1. Darko - Oni
Darko, a deathcore/metalcore duo from the minds of vocalist Tom Barber (Chelsea Grin, ex-Lorna Shore) and drummer Josh “Baby J” Miller (Emmure, ex-Glass Cloud). - Mike Reitemeier at The New Fury
2. Dropkick Murphys - This Machine Still Kills Fascists (Quincy, Massachusetts)
Genre: Celtic Punk
After 26 years, Boston’s Dropkick Murphys put down their pencils, picked up their acoustic guitars, and wrote an album of songs around some previously unseen Woody Guthrie lyrics. The power of Woody’s words meets the urgency of Dropkick Murphys' music on This Machine Still Kills Fascists.
3. Coldworld - Isolation (Leipzig, Germany)
Genre: Black Metal
Creating soundscapes of isolation since 2005.
4. Within Destruction - Lotus (Slovenia)
Within Destruction are the masters of keeping their listeners guessing. Following hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2020 album Yokai, it was hard to guess what the Slovenian outfit would do next, but latest singles ’Nightmare’ ‘Survival’ and ‘Dying World’ have shown a whole new dimension to the bands sound, gaining the band many new fans whilst cementing their already impressive fanbase.‘Toxic’ continues Within Destructions new release cycle and is out on the 23rd September 2022. The album ‘Lotus’ then drops on 30th September 2022. Over the campaign, the band have already had support from Lambgoat, Triple J, Idobi Howl, Invicta Magazine, Metal Trenches, Riot Vision and more. The band have already surpassed 24 million streams on Spotify alone across their previous releases, and have no intention of slowing down. Fresh from touring Asia, Australia, and USA, the band head out on an extensive UK/EU tour to promote the album with Space Of Variations, Bound In Fear and Earth Caller.
5. Mamalarky - Pocket Fantasy (Atlanta, Georgia)
“Mamalarky’s tenderly tangled indie rock has the internal logic of ridiculous jokes shared between band members after spending weeks on the road together. In 2020, the young Atlanta-based quartet had more than enough time in each other’s company to develop an idiosyncratic musical language. The sum of friendships and collaborations dating back to their teenage years, the band’s debut album (Fire Talk 2020) melds flashy instrumental moves with head-sticking hooks and lovesick lyrics welcoming anyone into their private world. While Mamalarky are ostensibly an indie-pop group, they stand out from the laid-back melancholy moods of contemporaries with complex instrumental interplay that inspires lean-forward listening.” - Jesse Locke for Pitchfork
6. Aviana - Corporation (Norrköping, Sweden)
Swedish Alternative Metal act AVIANA are back in 2021 with frontman Joel Holmqvist introducing a new era of the band since the release of 'Epicenter' in 2019. Recent releases via German label Arising Empire in have all the elements you look for in a modern Metal band. The new album 'Corporation' which is described rather as a collection of singles will be out via Arising Empire on 30th of September 2022.
7. Regulate - S/T (New York, NY)
Breaking onto the hardcore scene in 2013, New York’s Regulate have shown a resillent and earnest approach in everything they do. This rings true on the band’s upcoming self-titled LP that will drop September 30th on their new label home, Flatspot Records. The ten tracks on the album developed organically throughout the brunt of the pandemic, inspiring vocalist Sebastian Paba’s most personal lyrics to the date. Regulate has always been an outlet for vulnerability - the band’s latest album In the Promise of Another Tomorrow (2018) shined with commentary on identity and power structure complimented by explosive musicianship. Regulate takes the band to another level, teetering between a traditional hardcore sound and something more striking, pulling additional inspiration from Latin music and R&B. Paba effortlessly handles both screams and what might be the catchiest clean vocal delivery in the entire genre while pushing forth thoughts on serious topics like genocide against indigenous peoples and more light-hearted notes of just loving making music.Having already shared the stage with a heavy list of bands like Terror, Backtrack, Glassjaw, Madball, and Burn, the band is prepped to get back to touring steadily in 2022. They’ll hit the road with Vein.fm and Candy this summer and are also slated for numerous festival appearances.Heading into a new album cycle, ambitions are high for Regulate, but they don’t mind leaving a few things up to interpretation.
8. Tactosa - DIY Autopsy (Single) (Tampa, Florida)WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE:
Central Florida based Tactosa takes the raw, crushing sound of early Deathcore into the modern day. Piercing high vocals, groovy drums and brutally heavy riffs, combined with modern hardcore and death metal influences, makes Tactosa feel like a fresh return to form for the genre.
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