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ROCK AIN'T DEAD!

Recommended new releases with hard rock as the common denominator. 4th Edition.

Three debutants and two veteran acts round up this 4th edition of Rock Ain't Dead! Ranging from classic hard rock to new, genre-fluid variants, the rock world continues to thrive (and evolve in the process). Here are five new fine examples:


RUXT

Hell's Gate


May 29, 2022

Italy

Hard rock, hard 'n' heavy

Studio album #5

The Genovese rockers return with their 5th offering - a new lineup and a hardened sound! Heavy, gritty hard rock freely moving into heavy metal territory!


Bandcamp link / Spotify link


DIRT

Deadbeat


June 3, 2022

Finland

Heavy/hard rock, post-grunge

Debut album

Excellent studio debut effort by the Finns! Heavy, groovy rock with a serious infusion of (quality) grunge! FFO: STP, Velvet Revolver, Alice in Chains, King X.


All links


VOODOO ANGEL

First Spell


June 3, 2022

France

Glam/sleaze/hard rock

Debut album

The French glam collective offers a dynamic mix of 80s sleaze and mainstream, melodic hard rock on their debut studio effort!

Bandcamp link / Spotify link


SIDEBURN

Fired Up


June 10, 2022

Switzerland

Hard rock

Studio album #9

The mighty Swiss rockers return with their 9th (!) studio album! Straight-up classic hard rock! Climbing the mainstream Swiss charts since its release!


All links


STONEGATE

Set In Stone


June 10, 2022

Canada

Alternative/hard rock

Debut album

The Calgary rock collective puts the funk in rock on their studio debut effort! Modern affairs, genre-fluid hard rock with nu/rap-style vocals and proper attitude.


Spotify link



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