Nuneaton, UK is home to vocalist and guitarist Anthony McAteer, bassist Adam Chatwin and drummer Dan Carnevale, an awesome trio of alternative rockers who play together under the moniker Go Lazarus. Jamming since 2007 the guys decided to combine differing musical elements like house beats, hardcore riffs and dub bass lines into something they can seriously call their own.
As is instantly evident in the song "Juggernaut (Fury Road)" by Les Sables d'Olonnes, France locals Heavy Manic Souls, the music features a cool mix of rock and blues with hints of psychedelic. The band came together in September of 2009 and within two months already had a first, Fernando Cavazos-mastered (Pigsound studio Los Angeles) CD out the door - amazingly it was recorded live and made in just five days.
If you travel to Brescia, Italy you just may run into one of the six musicians who together comprise the post-metal/progressive group Sunpocrisy. The band originally came together in 2007, but as a quartet. They would quickly record and release their first disc, Atman EP, and begun gigging in support thereof, playing with acts like The Ocean, Ahab, In Mourning and Black Sun Aeon. With a growing buzz Sunpocrisy took their writing to the next level of complexity and with that expanded to their current 6 member roster.
Pickering, Ontario natives 20 Amp Soundchild formed in 2008 and in the few years since have had quite the storied career. Grab a free download of their song "Lights Go Out".
By experimenting with various elements from all eras of pop punk, the South Walien band Man Of The Hour have succeeded in creating their own twist and unique spot in this growing genre. As their infectious tunes slowly appear on airwaves transmitted by BBC Radio 1, Nation Radio and Amazing Radio to name a few, the band's guitar rhythms and addictive melodies are making their ways all over the world.
The land of sun, oranges and Jeb Bush is where this South Florida-located extreme metal group calls home. By mixing a special combination of thrash, death and black metal with technicality, melody and outright aggression, the female fronted Wykked Wytch have successfully forged their own unique sound. As their loyal fan base continues to grow, front woman Ipek leads the Wykked Wytch army with devastating, Arch Enemy-like vocals, changing in a single song from high-pitched screams to death growls and from operatic to clean choruses.
Christchurch, New Zealand four-piece pop/rock band Ashei share a passion for honest songwriting and a thumping live show all of which caters to rock fans looking for something fresh. With influences ranging from pop to jazz, Liam Muir, Emma Cameron, and Dan Perry each bring a unique musical approach to the group and their sound.
Four Nights Gone is a very fresh group having formed as recently as the Summer of 2010. Newness aside, this Staten Island, New York-based band offers a cool alternative/hard rock sound that embodies their passion for both the music itself, and to take the group to the next level. With hard rock influences that include Breaking Benjamin and Chevelle to name but a couple, Four Nights Gone take their varying influences and carefully craft their own original rock sound.
In 2009, following the devastating fires that swept through Greece, as well as many other places around the world, the concept for the Earth Is calling Us EP was devised, and the need to take action and help reforestation was fully realised In December 2010, the EP was released as Katerina's first solo project with friend Gina playing the guitar, Maria Roka on bass and Tolis Toleas on drums.
Hailing from St. Albans, England, Enter Shikari, the critically acclaimed, electronically influenced post hardcore band, has already found much success in the UK with both their debut and sophomore albums entering the UK chart in the top 20 and being nominated for "Best British Band" at the 2010 Kerrang! Awards.
Putrified is based in Stockholm, Sweden and is comprised of one man and one man only. This dude, simply referred to as A. Death (also known for his work in Infuneral), birthed Putrified in the Fall of 2010 in an effort to explore his own conception of "necrotic metal of death & decay." With a new album, Neurotic Necrotic, set for release in 2012 via Hellthrasher Productions, the future looks bright for this sinister act.
Welcome to Ever After. A fairytale and a single, 54 minute track stitched from 12 discrete songs - the most audacious songs Marianas Trench has ever crafted. Ever After is constructed around a story written by Ramsay himself and then finessed into an accompanying booklet. It’s an actual physical experience; a warm throwback to the album era when your music was more than a bunch of orphaned songs sitting on an endless iPod playlist.
Swindon, UK natives and 5-piece aural assault, The Dead Lay Waiting (TDLW), started writing music together as recently as 2007. Through constant practice and by earning their stripes in the UK's underground rock scene, it didn't take long for the band to be making a name for themselves.
Anchorage is an alternative-hardcore group hailing from the greater Denver area. After a handful of line-up changes, the group has found and formed a constant and cohesive brotherhood consisting of musicians from entirely different backgrounds.
Though they recently premiered the song online, France's creative heavy metal act Hypno5e will now have the their new album's title track, "Acid Mist Tomorrow," hosted right here as well!
Hot off the recent announcement of their signing with punk label Sailor’s Grave Records, Detroit based punk trio Koffin Kats are set to drop their new disc, Our Way and The Highway, on January 24, 2012.
Relations are the constant bind, the thread that keeps us all together and the one thing pushing San Sebastian forward when others find themselves motionless. At their core San Seb are two sets of brothers, Greg and Mike, Sean and Brodie. And the best drummer, yet most careless driver in Ontario: Teddy Rumbles.
FireSky was started by Shae Padilla, former lead guitar player of major label all-girl band KSM. Shae has toured in arenas all over the USA, and was invited by Flyleaf to be a guest guitarist in 2006. It was always her dream to have a heavy alternative rock band made up of solid female musicians, a dream she can now call a reality.
The Even Tide, formed in 2010, and consists of a very energetic progressive and alternative rock influenced by bands such as The Used, Circa Survive, and The Receiving End of Sirens. Most importantly the members share a love for music that is honest, passionate and consuming.
Binary are David Troster (vocals and guitar), Francesco Bondi (guitar and keyboard), Craig Lowe (bass) and Jake Sorbie (drums). Troster formed the band in late 2010 after leaving Yale University, where he was studying molecular biology. Prisoner is the London four-piece’s physical single released through Luv Luv Luv Records.