Since Metal Insider started five years ago, one of our primary goals has been for great bands to gain exposure. Today, we’re unveiling a new feature for Metal Insider called “Amplified.” Its mission is simple: a weekly feature spotlighting heavy bands that are new and up and coming. While we’re more likely to feature unsigned bands, if your band is on a small independent or even a new band on a larger independent, we want to write about you! We’ll be streaming a song from a band each week.
We’ve established a new email address for submissions. Simply e-mail a bio, a picture and links to music from your band to [email protected]. While you don’t need to be signed, you should have music recorded, as well as a place to hear it (Facebook page, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, etc). And while you’re free to submit as much music as you want, please let us know which songs we should focus on. We’ll be highlighting a different band each Thursday.
In Metal Insider‘s five year history, we’ve written about new and emerging artists via our No Label Needed contest and series that brought you the now-sadly-defunct Iron Thrones and our Unsigned and Streamed feature that spotlighted bands like Anciients before they were signed. We’re excited to continue the tradition, and looking forward to bringing you plenty of new music!