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Walls Of Jericho Sign To Napalm Records; Releasing New Album This Year

I don’t know about you, but I am incredibly excited to learn this latest update from the Walls Of Jericho camp.

The Detroit-based metal outfit went on a break, and during that time frontwoman Candace Kucsulain worked on a side project with her husband. It’s been quite a few years since they made their announcement, so it seemed unlikely they were going to come out with anything new. That is all about to change though, as the band has announced that they’ve signed to Napalm Records, and will be releasing an album this year.

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Desaparecidos Sign To Epitaph Records, New Album Out This Year

Desaparecidos are arising from the musical depths to release new music again. After releasing only one album in 2002 with Read Music/Speak Spanish and two singles — “Anonymous” and “The Left Is Right” — in 2013, it was noticeable that the band was slowly but surely getting their act together for a somewhat explosive return.

That day has come for the Omaha, Nebraska quintet, fronted by Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), as they’ve joined the stacked roster of Epitaph Records. With this announcement, it is exciting to know that a new Desaparecidos album will be released as well, their first in …


Brightwell Sign To Outerloop Records; Announce New EP

Brightwell, (ex-For The Fallen Dreams and Attack Attack!), happily announced earlier today that they have signed to Outerloop Records. They are now a part of the same roster as groups like Ice Nine Kills, Jason Lancaster and Youth In Revolt.

In addition to the signing announcement, the group confirmed they will be releasing their debut EP, titled Alpha. They also premiered the lead single, which is titled “Young Canvas.” You can stream the song below.

If you dig what you hear, the EP is available to pre-order on iTunes. It will be released …


Antique Records Releases Spring 2015 Video Sampler

Following the news that they have recently added three promising young bands to their roster, the Boston based Antique Records has shared their first-ever label sampler.

Between now and May of this year Antique Records will be releasing five original vinyl recordings. The video released today reveals the title of all five records, as well the dates fans can expect to see those albums arrive in stores, all while short samples of corresponding music plays in the background. You can view the video at the end of this post.

In celebration of the video’s release, Antique Records shared the following …

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Foreign Tongues Sign To No Sleep Records

New England indie-alternative outfit Foreign Tongues, who spoke with UTG in an exclusive interview back in September, have been hard at work this past year. After releasing an EP in April called Sweet Empathy Leaving Me and relentless touring, the band have earned a roster spot with California-based indie label No Sleep Records.

With the signing news, the band has also stated that they are currently in the studio recording their debut with Defeater guitarist/producer Jay Maas. “I can speak for everyone when I say we’re very pleased to be working with No Sleep Records,” says vocalist/guitarist Cameron Moretti. …

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Microwave Join Antique Records

Atlanta’s Microwave are the latest band to join Antique Records’ growing roster. Their first release with the label, Stovall, will be available in March.

To celebrate this news, the members of Microwave released the following statement:

“We’re beyond stoked to announce that we have joined forces with Antique Records who will be releasing Stovall on vinyl this year.”

A preview of the album will be released later this week. For now, fans and members of the press can enjoy the group’s recent video for “Trash Stains” at the end of this post.

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Well Kept Things Join Antique Records, Release EP Sampler

2015 is off to a big start for the members of Buffalo, New York band Well Kept Things. Just months after appearing on our site with the release of their demo for “Great White North,” the promising young band has announced that they are the latest addition to the Antique Records family. Their debut EP, Homegrown, will be released in spring 2015. You can stream a track featuring a sample of every song on the record at the end of this post.

In celebration of this announcement, Well Kept Things released the following statement:

“Well Kept Things is

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Knuckle Puck Announce Signing With Rise Records

After releasing a slew of EPs and touring relentlessly in their short tenure as a band, Chicago pop-punkers Knuckle Puck have taken a big step in signing with Rise Records.

The band released their latest EP, While I Stay Secluded, at the end of October via Bad Timing Records, and the release already showed a promising path for the quintet. With the announcement of the signing, the band will release their full-length debut album sometime in the summer of 2015.

Check out what guitarist Kevin Maida had to say about their newest achievement:

“Today is a very exciting day


Like Pacific Sign To Pure Noise Records; Share New Song “Suffering”

A new face of melodic punk is coming with the latest signing from Pure Noise Records today. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Like Pacific will be joining the growing label to release their new self-titled EP that will have a release date of January 20.

To coincide with the signing, the band released the lead single off the EP as well, premiering on AbsolutePunk. The song is called “Suffering,” and you can stream it below.

Regarding the new single, singer Jordan Black offered the following in a statement:

“Much like past Like Pacific songs, “Suffering” is a reflection of past

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Head North Sign To Bad Timing Records, Releasing New EP In Spring 2015

Remember back in September when we told you that Head North were the next big thing? The band’s foray into world domination begins today, as they announce their partnership with Bad Timing Records.

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Head North are the single most creative force in contemporary pop-punk. 2014 saw the group through the release of their EP Scrapbook Minds, as well as a split with Connecticut’s A Will Away, several touring opportunities, and some fantastic one-off shows with the likes of Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, and Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties.

You can stream the …

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iwrestledabearonce Join Artery Recordings, Tease New Album

The world has been a lot quieter than usual this year due to the lack of new material released by the chaotic and often very funny iwrestledabearonce. The group did not release any new material this year, and truth be told they also managed to stay largely out of the spotlight. That is no longer the case, however, as the group behind 2013’s Late For Nothing have finally revealed their plans for the future.

Breaking their silence over Facebook with a short update for fans, iwrestledabearonce have revealed that they are already hard at work on the next studio …


Skeyes Sign To Imminence Records, Premiere New Single

Skeyes are a three piece (looking to be a five piece) metal outfit based out of Middleburg, Pennsylvania. They initially formed in 2013, and have been working on putting together a debut EP. Today they took the next step in their career by announcing that they’ve signed on with Imminence Records. In addition to the announcement, they revealed a new single titled “Empty Mirrors,” which features guest vocals by Jesse Cash of Erra. This is the title track to the EP they plan on releasing early next year. You can stream the new song below the break.

The band …

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