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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
Aug 20, 2016
Throes Of Dawn
"Our Voices Shall Remain" (CD)
Released
Aug 22, 2016
God
"God I" (CD)
Released
Aug 23, 2016
Wretch
"Wretch" (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 Ablaze My Sorrow
"Black" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Inquisition
"Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Cloak Of Organs
"Cloak Of Organs" (CD/EP)
Aug 26, 2016 Vicious Rumors
"Concussion Protocol" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Medevil
"Conductor Of Storms" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 The Franks Daredevils
"Dead Inside" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Sodom
"Decision Day" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Imperium Dekadenz
"Dis Manibvs" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Gloryful
"End Of The Night" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Astrophobos
"Enthroned In Flesh" (CD/EP)
Aug 26, 2016 Lesbian
"Hallucinogensis" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Twilight Force
"Heroes Of Mighty Magic" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Controlled Bleeding
"Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Kuolemanlaakso
"M. Laakso - Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes" (CD)
>> Reviewed
Aug 26, 2016 Coma Cluster Void
"Mind Cemeteries" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Delain
"Moonbathers" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Bangladeafy
"Narcopaloma" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Die Young
"No Illusions" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Motorowl
"Om Generator" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Michael Sweet
"One Sided War" (CD)
Aug 26, 2016 Lies
"Plague" (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 My Heart To Fear
"The Draft" (CD/EP)
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)
Aug 31, 2016 Unfathomable Ruination
"Finitude" (CD)
Sep 1, 2016 Necrophiliac
"Maze of Forking Paths" (2-CD Set)
Sep 1, 2016 The Devil's Music
"The Devil's Music" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Falaise
"As Time Goes By" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Morrow
"Covenant Of Teeth " (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Crystal Ball
"Déjà-Voodoo" (CD)
Sep 2, 2016 Countdown
"Demo" (Vinyl)
Sep 2, 2016 Slomatics
"Future Echo Returns" (CD)
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)
>> Reviewed
Sep 2, 2016 Imminent Sonic Destruction
"Triumphia" (CD)
Sep 3, 2016 F.A.M.
"Human Cargo" (CD)
Sep 6, 2016 Xalpen
"Black Rites" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Infecting The Swarm
"Abyss" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Kurokuma
"Advorsus" (CD/EP)
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 Cover Your Tracks
"Fever Dream" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Tardive Dyskinesia
"Harmonic Confusion" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Serpent Crown
"Incantations Of Vengeance" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Dwell
"Innate" (CD)
Sep 9, 2016 Serious Black
"Mirrorworld" (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 9, 2016 Ayahuasca
"Yin" (CD)
Sep 12, 2016 In Obscurity Revealed
"Grim Fumes of Revelation" (Vinyl)
Sep 14, 2016 Qip
"Ephemeral Substrates" (CD)
Sep 15, 2016 State Of Mine
"Devil In Disguise" (CD)
Sep 15, 2016 Cerebral Fix
"Disaster Of Reality" (CD)
Sep 15, 2016 Moanaa
"Passage" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Finsterforst
"#YØLØ" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Chariots of the Gods
"Ages Unsung" (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 Knife Hits
"Eris" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Morkobot
"GoRgO" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Lotus Thief
"Gramarye" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Warfather
"Grey Eminence" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Virvum
"Illuminance" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Vola
"Inmazes" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Knocked Loose
"Laugh Tracks" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Indominus
"Legion Within" (CD/EP)
Sep 16, 2016 Aephanemer
"Memento Mori" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Negative Thought Process
"Methylene Butterfly" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 High Spirits
"Motivator" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Narnia
"Narnia" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Brujeria
"Pocho Aztlan" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Kambodsja
"Stranger" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Ancillotti
"Strike Back" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Sumerlands
"Sumerlands" (CD)
Sep 16, 2016 Temperance
"The Earth Embraces Us All" (CD)
>> Reviewed
Sep 16, 2016 Nox Formulae
"The Hidden Paths to Black Ecstasy" (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 18, 2016 The Surrealist
"Naked Awareness" (CD/EP)
Sep 20, 2016 Aleska
"Aleska" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 True Widow
"Avvolgere" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Bhavachakra
"Bhavachakra" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Charred Walls Of The Damned
"Creatures Watching Over The Dead" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Swine Overlord
"Entheogenesis" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Neurosis
"Fires Within Fires" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Hryre
"From Mortality To Infinity" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Monte Pittman
"Inverted Grasp Of Balance" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Sahg
"Memento Mori" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Carnophage
"Monument" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 The Holeum
"Negative Abyss" (CD)
Sep 23, 2016 Allegaeon
"Proponent for Sentience" (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 Icy Steel
"Through The Ashes" (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 26, 2016 Deathcult
"Beasts of Faith" (CD)
Sep 26, 2016 Indivia
"Horta" (CD)
Sep 28, 2016 Magma Lake
"Remains" (CD/EP)
Sep 30, 2016 Invoking The Abstract
"Aural Kaleidoscopes" (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 Fuzz Evil
"Fuzz Evil" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Freya
"Grim" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Noctem
"Haeresis" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Phil Rudd
"Head Job" (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 Gost
"Non Paradisi" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Seremonia
"Pahuuden äänet" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Oathbreaker
"Rheia" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Opeth
"Sorceress" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Halshug
"Sort Sind" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Winterfylleth
"The Dark Hereafter" (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 Veilburner
"The Obscene Rite" (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)
Sep 30, 2016 Legion
"War Beast" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Darkhaus
"When Sparks Ignite" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Edensong
"Years In The Garden Of Years" (CD)
Sep 30, 2016 Negura Bunget
"ZI" (CD)
Oct 1, 2016 Iraconji
"Global Genocide" (CD)
Oct 1, 2016 Mantra
"Laniakea" (CD)
Oct 2, 2016 Swampcult
"The Festival" (CD)
Oct 3, 2016 Solar Mass
"Pseudomorphosis" (Cassette)
Oct 3, 2016 Decomposed
"Wither" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Endalok
"Englaryk" (Demo)
Oct 7, 2016 Dayshell
"Nexus" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Mouth Of The Architect
"Path of Eight" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Mercyless
"Pathetic Divinity" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Gatecreeper
"Sonoran Depravation" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 To The Wind
"The Brighter View" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Eschatos
"The Grand Noir" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Sonata Arctica
"The Ninth Hour" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 Meshuggah
"The Violent Sleep Of Reason" (CD)
Oct 7, 2016 The Devil Wears Prada
"Transit Blues" (CD)
Oct 11, 2016 Suma
"The Order Of Things" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Darkthrone
"Arctic Thunder" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Atanor
"Atanor" (CD/EP)
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 Heaven Below
"Good Morning Apocalypse" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Hobb's Angel of Death
"Heaven Bled" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Sacred Steel
"Heavy Metal Sacrifice" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Hardline
"Human Nature" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Six-Score
"Lebensräume" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Black Table
"Obelisk" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Secret Sphere
"One Night In Tokyo" (DVD Audio)
Oct 14, 2016 Red Fang
"Only Ghosts" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Unwill
"Past Life" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Tyketto
"Reach" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Blasphemer
"Ritual Theophagy" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Sons Of Balaur
"Tenebris Deos" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Northern Crown
"The Others" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 Anciients
"Voice of the Void" (CD)
Oct 14, 2016 40 Watt Sun
"Wider Than The Sky" (CD)
Oct 15, 2016 Vornth
"Black Pyres" (CD)
Oct 15, 2016 Profanal
"Supreme Fire" (CD)
Oct 17, 2016 Monolith Wielder
"Monolith Wielder" (CD)
Oct 20, 2016 Miracle Flair
"Angels Cast Shadows" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Iron Whip
"Absence Of White" (CD/EP)
Oct 21, 2016 Khemmis
"Hunted" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Sixty Miles Ahead
"Insanity" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Queen Elephantine
"Kala" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Amaranthe
"Maximalism" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Minotaur Head
"Minotaur Head" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Auroch
"Mute Books" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Wardruna
"Runaljod – Ragnarok" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Korn
"The Serenity Of Suffering" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Animan
"The Unholy" (CD)
Oct 21, 2016 Verberis
"Vexamen" (CD)
Oct 24, 2016 Zealot Cult
"Karmenian Crypt" (Vinyl)
Oct 28, 2016 Dehumanized
"Beyond The Mind" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Dope
"Blood Money Part 1" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Testament
"Brotherhood Of The Snake" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Cognitive
"Deformity" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 T.O.M.B.
"Fury Nocturnus" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Season Of Arrows
"Give it to the Mountain" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Car Bomb
"Meta" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Fair Warning
"Pimp Your Past" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Crucified Mortals
"Psalms of the Dead Choir" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Thought Vomit
"Punks Brutal Retaliation/Sync The Skies" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Rock Wolves
"Rock Wolves" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Serpentine Dominion
"Serpentine Dominion" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Ulcerate
"Shrines Of Paralysis" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Deranged
"Struck By A Murderous Siege" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Principality Of Hell
"Sulfur & Bane" (CD)
Oct 28, 2016 Anaal Nathrakh
"The Whole of the Law" (CD)
Oct 31, 2016 Funeral Nation
"Before The Dawn" (CD)
Oct 31, 2016 Void Meditation Cult
"Utter the Tongue of the Dead" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Dark Tranquillity
"Atoma" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Hammerfall
"Built To Last" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Hierophant
"Mass Grave" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Starkill
"Shadow Sleep" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Vader
"The Empire" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Nightwish
"Vehicle Of Spirit" (CD)
Nov 4, 2016 Nekrokraft
"Will 'O Wisp" (CD)
Nov 11, 2016 Atonismen
"Almagest" (Digital Single)
Nov 11, 2016 Trees of Eternity
"Hour of the Nightingale" (CD)
Nov 18, 2016 Ion Dissonance
"Cast the First Stone" (CD)
Nov 18, 2016 Heavy Temple
"Chassit" (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
20-8-16
Throes Of Dawn
"Our Voices Shall Remain" (CD)
26-8-16 Ablaze My Sorrow
"Black" (CD)
26-8-16 Vicious Rumors
"Concussion Protocol" (CD)
26-8-16 Sodom
"Decision Day" (CD)
26-8-16 Gloryful
"End Of The Night" (CD)
26-8-16 Twilight Force
"Heroes Of Mighty Magic" (CD)
26-8-16 Delain
"Moonbathers" (CD)
26-8-16 Michael Sweet
"One Sided War" (CD)
26-8-16 Running Wild
"Rapid Foray" (CD)
2-9-16 Crystal Ball
"Déjà-Voodoo" (CD)
9-9-16 Guns Of Glory
"Strafing Run" (CD)
12-9-16 In Obscurity Revealed
"Grim Fumes of Revelation" (Vinyl)
12-9-16 Morbosatan
"The Last Sacrifice" (Vinyl)
15-9-16 Cerebral Fix
"Disaster Of Reality" (CD)
16-9-16 Finsterforst
"#YØLØ" (CD)
16-9-16 Iron Fire
"Among The Dead" (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 High Spirits
"Motivator" (CD)
16-9-16 Narnia
"Narnia" (CD)
16-9-16 Athorn
"Necropolis" (CD)
16-9-16 Ancillotti
"Strike Back" (CD)
16-9-16 Temperance
"The Earth Embraces Us All" (CD)
>> Reviewed
16-9-16 Psykosis
"Welcome to the Psyko Ward" (CD)
23-9-16 Kryptos
"Burn Up The Night" (CD)
23-9-16 Veonity
"Into The Void" (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)
23-9-16 Icy Steel
"Through The Ashes" (CD)
26-9-16 Indivia
"Horta" (CD)
27-9-16 Final Solution
"Through The Looking Glass" (CD)
30-9-16 Freya
"Grim" (CD)
30-9-16 Burn Down Eden
"Ruins Of Oblivion" (CD)
30-9-16 Hartmann
"Shadows & Silhouettes" (CD)
30-9-16 Legion
"War Beast" (CD)
14-10-16 Darkthrone
"Arctic Thunder" (CD)
14-10-16 Theatres Des Vampires
"Candyland" (CD)
14-10-16 Sacred Steel
"Heavy Metal Sacrifice" (CD)
14-10-16 Hardline
"Human Nature" (CD)
14-10-16 Secret Sphere
"One Night In Tokyo" (DVD Audio)
14-10-16 Tyketto
"Reach" (CD)
14-10-16 Northern Crown
"The Others" (CD)
15-10-16 Darkrypt
"Delirious Excursion" (CD)
15-10-16 Profanal
"Supreme Fire" (CD)
20-10-16 Miracle Flair
"Angels Cast Shadows" (CD)
21-10-16 Sixty Miles Ahead
"Insanity" (CD)
21-10-16 Wardruna
"Runaljod – Ragnarok" (CD)
28-10-16 Dehumanized
"Beyond The Mind" (CD)
28-10-16 Rock Wolves
"Rock Wolves" (CD)
28-10-16 Serpentine Dominion
"Serpentine Dominion" (CD)
28-10-16 Ulcerate
"Shrines Of Paralysis" (CD)
4-11-16 Hammerfall
"Built To Last" (CD)
4-11-16 Starkill
"Shadow Sleep" (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