All the new metal albums coming in 2021

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With so much new music on offer, it's hard to keep track of when albums are being released. But don't worry, we've created this handy schedule for you to keep track of all the big albums and killer underground records coming over the next year.

Here is every upcoming metal album release that we're aware of right now. We've got some pre-ordering to do... 

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Albums released May 7, 2021

Artillery X | Pre-order
Ghost Iris Comatose | Pre-order
Inferno Paradeigma| Pre-order
Nordjevel Fenriir EP | Pre-order
Osiah Loss| Pre-order
Skarlett Riot Invicta| Pre-order
Sumo Cyco Initiation| Pre-order
Vokonis Odyssey| Pre-order

Albums released May 14, 2021

Bala Maleza | Pre-order
Charlie Benante Silver Linings | Pre-order
Caliban Zeitgeister| Pre-order
Dordeduh Har | Pre-order
The Ember, The Ash Fixation| Pre-order
Myles Kennedy The Ides Of March | Pre-order
The Monlith Deathcult V3 - Vernedering | Pre-order
Mouth For War Life Cast In Glass | Pre-order
Scar Of The Sun Inertia | Pre-order

Albums released May 21, 2021

Amorphis Live At Helsinki Ice Hall | Pre-order
An Autumn For Crippled Children As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes | Pre-order
Epiphanic Truth Dark Triad: Bitter Psalms To A Sordid Species | Pre-order
Ghosts Of Men Exhale | Pre-order
Hanging Garden Skeleton Lake | Pre-order
Impure Wilhelmina Antidote | Pre-order
Jess and the Ancient Ones Vertigo | Pre-order
Monster Magnet A Better Dystopia | Pre-order
Nadja Luminous Rot | Pre-order
Pop Evil Versatile | Pre-order
Prosperina Flag | Pre-order
Rakta & Deafkids Live At Sesc Pompeia | Pre-order
Vola Witness | Pre-order
Yoo Doo Right Don't Think You Can Escape Your Purpose | Pre-order

Albums released May 28, 2021

Alestorm Live In Tilburg | Pre-order
Burning Witches The Witch of the North | Pre-order
Khandra All Occupied By Sole Death | Pre-order
King Of Asgard svartrviðr | Pre-order
Mental Cruelty A Hill To Die On | Pre-order
Noctule Wretched Abyss | Pre-order
Perturbator Lustful Sacraments | Pre-order
White Moth Black Butterfly The Cost Of Dreaming | Pre-order

Albums released on June 4, 2021

Atreyu Baptize | Pre-order
Bizarrekult VI Overlevde | Pre-order
Black Moon Mother Illusions Under The Sun | Pre-order
Code Flyblown Prince | Pre-order
Flotsam And Jetsam Blood In The Water | Pre-order
Paul Gilbert Werewolves Of Portland | Pre-order
King Buffalo The Burden Of Restlessness | Pre-order
Red Fang Arrows | Pre-order
Rise Against Nowhere Generation | Pre-order
Seputus Phantom Indigo | Pre-order
Somnuri Nefarious Wave | Pre-order
Trouble Psalm 9 (reissue)
Trouble The Skull (reissue)
Trouble Trouble (reissue)
Worm Shepherd In The Wake Ov Sòl | Pre-order

Albums released June 11, 2021

AFI Bodies | Pre-order
Crypta Echoes Of The Soul | Pre-order
Distant Aeons Of Oblivion | Pre-order
Dornenreich Du Wilde Liebe Sei | Pre-order
Flying Cupid All Turns To Dust | Pre-order
Go Ahead And Die Go Ahead And Die | Pre-order
Interloper Search Party | Pre-order
Klone Alive | Pre-order
Mammoth WVH Mammoth WVH | Pre-order
Sepiroth Condemned To Suffer | Pre-order
Wristmeetsrazor Replica Of A Strange Love | Pre-order

Albums released June 18, 2021

Alustrium A Monument To Silence | Pre-order
Hacktivist Hyperdialect | Pre-order
Fear Factory Agression Continuum | Pre-order
Helloween Helloween | Pre-order
Heavy Temple Lupi Amoris | Pre-order
Moanhand Present Serpent | Pre-order

Albums released June 25, 2021

Amenra De Doorn | Pre-order
Beartooth Below | Pre-order
Chaos Doctrine And In The Beginning... They Lied
Darkthrone Eternal Hails | Pre-order
Enslaved Cinematic Tour 2020 (4xCD box set) | Pre-order
Fractal Universe The Impassable Horizon | Pre-order
Iceburn Asclepius | Pre-order
Lacuna Coil Live From The Apocalypse | Pre-order
Light The Torch You Will Be The Death Of Me | Pre-order
Thy Catafalque Vadak | Pre-order
Urne Serpent & Spirit | Pre-order
Withered Verloren | Pre-order

Albums released July 2, 2021

At The Gates The Nightmare Of Being | Pre-order
Year Of No Light Consolamentum | Pre-order

Albums released July 9, 2021

Internal Conflict A P O R I A | Pre-order
Powerwolf Call Of The Wild | Pre-order
Xasthur Victims Of The Times

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Albums released March 05, 2021

Mork Katedralen |Buy
Spelljammer Abyssal Trip |Buy
Baest Necro Sapiens |Buy
Ungraven/Slomatics Spllt |Buy
Mason Hill Against The Wall | Buy
Nightfall At Night We Prey | Buy
Thirdface Do It With A Smile | Buy
he Hyena Kill A Disconnect | Buy
Wolf King The Path Of Wrath | Buy


Albums released March 12, 2021

Autarkh Form in Motion | Buy
Conan Live At Freak Valley | Buy
Demiser Through The Gate Eternal | Buy
Ego Kill Talent The Dance Between Extremes | Buy
The Crown Royal Destroyer | Buy
Enforced Kill Grid | Buy
Bound In Fear Eternal | Buy
Eyehategod A History Of Nomadic Behavior | Buy
Marianas Rest Fata Morgana | Buy
Pupil Slicer Mirrors | Buy
Rob Zombie The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy | Buy
Stepson Help Me, Help You | Buy
White Void Anti | Buy 

Albums released March 19, 2021

Cosmic Reaper Cosmic Reaper | Buy
Depths Of Hatred Inheritance | Buy
Devin Townsend Devolution Series #1 |Buy  
Enforcer Live By Fire II |Buy
Fuath II | Buy
Mono Beyond The Past... | Buy
Northmaan Northmaan | Buy
Papa Roach Greatest Hits Vol 2 |Buy
Saxon Inspirations |Buy
Trollfest Happy Heroes EP |Buy 

Albums released July 9, 2021

68 Give One Take One | Buy
As Everything Unfolds Within Each Lies The Other | Buy
Breaths Lined In Silver | Buy
Celestial Sanctuary Soul Diminished | Buy
Cruelty There Is No God Where I Am | Buy
Cryptosis Bionic Swarm | Buy
Evanescence The Bitter Truth | Buy
Genghis Tron Dream Weapon | Buy
Ghosts Of Atlantis | Buy
Greenleaf Echoes From A Mass | Buy
Immerse The Weight That Holds Me Here
Lamb Of God Live In Richmond, VA | Buy
Liquid Tension Experiment LTE 3 | Buy
Memoriam To The End | Buy
Perennial Isolation Portraits | Buy
Shrines Ghost Notes | Buy
Stonus Seánce | Buy
Sanguisugabogg Tortured Whole | Buy
Smith/Kotzen Smith/Kotzen | Buy
Tomahawk Tonic Immobility | Buy
Volbeat The Strength / The Sound / The Songs | Buy
Wheel Resident Human | Buy


Albums released Apr 2, 2021

BRUIT ≤ The Machine Is Burning... | Buy now
Blue Ox Holy Vore | Buy now
Wode Burn In Many Mirrors | Buy now 

Albums released Apr 9, 2021

Årabrot Norwegian Gothic | Buy
August Burns Red Guardian Sessions | Buy
Blaze Bayley War Within Me | Buy
Devil Sold His Soul Loss | Buy
Horndal Lake Drinker | Buy
Mare Cognitum Solar Paroxysm | Buy
Primal Fear I Will Be Gone | Buy
Purgatory Lawless To Grave
The Lion's Daughter Skin Show | Buy
Throne Pestilent Dawn

Albums released March Apr 16 2021

The Armed Ultrapop | PBuy
Bewitcher Cursed By Thy Kingdom | Buy
Cannibal Corpse Violence Unimagined | Buy
Endseeker Mount Carcass | Buy
Escape The Fate Chemical Warfare | Buy
Marty Friedman Tokyo Jukebox 3 | Buy
The Offspring Let The Bad Times Roll | Buy
Spectral Wound A Diabolic Thirst | Buy
Superlynx Electric Temple | Buy
Suffocate For Fuck Sake Fyra | Buy
To The Grave Epilogue | Buy
The Vintage Caravan Monuments | Buy
While She Sleeps Sleeps Society | Buy

Albums released Apr 23, 2021

Altarage Succumb | Buy
Bongzilla Weedsconsin | Buy
Bodom After Midnight Paint The Sky With Blood EP | Buy
Capra In Transmission | Buy
Big | Brave Vital | Buy
Benthos II | Buy
Body Void Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth | Buy
Greta Van Fleet The Battle At Garden's Gate | Buy
Motörhead Louder Than Noise... Live in Berlin | Buy
Paysage D'Hiver Geister | Buy
Skindred Roots Rock Riot (reissue) | Buy
Them Bloody Kids Radical Animals | Buy

Albums released Apr 30, 2021

Ageless Oblivion Suspended Between Earth And Sky | Buy
Domkraft Seeds | Buy
Dropkick Murphys Turn Up That Dial |Buy
Evile Hell Unleashed | Buy
Gojira Fortitude  | Buy
Nekromantheon The Visions of Trismegistos | Buy
Tetrarch Unstable | Buy
Vreid Wild North West | Buy
Warish Next To Pay | Buy

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