7 American Hard Rock Bands That You Need To Hear Right Now


The hard rock scene is ablaze with an exciting wave of young American bands who are ready to rock your world. In this blog, we’ll explore five must-listen bands that are making a significant impact in the hard rock genre right now. If you’re a fan of hard-hitting guitars, powerful vocals, and adrenaline-pumping energy, then you’re in for a treat. Get ready to crank up the volume and immerse yourself in the raw power of these talented musicians.

Dirty Honey

Dirty Honey has emerged as a powerhouse in the rock world, infusing classic rock influences with a modern edge. Hailing from Los Angeles, their music is characterized by infectious melodies, bluesy undertones, and captivating live performances. As one of the best live bands touring right now, according to the fans, Dirty Honey pays homage to rock legends while carving their own path as one of the hottest bands in the genre.

Songs to check out: “When I’m Gone”, “Rolling 7s“, “California Dreamin’” and a brand new track from the upcoming sophomore album “Won’t Take Me Alive”.

Lost Hearts

Lost Hearts, a rock band from Nashville, emerged when four lead guitar players came together to write songs that would lighten up their rock and roll roots. Combining a punk rock attitude with a pop-rock chorus, Lost Hearts strives to be one of the next biggest forces in rock. With their energetic sound and captivating performances, they deliver a unique blend of rock that demands attention.

Songs to check out: “Hate Yourself”, “Night To Remember”, “Maybe I’d Want You”. They are currently in the process of releasing singles for their debut album.

Classless Act

Classless Act are a band from Los Angeles that brings a raw and rebellious energy to the stage. Their hard-hitting sound, delivers fierce guitar riffs, driving rhythms, and lyrics that pack a punch. Having gained notoriety in 2022 as the opening act for Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe on The Stadium Tour, Classless Act showcases their unapologetic and high-octane approach to rock ‘n’ roll.

Songs to check out: “Classless Act (feat.Vince Neil)”, “Give It To Me” and basically the whole debut album Welcome To The Show.

Stolen Prayer

Stolen Prayer, formed in 2020 and also from Nashville, are on a mission to pioneer a new era of mainstream rock ‘n’ roll. Their dark and heavy, yet melodic sound draws inspiration from the party-driven glam metal of the 1980s. With a determination to prove that rock ‘n’ roll is far from dead, Stolen Prayer delivers powerful tracks that demand attention and highlight their undeniable talent.

Songs to check out: “5 Shots” “Woman Of The Night” and you should go to their YouTube page for more non-music related content that is really fun to watch.

Scarlet Rose

Scarlet Rose, hailing from Los Angeles, are making a triumphant comeback after a 15 years hiatus. Known for their fusion of classic hard rock of the 80s layered with unique modern touch, the band has re-emerged onto the scene with their single “Rise From The Ashes.” Some of you might remember them from the so-called MySpace era bands too. With their captivating sound and a powerful message, Scarlet Rose are reclaiming their place in the rock world.

Songs to check out: “Rise From The Ashes” and “Action”. The band also promised the debut album for later this years.


Budderside, originating from Los Angeles, brings an aggressive and energetic approach to hard rock. Their sound is characterized by heavy guitar riffs, driving rhythms, and powerful vocals. With the release of their second album, “Spiritual Violence,” and singles from their upcoming third album, Budderside (one of the coolest names in rock) continues to solidify their status as a rising force in the hard rock scene combining the best elements of the 80s hard rock and 90s alternative sounds.

Songs to check out: “Wide Awake” “Amber Alert (feat. Carla Harvey), “Pain”, “Ghostlightning”, “Too Far” and many more. All of the singles for the new album are accompanied by beautifully produced videos, so it is worth checking out their YouTube page as well.


Dorothy is a captivating and dynamic band that has been making waves in the music scene with their powerful sound and charismatic frontwoman. Formed in Los Angeles, California, the band draws inspiration from classic rock and blues, infusing it with their own modern edge. Led by the mesmerizing vocals of Dorothy Martin, their music resonates with raw emotion and a fierce energy that leaves audiences spellbound.

Songs to check out: “Rest In Peace”, “Hurricane”, “A Beautiful Life” and basically the whole Gifts From The Holy Ghost album which was in our opinion, one of the best hard rock albums of 2022.

These American bands didn’t make it onto this list just because we think they should. To be honest, these are the bands that constantly rotate on our Spotify playlists, so you can take this list with a strong recommendation. If you think rock is dead and there are no new bands worthy of your attention, then you are mistaken.

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