Top Ten Unknown Bands

There are tons of bands out there that we don't know exsist!

The Top Ten

1 Stuck In the Sound

Who are these guys or gals?

Poop - guitarhero2014

Why did I come here - vikster66

2 Airbourne

Awesome band - Runnin' Wild is one of the best Rock albums you've never heard of!

3 Diamond Head Diamond Head Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. The band is recognised as one of the leading members of the new wave of British heavy metal and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.

I would say they're more well known than other bands that could've made it to this list, but not too many people know about them. They have a unique sound that's definitely worth hearing so check it out.

You must be joking. I man, one of the originators of the NWOBHM, and Metallica did a cover of one of its songs. Really?

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4 Chickenfoot

They are incredible! And take about amazing album cover design! 3D!

Oh, Yeah! Two ex-Van Halen members (Lead Singer and Bassist), Joe Satriani (one of the most important and influencial guitarists in music history) and Chad Smith (RHCP batterist). AWESOME!

5 Cracker

I know them - jack2244

6 Modest Mouse Modest Mouse Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington, and currently based in Portland, Oregon.

This band has son music that I adore. Also hit songs too. Float On probably being their greatest.

Not really unknown, but definitely criminally underrated.

I know them. - jack2244

Actually, they are pretty well-known among both critics and listeners. Ok, they may deserve a little more attention, but they aren't unknown.
That said, if you haven't listened to it, it has a really original sound (they're indie rock), with some poppy rythms (Good News For People Who Love Bad News) and a few more experimental tunes (The Moon And Antarctica).
Very Recommendable and easy to listen to, but this is definitelly not their list.

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7 Asia

Umm no wonder the ASAP comp sucks - danielemmettescroggins

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8 Barclay James Harvest

Topping the bill on the Acoustic Stage at Galstonbury 2016, on the Friday night (49 years after they formed! )

An enigma of a band - they continue to fill concert halls all over Europe, as they have since the 70s, yet in their home country (even amongst residents of the Oldham/Saddleworth area, from whence they came) they are virtually unknown. The British people have missed out on some great music - one of the UK's best bands, and still producing original music. Their famous live album from the 70s is rated as one of the best live albums of all time. Their biggest concert was to an estimated 250,000 people in Berlin!

9 The Easybeats
10 Kara's Flowers

This band is Maroon 5 before they changed their name. Adam Levine and all. It's also a lot more rock than maroon 5s stuff today

The Contenders

11 The Kooks The Kooks The Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred. V 1 Comment
12 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
13 Band With No Name (BWNN)

Jeff Gutt and Gary Pittel absolutely SHINE as a duo in BWNN. Find a You Tube video with them, and watch Gary play guitar and Jeff sings. Amazing!

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14 Graveworm Graveworm
15 Velvet Revolver Velvet Revolver

This is the only band I've heard of on this list. And one band I'll never let perform G.B. H to my ears again. Pointless noise! - Britgirl

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16 Angels & Airwaves
17 Agathodaimon
18 Riverside Riverside Riverside is a progressive rock/metal band from Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in 2001 by friends Mariusz Duda, Piotr Grudziński, Piotr Kozieradzki and Jacek Melnicki, who shared a love for progressive rock and heavy metal. V 2 Comments
19 Ocean Jet

Wonderful electronic sound and wonderful vocals; this band deserves more attention.

20 Cimorelli

My favorite band. Btws they are not unknown. They performed on good morning america in August (2013) and they went on tour.

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