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.
It’s not too often we feature a band before they have any music available to play you – in fact, we think this could be a first. But, given the sell that new London rap-rockers Antlerz gave us, we felt this one was worthwhile.
After 20 years away, Society Down have returned with a sound that fits nicely into the modern metal landscape yet also harks back to the genre’s 90s’ heydays. And, they’ve achieved something they couldn’t back in the day – create and release an album.
Channelling the sounds of classic hard rock and metal bands of decades gone by, Bolton-based Room: IV are a welcome reminder of no-frills, good old rock’n’roll.
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.
Prepare yourself to be flattened by a freight train of intense metalcore goodness in the form of Albany, New York, quartet Murder In Rue Morgue.
The power of diversity comes across in spades in the fascinating sound of Portland collective Internet Beef.
Seattle’s Dirty Rugs are on a mission to bring back the raw rock sound of the 90s and, from what we’ve heard thus far, they’re making a damn fine job of it.
The pure aggression of metalcore is present in all its splendour in the intense, yet melodic, sound of Canadian six-piece No Faith In Fortune – which they have dubbed “progressive aggressive.”
They may describe themselves as ‘alternative rock’ but Bury quartet Novustory embody the hard-hitting power and sass of their heavier rock and metal counterparts.
Building on a rock background, Missouri singer/songwriter Brian Dalton has made a major impression with a move towards a more electronic rock/pop approach.
A Brazilian, an Italian, an American and an Irishman walk into a bar… No, it’s not some crappy joke, it’s the formation of intriguing Dublin-based rockers Slim Tin Fox.