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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New Music (6/24 — 6/30)

Motionless In White: “Brand New Numb”

Alter Bridge: “Wouldn’t You Rather”

Betraying The Martyrs: “Parasite”

Adam Lambert: “Comin’ In Hot”

Killswitch Engage: “Unleashed”

Silverstein ft. Caleb Shomo: “Burn It Down”

ohGr: “Timebomb”

Kazaky ft. Gaspar: “Push”

Korn: “You’ll Never Find Me”

Brittany Howard: “History Repeats”

Night Club: “Your Addiction”

HellYeah: “Oh My God”

Equilibrium: “A Lost Generation”

Palaye Royale: “Fucking With My Head”

Disturbed: “No More”

Stitched Up Heart ft. Sully Erna: “Lost”

Sabaton: “Great War”

J.B.O.: “Wer Lässt Die Sau Raus?!”

Icon For Hire: “Venom”

Cold: “Shine”

The Black Keys: “Fire Walk With Me”

Doll Skin: “Outta My Mind”

Aftermath: “Gaslight”

Issues: “Tapping Out”

Neck Deep: “She’s a God”

Aviana: “Red Sky”

Bad/Love ft. Matthew Gravolin: “Nowhere Else Like Home”

Chris Young: “Drowning”

Tungsten: “We Will Rise”

Meg Myers: “Running Up That Hill”

Julia Michaels: “Hurt Again”

Grey: “Criminal”

Fitz and the Tantrums: “All The Feels”

Avi Kaplan: “Aberdeen”

Signs of the Swarm: “Malevolent Enslavement”

The Hives: “Good Samaritan”

Biting Elbows: “Control”

Ellefson ft. Mark Tremonti, Eric AK, Chris Poland, and Thom Hazaert: “Hammer Comes Down”

New Music (5/13 — 5/19)

Wheels of Fire: “Scratch That Bitch”

This Gift Is A Curse: “Monuments for Dead Gods”

Torche: “Slide”

Hate: “Sovereign Sanctity”

Autopilot: “Undisguised”

The Virginmarys: “S.O.S.4.U.N.I.”

Slipknot: “Unsainted”

HellYeah: “Welcome Home”

Meridian: “Circle The Drain”

99 Crimes: “Devil In Your Dreams”

The Hives: “I’m Alive”

The Black Keys: “Go”

Grayscale: “Painkiller Weather”

Vulvodynia ft. Martin Matousek: “Nyaope”

Volbeat: “Leviathan”

Imminence: “Saturated Soul”

Alice In Chains: “Rainier Fog”

Trivium: “Drowning In The Sound”

Flight Paths: “Washed Away”

The Beautiful Monument: “Stay”

Yonaka: “Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow”

Eat Your Heart Out: “Cold Hands”

Eat Your Heart Out: “Closer to the Sun”

One Bloody Reason: “Encore”

The Lacs: “Where My Rednecks At?”

The Treatment: “Luck of the Draw”

Crobot: “Keep Me Down”

Majesty: “Wasteland Outlaw”

Liv Sin: “Blood Moon Fever”

Take The Day: “Save Me Now”

Aviana: “My Worst Enemy”

New Music (4/22 — 4/28)

Black Label Society: “Bored To Tears”

The Black Keys: “Eagle Birds”

Roadkill: “Here Comes Trouble”

She Made Me Do It: “Broken Morning”

Vulture: “Stainless Glare”

This Gift Is A Curse: “Blood Is My Harvest”

Darkthrone: “The Hardship of the Scots”

Bloodywood: “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)”

Devil’s Gun: “Sing for the Chaos”

Sabaton: “Bismarck”

Falling Through April: “Recover // Relapse”

3Teeth: “Exxxit”

Sum 41: “Out For Blood”

Blessthefall: “Welcome Home”

Life Awaits: “Better Now”

Volumes ft. Fronzilla: “No Love”

Eluveitie ft. Randy Blythe: “Worship”

Three Days Grace: “Right Left Wrong”

FKA twigs: “Cellophane”

Dorian Electra: “Flamboyant”

Kim Petras: “Broken”

Metric: “Risk”

Mark Ronson ft. Lykke Li: “Late Night Feelings”

Hot Jam Factory: “How Do We”

Rammstein: “Radio”

Heist at Five: “Falling With Style”

Caskets: “Down”

Drawing on Scars: “Coward”

Death Angel: “The Pack”

Dorian Gray: “Save Me”

Migrant Motel: “Different Kind of Leather”

Sköld: “This is What You Get”

New Music (3/4 — 3/10)

The Shannon Woods Band: “A Song You Can Drink A Beer To”

Small Town Titans: “Shadows”

The Treatment: “Hang Them High”

Roxanne: “Girl’s Alright”

The Black Moods: “Bad News”

Sleepkillers: “Drown”

Moon Tooth: “Omega Days”

LA Guns: “Rage”

Soen: “Covenant”

Hyro the Hero: “Never Back Down”

Exumer: “Raptor”

Sacred Warrior: “Blood River”

Vampire Weekend: “Sunflower”

Vampire Weekend: “Big Blue”

Antropomorphia: “Womb ov Thorns”

scarlxrd: “STFU.”

Avatar: “Bloody Angel” (Live)

Mark C. Daniel: “Gasoline Fire”

Hardline: “Take a Chance”

Ashes to Omens: “The Conflict Within”

Inter Arma: “The Atavist’s Meridian”

The Black Keys: “Lo/Hi”

The Fallen State: “American Made”

A New Revenge: “Never Let You Go”

Cage the Elephant: “House of Glass”

Lion’s Share: “Chain Child”

Circus of Power: “Save the American Wolf”

The Sweet Things: “Dead or Worse”

The Suffers: “All I Want To Do”

Combichrist: “Hate Like Me”

Transport League: “Monster Human”

Stray Cats: “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me)”

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 (#12)

1. Stone Horses

An alternative rock band from Maryland. For fans of Jack White, The Black Keys, Highly Suspect, etc. Stone Horses has a show at Baltimore Soundstage on July 13th. Check out their first official video, “Reckless Ways.”

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2. Hand of the Tribe

A hard rock/metal band from Massachusetts. For fans of Sevendust, HellYeah, Godsmack, etc. Hand of the Tribe has recently been getting airplay on Rock Rage Radio. Listen to “Everything Is Love” and “Moonwalk” now.

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3. Gravitation

A hard rock, female-fronted band from North Carolina. For fans of New Year’s Day, Halestorm, Evanescence, etc. Gravitation has a few upcoming shows, the dates of which you can find on their Facebook. Here are “The Other Side” and “Breathe.”

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4. Within the Grey

A hard rock/metal band from Illinois. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch, etc. Within the Grey just released three new tracks, all of which are available on Spotify. Listen to “Take The Blame” here:

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5. Thrillchaser

An alternative pop/rock band from Rhode Island. For fans of CHVRCHES, Fun, Hozier, etc. Thrillchaser just released their debut album, A Lot Like Love. Check out the title track and “Like That.”

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Let’s Talk Covers (Pt. 28)

1. Rammstein: “Stripped” (Depeche Mode cover)

2. The Black Keys: “She Said, She Said” (The Beatles cover)

3. Korn: “Word Up!” (Cameo cover)