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Linkin Park Cancel US ‘Hunting Party’ Tour

Just last week, Linkin Park hit the road with Rise Against and Of Mice & Men on their US Hunting Party tour, planning to run until February 14.

Unfortunately, the beginning of this tour resulted in Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington breaking his ankle. Although he performed one show on crutches, the medical attention needed for his injury needs to keep him off the stage.

Linkin Park’s Facebook page has just released a statement announcing the cancellation of the remaining tour dates that can be read below.


Of Mice And Men Announce ‘Restoring Force: Full Circle’

Metalcore outfit, Of Mice & Men, have just announced that they will be releasing Restoring Force: Full Circle, the extended edition of their most recent full-length, Restoring Force, which came out in January of this year.

The extended record will contain the same eleven tracks, an additional three new tracks, and an acoustic version of “Feels Like Forever.” This version will be officially released on February 24, in conjunction with their arena tour alongside Linkin Park.

You can check out the album artwork and the track listing below.

If not hunched over her desk writing


Linkin Park Announce North American Tour With Rise Against, Of Mice & Men

Ever since Linkin Park surprised fans with an appearance on Vans Warped Tour 2015 there has been a renewed sense of excitement for the group amongst alternative scene diehards. Those old enough to own physical copies of Hybrid Theory spent at least a little time walking down memory lane when the band dropped The Hunting Party earlier this year, and today we learned that in early 2015 we will have a chance to hear those classic tracks live when the band embarks on their latest North American tour.

The Hunting Party tour will find Linkin Park hitting up major cities …


Of Mice & Men Release Music Video For “Feels Like Forever”

Metalcore kings Of Mice & Men have been on the road non-stop and releasing singles since their latest record, Restoring Force, dropped via Rise Records this past year. Who would’ve known that this record would jettison the band to mainstream success to the point of opening for Linkin Park on their upcoming European tour?

The band has released yet another video, this time for their latest single entitled “Feel Like Forever” which premiered on USA Today. The video shows the band performing inside a beatdown warehouse and singer Austin Carlile being submerged into deep water before coming back …


Of Mice And Men Cancel Shows Due To Austin Carlile’s Health

Of Mice and Men have been touring heavily throughout 2014, but it seems all their time on the road has started to take a toll on frontman Austin Carlile.

Just before dawn this morning, August 14, Of Mice and Men posted an update across social networks explaining to fans that they have been forced to cancel several upcoming European tour dates. The cause, as described by the band, is due to Austin Carlile experiencing unforeseen health issues. You can read their message to fans below:

Due to Austin having unforeseen health issues we’re unfortunately not going to be able


Of Mice And Men Step Into The Mainstream With “Would You Still Be There”

A recent report from Billboard claimed that releases from Rise Records accounted for 5% of all rock music sales in 2014 so far. Five years ago that kind of headline would have been mind blowing, but these days it is not a stretch to believe such information as fact because the label has done a fantastic job of slowly evolving their sound while still catering to the audience that first propelled them into the spotlight. It’s a change that spreads across the label’s already diverse roster of talent, but it may have impacted no singular group greater than Of Mice …

Full Portrait in front of Plaques (Joey Sturgis Home, by Michael Pelaez)

UTG Exclusive: Producer Joey Sturgis Picks His 10 Favorite Projects

I am almost certain there has not been a single day in the last few years of this website where we have not discussed at least one artist who has producer Joey Sturgis to thank (at least in part) for their success. His work on The Devil Wears Prada’s first releases ushered in a new era for hard rock production, and to this day he continues to push the limits of music production whenever possible. He’s also expanded his horizons, including the launch of a plugin series based on his own work, but at the end of the day it …

Suicide Silence

Suicide Silence Release Clip From ‘Ending Is The Beginning’ Featuring Austin Carlile

Tragedy struck the Suicide Silence camp in 2012 with the death of vocalist Mitch Lucker following a motorcycle accident. To honor the singer’s memory, friends of the band and Lucker put together a memorial show, at which Suicide Silence performed with a number of prominent guest vocalists. The performance was filmed for an upcoming CD and DVD release titled Ending Is The Beginning, and you watch a new clip from the project, featuring Of Mice and Men frontman Austin Carlile, after the break.

Carlile joins the band for “OCD,” which originally appeared on Suicide Silence’s 2011 album, The Black


REVIEW: Of Mice & Men – Restoring Force

Artist: Of Mice & Men
Album: Restoring Force
Genre: Hard Rock
Label: Rise

In the years since The Flood, metalcore outfit Of Mice & Men have been evolving. From member changes, to influence and musical direction, the band has been taking steps towards being something more than just another ‘heavy band’ with a strong following of dedicated Hot Topic shoppers for some time. This transition may have seemed subtle, but if you trace the band’s sound from their early demos to now its alarmingly evident that they have their eyes set on much higher level of rock glory, and …


Of Mice & Men Debut “Bones Exposed”

Christmas music is pretty much everywhere you look these days, but Of Mice & Men are keeping things heavy with the release of a new track titled “Bones Exposed.”

The second song to surface off Of Mice & Men’s forthcoming album, “Bones Exposed” is a hard-hitting single that packs a powerful mix of sing/scream vocals into a riff-driven rock juggernaut that goes far beyond anything Of Mice & Men have delivered to date. The lyrics tell of a relationship on the rocks and the inability to move on until the other chooses to do the same, with a hook that …

Self Help Fest

A Day To Remember Announce Self Help Festival

A Day To Remember have announced that they will be hosting and headlining Self Help Festival, which will take place on March 22, 2014 in San Bernadino, California. The lineup is a treat for metal and hardcore fans, featuring performances by Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Stick To Your Guns, and many more.

Limited VIP tickets, which include a screenprinted poster, front-of-the-line pass, and a meet and greet with A Day To Remember, are available right here. General admission tickets will be on sale soon.

Check out a poster the full lineup and more information …


SINGLE REVIEW: Of Mice & Men – “You’re Not Alone”

Artist: Of Mice & Men
Track: “You’re Not Alone”
Album: Restoring Force
Label: Rise Records

It is hard to believe over two years have passed since Of Mice & Men released The Flood. I cannot recall more than a handful of weeks in all that time the band wasn’t making headlines worldwide, and for that they certainly deserve some credit. The metalcore market is as crowded as its ever been, but for one reason or another Of Mice & Men have managed to captivate throngs of young music fans with an intensity unmatched by their genre peers, and in …