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Trophy Scars to go on indefinite hiatus

One-of-a-kind New Jersey band Trophy Scars have followed up their excellent 2014 LP, Holy Vacants, with the news of an indefinite hiatus. This is unfortunate for fans to say the least, but understandable considering the fact that Trophy Scars have been active for 14 years and have a considerable amount of other projects currently between […]

MUSIC VIDEO: Trophy Scars – “Archangel”

Trophy Scars are set to release their excellent new album, Holy Vacants, on May 6. The album’s latest single, the bluesy, progressive “Archangel,” recently received the music video treatment, and you can check out the clip after the break courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Much like the song, which plays a crucial role in the album’s […]

REVIEW: Trophy Scars – ‘Holy Vacants’

Artist: Trophy Scars Album: Holy Vacants Genre: Rock, Blues, Post-Hardcore Label: Monotreme Records Ambitious, high-concept records are nothing new in progressive post-hardcore. La Dispute and A Lot Like Birds have built careers on albums with deep, involved storylines, and Boys Night Out’s 2005 magnum opus, Trainwreck, is one of the genre’s crowning achievements, but the […]

Trophy Scars Stream New Song, “Gutted”

In the five and and half minutes of “Gutted,” the latest single from Morristown, New Jersey’s Trophy Scars, you’ll get gripping tempo changes, vivid and sometimes gory imagery, and some of the best guitar and bass tones in recent memory. In short, “Gutted” is everything that is great about post-hardcore, and you can stream it […]

Trophy Scars Announce Release Date For ‘Holy Vacants,’ Launch Pre-Orders

After many delays (for good reason), New Jersey’s Trophy Scars have finally announced a release date for their long-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Never Born, Never Dead EP. The band’s fourth full-length studio album, Holy Vacants, is set to drop on April 8 via Monotreme Records and this morning, the band and label have launched pre-orders […]

Trophy Scars Sign With Label, Push Back ‘Holy Vacants’ Release Date

Experimental rock outfit Trophy Scars have provided fans with some good news and some bad news on this chilly fall night. So, which would you like to hear first? The good news is the band have decided to sign with a yet-to-be-announced record label after eleven years as an independent band. As for the bad […]

STREAM: Trophy Scars – “Hagiophobia”

To follow up our exclusive stream of the first track to surface from Trophy Scars’ forthcoming and highly anticipated album, Holy Vacants, the New Jersey outfit is streaming another new track, entitled “Hagiophobia,” with our brothers and sisters over at Absolutepunk. Much shorter than the previous song, “Qeres,” this new track still offers the signature […]

UTG EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Trophy Scars – “Qeres”

Trophy Scars have had a long, progressive journey through experimentation, various personnel adjustments and maturation, both as people and skilled musicians. From their first efforts way back when on Darts To The Sea all the way up to 2011’s cherished Never Born, Never Dead, this New Jersey outfit have always stood apart from their peers. […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Jerry Jones of Trophy Scars

Under the Gun Review is very pleased to bring you this exclusive interview with New Jersey’s genre-defying indie outfit, Trophy Scars! It’s been nearly a year since the last time we checked in with the boys after the release of their well-received EP, Never Born, Never Dead, and they’ve been keeping themselves quite busy in […]

Trophy Scars Reveal ‘Holy Vacants’ Track Listing

This is one album that I personally am dying to get my hands on. Post hardcore outfit Trophy Scars announced their forthcoming full length, Holy Vacants, earlier this year and now they’ve revealed the track list consisting of twelve songs that are sure to be some of the best to come out of 2012. There […]

Trophy Scars Release New Demo

Post hardcore elite Trophy Scars have released a brand new demo for a track entitled, “Gutter”. Albeit short in length, “Gutter (rough mix – snippet)” as it is named on YouTube, shows that we’ll certainly be getting that Trophy Scars sound we’ve come to love on their forthcoming full-length, Holy Vacants (release date TBA). In […]