Attila Guitarist Parts Ways With Band

Metalcore outfit Attila recently kicked off their album release cycle for Guilty Pleasure with the release of a brand new single in “Proving Grounds,” but slightly less pleasurable news has come from the band’s camp today. According to a post on guitarist Nate Salameh’s personal Facebook page, he has amicably parted ways with the band in order to focus on removing drugs and alcohol from his life alongside pursuing a career in producing.

For those who would like to read Salameh’s full statement on his departure, it can be found below.

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The Faceless Part Ways With Guitarist, Confirm New Material Is On The Way

Earlier today, The Faceless announced that they would be parting ways with their guitarist Wes Hauch, who has been with the band for just over two years, and contributed to their most recent LP, Autotheism, which dropped back in 2012 via Sumerian Records.

Going off a statement issued by the group, it would seem that this departure was a mutual decision between both parties:

“The Faceless have officially parted ways with Wes. Things were moving in different directions and it seems that this is best for everyone. We wish him the best of luck and we know he’s

Mayday Parade

Mayday Parade Post Studio Update

Mayday Parade have been working hard in the studio to release the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled album. The band posted a studio update via YouTube, which focuses on guitarists Alex and Brooks as they record guitar parts, speak on equipment usage, and song structure.

While a lot of information isn’t available just yet, we do know that the new album is slated for a fall release date on Fearless Records. You can view the studio update after the jump.

Such Gold

Such Gold Guitarist / Vocalist Skylar Sarkis Quits

Such Gold guitarist / vocalist Skylar Sarkis has quit the band unexpectedly. Ben Kotin will now be taking over guitar / vocal duties and they are moving on as a four-piece.

AltPress took a direct quote from lead vocalist Ben Kotin last night which can be found below. UTG will try to gather as much information as we can, but in the meantime, please pick up Such Gold’s album Misadventures right now through Razor & Tie!

“Skylar just quit the band but we are gonna keep going as a four piece.”

Nine Inch Nails 2013

Adrian Belew Leaves Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails have revealed a flurry of announcements in the last week or so regarding their brand new album, and some new music they’ve already released from it. Today, however, we have some different news as guitarist Adrian Belew announced that he is leaving the band. This is coming only weeks after their bassist, Eric Avery, left the group due to stress over touring, and to pursue other musical endeavors.

While Eric had a rather lengthy statement on him leaving, Adrian had a little bit of a different approach and only has 14 words to say. You can read …

Damien Deadson

Damien Deadson (Ex-Demon Hunter) Streams ‘Crown Me, Destroyer’

North Carolina’s own Damien Deadson is the solo project from former Demon Hunter guitarist Ryan Helm and he released his new album today.

Damien Deadson’s album, Crown Me, Destroyer, is now available for purchase over through iTunes and Infamous Empire Records. Go grab your copy and tell Under The Gun what your thoughts are.

Head through the link provided to stream Damien Deadson’s brand new album, Crown Me, Destroyer, on Absolutepunk!


New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert Released From Hospital

We’re glad to announce that in wake of last night’s news of Chad Gilbert being electrocuted from a microphone during one of two performances at Anaheim, California’s Chain Reaction for New Found Glory‘s upcoming live album, the guitarist has now been released from the hospital.

Follow the jump for a look at a tweet he just posted on the matter.

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Staind Guitarist Mike Mushok Joins Newsted

Staind guitarist Mike Mushok announced that he has joined the band Newsted. Newsted has been built around former Metallica and Voivod bassist Jason Newsted.

Staind are still going as a band so that means Mushok will be pulling double duty.

The group will be touring Europe in June on the festival circuit so catch them and check out what they have to offer. Festival routing can be seen by simply heading through the link provided.

Chiodos 2012

Thomas Erak (Ex-Fall Of Troy) Joins Chiodos

Michigan’s hard rock act Chiodos has officially announced Thomas Erak (ex-Fall Of Troy) as their new guitarist. The decision comes two months after Jason Hale parted ways with the group.

In an announcement video released this morning, Erak introduces himself to fans, gives some insight into his musical background, and hints at a small change in sound on Chiodos’ new material. You can view the announcement blow.

Chiodos are currently working on their first album with frontman Craig Owens since Bone Palace Ballet. Stay tuned for additional recording updates in the coming weeks.

James Shotwell is the

Bring Me The Horizon 2012

Jona Weinhofen Quits Bring Me The Horizon

This seemed out of nowhere to me given that the band was already releasing new music in 2013, but guitarist Jona Weinhofen quit Bring Me The Horizon this morning. He did the announcement on his Tumblr. I would summarize, but the full post is short enough for you to read for yourself:

After a lot of time and thought ive decided to leave my current position as guitarist with Bring Me The Horizon. things in the band have been very tense with a lot of disagreements between myself and certain members who i wont name.

im thankful

Chiodos 2012

Chiodos Lose Guitarist Jason Hale

Michigan rockers Chiodos have lost their guitarist Jason Hale to focus on more important endeavors. Read a message from Hale below and be sure to comment with your thoughts through the jump. UTG will update you if the band chooses to write a letter explaining the situation in greater detail.

Who do you feel would be an excellent replacement guitarist for the band?

In Fear And Faith

In Fear And Faith Attacked In Texas; Guitarist Ramin Niroomand Suffers Broken Nose

Rough way to start the day, but the UTG crew woke up to news that some of our best friends in music were attacked yesterday and rushed to share the information with you.

While traveling through Texas yesterday, Rise Records’ In Fear And Faith ran out of gas somewhere alone one of the Lone Star state’s numerous freeways. Guitarist Ramin Niroomand and other members joined together to hike down the side of the road to the nearest fueling station, but on their way back the encountered a dangerous driver who, according to the band, tried to run them down with …