It looks like the creator of the bands that dominated my 2013 list (Rocka Rollas and Blazon Stone) has a new project: Breitenhold. This has slightly more USPM leanings, but is still pretty much a speed metal band. He ended up giving up on everyone and doing the vocals himself, and they're pretty raw, but in a good way. Here's a rough mix of the first track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6clfbr4LRT4
Full album coming this summer.