this hard rock outfit hail from South Carolina with a sound that blends elements of hard and alternative rock with just enough mainstream magic in the mix to have broad appeal. Their new release, the Self Destruct EP, features five great tracks that will have you …

Wayne Static Interview

Remembering Wayne Static: 10 Songs Everyone Should Know

The news of Wayne Static’s passing has shocked rock fans around the world, including every single member of the Under The Gun team. Many of us grew up listening to Static’s music, and some even cite Wisconsin Death Trip as one of the main reasons they began to explore the world of metal. You didn’t have to be a fan of industrial music to enjoy the art Wayne and his bandmates created, and truth be told, you did not even have to be that into rock. As long as you were able to listen to something with an open mind …

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He Is Legend’s ‘I Am Hollywood’ Turns 10 Years Old

On August 5, 2005, I was sitting in a chair in a stranger’s apartment in Bakersfield, CA, 6 hours from my own home. The apartment belonged to the members of a local punk band called Gramercy Riff; a band I didn’t know existed before that night. Sitting directly across from me was one of my best friends. To my right, in a recliner, was Craig Owens of Chiodos. The other five members of his band were milling around the apartment, socializing with other people whom I had never met before. Just hours before, Chiodos had performed in the dingy, underground …

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UTG LIST: The Best ‘Ugly Christmas Sweaters’ From Bands Available In 2014

It’s that time of year again!

I don’t know how much time you’ve spent plotting your holiday shopping just yet, but the must-have item in nearly every band store this season is once again the “ugly Christmas sweater.” Sometimes sold as a crew neck with a sweater design, these items offer a humorous twist on the classic Christmas sweater while giving artists a decent excuse to cash in on the holiday season through merchandising. We love them, as we know many of you do, and after seeing our social feeds flooded with designs from countless bands we decided to compile …

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As Animals Eat My Insides Tease ‘Devoured’

After grinding in the studio for much of 2014, Atlanta metalcore outfit As Animals Eat My Insides have finally revealed details surrounding their forthcoming full-length debut. Entitled Devoured, the album will feature ten songs and is set to hit digital outlets on December 16.

Alongside the release date reveal, the band have also posted a quick teaser that can be found after the jump, so be sure to check it out and give the record’s tracklisting a glance as well.…