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Weekly synopsis of recent releases that deserve your attention.
12th edition.

European rock and metal reign supreme on this 12th weekly edition of in the event they went unnoticed ...


IRIS Nelu Dumitrescu

Zodiac


May 13, 2022

Romania

Hard rock, melodic heavy metal

Sophomore album

Excellent sophomore studio effort by drummer Nelu Dumitrescu's division of the legendary Romanian rock & metal act, IRIS. In Romanian.


Spotify link


VINCENZO GRIECO & the Exoplanets

Outer Space


May 13, 2022

Italy

Alternative hard rock, blues rock

Sophomore album

Wel crafted record by the Roman guitarist's power trio! Funky blues-rock properly steeped into 1990s hard rock—an organic-sounding album.


Spotify link


THANIT

Cult of the Ancestors


May 18, 2022

Italy

Symphonic rock/metal

Debut album

Great debut effort by the female-fronted Sardinian act. Focuses on the intense range of the soprano vocalist, rather than pompous arrangments.


Spotify link


LONERIDER

Sundown


May 20, 2022

UK

Blues/hard rock

Sophomore album

Extremely well-written and put-together sophomore effort by the British collective of rock veterans! A must for fans of Bad Company and Thunder. Classic rock.


Spotify link


QUARTZ

On the Edge of No Tomorrow


May 20, 2022

UK

Heavy metal, hard rock

Studio album #5

NWOBHM legacy act returns with their 5th full-length effort! Fans of RJD & Tony Martin eras of Black Sabbath will surely appreciate it.


Spotify link


SINSID

In Victory


May 20, 2022

Norway

Heavy metal

Studio album #3

The Norvegian true metallers are cementing their reputation with their 3rd journey into the traditional heavy metal realm! 80s headbanger!


Bandcamp link / Spotify link


TROOPER

X


May 20, 2022

Romania

Heavy metal

Studio album #10

Excellent new studio album by the premier Romanian metal act! Influenced by Iron Maiden, but very original. Don't miss the folk metal suite, Rădăcini De Dor!


Spotify link


WUCAN

Heretic Tongues


May 20, 2022

Germany

Psychedelic stoner/hard rock, retro rock

Studio album #3

Excellent fluty hard rock on the 3rd official release by the female-fronted Dresden kraut rockers! Experimental retro rock FFO Jethro Tull, Kadaver, and Zodiac.


Bandcamp link / Spotify link


ZINNY ZAN

Lullabies for the Masses


May 20, 2022

Sweden

Melodic/hard rock

Debut album

Former Shotgun Messiah and Easy Action frontman Zinny Zan is back with a new band and an excellent and varied rock album.


Spotify link


IBRIDOMA

Norimberga 2.0


May 17/25, 2022

Italy

Melodic heavy/power metal

Studio album #6

Equally powerful in musicianship level and production, the Italians' new album offers dynamic compositions backed by proper energy. FFO: Secret Sphere, Almah.


Spotify link



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