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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
· Anvil· Loudness
· Nightwish· Deceased
· Kataklysm· Gun Barrel
· Solace· Circle II Circle
· Majesty· Ring of Fire
· Ravage· Carnal Forge
· Cage· H.I.M.
· Brainstorm· Agony Divine
· King Diamond· Hypocrisy
· Murdercycle· Slayer
· Fraise· Wicked Sensation
· Defiled· Three Inches of Blood
· Volbeat· Force Of Evil
· Shiva· Drowning Pool
· Devil To Pay· UFO
· Bleeding Inc· Skyfire
· Van Helsing’s Curse· Metalium
· Lonewolf· Iron Angel
· Zaius· Black Zodiac
· Shadows Fall· Wintersun
· Aina· Lullacry
· Medusa· Six Feet Under
· Anger· The 7 Method
· Rush· Creed
· Betrayer· Fifth Cross
· Feared Creation· Kamelot
· Impaled· Veni Domine
· Necrophagia· Strikelight
· Carina Alfie· Darkthrone
· Crimson Moonlight· Cemetary
· Marduk· Freedom Call
· Axel Rudi Pell· Soul SirkUS
· Kinrick· Defleshed
· Sothis· Naglfar
· Subterranean Masquerade· Unshine
· Secrets She Kept· Nuse
· Monolithe· Horna
· Supagroup· Sebastian Bach
· Wetwork· Warchild
· Loits· The Atomic Bitchwax
· Before The Dawn· Winterfell
· Algol3· Shattersphere
· Arthemis· Dechrist
· Infliction· Wolfmother
· Sinocence· Detonation
· Virgin Steele· Vanquished
· Hate· Grimfist
· Nobody's Fool· Craft
· Sepultura· Naked Beggars
· Nikki Puppet· Dissection
· Moonspell· The Ocean
· The Smackdown· Speed/Kill/Hate
· 8th Sin· Apiary
· Gorgoroth· Time Requiem
· From the Grave· Shadows Within
· Zero Hour· Pump
· The Finals· Wastefall
· Oblomov· Thy Majestie
· Steve Cone· Warmachine
· Fu Manchu· Omnium Gatherum
· Blood of the Black Owl· Gotthard
· Aborted· Wuthering Heights
· Blut Aus Nord· Hearse
· Himsa· Glenn Hughes
· Cockpit· Last Stone Cast
· Bible Of The Devil· End of Man
· Something Beautiful· Dark Castle