Issues 2012

Issues (Ex. Woe, Is Me) Release Debut EP Details

Issues (ex-Woe, Is Me vocalists Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn) have unveiled the details for their upcoming debut EP, Black Diamonds, and can be seen right here on UTG!

Black Diamonds will see an official release date of November 13th through Velocity/Rise Records. Check out the full track-listing by clicking through the jump as well as the cool artwork in the feature image box.

“We are very pleased to announce our debut EP, Black Diamonds, will be released 11/13 on Rise Records/ Velocity Records.

To all our fans, you are all fucked up, you are all struggling with something, …

A Loss For Words

REVIEW: A Loss For Words – Returning To Webster Lake

Artist: A Loss for Words
Album: Returning to Webster Lake
Genre: Acoustic
Label: Velocity/Rise Records

Acoustic albums, as I’m sure I’ve stated previously, can be hit and miss. They also tend to evoke the cynic in me a little too often. A lot can be attributed to sheer laziness or lack of inspiration, with the band choosing to re-record old songs and offer a ‘fresh’ perspective instead of coming up with something new. A Loss for Words’ Returning to Webster Lake is not one for the cynics however. These are not musicians who want for productivity, and their use of …


REVIEW: Abandon All Ships – Infamous

Artist: Abandon All Ships
Album: Infamous
Label: Velocity/Rise

In the nearly three years that have past since Abandon All Ships arrived on the national music scene a lot has changed, especially in the world of modern hardcore/metalcore. Having a catchy synth line or gigantic, autotuned hook just does not cut it with the majority of fans, even those new to the genre, anymore. Those who once raved about dance moshing to “Megawacko 2.1” have, for the most part, developed more evolved tastes and now seek more technically proficient heavy music, or heavy mixed with dubstep, or in some …

Secrets 2012

Secrets Perform “Melodies” Acoustic

San Diego rockers Secrets were filmed performing a Live And Unplugged session for Soundcheck Hollywood and the results are great.

The band just got off the Escape The Fate and Attack Attack! tour and took some time to perform “Melodies” acoustic for a special group of fans. Their single comes off of their debut effort, The Ascent, released through Velocity/Rise Records.

Take a look at Secrets acoustic past the jump and let Under The Gun know if you liked this performance. Are you pumped to catch the band when they perform on the Scream It Like You Mean It …


The Air I Breathe Lose Four Members

Lambgoat has released news that four members of the Velocity/Rise Records metal group The Air I Breathe have decided to quit the band, leaving their lead singer Tony Dougard as the only remaining member.

The band has not offered an official statement but guitarists Jesse Butler and Camp Baptista, drummer Greg Diamond and bassist Colin Klika have all departed. Tony Dougard has apparently recruited some replacement players for the time being.

Under The Gun Review will continue to keep you updated on this news as it unfolds.

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MUSIC VIDEO: A Loss For Words – Pirouette

Boston, MA rockers A Loss For Words have released their visuals for the song “Pirouette” and can be viewed right here on UTG!

This song comes off of the group’s latest release, No Sanctuary, through Velocity/Rise Records. Have you purchased this release yet? If so, what are your thoughts? You can catch the band on the Glamour Kills Tour with friends The Wonder Years, Polar Bear Club and many more.

Please click through the jump to watch A Loss For Words’ new video for “Pirouette” and be sure to comment!


Velocity/Rise Signs MikeyWhiskeyHands (Mike Fuentes From Pierce The Veil)

Pierce The Veil drummer Mike Fuentes AKA MikeyWhiskeyHands has revealed that his rap side-project has landed him a record deal with Velocity/Rise Records. MikeyWhiskeyHands will release his debut album later in 2012 so get ready.

His upcoming single “Get Your Mind Right” was produced by Pierce The Veil’s own Jaime Preciado. Please click through the link provided to view a video announcement of the signing and a 30-second clip of a new song. A statement from Mike can be viewed below!

“WhiskeyHands started out as a joke. I was on tour with Pierce The Veil, and Jaime (Preciado, PTV bass

A Loss For Words

A Loss For Words Reveal Japan Tour

Boston rockers A Loss For Words have announced that they will be touring Japan in late April and Under The Gun has the official details. Coming along for direct support on this touring run will be After Tonight and Cleave, so be sure to get to a show!

The band are currently on tour supporting their recent album, No Sanctuary, through Velocity/Rise Records.

To view the entire listing of dates please click through the jump and let UTG know if you will be heading to a show!

Secrets 2011

STREAM: Secrets – Melodies

Rise Records’ own Secrets have released a stream of their brand new song “Melodies” and can be heard past the jump. This song comes off of their debut album, The Ascent, which will see a drop date of January 17. Take a listen to this rock anthem and let UTG know what you feel about the new material!

The band have been confirmed to support Sleeping With Sirens on their upcoming US headliner in March. Check out the official tour schedule by simply heading right here.

A Loss For Words

A Loss For Words Stream ‘No Sanctuary’

A Loss For Words have just released a stream of their entire upcoming album, No Sanctuary, which is set to drop tomorrow via Velocity/Rise Records. The buzz surrounding these guys is for a reason. Be sure to check out their album stream by simply clicking through and enjoy!

Leave your comments after the jump.

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A Loss For Words Unveil “No Sanctuary” Artwork & Tracklist

A Loss For Words have unveiled both the album cover and tracklisting for their upcoming Velocity/Rise Records debut, No Sanctuary.

The artwork, which can be found below accompanied by the track names, is a vast departure from the group’s previous efforts (both featured cartoons).

No Sanctuary arrives October 18. Comment after the article and let us know how excited you are for this upcoming release!

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He’s also the co-founder of


WATCH: Transit premiere “Long Lost Friends”

Transit are gearing up for the October 4 release of their Rise Records debut and today they debuted the first song off the record, “Long Lost Friends.”

Opting to make a hybrid music video/performance clip, you can view and hear the goods Transit have in store below.

If you weren’t excited about this record before now, things are about to change.

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He’s also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing