Over the years, the likes of AC/DC, Nick Cave and Silverchair have proudly waved the flag for Australian rock, taking their songs global and spawning countless hits in the process. Now, there’s a new-wave of killer Aussie bands emerging that are doing great things with pop punk, metal and everything in between.

From established names to the hottest newcomers, these are 16 Australian Rock + Metal Acts You Need to Know.

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