5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#31)

1. Alive

Glam rock from Italy. For fans of Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, Poison, etc. Alive released their debut album, Lookin’ for a Future, in March. Check out the first single, “Money & Control.”

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2. Ivory Picture Story

Rock/punk/pop from Kentucky. For fans of The Runaways, Blondie, The Donnas, etc. Ivory Picture Story announced on Halloween that their video for “E.V.I.L.” is coming soon! In the meantime, here is my personal favorite (so far), “Big Star.”

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3. Sweet Fever

Rock & roll from Nashville, Tennessee. For fans of Stealers Wheel, Jet, Jack White, etc. Sweet Fever released their sophomore EP, Ale Lounge, back in October. It is available on all streaming platforms. These guys are amazing in any form, so here is the acoustic version of “Escapin’ the Grind.”

And, just because, listen to “Roll On.”

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4. Victorius

Power metal from Germany. For fans of Dragonforce, Gloryhammer, Hammerfall, etc. Victorius recently released the wonderfully cheesy video for “Super Sonic Samurai” and have been announcing a slew of tour dates for 2020!

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5. Jet Setting

Alternative/rock from Tennessee. For fans of Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, etc. Jet Setting has been working nonstop on new music, playing shows, doing interviews, and just generally trying to spread the word. The band released its debut EP, Lacey, earlier this year.

“Come Around”

“Pictures of Fame”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#19)

1. Plastic Tears

Glam rock from Finland. For fans of Poison, KISS, Hanoi Rocks, etc. Plastic Tears recently released their latest album, Angels With Attitude, and the positive press has been rolling in. The guys are currently booking shows to promote the album. Check out “Miss Stumbling Legs” and “Secret Society.”

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2. Mechanical Vampires

Dark pop/electronic/alternative from New Jersey. For fans of Crywolf, 30 Seconds to Mars, PVRIS, etc. Mechanical Vampires is currently working on new music. In the meantime, listen to “Gemini” and “Forget About Me.”

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3. Modern Echo

Progressive/hard rock from Wisconsin. For fans of Nothing More, A Perfect Circle, Gemini Syndrome, etc. Modern Echo has just reached their goal on their Indiegogo campaign. They are using the funds to finish the upcoming album, In Division. Here are “Break in the Sky” and their cover of Soundgarden’s “Fell on Black Days,” a tribute to Chris Cornell.

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4. Seven Year Witch

Rock & roll from South Carolina. For fans of Jack White, Silvertide, Beitthemeans, etc. Seven Year Witch will be touring relentlessly this summer and fall, opening for such acts as Buckcherry and Gin Blossoms. Check out the live performances of “Rags to Riches” and “Salty.”

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5. Morning Robots

Alternative/indie rock from France. For fans of The Black Keys, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, etc. Morning Robots’ debut EP, Nothing Like Tile For a Tango, was released in June. Here is the latest single, “Meet Me Later.”

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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 (#14)

1. Crashdïet

A glam rock/sleaze metal band from Sweden. For fans of Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Poison, etc. Crashdïet announced their new singer, Gabriel Keyes, in December of 2017 and have been touring ever since.

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2. Villa*Nova

An eclectic blend of funky pop, rock, and hip-hop from South Carolina. For fans of Mindless Self Indulgence, Beastie Boys, Rehab, etc. Villa*Nova is currently touring and working on a new single. In the meantime, check out “Hard to be Around” and “Str8 to the Bottom.”

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3. Days to Come

Rock band from Georgia. For fans of Shinedown, Alter Bridge, TesseracT, etc. Days to Come is working on their next album, tentatively scheduled to be released fall 2018.

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4. Valklix

Punk rock from Kentucky. For fans of Therapy?, The Murderdolls, Bad Religion, etc. Valklix is busy recording tracks for their upcoming album, the demos of which you can listen to on Soundcloud.

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5. At Most Fear

Hard rock/metal music from New York. For fans of All That Remains, Crown the Empire, As I Lay Dying, etc. At Most Fear is touring and have released their debut album, Wicked, available on all major streaming services (such as Spotify). Here are “Solitary” and the title track “Wicked,” featuring Fronz of Attila.

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