Imagine being a rock or metal band in a country where the creation of such music forms is considered “evil, satanic, demonic and heretic” by your ruling elite.
Tampa Bay and Cincinnati-based collective Coldharbour offer exactly that in a brutal melodic deathcore meets metalcore sound they describe as “aggressive, melodic and emotional.”
Wearing the t-shirt of your favourite band doesn’t only make you look super cool, it can also lead to exciting opportunities by meeting fellow metal lovers.
Rogue offer up a progressive metalcore sound that fuses pummelling guitars, a mix of clean and screamed vocals and immersive soundscapes, which they describe as “energetic, atmospheric and thought-provoking.”
Sixth Wonder fuse engaging vocals and choruses with dark, djenty guitars in an infectious progressive metalcore sound they describe as “ethereal, intuitive and technical.”
Seek Harbour offer up an infectious post-hardcore sound that fuses emotional melodic verses with 80s-esque pop choruses, which they describe as being “melodic, melancholic and relatable.”
Swedish band Eyes Wide Open carry the torch of their country’s melodic death metal scene and infuse it with modern metalcore influences and engaging melodies.
Berlin band Kill Her First have honed their hardcore punk roots and layered in metalcore influences and emo vocals to develop a truly delicious, angsty sound.
Italian band Forgery System have gradually honed a hard-hitting groove metal meets metalcore sound that’s evolved from punk beginnings.
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.
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.
Swedish band Awake The Dreamer burst onto the scene with a post-hardcore meets metalcore sound they describe as “energetic, keen and heavy,” but offer us an intriguing curveball with their latest release.