#1
This 'promote a band', not 'promote your band'. There's a forum for that, so go wonder off.

I thought this would be a good idea if we become rather productive with it. Basically, post with links to a band which people have prob not heard of before, with a bio.

This isn't me trying to promote my taste of music, I thought it would be good to have this as a thread for some random recommendation. Not a recommendation thread like B+A have, but more like an archive we could make with a bunch of cool bands worth checking out.

I'll start off naturally;

Godspeed You! Black Emperor




Link.

This post rock band use a variety of instruments including the Cello, and even use some various sound bites and clips to create brilliant music. If you're looking for something easy to pick up, checking out these isn't so wise. Their myspace old snippets of what actually are normally 20 minute songs. There are no vocals either, but sometimes have vocal sound bites. Whilst this may seem odd at first, it's brilliant peaceful background music. It's pretty enchanting.

Let's see how this goes.
#2
InMe

Sample song: Far Reaching

British post grunge 3 piece recently turned technical, better, and soon to be a four piece. Were pretty much written off after the 1st album due to the dissolution of their record label, but have perservered through, releasing White Butterfly on their own label, and more recently Daydream Anonymous. Dave McPherson, vocalist and guitarist, has a fantastic ability to sing over technical riffs and fingerwork, coupled with great range.

According to the new video blog on InMe's myspace, they're getting a lot heavier and a lot more technical (judhing by new song "Happy to Disappoint"). Good times. They also recently supported Serj Tankian on his UK tour.
#3
King Tuts Revenge site
They played as a supporting act for one of my areas local bands yesterday, the best band there in my mind, trying to track down there album =[

5-piece Ska Punk band from Somerset,England, U.K
Influnced by mainly Punk bands of the 80's and 90's.
Formed in 2005.
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#4
jesu.
link.

metal/shoegaze/electronica/drone/ambient/experimental.
i'm in love them. they're amazing, and i've yet to see them live.

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Jesu is an experimental rock band formed in 2003 by Justin Broadrick following the breakup of Godflesh. Jesu was the name of the last song on the final Godflesh release, Hymns, and Broadrick decided to adopt it as the name of his new project.

Jesu's sound is heavily layered and textured, drawing from and incorporating an eclectic mix of influences, ranging from ambient music, post-metal and drone doom, to shoegazing, downtempo and industrial music. Their recent releases have been described as "avant-pop" and avant-garde doom.
#5
Cedigest.

This is my mate, who runs my label and has just got signed to BLC. This is amazing quality EBM, and he's got a new album out soon, which is going to be so amazing.

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#6
Here's a metal/hardcore bands from SC who I was rather impressed with

http://www.myspace.com/themoultriekiller
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#7
The Dirty Americans

"Heavy" Metal (think 70s metal), Psychedelic rock, and hard rock.

Probably one of the greatest bands to come out of the Detroit area. Great hard rock with some awesome guitar parts. Can't believe they haven't hit the jackpot in the mainstream yet with their song "Detroit Son of a Bitch" but I suppose it's good that they haven't because I'm selfish and mainstream success would probably ruin the band.

They now live in rural northwestern Michigan to escape city life. My brother was good friends with the guitar player in high school, and my mom was the babysitter for the guitarist and bassist, and she also was one of the parental guides for the bass player's high school trip to France Michigan rock n roll FTW
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#8
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=19411047

Skindustry, great band from Florida. They performed at FL Death Fest and they're one of my favorite local bands and they sound INCREDIBLY tight and they're pretty good live. I think for all of you melo-death and thrash fans you're gonna love this band. The titles are a bit cheesy and they're theatrical but...they're great musicians. I have a shirt from them
#9
Blind Pilots

not the sort of stuff i usually go for, but it's pretty damn catchy if you give it a chance.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=89665569
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#10
THE ZOU

a band based out of youngstown ohio. they are probably my favorite band at the moment, and for me it's fun to see the members around the dana school of music, where i also attend. they sound like classic rock but it has a twist on it, it's becoming known as nouveau rock. hope you enjoy.
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#11
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=324068145

sorry to post again so quickly..i've just found these guys ^^

cyclamen. sound a bit like sikth i reckon, they've also got guest vocals from one of the singers from sikth i forget who..
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#12
ARCHITECTS

5 Piece band from Brighton/UK. They're a hardcore band with the typical elements, but they're classed as progressive as well. They remind a little bit of BTBAM, but a bit less technical. I love them, but if you're not into screams then you won't like it.

SKULL FOX

4 Piece band from the West Midlands. I saw them a couple of months ago at Rock the Castle and they were awesome. They're classic rock but heavier... its debatable whether they cross over in metal or not. But if you like Iron Maiden or anything of that likeness, definitely give them a listen.
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#13
I'm going to do a few, all considered to be "Outsider Music" like Daniel Johnston or Syd Barrett.

Roky Erickson: Was in the band 13th Floor Elevators. He went crazy. But he's awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqwnrn0iKCo&feature=related
He also does a lot of acoustic music.

Lucia Pamela: She did a lot of really cool jazzy songs with extremely bizarre topics. She seems to have an obsession with outer space.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqwnrn0iKCo&feature=related

Harry Partch: A guy who invented a lot of cool instruments.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT2R_n8YwKU
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#14
Air Traffic are very good.
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#16
Zico Chain
http://myspace.com/zicochain
They've just uploaded new demos from their upcoming album to their MySpace, which aren't the greatest but check out 'Where Would You Rather Be?'. They're on the border between Metal and Rock, and they're influenced by mainly Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age and Guns N' Roses. They're just a great 3-pieced dirty Rock band

Turisas
http://myspace.com/turisasofficial
A Finnish Folk/Viking Metal band. Currently touring the UK as the support band for DragonForce. Slightly odd choice on DragonForce's behalf. Turisas use many different timbres in their sound, and the vocalist's voice is just simply amazing (and sexual). Not the typical Folk-Metal band

Rebel Yell
http://myspace.com/rockrebelyell
A local band of mine. They combine the styles of Rockabilly and Punk. They're an unsigned band worth checking out. They're supporting a member of Foo Fighter's side project on one of his UK tour dates.

The Hollow Earth Theory
http://myspace.com/thehollowearththeory
Good English Metal band. I'm not quite sure what they're genre is, but the vocals are a mix of singing and growling. And the singing is good. Surprisingly, they're unsigned. MetalHammer magazine has featured them on one of their free CDs.

Sienna
http://myspace.com/siennauk
Formed this year, they're an interesting mix of Indie rock and 'Hardcore'. I prefered one of the member's previous band.

Adust
http://myspace.com/adustband
I'm not really sure what type of music they're classed as, but they're cool.
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Turisas
http://myspace.com/turisasofficial
A Finnish Folk/Viking Metal band. Currently touring the UK as the support band for DragonForce. Slightly odd choice on DragonForce's behalf. Turisas use many different timbres in their sound, and the vocalist's voice is just simply amazing (and sexual). Not the typical Folk-Metal band

I second this, I saw them last night. They were extremely good live, got the crowd going and all their songs were spot-on. At one point they had a voice over saying something like "In the beginning, all instruments were equal. However one broke away, thinking it was better than the others... this was the guitar. Fuck the guitar!" *Big violin solo*

If anyone's considering seeing them live, I would fully recommend it.
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Husker Du

Without them, alternative rock would never have been the same...

They also wrote badass songs

So why aren't you listening??

Because you didn't provide a link

EDIT: SPEEDTHEORY

4 Piece from Wolverhampton. Good ole Thrash metal, but with a more modern edge, think Lamb of God. I've seen them live about 4 times, they're brilliant and very talented players. I think they played Bloodstock last year... basically, if you're a metal fan, I'll be surprised if you don't like them.
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I second this, I saw them last night. They were extremely good live, got the crowd going and all their songs were spot-on. At one point they had a voice over saying something like "In the beginning, all instruments were equal. However one broke away, thinking it was better than the others... this was the guitar. Fuck the guitar!" *Big violin solo*

If anyone's considering seeing them live, I would fully recommend it.


Wow! I'm seeing them in about 9 days, I've seen them before though and they are indeed a brilliant live band . Did they play 'Rex Regi Rebellis', do you know?
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#22
Jon Gomm
http://www.myspace.com/jongomm

Singer songwriter with some blues, funk and rock influences. He uses the guitar as a percussive instrument (which at the moment isn't a huge deal) but does it crazily well. None of his songs contain loops or overdubs (he sometimes uses a DD3 though), it's all done at the same time.

Along with his smooth, sometimes raspy voice, goes some incredible guitar skill allowing him to throw out some crazy solos. Also, he has a tendency to retune during songs.

Jon Gomm - Hey Child
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#23
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Wow! I'm seeing them in about 9 days, I've seen them before though and they are indeed a brilliant live band . Did they play 'Rex Regi Rebellis', do you know?

They might have done... they played 'To Holmgard and Beyond', 'A Portage to the Unknown' and a couple of others I didn't know. I'm not that into Turisas, so I'm not sure, sorry
#24
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Read the first post and you know you should of had one anyway.

Al Baker




Folk singer/guitarist/harmonicaist and all sorts with his backing band he sometimes plays with, Manchester Uni Grad Al Baker is an anarchist who sings songs about love, the news, his persona, society and is greatly uplifting at the same time. Give him a shot of humour and a pretty ambitious sound, this folk artist with punk influence is nothing short of original and genius.

If you like your folk or dabble in acoustic, it's worth giving it a few listens. He grows. A lot.

Ohh, and because he is an anarchist, you can download his stuff for free

Link.
#25
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They might have done... they played 'To Holmgard and Beyond', 'A Portage to the Unknown' and a couple of others I didn't know. I'm not that into Turisas, so I'm not sure, sorry

It's okay , I'm just curious as that's my favourite song and they didn't play it last time they toured.

On topic, this thread is introducing me to some decent bands!

Breed 77
http://myspace.com/breed77
Flamenco-Metal band from Gibraltar (An island belonging to the UK attached to Spain, yet it is still an island as it's man-made land that attatches it to the coast of Spain ). I find that when they're singing in Spanish they're at their best, due to the fact that their lyrics are actually quite depressing and possibly what you call 'emo'. But their guitaring is good and they do have some good heavy songs. According to a reliable source, they're soon releasing a new, even heavier, album. They've got a good cover of 'Zombie' on their MySpace page.
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#26
My mate Owen's band Scordatura are doing really well now; they're supporting Cryptopsy this December, and they're only 17.



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#27
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
http://www.myspace.com/kaykayunderground
Unique Seattle band formed by Kirk Huffman and Kyle O'Quin of Gatsby's American Dream. Definitely an indie DIY band. They have their own label which is called Bombs Over Bellevue. Their self titled album is only available on vinyl and digital download (that's right no CD) and their EP was on cassette tape. Their typical instrumentation includes guitar, bass, drums, keys, violin, tuba, trumpet, flugelhorn, cello which results in an interesting combination of sounds.
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#28
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It's okay , I'm just curious as that's my favourite song and they didn't play it last time they toured.

On topic, this thread is introducing me to some decent bands!

Breed 77
http://myspace.com/breed77
Flamenco-Metal band from Gibraltar (An island belonging to the UK attached to Spain, yet it is still an island as it's man-made land that attatches it to the coast of Spain ). I find that when they're singing in Spanish they're at their best, due to the fact that their lyrics are actually quite depressing and possibly what you call 'emo'. But their guitaring is good and they do have some good heavy songs. According to a reliable source, they're soon releasing a new, even heavier, album. They've got a good cover of 'Zombie' on their MySpace page.


I second Breed 77. Loved them since I first heard La Ultima Hora.
#30
Late of the Pier

Sample Song: Broken

Late of the Pier are an English four-piece band from Castle Donington, currently signed to Parlophone Records. They have released five singles to date. Their album Fantasy Black Channel was released on 11 August 2008.

Their style has often been compared to the artists Gary Numan, Brian Eno, Frank Zappa, Stephen Dubrich, Bill Nelson of Be Bop Deluxe fame and the more contemporary Metronomy and Klaxons, mainly due to the prominent use of synthesisers in their music meshed in an off-kilter pop style.
#31
Queen Adreena



London-based, female-fronted alt. rock with a gothy, grungey edge to it- they're absolutely awesome. Their guitarist, Crispin Gray, is like nothing you'd have ever heard before- his tuning is a mental DGDGBE and his modified Fender and Mesa amps sound like they're broken.

This Is Not A Dead Transmission



London's finest post-rock 3-piece- recording their debut album in 2009, with national dates starting in January. Oh, and you may notice a familiar face on the bass. Don't flame me for this- I was a fan for a year before I joined!
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#35
FellSilent
They sound like Meshuggah and Sikth

Hailing from Milton Keynes in the UK, FELLSILENT incorporate fierce polyrhythmic timings with tuneful but raw vocals and powerful riffing to concoct their own unique style of hard nosed metal.

This killer six piece have played shows across the UK with the likes of SKINDRED, SIKTH, BRING ME THE HORIZON, ARCHITECTS and CULT OF LUNA, as well as full UK tours with ENTER SHIKARI, EXIT TEN and DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL, which has helped garner them further shows with the likes of TEXTURES and AKERCOCKE.

The band are currently preparing for the release of thier highly anticipated debut album, due for release in June this year via BASICK RECORDS...
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#36
Black Tide....I have yet to come across a single person who has ever heard of them. They're only like 16 years old, and have one album out which is AWESOME. Plus they have a cool Prowler cover as well as a Hit the Lights cover. Check 'em out!!!
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#37
It dies today (Metalcore)

They used to be good with the old singer Nick Brooks but he ****ed up his voice and started to suck live so he left for a southern rock band. The caitiff choir is my favorite album by them

(This is them live, before the singer ****ed his voice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKmFIfMZJyY
(one of their songs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX0-BKfmYPo

In love and war (Rock)

Band with a chick as a singer, think of aiden and coldplay combined.

(One of their songs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKX_ssq7FAM

Tvangeste (Symphonic Black metal)

(One of their songs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrnd4X-NuQA
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