RIP: James Gandolfini Dies of a Stroke

It is with great sadness that we report American actor James Gandolfini died today of a fatal stroke in Italy [Deadline]. The 51-year-old actor died while attending the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily. James Gandolfini is best known for his portrayal of Tony Soprano, the mob boss of the hit HBO television series The Sopranos. […]


MUSIC VIDEO: Danny Trejo – “Get Drunk With Danny Trejo”

Christmas time always leaves us with empty news days, so we figured we might as well keep things interesting and give you a little taste of how much Italy loves one of America’s legendary badasses. Somewhere in what I can only imagine is an older, but equally dingy basement or foreign equivalent to a VFW […]


Lacuna Coil Release Video For “End Of Time”, Announce Tour Dates

Italian hard rockers Lacuna Coil have released a video for their song “End Of Time”. In addition, they’ll be heading out on tour with Sevendust; The song itself sounds almost like a Linkin Park song. The video is more than just a pure performance like so many rock videos; between the sound and the plot of […]


Amia Venera Landscape Release Update For Fans, New Music Video

Italian metal outfit Amia Venera Landscape haven’t been making much of a stir since their 2010 full-length debut, The Long Procession, but fans can finally get excited about what the band has in store for the future. AVL released an update on their social networks today regarding their previous silence: “Hi everyone, after several months […]


Green Day Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong Hospitalized

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was hospitalized earlier today after a developing an illness that has yet to be made public. As a result, Green Day have been forced to cancel their scheduled tonight, September 2, in Bologna, Italy. You can read a message from the band addressing the illness and cancelled performance below: […]

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The Gaslight Anthem/Soundgarden Announce Short Euro Tour

The Gaslight Anthem and Soundgarden have released news that they will be touring in Europe, around late May and June, for only three dates. These dates include a stop in France, Germany, and Italy. Does not sound like too bad of a trip to us. Click past the jump to view the details for these […]


MUSIC VIDEO: Hopes Die Last ft. Nekso – Keep Your Hands Off

Italian metalcore outfit Hopes Die Last have unleashed the music video for their electro-infused song “Keep Your Hands Off,” featuring Nekso. This song and video have so much going that it is hard to honestly understand where the performance aspect comes into play. This song comes off of the group’s latest effort, Trust No One, […]


Hopes Die Last Stream Album ‘Trust No One’

Italian post-hardcore outfit Hopes Die Last are currently streaming their upcoming release, Trust No One, over on AltPress. This album is definitely a step up from similar bands in this genre so give it a spin. Trust No One is due to drop tomorrow via Standby Records. Please give it a listen by clicking through […]


Refused Announce More Reunion Dates

As UTG reported this past Monday, Refused are back in action and prepared to wow crowds with their intense brand of hardcore on the Coachella Festival stage. We have just received word that they will be playing shows in Germany, Belgium, Italy and Sweden, on top of the Coachella appearances. Refused are definitely one of […]


REVIEW: Notimefor – Happy Youth EP

“In a genre so packed, it is hard for bands to make a name for themselves as one of the best. NOTIMEFOR may not be the best, but they are far from the worst. With some more exposure and another full length, they may just find some success here in the states. Happy Youth is certainly worth a listen.”

Stigma announce release dates for new album

Italy’s Stigma has set Concerto for the Undead as the title for its follow up to 2008’s When Midnight Strikes! The sophomore effort is due out April 30th in Europe, May 3rd in the UK and May 4th in North America via Pivotal Rockordings. Concerto for the Undead features lyrics centered on the cult-classic comic […]