Cleric are prog-metal magicians from Philly. Their new record, Retrocausal, is the sound of falling through a wormhole made of chaos and being fired across a universe. Recommended if you thought Dillinger Escape Plan was good but could have been a little more out there.
Uhtcearu are melodic blackened death metal from Milwaukee. They're supporting last year's excellent record, For Darkness to Subside.
Ara are a technical death metal band from Milwaukee, fresh out of Howl Street studios with a bunch of new material. Riffs, batshittery, and one of the beastliest rhythm sections around.