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UTG TV: Ghost Parade Talk Tours and New Album Prep

UTG TV met with Ghost Parade last Thursday at San Francisco’s Bottom Of The Hill to get caught up on everything the guys have been doing.

Ghost Parade just recently finished a short run with Kiven and Rags & Ribbons on the West Coast. During our talk, the guys discussed that a new album was in the works and that they were busy fleshing out songs and finalizing things in preparation to record a followup to 2013′s Foundations EP.

Check out our exclusive interview below the jump to find out what makes the guys in Ghost Parade tick. You can …

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UTG TV: Young Rising Sons Discuss Their Hustle In The Music Biz

Breaking into the music industry can be a tricky and lengthy process for most bands. Young Rising Sons have been at it for more than five years and are starting to get the recognition they deserve. The New Jersey natives just inked a deal with Interscope Records, which isn’t surprising to fans of the band. The group has a unique style that manages to channel a cinematic vibe. It won’t be long before we hear the band’s tunes blasting in the background of major motion pictures.

UTG TV caught up with the swoon-worthy gentlemen in a hotel suite in Las …

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UTG TV EXCLUSIVE: Machine Gun Kelly Cooks Burgers For The Kids

Last Wednesday, Machine Gun Kelly performed to a sold-out Best Buy Theater in the heart of New York City (photos coming soon). After his explosive performance preparing the Times Square crowd for Limp Bizkit, he took the following day to give back to the local community. MGK hit Jamaica, Queens to spend some time with kids after school.

He arrived in style to Burgandy’s Cafe, a local spot on Hillside Avenue, where he immediately hopped out and put on an apron. He then spent some time behind the grill, cooking sliders for a crowd of screaming young fans. Also in …

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Melody Joy’s “Beauty Is Pain” Video Shoot

Melody Joy is one of the most ridiculously unique performers I’ve stumbled upon in a while. Admittedly, at first view of her music video for “Ronald Reagan,” I was confused and drawn in by the spectacle of it all. It combines elements of humor, strangeness, various foods and sexuality. It’s the first rap song that I’ve seen incorporate a Mikhail Gorbachev reference and a popcorn-filled bathtub. It seemed strange that it only had a few hundred views on it, but it turns out YouTube took it down after 15,000 views because of its sexual nature, but Joy later …

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UTG TV: Stolas Discuss Upcoming Release, ‘Allomaternal’

UTG TV got a chance to catch up with Stolas at Thee Parkside in San Francisco while on the ‘Blue Swan Records Tour.’ The band is supporting label-mates Hail The Sun, alongside Icarus the Owl and a host of dynamic guests including The Venetia Fair and Adventurer.

During our interview Stolas discussed their upcoming release, Allomaternal, the band’s second full-length album, which is due October 15 on Blue Swan Records. Allomaternal, a 10-track concept album, was recorded with legendary producer Kris Crummett, (Slaves, Dance Gavin Dance, Closure In Moscow) at Interlace Audio in Portland, Oregon. …

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UTG TV: Hail The Sun Discuss Upcoming Album and Blue Swan Records

UTG TV sat down with progressive hardcore foursome Hail The Sun on the second stop of the highly-anticipated Blue Swan Records Tour at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. The tour features the band’s close friends and label-mates, Stolas, as well as support from Icarus The Owl, and numerous local acts including the most recent addition to Blue Swan Records, Adventurer.

Hail The Sun will headline the tour through the release of their upcoming full-length album, Wake, which comes out September 23. The band has already released singles “Human Target Practice,” and “Missed Injections

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: John Nolan Talks ‘Bridge And Tunnel,’ TBS, And Straylight Run

If you may have noticed, we here at Under The Gun Review are big supporters of the independent film Bridge and Tunnel, which features an overwhelming amount of talent from cast, to crew, to composers. A few months ago, we ran an interview with Ryan Hunter (NK, Envy On The Coast) where he discussed creating an original score for the film.

We are now proud to bring you an exclusive one-on-one sit-down with John Nolan, the renowned guitarist and vocalist of Taking Back Sunday. We spoke to Nolan on set of a video shoot for his track “Here …

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UTG SESSION: Sleep On It, Part 2 – Train Tracks

UTG TV is happy to present you with the second installment of our UTG Session with the boys in Sleep On It. For part one, we brought you an interview with the band from their first ever national tour (‘The Rebel Alliance Tour’), in addition to an acoustic rendition of a brand new track called “Sunrise.”

Today, we bring you two tracks off their debut EP Everything, All At Once, which we recorded alongside some train tracks in Rockville Centre, NY. The track “Cope” was actually premiered through Under The Gun Review back in February. We couldn’t …

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UTG SESSION: Sleep On It, Part 1 – Interview & “Sunrise”

Chicago natives Sleep On It just wrapped up their first co-headlining tour alongside their buddies in Real Talk on ‘The Rebel Alliance Tour.’ The tour, which made its way from Kentucky to New York and back, marks the first time the band has officially hit the road. As a band that operates in a completely DIY realm of music, the guys were able to tour in support of their debut EP, Everything, All At Once, with some of their own savings and some help via their devoted fan-base through a Kickstarter campaign.

In Long Island, NY, we caught up …

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UTG TV: Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 With Body Count

For our last installment of UTG TV‘s Rockstar Mayhem Festival coverage, we spoke with the revived iconic hardcore legends in Body Count.

The guys just finished the summer long run on the road with the Mayhem Festival and wrapped things up last weekend at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Ice-T, who had no problem singing “Cop Killer” in front of various members of the NYPD, sounded confident and clear in delivering his heavy vocals. Watching Body Count perform is a far cry from watching an episode of Law And Order and a must-see for any fan of …

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UTG TV: Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 With Mushroomhead

When UTG TV first decided we’d be heading out to Scranton, PA for the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, we knew that Mushroomhead was one band we absolutely needed to talk to.

The band ranks amongst the most obscure of the metal bands around the world. Mushroomhead has channeled a level of energy and stage presence that can only be inspired by pure creativity and excessiveness. They’ll one day be regarded among the ranks of GWAR and Slipknot as one of the most unique bands in rock music.

Check below to watch the Under The Gun exclusive interview with Skinny, where …

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UTG TV: Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 With Levi Benton Of Miss May I

In 2009, I witnessed Miss May I perform at Irving Plaza in New York City without knowing a single thing about the band. By 2014, the band has released four full-length albums via Rise Records, and has been growing just as steadily as the label has.

This April, the band released Rise Of The Lion to critical acclaim, charting in the upper ranks of the the Billboard charts in America. This summer, we caught up with them at the Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 in Scranton, PA.

We spoke to vocalist Levi Benton about Miss May I’s rise to success and …