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Die Romantic: Aiden Have Returned

After a few short years of hiatus, Aiden have plans to return in 2015. William Control, otherwise known as Aiden frontman Will Francis, recently wrote a lengthy update to fans expressing his joy over the previous year and all he has in store for the months ahead. In it, Francis confirmed plans to open his […]

William Control Delays ‘The Neuromancer,’ UTG Weeps Softly

William Control has had one hell of a year in 2013. He kicked things off with the main support slot on Black Veil Brides’ album release tour, then proceeded to perform worldwide with his own string of gigs before building his own recording studio, which he used for his new album as well as the […]

Aiden Begin Writing, Planning New (Final?) Album For 2014

Earlier this year, UTG sat down with William Control to discuss a number of things, including the fate of his punk band Aiden. At that point, Aiden had not been heard from in months, and it was clear from our discussion with William that it would be some time before that project was heard from […]

William Control Announces “Short Break” Following US Headlining Tour; New Album Still In Development

William Control, otherwise known as the musical brainchild of Aiden frontman Wil Francis, has announced plans to take a short break in the coming months. In a lengthy open letter to fans released around 2PM EST today, May 14, Francis noted that having spent a decade in the business he feels it is time to […]

REVIEW: William Control – Skeleton Strings

Artist: William Control Album: Skeleton Strings Genre: Acoustic Label: Control Records When I was in first year of college, my two roomies and I were unceremoniously evicted from our flat. That’s a long story for another day, but I remember that the thing that most amused me in hindsight was the notion of how the […]

UTG INTERVIEW: William Control

There are a select few in this alternative music community who truly spend every waking second trying to develop fresh ideas to share with curious ears. Sometimes their efforts fail, sure, but in our book a disastrous experiment is better than a monotonous retread of familiar sonic territory any day of the week. Of those […]

DVD TRAILER: William Control – Live In London

UTG favorite William Control spent the end of August recording performances in London and tonight we get our first look at the footage. Taken from his forthcoming Live In London DVD, William took to his website and social networks earlier this evening to release the first feature’s first trailer. If you’ve ever been a fan […]

MUSIC VIDEO: William Control – Kiss Me Judas

Wil Francis is always one to leave an impression and today’s news is no different. Just two months after self-releasing the latest William Control record, Wil took to his solo act’s YouTube channel to premiere the official video for “Kiss Me Judas.” The visuals are as slick as the beats and fans are sure to […]

UTG EXCLUSIVE: William Control Song Premiere & Interview

Today marks the fourth anniversary of UTG’s launch. To celebrate, we scoured our history to find an artist we feel has grown and further developed right along with our site. Though many fit the description, only one received unanimous praise from the staff: William Control. In the decade that has past since he first broke […]

William Control Launches “The Control Project,” Announces New Album

William Control released his latest EP in November, but is already back in the studio with a new project in the works for 2012. Announced earlier tonight, William Control will release his third full length album in April. To fund the record, WC has launched a kickstarter-like fundraising initiative called “The Control Project” in hopes […]

Angel Ibarra Leave Aiden, Band Releases Video Update

Angel Ibarra, lead guitarist of Aiden, has announced that he is parting ways with the band after a decade of touring and recording. The announcement was first made late last night via a new video update from the band. In the clip, Angel signs off one last time, noting a desire for something news, and […]

REVIEW: William Control – Nouvus Ordo Selcorum

Artist: William Control Album: Nouvus Ordo Selcorum Genre: Wil Francis Label: self-released Now over a decade into his career, Wil Francis has traversed a vast musical landscape. From his early punk days of scene glory with Aiden on Nightmare Anatomy, to his sonic journey of self discover that flooded Conviction, and the later releases which […]