Exciting Swedish melodic death metal duo Hour of Anguish have an intense sound that they descibe as “channelling the godfathers of the Gothenburg scene.”
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.”
If you’re after a band that will help you lighten the mood and offers up a fresh new sound, then New Jersey band ScreenAge are the one for you. The quartet offer up an intriguing sound that fuses elements of alt-rock with neo-soul, jazz and indie.
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.
Arizona rock duo 23 Valkyries offer up a medley of rock elements that jumps from catchy singalong tracks to tear-jerking ballads to screaming guitar solos. In fact, it’s a sound they describe as “kind of like if Tom Petty met up with Dave Grohl for a beer.”
Armed with booming riffs and delicious guitar licks, unrelentingly heavy drums and engaging vocals, Polybius are a great example of the quality of the underground music scene in Liverpool.
If you’ve never listened to any Dutch metal bands before then Nijmegen five-piece Vain Louie is one hell of a place to get started. They offer up a thrilling melodic hardcore sound that’s seriously heavy, hugely energetic and curiously catchy.
Midlands two-piece Bone Cult formed out of their shared dissatisfaction with seeing “countless guitar bands jamming rock music in their pub clothes.” And it’s fair to say they’ve well and truly bucked that trend.
In our recent 1,000th article on the site I mentioned that we’d covered bands from 40 countries, which was actually incorrect because I forgot about Israel! However, that’s now being increased to 42 with Bolivian band The Inferate.
Inject some funky blues-infused pure rock’n’roll into your life with the delicious guitar-led sound of Detroit-born band Motor Gypsy.
Today, we have reached the milestone of the 1,000th article to be published on GigRadar. Since setting the site up from scratch in August 2016, we’ve covered new bands from all over the world and I’m pleased to say that numbers are only on the rise.
We have a smorgasboard of new music from great new bands available to treat your ears to with our Easter special GigRadio podcast episode, which was recorded on Easter Monday.