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. […]

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Stream Kingmaker’s Pulse-Pounding New EP, ‘The Cradle’

After two years of uncertainty, a string of lineup changes, and a killer At The Drive-In cover, Kingmaker have finally shared their highly anticipated EP, The Cradle. Stream it in full after the break, and share your thoughts with us in the comment section below. The Lake County five-piece will be on the road for the […]

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Kingmaker Unleash Seething New Single, “My Savior”

In anticipation of their forthcoming EP, The Cradle, Lake County, Illinois’ Kingmaker have unveiled a gripping new music video for their track, “My Savior.” The latest progression of the outfit’s blood-pumping sound, “My Savior” mercilessly assaults listeners from start to finish, and will almost surely garner comparisons to The Chariot, Botch, and other out-of-the-box acts. […]


Kingmaker Debut First Track Off ‘The Cradle’ EP

Blooming hardcore act Kingmaker, who have refused to slow their roll since 2012’s Stay Asleep, have debuted the first new song off their upcoming EP, The Cradle. Titled “Sick Fuck,” you can check out track’s official music video after the break. The song finds the Illinois natives treading unfamiliar waters with impressive dexterity, having expertly combined […]


LYRIC VIDEO: Kingmaker – “Serpent’s Song”

Yesterday evening, the Illinois-based hardcore act Kingmaker released a lyric video for their track “Serpent’s Song,” which can be viewed at the bottom of this post, following the jump. The song itself actually appeared on the group’s debut full-length Less Faith, but has since been re-recorded to highlight the outfit’s new guitarist and vocalist, both of […]

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UTG STREAM: Kingmaker – Stay Asleep EP

Meet Kingmaker. Since their 2010 inception, this Illinois hardcore act has been working hard to revive the once great Chicago hardcore scene. They’re continuing to do this through the release of their Stay Asleep EP which we have the distinct pleasure of premiering for you here. After plenty of touring, the destruction of multiple vans, and the loss of […]