Thankfully, the powerful, atmospheric progressive rock and metal sound of Wyvern is far more entertaining than my local radio station of the same name.
Brand new British rockers Giant Walker have honed a heavy progressive rock sound that blends elements of grunge, nu-metal and alternative rock and metal, which they describe as “powerful, dark and nuanced.”
International musical collective Threads sees musicians from Australia, Chile, Greece and New Zealand combine in Berlin. The result is a delicious groove-laden yet melodic post-rock meets metal sound that they describe as “atmospheric, progressive and groovy.”
South Wales rockers Godsticks offer up a heavy, high energy progressive rock meets guitar-orientated metal sound that’s gradually increased in heaviness as the band evolves.
Brighton band Azure offer up fascinating fantasy rock with progressive elements in a sound that fuses unusual harmonies, odd time signatures, virtuosic guitars, wild synthesisers and a whole load of fun.
Colorado band innerspace have honed an intoxicating post-hardcore meets progressive rock meets post-rock sound that fuses heavy riffs and engaging vocals with atmospheric electronic elements.
It’s been a while since we featured any instrumental music but in Brazilian trio Autoclismo we’ve discovered a band that fuses heavy riffs and groove in a fun atmospheric rock sound.
Strap yourself in for a progressive metal rollercoaster ride with Australian rockers Acolyte. The band have honed a progressive metal sound that drops you into melancholic, ambient troughs and picks you up with dramatic climactic peaks that they describe as “epic, emotive and powerful.”
There aren’t too many bands that can claim to have been crowned “the world’s best new band” but that’s the case for Sinoptik, who can now also add the honour of being the first Ukrainian band to feature on GigRadar.
Blending classic heavy metal with influences of grunge and progressive rock, Nottingham’s Cottonmouth are very much onto a winning formula. The quartet have honed an engaging sound that they describe as “thunderous metal riffage,” which we love.
Fusing progressive rock elements coming from a death metal background is always going to conjure up something pretty exciting, and that’s exactly what we get from Brighton band Milk White Throat. The band offer up thrilling riffs, cheeky guitar solos and pounding rhythms in a heavy, intense and encapsulating sound.
We’ve spoken to a few solo artists in our time but Canadian thrash project Sorting Infinity is one of the coolest so far.