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kingmaker

UTG INTERVIEW: Kingmaker’s Alex Gaspar Discusses the Creation of ‘The Cradle’

Kingmaker have always been a group that thrives on progression. Since bursting onto the scene in the summer of 2009, the Lake County quartet has undergone a number of style and lineup changes, all leading to the release of their latest full-length effort, The Cradle–a bold blend of abrasive riffs, ear-shattering percussion, and poignant lyricism. […]

thegreatgame

UTG INTERVIEW: The Great Game Discuss Their Huge Lineup and Newest Album

The Great Game is spread across Europe–primarily from Spain to Scotland–but that doesn’t stop its several members, both permanent and the occasional contributor, from creating some of the most unique music you’ve heard, from any genre, in some time. We had the chance to have a lengthy conversation with composer and guitarist Mounzer Sarraf, and […]

calatrilloz

UTG INTERVIEW: CalatrilloZ Talk Concepts and ‘Psalms Of Zahyin’

Last week, London-based operatic metal band CalatrilloZ released their newest effort, Psalms Of Zahyin — a 6-track blast of shredding guitar riffs, pummeling drum work, orchestral string arrangements and classical vocals led by Zahyin himself, the creative ringleader. We had the chance to speak with Zahyin about all things CalatrilloZ, from the band’s beginnings to […]

patrick-brice-feat

UTG INTERVIEW: Patrick Brice Discusses His New Film, ‘The Overnight’

It’s hard to throw a stone in the world of modern indie movies without hitting some up and coming filmmaker who one or more publications has dubbed the latest ‘visionary’ storyteller. Everyone has someone they’re rooting for in the race to see who graduates from one-time genius to career-long writer/director who influences countless future storytellers, […]

of mice and men

UTG INTERVIEW: Valentino Arteaga Discusses Of Mice & Men’s Newest Chapter

Often described as Of Mice & Men’s backbone, Valentino Arteaga shines with this aura the second you meet him. Sitting down with the tenacious drummer, he explained the mentality of Of Mice & Men, and contributing to their growing success in the music scene. From being on top of schedules and acting as a moral […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Lydia Discuss Their Recent Tour, Upcoming Album

Lydia is an irresistible band. The material they produce has always been that of those who truly possess talent. Witnessing this band perform live made that fact very evident. Their mass appeal is undeniable and the energy they exude when on stage is magnetic. The three-piece recently wrapped up their North American tour alongside The […]

conchita little shells

UTG INTERVIEW: Little Shells Talks ‘5 Deep Under’

Ex-west coaster Conchita Campos recently released her third album under the banner of Little Shells, titled 5 Deep Under, a beautifully smooth, jazzy and experimental effort led by Campos’ ostensibly veteran vocal prowess with a team of talented players providing a strong instrumental foundation that raises the whole affair to another level. We had the […]

a will away

UTG INTERVIEW: A Will Away Talk ‘Bliss,’ Rock And Roll At Skate And Surf Festival

A Will Away are riding high on the release of Bliss, their latest EP which dropped in March via Quiet Fire Media. The band delivered one of the biggest performances of the weekend at New Jersey’s Skate and Surf Festival in May, and hit the road last week with Light Years, Head North, and Casey […]

slim loris

UTG INTERVIEW: Slim Loris Discuss ‘Love And Fear’

Stockholm, Sweden’s Slim Loris have followed up 2013’s Future Echoes and Past Replays with their newest album, Love and Fear, which became available just last month. Previously a duo primarily, Slim Loris have become a full, four-piece band in a more permanent capacity, with plans to tour and write even more music in the near […]

the unravelling

UTG INTERVIEW: The Unravelling Talk “Revolt,” Upcoming Album

It’s been half a decade since Calgary duo The Unravelling released 13 Arcane Hymns, their last album, but they’re still very much active with new material on the way. We got our first taste of it with “Revolt” in April and there’s plenty more to look forward to in the coming months. We had the […]

broken guru

UTG INTERVIEW: Broken Guru Discuss ‘Bent Up Halo’

This past April, New York City’s Broken Guru released their debut effort, Bent Up Halo, a raw, 12-track rock album with influences ranging from The Rolling Stones to Silversun Pickups. Guitarist/vocalist Rich Guerzon recently took some time to speak with us about the formation of the band, the creation of Bent Up Halo, loving monster […]

royal psalms

UTG INTERVIEW: Royal Psalms’ Nick Warchol Discusses Seizing Musical Opportunities & Their Debut EP

In the field of the arts, it is not uncommon for the phrase “life gets in the way” to apply more and more the further we get down the road. For most it becomes an acceptable and honorable excuse to leave youthful passions behind. For some, however, it becomes a driving force to pursue those […]