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: Please Use Right Excuses

Let us take you on a nostalgic trip back to the early 1990s with the raw, grungy rock sound of Brazilian band Please Use Right Excuses, who describe themselves as “the ones that express feelings, emotions.”

Introducing: Full Bloom

We’ve not featured too many bands from New Zealand (only six in five years!) but those we have featured have all been superb. And there’s no letting down on that front with the stunning metalcore sound of Full Bloom, which they describe as being “honest, heavy and instinctual.”

Introducing: HeadFury

In five years of running GigRadar, we’ve only previously featured two bands from Africa. But we’ve found another in the thrilling melodic rock sound of largely Johannesburg-based HeadFury, who summarise themselves as “three super sexy dudes making killer tunes just for fun.”

Introducing: The Riot Vans

If you’re looking for indie meets punk rock that’s upbeat, hard-hitting and generally a lot of fun then exciting Glasgow rockers The Riot Vans are just the band for you.