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The Used To Embark On Co-Headlining Tour With Chevelle

The Used have just announced that they will be heading out on a two-week long co-headlining tour with Illinois alt-metal outfit Chevelle.

The band, whose guitarist Quinn Allman recently announced his year-long hiatus, will be joined by Saosin‘s Justin Shekoski for the entirety of the run. Support will also be provided by English alt-rock five-piece Marmozets.

You can check out the tour poster with the complete list of dates below. Pre-sale tickets are now available here. General sale will start on Friday, February 13 at 10AM local.…

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The Used’s Guitarist Going On Temporary Hiatus

A couple of hours ago The Used posted a Facebook status announcing that their guitarist, Quinn Allman, is going on a year hiatus from the band. They did not specify his reasons for leaving, but it definitely sounds like they have no intention of making it permanent. You can read what they had to say below.

While Allman is away, Saosin‘s guitarist Justin Shekoski will fill in. The band is set to head out on tour in just a few days, so he will be tagging along with them.…

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The Used & Every Time I Die Announce Spring Tour

The past year has been a busy one for The Used, with the release of their latest album, Imaginary Enemy, and touring through most of 2014 with Hopeless Records label mates Taking Back Sunday.

The band is currently still on the touring cycle for their sixth studio album, yet they’ve announced a subsequent spring tour to further promote it. Direct support will be provided by Every Time I Die, who are still supporting their latest ripper, From Parts Unknown. Marzomets and The Eeries will also be along for the ride, opening for the veteran acts.

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REVIEW: Corpus – ‘The Sliding Scale Of Morality’

Artist: Corpus
Album: The Sliding Scale of Morality
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Indie

Sydney duo Corpus have been causing quite the ruckus down under over the last three years with their unique brand of indie-tinged post-hardcore and riotous live shows, earning them dizzying acclaim from some of the scene’s most discerning ears (including Sydney resident and frontman of The Used, Bert McCracken). If the band’s latest release, The Sliding Scale of Morality, is received the way it seems destined to be, then the volume of those voices of acclaim is going to become deafening.…

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UTG INTERVIEW: Frank Iero Shows Simplistic Brilliance With New Record

Frank Iero stands with confidence behind his merchandise table. It’s a simple table — a few shirts hang while a stack of posters and records occupy the space between Iero and his patrons. He smiles as he deals out his products — all of which contain the symbol Iero created to represent his music.

Every person who comes to the table is greeted with poise and energy. A father of a group of young girls shakes Iero’s hand with vigor and tells him he came all the way from Cleveland for his show in Des Moines tonight. A mother walks …

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Ten Years Later: The Used’s ‘In Love And Death’

“Life’s greatest questions have always been: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? You are about to see and hear one of the most significant messages given to us from God.”

When I was in my elementary school years as a little boy not knowing the world yet (that is the world of music), I was a full-on Green Day and Blink-182 fan. I didn’t listen to anything else for I was in the process of learning guitar and I already felt accomplished learning all of their tracks. Then it was …

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The Used Demand A “Revolution” in New Music Video

Earlier this morning, The Used unveiled a new music video for their track “Revolution,” and you can check it out by following the jump below.

The opening cut off the outfit’s latest full-length, Imaginary Enemy, the clip finds the Utah quartet performing in a packed venue as flashing images mirror Bert McCracken’s message of freedom, unity, and upheaval. If you dig it, let us know in the replies, and pick up a copy of the album through Hopeless Records.

The Used are currently in the midst of a month-long North American run alongside Taking Back Sunday, which kicked …

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: 10 Cover Songs We Hope To Hear at Riot Fest Chicago

Nothing gets a festival crowd going like a good cover tune, so it’s no surprise that many of my favorite memories from Riot Fest 2013 involved covers. The festival opened on Friday afternoon with Hatebreed paying tribute to fallen Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman with their cover of “Ghosts of War,” during which Jamey Jasta made the proclamation that you should “never marry a woman who doesn’t like Slayer,” and it’s hard to argue with the man. The festival ended on a high note as well, with Sunday performers AFI offering their take on The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” just before …

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Taking Back Sunday And The Used Announce Fall Tour Dates

Taking Back Sunday have been road warriors since the release of their latest album, Happiness Is, earlier this year. The Long Island, New York band spent the bulk of the past two months on a co-headlining tour with California rockers The Used. If you missed out on this great pairing in the spring, you have nothing to worry about. The two acts have announced another run of dates this fall.

The new leg of the tour kicks off with a few shows in Australia in late August, with the first US date taking place September 8 in Columbus, …

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Taking Back Sunday Announce December UK Tour

It seems that Christmas will be coming early for our friends across the pond.

Only weeks after returning from an extensive US jaunt with The Used, Taking Back Sunday have announced a brief UK tour set to take place this December. The group will begin in Portsmouth on December 7, and stop by several major venues before concluding one week later in Oxford. A full list of dates can be found below the jump.

TBS released their sixth full length album, Happiness Is, back in March through Hopeless Records, and though it isn’t quite on par with Tell

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UTG PHOTOS: Taking Back Sunday & The Used (4/21/14)

Under The Gun sent guest photographer, Audrey Lew, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph Taking Back Sunday & The Used on April 21, 2014.

Taking Back Sunday and The Used just wrapped up the end of their co-headlining tour in support of their new records Happiness Is and Imaginary Enemy, respectively. Joining them on the road were Sleepwave and Tonight Alive.

The diverse lineup brought out fans of all ages. After over a decade, Taking Back Sunday are still going strong. The band presented fans with a knock-out performance that included songs spanning their …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Bert McCracken (The Used) @ SXSW

When sitting down with Bert McCracken, frontman of The Used, it doesn’t take but mere seconds to absorb the aroma of positive energy the singer gives off. It fills the room and swells as the alternative scene legend speaks passionately about topics that influence his demeanor. He gives off the essence of truly wanting to engage in conversation of passion and wit, two factors difficult to come by in a scene full of monotonous conversation and mundane responses. Bert is balanced and calm, with a subtle flare in his voice as he reveals his feelings about the American …