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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 …

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UTG TV: Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 With Islander

Serving as one of the truly up-and-coming acts on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014, Islander seemingly had a lot to prove. That didn’t manage to have an effect on the guys keeping it cool, though. Believe it or not, by the time UTG TV spoke to them in Scranton, they’d already become friends with the guys in Korn and had Suicide Silence watching their set from backstage.

During our interview, we felt the need to state the obvious and address how different Islander seemed from the rest of the lineup. The guys chuckled at the notion, agreeing but not being …

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UTG TV: Idlehands Talk New Singles, Upcoming Full-Length

UTG TV sat down with Idlehands for a quick interview before their show at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on August 7. The guys talked about their latest music video for the song “Mellow Christ,” featuring Justin Bonifacio of Ghost Parade, as well as their recent acquisition by Headphone Music, a division of Equal Vision Records. During our interview, Idlehands also spent some time discussing their upcoming full-length album, Dena Mora, which was recorded with legendary producer, Kris Crummett.

Idlehands have recently wrapped up some West Coast tour dates with Icarus The Owl, The Body …

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UTG TV: Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 With Ill Niño

“All metal bands, whether you’re in your 20s, whether you’re 18…30…40…you obviously want to turn the youth of America into a metalhead.”

Fourteen years ago Cristian Machado stepped up from bass to lead vocals for the NJ based Latin Metal rockers Ill Niño. On July 22 of this year the band dropped their seventh studio album, Till Death, La Familia, via Victory Records. The timing was perfect to coincide with their run on the Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 alongside Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, and many more.

UTG’s John Bazley spoke with Cristian about his time spent on the …

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UTG TV: Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2014 With Veil Of Maya

A new Veil of Maya album is coming. We promise. How do we know? Well, because we spoke to them! We caught up with Brandon Butler and Marc Okubo in Scranton, PA at the 2014 Rockstar Mayhem Festival to sit down with the guys and discuss a few things.

Between traveling around the country with the Mayhem Festival and playing one-off dates with Trivium, Emmure, and more, the guys have been keeping busy. That’s a good thing according to vocalist Brandon Butler, who doesn’t know what to do when he’s not performing. On days when he was extremely bored, he’d …