5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#30)

1. Pacific Radio

Rock from California. For fans of Noah and the Whale, Beware of Darkness, Beck, etc. Pacific Radio recently released the official video for “Katie.” The first single from their new album will be out soon!

“Katie”

“Camaro”

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2. Stage of Reality

Modern groove metal from Italy. For fans of Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Dio, etc. Stage of Reality has been playing shows in support of their self-titled album! Check out two of the tracks from that record, “Spectral Drum Down” and “Not In Vain.”

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3. EGGVN

Industrial metal from Mexico. For fans of Ministry, Psyclon Nine, Godflesh, etc. Eggvn released their first full-length album, Solve Et Coagula, earlier this year!

“A.A.S.B.”

“Let the Devil Shine”

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4. The Silencer

Metal from New York. For fans of In Flames, early Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, etc. The Silencer just released a video for the track “I, Archaic,” and they are playing a hometown show in November!

“I, Archaic”

“Atonement”

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5. Behind the Horror

Metal from Brazil. For fans of Sepultura, Metallica, Pantera, etc. Behind the Horror recently wrapped up their summer tour and are now focusing their energy on new music!

“Wrath”

“Prisoner”

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Playlist Challenge, Day 732

The Beatles — “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”

Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 51)

Amy Lee: “Going to California” (Led Zeppelin cover)

Gary Jules/Michael Andrews: “Mad World” (Tears For Fears cover)

Natalie Imbruglia: “Torn” (Ednaswap cover)

Weekly Focus: George Harrison, Day Three

George Harrison & Leon Russell — “Beware of Darkness,” from the album The Concert for Bangladesh (1971).

Weekly Focus: George Harrison, Day Two

George Harrison — “Wah-Wah,” from the album All Things Must Pass (1970).

Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 49)

The Relentless: “Save a Prayer” (Duran Duran cover)

The Fugees: “Killing Me Softly” (Lori Lieberman cover)

Nirvana: “The Man Who Sold the World” (David Bowie cover)

Playlist Challenge, Day 644

Rasputina — “Transylvanian Concubine” (Manson Mix)

Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 47)

Crosby, Stills, & Nash: “Norwegian Wood” (The Beatles cover)

Dr. Melancholia: “Genie in a Bottle” (Christina Aguilera cover)

Maven ft. Marilyn Manson: “Hard On For Love” (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds cover)

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#25)

1. Here’s To Fightin’

Indie folk music from Colorado. For fans of Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, etc. Here’s To Fightin’ is currently playing shows to promote their unique style of folk. You can listen to them here and download 2016’s Becoming Native for free. In the meantime, here is “Ghosts.”

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2. Fira

Fantasy metal from California. For fans of The Pretty Reckless, Nightwish, In This Moment, etc. Fira released their first music video in January and have been booking shows while searching for a touring drummer. Check out “beLIEve.”

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3. Terra

Alternative rock from Italy. For fans of Tool, Thrice, Seether, etc. Terra recently surpassed 200,000 plays of their song “Close Enough” on Spotify. Listen to it and their latest single, “Create, Mutate, Erase,” below.

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4. DiveboTTomhell

EDM/synthwave/trip hop from Kazakhstan. For fans of Suicidewave, Univ3rses, Skynd, etc. DiveboTTomhell released Every back in February, which you can stream on Soundcloud or his YouTube page. Here is “With Me.”

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5. Ravenscry

Rock from Italy. For fans of Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Temperance, etc. Ravenscry is currently working on a new album, but you can hear “Missing Words” and “Oscillation” now.

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Let’s Talk Covers (Small Town Titans Edition)

“Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin cover)

“Fat Bottomed Girls” (Queen cover)

“45” (Shinedown cover)