The Norwegian punk and hardcore scene is blooming at the moment, and in the midst of it you can find Exploding Head Syndrome.
The quintet started up in 2010 and have since toured extensively and released four albums. They draw inspiration from hardcore acts such as Comeback Kid and early Gallows, but also from the Californian Punk Rock scene. This makes for EHS' unique take on the hardcore punk genre. While you are head banging at one moment you find yourself singing along to the chorus at the next. The band recently released the five track EP Aristocratical Tendencies on Big Day Records. This is their follow up to World Crashes Down, an album that left many reviewers in awe, among them leading Norwegian online music magazine musikknyheter.no. Their headline was "You know when you just.. WOW" and gave it a score of 10/10. The new EP follows the same recipe as the predecessor, but the heaviest songs are more hard-hitting and the melodic songs more catchy and sing-along friendly.
Exploding Head Syndrome have recently been getting some attention from abroad by getting booked to some of Europe's biggest festivals. Among them Exit Festival in Serbia and Europe’s leading punk rock festival Punk Rock Holiday, along side bands like NOFX, Descendents and Pennywise. They were also invited to play a Jera On Air showcase in Holland the same year.