We love a good one-man metal band and that’s exactly what we have from Florida newcomers Raven Tooth. The Orlando-based outfit offers us a no-nonsense, hard-hitting metal sound that also provides elements of hard rock, punk and hardcore.
Washington band Darkenside joke that they sound like “a stadium rock band that plays breakdowns.” But it’s an apt description of a riff-heavy yet melodic modern metalcore approach that they describe as “powerful, energetic, and emotional.”
Minnesota metalcore meets hardcore band Common Choir have honed an intense sound that offers something for all listeners to connect with and they describe as “honest, aggressive and energetic.”
Texas quartet Up For Corruption offer up a fusion of old school metal instrumentals and ‘new school’ vocals in sound they describe as “heavy, enlightening and controversial.”
California quintet Roman Lions have honed an intense, dark but captivating sound that fuses metal and progressive elements and clean, screamed and spoken vocals in what they describe as “emotionally heavy” music.
Ohio synth-infused metalcore band Starless will certainly keep you on your toes with a heavy sound that’s approachable and relatable, fusing vicious vocals with catchy choruses and melodies.
San Francisco band Final Boss offer up a feisty and infectious fusion of metal genres with a heavy leaning on post-hardcore, which they describe as being “Post-Hardcore fun riffage.”
Florida band Felicity have honed a fun but hard-hitting sound that fuses the catchiness of pop-punk with rock and full-on metal elements, which they describe as “energetic, diverse and balanced.”
Like many new music projects, West Coast band Dig The Grave is the product of necessity formed during the pandemic.
Emerging Minneapolis band Cardijum offer up a crushing deathcore meets death metal sound that’s packed with powerful riffs, intense rhythms and savage vocals.
This may be a bold statement, but we firmly believe Louisiana metallic hardcore band Capra are the most exciting American band we’ve discovered in five years of running this site.
The GigRadar podcast GigRadio is back with a bang to discuss the best new rock and metal from around the world! It’s been 10 months since our last episode but we’ve been keen to revamp the podcast for a while, and we finally got the opportunity to do so.