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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.

See the bands here: [Full Column Link]


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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
· Demons and Wizards· Sinner
· Slipknot· Chaingunn
· BloodDuster· Dokken
· Disturbed· Solemnity
· Grave Digger· Narziß
· Anthrax· Deranged
· Twisted Tower Dire· Commit Suicide
· Seven Witches· Godsmack
· Fozzy· Mortician
· Legend· Powergod
· Alchemy X· Goat Horn
· Saint· Catch 22
· Biomechanical· Fireball Ministry
· Sevendust· Artension
· The Graveyard Boulevard· Runemagick
· Lanfear· Malstrom
· Duke· Brides of Destruction
· Out of the Lair· Dreamaker
· Force Of Evil· Death Angel
· I Hate Sally· Superchrist
· Scala Mercalli· Bang The Union
· Freakhouse· Outworld
· Epica· Graveland
· Nova Lex· Low Earth Orbit
· U.D.O.· Lonewolf
· Judas Priest· Dimmu Borgir
· Vox Tempus· Dream Evil
· Final Dawn· Unearth
· Eternal Flight· Scavenger
· Valume Nob· Necrodemon
· Throcult· Haunted By Angels
· Made of Iron· Feared Creation
· Paradise Lost· Scenteria
· Crionics· Requiem Aeternam
· Hellfire· Mechanical Poet
· Chuck Schuldiner· Backyard Babies
· Crimson Moonlight· Argument Soul
· Kaamos· Alex Skolnick Trio
· Novembers Doom· Axel Rudi Pell
· Strapping Young Lad· Burden Of Grief
· Shade Empire· Hatesphere
· Mirador· Slough Feg
· Testament· Voyager
· Prowler Inc.· Gaia
· Alice Cooper· To The Bone
· Mercyful Fate· The Atomic Bitchwax
· Russell Allen· Armored Saint
· ASG· Bolt Thrower
· Algol3· Paths Of Possession
· Thrones· Dechrist
· The Tenth Circle· Dogs Of Winter
· Khold· Detonation
· Early Man· Brother Hawk
· Fallen Wisdom· Sepultura
· Blackmore's Night· Cannibal Corpse
· Valhalla· Viron
· Cavalar· Dream Or Nightmare
· Abysmal Dawn· Jotunspor
· Vengeance· Space Odyssey
· She Said Destroy· Swashbuckle
· Shadows Within· The Ruins of Beverast
· Zero Hour· Anata
· The Abominable Iron Sloth· Zoroaster
· Mastodon· Lupara
· Sathanas· Steve Cone
· Handful of Hate· Melechesh
· With Passion· Threat Signal
· Dream Theater· In This Moment
· Necrophobic· Merciless Death
· Marc Sasso· Cattle Decapitation
· White Willow· Mendeed
· Mithras· Katrina Johansson
· Rob Zombie· Since the Day
· Manes· Retrospective
· Hearse· Cauldron
· Mass Extinction· I Shalt Become
· Bilocate· Ride The Sky
· Demonic Symphony· The Obsessed
· Burzum· SOS
· To-Mera· Puscifer
· The More I See· End of Man
· Sin· Nasty Idols
· DC4· Raven
· Suspyre