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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 (opens in new tab)
Ghost Iris Comatose | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Inferno Paradeigma| Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Nordjevel Fenriir EP | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Osiah Loss| Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Skarlett Riot Invicta| Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Sumo Cyco Initiation| Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Vokonis Odyssey| Pre-order (opens in new tab)


Albums released May 14, 2021

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


Albums released May 21, 2021

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


Albums released May 28, 2021

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


Albums released on June 4, 2021

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


Albums released June 11, 2021

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


Albums released June 18, 2021

Alustrium A Monument To Silence | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Hacktivist Hyperdialect | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Fear Factory Agression Continuum | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Helloween Helloween | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Heavy Temple Lupi Amoris | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Moanhand Present Serpent | Pre-order (opens in new tab)


Albums released June 25, 2021

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


Albums released July 2, 2021

At The Gates The Nightmare Of Being | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Year Of No Light Consolamentum | Pre-order (opens in new tab)

Albums released July 9, 2021


Internal Conflict A P O R I A | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Powerwolf Call Of The Wild | Pre-order (opens in new tab)
Xasthur Victims Of The Times


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Albums released March 05, 2021

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

 


Albums released March 12, 2021

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


Albums released March 19, 2021

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

Albums released July 9, 2021

68 Give One Take One | Buy (opens in new tab)
As Everything Unfolds Within Each Lies The Other | Buy (opens in new tab)
Breaths Lined In Silver | Buy
Celestial Sanctuary Soul Diminished | Buy
Cruelty There Is No God Where I Am | Buy
Cryptosis Bionic Swarm | Buy (opens in new tab)
Evanescence The Bitter Truth | Buy (opens in new tab)
Genghis Tron Dream Weapon | Buy (opens in new tab)
Ghosts Of Atlantis 3.6.2.4 | Buy (opens in new tab)
Greenleaf Echoes From A Mass | Buy
Immerse The Weight That Holds Me Here
Lamb Of God Live In Richmond, VA | Buy (opens in new tab)
Liquid Tension Experiment LTE 3 | Buy (opens in new tab)
Memoriam To The End | Buy (opens in new tab)
Perennial Isolation Portraits | Buy
Shrines Ghost Notes | Buy
Stonus Seánce | Buy
Sanguisugabogg Tortured Whole | Buy (opens in new tab)
Smith/Kotzen Smith/Kotzen | Buy (opens in new tab)
Tomahawk Tonic Immobility | B (opens in new tab)uy
Volbeat The Strength / The Sound / The Songs | Buy (opens in new tab)
Wheel Resident Human | B (opens in new tab)uy

 

Albums released Apr 2, 2021

BRUIT ≤ The Machine Is Burning... | Buy now
(opens in new tab)Blue Ox Holy Vore | Buy now
(opens in new tab)Wode Burn In Many Mirrors | Buy now (opens in new tab) 

Albums released Apr 9, 2021

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


Albums released March Apr 16 2021

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

Albums released Apr 23, 2021

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


Albums released Apr 30, 2021

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

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