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The Best New Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 4, 2020 10.8k votes 3.0k voters 159.6k views25 items

List RulesOnly bands that have released two or fewer albums to date. Vote up the most exciting new sounds that are already in your heavy rotation.

Updated: check out our list of the top 10 new rock bands of 2020!

While it's fun to listen to old favorites, every year introduces music fans to incredible good new bands. The best new rock bands of 2019 include young groups which have become popular via old school sounds, energetic hard rock punks, and everyone in between. Some of the 2019 up and coming bands achieved break-out years by heading out on buzz-worthy tours and releasing highly anticipated new albums.

As expected, everyone on this list from Greta Van Fleet to Radkey had a big year in 2019. The Fever 333 released their full-length debut, Strength in Numb333rs – produced by John Feldman and Travis Barker – on Jan. 18, 2019 setting them up for a break-out year after a hard-working 2018. Built around impressively deft guitarists, thunderous drummers, and powerful lead singers, each of these groups managed to stand out as some of the hottest in the scene thanks to their compelling songs and electrifying performances. 

Which new rock band do you think was the best of 2019? Who do you think will become the next American or international rock sensation? Vote your favorite new bands up to the top of this list and please add any artists we may have missed.

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