Introducing: Genus Ordinis Dei

Italian symphonic death metal quartet Genus Ordinis Dei are a fascinating proposition, having honed an exciting sound that fuses heavy metal with more delicate, often haunting orchestral instrumentals. Furthermore, their music is largely inspired by their alternative take on passages of the Bible, which fuels the intrigue. The quartet of Nick K (vocals and guitars), Tommy…

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Introducing: Matilda’s Scoundrels

As far as eclectic music goes Hastings’ Matilda’s Scoundrels are among the most diverse you’re likely to encounter. The six-piece freely admit they fall into a ‘pretty tough category on the punk spectrum,’ trying to distance themselves from the clichés of folk punk with a sound that can land anywhere between traditional folk, sea shanties…

Introducing: Hear Lies

One of my favourite bands since setting this site up has been Brighton rockers City of Ashes. I’ve seen them live three or four times, always enjoyed chatting to the guys at gigs and loved their music, so it’s a bittersweet moment that the band is evolving into new and exciting things as Hear Lies….

Introducing: The Wild Strays

Deep within the heart of the Black Country something feral and wild has taken shape, evolved, harnessed the power of rock and readied itself to be unleashed upon the world next month. Stafford quartet The Wild Strays were conceived this time last year from the ashes of a previous project of vocalist and guitarist KT…

Introducing: Indonesian punk rockers Ringgo 5

All the way from Indonesia we’re being taken on a journey back to the sounds of early 2000s alternative rock by Jakarta rockers Ringgo 5. The quintet began with schoolfriends Nabil Pawaka (vocals), Rhein Michael and Rishad Marciano (guitars), Robert Matthew (bass), who added drummer Getar Jiwa Adita from a rival band. Ringgo 5 play in Southampton…

Introducing: Go Gracious

Taking a break out of avoiding salvaging ships in the aftermath of a European wall being erected by Donald Trump in 2025, we being to your attention of musical duo Go Gracious. In their words, they are “the only 2-piece pop rock band that has an exclusive time-travelling, extra-terrestrial membership. We define ourselves as liars.”…

Introducing: Hail The Hatter

When you think about the Caribbean island of Trinidad hard-hitting, frenetic metal meets rock’n’roll is probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but Hail The Hatter are out to change all of that. With commanding vocals that evoke memories of rock greats like Ozzy Osbourne and Axl Rose, big chunky riffs and huge…

Introducing: Future Love

Northampton rockers Future Love may describe themselves as “weirdos from the Midlands” but they’re also an exciting new band that has jumped up the heaviness of their music with their latest music – which is always music to our ears. The quartet began with founding members and joint vocalists guitarist Andy and bassist Meg, who’ve…

Introducing: Ronx

New York punk trio Ronx are taking us on board a time machine back to the good old days of late ’90s and early 2000s punk rock, honing a sound that they describe to us as “punk as fuck.” Not only that, they’re on a mission to reignite a love for guitar bands in The…

Introducing: Lunafall

West Midlands band Lunafall have created a catchy guitar-driven sound that flirts with being poppy enough for the mainstream yet retains a heavier edge and guitar solos that will equally appeal to rock fans. The trio started out as Joel Darkes (vocals and guitar) and Dave Bright (vocals and bass) writing music together a few years…

Introducing: Bitter Divide

Andover band Bitter Divide have been described by some as providing ‘the UK’s missing link between rock and metal,’ due to the band’s infectious rocky vocals amid a backdrop of metal riffs, solos and driving drums. No pressure there then. The quintet of Mojo (vocals), Si (lead guitar), Dave (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), Russ…

Introducing: The Gulps

Camden Town in north London is renowned for being a bit cool and trendy yet grungy and dirty at the same time, probably best epitomised by it having erected a statue of Amy Winehouse within its iconic busy market. And those characteristics are perfectly apt for describing emerging Camden-based band The Gulps. The quintet of Harry All…