All three of these bands were at the recommendation of a friend of mine, and they all hail from my home state of Alabama!
1. Stay Lost: Post-hardcore. For fans of Underoath, Alexisonfire, Every Time I Die, etc. Stay Lost will be playing Nuclear Winter Fest in Columbus, Georgia, on January 21, 2023. For more news and show announcements, be sure to follow their socials! First, though, check out their latest single, “Fraudulent.”
2. Empire Springs: Progressive rock. For fans of Muse, The Mars Volta, Queensryche, etc. Empire Springs released their debut album The Luminescence in April, and they will be supporting Covet at Zydeco in Birmingham on December 9. Here is “Ascend,” one of my favorites from The Luminescence.
3. Reclaim the Empyre: Metal. For fans of Darkest Hour, Dying Wish, Lamb of God, etc. Reclaim the Empyre is going to be in Tallahassee, Florida, on December 10, as well as Nuclear Winter Fest along with Stay Lost and others in January. They released a new track entitled “Wake” back in July.