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Bands and new music for fans of deftones

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by Glytsh

Hey freaks! We are Glytsh, an all-female electronic/rap/metal duo from London. Our music aims to empower and inspire our listeners, especially amongst women and the LGBTQ+ community. Hope you enjoy our first song!!

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by First Signs Of Frost

Howdy all, we're First Signs Of Frost - proggy post-hardcore veterans from West London. We think 'Relics' is worth a spin, as it's pretty relatable to literally anyone who has dealt with a narcissist in their life, those types looking down from their ivory tower. Plus the chorus has mad hooks so...

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by headcage

This is headcage. We've spent two years crafting our sound and we're finally ready to share it. We make this music because we love it. To us there's nothing better in this world than loud, aggressive rock music and we’re incredibly happy we’ve found the people and the space to make it.

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by Control Shift

We are an up and coming hard rock band from Los Angeles, California called Control Shift. Inspired by intellectual lyricism. The band dives into post grunge with progressive rock elements. Our latest single ‘Awake’ is due to be released on May 20th.

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Reach The Unreachable

by Balmain

Balmain's "Reach the Unreachable" takes the melody and organizes chaos for a joy ride. The track is Balmain's second song from an upcoming album, slated for release this 2022, which will be mixed and mastered by Scott Middleton (Cancer Bats).

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by Giant Walker

Hey, we're Giant Walker - a Heavy Progressive Rock band from Newcastle, UK. ‘Optophobia’ is a fear of opening your eyes and the lyrics of the song are inspired, both by this, but also by the truth that our vision is merely our brain’s best guess of the world around us. We hope you dig it!!

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by Giant Walker

Hey, we're Giant Walker and this is our brand new single, 'Katoomba' and our final single before our debut album release in May! The song opens with a menacing guitar riff that undulates with an intricate, yet powerful drum groove. FFO Karnivool, Deftones, Soundgarden, Tool.

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The Patriarch

by Breaths

'The Elders' is the first single off of my upcoming sophomore album, 'Though life has turned out nothing like I imagined, it is far better than I could have dreamt.' The song is about the loss of all my grandparents starting pretty early (age 3) and into my early 20's.

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Lil Peach

by Villain of the War

Hi, we're Villain of the War from Boston, MA! We've been playing on the MA DIY circuit for a couple years now and just released an EP titled "Damn, That's Crazy", and it features some of the songs that have become staples of our set. This is a song called "Lil Peach", and we hope you enjoy it!

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Left To Wreck

by Giant Walker

Following on from their ethereal and melancholy last single, Giant Walker’s upcoming release, ‘Left To Wreck’ showcases a more progressive sound - twisting and turning through a multitude of grooves and bouncy riffs, which keep you instinctively moving throughout.

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by Black Coast

This is Black Coast's third release this year 'Ache' from the newly announced debut album Outworld', set for release 19 November via Blood Blast Distribution. On 'Ache' The 'Stokie' five-piece celebrate their brooding nu-metal KoЯn and Deftones influences, melded with their metallic hardcore sound.

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History Of Violence

by Stoneside.

We reveal our debut single, History Of Violence, on Friday 16th April. This track has a meaningful and sinister backstory. View the video and check out our sites for more.

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by Prey drive

Hey all! We are Prey Drive & you are listening to our new single Socrates, taken from our upcoming EP "Neon God" (May 28th). Expect a powerhouse of authoritative rock riffs intertwined with intricate mathematical lead lines and a dream-like ambience, with soaring vocals soaked in canorous harmonies.

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Feels Good

by Slow Death

I exist in a dystopian reality where parasites pose as philanthropists, governing us ever close to destruction. This song is a tribute to their hysteria.

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Magic Eyes

by Nights Like Thieves

Hey everyone! Our song "Magic Eyes" is a heavy, fast paced, emotional driven punk rock song featuring Sonny Sandoval from the band P.O.D. This is the first track off our 3rd EP release titled "The Forgotten" and we'd be stoked if you gave it a listen! Rock it!

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The Inciter

by Ariandelle

Hi everyone, We're Ariandelle and this is our brand new song! This track is heavy, full of aggression and is all about finally making a point to change the things in your life instead of waiting for the moment to come! We hope you all enjoy it!

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When You Think It's Right

by Post Profit

Hi everyone, we're Post Profit and this is our new single titled "When You Think It's Right" off of our upcoming album - "When You Think It's Right It's Always Wrong". The song itself is about mistrust and broken expectations and we hope you love it!

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by No Terror in the bang

No Terror in The Bang is a Cinematic Metal band from Rouen. It weaves a chiaroscuro universe, between fragility and fury.

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by Tritonic

Hector is the final track from their debut album 'Port of Spain,' A raw, frenetic and frantic mixture of punk, prog, pop, indie and metal, Tritonic show they have one foot planted in hardcore’s forms and conventions and one foot determinedly outside of it.

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After Thought

by ForeignWolf

We blend heavy alt-rock loaded with enticing hooks and monstrous riffs. With comparisons to Alexisonfire, Deftones, and Alter Bridge, we drop our new EP, Your Weapons, Your Words, which arrives on Friday 14th May. We will also reveal a new single, Alone, on Friday 5th March.

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