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Game & Drake Swap Bars About The Realities Of Fame On “100″

The Game and Drake just delivered a new single that is destined to take hip-hop by storm in no time at all.

Remember when Drake was spotted dropping a few unreleased bars to a sold out Detroit crowd late last month? That so-called freestyle was actually an unannounced preview for the Toronto native’s latest collaboration with California heavyweight The Game. “100″ finds the two top shelf emcees swapping bars that address the snakes in the grass who think they slink by unseen, as well as the reality of pursuing your dreams in a time where most feel unable to even …

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The Dear Hunter’s New Song Proves They’re Still The Best

It’s June, which means anyone with even the slightest hint of interest in entertainment has been compiling and sharing their ‘best of 2015 so far’ lists. We haven’t released any yet, but if you think we haven’t talked about doing so you would be a damn fool. They’re coming, or at least should, at some point in the near future.

I thought I knew my picks for the best musical offerings this year. In fact, I wrote them all down just last week in order to begin brainstorming a creative way to share them here on UTG. That was before …

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Between The Buried And Me Share Jaw-Dropping New Single, “Famine Wolf”

Between The Buried And Me will release their seventh full-length effort, Coma Ecliptic, next month through Metal Blade Records. In anticipation, the outfit has offered fans a third glimpse of their forthcoming concept album in the form of a new song titled “Famine Wolf.”

While BTBAM have long been known for their genre-bending sound, I’m pretty thoroughly convinced that their latest single is one of their most expansive offerings to date. Tommy Rogers’ blood-curdling growls live happily alongside soaring vocal lines that would make Freddy Mercury blush, and the dual assault of Paul Waggoner and Dustie Waring is …

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REVIEW: Sudden Suspension – ‘There’s A Bigger Picture Here’

Artist: Sudden Suspension
Album: There’s A Bigger Picture Here
Label: Bad Timing Records

This is the sound of growing up.

For their third EP, Indiana natives Sudden Suspension have tasked themselves with encapsulating what it feels like to grow up in 2015, along with all the challenges one encounters along the way. From getting over heartache, to learning to love yourself, there is something here for everyone who has found themselves making the often painful transition from child to adult, and it’s all conveyed through infectious pop punk too good to resist.

If the world can thank Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell …

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Breathe Carolina Follow The EDM Herd With “Anywhere But Home”

Breathe Carolina rose to popularity at a time when your Myspace profile image was a thing that people thought meant something about your status as a creative artist. For their page, the men of BC appeared covered in brightly colored paint. It’s an image that has become a symbol of a digital generation now long gone, but thanks to constant reinvention the group has continued to build a fervent following of dedicated fans (despite losing one half of its creative force).

Today, Breathe Carolina are alternative headliners who have spent about half a decade toeing the line with mainstream success. …

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Listen to Day Wave’s Newest Single and Have Your Life Changed for the Better

There are few things better than stumbling across new music that immediately makes you stop what you’re doing and really listen. Whether it’s a mammoth breakdown from some rising metal juggernaut or a head-spinning verse from an undiscovered rapper, the rush of instantly falling in love with a song or artist is second to none, and something that music writers like myself long for.

As rare as these instances may be, they do happen from time to time, and I am pleased to report that I found myself in such a position this morning, when I stumbled upon Day

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Parkway Drive Is (Still) The Best Heavy Band In Music Today

Anytime Parkway Drive decide to treat the world to new music is cause for celebration as far as we are concerned, and their latest single is no exception.

Released this morning, June 9, “Vice Grip” reintroduces the world to Parkway Drive’s unique take on hard rock with huge riffs and an even larger hook. It’s the most straightforward rock song the band has ever shared, so much that it feels destined for radio play but it’s undeniably born from the same minds and influences that birthed the group’s heaviest material. Think of it as post-modern hard rock with a metal …

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Pop Evil Premiere “Footsteps”

Update #1: Footage of Pop Evil performing “Footsteps” live for the first time ever has also appeared online. That footage, as well as the official song stream, can be found at the end of this post.

Original post: Michigan hard rock juggernaut Pop Evil have shared the first single from their upcoming album, and I’m willing to bet it’s not what you were expecting them to deliver.

“Footsteps” is the first official offering from Pop Evil’s Up, the immensely anticipated follow-up to 2013′s Onyx, to find its way online. The song premiered at noon today, June 1, on …

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DEATHS Continue To Impress With “Saviour”

Berlin’s DEATHS released two of my favorite tracks last year with “Sold” and “Lonewolves,” which were released on a b/w 7-inch. It took maybe 30 seconds of the latter before I was hooked. I’ve been craving more ever since and I’ve been watching closely as I expect DEATHS to blow up in no time and start occupying spots in the lineups all your favorite festivals.

Early last week, DEATHS returned with their third track to surface. “Saviour” is a tad more upbeat and hectic in its production but the brooding, somber tone is still very much …

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Refused Stream Second ‘Freedom’ Single, “Françafrique”

On June 30, Refused will unleash Freedom, their first new album in nearly two decades. In anticipation, the Swedish four-piece have begun streaming a poignant new track titled “Françafrique.”

Though considerably “lighter” than the previously released “Elektra,” the hardcore titans’ latest offering is no less affecting, drawing its power from the vivid imagery of frontman Dennis Lyxzén. Some exceptional guitar work further adds to the fun, and over the course of five minutes it becomes increasingly clear that, even after 17 years, Refused are still willing to take risks that most of their peers wouldn’t dream of. …

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The New Sorority Noise Album Will Probably Change Our Lives

Anyone who is connected to the alternative and indie rock worlds with even the faintest of interest no doubt failed to make it out of 2014 without hearing The Hotelier‘s phenomenal album, Home Like NoPlace Is There. And that’s perfectly fine. It’s great, in fact. That album is incredible and it deserves to be heard by as many people with ears to hear that exist today, but as far as buzzworthy records go it’s high time a new king be crowned and Sorority Noise are currently making a damn strong argument that their upcoming release be next in …

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Pop Evil To Release ‘Up’ Album In August

It’s a good day to love modern rock and roll, dear friends. Michigan’s Pop Evil have announced the release date of their next studio album, and it’s coming a whole lot sooner than you may have expected.

Up, the follow-up to 2013′s highly-successful Onyx, will arrive in stores August 21. The lead single, “Footsteps,” will hit radio on June 1. We asked the label to let us hear the track early, but they were not as into the idea as we were.

Speaking in regard to the band’s success over the last two years, frontman Leigh Kakaty offers:…