Our New Band of the Week is strictly for exciting new British bands only. We interview new bands from across the rock and metal spectrum, take a listen to their music and find out what makes them tick. Check out our interviews with emerging UK rock and metal talent below.

New Band of the Week: ASKARI

ASKARI, led by the distinctive vocals of frontman Asher Baker, are a band that pulls no punches and are on a mission to throw, in their words, “walls of sound around any size venue and spitting vitriolic lyrics squarely in the face of absolutely every fucker ever.”

New Band of the Week: Chiasmata

The thrilling sound of Chiasmata walks the tightrope between atmospheric and cinematic metal and the complexity of modern technical metal, and the result is pretty special.

Enamel Animal

New Band of the Week: Enamel Animal

This week’s New Band of the Week is a little unusual given that we’d already featured the band after they’d changed their name and now they’ve changed their name back to the old name.

Standing Like Statues

New Band of the Week: Standing Like Statues

This week’s New Band of the Week is a band I’ve been aware of from a distance for some time. The band have been through some thrills and spills, including even a spell where there wasn’t a band, but I’m delighted they are back together and better than ever.

Clashmute

New Band of the Week: Clashmute

We’re unashamedly aware of the fact that we always bang on about how great the British metal scene is at the moment. But we only do so because there are so many great new metal bands out there to fuel it. The latest reminder of this is Manchester metalcore newcomers Clashmute.

Addison Lane

New Band of the Week: Addison Lane

When asked how to describe their sound London-based newcomers Addison Lane bluntly retort “this will destroy you.” So don’t let their claim that their second single is their “slow and heavy” effort fool you into thinking that this is anything other than brilliantly brutal progressive metalcore.