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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
Anvil Loudness
Sinner Regurgitate
Goatwhore December
Dirty Power Warhorse
Crematorium Vyndykator
Conquest Pyn Siren
H.I.M. Tungsten
Evolution Byfist
Black Sabbath Shakra
Catch 22 Inner Rage of Emotion
The Graveyard Boulevard Rage
Malstrom Guardians Of Time
Tad Morose Windseeker
Primal Fear Body Count
Dreamaker Neverland
Tesla Node
Black Stone Cherry Babylon Mystery Orchestra
downBleed W.A.S.P.
Spiral Madness De Lirium's Order
Schenker/ Pattison Summit Joe Lynn Turner
Skeletonwitch Lilitu
Beaten Back To Pure Nashville Pussy
Otep Eternal Flight
Megadeth Age Of Silence
Polterchrist Witchburner
Within Temptation Seventh One
Jackyl Twisted Sister
Triumph Kinetic
Paradise Lost Crowbar
Gods Of Fire Image
Impaled Icarus Witch
Apocalyptica Chuck Schuldiner
Backyard Babies Wolverine
Alex Skolnick Trio Pure Inc
Bruce Dickinson Drunkard
Kryoburn Sinisthra
Pro-Pain Nightrage
Ivory Knight Raging Speedhorn
Agents Of Man Mirador
Graveworm Subterranean Masquerade
Kult ov Azazel Evemaster
Gemini 5 Sebastian Bach
Alice Cooper Edenbridge
Nuclear Assault Pagan's Mind
Dirty Americans Barcode
Ewigkeit Spellbound
Dreamland Doomfoxx
Vile Dragonlord
Dogs Of Winter Detonation
Vanquished Nocturnal Rites
Absu Machina
Early Man Sodom
Mental Care Foundation Naked Beggars
Blackmore's Night Wolves in the Throne Room
The Berzerker Leviathan/Sapthuran
Phoenix Mourning Down Factor
Dream Or Nightmare Dreams of Damnation
The Furor The Strongest Proof
Dawn of Azazel Fragments of Unbecoming
Gorgoroth Vengeance
Swashbuckle Psycroptic
Hurt Semargl
Teeth of the Hydra Eighteen Visions
Obtest The Showdown
With Passion Threat Signal
Dream Theater Crescent Shield
Marc Sasso White Wizzard
Hacride Glorior Belli
Temple Of Blood Keldian
Diamond Dogs Spheric Universe Experience
Night Ranger Pathology
Dantesco Alkemyst
Averse Sefira Orthodox
Bilocate Demonic Symphony
Jesus Martyr Pop Evil
Blood Haven Straight Line Stitch
Manilla Road The Lamp of Thoth
Deadsea Place Of Skulls
Cursed Ihsahn
Mustasch Raven
Suspyre Sister Sin
Dark Castle