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We are continuing our quest to put some new music in your ears. Here ‘s another few bands worth checking out.
1. THE BLACK SAINTS
I have to thanks my friends in the band SUNSET RIOT for pointing these guys out to me. Hearkening back to the dirty sound of the rising Hollywood bands, The Black Saints fit right in. If you like some loud, dirty, hard Rock N’ Roll These guys are your ticket. Don’t miss out, I picked up their CD, single for “Capone” and a shirt and plan on keeping them in my player for quite a while! Here’s “Capone”:
Saw these guys at the UPROAR show recently. They put on a great set and had GREAT crowd response. I got to talk to some of them for a minute and they are very humble and personable guys. Check out their video for “Remember Your Ghost” :
Dunderbeist has been at it for 6 years with the same amount of releases together with extensive touring. The Norwegian six headed locomotive embarks on their sixth release, their second one outside of Norway that follows their first international effort this year, “Black Arts & Crooked Tails” , with an album of great depth and sharper edges. Here’s “Fear and Loathing” :
4. CHERRI BOMB
Hailing from the blistering valley of Los Angeles and touted as Rock’s New Generation is Cherri Bomb, a badass all girl rock band who has already shared the stage with such bands as Filter, the supergroup Camp Freddy and toured with the Smashing Pumpkins. Check out the hard charging “Mirror Mirror” :
Since Messer’s beginning in the summer of 2009, this Dallas, Texas group has raised the attention of industry and music lovers alike.
Their music can be described as a nod to the 90’s, with their roots firmly planted in the present while still honing their original sound for 2012 and beyond. Here’s some live footage of “Coming Back Again”:
Got to interview this band a while ago and been listening to them ever since. FRETLESS might be one of the most exciting hard rock orchestras of today. This band features 3 experienced multi talented musicians with more than 25 years/member in the business. They have been compared with music giants such as Dio, Thunder, Pretty Maids and Running Wild among others. “Here We Go”:
Starseed produce some of the most satisfying melodic hard rock you’re likely to hear. Soaring melodies and epic energy, powerful, riff driven rock with electrifying stage shows, their music grasps many elements of the post grunge scene drawing influences from early Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains to the power and torment of Soil. More recent comparisons include the tenacity and energy of Stone Sour and intense melody of Alter Bridge. Check out “See Through Your Lies” live:
8. GLAMOUR OF THE KILL
“Glamour of the Kill” were formed in January 2007. They take their name from a line in a He Is Legend track – I Am Hollywood The band’s mainstream popularity was assisted by a 10/10 Metal Hammer review for their debut demo ep Through the Dark They March. This led to tours with Bullet for My Valentine, Darkest Hour and Avenged Sevenfold. “Feeling Alive” :
9. STELLAR BY NIGHT
Got to see these guys live as well as interview them. Melodic hooks, outstanding vocals, and engaging stage presence are what this band is about. A hard-working band that does their homework. The band name is a descriptive theme chosen to represent the group’s belief and path to success. Stellar-(defined as, “pertaining to stars”), By Night-(defined as, “faster than usual”, or “overnight”). “Wink Of An Eye” will stick in your head for quite a while:
10. FOX AND THE LAW
A young band from Seattle WA that throws back to the early sound of Rock N’ Roll. Bluesy, raw, and unafraid to show their roots, this band has what it takes to stand out! : “Feel So Blue” :
now you’ve heard it!