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Periphery

Periphery Stream ‘Juggernaut: Omega’ In Its Entirety

Prog-metal giants Periphery are on their way to releasing their highly anticipated dual-disc album Juggernaut, with Juggernaut: Alpha already up for streaming as of earlier this week.

The band linked up with Metal Hammer to stream the other portion, Juggernaut: Omega, in full before next week’s release. The double album is slated for release on January 27 via Sumerian Records and will be the followup to 2012′s Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal.

Pre-orders are still available through MerchNow with a plethora of bundles to choose from. Stream Juggernaut: Omega below and enjoy the riffing that is …

all-that-remains

All That Remains Share New Track, “This Probably Won’t End Well”

Back in July, it was reported that All That Remains were entering the studio to record a new album, the follow-up to A War You Cannot Win which was released in 2012.

Don’t fear, metal fans, for the veteran quintet are back to raise hell in their new album, titled The Order of Things, which has a release date of February 24 via Razor & Tie Records. With the announcement of the anticipated album, the band has also shared a new track called “This Probably Won’t End Well,” which premiered yesterday on Loudwire. The track itself is rid …

chains

REVIEW: Chains – ‘The Sorrow, The Sadness’ EP

Artist: Chains
Album: The Sorrow, The Sadness EP
Label: Calaveras Records
Genre: Metal, Hardcore

Let’s be honest: you miss Set Your Goals. I miss the band as well, for the sole fact that they are the pop-punk outfit that gave the genre an aggressive edge. This Will Be The Death Of Us is one of my favorite anthem-riddled, pop-punk releases, for it’s the prime example of the passionate personality and delivery inherent to the genre. However, following 2011′s Burning At Both Ends, the band went into a quiet state, seemingly without any intent of letting the music world …

Periphery

Periphery Premiere Title Track, “Alpha”

Periphery keep on releasing singles to further promote their highly anticipated dual album Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, with singles “The Scourge,” “The Bad Thing,” and “Graveless” having surfaced thus far.

The band has now shared the title track off Juggernaut: Alpha for more of your listening pleasure. The progressive sextet never cease to amaze with their musical capabilities and they have unsurprisingly nailed it on this effort as well. You can check the stream the song below after the jump.…

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 …

torche

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 …

Climates-2014

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

machine head

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 …