Belarussian band Belle Morte have honed a beautiful blend of dark symphonic metal with haunting gothic and progressive elements laced with a melancholic and “romantic” vibe.
New bands from Eastern Europe
There aren’t too many bands that can claim to have been crowned “the world’s best new band” but that’s the case for Sinoptik, who can now also add the honour of being the first Ukrainian band to feature on GigRadar.
Obviously, we don’t condone people killing people but, if there was such a thing as the sound of killing, then maybe this could be it.
We love nothing more than finding new bands from new countries, so when the savage sound of Kazakh death metal meets thrash band Zarraza popped into our inbox we were keen to find out more.
If you like your metal dark, fierce, intense and unrelentingly heavy then we think you’re going to love the sound of Russian newcomers Renunciation.
We’re extending the GigRadar compass out to Slovakia with the discovery of exciting post-hardcore band Jamming With The Devil.
In this scary time of global confusion, chaos and panic, music and the Internet have a vital role to play in bringing people together – even when they’re confined to their homes, as we are in the UK. Through the power of these two mediums we’re able to spread the GigRadar musical discovery compass into Turkey, with Izmir progressive metal band Dawnfall.
Ukrainian newcomers Why So Silent? are an intriguing proposition, fusing full-on instrumental metal synthy spaciness.
We love to tick new countries off the new music map and today we’re able to add Romania to this fairly lengthy list. Our first taste of Romanian music is the intriguingly dark and heavy yet deliciously catchy sound of Cluj-Napoca band Lurker In Light.
We’ve received a steady stream of strong new rock music out of Russia recently, but exciting new band Apache Rose may well eclipse the lot of them.
We love finding great new music from all over the world, so the discovery of Ukrainian rock solo artist Amaria has gotten us really excited. The Kiev-based singer has honed a gothic-tinged pop-rock sound that she describes to us as “unframed, powerful and melodic.”
The term blackened sludge alone told us to expect something dark and dirty from Polish band Mary and the Highwalkers. But what we encountered was something beyond our wildest dreams.