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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
Jun 24, 2016
Battle Path
"Ambedo" (Cassette)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Black Fucking Cancer
"Black Fucking Cancer" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Monsterworks
"Black Swan Annihilation" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Internal Suffering
"Cyclonic Void Of Power" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Rotting Obscene
"Depths Of Decay" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Ecclesiast
"Ecclesiast" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Violent Scum
"Festering In Endless Decay" (Cassette)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Gjendod
"Gjendød" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Shed The Skin
"Harrowing Faith" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Infinite Spectrum
"Haunter Of The Dark" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Earth Ship
"Hollowed" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Front
"Iron Overkill" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
The Browning
"Isolation" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Wings Of Destiny
"Kings Of Terror" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Au Champ Des Morts
"Le Jour Se Lève" (Vinyl)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Neige et Noirceur
"Les Ténèbres Modernes" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Secret Rule
"Machination" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Whitechapel
"Mark of the Blade" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Denner/Shermann
"Masters Of Evil" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Schemata Theory
"Networks" (CD/EP)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Countless Skies
"New Dawn" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Paradox
"Pangea" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Necroptic Engorgement
"Realms of Incessant Bloodshed" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Apothesary
"Sensory Overload" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Sheidim
"Shrines of the Void" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Doro
"Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" (Blu-ray)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Forteresse
"Thèmes pour la Rébellion" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Be'lakor
"Vessels" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
MGT
"Volumes" (CD)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Wicked World
"Witch Hunt" (CD/EP)
Released
Jun 24, 2016
Dawn Of Disease
"Worship The Grave" (CD)
Released
Jun 25, 2016
Elm Street
"Knock 'Em Out...With A Metal Fist" (CD)
Released
Jun 25, 2016
Blaakyum
"Line Of Fear" (CD)
Released
Jun 26, 2016
Eteritus
"Following the Ancient Path" (CD)
Released
Jun 27, 2016
Shataan
"Weigh of the Wolf" (CD)
Jun 28, 2016 Energema
"The Lion's Forces" (CD)
Jun 30, 2016 Karnak Seti
"The Distance That Made Us Cold" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Der Rote Milan
"Aus der Asche" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Silent Planet
"Everything Was Sound" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Wolf Hoffmann
"Headbanger's Symphony" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Oracles
"Miserycorde" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Pain Of Salvation
"Remedy Lane Re:Visited" (Promo CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Iskra
"Ruins" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Storm Of Particles
"Storm Of Particles" (CD/EP)
Jul 1, 2016 Lanfear
"The Code Inherited" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Save The Clock Tower
"The Familiar // The Decay" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Fates Warning
"Theories Of Light" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Macabra
"To The Bone" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Anal Blasphemy
"Western Decadence" (CD)
Jul 1, 2016 Grond
"Worship the Kraken" (CD)
Jul 2, 2016 End The Empire
"Ivory" (CD)
Jul 4, 2016 Methra
"Acolyte" (CD)
Jul 4, 2016 Beneath the Storm
"Lucid Nightmare" (CD)
Jul 5, 2016 Pequod
"False Divinity" (CD)
Jul 7, 2016 Spellcaster
"Night Hides The World" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Diabolizer
"Apokalypse" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Third Ion
"Biolith" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Monument Of A Memory
"Catharsis" (CD/EP)
Jul 8, 2016 Centinex
"Doomsday Rituals" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Pseudo/Sentai
"Enter the Sentai" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Chalice Of Suffering
"For You I Die" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Illdisposed
"Grey Sky Over Black Town" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Deadlock
"Hybris" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Wolverine
"Machina Viva" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Dust Bolt
"Mass Confusion" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Nocte Obducta
"Mogontiacum (Nachdem Die Nacht Herabgesunken)" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Q5
"New World Order" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Astralion
"Outlaw" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Trick Or Treat
"Rabbits' Hill, Pt. 2" (CD)
>> Reviewed
Jul 8, 2016 Frameworks
"Smother" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Lord Of War
"Suffer" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Nonpoint
"The Poison Red" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Defiled
"Towards Inevitable Ruin" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Diabolical
"Umbra" (CD/EP)
Jul 8, 2016 Athame
"With Cunning Fire and Adversarial Resolve" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Tyfon's Doom
"Yeth Hound" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Guttural Corpora Cavernosa
"You Should Have Died When I Killed You" (CD)
Jul 8, 2016 Monolithe
"Zeta Reticuli" (CD)
Jul 12, 2016 Hellsworn
"Repulsive Existence" (CD)
Jul 12, 2016 Castle
"Welcome To The Graveyard" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 The Night Watch
"Boundaries" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Ade
"Carthago Delenda Est" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Tides Of Sulfur
"Extinction Curse" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Vow Of Thorns
"Farewell To The Sun" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Toarn
"Giant Killer" (CD/EP)
Jul 15, 2016 Pestifere
"Hope Misery Death" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 16
"Lifespan Of A Moth" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Panzerbastard
"MotörHeathen" (Vinyl)
Jul 15, 2016 Scour
"Scour" (CD/EP)
Jul 15, 2016 Cane Hill
"Smile" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Psalm Zero
"Stranger To Violence" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Malchus
"The Evil House" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Blood Red Throne
"Union of Flesh and Machine" (CD)
Jul 15, 2016 Meek is Murder
"Was" (CD)
Jul 17, 2016 Mausoleum Gate
"Metal and the Might" (Vinyl)
Jul 22, 2016 Dio
"A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Capsize
"A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Mizery
"Absolute Light" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 National Suicide
"Anotheround" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Despised Icon
"Beast" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Denouncement Pyre
"Black Sun Unbound" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Paragon
"Dead Planet" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Hammers of Misfortune
"Dead Revolution" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Defeated Sanity
"Disposal Of The Dead/Dharmata" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Karmakanic
"DOT" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Nothing Lies Beyond
"Fragile Reality" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Visionary
"Gabriel" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Revocation
"Great Is Our Sin" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Numenorean
"Home" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Harakiri For The Sky
"III: Trauma" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Mine Collapse
"Mine Collapse" (CD/EP)
Jul 22, 2016 Nuke
"Nuke" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Periphery
"Periphery III: Select Difficulty" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Unmerciful
"Ravenous Impulse" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Crown the Empire
"Retrograde" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Forty Winters
"Rotting Empire" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Dust Moth
"Scale" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Black Crown Initiate
"Selves We Cannot Forgive" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Despite
"Synergi" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Vanhelgd
"Temple of Phobos" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Baptism
"The Devil's Fire" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Vivaldi Metal Project
"The Four Seasons" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Witherscape
"The Northern Sanctuary" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Terra Tenebrosa
"The Reverses" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Something Is Waiting
"The Something Is Waiting Band" (CD)
Jul 22, 2016 Urobilinemia
"Wriggling Chrysalis Of Metaphysical Grudge" (CD)
Jul 27, 2016 Jinjer
"King Of Everything" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Pylon
"A Lament" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Deny The Cross
"Alpha Ghoul" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Problem Of Pain
"Burn What My Hands Wrought" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Ghoul
"Dungeon Bastards" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Eerie
"Eerie" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Cannibal Accident
"Encyclopedia Cannibalicium: Minimal Results With Maximal Effort" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Quinta Essentia
"Initiates Of The Great Work" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Valient Thorr
"Old Salt" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Ossuary Insane
"Possession Of The Flesh" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Infinite Density
"Recollapse of the Universe" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Kohti Tuhoa
"Rutiinin Orja" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 The Foreshadowing
"Seven Heads Ten Horns" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Ringworm
"Snake Church" (CD)
Jul 29, 2016 Supremative
"Supremative" (Vinyl)
Jul 29, 2016 Powerwolf
"The Metal Mass" (DVD Audio)
Aug 1, 2016 Vukari
"Divination" (CD)
Aug 1, 2016 Paganizer
"On the Outskirts of Hades" (CD/EP)
Aug 1, 2016 Wired Anxiety
"The Delirium of Negation" (CD/EP)
Aug 5, 2016 Zephyra
"As The World Collapses" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Necromancing The Stone
"Jewel Of The Vile" (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 Temple Nightside
"The Hecatomb" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Tarja
"The Shadow Self" (CD)
Aug 5, 2016 Denominate
"Those Who Beheld The End" (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 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 Soilwork
"Death Resonance" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Spire
"Entropy" (CD)
Aug 19, 2016 Destroying The Devoid
"Paramnesia" (CD)
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 Vicious Rumors
"Concussion Protocol" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Sodom
"Decision Day" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Imperium Dekadenz
"Dis Manibvs" (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 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 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 Altar Of Oblivion
"Barren Grounds" (CD/EP)
Sep 1, 2016 The Devil's Music
"The Devil's Music" (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 Fange
"Purge" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Asatta
"Spiraling Into Oblivion" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Devin Townsend Project
"Transcendence" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Steve'n'Seagulls
"Brothers In Farms" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Pain
"Coming Home" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Colosso
"Obnoxious" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Oddland
"Origin" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Nuclear Holocaust
"Overkill Commando" (CD)
Sep 15, 2016 Cerebral Fix
"Disaster Of Reality" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Morkobot
"GoRgO" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Warfather
"Grey Eminence" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Narnia
"Narnia" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Kambodsja
"Stranger" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Temperance
"The Earth Embraces Us All" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Sahg
"Memento Mori" (CD)
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 Insomnium
"Winter's Gate" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Yeti On Horseback
"The Great Dying" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Epica
"The Holographic Principle" (CD)
Oct 1, 2016 Iraconji
"Global Genocide" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Mercyless
"Pathetic Divinity" (CD)
Oct 11, 2016 Suma
"The Order Of Things" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Queen Elephantine
"Kala" (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
24-6-16
Countless Skies
"New Dawn" (CD)
Released
24-6-16
MGT
"Volumes" (CD)
Released
27-6-16
Nuclear Holocaust
"Overkill Commando" (CD)
28-6-16 Energema
"The Lion's Forces" (CD)
1-7-16 Lanfear
"The Code Inherited" (CD)
1-7-16 Fates Warning
"Theories Of Light" (CD)
1-7-16 Grond
"Worship the Kraken" (CD)
8-7-16 Centinex
"Doomsday Rituals" (CD)
8-7-16 Q5
"New World Order" (CD)
8-7-16 Trick Or Treat
"Rabbits' Hill, Pt. 2" (CD)
>> Reviewed
8-7-16 Defiled
"Towards Inevitable Ruin" (CD)
22-7-16 Karmakanic
"DOT" (CD)
22-7-16 Nothing Lies Beyond
"Fragile Reality" (CD)
22-7-16 Visionary
"Gabriel" (CD)
22-7-16 Vivaldi Metal Project
"The Four Seasons" (CD)
22-7-16 Witherscape
"The Northern Sanctuary" (CD)
29-7-16 Powerwolf
"The Metal Mass" (DVD Audio)
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)
15-9-16 Cerebral Fix
"Disaster Of Reality" (CD)
16-9-16 Warfather
"Grey Eminence" (CD)
16-9-16 Narnia
"Narnia" (CD)
16-9-16 Temperance
"The Earth Embraces Us All" (CD)
23-9-16 Symphonity
"King Of Persia" (CD)
23-8-13 Trouble
"The Distortion Field" (CD)
>> Reviewed