Introducing: Shizzura

A German band creating Japanese-inspired metal is probably one of the most niche musical genres we’ve covered in the five years of GigRadar’s existence.

New Band of the Week: The Escape Artist

Hull band The Escape Artist have honed an intense and immersive yet extremely diverse melodic hardcore sound , which they describe as “aggressive, atmospheric and emotional.”

New Band of the Week: Giant Walker

Brand new British rockers Giant Walker have honed a heavy progressive rock sound that blends elements of grunge, nu-metal and alternative rock and metal, which they describe as “powerful, dark and nuanced.”

Introducing: Invisible Control

Brazilian band Invisible Control came kicking and screaming out of the pandemic in 2020 with an electrifying technical death metal sound that they describe as “heavy, technical and versatile.”

Introducing: April 21st

Brazilian band April 21st have honed a gripping, intense metalcore sound that they describe as a mission to “sound heavy, play fast, and be as aggressive as we can” while spreading a positive message.

Introducing: Voidfallen

Finnish melodic death metal band Voidfallen have honed an epic sound that will “slap your socks off” and is equally dark and crushing as it is engaging and melodic.

Introducing: Billie Rogue

Canadian metal solo artist Billie Rogue aims to “break the norms of metal and look cute while doing it” with an intriguing, diverse sound that Billie describes as “anti-elitist, genre-fluid, BadBitch.”

Introducing: Nest of Plagues

Some of the most exciting discoveries we’ve made during the last five years of running GigRadar have been from the Hungarian metal and hardcore scene. And we’ve got another monster of a heavy Hungarian band to add to the list in Nest of Plagues.

Introducing: Raven Tooth

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.