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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 […]

UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Ashestoangels – “Bury Us In Black”

Halloween is just a few short days away, and with the help of our friends in Ashestoangels we have a spooky new music video to help kickstart your holiday celebrations. Today, UTG has the great honor of the world premiere for Ashestoangels’ “Bury Us In Black” music video. The song, which is featured on the […]

UTG Premiere: William Control – “Illuminator” (Lyric Video)

We have dedicated a lot of digital space to William Control over the last several years, and for good reason. We live in an age where most of the music making waves on blogs is only a slight variation of whatever was hot on the same blogs the week before, but that could not be […]

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 […]

William Control To Release Book This Fall

William Control announced earlier today that he will be releasing a book, titled Revelator. The book will be released October 28, and according to his Facebook page only 500 copies are being made. Pre-orders for the book are expected to be launched soon. You can listen to a short excerpt from Revelator by taking a […]

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 Set To Produce Fearless Vampire Killers’ Sophomore Album

I am about to make a bold statement: This time next year every site, including UTG, will be covering Fearless Vampire Killers. You might not like it, but having watched bands come and go for the last half decade you start to recognize rockets before they take flight. Consider this post the firing pistol for […]

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 […]

MUSIC VIDEO: William Control – “The Velvet Warms And Binds” (NSFW)

William Control has released a music video for “The Velvet Warms And Binds”, a track off of the Aiden frontman’s 2012 full length, Silentium Amoris. There’s nothing bland or plain about William Control’s personal brand, and with that said, you could imagine one of his music videos to be as bizarre and graphic as it […]

MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: What Happened In Vegas – “Come & Break My Heart”

Under The Gun Review is proud to team up with Michigan natives What Happened In Vegas to premier the live music video for their track “Come & Break My Heart.” The video was directed and filmed by Corbin Alvae and the crew at Static Screen Films. WHIV supported Black Veil Brides as well as William […]

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 […]