Any Given Day
The metal powerhouse that are Any Given Day play a punishing mix of deathcore and progressive metal, with their unique melodic prowess shining through on albums such as 2014's debut My Longest Way Home and 2019's Overpower.
Originally hailing from the German town of Gelsenkirchen, the group was formed in 2012 by vocalist Dennis Diehl, guitarists Andy Posdziech and Dennis Ter Schmitten, bassist Michael Golinski, and drummer Raphael Altmann. Delivering their self-released demo in October of that year, the group gigged on the local metal scene, and in the process built a loyal fan base. Over the next two years, the group recorded their debut album, My Longest Way Home. Released via Redfield Records in 2014, the album shot straight into the German charts, before the band went out on a sold-out national tour, which was documented on the live video release, My Longest Way Home: Rise to Success. Dates with Caliban and Bury Tomorrow followed before the group started to look to record their follow-up. Once again produced by guitarist Andy Posdziech and released by Redfield, the 2016 sophomore album Everlasting continued with their pummeling take on metalcore, with Diehl's vocals ranging from guttural screams through to radio-friendly harmonies. A guest spot from Trivium's Matt Heafy also pushed the album to newer audiences, and on release, it debuted at number 14 on the German national charts. More tours followed in support of the release before the group parted ways with their label. By 2018, the group had signed to Arising Empire -- a sub-label of metal giant Nuclear Blast -- to release their third album. Overpower, issued at the beginning of 2019, saw the group pushing their sound into harsher territory yet still managing to keep the catchy, melodic edge of their earlier material.