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.
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.
New York band Brookline are going out with a band with an excellent, diverse EP that blends post-hardcore and alternative rock elements along with emo and punk influences.
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’re after a band that will help you lighten the mood and offers up a fresh new sound, then New Jersey band ScreenAge are the one for you. The quartet offer up an intriguing sound that fuses elements of alt-rock with neo-soul, jazz and indie.
“Unfiltered, Primal, Invigorating.” These are the words that new London band After Smoke Clears use to summarise their sound, swiftly followed by “relentless, energising and unapologetic.” So you’d be right in thinking they offer up something pretty damn heavy.
London band Empty Friend’s approach of “doing things the old way, the hard way,” has fuelled a raw, grungey hard rock sound dominated by big melodic vocals and heavy riffing.
Punk trio Trashed comes from a place that we can very much relate to. The Bristol attribute their punky sound coming from “years of being mesmerised by Kerrang! and Scuzz when bands like Green Day and Sum-41 were owning the show.”
Midlands two-piece Bone Cult formed out of their shared dissatisfaction with seeing “countless guitar bands jamming rock music in their pub clothes.” And it’s fair to say they’ve well and truly bucked that trend.
Get your fix of fast-paced, no frills metal with the deliciously frantic thrash meets hardcore sound of Belgian band Basement Critters.
Reading band Flight of Eden’s progressive modern metal sound is signified by a mix of heavy riffing, odd time signatures and technical exploration, which they describe as “powerful, atmospheric and emotional.”
Experience the duality of classic analog rock’n’roll meets hard rock fused with electronic grooves from Indianapolis band Starve The Beast, who describe their sound as “groove, power and grit.”
Expect the unexpected from South Florida band The Haunt, who deliver a different sound from song to song based on their punk, blues, industrial, and pop influences centred around soulful, powerful vocals.