NEW YORK - AUGUST 19: Aaron Lewis of Staind performs, marking the release of "The Illusion of Progress" at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on August 19, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

This week’s new releases include some really cool pick-ups. We’ll take a look at 5 hard rock and metal albums you should check out. Staind released “Confessions Of The Fallen. It’s their first new full-length in 12 years. Staind emerged in the late 1990s.

Formed in Springfield, Massachusetts, they gained notoriety for their emotionally charged lyrics and a fusion of post-grunge and alternative metal. Hits like “It’s Been Awhile” and “Outside” propelled them to mainstream success, solidifying their status as a formidable force in rock music. Staind’s frontman, Aaron Lewis, is known for his distinctive, heartfelt vocals, which have resonated with fans worldwide.

Paul Rodgers is out with his first solo record in a decade! This British rock vocalist is best known as the lead singer of iconic bands like Free and Bad Company. His soulful and powerful voice has made him a revered figure in rock history. Rodgers’ hits with Free, including “All Right Now,” and his work with Bad Company on tracks like “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” remain classic rock staples. His enduring influence on the genre has earned him a well-deserved place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Dio has The Studio Albums 1996-2004 out today. Fronted by the iconic Ronnie James Dio, the band was a pioneering force in heavy metal. With a career spanning several decades, they delivered memorable albums like “Holy Diver” and “The Last in Line.” Dio’s theatrical stage presence and Ronnie James’ powerful vocals set the band apart and helped define the fantasy-infused subgenre of metal.

Eva Under Fire releases their deluxe edition of “Love, Drugs, and Misery”. Bonus tracks, acoustic renditions, remixes, and an amazing cover of Sabbath! Eva Under Fire hails from Detroit, Michigan. Known for their energetic live performances and emotionally charged lyrics, they’ve garnered attention in the alternative rock scene. Songs like “The Strong” and “Bleeding” showcase their dynamic sound and songwriting prowess, making them a band to keep your eyes on.

Death Dealer Union is a metal band that’s gained recognition for its aggressive and intense music style. With a sound influenced by thrash and heavy metal, they’ve released albums like “Warface” and “Break the Silence,” attracting fans of the heavier side of the genre. Their music is marked by powerful riffs and socially conscious lyrics, making them a notable presence in the metal underground. Today they released “Initiation.”

Let’s take a look at what you can hear from each album! And remember, these are 5 new hard rock and metal albums You Should Check Out This Weekend.


    Cool Version of This tune! Looking forward to this deluxe release. Should sound really good.




    Angry Machines is a really well done album which is in the boxed set released today.  And this trick is killer!


    It’s the debut album from this talented band.  Check this song out and see if it hooks you like it did me!


    His voice is ageless.  So smooth and cool.  This track is a laid back rocker which provides insight on what to expect from his solo release!


    A real banger that has emotion and that melodic hook!  Great stuff!

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