Leicester metal and hardcore

Metal and Hardcore

bands and music in Leicester

Last updated: 23rd March 2014

This page is about Leicester bands that play metal (in its various flavours) and post-hardcore.

We keep finding new bands and add them to the list, so please come back for updates.

Defining the genre for ‘metal’ is not easy and there will always be bands whose music is hard to categorise; indeed, we know that some bands do not like being categorised. Lists are lists so please bear with us if you think we get it wrong.

We have a broad church take on what is metal and have included hard rock, metal-core, post-hardcore, etc

The bands we particularly like include:

Amends (Skramz/Punk/Emo/Hardcore)

Ascend The Skies (metal)

Black Mesa (Hard rock)

Black Page Turns (Rock/Metal/Virtual)

Chaos Engine (Death metal/thrash)

Cosmic Vortext of Doom (Sludge/Groove metal)

Craving The Corpse

Drowning Grace (Metal/Metalcore/Deathcore/Hardcore)

Due Vendetta (Metal Hardcore)

Edict of Bedlam (Ambient Progressive Metal)

Fear Not I Leicester (Heavy metal)

The Final Roster (Post-Hardcore/Hardcore)

Foul Body Autopsy (Death Metal)

Headwires (Hard rock/heavy metal)

Honour the past (Post Hardcore)

Icons (Metal/hardcore)

If Looks Could Kill (post hardcore/screamo)

Internal Conflict (Metal/Thrash/Hardcore)

Invictus at The Shed
Invictus at The Shed

Invictus (metal-core)

Laguna Sunrise (metal, Derby)

Luzon Bleeding Heart (Electro rock)

Mage (Doom – Metal – Sludge – Metal – Stoner – Metal)

My Legacy (Metalcore, deathcore, groove)

Only Tomorrow (Metalcore, hardcore)

Piezo (formerly Glory for a Dead Man)

Resin Rock, Grunge, Metal

Slow Worm (doom, shoegaze, post black metal)

Surrender the Coast (“Hardcore with a Southern Swagger”)

Thanks to Matt Fraine and Ian Bedder for helping to compile the list

See also:

Leicester’s metal scene in 2016

List of all bands from Leicester

Bloodshed review

Our post about new bands

The Facebook group for Leicester Metal

Spirit of Metal’s list of hard rock bands