South Wales band Grand Collapse offer up a hard-hitting sound that fuses hardcore punk with thrash metal elements and addresses political and social issues.
Cardiff-based Death Cult Electric take us on a chaotic, loud and wild futuristic rock’n’roll adventure with a thrilling sound that they describe as “delusional apocalyptic fuzz.”
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.
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.