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

They have very good songs

Why did I come here - vikster66

2 Airbourne 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?

Metallica copied them!

Really good live, saw them in Blackpool at the Norbreck Nightspot, where Ozzy did his 1st solo gig

4 Chickenfoot Chickenfoot Chickenfoot is a rock supergroup formed in 2008. The group consists of vocalist Sammy Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani, and drummer Chad Smith.

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
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.

A friend of mine is obsessed with M.M. It's such tedious noise it's unreal. - PositronWildhawk

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.

7 Asia Asia Asia is an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1981. The most commercially successful line-up was its original, which was a supergroup of four members of different progressive rock bands of the 1970s, including lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton of King Crimson, guitarist Steve Howe more.

I went to see Asia a month ago or so, and it was incredible.

Umm no wonder the ASAP comp sucks - danielemmettescroggins

Had 3 really great their 80's synth music

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 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.

Awesome band! Love their music!

10 The Easybeats

One of the best Australian bands ofall time...they migrated from england...Friday on my mind.

The Contenders

11 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.

People don’t know them? But there so great! My favorite is The sound of Muzak. Or maybe Arriving somewhere but not Here. My favorite album is In Absentia

12 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

13 Band With No Name (BWNN)

Jeff gutt is amazing

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!

Jeff Gutt is so talented and amazing.

14 Graveworm Graveworm
15 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.

Lost is the best Riverside song. Please don’t get mad at me. It’s my opinion.

Amazing band and albums!

Ausome band

16 Velvet Revolver Velvet Revolver Velvet Revolver was an American hard rock supergroup consisting of Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and former member Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth and Scott Weiland formerly of Stone Temple Pilots.

Shut up britgirl pop sucks

Not as good as Guns N' Roses but pretty good. - Alpha101

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

17 Angels & Airwaves
18 Agathodaimon
19 Ocean Jet

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

20 The Mars Volta The Mars Volta The Mars Volta was an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. The band's final lineup consisted of Omar Rodríguez-López, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Juan Alderete, Marcel Rodríguez-López and Deantoni Parks.
21 Gong

Love these guys

22 Cimorelli

Incredible six sister band from California

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

23 Catfish and the Bottlemen

Love their music, brother had showed me them

Insane music, must listen

24 Votchik

We love Votchik music

25 The Dirty Heads
26 The Garden
27 The Byrds The Byrds The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial more.
28 Racer X
29 Andromeda Andromeda Andromeda is a progressive metal band from Sweden formed in 1999. They are currently signed to Massacre Records, Replica Records and Avalon/Marquee.
30 Ancient
31 Cruachan Cruachan Cruachan is a Folk Metal band from Dublin, Ireland that has been active since the 1990s. They have been acclaimed as having "gone the greatest lengths of anyone in their attempts to expand" the genre of folk metal.
32 Kahtmayan
33 Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group has seen many personnel changes over the years, with Froese having been the only continuous member until his death in January 2015. The best-known lineup of the group was its mid-70s trio of Froese, Christopher more.
34 Faust
35 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.
36 Toxik Toxik Toxik is an American thrash metal band originally from Peekskill, New York. Initially active from 1985 to 1992, in 2013 it was announced that Toxik would reform again and start work on its third album.
37 The KLF
38 Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS)
39 Neutral Milk Hotel

What..."In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" is one of the best-known albums in history. The only reason why it isn't as famous as other bands because NMH's genre ( Fuzz FOLK-rock? ) isn't really popular (not that profitable)! "Two Headed-Boy" just started playing in my mind...

Only made two albums - if you like your music alternative then give it a try

40 Aerolyn
41 Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".
42 Sunny Day Real Estate Sunny Day Real Estate
43 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of more.

I love them, even though they are overrated, I still love them.

"Hollywood Undead as underrated and unknown", that's the biggest lie I have heard lol. I'm not their fan and I know they exist.

A lot of people know this band. And they're overrated.

44 Devour the Day

Some of the guys from Egypt Central are here. - NuMetalManiak

45 The Narcs
46 Rustpack
47 Lansdowne

An unsigned rock band. But they are absolutely amazing. I urge all of you to check these guys out. - ryanrimmel

48 Wintersun Wintersun Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk metal band Ensiferum for whom he was lead singer and guitarist.
49 The Hoosiers
50 The Classic Crime

This and Velvet Revolver are the only two good bands on this list. - Alpha101

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