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in the event they went unnoticed ...

Weekly synopsis of recent releases that deserve your attention.
9th (MEGA) edition.

The second half of April was rather generous with its amount of new rock and metal new releases, hence a twenty titles, MEGA edition (#9 to date) of ... in the event they went unnoticed! Dive in!



SALAMANDRA

Opus Bohemica


April 1, 2022

Czechia

Power metal

Studio album #7

The Czechs resurface after an 8 year-long absence with a new lineup and a new album! Well executed melodic power metal.


Spotify link


PLANESTRIDER

A Light Through the Dim


April 6, 2022

US

Psychedelic alternative/stoner metal

Debut album

Complex and well-executed heavy rock by the one-man solo project from Rochester, NY. Very promising debut. Skilfully written and produced! Doomy!


Bandcamp link


WINTER ARCTIC

CCCXXXIII


April 21, 2022

Germany

Thrash metal

Studio album #3

Total headbanger new release by the Teutonic thrashers! Dramatic vocal delivery over hard-driven miles of riffs! Fire solos! Great sound production.


Spotify link


RUNA LLENA

AON


April 21, 2022

Spain

Modern folk/symphonic metal

Debut album

An excellent modern take on folk metal blended with symphonic elements and electronica, by the Madrileño melodic metallers. Sung in Spanish.


All links


ARCHIE CAINE feat.

Damian Wilson & Dianne van Giersbergen

Tommy And The Angels


April 22, 2022

UK

Symphonic/progressive metal, pop

Debut album

Excellent studio debut concept effort by the genre-fluid melodic metal project and their guests. Modern metal. Cinematic.


Bandcamp link


ARMORY

Mercurion


April 22, 2022

Sweden

Speed metal

Studio album #3

Break-neck hyperspeed metal on the new concept full-length effort by the Swedish speedsters! The seatbelt sign stays on!


Bandcamp link



SIDELESS

Choose The Way


April 22, 2022

Italy

Progressive metal

Debut album

A captivating concept debut album, crafted in the best Italian prog fashion by the talented act! Guitar-driven, accented with vintage keyboards. Quality sound.


Bandcamp link


STONE BROKEN

Revelation


April 22, 2022

UK

Modern hard rock

Studio album #3

This album reached the top position on the UK Rock & Metal album charts a week after its release! Impressive sound production.


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AFSIND

Afsind


April 29, 2022

Denmark

Black Metal

Debut album

Heavily avant-garde, atmospheric black metal reminiscent of Porta Nigra. Clean and dynamic sound production.


Bandcamp link



BONEDRYVER

Valley Of Bones


April 29, 2022

US

Hard 'n' heavy, hard rock

Sophomore album

In your face, American, greasy southern hard rock with shredding powerhouse vocals! Bold and firm! Goes well with beers.


Spotify link


CRAZY HAMMER

Roll The Dice


April 29, 2022

France

Heavy metal

Sophomore album

Borderline power metal in many instances, the French act maintains an impeccable sense of musicality despite the multiple time changes and arrangments' density!


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ESCAPIST

The Maze


April 29, 2022

Argentina

Symphonic power metal, neoclassical

Sophomore album

Excellent balance of melancholy and powerful melodies! It's sure to satisfy fans of melodic female-fronted symphonic metal, and not only!


Spotify link


KAIPA

Urskog


April 29, 2022

Sweden

Progressive rock

Studio album #14

Nearing their 50th anniversary, the legendary prog masters release another neo-prog masterpiece! A breathtaking journey through the Swedish wilderness.


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LIONSOUL

A Pledge To Darkness


April 29, 2022

Italy

Modern power metal

Studio album #3

Complex and well-crafted 3rd studio album by the Bergamo metallers. Genre-fluid with heavy electronica. Cinematic concept.


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MEMORIA

Memoria


April 29, 2022

Sweden

Melodic (Euro) power metal

Debut album

Excellent studio debut effort by the new Swedish outfit. Rooted in the early European power metal musically and lyrically.


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MIDAS

Midas


April 29, 2022

US

Traditional heavy metal, NWOBHM

Debut album

The band calls it: "Solid Gold Classic Metal from Detroit Rock City!" I fully agree! Perfectly captured vibe!


Bandcamp link



RECKLESS

T.M.T.T.80


April 29, 2022

Italy

Glam/sleaze metal

Studio album #3

Take Me To The 80s! Fans of Poison, Britny Fox, Ratt, and Cinderella: get into the Countach! Peacemaker would approve!


Spotify link



SAGENBRINGER

Sagenbringer


April 29, 2022

Germany

Modern folk/pagan metal

Debut album

A fresh take on the folk/pagan metal world of myths and legends by the Hamburg collective on their S/T debut. Auf deutsch gesungen.


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SATAN'S HOST

This Legacy Will Never Die


April 29, 2022

US

Blackened heavy/power metal

Studio album #11

True metal veterans return with studio effort #11! Excellent crafted, theatrical dynamics on full display, FFO: Merciful Fate/King Diamond, Hell, Witherfall.


Spotify link


SPACE VACATION

White Hot Reflection


April 29, 2022

US

Heavy/power metal

Studio album #5

Excellent new studio album by the San Francisco metallers, solidly anchored into the 80s heavy metal! Catchy melodies. Total headbanger!


Spotify link



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