We had recently asked the great people of The Circle Pit to recommend underground metal bands that need to be heard. We got a nice wave of recommendations in response. Many of these turned out to be very impressive efforts from upcoming musicians. As such, we opted to take some of the most popular and surprising recommendations and deliver the music right here. We recommend that you indulge yourselves in some new music and show support to the bands you enjoy.

We also ask that you leave some comments, either here or on social networks, recommending what underground bands you think need to be heard. Hope you all have a good day!


FFO: Allegaeon, Fallujah, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder, Infant Annihilator. We also have a guest guitar solo by Michael Stancel (Allegaeon) on our song “Canterbury”.

Links: Facebook // Bandcamp


Taake, great black metal.

Links: Facebook // Official Website // Merch


Here’s an awesome, emphasis on awesome, German Death Metal unit heavily influenced by none other than the legendary H.P. Lovecraft.

Links: Facebook // Bandcamp


Ghost Iris!

Links: Facebook // Bandcamp // iTunes



Links: Facebook // Bandcamp


The Distant Fourth is working on a full length album!

Links: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Bandcamp


Ageless Oblivion!!!!!!!! God fucking damn it.

Links: Facebook // Twitter // Merch


The band Seditionist and Genocide District. They’re fucken amazing out here in southern California.

Links: Facebook // Merch


Links: Facebook // Bandcamp