The last few months have been absolutely huge for the career path of Sharptone Records’ own Aussie metalcore band Polaris. While the band’s previous releases (especially their debut album The Mortal Coil) were successful in their own right, the band has reached new heights with their sophomore album The Death Of Me. Out now via Sharptone Records, you really have to admire the way the burgeoning label has thrown tremendous amounts of time and effort into developing the young band, as well as Loathe, Holding Absence, Savage Hands, and plenty more of their impressive younger acts.
Florida’s metalcore favorites Wage War will release their third album Pressure on August 30 via Fearless Records. The album is the follow up to 2017’s well-received Deadweight and is available for pre-order here. Alongside this news, the band has shared a new single to go along with it, “Who I Am” – as well as a fall headlining tour with special guests.
Australia has long been home to highly influential acts over the years, from INXS, to the rock heroes Silverchair, to the mighty Parkway Drive – these bands obviously need little introduction. But what about some of the faster-rising acts on the continent right now? We’re here to discuss 6 of the more promising ones – and why you should be listening to them right now. We strongly feel all of these bands are worth listening to no matter what kind of music fan you are, but specifically, this will focus on the more metallic bands making waves right now.