“We just wanted to make a very powerful but dark mid-tempo heavy hitter” – Introducing: Awake Again

What do you get when the craziness of System of a Down meets the electronic mayhem of Enter Shikari wrapped in the production of Bring Me The Horizon? You get Awake Again which is a four-piece alternative metal band hailing from Turku, Finland formed in 2013. Their music a distinctive mixture of metal, post-hardcore, and pop. Known for their huge and catchy songs accompanied with a live performance like a nuclear bomb Awake Again has been making a steady rise in the Finnish metal scene.

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“Three words dreams are made of’ – introducing: Illusions of Grandeur

Since their formation, Illusions of Grandeur have toured in the United States as well as across the UK and Europe and made appearances at various festivals including Sav Fest, Dewey Beach Music Festival, and Witney Music Festival. Illusions of Grandeur has shared the stage with artists as varied as DOPE, Motograter, September Mourning, New Year’s Day, Puddle of Mudd, and Otep. Illusions of Grandeur’s fierce and energetic live show has gained them a legion of fans dubbed “The Siren Nation” who follow them worldwide, at live shows, and on social media. Check out our interview with The Siren herself, Maggie Carlton!

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“We all wanted to be a part of the process of writing songs” – Introducing: Chugger

Chugger is a groove death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, successfully fusing the signature Gothenburg metal sound with the groove of American southern metal. The band was formed in 2012 with Robert Bjärmyr as the group leader. After several members coming and going the form was cemented around 2017 with David Dahl (vocals), Robin Lagerborg (guitar), Eric Skjuttorp (drums), and Robert Bjärmyr (lead guitar). Lars Skjuttorp (bass) is the newest member, who officially joined in late 2018. Here’s our interview with the band’s drummer, Eric!

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Sinister, energetic, powerful, dynamic, authentic – Introducing: Lutharö

Canada’s Lutharö unleashed their sophomore EP “Wings of Agony” this past March. More innovative and imaginative than their debut EP “Unleash The Beast”, Lutharö stepped out of their comfort zone for “Wings of Agony”. Their catchy riffs, blazing solos, and vocals ranging from vicious growls to cleans are sure to send a chill down your spine, making them a well-rounded powerhouse of a band that brings beauty, aggression, and skill to the genre.

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4 band-members, covering 6 nationalities & 6 different languages – introducing: Beyond Frequencies

Beyond Frequencies was founded by singer and songwriter Mel Schweickardt. The singer with Norwegian and German roots, who grew up in Switzerland, followed through with her vision to create a sound she calls “heavy pop”. As a hybrid of metal and pop beyond frequencies developed its own identity, transforming metal songcraft and pop-influenced vocals into a winning combination.

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“There are no sad songs on this record” – Introducing: Small Town Titans

The Small Town Titans are an American rock n’ roll power trio from York, Pennsylvania who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a newer wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at taking matters into their own hands, Small Town Titans can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. In a social media-driven world, Small Town Titans know releasing quality, constant content is as important as playing great live shows.

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“We are our own worst enemies” – Introducing: Sammi Doll

U.K. transplant and Los Angeles based recording artist, Sammi Doll, is best known as the stage right, femme-fatale synth player/backing vocalist for the alternative, synthpop band, IAMX. Upon joining the then German-based band in 2013 Sammi relocated to Berlin while touring extensively through Europe and North America, amassing almost 200k followers across all social media platforms. She began composing her original material along with diving deeper into her other mediums of photography and videography. A chance encounter with Jon Courtney (Pure Reason Revolution) in-between tours led to collaborating on his industrial influenced, prog-rock band, Bullet Height. Signed by Sony/Superball Music, Bullet Height released their critically acclaimed debut LP, “No Atonement.” In February of 2020, entrepreneur and IAMX collaborator, Kat Von D, announced Sammi would be joining her band on synth and backing vocals for her debut and forthcoming tours.

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Progressive metal with a hint of alternative rock – Introducing: Black Note Graffiti

In the span of their career, these prolific songwriters have produced several albums, appeared on internationally distributed compilations and have been placed in national TV shows and films. This can be attributed to their infectious appeal and years of consistent touring from Hollywood to New York City. Now entering a new phase of their career Black Note Graffiti released a new album, Volume 3. on summer 2020.

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