Welcome to unsung heroes a series where
we take a look at some of the best unsigned or indie bands across the world.
With the mainstream music venues becoming
more and more narrow it is becoming even more necessary to seek out local
and underground bands if you want something new and different from what
might be the current "trend of the week" in music.
Rocknworld.com was originally founded with
the purpose of exposing great music to the masses, so join us as we share
with you some of the best unsigned and indie bands currently "paying their
rockers that deliver a strange concoction of Tool-like alternative rock,
with strange moments of punk breakdowns, nu-metal thrash, and subtle guitar
pieces that are scattered like the snowflakes of a Michigan blizzard.
trio that is taking Pittsburgh by storm!
Edition: You heard about them from their "Metallica Sues Band Over Guitar
Chords" hoax, now get to know the band behind the hoax with this indepth
special extended edition of Unsigned Heroes.
official best band out of Nashville
no there is nothing country about them!
rising musical stars - Mercury.
month we are happy to feature one of the hardest working bands out of Minneapolis.
music does just that, it goes for the Jugulur! Check out this hard rockin'
So Cal band who are turning heads where ever they go! This isn't the lameass
nu-metal the kids at the mall are listening to. This is the read deal!
are turning heads in LA with their amazing mix of music that's a
cross between U2 and David Bowie with a little Slash and Depeche Mode thrown
in. Lead vocalist Paul Van seems to embody the best elements of Bono and
Bowie as well as Depeche Modes David Gahan. Even guitarist Pomilla at
times captures a bit of Edges style in his playing but he goes far beyond
the limited guitar nature of U2 and instead bring various influences into
his guitar style that sometimes is reminiscent of The Cults Billy Duffy
and at other times contains echoes of Slash. As you can imagine
its a powerful combination and Solarcade have used it to great effect,
quickly becoming a favorite on the So Cal music scene.
interesting sounds are coming out of Long Island, NY courtesy of Braindoll!
Plug in and learn more about this band that is dead set on doing things
their own way and succeeding. Braindoll is unlike anything you'll
hear on the radio these days, so if you're in the market for something
new and interesting - Braindoll has got you covered!
are a-boat to discover a cool rockin' band from Canada (sorry couldn't
resist the a-boat thing) click over to see why Pangea thinks they have
what it takes to be the next big thing to emerge from the Canadian music
a hard rockin' powerhouse from Atlanta that is primed to hit the big time.
Forget all of the Pearl Jam and Limp Bizkit wannabe's - Buttonhook is the
real deal with powerful vocals, fist pounding rhythms and more guitars
than you can handle!
us as we get to know Driftwood, a musical partnership between Rob Parise
and Karl Uftring that is building a name for themselves in New England.
Not too mellow and not to heavy, Driftwood finds a musical middle ground
that leaves their songwriting canvas wide open to creative a diverse collection
take things a little heavier this time around as we check out one of hottest
bands of American's Heartland - 8C8 - click over to find our why the band
had a major label calling almost as soon as they formed and why the band
decided to hold off on a deal and cultivate their music and live shows.
They are primed and ready for the masses now, so check out this feature
to be the first one on your block to know about this band that appears
on the verge of stardom!
this edition of Unsigned Heroes we venture across the Atlantic to the U.K.
and catch up with one of the hottest bands on the English music scene,
year, the New York retro rockers The Strokes took the music world by surprise,
now Mohair is primed to give them a run for their money, once a US label
with enough insight is prudent enough to sign them and bring their music
let the name fool you; American Jesus isnt a band out trying to preach
the gospel. Unless of course you are talking about the gospel of rock n
roll, converting souls to the sounds of rock mixed with classic R&B
and soul or as we call it here at Rocknworld, Rock N Soul. American
Jesus music brings that age-old marriage of rock and soul into the 21st
century. Forget the lame drum machine beats and mindless lyrics that
are oversung in todays R&B sound, American Jesus takes us back to
the days when soul had soul and rock really rolled.
first feature band in the "unsigned heroes" series, twelvehourmary a truly
unique band that is also part of an exciting local music scene in Long
Beach, Ca. We talk with the group's frontman Brett Bixby to learn more
about twelvehourmary's exceptional music and what the band is doing in
order to take things to the next level.
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Other places to discover
cool unsigned and indie
Indie Band Vault
Features a few up and coming bands.
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guide to independent music on the web
bands, articles, reviews, and more
e-zine dedicated to indie rock, emo, and
various industry topics.