1. King 810 - K5: follow my tears (Flint, Michigan)
Your favorite band’s favorite band.
2. Conjureth - The Parasitic Chambers (San Diego, California)
Genre: Death Metal
Death Metal in the ways of old.
3. Still_bloom - euphoria_ (International)
Genre: Metalcore / Nu-Metal
still_bloom is an international audio entity based out of the usa and the uk.
capturing the anathema of alienation and paranoia, still_bloom delivers a chaotic experience that is driven by sheer existential terror and emotional suffering.
you shall all become as gods.
4. Astral Moon - Into Solar Abyss (Rochester, New York)
Genre: Psychadelic / Doom Metal
Astral Moon is a one-man doom metal band formed in Rochester, NY in 2020. Fronted by Aidan Amy, he has since released one full-length album in 2021, Astral Necromancy, and has announced his second full-length, Into Solar Abyss, set to release 1/25/23. Amy draws influence from bands like Electric Wizard, Black Sabbath, Sleep, Type O Negative, Woods of Ypres, and The Doors to create a psychedelic, fuzzy atmosphere - with a pinch of gothic doom. As an experienced saxophonist, he began incorporating sax solos into his songs with ‘Beneath the Coffin Grain’, adding a unique sound to doom. Prior to Astral Moon, Amy had a history of experimental electronic projects between 2017 - 2020. Some of these include the 90’s rave-inspired ‘Think’ and the gritty, industrial soundscape ‘Morte Pandemic’. He began making metal under the moniker of ‘Sister Constriction’ in mid 2020, producing a demo EP with an industrial thrash sound. He later abandoned the project and began putting his passion for doom metal into motion with the creation of Astral Moon by the end of the year.
5. Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here (Mableton, Georgia)
Combining feel-good positivity, druggy weirdness, and wild ATLian flair into a style he termed "bubblegum trap," rapper Lil Yachty scored his first platinum single with "One Night" (2016). Within two years, he had a pair of Top Ten albums with Teenage Emotions (2017) and Lil Boat 2 (2018), and a Grammy nomination via DRAM's "Broccoli," on which he was featured. Between the release dates of those proper albums for the Quality Control label, Yachty's approach shifted from a reliance upon willfully off-key singing and lackadaisical rhyming to that of a comparatively traditional MC, albeit with his irreverent sense of humor still gamely displayed. His style continued to evolve with his following recordings, including 2020's Lil Boat 3 and 2021's Michigan Boy Boat. Born Miles McCollum in the metropolitan Atlanta city of Mableton, Yachty began to break in 2015, when Drake's OVO Sound Radio aired his bizarre and singsongy "Minnesota." He truly crossed over in 2016. During the year, he released Lil Boat and Summer Songs 2, his first two commercial mixtapes for the emergent Quality Control Music The former featured "Minnesota" along with "One Night," a woozy party cut that reached number 30 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, cracked the Hot 100, and went platinum. Also during the year, he was featured on DRAM's "Broccoli" and Kyle's "iSpy," both of which went Top Ten pop, and was part of Chance The Rapper's Top Ten release Coloring Book. "Broccoli" was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Coloring Book took the award for Best Rap Album. Yachty continually added to his secondary discography as a collaborator, most visibly beside Carly Rae Jepsen on a remake of Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two," but during 2017 and 2018, he directed most of his energy toward his first two proper albums. Teenage Emotions, issued in May 2017, peaked in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, highlighted with the charting single "Peek a Boo," featuring Migos, Yachty returned the following March with Lil Boat 2, on which he sounded more like a traditional rapper with greater emphasis on enunciated verses and a reduction in off-key vocalizations. Following 2022's "Humble," a collaboration with Diplo , he scored a minor hit with the solo track "Poland."
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