They may have the longest band name we’ve ever featured on the site but rock meets melodic metal newcomers Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders are giving us plenty more to get excited about.
With a sound rooted in folk and classical music, Belarussian band Synaxaria offer up a deep, atmospheric and dreamy rock meets metal offering that they describe as “romantic melodic metal.”
Norwegian band Once Alive describe their intoxicating metal sound as “fast, groovy and brutal,” which sounds awesome but doesn’t even come close to doing justice to how good this band is.
Don’t expect the cliché rock songs about drugs, love and girls from exciting British dark rockers Chasing Ghosts. The band explore the human condition with emotive lyrics delivered through haunting vocals against a backdrop of engaging, atmospheric instrumentals in a sound they describe as “dynamic, emotive and cathartic.”
New Jersey band Harvest Falls refuse to be held back by a set sound or genre labels and intriguingly describe themselves as being inspired by passion, nostalgia and the unpredictable.