Safe Hands are a progressive post-hardcore band based in Newcastle, Australia. Their sound is an abrasive mix of hardcore, screamo and dirty rock with multiple layers of vocals. Their debut EP "Against The Wrecking Ball" is Available now. www.myspace.com/safehandsrock
Don't Close Your Eyes, Killing With a Smile, Horizons and Deep Blue. Parkway Drive formed in the summer of 2003, their name coming from the street they used to practice on in their home town of Byron Bay, Australia. Not long after they had formed, they released a split EP with Adelaide band I Killed The Prom Queen who have since disbanded. Later that year, the band also made an appearance on the Byron Bay Hardcore compilation What We've Built, preceded by their debut EP, Don't Close Your Eyes.
Alexisonfire (pronounced 'alexis-on-fire') is a band from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Their music is characterized by turbulent and explosive dynamics with intricate guitar melodies. Consisting of five friends, they formed in late 2001 as the result of a three-band break up. The band’s name is inspired by a lactating contortionist stripper named Alexis Fire. This caused problems when she discovered that they were using her website name (alexisonfire.
When five pieces from the splintered membership of hardcore's most influential '90s outfits came together, Handsome was formed and the songwriting, textural, and creative limits of an entire genre of rock music were expanded to a previously unimaginable degree. At its center, Handsome was directed by former Helmet guitarist Peter Mengede. While not officially credited as the group's songwriter, Mengede's very identifiable riffs and song structures seem to be a musical basis for Handsome's music.
Within the post-modern musical arena there are two musical entities. There are simple and catchy tunes, and there is wild, abstract, impulsive, and provocative music;
Arturo Chaos masters both spectrums. Perth is flourishing with young talent, and based on recent achievements Arturo are proving to be the one of the youngest, prominent and most promising Perth acts of 2009. Arturo Chaos are spontaneous with progressions, not seperating but combining all elements of the metal and hardcore genre, and even extend beyond these boundaries.
Saving Grace formed in early 2005 in Gisborne City on the East Coast of New Zealand. Combining brutal metal driven riffage, big breakdowns
and mosh parts with the passion, intensity and ethics of traditional hardcore, Saving Grace deliver a blistering and crowd engaing live performance, never failing to leave a strong impression. Lyrically the band deals with topics of faith, family,
friendship as well as the darker side of life including betrayal,suicide, violence and abuse.
There are at least seven known bands called the Strangers. a) an intense metallic hardcore act from Wellington, New Zealand. their music is released by AMR (http://www.myspace.com/strangersandfuckers) b) space(psych)rock from Orlando, Florida (USA)
www.myspace.com/strangestrangers c) A Brit pop/rock Band from Indonesia, visit http://www.last.fm/music/Strangers+Indonesia or
http://www.myspace.com/sregnarts d) A metalcore/mathcore band located in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Chimaira (pronounced /kaɪˈmɪərə/) is an American metal band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed in 1998. The band is a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Their band name is derived from the word Chimera, a monstrous creature in Greek mythology. They play a style of mainly groove metal, with some metalcore, industrial metal, and death metal influences. Chimaira was formed in 1998 by rhythm guitarist Jason Hager, and vocalist Mark Hunter. The pair recruited Jason Genaro on drums and Andrew Ermlick on bass to complete the line-up.
There is more than one artist with this name 1. Anchors are a fast, melodic punk band from Melbourne, Australia. Their self-titled debut EP is available through Gormandise Records. Their second EP 'Songs For Lily' is available for free download at http://www.mediafire.com/?mdzmyzkkmig http://www.myspace.com/anchorspunk 2. Anchors is a Pop / Punk / Rock band from the Downriver area (south of Detroit, Michigan). Separately, they've been around a long damn time.
At an early age Bas Oskam aka Kasparov started his interest in electronic music. When he was 16 he started making music with ft2 and later on with skaletracker. As a producer he was interested in all electronic music but hardcore soon got his attention. Nothing can be compared with hardcore, it's technical and rough. After a few years, not producing much, he decided to start with a pro sequencer, synthesizers, etc in 2005. The new gear opened new doors. The first release came; The Kasparov - Black Noise 12" and he remixed the famous Masoko Solo - Pessa Pessa in the beginning of 2006.