From metal to hardcore, there are a ton of new bands killing it across the globe. From the soothing melodies of melodic hardcore to the not so melodic causing chaos in venues worldwide – heavy music is having a renaissance and it’s bigger and heavier than ever. Here are 10 new bands you need to hear right now, and the truth is, you’ve missed out already by taking so long to check them out.
1 – SNARL
FOR FANS OF: ANGEL DU$T, TERROR | FROM: CALIFORNIA
Parker Canon of The Story So Far’s brainchild, Snarl has a real nostalgic feel to their sound whilst blowing you away with their sheer speed. With an EP and a split with Power Wrench and Spitback under their belts, their material still doesn’t last longer than 10 minutes. Sure, Snarl is hardcore done fast, but it’s not rushed and is executed brilliantly.
2 – boundaries
FOR FANS OF: BACKTRACK, BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL | FROM: CANADA
– Straight off the back of the You Are Part of this tour with hardcore legends Trash Talk and Brutality Will Prevail and party hardcore kings Deez Nuts, Boundaries are excellent on record and on stage. Debut Album, Quarter Life Crisis is a 12 track of pure aggression, shattering the idea of how many see Canadians, they aren’t polite whatsoever, but the PMA is still there.
3 – galleries
FOR FANS OF: HOLDING ABSENCE, CASEY | FROM: LEEDS
Marrying together plenty of the elements found on a hardcore record, with beautiful melodies. In a genre like Metallic Hardcore, that’s become so over saturated, it can be a struggle to receive recognition, but in Galleries short time as a band, they’ve achieved a lot and they tackle both melody and heaviness wonderfully. Catch them on their upcoming UK tour with Bleach.
4 – CHAMBER
FOR FANS OF: BROKEN TEETH, CRO – MAGS | FROM: WEST MIDLANDS
The UK has been churning out some insanely talented hardcore bands for some time now, and Chamber are one of them. Appearing on bills up and down the country including being on the 2018 Outbreak festival bill Chamber have put in the work to get to where they are. They’re everything UKHC should be, heavy, fast and you can both mosh and two-step along to them live.
5 – HERITAGE
FOR FANS OF: THE ACACIA STRAIN , CODE ORANGE | FROM: MANCHESTER
No strangers to Discovered, Heritage are ready to drop new EP World Weary on May 1st. Lead single Born Again(st) is heavy hitting and with a Richard Dawkins quote opening up the music video and a backdrop of a burning inverted cross, this band aren’t shying away from the spotlight, they want to be heard, and they will be heard.
6 – EARLY BLACK
FOR FANS OF: JESUS PIECE , FIRST BLOOD | FROM: LONDON
Bringing PMA back into hardcore, Early Black have real emotion in the vocals, with the guitars creating a bleak background below the bands rather bleak lyrical craft. Not ones to shy away from awkward topics such as mental health Early Black are one of the most interesting new bands around, with most recent EP. II: Adamantine comprising of plenty of different sounds while maintain a certain aura that the band own.
7 – parting gift
FOR FANS OF: BLOOD YOUTH, BEING AS AN OCEAN | FROM: MANCHESTER
Wait! People are actually getting this band’s logo tattooed onto their skin? If you’ve not heard of Parting Gift you’ve clearly been under a rock for some time now. Quickly exploding up through the scene they’re sure to eclipse bands they’re touring with soon if they carry on as they are doing. Creating a brilliant harmony between melody and heaviness, the band are capable of both heavy-hitting vocals and the bands main, clean vocals, and both complement the heaviness of the rest of the band.
8 – climate of fear
FOR FANS OF: COLDWORLD, NASTY | FROM: SOUTHAMPTON
Climate of Fear go in so hard, the new band of Desolated’s Paul and like Desolated, they’re disgustingly heavy. With a really metallic vibe, they aren’t just another heavy hardcore band though, they take the aggression and violent sound of hardcore and completely shake it up with some insane riffing.
9 – BACKSWING
FOR FANS OF: HARMS WAY, THE BANNER | FROM: DETROIT
Aggressive and brash, Detroit’s Backswing has (or sadly calling it a day, ‘had’) a lot to say and do it with excessive force. Heavy hitting, gritty riffs, lie underneath Marrissa Ward’s venom drenched vocals, mixing together superb amounts of rhythm and straight up fury to their sound! Their debut EP S.O.S goes in hard as fuck with such a brutal sound!
10 – mass worship
FOR FANS OF: GATECREEPER, CRUEL HAND | FROM: Malmö/Stockholm/Poznan/Glasgow
Formerly known as City Keys, Mass Worship are reborn and announced their change in name with a short EP; Spiritual Destitution. City Key’s rhythm guitar and bass are super heavy creating a wall of sound. Currently working on a full length, Spiritual Destitution two tracks are a tantalising glimpse at what this band can offer.