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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
Bathory Lost Horizon
Mudvayne Nightwish
Scanner Solemnity
Twelfth Gate Dirty Power
Helloween Nazareth
Godflesh Vaginal Carnage
Steel Attack Iron Maiden
Power of Omens Valley's Eve
Cage October 31
Pelican H.I.M.
Brainstorm Tungsten
Iced Earth Paragon
Artension The Graveyard Boulevard
Curriculum Mortis Steel Preacher
Malstrom Stryper
Guardians Of Time Axenstar
Silent Scythe Wicked Sensation
Doro Dew Scented
Silver Mountain Yngwie Malmsteen
Cryonic Temple Riot
David Shankle Group Donnerkopf
Gary Moore Marillion
Iron Angel Zaius
Joe Lynn Turner Fireaxe
Unleashed Shadows Fall
Potential Threat SF Tearabyte
Chris Caffery Internal Bleeding
Neurosis Throcult
Negative Creeps Seventh One
Tristania Feared Creation
Crowbar Motley Crue
Divine Fire Blood Red Throne
Hellfueled Requiem Aeternam
Maze Of Torment Dirt
Seige of Hate Hibria
Sabaton Yyrkoon
Carina Alfie Angtoria
Diecast Marduk
Derek Sherinian Omegalord
Soul SirkUS Gizmachi
Callenish Circle Groundcrew
Embraze Defleshed
Astarte Goddess Of Desire
Voyager Evemaster
Gemini 5 Killing Spree
Power Quest Alice Cooper
Nightvision Edenbridge
Agents Of The Sun Scar Symmetry
Nuclear Assault Loits
Before The Dawn Russell Allen
Crystal Fate Blood Thirsty Demons
ASG Sun O)))
Third Degree Algol3
Paths Of Possession Thrones
Dechrist Spellbound
God Forbid Motorhead
Vanquished Absolution
Sodom Thryfing
Naked Beggars Codeon
286 Thyrane
Scum The Berzerker
Pyramaze Athanator
Nicodemus Bludgeon
Stormcrow Dawn of Azazel
Smohalla Time Requiem
Woodtemple I
Skyforger Eighteen Visions
The Showdown Cheva
Middian Steve Cone
Blood Tsunami Diagnose: Lebensgefahr
Hardcore Superstar Lost Eden
Onslaught Battered
In This Moment Static-X
Madking Ludwig Trouble
Divine Empire Pentacle
Rob Zombie Antigama
Transmission 0 Retrospective
Malevolent Creation JR Ewing
Funeral Nation Beyond
Keep of Kalessin Temple Of Blood
Mass Extinction Averse Sefira
Shining Star Jesus Martyr
Trinacria Bullet For My Valentine
Coffins Wolfgate
Caliban Uli Jon Roth
Suffocation