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On the Horizon: 5 Bands to Watch in 2017!
2/24/2017 7:18:02 PM by Frank Hill





Heavy metal and hard rock isn't an unexplored phenomenon. Its musical landscape is in its fifth decade, leading many to wonder just how many stones are truly left unturned. The two genres have been expanded into countless hybrids, offshoots and sub-genres that leave even experienced fans like myself a bit overwhelmed. Now, with so many streaming avenues it's hard to even find a playlist or album to turn on without going down the rabbit hole of endless visuals and recommendations. I've narrowed down five bands to watch. The criteria? They have to be new bands with no more than two official full-length album releases. I am straying from extreme music because its future doesn't excite me that much. This list features youthful, energetic bands that play a form of hard music that's electrifying and speaks to me in some way.

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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
· Big Dumb Face· Misery Index
· Narziß· Stratovarius
· Cradle of Filth· Deranged
· Dirty Power· Majesty
· Power of Omens· Alchemy X
· Conquest· Circle of Nero
· Goat Horn· Nicta
· Sevendust· Assrockers
· Nordheim· Guardians Of Time
· Pharaoh· Whitesnake
· Probot· Tesla
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· Scala Mercalli· Metalium
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