Introducing: Casket Robbery

Wisconsin band Casket Robbery‘s name alone has us excited, but taking a listen to their intensely heavy yet strangely catchy killer death metal riffs and pounding drums has us hooked. The quartet of vocalist Megan Orvold, guitarists Cory Scheider and Jeremy Kohnmann, and bassist Derek Silloway have a growing reputation State-side for their trademark brutal metal…

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Introducing: Crossing The Limits

Uplifting, fun, singalong punk rock filled with positive vibes is the name of the game for emerging Norwich band Crossing The Limits. The quintet of Rachael Holland (vocals), Tom Colmans (rhythm guitar), Dan Smith (lead guitar), Tim Clements (bass) and Ben Brennan (drums) have the Internet to thank for their coming together. Rachael was keen to put a band together so…

Introducing: Foredawn

Despite releasing their debut single just two months ago, Italian quartet Foredawn are already impressing with their powerful vocal-led rock sound. The Milanese quartet is formed of siblings Irene (vocals) and Ivan Franco (drums), who are joined by Mattia Stilo and Riccardo Picchi on guitars. As Irene tells us: “What unites us is our passion, the…

Introducing: Peace In Protest

Brighton trio Peace In Protest have formed a funky rock sound that, in their words, is “about as heavy as indie gets without being indie” but that phrase doesn’t quite do this exciting new band justice. The trio are formed of guitarist and vocalist Ben and drummer Sean, who knew each other from primary school…

Introducing: Oxbloods

Manchester rockers Oxbloods have honed an intriguing sound that balances heavy rockiness and soaring vocals with more melodic, almost pop-infused undertones. The band release their debut EP Collisions on Friday (20 April) and it’s an impressive introduction. Instrumentalists Matt Lunn and Chris Horrocks (guitars), Matty Ashton (bass) and Alex Binnington (drums) met either by being…

Introducing: Edenthorn impress with excellent second album Exist

Durham rockers Edenthorn‘s mission is simple yet effective. “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored,” bassist and backing vocalist Faiba Gardner tells us, and they achieve it in style with second album Exist, which is self-released on Friday (20 April). As Faiba explains: “There is nothing worse than listening…

EP Review: SEASONS – Chapters

Bedfordshire’s finest SEASONS return with a brilliant new record that takes their fusion of delicious rocky riffs with approachable, catchy vocals to another level this Friday (20 April). One of our first New Bands of the Week way back in October 2016, the band’s third EP demonstrates their evolution both as band members and with…

New Band of the Week: Steal The City

Emerging Sheffield rockers Steal The City fuse infectious heavy rock with punk-infused influences in a sound that’s just been crowned with the release of their fantastic debut EP. The band began when guitarist Joe Hanson met vocalist and bassist Sam Bantock and took him to his first Download Festival in 2014. They were both inspired to…

Introducing: Crapsons

Imagine two guys who spend their time acting like fools and getting drunk together then, during one of those boozy conversations listening to one of their favourite bands, decide to make music together and you have Liverpool duo Crapsons down to a T. The pairing of Markey (bass and vocals) and Gilbert (drums and vocals),…

Introducing: Deeper Down

Italian gothic rockers Deeper Down bring us an intriguing, mysterious sound that combines doominess, wailing vocals and string instruments. The quintet of vocalist Elisa Cesarino, guitarist Luca de Cesare, bassist Roberto Alfieri, violinist Alessandro, and drummer, guitarist and keyboard player Giuseppe Parisi hail from the town of Campobasso in southern Italy which, interestingly, shares the…

Introducing: Salt The Snail

These days it’s harder than ever to catch peoples’ attention. If it’s not the fascinating latest activities of Kim Kardashian and her equally talentless friends or the real-time delights of Instagram and Snapchat, then it’s the never-ending stream of content from the likes of Sky Sports and Netflix. People are so busy doing nothing that they just…

Introducing: KinStrife

Hereford rockers KinStrife bring all that’s good about classic rock and metal and smash them together with influences of more modern rock, which they hope will break down their hometown’s inhabitants love for cover songs. The band, whose name comes from a disastrous civil war in Gondor in Lord of the Rings, was founded back…