Epic darkcrust from Hannover & Hamburg, Germany.
Silverstein is a 5-piece post-hardcore band from Burlington, Ontario. The band name was taken from the famous children's author Shel Silverstein. After several lineup changes, the band acquired Billy Hamilton, a local fan who learned of the band's need for a bassist on the Internet message board "The 905 Board" (an Ontario area outreach board which used to be for local musicians). In Christmas of 2001, he joined the band after Told helped him learn the music for the songs. Following a rehearsal on Boxing Day (December 26) in 2001, he officially debuted with Silverstein.
Burn Down Hollywood are a Post-Hardcore/Ambient Metal band from Brisbane, Australia. The band plays regularly in Brisbane and is supporting Enter Shikari on their two shows this year. You can find their songs at http://www.triplejunearthed.com/artists/View.aspx?artistid=31784
or on their myspace page
‘Scream! Shout! Say Nothing’ is a group of close friends from Hertfordshire, who came together with the sole intention of making truly honest music with no specific sounds in mind, and free of boundaries set by genre or fashion. People are growing irritated that styles of music once dictated by emotion and cathartic expressionism have become subservient to image, pigeonholes and cynical mass marketing by the music industry as a whole.
One of the Highlands most exciting young metal/screamo bands, delivering amazing on stage shows and a soon to be released first EP. You'll have to do a lot of digging to find a band in the same genre that are as hard working, friendly and lovable....you may even find there are little to none in the North at least. Now with a five piece line-up, Fallen Riot are set to strike down the people that dismissed them in the past and show that even Metal has a place in the Highlands. Keep Rocking, Fallen Riot.
Orakai are a five piece female fronted metal band from South London. Orakai have been in their current line up for 2 years and have shared the stage with many bands including, Bane, Stampin Ground, Skindred, Devil Sold His Soul, Shaped By Fate, Sacred Mother Tongue, The Ghost Of A Thousand, Hed(pe), Brujeira. Quotes:
Metal Hammer - september 08 issue supporting BANE
"it's south london support Orakai who dominate tonight. Armed with fresh songs, their frenzied thrash fills the floor....ultimately, Bane follow tonight. It's Orakai who lead."
The City Ignites are a 5 piece hardcore/metal/screamo band from Fife, Scotland. The band has been in existence since early 2007 and are now working harder than ever after a member change which has made the band what they are today. Made popular by their distinct variation of heavy metal, the band have played a vast number of gigs with a number of artists. oThe band have currently released 2 CD's (The first of which under the previous alias of Tempest Flight), the most recent of the 2 "After The Crash" has quickly become popular in the metal community and recieved much praise.
Worn In Red hail from the long-standing promised land of thick, blistering hardcore; Virginia. They share hometowns in both Richmond and Charlottesville, drinking deep from a rich history of since-fallen bands like Sleepytime Trio, Hoover, Four Hundred Years, Maximillian Colby, Action Patrol, and Frodus, while also paying tribute to contemporary titans Planes Mistaken For Stars, Glass and Ashes, and Hot Water Music.
Mea Culpa is a trance artist. "Recent feature stars Denim & Leather hit the nail on the head (or rather plunged it ruthlessly through with a clawhammer, splintering the cranium): most metal music is boring. One could easily discount it as a dead-end genre pursued by too many bands, plodding the same endlessly recycled formulaic terrain with the mobility of a limbless, heavily pregnant walrus flailing around on its back in a pool of pea soup carrying about as much tonal grace as the ungodly braying of said beast.