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.
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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.
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.
Exciting Norwegian newcomers King Romeo have honed an infectious brand of anthemic, big riffing rock that we’re immediately hooked on.
Swedish rock and metal always has a special appeal for me, so I was thrilled to discover exciting new Gothenburg band Orochen. The band have honed a dark, atmospheric sound that has a real 2000s post-rock feel alongside folky elements with a post-metal and sludgy edge. Or, as they put it, “apocalyptic post-industrial neofolk.”
Norwegian band Once Alive describe their intoxicating metal sound as “fast, groovy and brutal,” which sounds awesome but doesn’t even come close to doing justice to how good this band is.
Exciting Swedish melodic death metal duo Hour of Anguish have an intense sound that they descibe as “channelling the godfathers of the Gothenburg scene.”
Make the mistake of Googling “Panic Attack! On The Train” and you’ll join us in being put off going within 100 yards of any public transport service again for the rest of your life. However, listening to Norwegian band Panic Attack!’s latest track On The Train is a far more pleasurable experience.
As we’ve mentioned several times in previous blogs, the various music discovery tools available through the likes of Spotify are great for finding new bands. And that’s exactly how we discovered exciting new Norwegian rockers Fixation.
We love a good one man band and we love Finnish metal. So by combining those two things in Finnish doom meets dark metal solo artist Infirmum, we think we’ve found something pretty special.
Fusing elements of black metal, noise rock and grunge with Eurodance and 90s R’n’B is probably about eclectic and random as music gets. But somehow, Norwegian band Deathcrush make it work in a way that is loud, brash and angsty yet beautiful.
Fusing post-hardcore with the catchiness of punk is always going to be a winning combination, and Swedish newcomers Yellow Pages only confirm this assumption.