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10 Hidden Gems In Metal/Hardcore Music

With so many record labels, tours and thriving local scenes you probably know a lot of bands but from your area or elsewhere. We wanted to take this time to show you a few bands you may not have heard of but wont stop playing after you find them. plug in those earbuds lets fuckin go.

(PS Every band name that follows the number links to their social media)


Self Inflicted is a hard hitting 5 piece Metal/Hardcore band out of the northeast in Nashua, NH. We recommend them if you are a fan of bands like Kublai Khan, Varials or even END.


The Afterimage is a crazy talented 5 piece Progressive/Metalcore band our of Toronto, Ontario Canada and are signed to Tragic Hero Records. This is a band to jam to if you're into Volumes, The Plot In You or Elitist.


Barbarian is a 5 piece Post-Hardcore band out of Providence, RI that formed in late 2015. We deff urge you to check them out, especially if youre a fan of Vanna, Stray From The Path and/or Beartooth.


Wake is a insanely heavy Grindcore/Doom band from Calgary, Alberta Canada (Last Storm shit) that has been killing it all over since 2010 and shows no sign of stopping. This is the band to check out if you are into bands such as Cattle Decapitation or The Red Chord.


Minor Morals are a fairly new 5 piece hardcore band out of Tucson, AZ that fucking bangs. We feel given a little more time in the hardcore scene these dudes will be legit players. A great choice for fans of Incendiary, Suburban Scum and Trapped Under Ice


Wolf & Bear are a 6 piece post-hardcore band out of Sacremento, CA that formed in 2015 and are signed to Blue Swan Records. Like many on that label you should check this band out if you are a fan of Hail The Sun or Dance Gavin Dance.


Yidhra is a 4 piece Horror/Witchcraft inspired Stoner Metal band out of Los Angeles, CA signed to Black Voodoo Records. They are the perfect band is youre a fan of Red Fang and Electric Wizard. Man they're good.


Abiogenesis is an amazing 5 piece progressive metal band out of Italy. Abiogenesis is maybe one of the cleanest new bands when it comes to their instrumentals but their vocals combined are what set them apart. Definitely a band to look up if you're a fan of Make Them Suffer, Rings Of Saturn and/or After The Burial.


Black Tomb is arguably New Englands best Stoner/Doom metal band and still they are so hidden. The bands sound has been described as " Graves at Sea with Electric Wizard and Cough, and then gave the resulting demonic creature a huge bong load – that might begin to describe this band’s sound. " by CVLT NATION. Besides those bands the bands deff a great choice for fans of Bongripper, Conan and Dopethrone


Cyborg Octopus in one of the most unique bands weve come across in some time. They are a 6 piece Progressive/Jazz/Hardcore/Metal band out of San Ramon signed to Apewhale Entertainment. If you are a fan of White Arms Of Athena and Between The Buried And Me.

Thank you for reading. You can find any of these bands by clicking their name.

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