Category: International

Drug Under

Drug Under

From Bio:  From the Mile High City of Denver Colorado comes DRUG UNDER, an explosive 5 piece hard rock/melodic metal band that got it start as the underground alt/nu metal band, SICK (“Seize The Day”). Featuring the dynamic musicianship of brothers Aaron & Eric Greenwall on bass & lead guitar respectively, progressive rock drummer Mike Crisler (former- Angelic Rage), rhythm […]

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Reverse Grip

Reverse Grip

From Official Bio: Reverse Grip is a super high energy hard rock band formed by Dru, Sean and Dylan Broda, Three real Brothers from Toronto, Canada.  Living in Australia, Dru and Sean began writing music that would ultimately create Reverse Grip.  Sean had been playing guitar and had studied privately since he was 9 and his love for the face […]

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The Rockford Heroes

The Rockford Heroes

Official Bio: “The Rockford Heroes is a hardrock/heavy metal band who managed to find a sound which is both unique and still very natural and easy to listen to. No matter if you like the very early hardrock from the end of the 60s, the more intricate from the 70s, the polished from the 80s or modern rock bands, The […]

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Fools For Rowan

Fools For Rowan

From Official Press Release: “Fools for Rowan, the Nashville based rock band, is set to release a new album and music video in 2012. It has been almost two years since the band has released new material. Fools For Rowan has written most of their record while on tour over the last year and recently started recording the new songs. […]

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Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman is a prolific songwriter, producer, singer, multi instrumentalist, actor, and published author. His 12 year career has produced as many records, all ambitiously creative and defying category. The 6 times nominated 2 time juno award winner has enjoyed radio success in Europe and Canada and has written songs for celebrated artists the world over. Workman’s production work (18 […]

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David Myles

David Myles

From Bio: With Into the Sun David Myles whisks us away on an exhilarating musical adventure that explores his long-time love of Brazilian and African music. Already known for his versatility and ability to fuse styles, David takes us further afield with this record by introducing rhythms and instrumentation most often reserved for world music audiences. The result is a […]

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Yukon Blonde

Yukon Blonde

Official Tour Press Release: “Yukon Blonde are one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Until now. Vancouver’s acclaimed contribution to the world of enigmatic folk/country/indie-rock have amassed a loyal fan base in their home country, but their sun-drenched melodies (reminiscent of a far sunnier climate than from whence they sprung!) and lush harmonies have recently captured the attention of a much […]

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Battle Beast

Battle Beast

Official Bio: “BATTLE BEAST were born in the year 2008 in Helsinki, Finland in order to represent the traditional Heavy Metal sound – bringing you high screams, old school riffs and strong choruses. In a nutshell: power! In May 2010, BATTLE BEAST had the big opportunity to support ex-Iron Maiden singer BLAZE BAYLEY as they were performing in Finland during […]

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The Dear And Departed

The Dear And Departed

From Official Bio:  For a band that has surprisingly stayed under the mainstream radar, The Dear and Departed have already accomplished far more than other bands with greater notoriety. Their 2007 debut full length, Something Quite Peculiar, earned an “AP Recommends” nod from tastemakers at Alternative Press and spawned a video that was featured on MTV.com. Other impressive features include […]

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Sencelled

Sencelled

Official Bio: “Sencelled is a Swedish four-piece rock band from a suburb just north of Stockholm. Their music is essentially melody-driven rock (not that far from AOR) with a twist of the power pop of say, Rick Springfield – mixed with a small part of the Green Day of the 90’s.  It’s music from the heart, about love, suburban life […]

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Luger Boa

Luger Boa

From Official Bio: LUGER BOA is the brainchild of Jimmy Christmas and the result of a multitude of strange influences and experiences touring Europe, Japan, Australia & The USA as singer/guitarist with NZ garage rock heroes the D4, who wowed audiences at all the major festivals, appeared on major US TV shows Letterman & Jimmy Kimmel Live, and sold in […]

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I Am Giant

I Am Giant

From Bio:  Live the band are a force to be reckoned with, as countless audiences around the world can attest. From headlining sold-out NZ tours, Big Day Out Auckland and Sydney, and Homegrown, to Tiger Translate parties in Vietnam, Camden Barfly, Levi’s Hong Kong, Quiksilver World Pro Bali, Big Night In Singapore, Viper Room LA, Mercury Lounge New York, British […]

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Relevant Discord

Relevant Discord

Official band bio courtesy of (www.relevantdiscord.com) – “Relevant Discord is a modern rock act whose roots find ground in the raw angst and energy of the post-grunge movement yet whose branches of sound find distinction with the beauty and tension of string work and occasional dissonant elements. Lyrically, RELEVANT DISCORD’s work captures a depth, intensity, and honesty often found absent […]

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Trucker Diablo

Trucker Diablo

From Bio:  TRUCKER DIABLO began in early 2008 as four friends coming together collectively as a group to play music they loved and that defined them as individuals. This soon became an unstoppable machine through the local support of fans and the internet. Quickly they were hailed as a Northern Ireland super group due to the band members successful past. […]

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Captain Black Beard

Captain Black Beard

From Bio: Captain Black Beard made it’s live debut on the 31st of October 2009 and has since been playing most of the clubs in Stockholm. At the end of 2010 the band decided to pick it up a notch and record a full length album. Having been in talks with the biggest rock producers in Sweden – Chips Kiesby […]

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De Van

De Van

Official bio from www.devanband.com:  “De Van´s journey began when Eric De Van met producer Tord Bäckström and Stefan Åberg in 2007. Eric had been hired to do the vocals for a theme song for a show to be aired on MTV. The young singer´s impressive potential was immediately recognized by Bäckström and they decided to team up. The song writing […]

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Monster Truck

Monster Truck

Official bio courtesy www.ilovemonstertruck.com: “There’s something comforting about a band name that delivers exactly what you are expecting to hear… In 2009, these four Canadians came together as Monster Truck, as somewhat of a side project for their other more serious bands (The Reason, Saint Alvia), but their original plans of getting wasted and playing sloppy rock got twisted into […]

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The Gloria Story

The Gloria Story

Official Bio: “The Gloria Story celebrates an era when bands used to dress up before they went on stage – to make sure the visual experience was as entertaining and jaw dropping as the music.  Also, The Gloria Story’s lack of self respect is obvious – they stop at nothing to pull off one of the most entertaining shows in […]

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Sandness

Sandness

Born out of a desire to create, and proudly influenced by, 80’s glam metal, Sandness from Italy are a band of young hard rockers that you need to keep in your sights.  Having released their 2nd demo Life Without Control in May 2011, the band are set to capitalise on the interest shown in them thus far and will be […]

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Adept

Adept

From Official Bio: “From a country with an existing and strong metal identity the young innovators – the band’s mode age is still only 23 – Adept have taken Swedish fans and metal itself into the future. Since the early days, the sound has tightened as their pool of influence has broadened incorporating and weaving in elements of modern US hardcore, […]

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Grand Design

Grand Design

Formed in Sweden in 2006, the mission of Grand Design is a simple one, to capture that big 80’s rock sound and songs…and that they certainly do!  Having released their first album Time Elevation in 2009, they captured the melodic rock world by storm and capped it off with an appearance at the iconic Firefest Festival in the UK. Now […]

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Tim Chaisson

Tim Chaisson

From Bio:  With three solo albums under his belt and the independent musical gem ‘Broken Hearted Beat’ with his band Morning Fold, Chaisson is on a fast rise to dominating his genre. A quick glimpse of his achievements over the past two years reveals an enviable onslaught of accolades: a performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics, awards for Songwriter of […]

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The City Calls

The City Calls

From Bio:  The City Calls are an exciting, fresh and energetic Pop-Punk band from the UK’s South Coast, armed with a host of impressive catchy songs. The band was formed in January 2009 and includes members: Lucas Hardy on vocals, guitarists Scotty Perry and Darren Ledwich, bassist Chris Aldridge and drummer John Plummer. The band released their debut single ‘Take […]

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Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Greece, famous for the Olympics and I’m sure plenty of other awesome things, but when you think Greece, you probably don’t think amazing AOR and Melodic Rock, well change what you’re thinking, and check out Wild Rose.  These guys know what they’re doing and if their debut album ‘Half Past Midnight’ is anything to go by, you should be hearing […]

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Teenage Casket Company

Teenage Casket Company

When I first discovered Nottingham based Teenage Casket Company (TCC) some 7 or 8 years ago, what I found in this casket was indeed a “best kept secret”, a band that captured the essence of the anthemic power rock that I love best.  From 2003 until 2007 the band independently released 2 cracking CD’s, produced a film clip for Don’t […]

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The Friday Nights

The Friday Nights

Official bio:  It’s a long way from the blistering cold of Stockholm to the sunny beaches of southern California. This, however, doesn’t concern Swedish powerpop trio The Friday Nights. What they sound like? Well, you know that feeling you have when you are on the early stretch of the highway as you go through gear after gear to pick up […]

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The Samurai Cab Co.

The Samurai Cab Co.

The Samurai Cab Co. – now there’s a band name that you won’t forget that easily, and I tell you what, nor will you forget their infectious brand of power pop rock in a hurry either.  Hailing from Connecticut, USA, some of you may already be familiar with Chris McCarvill, the bands lead vocalist and bass player, current member of […]

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Dynazty

Dynazty

Having just released their killer second album, Knock You Down, the Stockholm, Sweden based Dynazty have a collection of storming melodic hard rock songs that are set to propel the band amongst the leaders of the Swedish contingent of rock bands dominating the hard rock scene worldwide such as Crashdiet, H.E.A.T and Crazy Lixx.  Having formed in 2007 and with […]

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The Great Valley

The Great Valley

Catchy Power Pop Rock music just isn’t done that much anymore, and that makes me somewhat sad as it should be a genre taking over the Universe.  Luckily a band like The Great Valley has come along to keep that tradition of hooks and catchy choruses going and they should be thanked for that.  We thought them so very worthy […]

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Fenrik Lane

Fenrik Lane

Hailing from a country that is best known musically for producing Black Metal bands, Norway’s melodic rock trio Fenrik Lane are the latest band from Australian based Melodic Rock Records to be featured as one of our “best things you’ve never heard”. Whilst firmly entrenched in the roots of melodic rock, Fenrik Lane also have a very distinct commercial modern […]

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