Spain: Paella, Sangria, sun, beach, chorizo… WAIT A MINUTE! There’s a lot more than all that stereotypes our beautiful country has. And if we talk about extreme music, you need to know that there's a bunch of stunning bands that will rock your ears off.

So please non-spanish friend… seat, relax and take note about some of the hottest and the heaviest spanish bands that you really need in your life.

Tip: We did a Spotify Playlist featuring some great hits of all the bands we’re gonna talk about (Metal, Hardcore, Deathcore, Metalcore, Thrash… Heavy stuff!)

In alphabetical order: 

Against the waves - Madrid (Melodic Metal / Hardcore / Electronic)

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Against the waves is formed by 5 talented dudes from Madrid who have been fighting and working hard since 2008, becoming one of the most exciting spanish bands to discover. Their last album was recorded in USA with Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Of mice & Men…) it sounds huge enough to bring down a mountain, we personally love it!

AnthemI’ve seen brighter days
Instagram // Facebook

Bellako - Mataró (Barcelona) -  (Hardcore/Metal)

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Heavy music, gang vocals and marihuana are probably the daily stuff of this 5 crazy lads from Barcelona. They’ve been playing since 2010, touring around the country, bringing stages down and breaking necks. If you're into Hatebreed, Madball or Brujeria… roll a joint and enjoy! 

Anthem: Planta Madre + Humo
Instagram // Facebook


Blaze out - Barcelona (Metal/Thrash)

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They are young, talented, and they’re becoming pretty popular in youtube. Their last single “Wrath Afire” reached more than a 1.500.000 views on Youtube and they've performed festivals like Resurrection in Viveiro. Be aware, this is not a one hit wonder, this is just the beginning of something huge! For Heavy-thrasher lovers!

Anthem: Wrath Afire
Instagram // Facebook

Brothers till we die -  Madrid (Hardcore/Metal)

Don’t let their angelical faces fool you! They are moshpit beasts, and their music will smash your face and
crash your brain. Their live gigs are massive too. You don't want to miss their upcoming album “The Thin Line Between death and immortality". It's coming out this 2017.

Anthem: Back in the game
Instagram // Facebook


Cannibal grandpa - Madrid (Deathcore)

What kind of music would you expect from a band using a name like that?
They are the perfect BSO for big circle pits with your friends. If you play it at home loud enough you'll piss out your mom and grandparents! Worth a listen.

Anthem: Dear Diary                     
Intagram // Facebook


Crisix - Barcelona (Metal/Thrash)


Formed in a mid sized city, Igualada, they are one of the most international bands on the list. Bored of touring the Iberian Peninsula they aim for South-America where they have a very passionate following. They even made up a mixed concept for soccer and pogo dance.
These great metal motherfuckers are willing to conquer the world! Nothing is going to stop them.

Anthem: The great metal motherfucker
Instagram // Facebook

Dawn of the Maya - Pamplona (Metal/Hardcore)

The mayas tried to predict the end of the world…. but what they didn’t predict is this all star formation from Pamplona. Genius drumming plus mix of throat breaking vocals with melodic choruses, brings out a bunch of tunes you don't wanna miss. 
They have a new album out called “Colossal".

Anthem: Old statues
Instagram // Facebook


Hyde abbey - Barcelona (Deathcore)

Born by the European California, "El Maresme" we still don't understand what turned them into the darkest side of music. They are talented, have passion and they know how to bring out a decent breakdown. Their mentality is very open minded and they are a hell of a hard touring band. Thumbs up!

Anthem: Bake Kujira
Instagram // Facebook


Meltdown - Hernani (Basque Country) -  (Metal/Hardcore)

We love their name! (Enter shikari song! cool!) But the outstanding skill of writing music is what adds up most to this band. They are young and talented enough to perform some technical and electronic metal that you can't miss. We hope to see them soon in our city 😉

Anthem: Gears
Instagram // Facebook

Thirteen Bled Promises - Madrid  (Deathcore)

Imagine that one day humankind needs to open the gates of hell and collaborate with the devil to fight against an alien invasion. Sounds fun, right? Well, that's the storyline behind the last album “The Black Legend”. This crazy deathcore band from Madrid are willing to be abducted to perform the first ever live show in a UFO.

Anthem: Biblephagy Slender Phytobezoars
Instagram // Facebook



HAMLET - Madrid  (Metal)

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Hamlet is one of those bands that have been out there since the late 80's but has been rearranging to be up to date with the newcomer metal fans. With several albums out they are already a legend of the spanish metal scene and almost all of their gigs go sold out. We're lucky enough to have them within the American Socks family 😍


Not Enough for you? Every music scene is very complex and we try to list some of the dozens of awesome bands we have out there. Your band might not be here so feel free to mail us your music and we'll give it a listen in the office.

Support & respect your locals. It's a long way to the top and every artist deserves a mention, a listen and a opportunity. 

Many bands didn't make it this time. That's why we will be releasing VOL.2 very very soon! 

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