Introducing: Wolftopia

Finnish band Wolftopia offer up a thrillingly dark melodic death metal sound that perfectly marries aggression with emotion.

Introducing: Invisible Control

Brazilian band Invisible Control came kicking and screaming out of the pandemic in 2020 with an electrifying technical death metal sound that they describe as “heavy, technical and versatile.”

Introducing: April 21st

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.

Introducing: Awake The Dreamer

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.

Introducing: Voidfallen

Finnish melodic death metal band Voidfallen have honed an epic sound that will “slap your socks off” and is equally dark and crushing as it is engaging and melodic.

Introducing: Billie Rogue

Canadian metal solo artist Billie Rogue aims to “break the norms of metal and look cute while doing it” with an intriguing, diverse sound that Billie describes as “anti-elitist, genre-fluid, BadBitch.”

Introducing: Nest of Plagues

Some of the most exciting discoveries we’ve made during the last five years of running GigRadar have been from the Hungarian metal and hardcore scene. And we’ve got another monster of a heavy Hungarian band to add to the list in Nest of Plagues.

Introducing: Raven Tooth

We love a good one-man metal band and that’s exactly what we have from Florida newcomers Raven Tooth. The Orlando-based outfit offers us a no-nonsense, hard-hitting metal sound that also provides elements of hard rock, punk and hardcore.

Introducing: Darkenside

Washington band Darkenside joke that they sound like “a stadium rock band that plays breakdowns.” But it’s an apt description of a riff-heavy yet melodic modern metalcore approach that they describe as “powerful, energetic, and emotional.”

Introducing: Common Choir

Minnesota metalcore meets hardcore band Common Choir have honed an intense sound that offers something for all listeners to connect with and they describe as “honest, aggressive and energetic.”