Exciting Birmingham band The SchytëHawkës take the heaviness of hardcore and thrash and supplement them with hip-hop vocals.
Brazilian trio The Damnnation offer up a fast-paced, energetic blast of heavy, thrashy metal that is chocked full of big riffs and whiplash-inducing rhythms.
We’ve come to realise that Arizona is somewhat of a haven for awesome metal bands and we’ve unearthed another in the form of deathcore meets melodic metal newcomers Wyrmhaven.
Yesterday, we brought you a Russian band who attest to create the Devil’s music, and today we’re bringing you a Baltimore band called Devil In Disguise. Despite that, we promise you that the enforced lockdown hasn’t suddenly transformed us into Satan worshippers!
You often here people who aren’t fans of metal lazily denigrate the genre as “the Devil’s music.” Well, in this case, they’d be absolutely correct. The main source of inspiration for Russian band KVLTMOR is the Diabolica Quimbanda, a sinister Occult black magic tradition that dates back to the forgotten bowels of human history.
St. Louis five-piece This Is Falling have honed an intriguing sound that tows the line between metal and post-hardcore with elements of industrial, electronic sounds and 80s influences. And they’re definitely the first band to reference Top Gun as a musical influence to us.
Until now, we’ve only ever covered one band from Brazil and no metal bands from the country. However, Ponta Grossa newcomers Hemmera have well and truly put the nation’s scene on our map with their intoxicating fusion of metal, electronica, trance and orchestral elements, plus the contrast of screamed vocals and melodic choruses.
Oxfordshire newcomers Severed Tongues have honed a delicious modern metal sound that’s somehow exceedingly dark and dramatic, yet also positive and catchy.
We love ticking new countries off the GigRadar band map, and the latest – which I believe takes us to 44 countries – is Puerto Rico with death metal band Omnifariam.
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.
Melbourne metal newcomers HooF offer up a thrilling sound that oozes intensity, unrelenting riffs and pounding drums. It’s monstrously heavy yet, somehow, strangely catchy.
The intriguingly named Bipolar Architecture hail from Berlin and Istanbul, which technically makes them only our second ever Turkish band. But they also come from an intriguing place musically, with three of their members having been a major part of the European death metal scene with previous band Heretic Soul.