Introducing the most exciting new bands from across the world of rock, metal and punk, and from every corner of the globe. Also be sure to check out our New Band of the Week section for the hottest new British bands on our radar.

Introducing: Sinoptik

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.

Introducing: Cottonmouth

Blending classic heavy metal with influences of grunge and progressive rock, Nottingham’s Cottonmouth are very much onto a winning formula. The quartet have honed an engaging sound that they describe as “thunderous metal riffage,” which we love.

Introducing: Not Now Norman

We may have a little GigRadar first today as we introduce a first intergenerational band in Berwick-upon-Tweed rockers Not Now Norman. The Northumberland band have honed a feisty rock sound that’s gained them a reputation for in-your-face lyrics and direct delivery.

Introducing: After Silence

After more than four years of running GigRadar, we’ve finally found our first Mexican metal band in Mexico City-based metalcore quartet After Silence. And it’s been well worth the wait as, probably a little bit offensively, the band reveal that “people are shocked when they realise that we are Mexican.”