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Bands and new music for fans of system-of-a-down

Fear & Fortune


We're an alternative metal 3-piece & this track is from our upcoming new album. We've previously released an album & EP mixed/mastered by Justin Hill of SikTh to critical acclaim, played Tech-Fest 2023 & shared stages with bands like Destrage, Black Orchid Empire, Exist Immortal & Skarlett Riot.

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by BE N!CE

Hello! We're BE N!CE, a 4-piece heavy punk band from London who's just released the first of 3 entirely self-produced songs that we're putting out this summer. 'Ghosts' was the first song we wrote together as a band and has been tried and tested MANY times live. Hope you like it!

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Hey guys, we are MUDSHARK, a rock/metal band from London, UK, currently releasing our debut EP “ZLV”. This is our favourite track of the EP and probably the most straightforward “metal” track on the EP. Beautiful vocals and lyrics, with a definite chorus that’ll get stuck in your head.

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by The Fires Below

We are UK heavy rock quartet, THE FIRES BELOW, and our new EP, Masquerade, is out Friday 1st September. We have also just released the single and video of the EP’s namesake out now. Please watch the video, here - .

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by Gnarlah

Creeper is an insight into how Gnarlah began. Having been in their set since day one, the latest release from the Alt-Rock trio draws inspiration from generation-shaping TV like Black Mirror. Introducing the band's fascination with analysis of control and influence

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KC Shuffle

by Broken Jaw

Oi oi, we are the rowdy Punk Metal band Broken Jaw and you're watching / listening to our huge debut single, KC Shuffle. Go follow us and make a gig!

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We're a London-based 3-piece who enjoy and infuse music from the whole range of the rock/metal spectrum. Check our our new single 'Acid' with a brand new animated music video!

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Exploding Whale

by Space Pistol

Evening!!! We’re a 4 piece British alt rock/grunge band hailing from Milton Keynes and Buckingham YOU NEED TO HESR THIS!!!

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Hello all! We are CHANG from Bristol here with another single from our up-coming album. A hard, fast, intense musical chocolate for your ear holes to prepare you for what's to come.

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Ante Metus

by Chaidura

Hey guys. This is Chaidura, an upcoming rock & metal artist from Singapore. My music can be described as a blend of Goth Rock and Alternative metal and lyrically I try to provide insightful revelations that hopefully gives people strength especially in these trying times :)

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by Time For Something Real

Hello there *Obi Wan Kenobi intensifies*, Time For Something Real is probably the best five idiots ever to create a band! We released 'Faith' amongst our debut album, it makes me headbang and shit myself every time. This song is a great effort and incorporates everything we like in making music.

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by Wasted History

Hey everyone, we are Wasted History. We have just released our first song called 'confusion' and are putting the final touches on our debut album. We are a melodic rock / metal band based in Melbourne, AUS. We hope you enjoy what you hear \m/.

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Destroy Planets!

Brand new Brit metal crew, DESTROY PLANETS!, are set to stake a claim on the UK with the release of their new EP, Mass X Gravity, out on Friday 23rd August. Prior to that, the band have just dropped a new single, Immortal -

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Saint Evil Street

Hi guys, we're Saint Evil Street, a French alternative rock band offering an aggressive and melodic music, skilfully dosed. Strongly influenced by the legends of stoner and grunge, we've just revealed our debut EP, entitled “Cursed”, available now everywhere! We hope you'll like it! :)

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Kill Pat Kill

I write on behalf of Kill Pat Kill. Everyone involved with this release wanted it to be a weird and catchy blend of various metal subgenres. The lyrics were made to sound dumb and fun on the surface but deepen the more you listen. We hope you enjoy!

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