Introducing: One Missing Link

Imagine being a rock or metal band in a country where the creation of such music forms is considered “evil, satanic, demonic and heretic” by your ruling elite.

Introducing: Rogue

Rogue offer up a progressive metalcore sound that fuses pummelling guitars, a mix of clean and screamed vocals and immersive soundscapes, which they describe as “energetic, atmospheric and thought-provoking.”

New Band of the Week: The Escape Artist

Hull band The Escape Artist have honed an intense and immersive yet extremely diverse melodic hardcore sound , which they describe as “aggressive, atmospheric and emotional.”

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: 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: 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.”