Dutch rockers Phrasing began life as a cover band playing everything from Metallica and Queen through to Britney Spears and Spice Girls. Thankfully, they got the last two out of their system and branched out into writing their own original material in late 2018.
Melbourne metal newcomers HooF offer up a thrilling sound that oozes intensity, unrelenting riffs and pounding drums. It’s monstrously heavy yet, somehow, strangely catchy.
As we’ve mentioned several times in previous blogs, the various music discovery tools available through the likes of Spotify are great for finding new bands. And that’s exactly how we discovered exciting new Norwegian rockers Fixation.
The intriguingly named Bipolar Architecture hail from Berlin and Istanbul, which technically makes them only our second ever Turkish band. But they also come from an intriguing place musically, with three of their members having been a major part of the European death metal scene with previous band Heretic Soul.
Denver solo artist Sharone has honed a powerful and melodramatic rock meets metal sound that’s dripping with brooding darkness and intensity. It fuses her engaging vocals with heavy piano riffs and booming guitars.
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.”
Belgian band Titans have honed a heavy yet melodic hardcore sound that aims to bring positive reflections on some of the darker aspects of life.
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.
Exciting new German band Blossom Cult are on a mission to provide a safe retreat for those who feel trapped in the torn society we find ourselves inhabiting. They’ve honed an intriguing sound that’s rooted in metalcore with elements of progressive rock and more.
One of the more surprising hotbeds of great up and coming rock bands we’ve discovered in the last few years is Italy. And we’ve found another exciting new Italian rock band for you with Milanese quintet Break Me Down.
A marching band is probably an unlikely foundation for a group of lads playing hard-hitting thrash. But that’s the case with Pennsylvania quartet UltraViolent – which is one of the best band names we’ve come across while writing this blog.
The latest episode of our GigRadio podcast features an interview with exciting electro-rock band Cosmic Ninja and loads of new music from great new British bands.