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Upcoming Metal Releases

In following metal news on a daily basis, we maintain this list of upcoming metal releases to the best of our ability. However, we make no guarantees about its accuracy. Oftentimes newsletters and press releases do not specify the territory that the announced release date applies to and we do our best to research it or make educated guesses in such cases.

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US / North America

Date Band/Release
Released
Jul 26, 2016
Gandalf's Owl
"Winterfell" (CD/EP)
Released
Jul 27, 2016
Jinjer
"King Of Everything" (CD)
Released
Jul 28, 2016
Beansidhe
"Mont" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Pylon
"A Lament" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Deny The Cross
"Alpha Ghoul" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Feign
"Atlas" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Problem Of Pain
"Burn What My Hands Wrought" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Coscradh
"Coscradh" (Cassette)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Ghoul
"Dungeon Bastards" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Sinsaenum
"Echoes of the Tortured" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Eerie
"Eerie" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Cannibal Accident
"Encyclopedia Cannibalicium: Minimal Results With Maximal Effort" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Quinta Essentia
"Initiates Of The Great Work" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Abominant
"Napalm Reign" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Valient Thorr
"Old Salt" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Ossuary Insane
"Possession Of The Flesh" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Infinite Density
"Recollapse of the Universe" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Kohti Tuhoa
"Rutiinin Orja" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
The Foreshadowing
"Seven Heads Ten Horns" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Ringworm
"Snake Church" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Impure Consecration
"Succumb To Impurity Fire" (Vinyl)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Supremative
"Supremative" (Vinyl)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Teorema
"Teorema" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Kambrium
"The Elders' Realm" (CD)
Released
Jul 29, 2016
Powerwolf
"The Metal Mass" (DVD Audio)
Released
Jul 30, 2016
Welcome Back Delta
"Sucker" (CD)
Aug 1, 2016 Obscure
"Back To Skull" (CD)
Aug 1, 2016 Vukari
"Divination" (CD)
Aug 1, 2016 Carnage Inc.
"Fury Incarnate" (CD/EP)
Aug 1, 2016 Paganizer
"On the Outskirts of Hades" (CD/EP)
Aug 1, 2016 Wired Anxiety
"The Delirium of Negation" (CD/EP)
Aug 3, 2016 Unalei
"Taedium Vitae" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Zephyra
"As The World Collapses" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Howling Giant
"Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 1" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Keychain
"Breakout" (CD/EP)
Aug 5, 2016 Necromancing The Stone
"Jewel Of The Vile" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Zlatanera
"Legerdemain" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Bloody Hammers
"Lovely Sort Of Death" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 The Company Corvette
"Never Enough" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Islander
"Power Under Control" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Acolyte
"Shades Of Black" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Carnifex
"Slow Death" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 End Xian
"Soft Rock" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 MaidaVale
"Tales of the Wicked West" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Temple Nightside
"The Hecatomb" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Tarja
"The Shadow Self" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Denominate
"Those Who Beheld The End" (CD)
Aug 6, 2016 Excellion
"Unsean" (CD/EP)
Aug 9, 2016 Hibria
"XX" (CD)
Aug 10, 2016 Hyponic
"Former Monk" (CD)
Aug 12, 2016 Equilibrium
"Armageddon" (CD)
Aug 12, 2016 Lacrimas Profundere
"Hope Is Here" (CD)
Aug 12, 2016 Infectology
"Innards of Misanthropic Embodiment" (CD)
Aug 12, 2016 The Amity Affliction
"This Could Be Heartbreak" (CD)
Aug 15, 2016 Shadow Witch
"Sun Killer" (CD)
Aug 17, 2016 TMHM
"Stage Names" (CD)
Aug 18, 2016 Friend Or Foe
"Foe" (CD/EP)
Aug 18, 2016 Blood Incantation
"Starspawn" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Warpvomit
"Barbaric Triumph of Evil" (Vinyl)
Aug 19, 2016 Asenblut
"Berserker" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Hellhammer
"Blood Insanity" (Vinyl)
Aug 19, 2016 Soilwork
"Death Resonance" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Spire
"Entropy" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Destroying The Devoid
"Paramnesia" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Darkher
"Realms" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Calling Apollo
"The Great Depression: Act I" (CD/EP)
Aug 19, 2016 Sabaton
"The Last Stand" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Beelzefuzz
"The Righteous Bloom" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Mindscar
"What's Beyond the Light" (CD)
Aug 20, 2016 Throes Of Dawn
"Our Voices Shall Remain" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Nox
"Ancestral Arte Negro" (CD/EP)
Aug 26, 2016 Wild Zombie Blast Guide
"Back From The Dead" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Inquisition
"Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Vicious Rumors
"Concussion Protocol" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Medevil
"Conductor Of Storms" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Sodom
"Decision Day" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Imperium Dekadenz
"Dis Manibvs" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Lesbian
"Hallucinogensis" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Twilight Force
"Heroes Of Mighty Magic" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Kuolemanlaakso
"M. Laakso - Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes" (CD)
>> Reviewed
Aug 26, 2016 Delain
"Moonbathers" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Bangladeafy
"Narcopaloma" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Motorowl
"Om Generator" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Running Wild
"Rapid Foray" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 King
"Reclaim The Darkness" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Svartanatt
"Svartanatt" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 While Sun Ends
"Terminus" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 The Apocalypse Blues Revue
"The Apocalypse Blues Revue" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 DGM
"The Passage" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Dawn Of Demise
"The Suffering" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Them Bulls
"Them Bulls" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Vahrzaw
"Twin Suns & Wolves' Tongues " (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 The Wounded Kings
"Visions In Bone" (CD)
Aug 27, 2016 Myriad Lights
"Kingdom Of Sand" (CD)
Aug 27, 2016 Lift The Medium
"Mastermind" (CD)
Aug 28, 2016 Worshipper
"Shadow Hymns" (CD)
Aug 28, 2016 Zed
"Trouble in Eden" (CD)
Aug 30, 2016 Crowhurst
"II" (CD)
Sep 1, 2016 The Devil's Music
"The Devil's Music" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Morrow
"Covenant Of Teeth " (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Countdown
"Demo" (Vinyl)
Sep 2, 2016 Nag
"Nag" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Lord Agheros
"Nothing At All" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Robots and Monsters
"Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight" (CD/EP)
Sep 2, 2016 Neurogenic
"Ouroboric Stagnation" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Fange
"Purge" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Asatta
"Spiraling Into Oblivion" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Devin Townsend Project
"Transcendence" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Imminent Sonic Destruction
"Triumphia" (CD)
Sep 3, 2016 F.A.M.
"Human Cargo" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Infecting The Swarm
"Abyss" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Amphisbaena
"Amphisbaena" (CD/EP)
Sep 9, 2016 Black Funeral
"Ankou and the Death Fire" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Steve'n'Seagulls
"Brothers In Farms" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Pain
"Coming Home" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Stages Of Decomposition
"Crawl Space Burial" (CD/EP)
Sep 9, 2016 Tardive Dyskinesia
"Harmonic Confusion" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Colosso
"Obnoxious" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Aum
"Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Oddland
"Origin" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Nuclear Holocaust
"Overkill Commando" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Guns Of Glory
"Strafing Run" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Rev Theory
"The Revelation" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Exalt
"The Shape You Took Before the Ache" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Evergrey
"The Storm Within" (CD)
Sep 15, 2016 Cerebral Fix
"Disaster Of Reality" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Iron Fire
"Among The Dead" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Ancient
"Back To The Land Of The Dead" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Barishi
"Blood from the Lion's Mouth" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Airbourne
"Breakin' Outta Hell" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Inanimate Existence
"Calling From A Dream" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Morkobot
"GoRgO" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Warfather
"Grey Eminence" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Virvum
"Illuminance" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Indominus
"Legion Within" (CD/EP)
Sep 16, 2016 Negative Thought Process
"Methylene Butterfly" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Narnia
"Narnia" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Brujeria
"Pocho Aztlan" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Kambodsja
"Stranger" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Temperance
"The Earth Embraces Us All" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Penitence Onirique
"V.I.T.R.I.O.L" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Psykosis
"Welcome to the Psyko Ward" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Fake Idols
"Witness" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 True Widow
"Avvolgere" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Bhavachakra
"Bhavachakra" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Swine Overlord
"Entheogenesis" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Neurosis
"Fires Within Fires" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Sahg
"Memento Mori" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 The Holeum
"Negative Abyss" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Okkultokrati
"Raspberry Dawn" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Komatsu
"Recipe For Murder One" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Operation: Mindcrime
"Resurrection" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 In Flames
"Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg" (DVD Audio)
Sep 23, 2016 Usurpress
"The Regal Tribe" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Dysrhythmia
"The Veil Of Control" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper
"Walking In The Shadows" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Seventh Wonder
"Welcome To Atlanta Live 2014" (Blu-ray)
Sep 23, 2016 Insomnium
"Winter's Gate" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Altar Of Oblivion
"Barren Grounds" (CD/EP)
Sep 30, 2016 Brain Tentacles
"Brain Tentacles" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Langfinger
"Crossyears" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 The Agonist
"Five" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Noctem
"Haeresis" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Evil Invaders
"In For The Kill" (CD/EP)
Sep 30, 2016 Asphyx
"Incoming Death" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Lordi
"Monsterephonic (Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy)" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Oathbreaker
"Rheia" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Opeth
"Sorceress" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Yeti On Horseback
"The Great Dying" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Epica
"The Holographic Principle" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Famous Last Words
"The Incubus" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Dead
"Untitle" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Truckfighters
"V" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 MOASE
"Vertigo" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Skalmold
"Vögguvísur Yggdrasils" (CD)
Oct 1, 2016 Iraconji
"Global Genocide" (CD)
Oct 1, 2016 Mantra
"Laniakea" (CD)
Oct 2, 2016 Swampcult
"The Festival" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Dayshell
"Nexus" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Mercyless
"Pathetic Divinity" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 To The Wind
"The Brighter View" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Sonata Arctica
"The Ninth Hour" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 The Devil Wears Prada
"Transit Blues" (CD)
Oct 11, 2016 Suma
"The Order Of Things" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Theatres Des Vampires
"Candyland" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Eden's Curse
"Cardinal" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Dethbeds
"Dungeon Scum" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Red Fang
"Only Ghosts" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Unwill
"Past Life" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Anciients
"Voice of the Void" (CD)
Oct 17, 2016 Monolith Wielder
"Monolith Wielder" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Khemmis
"Hunted" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Queen Elephantine
"Kala" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Auroch
"Mute Books" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Korn
"The Serenity Of Suffering" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Dope
"Blood Money Part 1" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Season Of Arrows
"Give it to the Mountain" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Crucified Mortals
"Psalms of the Dead Choir" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Testament
"The Brotherhood Of The Snake" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Dark Tranquillity
"Atoma" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Nightwish
"Vehicle Of Spirit" (CD)
Nov 18, 2016 Light & Shade
"The Essence of Everything" (CD)
Feb 5, 2017 Textures
"Genotype" (CD)

Europe / Worldwide*

* The world-wide release date (barring North America) often corresponds to the European release date. However, smaller labels and regional distros may render this correlation invalid in many instances.

Date Band/Release
Released
26-7-16
Gandalf's Owl
"Winterfell" (CD/EP)
Released
29-7-16
Sinsaenum
"Echoes of the Tortured" (CD)
Released
29-7-16
Powerwolf
"The Metal Mass" (DVD Audio)
Released
30-7-16
Dark Avenger
"The Beloved Bones: Hell" (CD)
1-8-16 Wired Anxiety
"The Delirium of Negation" (CD/EP)
5-8-16 Necromancing The Stone
"Jewel Of The Vile" (CD)
5-8-16 Tarja
"The Shadow Self" (CD)
5-8-16 Denominate
"Those Who Beheld The End" (CD)
20-8-16 Throes Of Dawn
"Our Voices Shall Remain" (CD)
26-8-16 Vicious Rumors
"Concussion Protocol" (CD)
26-8-16 Sodom
"Decision Day" (CD)
26-8-16 Twilight Force
"Heroes Of Mighty Magic" (CD)
26-8-16 Delain
"Moonbathers" (CD)
9-9-16 Guns Of Glory
"Strafing Run" (CD)
15-9-16 Cerebral Fix
"Disaster Of Reality" (CD)
16-9-16 Guitar Force
"Different Universe" (CD)
16-9-16 Warfather
"Grey Eminence" (CD)
16-9-16 Lordi
"Monsterephonic (Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy)" (CD)
16-9-16 Narnia
"Narnia" (CD)
16-9-16 Athorn
"Necropolis" (CD)
16-9-16 Temperance
"The Earth Embraces Us All" (CD)
16-9-16 Psykosis
"Welcome to the Psyko Ward" (CD)
23-9-16 Kryptos
"Burn Up The Night" (CD)
23-9-16 Symphonity
"King Of Persia" (CD)
23-9-16 Operation: Mindcrime
"Resurrection" (CD)
23-9-16 In Flames
"Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg" (DVD Audio)
14-10-16 Theatres Des Vampires
"Candyland" (CD)
4-11-16 Nightwish
"Vehicle Of Spirit" (CD)
25-11-16 Light & Shade
"The Essence of Everything" (CD)
23-8-13 Trouble
"The Distortion Field" (CD)
>> Reviewed