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Bands and new music for fans of mastodon



Junkbreed fully embraces the intricate relationship between rebellion and fun, blending disconcerting riffs, pulsating rhythms, and vocal lines that resonate with the effervescent DIV hardcore energy of the 90s. An explosive cocktail of rock, punk, and post-hardcore.

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by Tutherun

Hi All - we are Tutherun from Manchester, UK. This is the first two-track single from a series of four. We hope you enjoy the tune! Metal will save us all \m/

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Katoomba (Live @ Anarchy)

by Giant Walker

Hey, we're Giant Walker and this is a single from our upcoming Live album which is due to be released on the 7th June! We wanted to celebrate our debut album, 'All In Good Time', and so we decided that a live recording of the album in the format of one of our live shows would be super cool :-)

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by Hedra

We are Brit progressive metal unit HEDRA and we have unleashed a new single and video, Jackdaw, out now - . The track is lifted from our anticipatedd new EP, The Pecking Order, which drops via Devils Clause Records, on Friday 11th November.

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Rochester, NYs CHRMR consists of former and current members of Sulaco, Contrarian. However we take a different approach. Rather than the death metal/grind/hardcore leaning of those bands, CHRMR combine sludgy post-metal and noise rock in a way that's equal parts angst-driven and beautifully emotive.

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by Urzah

Hello! We're pleased to announce that URZAH are releasing their much-anticipated record titled “II”. The record is publicly released on 28/01/2022. Our new single "Greedbather" is streaming on all platforms. An accompanying music video can be found here:

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by The Last Giant

This is The Last Giant's new single Nova, a white-knuckle ride through prog metal, math rock and downright good fun. It features on our upcoming EP I: Terminus (out 4 September). We are a duo from Shetland - making us the UK's most northerly instrumental metal band...or something like that.

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by The Animal State

I am The Animal State. 'Howl, is the first single from my debut album 'Genus'. If you like Mastodon, Tool, Elder and the like, go and have a listen. Thanks.

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by Hills Like White Lions

Weaving together euphoria and melancholy, Hills Like White Lions offer a colorful bouquet of emotional and diverse music. Their self-titled debut concept album represents all of these and tells a story of love, egotism, greed, revelation and growth.

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Hi guys, this is our debut single 'Dawn Creature'. The single comes from our debut EP 'The Sacred Dissonance' and showcases everything that we are about; ethereal atmospherics, crushing crescendos, blackened fury and pulverising doom!

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MAZIAC step up with the release of their stunning track, Escapism - , taken from their explosive forthcoming new album, Forged, which lands on Friday 5th July.

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UK heavyweights VILLAINOUS have dropped a blistering new video for Obsolete which has been lifted from their much-praised self-titled debut EP, now available from all platforms.

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We are a rock band from Reykjavík Iceland who have spent a great deal of effort shovelling as much groove as we possibly can into our music. Our fan base has been completely built on word to mouth and this is our first foray into releasing music to the public.

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The Fiery God of Marrans

We're rock/metal trio from Russia, Moscow. We started in 2016 and released the debut EP 'Made of stone' in February 2019. We can't decide which our music is closer to: rock or metal and that's why you should listen and decide. :-)

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We are Dublin Rock n' Roll outfit OverLockers and first came onto the Irish Music scene in February of 2018. Drawing from a vast array of Rock influences both old and new, our energetic live shows help to deliver on the no bullshit approach to revamping the Irish Rock n' Roll scene.

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Black Water Chemistry

South Wales metal outfit Black Water Chemistry are carving out a prominent name for themselves, loaded with their brand new EP, Return To Ashes, out on Friday 31st August. Before then, the band have released the track Return To Ashes.

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UK sludge merchants, GUTLOCKER, hurl out menacing stoner thrash grooves and asylum escape vocals that merge with eerie dynamics and a hardcore grit. The groove metallers unleash their new EP, Cry Havoc!, on Friday 20th April. Prior to this, the riff slingers have just dropped the video for Bitter Me

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