New bands aspire to metal throne

By: Kierston Johnson


A relatively new band, formed out of Sweden in 2010, have already won a Grammy for best Best Hard Rock/Metal Album and are up for another one for their hit song “Cirice.” According to the ever popular Rock 108 DJ Ned, Ghost is the most promising out of all them, having an extremely unique sound, blending grunge punk, metal and classic rock.

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A family affair coming out of Massachusetts, twin brothers and their cousin formed this out of the blue band in 2009. They mixed rock blues, punk and heavy metal to create a sound never heard before. Some of their most famous songs are “Lydia” and “Bloodfeather,” with lyrics about odd love and drug addiction.

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The newest band on the list, starting in 2015, shows amazing promise with their most popular song being “Let Me Live My Life.” It features Adam Gontier, the lead singer of Three Days Grace; Mike Mushok, the lead guitarist from Stained and Rich Beddoe, the drummer from Finger Eleven —basically a bunch of people who quit their bands and made their own rockin band together.

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The oldest band on the list, forming in 2003, I’m still including it in the list because they have been flying under the radar since the start of their band until they exploded in 2014 with their self titled album. With reliable songs like “Jenny,” about drug abuse, and “Fat Kid,” about standing up for who you are, this retro pop punk band is here to stay.

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