Category: Best Things You’ve Never Heard

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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Hatchet Dawn

Hatchet Dawn

Official bio (www.hatchetdawn.com) – “The HATCHET DAWN debut album bound from a signature spooky dark mixture of modern heavy rock, metal and alternative music to craft a sound known as toxic horror rock, along with a touch haunting graveyard class. “It is a unique feeling to be in a band so diverse in all aspects and has a vibe like […]

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Northlane

Northlane

Official band bio/press release: “Australian Hardcore is officially out of the bag. Once the nation’s best kept secret, the mainstream has been forced to take notice of the massive underground scene that has been taken to new heights both locally and internationally with the success of bands like Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction and Dream On Dreamer. And as the […]

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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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The Bride

The Bride

Band Bio from Official Press Release: “While the story of The Bride is somewhat long for a band at an average age of 20 years old, it’s become clear that it is more or less still beginning. From local shows and house parties, the band was formed in 2006 – they changed members, released a slew of EPs and split […]

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Melody Black

Melody Black

The name Melody Black may not be familiar to the majority of you, which incidentally is why we are featuring Melody Black as one of our “best things you’ve never heard”, however those who have kept even just a casual interest in the hard rock scene in Australia over the last 20 odd years will certainly be familiar with bands […]

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Sunset Riot

Sunset Riot

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Sunset Riot have spent the last few years forging their reputation as an explosive live act with an arsenal of big riffs and even bigger ambitions.  But unlike many who crash and burn, these ambitions in Sunset Riot’s case are matched with an ability to deliver some kick ass ROCK and a work ethic that has […]

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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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King Cannons

King Cannons

“I just think that people are really hanging out for something that you can tap your feet to and relate to and get some kind of tingly feeling from, that’s what I love about music and there’s very little in new music that’s doing that for me at the moment so I’m trying to rectify that situation.” From Bio: The […]

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New Empire

New Empire

“Over the past kind of five years everything’s been slowly moving up step by step and moving forward and the release of this new album has just taken everything to the next level.” From Bio:  If it was hard to ignore New Empire before, it’s impossible now. The runaway rock outfit have already clocked up a stellar 2011 with national […]

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Heaven The Axe

Heaven The Axe

Heaven The Axe will be supporting Crashdiet in Melbourne on their upcoming Aussie tour kicking off on October 20th, 2011 (check tour details below) and we thought it was a perfect time to introduce the band to you, our fine readers! Official bio: Heaven The Axe is a 5-piece hard rock band originating from rural Australia, who have just released […]

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Diamond Sins

Diamond Sins

Diamond Sins will be supporting Crashdiet in Melbourne on their upcoming Aussie tour kicking off on October 20th, 2011 (check tour details below) and we thought it was a perfect time to introduce the band to you, our fine readers! Official bio: Diamond Sins are a deathpunk quartet hailing from Adelaide, Australia.  The band formed as a rock band that […]

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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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The Dirty Love

The Dirty Love

Band bio: “The Deep Southern Rock n Rollers The Dirty Love are back in 2011 with a Debut Album under their belt and are ready to tear the roof off a venue near you. Brothers Aaron, Mitch & Matt Damon..and brothers from another mother Aaron and Hank Richards have just completed tracking their new record ‘Black and White’ at Melbournes […]

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Spitfire Rain

Spitfire Rain

Band Bio: “Spitfire Rain are a new Melbourne based band, fronted by the mercurial Suzani Rain. Roaring,dynamic guitars lock in with the big block rhythm section, providing the backbone for Suze’s distinctive vocals and super sized melodies. Taking the DNA of great Australian acts such as The Divinyls,The Baby Animals and Rick Springfield then welding it to their unique songwriting […]

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Destroy She Said

Destroy She Said

Big, fat, chunky, pounding riffs, screaming solos, raw as razorblades vocals and a style of rock that upkeeps the tradition of the true Aussie pub rock pioneers such as Rose Tattoo, The Angels and AC/DC.  That in a nutshell is the style of rock that Destroy She Said hit us with on Music For Muscle Cars.  In the bands own […]

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Greenthief

Greenthief

If big riffing acts like Muse and Silversun Pickups appeal, check these guys out. – Richard Kingsmill (Triple J) Greenthief is a 3-piece alternative rock band hailing from Brisbane and only 3 years young, the band have not wasted any time spreading their word and music up and down the East coast of Australia crashing the indie scene with a […]

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Diamond Eye

Diamond Eye

Australia is really starting to show the world that they can produce bands of an amazing calibre, many of them could stand toe to toe with the big boys and give them a run for their money.  We feel that Diamond Eye is one of those bands.  As they’ve coined their music ‘Stadium Rock at its finest…’ and with a […]

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River Of Snakes

River Of Snakes

Official bio: “River of Snakes is a heavy Alternative-Rock band that writhes with venomous noise, wild lead breaks and a pulsating full blooded beat. Their sound is essentially straight ahead primal rock’n’roll, but it is tempered with shards of darkness, feedback/noise, dynamics and melodic punk-pop. Raul Sanchez best known for his role as guitarist in Magic Dirt and Midnight Woolf, […]

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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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Redcoats

Redcoats

Official Bio: As with most musical endeavors, Redcoats started in a suburban lounge room back in 2007. Rhys and Andrew, who travelled through primary and high school together, were later joined by vocalist Emilio. They gradually worked their way from the lounge room into the thriving Melbourne live scene. In 2009, Neil moved from the country town of Bendigo and landed […]

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White Widdow

White Widdow

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, White Widdow return with their second album, Serenade, only the best part of a year since their debut.  Retaining the same keytastic and unashamedly 80’s sound of their first album, Serenade does however cover more stylistically under the broad spectrum of AOR and melodic rock.  The album was recorded at Solid State Studios in Melbourne, Australia and […]

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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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Electrik Dynamite

Electrik Dynamite

Official Bio: There once was a time where ‘heavy metal’ was not about how low your tuning was, how brutal your vocals were or how much double kick action the drummer could belt out. Once upon a time, heavy metal encompassed more – the passion, the conviction, belief in the god of metal… oh, and the hair! That time was the […]

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