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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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#26)

1. Shallowpoint

Rock/metal from Tennessee. For fans of Devour the Day, Sevendust, Gemini Syndrome, etc. Shallowpoint has been recording new music and is booking shows (check out their official site for more). Here is the band’s latest lyric video, “Dislocate,” and for those with a heavier preference, check out “Fractured.”

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2. Landmvrks

Metal from France. For fans of early Bring Me The Horizon, Soilwork, Atreyu, etc. Landmvrks’ latest album, Fantasy, was released in November 2018 and they are currently touring to promote it. Listen to “Endless Paradox” and “Blistering.”

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3. Saint Slumber

Indie rock/alternative pop “forged in the suburban sprawl between Philadelphia and NYC.” For fans of The Chainsmokers, The 1975, twenty one pilots, etc. Saint Slumber will begin their new record cycle this spring and have been reworking their live performance for the upcoming shows. I listened to quite a few tracks while writing this. My favorites (so far) are “Youth,” “Cool,” and “Human.”

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4. Wild Root

Soul music with a rock interpretation (hard soul) from Florida. For fans of Steely Dan, Government Mule, Dave Matthews Band, etc. Wild Root is playing shows all over Florida, bringing their particular brand of bluesy, soul-touching rock with them. Kick off your Wild Root education with “More Than I Can See” and “Jungle.”

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5. All the Colours

Alternative rock from Australia. For fans of Beck, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, etc. All the Colours is set to release their third album this year! Here is ATC’s latest single, “You Know, I Don’t,” and this track from 2015, “So High.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#15)

1. Sisters Doll

A rock band from Australia. For fans of Poison, Thin Lizzy, the New York Dolls, etc. Sisters Doll just re-launched their single “Strutt,” and their album All Dolled Up is available now. Check out “Strutt” and “Good Day To Be Alive.”

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2. Sinful Lilly

Alternative/Hard rock from Kentucky. For fans of Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Wednesday 13, etc. Sinful Lilly has a few upcoming shows with Beasto Blanco, and they recently released their single “Wait Your Turn.” You can get their album, Moment of Clarity, on their official site. Sinful Lilly have also contributed to tributes for Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, and more.

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3. Daze of June

Melodic Metal/Hardcore from Denmark. For fans of Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, etc. Daze of June will be supporting Northlane on August 15th. Listen to “It Stays” and the title track from their album Heart of Silver.

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4. AsFireFalls

Hard Rock/Electronic/Post-Hardcore from Idaho. For fans of Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, I See Stars, etc. AsFireFalls is currently on the road. They will be playing JoshuaFest this year. Here are “World in Grey” and “Glass Skeleton.”

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5. Silent Theory

Hard rock from Idaho. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Trivium, Tremonti, etc. Silent Theory will be playing Rockin’ on the River in Clarkston, WA, on July 28th. Their newest album, Delusions, is available on iTunes. Check out “Watch Me Burn” and “Fragile Minds.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#11)

1. KAATO

A rock band hailing from Australia and Tennessee. For fans of classic rock such as Tom Petty, Rod Stewart, The Black Crowes, etc. Check out “High Time” from KAATO’s self-titled album.

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2. Awake At Last

A dark pop/hard rock/post-hardcore band from Delaware. For fans of Crown the Empire, Ice Nine Kills, Get Scared, etc. Awake At Last will be hitting the road in early July, including a few dates on Vans Warped Tour. Here are “King of the World” and “Never Be A Memory.”

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3. Relapse Symphony

A rock band from Washington DC. For fans of Black Veil Brides, Vampires Everywhere!, I Prevail, etc. Relapse Symphony is busy working on new things; meanwhile, vocalist Bret Von Dehl has released an EP with his side project, Heathens. Listen to “One More Yesterday” and “Born To Burn.”

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4. Betrayer (UK)

A hardcore band from England. For fans of Slipknot, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, etc. Betrayer’s EP, Body of Integrity, will be released on June 28th. Check out the first two singles from the EP, “Integrity” and “Embodiment.”

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5. Badflower

A rock band from California. For fans of Led Zeppelin, Greta Van Fleet, The Band, etc. Badflower is currently on the road. Listen to their latest single, “Ghost,” and my favorite of their songs, “The Jester.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#7)

This installment could get rather lengthy. I saw three of the featured bands a few weeks ago, so I have a lot to say.

1. Locust Grove

A hard rock band from Oklahoma. These guys put on a kick ass live show, and they mean it when they say they’re bringing heavy guitar riffs back to rock. Lots of hair, gritty yet melodic vocals, and riffs reminiscent of Five Finger Death Punch, Sevendust, etc., Locust Grove could easily be your new favorite band. Check out the tracks “Monster” and “Menace of Society” below.

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2. Joyous Wolf

A rock band from California. These guys have been setting the world on fire this spring, being signed to a major label and playing such festivals as Carolina Rebellion and Rocklahoma. Joyous Wolf puts on one of the most energetic performances I’ve ever seen, in addition to their raw talent. I will not compare them to anyone else, but I will tell you they blend rock-n-roll, blues, and southern rock masterfully. The guys have currently left the road to record their first album. Here’s a taste of what you can expect.

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3. Blacktop Mojo

A hard rock/Southern rock band from Texas. You may have heard their cover of Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” thanks to Sirius XM Octane. Blacktop Mojo employs all the best elements of classic rock, rock-n-roll, and Southern rock to bring fans a sound that is pure joy to the ears. They put on a fantastic show, doing whatever it takes and giving 110% every time. It’s no wonder they have already cultivated quite the following. You can look at their tour dates on Facebook…and if you’re going to Louder Than Life in September, you will see them there!

4. Icon For Hire

A pop/rock/alternative band from Tennessee. For fans of Paramore, Pink, PVRIS, etc. Icon For Hire just finished a spring tour. Listen to them below and keep your eyes open for updates/announcements!

5. Dead Like Juliet

A hard rock/metal band from Italy. For fans of Bring Me the Horizon, The Amity Affliction, early Asking Alexandria, etc. You can get Dead Like Juliet’s latest album, Stranger Shores, now! Here is the most recent single, “Unwanted.”

And just because I like it…

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#6)

1. Midnight Blackout

A post hardcore/math rock band from France. For fans of Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, etc. You can listen to their debut EP, Hangover, on Spotify or YouTube. For a taste of what you can expect, check out “Lorenzo.”

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2. Amerakin Overdose

AOD is a mix of industrial, hard rock, metal, and even a bit of pop. They hail from Oregon. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Mushroomhead, Static-X, etc. Amerakin Overdose will be hitting the road for a summer tour, kicking off June 29th. Here is my favorite song from them, “Letting Go.”

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3. Advocates

A hard rock/metal/post hardcore band from Australia. For fans of early Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, etc. Check out “Destructive Tendencies” from 2016’s The Complex Truth.

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4. Values

A melodic metal/hardcore band from the UK. For fans of early Asking Alexandria, Mastodon, Beartooth, etc. Listen to the latest single, “Hopeless,” below!

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5. Marquis of Vaudeville

A truly unique band from Dallas. Best described as alternative/carnivalesque rock/psychedelic punk cabaret. I don’t know how to do a “for fans of,” but perhaps I can say if you liked the music from The Devil’s Carnival, or just Emilie Autumn, you’ll like Marquis of Vaudeville. I’m sharing the first song I listened to, and I highly encourage you to check out more.

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

1. Fortunate Me

A hardcore/metalcore band from Idaho. For fans of Asking Alexandria, Of Mice and Men, Every Time I Die, etc. Check out their latest video below.

And the song that turned me on to them:

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2. Copper Bones

A hard rock/metal two-piece band from Florida. For fans of good rock music! I literally don’t know who to compare them to; there’s a hint of Brother Cane with a touch of an almost classic rock sound. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to “The Vulture.”

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3. January Jane

A pop/rock band from NYC. Slightly reminiscent of Fun and Maroon 5, with catchy sing-along moments, strong vocals, and music you can dance to. January Jane is currently working on new music. In the meantime, listen to “Take the Lions On.”

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4. Echo Black

A dance rock band from New York. For fans of Blaqk Audio, Blutengel, Kill Hannah, etc. I would highly suggest listening to multiple songs before forming an opinion, because these guys bring something different to the table every time. Here’s the title track from their debut album, Dawn.

And also, “Perfect,” which I just love.

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5. October Ends

A melodic metal band from the UK. For fans of All That Remains, Bullet For My Valentine, Lamb of God, etc. Check out the latest video for the track “Dismissal.”

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