STREAM: VICE – “Shaolin Idols” (Feat. Tom Sheehan of Indecision)

Get ready to slam your head through a wall, because Staten Island hardcore band VICE just released their new single, “Shaolin Idols.” VICE seamlessly switches between fast hardcore, power violence, and heavy melodic hardcore, creating a bastard child so fueled with confusion and hatred that it begs you to rip your own skin off. Is that comparison too graphic? Probably, but if you don’t like it, you probably won’t care for this music anyway. Also, on the track is Tom Sheehan of legendary New York hardcore band Indecision. If you’re not interested now, I don’t know what else to say.…

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UTG INTERVIEW: Scott Ian Discusses ‘Speaking Words’ Tour, Anthrax, And NOT Watching The Grammys

“I have as much to do with the Grammys as I do with the fucking Oscars.”

Scott Ian, guitarist of iconic metal band Anthrax, is a straight shooter. It’s probably rooted in his Queens, NY attitude, but regardless of where it came from, the man doesn’t dance around what he’s trying to say.

When I first found out that Ian would be going on the road with just a stage, microphone, and 30 years of stories, I decided that his upcoming ‘Speaking Words’ tour was one I must mark down on my calendar. After witnessing intimate spoken sessions …


MUSIC VIDEO: Vice – “Since Birth”

Staten Island hardcore’s Vice just released a music video today for their song “Since Birth.” Created by Richmond City Media, the video is a collection of live shots and a look into the life of the boys in Vice. It’s a pretty standard music video, but that isn’t a negative quality. The video is a fun watch, and is a nice peak into a really hardworking, up and coming DIY hardcore band.

“Since Birth” can be found on Vice’s newest 7-inch, Flawed, which came out late 2013 on Eulogy Recordings and Frequency Deleted Records. The record is quick, pissed, …


REVIEW: I Can See Mountains – Life on a Houseboat

Band: I Can See Mountains
Album: Life on a Houseboat
Label: Panic Records
Genre: Indie/Pop-Punk

What is there in Buffalo, New York? The Buffalo Sabres? My mom would argue “a whole lot of sadness and grey skies.” She’s probably right because she is indeed right about most things, but if you were to ask me I’d probably mention the budding punk and indie scene. Buffalo produced one of my favorite records of 2012, Pentimento’s self-titled debut, and in 2013 the birth place of my wonderful father gave me another release to get excited about: I Can See Mountains’ Life on


STREAM: Vice – “Since Birth”

Staten Island hardcore band Vice released their new song “Since Birth” yesterday, and let me tell you it’s rad. It’s fast, heavy, and it’s begging for you to get really stupid in some sleazy punk basement. “Since Birth” is the first song to be released off of Vice’s newest EP, Flawed, which comes out in August on Eulogy Recordings.

Vice is also going on tour this June, hitting up a bunch of Midwest and East Coast states. Having seen their live set, it’s not something to be missed.

You can check out “Since Birth” after the break, as …


Vampire Weekend Perform Two New Songs

Indie artist Vampire Weekend were recently filmed performing two new songs called “Everlasting Arms” and “Obvious Bicycle.”

These songs were recording during the group’s homecoming New York set at the Roseland Ballroom last night. The stream was live and provided a high-definition viewing experience. Directed by Steve Buscemi.

Vampire Weekend’s forthcoming album, Modern Vampires Of The City, will see release May 14 on XL Records. The band is set to perform on Saturday Night Live on May 11.

Cute Is What We Aim For

Cute Is What We Aim For Announce Tour With The Dangerous Summer

Cute Is What We Aim For has announced a short run headlining tour with The Dangerous Summer. Purevolume.com will be sponsoring all 12 dates of this June tour.

We know we’re excited about this one, are you? There’s a high likelihood that the band may play material off of their upcoming Ace Enders produced EP, Real Eyes, which is due for a summer release. The band’s exclusively partnered with PV to stream a demo titled “Titanic.”

Follow the jump for a stream of the song and to see a listing of dates.

Adrian Garza is the

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Deftones Cover Art For ‘Live: Volume 1 – Selections From Adrenaline’

Deftones shared the artwork for their first volume of the live 12? vinyl series, Live: Volume 1 – Selections From Adrenaline. This release is due to hit stores on ‘Record Store Day‘ (April 20) so be on the lookout for a copy! Check out the artwork through the Read More link provided.

Live: Volume 1 – Selections From Adrenaline features four live tracks from the group’s October 13, 1996 show at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY.

Watch out for the following volumes, featuring different albums from the group, to drop throughout the year. The final volume concludes on …


Fall Out Boy Performance Of “Calm Before The Storm” From 2002

It is that time of the week where UTG reveals another clip from Fall Out Boy‘s 2002 show in Buffalo.

Slowly but surely this set has had individual performances leaked on the internet and we honestly cannot get enough of them. Watch a video, from the same set, of Fall Out Boy performing their single “Saturday” as well. These events were not meant to stay in the past. Thank goodness for the digital age.

Click through the jump to watch their performance of “Calm Before the Storm” and let UTG know if brings back some memories. If …

Nas 2012

Nas Performs “Daughters” On Late Show

Nas made a special appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman to perform his single “Daughters” and the results are nothing short of amazing. This song has a ton of soul.

Check out this entertaining permance by clicking past the jump and let us know what you think of his new material. Get ready for Nas to hit the Colbert Report tonight for his second night of television appearances.

Please be sure to pick up Nas’ album Life Is Good today through iTunes! You definitely want to have this album in your collection.

Of Fortune And Fame 2012

Of Fortune and Fame Stream New EP ‘Perspective’

Syracuse, NY punk rock outfit Of Fortune and Fame have partnered up with our friends over at Absolutepunk to stream the band’s forthcoming EP, Perspective, that is dropping on July 24 through Panic Records.

Head through the link to the band’s Absolutepunk profile and stream Perspective in its entirety.

For fan of: Set Your Goals, Pentimento, New Found Glory.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Kid Gorgeous – Suicide Solves Everything (NSFW)

Buffalo, NY hardcore outfit Kid Gorgeous have unleashed their insane new music video for the track “Suicide Solves Everything” and can be viewed right here on Under The Gun.

Note that this music video is NSFW so do not even try pushing play if you are surrounded by co-workers. That was our warning. This song comes off of the group’s latest EP, Blue Romance, which can be purchased by heading through the link.

Please click through the jump to watch Kid Gorgeous’ new video for “Suicide Solves Everything” and comment with your thoughts. Would you like to see …