New Band of the Week: Creak

Let us transport you to a dark place fuelled by chaos and desperation with Newcastle quartet Creak. The band’s savage sound fuses groove metal, nu-metal and post-hardcore intensity with moments of eerie atmosphere and distortion.

New Band of the Week: Raiders

My formative years of rock and metal were largely shaped by bands that emerged from the Welsh valleys in the early 2000s. Exciting quartet Raiders are a band that’s well and truly taking on the mantle some 20 years later, having also been a part of that original Welsh scene.

New Band of the Week: Realms

If, like us, you never grew out of your emo phase then you’re very much in luck with exciting Yorkshire band Realms. The quintet have honed a sound that transports us to the good old post-hardcore and emo days of the early 2000s or, as they put it, “music for people who never grew out of their emo phase.”

New Band of the Week: When Nothing Works

If you’ve been pining after a bit of angsty, hard-hitting British metal then Essex newcomers When Nothing Works well and truly have you covered. They’ve honed a heavy, yet engaging metalcore sound that fuses powerful vocals and lyrics with big riffs and pounding rhythms.

New Band of the Week: Dark Matter

The foundations of Nottingham band Dark Matter were established when frontman Jack and guitarist Ed impressed each other while jamming Metallica’s Master of Puppets. So it should come as no surprise that the band have honed a thrilling sound that offers up delicious riffs, huge solos and powerful vocals.

New Band of the Week: LUTE

Strap yourself in for an epic start to your week courtesy of heavy progressive rock band LUTE. The Manchester quartet tell us that their epic cinematic sound is almost like listening to a film soundtrack and joke “maybe we’ll write a musical one day!”