Shoegaze and metal sound like a musical oxymoron, but somehow Philadelphia collective bottomshelf merge the two together to make something jaw-droppingly brilliant.
Get your fix of catchy punk-fused pop-rock with New York newcomers Playoffs. The band is the work of New York musician Brendan Jones, who left his blues-focused previous band to unleash his punky rock tendencies on the world.
We love to tick new countries off the new music map and today we’re able to add Romania to this fairly lengthy list. Our first taste of Romanian music is the intriguingly dark and heavy yet deliciously catchy sound of Cluj-Napoca band Lurker In Light.
Expect huge intensity with a fusion of melodic atmosphere and raw energy from exciting New York post-hardcore meets metalcore act Anahata.
The thrilling sound of Norwegian band Oberst is epitomised by drummer Johan Fredrik Bolli’s summary of “proggy metal music, infused with hardcore attitude and post-metal emotion.” In short, there’s a hell of a lot going on, and there’s a hell of a lot to get excited about.
We don’t recall writing about too many bands that have three guitarists but, when one lavishes in such a luxury, it’s only right to expect something pretty darn heavy. And Australian metal-meets-punk-meets-hardcore newcomers DIEFM do not disappoint on this expectation.
GigRadio Episode 2 comes to you from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, where we chatted to local band Windrunner.
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.
We don’t receive too much in the way of progressive metal, instrumental metal or, indeed, instrumental music generally. But when we do, it tends to be pretty epic listening. And … Continue reading Discover This: HALOGRAM
Our first introduction to Swiss black metal act Blackwall was a combination of their huge sound and their description of the band as “five average guys with an above-average hatred of today’s world.”
As the name sort of suggests, Texas-based Deadbot are on a mission to raise awareness about the impending power of artificial intelligence through the medium of stoner rock.
Canadian singer/songwriter Jeff Sanna has made an impressive mark on the metal scene with the launch of his debut EP.