Southern Germany’s modern metal meets post-hardcore outfit VENUES have honed an exciting sound that fuses lively riffs and screamed vocals with delicious melodies, which they summarise as “diverse, unique and self-contained.”
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.
Portuguese band What Lies Ahead have honed an energetic post-hardcore meets metalcore sound that hits hard while retaining a melodic edge.
Prepare yourself for a juggernaut of French metal as Pathfinders take us on an epic journey akin to the NASA space probe that inspired the band name.
French newcomers Paradise Plaza offer up an intriguing fusion of metalcore, pop music and Asian influences in their progressive and technical sound.
Essex band Palmist are on a journey that began with emo-infused metal and evolved into more of a more pop-rock approach with synthwave and dance music influences.
Finnish rockers Highway Queen have honed an engaging sound that draws on old-school and more modern influences, the fusion of which they describe as “melodic, catchy and soulful.”
German newcomers Defocus are emphatically stamping their mark on the metal scene with a thrilling sound that’s both brutal and melancholic.
Would you believe we’ve only covered two American bands in 2021 and only three since mid-November? Well, we’re putting that right with North Carolina duo The Camel City Blackouts, who’ve honed a traditional, energetic punk rock sound that they describe as “introspective, fun and catchy.”
Having started out as a Halloween joke covering a Simple Plan song that developed into a bunch of friends playing other covers, Blackpool’s Octopus Montage have come a long way.
Italian band Where Stars Collide have honed a thrilling sound that they intriguingly summarise as being “chaotic in terms of emotions.”
New Jersey band The Ones You Forgot are intent on being the ones you well and truly remember with their intoxicating pop-rock meets punk rock sound.
There’s something special about symphonic metal that has me instantly hooked and fascinated. And brand new Swedish band Vengeant achieve exactly that with their epic, intensely intriguing brand of cinematic, symphonic metal.