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Bands and new music for fans of tool

Imposter Syndrome

by Solcura

Imposter Syndrome is a seething storm of biting lyrics, thundering rhythms and furious guitars that has been harnessed into a 4-minute barn burner of a tune. Solcura are an exhilarating alternative rock band that bring a genre-melding and diverse soundscape to the fore.

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EYES OF MEDUSA

by MUDSHARK

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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Jackdaw

by Hedra

We are Brit progressive metal unit HEDRA and we have unleashed a new single and video, Jackdaw, out now - https://youtu.be/TSUbMsCJfbg . 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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Artificial Pleasure

by R3VO

Artificial Pleasure avails itself of heavy sections, psychedelia-influenced choruses and an intimate outro. R3VO's originality is expressed through a mature songwriting style and compelling vocal rawness. The song is an introspective journey on the topic of undergoing addiction.

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Awake

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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Razors

by Ragdoll Sunday

Following on from the success of 'POST RONA PERFECT', 'RAZORS' is the 2nd single/video coming out on 26th November from RAGDOLL SUNDAY's forthcoming LP 'AND NOW WE GRIEVE', itself released on 10th December. 'Razors' alludes to the barrage of forces that vie & seek to influence us to their benefit.

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Katoomba

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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Perihelion

by The Animal State

Hello. I'm The Animal State and this is the 2nd single from my new album. It tells a story from my past. If you like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins or Placebo... you will probably like this song.

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Beyond This Black Horizon

by Mountain Caller

Our new EP "Chronicle: Prologue", a prequel to our album story, will be released 9th July 2021 on New Heavy Sounds. Beyond This Black Horizon is the first single!

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Space Loop

by Burrowing

We are Burrowing and this track is taken from our new album, 'Weight'. It's about losing connection with reality.

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Inhumite

by King Venus

King Venus is a solo project, originally rooted in hermetic magick. 'Inhumite' is the first scene from 'Correspondences', a concept oratorio. Thank you —Fr. M∴M∴ (Mute)

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Far From My Home

by Wasted History

Hey guys this is Ben from Wasted History. This is our new track called 'Far From My Home'. Its got a killswitchy vibe so please be responsible and enjoy loudly.

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Rotten

by The Tragic Company

We are an Alt Rock / Post grunge / prog rock band from Spain. We have just released our new single, ROTTEN. A track that we have produced ourselves during the Covid-19 quarantine here in Spain.

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Howl

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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Wordless

by RIVIẼRE

Hey, it's RIVIẼRE from France and this is Wordless, the first single of our second album PASSAGE. Cheers, love

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Bubble

by Arabnormal

Hey, this slays. We're from Belgium. We're ARABNORMAL. Peace

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Confusion

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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Maziac

MAZIAC step up with the release of their stunning track, Escapism - https://youtu.be/OyPwbHIrGR4 , taken from their explosive forthcoming new album, Forged, which lands on Friday 5th July.

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Hot Ham & Cheese

Hey all...we are Hot Ham & Cheese from Cleveland, OH. This is the new single from our latest album The Onions Have Eyes. It's also the sequel to our 2006 track "Cocaine Billy". Pretty much straight-forward, old school punk at its core. We hope you dig it!

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Frontal Cortex

The band’s debut album titled "Passage" was released on the October 26, 2018. The musical genre is difficult to define. While emotional and progressive rock prevails there, fans of stronger sounds will also find a lot of heavy, even metal riffs.

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