straight edge

REVIEW: Throwdown – ‘Intolerance’

Artist: Throwdown Album: Intolerance Genre: Hardcore Throwdown have always been one of the more divisive bands in the hardcore scene, attracting a steady stream of passionate detractors who hate on them with a passion, labelling them ‘derivative,’ ‘unimaginative,’ ‘preachy,’ and ‘dated.’ Fortunately for the band, the passion of their detractors has never been a match […]

STREAM: Down to Nothing – “No Leash”

Richmond hardcore powerhouse Down to Nothing released a new music video for their song “No Leash” on AltPress, and it’s a banger. If you like straight up hardcore, you probably know who Down To Nothing is. If by chance you don’t know who they are, this video consists of great live footage of intense, fun, […]

Test of Time Signs To Bridge Nine Records

Bridge Nine has signed Boston straight-edge hardcore act, Test of Time. The band is expected to release a new full-length album as well as a 7″ record at some point later in the year. According to Bridge Nine’s website, Test of Time is excited to work with the label saying that Bridge Nine has “…inspired […]

It’s National Edge Day! Celebrate With Breakdowns And Gang Vocals

Today has been a relatively slow news day, so why not celebrate the unofficial holiday of straight edge music fans across America? Since 1999, October 17 has been referred to as “Edge Day,” and until a couple of years ago there was an annual concert to celebrate the day in Boston. So, in light of […]

REVIEW: MINDSET – Leave No Doubt

Band: MINDSET Album: Leave No Doubt Genre: Hardcore Label: React! Records I’ve been straight edge my entire life (that means I’ve led a substance free lifestyle to those who don’t know), and frankly I’m really proud of it. People make jokes about it to me all the time, poking their fun and thinking it’s weird, […]

The Evens (ex-Fugazi, Minor Threat) Announce Album Details

Ian MacKaye was the lead vocalist for hardcore punk band Minor Threat and pioneered the straight edge movement, then the guitarist for post-hardcore band Fugazi. For the past few years, his main project has been alternative rock band The Evens with his wife. Now The Evens have set the release date for their next album, […]

STREAM: Mindset – Enough

Maryland hardcore group Mindset have released a brand new track titled “Enough” off of the band’s upcoming album Leave No Doubt. The song is released as part of a Maryland compilation called The Youth Are Getting Restless: Welcome to Maryland Vol. 1. The song is the last track off the compilation and is also available […]

STREAM: Mindset – “Leave No Doubt”

Baltimore straight-edge hardcore group Mindset released the title track off of their debut full length Leave No Doubt today, and it’s got me wanting to go wall to wall in my office. It’s a youth crew anthem, it’s hard, and it is the kind of jam that really will get hardcore kids excited. Mindset is […]

Mindset Announces Debut LP

Baltimore hardcore act Mindset just announced on their Facebook that their debut LP Leave No Doubt will be coming out this Fall via React! Records. There is no official release date yet, but it’s really exciting to see such a fantastic hardcore band create more new material. For those who are not familiar, Mindset are […]

Earth Crisis Announce Tour Dates

Legendary straight edge metalcore act Earth Crisis announced tour dates that lead up to their appearance at this year’s This is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia. The band was active from  1989 and played through 2001, until going on hiatus. It wasn’t until 2007 and recently that Earth Crisis decided to play more shows and continue […]

UTG Reader Comments On BMTH Incident, Posts HQ Fight Video

The story of the day has quickly become whatever the hell happened last night between Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes and a group of concert goers in Salt Lake City, Utah. At first, it seemed like Sykes was asking for it, then he downplayed the story altogether, but one UTG reader has written […]

MUSIC VIDEO: Liferuiner – 1990

One of our favorite hardcore acts, Liferuiner, have returned with another song and visual from their forthcoming Sons Of Straight Edge EP. “1990,” the video for which can be viewed below, finds the band venting about change and evolution of self. It’s a topic that should ring familiar with Liferuiner fans ever, but probably never […]