The Internet is a wonderful thing if your music interests go beyond the mainstream. If you pay attention, it's not all that difficult to find incredibly sick musicians making awesome music in obscure places you will never in your life visit.
At least five years ago I got a MySpace friend invite from just such a band. Electro Quarterstaff put out a record in 2006 with some of the most amazing instrumental metal I've ever heard. I heard they did a U.S. tour but I must have missed it and I just couldn't fit their regular performances at the Manitoba Metalfest into my busy schedule so aside from those tunes I kind of lost track of them.
I can't think of too many better ways to start the weekend than to find that Electro Quarterstaff is back with brand new music and plans for a new EP out next year. Enjoy Descent by Annihilation Operator and explore their My_ site for their older music. I promise you won't be disappointed.