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New vinyl releases 2022: Here’s what’s coming out in rock, metal, prog and more

New vinyl album releases
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The music world has been slowly getting back on its feet after an awful few years, with many bands using the enforced break from touring to lay down some magic in the studio. There have been some cracking albums released already on standard vinyl and vinyl boxsets, but there's more to come.

With so many records released already in 2022 and more to come, it can be hard keeping up with everything, so to help we’ve complied a list of the best upcoming and new record releases on vinyl, complete with dates, info and more to keep you up to speed.

From brand new albums through to high quality reissues, there’s loads to look forward to. We’ll be regularly updating this page, so keep it bookmarked so you'll know what's coming out.

New vinyl album releases: Classic Rock

New and noteworthy

Magnum: The Monster Roars (opens in new tab)
UK rock favourites Magnum are back with their brand new studio album The Monster Roars which follows hot on the heels of 2020’s The Serpent Rings. This is a belter, and Amazon have the double red vinyl available.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raise The Roof (opens in new tab)
Robert Plant (opens in new tab) and Alison Krauss have reunited for their first album since 2007’s brilliant Raising Sand. It features 12 tracks including the first single Can’t Let Go, with the record presented on 2LP on 180g vinyl. Buy from Amazon.

David Bowie: Hunky Dory Picture Disc (opens in new tab)
2021 marked the 50th anniversary of David Bowie (opens in new tab)’s Hunky Dory, with Parlophone celebrating the milestone slightly later by reissuing it as a limited edition vinyl picture disc. Buy it from Amazon.

Steve Vai: Inviolate (opens in new tab)
Guitar guru Steve Vai's new record features the singles Little Pretty and Zeus In Chains. Amazon have the album available for to buy now.

Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: 4 (opens in new tab)
Slash has teamed up once again with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators for their new album 4. The record features the single The River Is Rising and the album backed with a run of tour dates in early 2022. Order from Amazon.

Eddie Vedder: Earthling (opens in new tab)
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has launched his solo album Earthling. The record includes the singles Long Way and Brother The Cloud. Order over at EMP

Beth Hart: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin (opens in new tab)
Beth Hart pays homage to Led Zeppelin with this new covers album that includes Kashmir, Black Dog and Stairway To Heaven. Get the double vinyl from Amazon.

Scorpions: Rock Believer (opens in new tab)
The new album from legends Scorpions has arrived in the shape of Rock Believer. The record features the single Peacemaker and you can order the double vinyl from Amazon right now.

Bryan Adams: So Happy It Hurts (opens in new tab)
Bryan Adams has released his new studio album So Happy It Hurts. Townsend Music have the boxset available and it comes with a signed photo of Adams and more.

FM: Thirteen (opens in new tab)
Veteran British rockers FM have released their new album Thirteen. The record follows 2020’s Synchronized and features the single Waiting On Love. Order the vinyl from Amazon.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Unlimited Love (opens in new tab)
The Chilli Peppers are back with a new studio album - their first since guitarist John Frusciante returned to the lineup in 2019. Get the double vinyl from Amazon.

Joe Satriani: The Elephants Of Mars (opens in new tab)
Satch is back with his new studio album The Elephants Of Mars which contains the lead single Sahara. EMP have both the double orange vinyl (opens in new tab) and double purple vinyl (opens in new tab) available.

The Waterboys: All Souls Hill (opens in new tab)
Mike Scott and co are back with their new studio album All Souls Hill. Townsend Music have the coloured vinyl which comes with a bonus 7-inch single.

Ann Wilson: Fierce Bliss (opens in new tab)
Heart vocalist Ann Wilson has released her new solo album Fierce Bliss. The record features the lead single Greed. Order the vinyl from Amazon. 

Thunder: Dopamine (opens in new tab) - out April 29
Thunder released their 14th studio album titled Dopamine back in April. The record features the lead track The Western Sky and you can purchase the vinyl from Amazon.

Halestorm: Back From The Dead (opens in new tab)
US rockers and Metal Hammer cover stars Halestorm recently launched their fifth studio album Back From The Dead. It features the blistering single The Steeple. Buy the red vinyl from Townsend Music.

Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos: Clear (opens in new tab) - out May 27
This 2LP set in clear vinyl is exclusive to online retailers and Townsend Music are one of the online locations where you can grab it. You can also add the album on CD for £1 extra.

Def Leppard: Diamond Star Halos: Yellow & red vinyl (opens in new tab)
Meanwhile over at EMP, you can pre-order the 2LP version of the album in yellow and red vinyl. The cover art also differs from the regular release.

Dan Reed Network: Let’s Hear It For The King (opens in new tab) - June 17
Dan Reed Network are preparing to release their new album Let’s Hear It For The King this summer. Townsend Music have the pink vinyl edition which is limited to just 250 copies.

New vinyl album releases: Metal

New and noteworthy

Bullet For My Valentine (opens in new tab)
Bullet For My Valentine have just released their new self-titled studio album. It’s the band’s 7th record and features the singles Shatter, Parasite, Knives and Rainbow Veins. Grab the gold vinyl from Amazon.

Mastodon: Hushed And Grim (opens in new tab)
Hushed And Grim is Mastodon’s long-awaited new studio album and it features the singles Teardrinker and Pushing The Tides. Buy the 2LP set from Amazon.

Judas Priest: 50 Heavy Metal Years (opens in new tab)
UK rock legends Judas Priest are celebrating their 50th anniversary with this new double album featuring live cuts and more. EMP have the eye-catching double red vinyl.

Metallica: The Black Album (opens in new tab)
Metallica’s classic Black Album turned 30 in 2021 and the band celebrated the milestone with a special anniversary edition, which includes a tribute album with 53 artists. The massive deluxe box set is available from Townsend Music

Cradle Of Filth: Existence Is Futile (opens in new tab)
Dani Filth and co. announced Existence Is Futile by unleashing the track Crawling King Chaos. Amazon are currently selling the 2LP picture disc version.

Trivium: In The Court Of The Dragon (opens in new tab)
This striking double gold vinyl edition of Trivium’s excellent new record In The Court Of The Dragon is now available. EMP have it right now!

Korn: Requiem (opens in new tab)
Korn marked the announcement of their new studio album Requiem with the single Start The Healing. Right now over at EMP, they’ve got the limited edition green vinyl and grey vinyl up for grabs.

Venom Prison: Erebos (opens in new tab)
Venom Prison have launched their third studio album Erebos. The band have released three singles from the record: Pain Of Oizys, Judges Of The Underworld and Nemesis. Order the colour vinyl from EMP

Ghost: Impera (opens in new tab)
Ghost are back with their new studio album Impera - the follow-up to 2018's Prequelle. It features the lead single Call Me Little Sunshine... and you can order the coloured vinyl edition from EMP right now!

Architects: For Those That Wish To Exist at Abbey Road (opens in new tab)
Architects’ performance from Abbey Road, which was originally live-streamed, has now been released on vinyl. The set saw the band team up with the Parallax Orchestra, with the double green vinyl available from EMP.

Of Mice & Men: Echo (opens in new tab)
Of Mice & Men return with their new album Echo. It’s comprised of their Timeless, Bloom and Ad Infinitum EPs. EMP have the limited edition coloured vinyl edition.

Rammstein: Zeit - (opens in new tab)
Rammstein returned in some style with their new studio album Zeit - and right now, you can still get the limited edition double transparent vinyl edition from EMP.

Watain: The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain (opens in new tab)
Black metal outfit Watain released their seventh album The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain in April. The band announced the record by unleashing the track The Howling. Grab the splatter vinyl edition from EMP.

New vinyl album releases: Prog

New and noteworthy

Elbow: Flying Dream 1 (opens in new tab)
Elbow have released their new album Flying Dream 1. The album was written during lockdown and features the single The Seldom Seen Kid. Bag it over at Amazon.

Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (opens in new tab)
Pink Floyd’s 1987 album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason has been remixed from the original master tapes and updated. Along with the music, the new version will also come with a 24-page booklet. You can buy the vinyl from Amazon now.

Dream Theater: A View From The Top Of The World (opens in new tab)
Dream Theater’s brand new album A View From The Top Of The World is out now and it was produced by guitarist John Petrucci at the band’s new Dream Theater HQ. It’s the band’s follow-up to 2019’s Distance Over Time and a vinyl/cd box set can be ordered from Amazon.

Yes: The Quest (opens in new tab)
The Quest is Yes (opens in new tab)’ first studio album since 2014’s Heaven & Earth and it’s been produced by guitarist Steve Howe. The Quest features 11 tracks, with the cover art once again created by Roger Dean. You can buy it now from Amazon. 

Steve Hackett: Surrender Of Silence (opens in new tab)
Steve Hackett (opens in new tab) has been in a rich vein of form over the last six years, releasing four studio albums in that time - and he’s not stopping, as his 27th studio album Surrender Of Silence has arrived. You can buy  the 2LP/CD set from Amazon.

Big Big Train: Common Ground (opens in new tab)
Big Big Train (opens in new tab)'s 13th studio album Common Ground (opens in new tab) features nine songs including the epic 15-minute track Atlantic Cable. Grab it from Amazon.

Jethro Tull: The Zealot Gene (opens in new tab)
Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull return have returned with their new album The Zealot Gene. It's been released on a variety of formats, including the deluxe box set which you can order now from Amazon.

Big Big Train: Welcome To The Planet (opens in new tab)
The new Big Big Train album's release sadly follows the tragic death of frontman David Longdon who passed away in November last year. Order from Amazon.

Marillion: An Hour Before It’s Dark (opens in new tab)
Marillion’s new studio album An Hour Before It’s Dark is a sublime record and after repeated listens it's cemented itself as one of their best. Brilliant musicianship and Steve Hogarth's vocals are at their emotional best. Buy from Amazon.

Envy Of None: Envy Of None (opens in new tab)
Envy Of None is Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson’s new project and is his first release since Rush’s final album Clockwork Angels in 2012. The record sees Lifeson team up with Andy Curran, Maiah Wayne and Alfio Annibalini. Order from Amazon.

Porcupine Tree: CLOSURE/CONTINUATION (opens in new tab) - June 24
Porcupine Tree marked the announcement of a new album with the single Harridan. CLOSURE/CONTINUATION will be the band’s first record since 2009’s The Incident. Get the 2LP white vinyl from Townsend Music. 

New vinyl album releases: Alternative

New and noteworthy

Primal Scream: Screamadelica The 12" Singles (opens in new tab)
Primal Scream’s landmark Screamadelica (opens in new tab) album turns 30 this year and there's a 10-disc box set to mark the occasion. All the singles from the time have been pressed on 180g vinyl and there’s also a previously unreleased remix of Shine Like Stars. Amazon have the box set and the double picture disc (opens in new tab)

Justin Sullivan: Surrounded (opens in new tab)
New Model Army (opens in new tab) leader Justin Sullivan recently released his second solo album Surrounded - his first since 2003’s Navigating By The Stars. The NMA faithful will be delighted at this record and if you’ve yet to check it out, Rough Trade have the 2LP version available.

Slow Crush: Hush (opens in new tab)
Attention fans of MBV, Slowdive and Whirr, shoegaze maestros Slow Crush have released their new album Hush. Amazon have the coloured vinyl edition available to buy right now!

Green Day: BBC Sessions (opens in new tab)
This new Green Day compilation brings together the band’s sessions recorded at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios between 1994-2001. Amazon have the double vinyl edition. 

Eels: Extreme Witchcraft (opens in new tab)
Eels released their new studio album Extreme Witchcraft in January. Their 14th studio album also includes the single Good Night On Earth. Eels leader E will take the band on in the first half of 2022. Grab the vinyl box set at Townsend Music. 

Johnny Marr: Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 (opens in new tab)
Johnny Marr has released his new album Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. It was recorded during lockdown and is said to explore “a multitude of concepts and themes.” Townsend Music have the 2LP set on white vinyl available to purchase.

Placebo: Never Let Me Go (opens in new tab)
Placebo are back with their long-awaited new studio album Never Let Me Go. The first single Surrounded By Spies is excellent and the rest of the record is just as good. Order the 2LP version from Amazon. 

Japanese Breakfast: Sable (opens in new tab)
Michelle Zauner’s Japanese Breakfast released the soundtrack to gorgeous open world video game Sable in September 2021 to coincide with its release on Xbox Series X/S/One and PC. A 2LP set pressed on pink and purple vinyl followed in April.

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Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.