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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
Nov 28, 2016
Astral Winter
"Forest of Silence" (CD)
Released
Dec 1, 2016
Arriver
"Emeritus " (CD)
Released
Dec 1, 2016
GreyAblaze
"GreyAblaze" (CD)
Released
Dec 1, 2016
Hevidence
"Nobody's Fault" (CD)
Released
Dec 1, 2016
Famishgod
"Roots of Darkness" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Night Ranger
"35 Years And A Night in Chicago" (DVD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Sienna Skies
"A Darker Shade Of Truth" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Sarkom
"Anti-Cosmic Art" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Cloak & Dagger
"Balance" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Bethlehem
"Bethlehem" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Violent Magic Orchestra
"Catastrophic Anonymous" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Kratornas
"Devoured by Damnation" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Revel In Flesh
"Emissary Of All Plagues" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Feral
"From The Mortuary" (CD/EP)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Scum
"Garden Of Shadows" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Turbo Shokk
"Get Radical" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Spore Lord
"In the Beginning" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Infinite Earths
"Into the Void" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Syk
"I-Optikon" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Flidais
"Kazador" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Goatfuneral
"Luzifer Spricht... 10 Years In The Name Of The Goat" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Violet Cold
"Magic Night" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
The Loom Of Time
"NihilReich" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Bornholm
"Primaeval Pantheons" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Malacoda
"Ritualis Aeterna" (CD/EP)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Crossbones
"Rock the Cradle" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Ranger
"Speed & Violence" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Cowards
"Still" (CD/EP)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Maladie
"Symptoms" (CD/EP)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Vulgar Devils
"Temptress Of The Dark" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Naberus
"The Lost Reveries" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Eternal Idol
"The Unrevealed Secret" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Crystal Lake
"True North" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Worm Ouroboros
"What Graceless Dawn" (CD)
Released
Dec 2, 2016
Golden Rusk
"What Will Become Of Us?" (CD)
Dec 4, 2016 Lascar
"Absence" (CD)
Dec 6, 2016 Beneath A Godless Sky
"Beneath A Godless Sky" (CD/EP)
Dec 6, 2016 Teramobil
"Magnitude Of Thoughts" (CD)
Dec 6, 2016 Crimson Moon
"Oneironaut" (CD)
Dec 6, 2016 Crest of Darkness
"Welcome The Dead" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Shape of Despair
"Alone in the Mist" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Venefixion
"Armorican Deathrites" (CD/EP)
Dec 9, 2016 Bearstorm
"Biophobia" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Luciferian Light Orchestra
"Black" (CD/EP)
Dec 9, 2016 Nash B.C.
"Burning Babylon" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Sithter
"Chaotic Fiend" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Jardin de la Croix
"Circadia" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Cliterati
"Cliterati" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 The Workhorse III
"Closer to Relevance" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Craneium
"Explore The Void" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Sacricifio
"Guerra Eterna" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Heart Avail
"Heart Avail" (CD/EP)
Dec 9, 2016 Gnaw Their Tongues
"Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Aenaon
"Hypnosophy" (CD)
>> Reviewed
Dec 9, 2016 Circle Of Dust
"Machines of Our Disgrace" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
"Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live" (2-CD Set)
Dec 9, 2016 Those Who Fear
"State Of Mind" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Invertia
"The Biddings of Tyrants" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Zao
"The Well-Intentioned Virus" (CD)
Dec 9, 2016 Dreamshade
"Vibrant" (CD)
Dec 12, 2016 Daedric Tales
"Cult Of Ashes" (CD/EP)
Dec 12, 2016 Heaven's Decay
"The Great Void Of Mystery" (CD)
Dec 13, 2016 Raven Lord
"Down The Wasteland" (CD)
Dec 16, 2016 The Funeral Portrait
"A Moment of Silence" (CD)
Dec 16, 2016 Call of the Void
"Are You Fucking Kidding Me" (CD/EP)
Dec 16, 2016 Blood Tyrant
"Aristocracy of Twilight" (DVD)
Dec 16, 2016 Youdash
"Astrophobia" (CD)
Dec 16, 2016 Murg
"Gudatall" (CD)
Dec 16, 2016 Do Skonu
"Hell" (CD)
Dec 16, 2016 Machinae Supremacy
"Into The Night World" (CD)
Dec 16, 2016 Omnizide
"NekroRegime" (CD)
Dec 16, 2016 Black Cilice
"Nocturnal Mysticism" (Vinyl)
Dec 16, 2016 Grafvitnir
"Obeisance to a Witch Moon" (CD)
Dec 17, 2016 Rudra
"Enemy Of Duality" (CD)
Dec 18, 2016 Ianoda
"Disillusionment" (CD)
Dec 18, 2016 Initiated
"World On Fire" (CD)
Dec 19, 2016 Pimea Metsa
"No Blood, No Glory" (CD)
Dec 19, 2016 Putrified
"The Flesh. The Scythe. The Tomb." (CD/EP)
Dec 20, 2016 Exhortation
"Ashland Messiah" (CD)
Dec 20, 2016 Gutted
"Martyr Creation" (CD)
Dec 22, 2016 Sadokist
"Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns" (Vinyl)
Dec 23, 2016 Beating Dead Meat
"With Full Force" (CD)
Dec 23, 2016 Dawnbringer
"XX" (CD/EP)
Dec 24, 2016 Goatblood
"Veneration of Armageddon" (CD)
Dec 25, 2016 Paria
"Knochenkamp" (CD/EP)
Dec 30, 2016 Soothsayer
"At This Great Depth" (CD/EP)
Dec 31, 2016 Spectral Apparition
"Manifestation" (CD/EP)
Jan 1, 2017 The Replicate
"A Selfish Dream" (CD/EP)
Jan 1, 2017 Insulters
"Metal Still Means Danger" (CD)
Jan 6, 2017 Black Anvil
"As Was" (CD)
Jan 6, 2017 Chasing Safety
"Nomad" (CD)
Jan 6, 2017 Static Tension
"Out of Reach" (CD/EP)
Jan 6, 2017 Uprising
"Uprising" (CD)
Jan 6, 2017 Derhead
"Via" (CD)
Jan 9, 2017 Mangog
"Mangog Awakens" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 A Sun Traverse
"A Sun Traverse" (CD/EP)
Jan 13, 2017 Warpath
"Bullets for a Desert Session" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 Code Orange
"Forever" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 Grave Digger
"Healed By Metal" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 Victorius
"Heart Of the Phoenix" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 Pain Of Salvation
"In the Passing Light of Day" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 Reality Slap
"Limitless" (CD/EP)
Jan 13, 2017 Jupiter Hollow
"Odyssey" (CD/EP)
Jan 13, 2017 Ann My Guard
"Ourania" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 Accept
"Restless And Live" (Blu-ray)
Jan 13, 2017 Akoma
"Revangels" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 Shaarimoth
"Temple of the Adversarial Fire" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 The Drip
"The Haunting Fear of Inevitability" (CD)
Jan 13, 2017 Draugsol
"Volaða Land" (CD)
Jan 15, 2017 Balfor
"Black Serpent Rising" (CD)
Jan 17, 2017 Need
"Hegaiamas: A Song For Freedom" (CD)
Jan 17, 2017 Sepultura
"Machine Messiah" (CD)
Jan 20, 2017 Infernal Angels
"Ars Goetia" (CD)
Jan 20, 2017 Dark Messiah
"Dark Messiah" (CD/EP)
Jan 20, 2017 Firewind
"Immortals" (CD)
Jan 20, 2017 Emptiness
"Not For Music" (CD)
Jan 20, 2017 Habitual Sins
"Personal Demons" (CD)
Jan 20, 2017 Memoriam
"The Hellfire Demos II" (CD/EP)
Jan 20, 2017 Magnum
"The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads" (CD)
Jan 20, 2017 Thron
"Thron" (CD)
Jan 20, 2017 Endalok
"Úr Draumheimi Viðurstyggðar" (CD/EP)
Jan 20, 2017 Aversions Crown
"Xenocide" (CD)
Jan 23, 2017 Infamovs
"Under the Seals of Death" (CD)
Jan 25, 2017 Aborym
"Shifting.negative" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 The Ominous Circle
"Appalling Ascension" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Beheaded
"Beast Incarnate" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Hour of Penance
"Cast The First Stone" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Syron Vanes
"Chaos From A Distance " (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Heavy Temple
"Chassit" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Au Champ Des Morts
"Dans La Joie" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 The Murder Of My Sweet
"Echoes of the Aftermath" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 The Great Old Ones
"EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Fight The Fight
"Fight The Fight" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Kreator
"Gods Of Violence" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Jack Russell's Great White
"He Saw it Comin" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Black Star Riders
"Heavy Fire" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Tenebrae in Perpetuum
"La Genesi: 2001-2002" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Set And Setting
"Reflectionless" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Heaven's Guardian
"Signs" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Dead Limbs
"Spiritus / Sulphur" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Diablerie
"The Catalyst Vol. 1: Control" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 John Garcia
"The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Xandria
"Theater of Dimensions" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Horn
"Turm am Hang" (CD)
Jan 27, 2017 Wars
"We Are Islands, After All" (CD)
Jan 28, 2017 Hey Satan
"Hey Satan" (CD)
Jan 30, 2017 Ephedra
"Can’- Ka No Rey" (CD)
Feb 1, 2017 Bestial Raids
"Master Satan’s Witchery." (CD)
Feb 3, 2017 Horisont
"About Time" (CD)
Feb 3, 2017 Iron Reagan
"Crossover Ministry" (CD)
Feb 3, 2017 Nailed to Obscurity
"King Delusion" (CD)
Feb 3, 2017 Soen
"Lykaia" (CD)
Feb 3, 2017 Kairon; Irse!
"Ruination" (CD)
Feb 5, 2017 Textures
"Genotype" (CD)
Feb 10, 2017 Mors Principium Est
"Embers of a Dying World" (CD)
Feb 10, 2017 Cranial Engorgement
"Horrific Existence" (CD)
Feb 10, 2017 Overkill
"The Grinding Wheel" (CD)
Feb 10, 2017 Nidingr
"The High Heat Licks Against Heaven" (CD)
Feb 17, 2017 Dealer
"Billionaire Boys Club" (CD)
Feb 17, 2017 Battle Beast
"Bringer Of Pain" (CD)
Feb 17, 2017 Cultes Des Ghoules
"Coven" (CD)
Feb 17, 2017 Jagged Vision
"Death Is This World" (CD)
Feb 17, 2017 Lorna Shore
"Flesh Coffin" (CD)
Feb 17, 2017 Invisible Mirror
"On The Edge Of Tomorrow" (CD)
Feb 17, 2017 Vermilion Whiskey
"Spirit of Tradition" (CD)
Feb 17, 2017 Morta Skuld
"Wounds Deeper than Time" (CD)
Feb 20, 2017 Henry Kane
"Den Förstörda Människans Rike" (CD)
Feb 22, 2017 Power Trip
"Nightmare Logic" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Persefone
"Aathma" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Unruly Child
"Can't Go Home" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Place Vendome
"Close to the Sun" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Disperse
"Foreword" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Hark
"Machinations" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 A Breach of Silence
"Secrets" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard
"Supersonic Rock'N Roll" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Lethe
"The First Corpse On The Moon" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Ex Deo
"The Immortal Wars" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Siberian
"Through Ages of Sleep" (CD)
Feb 24, 2017 Tokyo Motor Fist
"Tokyo Motor Fist " (CD)
Feb 25, 2017 Daedric Tales
"The Divine Menace" (CD)
Mar 3, 2017 Majesty
"Rebels" (CD)
Mar 17, 2017 Ithilien
"Shaping the Soul" (CD)
Mar 17, 2017 Pissed On
"The Hanged Man" (CD/EP)
Mar 24, 2017 Obese
"Anamnesis" (CD)
Mar 31, 2017 Milking The Goatmachine
"Milking In Blasphemy" (CD)
Dec 16, 2017 Stone Sour
"Come What(Ever) May 10th Anniversary Edition" (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
30-11-16
Killin' Kind
"Dying Earth" (CD)
Released
1-12-16
Hevidence
"Nobody's Fault" (CD)
Released
1-12-16
Famishgod
"Roots of Darkness" (CD)
Released
2-12-16
Sienna Skies
"A Darker Shade Of Truth" (CD)
Released
2-12-16
Revel In Flesh
"Emissary Of All Plagues" (CD)
Released
2-12-16
Black Therapy
"In The Embrace Of Sorrow, I Smile" (CD)
Released
2-12-16
Bornholm
"Primaeval Pantheons" (CD)
Released
2-12-16
Crossbones
"Rock the Cradle" (CD)
Released
2-12-16
Vulgar Devils
"Temptress Of The Dark" (CD)
Released
2-12-16
Eternal Idol
"The Unrevealed Secret" (CD)
9-12-16 Nash B.C.
"Burning Babylon" (CD)
9-12-16 Gnaw Their Tongues
"Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent" (CD)
9-12-16 Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
"Prometheus, The Dolby Atmos Experience + Cinematic And Live" (2-CD Set)
9-12-16 Invertia
"The Biddings of Tyrants" (CD)
10-12-16 Goat Worship
"Blood and Steel" (CD)
12-12-16 Daedric Tales
"Cult Of Ashes" (CD/EP)
12-12-16 Heaven's Decay
"The Great Void Of Mystery" (CD)
15-12-16 Sepulchral Curse
"At The Onset Of Extinction" (CD/EP)
16-12-16 Omnizide
"NekroRegime" (CD)
16-12-16 Grafvitnir
"Obeisance to a Witch Moon" (CD)
19-12-16 Pimea Metsa
"No Blood, No Glory" (CD)
22-12-16 Echelon
"The Brimstone Aggrandizement" (CD)
1-1-17 The Replicate
"A Selfish Dream" (CD/EP)
6-1-17 Black Anvil
"As Was" (CD)
9-1-17 Mangog
"Mangog Awakens" (CD)
13-1-17 A Sun Traverse
"A Sun Traverse" (CD/EP)
13-1-17 Warpath
"Bullets for a Desert Session" (CD)
13-1-17 Grave Digger
"Healed By Metal" (CD)
13-1-17 Victorius
"Heart Of the Phoenix" (CD)
13-1-17 Pain Of Salvation
"In the Passing Light of Day" (CD)
13-1-17 Akoma
"Revangels" (CD)
13-1-17 The Drip
"The Haunting Fear of Inevitability" (CD)
20-1-17 Firewind
"Immortals" (CD)
20-1-17 Invisible Mirror
"On The Edge Of Tomorrow" (CD)
20-1-17 Habitual Sins
"Personal Demons" (CD)
25-1-17 Aborym
"Shifting.negative" (CD)
27-1-17 Syron Vanes
"Chaos From A Distance " (CD)
27-1-17 The Murder Of My Sweet
"Echoes of the Aftermath" (CD)
27-1-17 Kreator
"Gods Of Violence" (CD)
27-1-17 Black Star Riders
"Heavy Fire" (CD)
27-1-17 Heaven's Guardian
"Signs" (CD)
27-1-17 John Garcia
"The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues" (CD)
10-2-17 Mors Principium Est
"Embers of a Dying World" (CD)
10-2-17 Overkill
"The Grinding Wheel" (CD)
10-2-17 Thormesis
"Trümmerfarben" (CD)
17-2-17 Crystal Viper
"Queen Of The Witches" (CD)
17-2-17 Ithilien
"Shaping the Soul" (CD)
22-2-17 Power Trip
"Nightmare Logic" (CD)
24-2-17 Unruly Child
"Can't Go Home" (CD)
24-2-17 Place Vendome
"Close to the Sun" (CD)
24-2-17 Ex Deo
"The Immortal Wars" (CD)
25-2-17 Daedric Tales
"The Divine Menace" (CD)
23-8-13 Trouble
"The Distortion Field" (CD)
>> Reviewed