RUINA’s diverse sound is built on an arsenal of riffs and big breakdowns and draws on a wide range of influences, leading them to describe it to us as “random, huge and genre-fluid.”
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.
The last year or so has given us a glimpse into the darker sides of human existence, which London newcomers Human Hell address with their chaotic death metal meets deathcore soundtrack for turmoil, suffering, misery and panic.
Exciting Lancashire band Cannula offer up a new sound that they hope listeners won’t be used to hearing from British metalcore. They fuse elements of hardcore and deathcore with huge riffs and breakdowns, intense vocals and intriguing lyrics in a heavy, emotive sound they summarise as “new-wave metalcore.”
It’s often easy to pigeonhole bands into specific genres but Cardiff’s Defeatist are example of why we should keep an open mind.
Exciting Essex metal band Beyond Extinction are on a mission to become “one of the big UK metal bands” with their fusion of metalcore, deathcore and death metal elements.
Brand new Irish metal duo Cell Games take us back 20 years or so in time with a sound they hope provides a revival of nu-metal in a bid to “rival the best turn-of-the-century bands.”
As the daughter of Zeus, Artemis was one of the most venerated Ancient Greek deities who signified, among many things, love, strength and the protection of girls and women. And we think you’re going to love the strong, adrenaline pumping vibes of Southampton’s “ballsy bubblegum punk rockers” Artemis.
Step into the future of metal with the cyberpunk, electronica metal sound of Bristol-based Drip Fed Empire. The quartet blends hardcore metal and post-hardcore with industrial, EDM, drum & bass elements to form a genre-bending, energy-fuelled dystopian sound.
Allow your musical senses to soar with the bouncy, thrilling sound of Bristol band Kite Thief. The band describe their brand of alternative rock meets prog metal Gutter Candy Metal – “sweet and full of grit, like dropping your favourite candy in the gutter and still wanting to put it in your mouth.”
Blending the elements of hardcore and deathcore is only going to result in a pretty damn heavy concoction, and that’s exactly the case with Swindon band TYRANTS who offer up what they describe as “stupidly heavy slams.”
If a band name could aptly summarise the current events in the world then that would surely be Sadness & Complete Disappointment.
There seems to be a strange disdain from some parts for bands formed of just two members. That’s pretty hard to understand when it comes to a duo like Broozer, who refuse to conform to one genre and are more than happy to mix things up from song to song.