Many of us look back at the MySpace era with fond memories when everyone’s hair was crazy and life was one long party. This period of time also produced many great bands, many of who are still releasing music today. Here are the top 10 best MySpace era bands.
10. Attack! Attack!
Attack! Attack! were one of the most popular bands from the MySpace era before disbanding in 2012. During their original run, they found themselves signed to RISE Records, as well as touring with acts such as Escape The Fate, William Control, and Black Tide. The band reunited in 2020 and are actively recording and releasing new music with singer Chris Parketny.
9. Blood On The Dance Floor
Had Blood On The Dance Floor chose not to sing overly sexualized lyrics to their audience of mostly minors and Dahvie Vanity not been an alleged predator, they had the potential to go far in the music industry. The band remained independent throughout their tenure and still managed to build a large and loyal fanbase through extensive tours and 9 album releases. We’re not going to say too much more about the band as we don’t want to glamourize the act due to Dahvie’s current allegations.
One of the pioneers of the Crunkcore genre, Brokencyde were an incredibly popular band during the scene era of MySpace, combining screamo with electronic music which earned them a sizeable fanbase. Despite the genre losing popularity, as well as many artists in it, Brokencyde still create music to this day, with their latest album releasing in 2018.
7. Drop Dead, Gorgeous
A long-forgotten band from the MySpace era, Drop Dead, Gorgeous went on hiatus in 2011 before deleting most of their social media profiles. The band recorded two albums during their time together, the last being released in 2007. Both albums are currently on Spotify and other platforms, perfect for when you want to relive the scene days.
6. You Me At Six
You Me At Six has managed to largely keep the same lineup since their inception in 2004, except for a drummer replacement in 2007. Over the last 17 years, the band has seen success with albums such as Take Off Your Colours and Sinners Never Sleep. Their latest album Suckapunch was released in January 2021.
5. Suicide Silence
Formed in 2002, the Californian Deathcore band signed with Century Media Records in 2006 becoming one of the top modern metal acts in the United States. Sadly, the band’s singer Mitch Lucker passed away in 2012, but the band decided to carry on with new vocalist Hernan “Eddie” Hermida and released their latest album Become The Hunter in 2020.
4. Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari were the epitome of an underground band, regularly travelling the length of the country to play to a handful of people. But, all of that hard work paid off when their song Sorry You’re Not A Winner went viral on MySpace, helping the band to gain mainstream attention from magazines and radio stations. While the band did see a rise in popularity, they have still kept their DIY underground feel and are still performing to this day.
3. Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides hit the music industry during the “scene” era, with crazy hair and makeup, the band looked like a metal version of Motley Crue and quickly built a loyal fanbase as well as performing on numerous Warped Tours. Following the scene era, their look was toned down, but the music remained as heavy and powerful as it ever was. The band is still active today, with their next album The Phantom Tomorrow due for release in October 2021.
2. Panic At The Disco
Panic At The Disco grew with MySpace, first achieving fame before MySpace exploded into mainstream popularity, the social media website only helped further the band’s fame. Since their early beginnings in the mid-2000s, Panic has gone on to become a household name worldwide in the rock and emo scene, with hit singles such as I Write Sins Not Tragedies. In recent years the band has become a solo project for singer Brendon Urie, still remaining as popular as ever.
1. Bring Me The Horizon
Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon began their journey as part of the UK Deathcore scene in 2004, releasing their debut EP This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For in September of the same year, with the band spending the next few years relentlessly touring the UK playing mainly small venues as they built up an audience using MySpace. By the time the Deathcore scene fizzled out, Bring Me The Horizon were on the cusp of stardom and in recent years have become a top arena band in the UK as well as internationally, releasing numerous Gold and Platinum-certified albums.