100 Demons (Metal/Hardcore/Metalcore) – Waterbury. Risen to the forefront of the influential Connecticut hardcore community. Encapsulate a viciousness and ravenous intensity that few could achieve. Their musical approach is a frantic sonic battle of hardcore intensity fused with a gut wrenching metallic precision.
12 Gage (Metal) – Hamden
60 Grit (Metal/Death Metal) – Bristol
A Fury Divine (Metalcore) – Torrington
Agrippa93 (Industrial Metal) – Newington. A unique Industrial-infused Metal sound like nothing heard in the Connecticut live scene today. A93 draws influence from Metal bands such as Fear Factory, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Fates Warning, Alice In Chains, and melds Industrial influences from KMFDM,Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, and Celldweller.
Alcoholicaust (Death Metal) – Bristol – Resurrecting the Dead Rotten Zombie Corpse of Death Metal.
And the Sun Also Rises (Metal/Punk/Progressive) – Rocky Hill – “A unique blend of intensity and melody. We sound like a rise in blood pressure and an influx of the soul. We know of smoke and despair and the extremes of the human condition. We offer salvation and hope through our music and love all those we can.”
Apostasy (Metal/Thrash/Death Metal) – North Haven – A high-octane extreme metal force that’s been ripping through southern Connecticut for the better part of the last decade. Since their conception in early 2002, the band has spent the years creating a blend of hardcore, death metal, thrash, and hard rock that would become a trademark sound. Bringing influences from nearly every genre of extreme rock music, Apostasy has risen to a dominant status in the Connecticut music scene, largely due to their appeal to crowds of all tastes.
Arcane Malevolence (Progressive Death Metal) – Stamford – Founded on the notion that originality and creativity should be nurtured and fostered in music. By mixing progressive melodies and intentional dissonance with heavy rhythms, psychotically inspired vocal stylings and almost nonsensical lyrics, Arcane Malevolence hopes to rip the world a new music hole.
Ark of the Covenant (Metal/Deathcor/Christian) Stratford. – The band’s influences span the heavy genre, but the NY and Boston hardcore scenes have the greatest impact on the band’s writing as evidenced by Ark’s signature breakdown barrage and two-step beats.
Are We Alive (Metalcore) –
Art of Kanly (Progressive Metal/Melodic Metal) – Mystic – A melodic interpretation of metal, with thundering bass and drums that set the groundwork for finely intertwined guitar riffs, screaming leads and haunting vocals…
As Everything Ends (Metalcore) –
As Pirates Often Do (Metal/Death/Screamo) –Durby
Assembly At Dusk (Metal) – New Haven. Based around the idea of blending dark minor chord riffing, guitar harmonies, and soaring vocals that lament the bleakness of modern urban life
A Tempting Fate (Metalcore) –
Attack Memphis (Metal/Progressive Metal) – Stratford
Awaken (Metal/Power Metal/Progressive Metal) – Greenwich
Bearer of Desolution (Black Metal/Trash/Death Metal) – New Haven
Chaos Beneath the Surface (Metal/Deathcore) – Woodbury
Continuum (Metal) – Bristol
Crossing Rubicon (Melodic Metal) – Bristol.
Cyperna (Death Metal) – New Haven
Dead By Wednesday (Metal/Punk/Hardcore) – East Haven. In 2005 made their first mark by releasing their debut CD ‘Democracy is Dead’ on Jasta of Hatebreed’s Stillborn Records. Then in 2008 came “The Killing Project”, the highly anticipated sophomore full length CD.
Doomsday Machine (Metal/Technical/Deathcore) – New Haven
Dream of Scipio (Death Metal) – Ansonia
Eastwood (Metal/Hardcore) – Danbury
End-Time Illusion (Metal/Metalcore) – A punishing Metal band out of central CT. E-TI that is driven to perform sick sets filled with killer riffs, searing solos, and mass head banging. The E-TI sound encompasses thrash, grind, death, and speed laced with harmonies, breakdowns, and obscure scales. E-TI’s mission is to be a driving force in the resurgence of true metal.
Enemy of Reason (Metal/Hard Rock/Alternative) – Meriden
Engraved (Metal/Melodic/Death Metal) – Suffield
Eyes of the Dead (Metal/Death/Thrash) – Ansonia. Formed in 2004 by the band “Aggressia” members Matthew Talarczyk, Ryan Kiekel, Tim Price, Rich Wandell; and former singer of the band “Deadwait”, Frank Connors. [Read More] Interview.
Eyes of Wrath (Metal/Thrash) –
Fates Divide (Metal/Hardcore/Progressive) – East Haven
Fear the Masses (Hip Hop/Rock/Metal) – New Haven.
Forever In Turmoil (Metal) –
Forever Forbidden (Metal/Melodic/Progressive) – East Hartford
Formed From Anger (Metal/Hardcore) – New Haven
Forsaken the Sky (Death Metal/Metalcore) –
Freedoms Reign (Hard Rock/Metal) – Griswald
From Peasants To Kings (Deathcore) –
Gallium (Metal/Hard Rock) –
Glorious Retribution (Metal/Progressive) –
Graven Image (Metal/Alternative Rock/Heavy Metal) – Thomaston. A throwback metal band with influences ranging from Iron maiden to Megadeth…Soaring vocals and strong musical hooks is what we are all about.
Guerra (Metal/Thrash/Death) –
Hell and Back (Metal) – Stamford
Imperium Mortis (Metal) – Torrington. Interview.
Infinition (Metal/Thrash/Melodic Power Metal) – Hartford/New London. Started in 1992 until going separate ways in 1995. 20 years later, in 2012, the original lineup is back!
Into The Coven (Metal) – Danbury. formed in March of 2013 consisting of Adam Rushka – Bass, Chuck Chaker – Guitar and Rob Gannon drums. Steve Mutch was added as Vocals in May 2013.
Kali Ma (Metal/Progressive) – Bristol
Lament (Hard Rock/Metal) –
Let’s Start The Apocalypse! (Deathcore) –
Letters From Kenny (Metalcore) –
Leveler (Thrash Metal) – New Britian
Lightsbane (Death Metal) – Ansonia
Livesay (Progressive Metal) – Connecticut
Morning of the Tragedy (Death Metal) –
Mortifica (Death Metal) – Meriden
Multiple Stab Wounds (Metal) – Stamford
Murder Castle (Metal) – Seymour
Murrum (Metal/Black Metal/Death Metal) – Norwich
Nasty Disaster (Metal) – East Haven
Nation of Boar (Metal/Stoner Rock) –
No Remission (Metal) – Stamford
Oath of Insanity (Metal/Thrash) –
Oddz Of Even, The (Metal/Death Metal) –
ORCumentary (Orc Rock/Metal) – Newington
Our Own Destruction (Hard Rock/Metal) –
Parabellum (Metal/Screamo) –
Penitenary (Metal/Thrash) –
Physics of Demise (Death Metal) – Stamford
Pink Missle (Wacky Metal) – Stamford
Plague Through Viscera (Metal) – Burlington
Pristina (Metal) –
Quarentine (Metal/Thrash) – Milford
Red Blade (Thrash/Punk/Rock) –
Sanity Solace (Metal/Death Metal) –
Sarcophagy (Metal/Death Metal) –
ScarZaster (Metal/Punk/Rock) – Meriden
Secret Weapon (Metal) – East Haven
Sense of Urgency (Rock/Metal/Blues) – Waterbury
Sever The Drama (Rock/Metal)– Hartford
Shallow Ground (Metal/Thrash) – Meriden. Originally formed by guitarists/vocalist Keith Letourneau & guitarist Tim Smith, in 1994. Both Keith and Tim came from established late 80’s metal bands & both share a love for all things metal.
She Walks Without Legs (Metal/Death Metal) –
She’s So! Entertaining (Metal/Screamo) –
Soundscape (Progressive Metal) – Danbury
Straight From The Roots (Ambient/Melodic Hardcore) –
Symphony of Malice (Metal/Metalcore/Progressive Metal) – Meriden. Interview.
Taken To The Skies (Metal/Post Hardcore) –
Tear Gas Union (Metal) – A straight forward, no apologies, in your face metal band that takes it sound from many genres of old school underground music.
ThunderWorks (Metal/Death Metal/Progressive Metal) – Formed in 2008 by Michael J. Amari (all instruments and songwriting), ThunderWorks is a driven, versatile and charismatic metal band with a unique approach to their melodic blend of thrash, progressive, and death metal.
Torment the Dreamer (Progressive Metal) – Milford
The Operator Rejected (Progressive/Djent/Hardcore) – Litchfield
Under A Serpent Sun(Metal/Melodic Death Metal/Progressive) – East Hartford
Vena Amoris (Metalcore) – Central
Vengeance (Rock/Metal/Progressive) – Killingworth. An original guitar fueled creative force that has it’s roots firmly planted in the soul of the metal classics. Blending technical guitar riffs with a driving back beat and dynamic, soaring vocals VENGEANCE has created a unique sound that is raw, tight and polished.
Vicious Winter (Metal) –
VRSA (Metal/Stoner Rock/Alternative) – New Haven
Wake Up And Wage War (Metalcore) –
Warstrike 666 (Death Black Metal) – Stamford
Welcome the Tide (Metal/Hardcore) – Vernon Rockville
We, The Reflection (Deathcore/Hardcore) –
With Eyes Like Mine (Metal/Post Hardcore) –
XKursion – New Hartford
Years Since the Storm (Deathcore) –
Yildun (Death Metal) –
Your Suburban Nightmare (Metal/Screamo) –
Xenosis (Progressive Death Metal) – New Haven
OUT OF STATE METAL BANDS
This is is a mini directory of bands that play in Connecticut frequently or have reached out to CT Metal bands to work together in booking shows.
Lords Annointed (Metal/Thrash) – Springfield, MA
Matthias Steele –
Stagger – (Metal) New Jersey
Trendemic (Metal) – Massachusetts
Twitch Angry (Metal) – California
Widow Sunday (Metal) – Framingham, MA
Circadian Skizm (Metal) – Long Island, NY
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