Get excited music fans, because April is going to be one hell of a month for new rock and metal music releases. Upcoming April 2012 albums will come from bands such as Halestorm, Dragonforce, Municipal Waste, Torche and more.

Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm are set to release ‘The Strange Case Of…’ on April 10. The album will feature the single ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ as well as 11 other new tracks.

In our exclusive interview with vocalist Lzzy Hale she said, “It’s definitely a step forward from the last record. What we wanted to do with this record was bridge the gap between our last one and what everybody keeps telling us what we sound like live or what they’ve experienced from a live show.”

Power metalers of Dragonforce are also set to release their first album with new lead singer Marc Hudson, ‘The Power Within.’ West coast rock rapper, and ex-Hollywood Undead frontman, Deuce is also gearing up to release his own debut record ‘Nine Lives,’ on April 24.

Other highly-anticipated releases for April include Taproot’s ‘The Episodes,’ Torche’s ‘Harmonicraft,’ Municipal Waste’s ‘The Fatal Feast,’ Cradle of Filth‘s ‘Midnight of the Labyrinth’ and High on Fire‘s crushing new disc, ‘De Vermis Mysteriis.’

Check out the list of upcoming rock and metal music releases for the month of April 2012:

New Music Releases – April 2012
April 3

Accept, ‘Stalingrad’
High On Fire, ‘De Vermis Mysteriis’

April 10

Cavo, ‘Thick as Thieves’
Dead Sara, ‘Dead Sara’
Demon Hunter, ‘True Defiance’
Dirge Within, ‘There Will Be Blood’
Emmure, ‘Slave to the Game’
Halestorm, ‘The Strange Case Of…’
Job For A Cowboy, ‘Demonocracy’
Municipal Waste, ‘The Fatal Feast’
Taproot, ‘The Episodes’

April 17

Dragonforce, ‘The Power Within’
Thousand Foot Krutch, ‘The End is Where We Begin’


April 24

Cradle of Filth, ‘Midnight in the Labyrinth’
Deuce, ‘Nine Lives’
Torche, ‘Harmonicraft’
War of Ages, ‘Return to Life’

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