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On the Horizon: 5 Bands to Watch in 2017!
2/24/2017 7:18:02 PM by Frank Hill





Heavy metal and hard rock isn't an unexplored phenomenon. Its musical landscape is in its fifth decade, leading many to wonder just how many stones are truly left unturned. The two genres have been expanded into countless hybrids, offshoots and sub-genres that leave even experienced fans like myself a bit overwhelmed. Now, with so many streaming avenues it's hard to even find a playlist or album to turn on without going down the rabbit hole of endless visuals and recommendations. I've narrowed down five bands to watch. The criteria? They have to be new bands with no more than two official full-length album releases. I am straying from extreme music because its future doesn't excite me that much. This list features youthful, energetic bands that play a form of hard music that's electrifying and speaks to me in some way.

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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
The Kovenant Scanner
BloodDuster Poisonblack
Grave Digger Anthrax
Kalibas Gun Barrel
Seven Witches Helloween
Overkill Circle II Circle
Majesty Wizard
Late Nite Romeo Power of Omens
Black Label Society Alchemy X
Vyndykator October 31
Ion Vein SelfInflicted
Iced Earth Artension
Victory Savatage
Mnemic Krisiun
DevilDriver Probot
Body Count Out of the Lair
Hard Echo Volbeat
Shiva Death Angel
Silver Mountain Exodus
Wolf Velvet Revolver
Gary Moore Zaius
Feinstein After Forever
Black Destiny Dio
Medusa Eternal Flight
Chris Caffery Necrodemon
Dark Ruin Acheron
Overlorde Agnostic Front
Jackyl Twisted Sister
Triumph Bloody Sign
Rottweiller Miles Beyond
Blood Red Throne Corrosion Of Conformity
Impaled Hellfire
Carbomb Darkthrone
Samael Boomerang
Pure Inc Axel Rudi Pell
Manntis Mirador
Naglfar Slik Helvetika
Love Forsaken Impaled Nazarene
Holy Blood Clutch
Flotsam & Jetsam Nuclear Assault
Octavia Sperati Peccatum
Black Majesty Armored Saint
ASG Savage Circus
Even X Crystal Ball
Spellbound Doomfoxx
Urizen Chain Collector
The Classic Struggle Sinocence
Dogs Of Winter Torture Killer
Khold Detonation
Virgin Steele Early Man
Fallen Wisdom Second Shadow
Across Tundras Cannibal Corpse
Poison Steep
Firehouse Boris
Cryptopsy Silver Dirt
Warrant (Amer) Bal-Sagoth
The Furor Royal Hunt
Hydrogyn Dendura
Psycroptic Vicious Rumors
Abominant Anata
Enochian Crescent Sathanas
Escape The Fate Better Left Unsaid
Centinex Phazm
Twisted Into Form Warmachine
The Gathering Threat Signal
Onslaught Dream Theater
Madking Ludwig Grenouer
Marc Sasso White Willow
Trouble The Prophecy
Rob Zombie Denial Fiend
Faith And Fire Keldian
Spheric Universe Experience Night Ranger
Alkemyst Averse Sefira
40 Below Summer Witchfinder General
SOS Godhead
Equilibrium The More I See
Papa Roach Something Beautiful
Mustasch Crown The Lost