While there’s sadly a plethora of formerly interesting bands now attempting to appeal to the lowest common denominator via lazy songwriting and lack of inspiration, there’s plenty of exciting acts that are rising from their local scenes to tour with known quantities. Some, like Knocked Loose, seemingly did so overnight – while others, like Code Orange, took more of a slow burning route to get nominated for Grammy awards.
No matter which way you slice it, if you’re a fan of hardcore, metalcore, grindcore, or really any heavy music subgenre, there’s plenty of exciting acts coming around. On this first edition of Notes From Underground, we’re bringing you the best the underground has to offer. Strap yourselves in and discover something new today.
There is a true revolution going on in the hardcore and metalcore underground scenes right now. In a climate where it’s more difficult than ever to make a sustainable living from creating music, bands from all over the globe are defying the odds and even getting nominated for Grammy Awards, which is pretty insane in itself. No matter what your style of metal, hardcore, or rock, there’s plenty of choices – Rolo Tomassi, Vein, Jesus Piece, Conjurer, Svalbard, Boss Keloid, and Knocked Loose all are acts gaining huge traction in their respective scenes. Comprised of anything from post-metal to stoner metal, this is only a short list of the talented bands rising up. You can add Tennessee metalcore newcomers Chamber to the list with their debut EP, Hatred Softly Spoken.
Alabama hardcore band Gideon has announced a summer headline tour, beginning on August 10th in Columbia, SC. Joining them will be Polaris, Varials, Nothing Left (on select dates), and Chamber. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at: www.gideonal.com.