A Bunch of Newbies You Should Check Out!

It's time to check out some new bands. No frills, no promotion - just music!

For quite some time I’ve been thinking to start such series of posts featuring demos and debuts. I will be posting links to bands I have recently discovered.

I’ll be featuring my 50 cents on all my discoveries but will those newcomers make their way among your favorites it’s totally up to you. For sure there won’t be any long reviews, maybe some random thoughts here and there. Time will tell.

For now enjoy these new bands:

1 Judiciary

Judiciary were formed in 2013 or that’s what I understood from their facebook page. They’re four young folks from Lubbock, Texas playing some hardcore I’d really like to mosh to. To be honest, I’m kinda moshing right now typing this…

2 Mad At The World

Mad At The World released some songs in the spring. I first checked them out because I know some of them personally and was curious to hear what they are doing now. After a few videos from their first shows popped up online it was time for a proper recording to see the light of day… Well, they don’t disappoint with these two songs! You can feel from their lyrics that they are really mad at the world…

3 Alone

Alone just put up their new EP online. They are from Idaho, USA and I like how they are describing their band: “We play music. Come to a show and check it out.” Pretty much straight to the point for their mix of catchy riffs and melodic vocals. Niki approves!

4 En Mi Defensa

First is the full length album of the Chileans from En Mi Defensa. I’ve heard them first at last year’s Fluff Fest where they played two sets (one on the tent stage and one on the open stage). This is passionate melodic hardcore with lyrics in Spanish. As far as I remember no one in the band spoke any English and someone had to translate their stage banter. This album dates back from 2011, so definitely not a new one, but surely something not many people noticed while it was definitely worth it!

5 Ten Forward

Ten Forward is a kind of all star band with peeps from the Massachusetts scene. They’ve recorded 3 songs of melodic punk hardcore that are released only as a digital download through Get Stoked Records (hailing from Virginia, USA). I was really blowed away how catchy and energetic those 3 songs are and I demand more!

6 The King Is Blind

I saved the harshest band for dessert. It’s The King Is Blind from the UK. The metal dudes at Terrorizer described them as “pulling in influences from Death and Doom, to touches of Black and more traditional heavy metal without ever sounding forced or derivative”. I can say they were quite on spot on with this description! The King Is Blind may be too metalic for some hardcore kids, but it’s never too late to experiment with your music taste, right?

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