Italy, why are you hiding these awesome bands from us?
One of our recent discoveries, the Italian band from Turin, Hot Sunday Blood, have created their own and very distinctive version of Alt/ Heavy Rock, thanks to each member of the five piece having quite different backgrounds. Their current sound fuses Metal, Stoner, Grunge, Black Metal, Prog and even New Wave.
Deathcraeft is a band created in 2017 by Kostas Kalampokas (Guitar, Bass), who after founding a recording studio in Ioannina, Greece, and producing albums for various bands, brought together Giannis Chionidis (Drummer of Prog Death band Echidna) and Nikonas Tsolakos on vocals.
DREAMEATER helps prove that British Metalcore is world beating.
Andover in the UK isn't known for much, other than being one of the towns near Stonehenge, but with any luck it will become famous as the birthplace of DREAMEATER, the Post Metalcore four piece who only just released their debut EP Bleed on Friday the 14th of August. And on that EP is today's Track of the Week, the truly brutal 'Shatter'.
The latest Alt Rock band from Northern Italy to blow us away.
My Hopes Instilled is a band from Udine, North Eastern Italy, who formed in early 2017. Later that same year the boys lost no time and released their first EP Dancing in the Crisis on the 9th of June, that was preceded by the title track on the 29th of May, and it was soon followed by a string of live shows in their home country as well as in neighbouring France and Switzerland.
Social Scream proves Thrash is alive and well.
Social Scream is a Heavy Metal band hailing from Sparta, Greece, that was formed in 2008. Made up of Vlasis Diamantakos (Guitars, Vocals), Giannis Lymberakos (Guitars), Alexandros Oikonomou (Bass) and Dimitris Kiousis (Drums), the boys were originally a cover band, but after a while they decided to blossom their own concept, and fast forward to today, they now have three albums under their belts: Epiclesis from 2014, Initiation To the Myths in 2018 and the latest Organic Mindset that was released on the 10th of March 2020.