Atlanta duo Breakthrough Even may have been unlikely candidates to become a hard-hitting metal band. Twins Josh and Zach Turner freely admit to being “massive nerds playing video games all the time” as kids, but the discovery of Linkin Park’s debut album changed all of that.
Parisian band ODC have honed a diverse rock sound that draws on modern metal and alternative metal influences. Led by the superb vocals of frontwoman Celia Do, the band complements them with booming riffs, powerful drums and an almost industrial instrumental sound.
We love a Scandinavian band here at GigRadar, but Norwegian band Frostbite offer up something they describe as “significantly different” to most new bands from their homeland.
Swiss death metal band Mnemocide describe the experience of listening to their music as “being hit by a tank” due to its heavy groove and pounding intensity.
Boston band Major Moment have honed an intriguingly intense cinematic rock sound that fuses big riffs and synths with the melodic vocals of their two Russian-born singers.
Finnish metal six-piece Archares have honed a fascinating sound that’s “very Nordic” with big catchy melodies and engaging vocals supported by a cello, synths and orchestral elements.
Portuguese punk and rock is not something we’ve discovered too much of in our time scouring the world for the latest new rock and metal talent. However, Zebra Libra offer up a fun and catchy sound that they refuse to allow to be tied to one musical genre, ranging from lively punky tracks to more groovy hard rock.
There are few things we love more than discovering an exciting new Swedish rock band, and we’ve got a cracker for you in Gothenburg newcomers Banned In G.B.G.
Belgium is one of the most exciting new hotbeds of metal that we’ve only recently discovered, and we’ve found another great new band to add to it in hard-hitting metal quintet Moments.
Canadian trio TEETH offer up a seething cacophony of “unapologetically pissed off noise,” which provides perfect catharsis for the absurd times we currently find ourselves enduring.
German rockers Future Palace have honed an exciting alternative rock sound with electronic, post-hardcore, pop and soul influences, led by the delicious vocals of frontwoman Maria.
Arkansas’ Census are a metal band that falls outside the scope of what you might typically expect from a metal band. They’ve honed an intriguing sound that fuses metal elements with delicious yet powerful vocals, modern metalcore instrumentals, synth fusions, and emotionally-driven lyrics.