New Band of the Week: Severed Tongues

Oxfordshire newcomers Severed Tongues have honed a delicious modern metal sound that’s somehow exceedingly dark and dramatic, yet also positive and catchy.

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!”

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.

Bearers

New Band of the Week: Bearers

One of the best – if not the best – things about music is the power it has to change the way you feel, both in the sound of the instrumentals and in the meaning of the lyrics. Glasgow newcomers Bearers are a perfect example of this, and it’s safe to say that their powerful yet engagingly melodic metal sound takes you through a cycle of emotions and feelings.