Hertfordshire metal newcomers The Best Medicine have honed a powerful but engaging fusion of blues-fuelled rock and metal in a sound they describe as “bluesy, ballsy and boozy.”
British metalcore meets djent newcomers InRetrospect aim to provide a thought-provoking sound that not only satisfies metalheads but also appeals to listeners of all musical genres.
Exciting newcomers Cage Fight offer up an aggressive concoction of thrash metal and hardcore punk, which fuses vicious vocals and powerful riffs and rhythms loaded with visceral rage.
London band Centuries have conjured up a brutally heavy post-metalcore sound that swiftly pushes them into the higher echelons of the exciting British metal scene.
Prepare yourself for some “sexy old school doom metal deliciousness” from exciting, rebellious new London band Them Bloody Kids.
The last year or so has given us a glimpse into the darker sides of human existence, which London newcomers Human Hell address with their chaotic death metal meets deathcore soundtrack for turmoil, suffering, misery and panic.
Having started out as a Halloween joke covering a Simple Plan song that developed into a bunch of friends playing other covers, Blackpool’s Octopus Montage have come a long way.
Step into the future of metal with the cyberpunk, electronica metal sound of Bristol-based Drip Fed Empire. The quartet blends hardcore metal and post-hardcore with industrial, EDM, drum & bass elements to form a genre-bending, energy-fuelled dystopian sound.
Allow your musical senses to soar with the bouncy, thrilling sound of Bristol band Kite Thief. The band describe their brand of alternative rock meets prog metal Gutter Candy Metal – “sweet and full of grit, like dropping your favourite candy in the gutter and still wanting to put it in your mouth.”
Blending the elements of hardcore and deathcore is only going to result in a pretty damn heavy concoction, and that’s exactly the case with Swindon band TYRANTS who offer up what they describe as “stupidly heavy slams.”
Describing themselves as “not for the faint-hearted,” Swindon’s Heriot offer up a violent assault on your earholes with a crushing hardcore sound.
My formative years of rock and metal were largely shaped by bands that emerged from the Welsh valleys in the early 2000s. Exciting quartet Raiders are a band that’s well and truly taking on the mantle some 20 years later, having also been a part of that original Welsh scene.