1. Shiny Toy Guns
Shiny Toy Guns’ is comprised of Jeremy Dawson, Chad Petree, Carah Faye, and Mikey Martin. They say that their music is the sum of three parts, guitars, technology, and melody. It’s the perfect mix of synth meets high-powered vocals. Listen to “You are the one” and you’ll see what I mean.
Shiny Toy Guns’ MySpace
Standout “Listen-to” Track: You Are The One
2. Dimmu Borgir
The best thing that has ever come out of Norway. I give you, Dimmu Borgir. These guys need no introduction. If you haven’t heard anything from them yet, then there’s no better time than the present.
Dimmu Borgir’s MySpace
Standout “Listen-to” Track: The Sacrilegious Scorn
3. The 69 Eyes
With the deep vocals of this band, you can’t pass up tracks like “Gothic Girl” or “Angels”. This is the best gothic rock mix that you’ll find. They are currently touring and getting coverage on MTV. Don’t let that lead you astray, though. This band has the staying power and will keep on rockin’ as long as fans like us are around.
The 69 Eyes’ MySpace
Genre: Gothic Rock
Standout “Listen-to” Track: Gothic Girl
4. Eighteen Visions
This is hard rock music at it’s best. This particular band has that special get up and go that a lot of hard rock bands could only strive for. Listen to this fast-paced musical genius and you’ll find yourself hooked.
Eighteen Visions’ MySpace
Genre: Hard Rock
Standout “Listen-to” Track: Victim
5. Charlie Drown
I don’t think I could say enough good things about this female fronted metal band. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing the one and only Charlie. She was a delight, indeed. This rock and metal mix has the right combination of good grooves, metal, and attitude. Perfect for driving.
Charlie Drown’s MySpace
Genre: Hard Rock/Metal
Standout “Listen-to” Track: Painkiller Lullaby
6. Man Raze
Born from Def Leppard, The Sex Pistols, and Girl, are Man Raze. “Turn it up” is a song that I can clean house to or just go driving to. Phil Collen of Def Leppard gives the guitars a real working over. Simon Laffy and Paul Cook round off the sound for the music that is essential for your collection. Plus, Girl was awesome in it’s own right. As was The Sex Pistols. Nevermind the bollocks….ehh, you get the idea.
Man Raze’s MySpace
Genre: Rock and Roll
Standout “Listen-to” Track: Turn it up
7. Midnight Syndicate
It’s that time of the year again, folks. You guessed it, it’s that scary Halloween time….and what music is better to put the haunted in the house? Midnight Syndicate will fill that void for you. They make scary piano sounds and music that’s fit for your funeral.
Midnight Syndicate’s MySpace
Genre: Halloween Music
Standout “Listen-to” Track: Family Secrets
8. Black Tide
Black Tide are still rather new, but I couldn’t get over how much they resembled early Motley Crue. Not in the way they look, but in the electricity that they portray in their music. Don’t believe me? Check ’em out for yourself.
Black Tide’s MySpace
Standout “Listen-to” Track: Shockwave
This is the perfect mellow hip hop/rap mix of sweet light beats and cool vocals. It’s not gangster rap, and it totally reminds me of Lenny Kravitz.
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Standout “Listen-to” Track: Drivin’ Me Wild
10. Emilie Autumn
I love the gothic sound and the toy pianos of Emilie Autumn. This is music that has a whole lot of heart and you can just tell by listening to it that a lot of talent has gone into the production and sound. Again, here’s another artist that I can’t say enough good things about. Check out her screaming in “Opheliac”, it rocks!
Emilie Autumn’s MySpace
Genre: Electronic Violin/Gothic/I don’t know :)
Standout “Listen-to” Track: Opheliac