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We Came As Romans Stream Acoustic Version Of “Hope”

Michigan post-hardcore titans We Came As Romans have a long history of finding the perfect balance between heavy and soft. Recently, the group has been experimenting with a more stripped down sound, and today an acoustic version of one recent single found its way online.

We could argue the best WCAR tracks all day long, but everyone should be able to agree that “Hope” is one of the bigger songs in the band’s growing catalog. It’s the definitive anthem of the modern alternative scene, and presented here in acoustic form the lyrics have an even greater impact than before. You …

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‘Punk Goes Pop Volume 6′ Album Stream

The wait is over, cover song fans.

Coinciding with the official street date, Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 has been made available for streaming via YouTube. The album features thirteen brand new covers from a slew of the alternative scene’s biggest names and hottest newcomers, each adding their twist on the music that has dominated top 40 radio over the last year. You can stream the record, in full, below:…

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REVIEW: Various Artists – ‘Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6′

Artist: Various
Album: Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6
Genre: Covers/Compilation
Label: Fearless Records

Two years have passed since Fearless Records shared Punk Goes Pop Vol. 5, and in that time the world of top 40 music has undergone quite a transformation. There is less music created by actual instruments at radio today than ever before, replaced at a startling rate by EDM headliners and star-studded collaborative efforts that revolve around mindless hooks backed by thumping bass. Transforming these tracks into well-executed covers performed by artists using guitars is no easy task, but Fearless found thirteen artists up to the …

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We Came As Romans & Chiodos Announce Mini Co-Headlining Tour

A rather big but mini co-headlining tour has been announced today with the likes of metalcore outfit We Came As Romans and premier post-hardcore act Chiodos going out the East Coast this coming December.

The tour run will start in Chiodos’ home state of Michigan at the Crofoot in Detroit on 12/11 and end at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. Also on the tour will be Sleepwave, Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath‘s new band, and Slaves, which features Jonny Craig.

You can check out the tour dates below. VIP tickets are now available here.…

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We Came As Romans Release “I Knew You Were Trouble” Cover

Read to celebrate the biggest hits of last year? If so, you’re in luck! We Came As Romans have released their contribution to the upcoming Punk Goes Punk Vol. 6 compilation.

Taylor Swift found major radio success with “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and now it’s time for We Came As Romans to see what they can make happen with the popular breakup anthem. Their take on the track blends the pop sensibilities of the original with the group’s signature post-hardcore sound. The biggest surprise is the presence of clean vocals from both Kyle Pavone and Dave Stephens, which is …

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‘Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6′ Set For November 17 Release, Track List Revealed

Fearless Records has unveiled plans to release the sixth installment of their popular Punk Goes Pop compilation series on November 17, 2014. The track list is incredible, and lucky for you we have the entire thing right here on UTG.

Jarrod Alonge has built quite a following on YouTube for his humorous views on the alternative music scene, and earlier today Fearless turned to the video superstar to share the official Punk Goes Pop 6 announcement. The video, which you can view below, finds Jarrod sharing the track listing with the members of his band while telling them that they …

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DVD REVIEW: We Came As Romans – ‘Present, Future, and Past’

Film: Present, Future, and Past
Starring: We Came As Romans
Genre: Music/Concert

The rise of We Came As Romans from unknown Michigan post-hardcore outfit to international headliners is the very definition of a cinderella story. The group that signed with Equal Vision back in 2009 have grown from boys to men over the last half decade, and in that time recorded three critically-acclaimed albums, each more complex than the one before. Through it all, the members have remained true to themselves and their roots, allowing their experiences and struggles guide the material that creates their future releases. It’s not an …

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We Came As Romans Premiere Live Video For “Ghosts,” Off Their Upcoming DVD

We Came As Romans are releasing a DVD featuring the band performing live during their last few tours. The DVD also includes a special download of all of the performances as audio so they can be enjoyed as live songs.

The band premiered one of the live videos that will be available on the DVD, which is for their song “Ghosts.” You can check it out right below the jump.

Present, Future And Past will hit stores September 2 via Equal Vision Records. Physical pre-orders are available for purchase through MerchNow.…

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We Came As Romans Announce Headline Tour With For Today, The Color Morale and More

We Came As Romans have announced the ‘Present, Future, Past Tour,’ featuring support from For Today, The Color Morale, Crossfaith and Palisades.

When We Came As Romans hit the road, they’ll be touring in support of their upcoming DVD Present, Future, And Past, which hits shelves on September 2. The video captures the band’s November 2013 performance at the House of Blues in Chicago.

I’ve included the trailer for that DVD after the jump, along with The Color Morale‘s just-released lyric video for their new track “Suicide;Stigma,” which features the band’s fans and friends relaying the song’s powerful …

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The Color Morale Stream “Suicide; Stigma” Feat. Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans

Post hardcore act The Color Morale have long been known for their desire to create inspiring music with a hopeful message. That being said, it should surprise no one that their latest Fearless Records release is entitled Hold On Pain Ends.

The album is due on September 2, and is now available for pre-order on iTunes. As an added incentive, those who pre-order will receive an instant download of their latest track, “Suicide; Stigma,” which features We Came As Romans vocalist, Dave Stephens.

You can stream the new single below.…

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Dream Riders: The Tour Desires of Your Favorite Artists (UTG Exclusive)

Wikipedia defines a rider as: a set of requests or demands that a performer sets as criteria for performance.

Whether an act’s tour rider is ridiculously egocentric and/or overly materialistic, just plain outlandish in a fun way, a rock ‘n’ roll legend, or far more modest and unshowy than you might expect, nearly every touring artist has at least something that they request from the venues in which they’ll be performing at. It could be something as simple and understandable as a stack of towels, or in the case of some more haughty, self-indulgent artists, a rider might outline …

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UTG PHOTOS: Break Down The Walls Tour (3/29/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at the Break Down The Walls Tour on March 29 in Royal Oak, MI

Feels like it’s been awhile since I last posted a new photo set, but damn do I have some great things to share. A couple weeks ago I stopped over at one of my home venues called Royal Oak Music Theatre to check out the Break Down The Walls Tour, which featured a good amount of amazing talent.

The tour kicked off with Born Of Osiris, or as some fans refer to them, BOO. The Chicago-based …