Here are all the new metal albums coming out in 2023

Albums Of 2023

2023 has already thrown up some killer albums from the likes of ex-HIM frontman Ville Valo, death metal warhorses Obituary and symphonic metal stars Beyond The Black.

As if that wasn’t enough,  brand new releases from Metallica, Babymetal, Bury Tomorrow, In Flames and more, as well as the promise of new albums from Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest and Baroness and countless more.

To help you keep on top of things, here’s a list of all the big metal albums still to be released in 2023. And check back regularly, because we’ll  be updating it whenever we hear of anything new…

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February 17, 2023

Avatar Dance Devil Dance Buy now
Deicide Bible Bashers Buy now
Half Me Soma Buy now
Hail The Void Memento Mori Buy now
Hellripper Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags Buy now
Motley Crue Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989 Buy now
Siege Of Power This Is Tomorrow Buy now
Tithe Inverse Rapture Buy now
Tramalizer Fumes Of Funeral Pyres Buy now


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February 22, 2023

Lovebites Judgement Day Buy now

February 24, 2023

Big|Brave Nature Morte Buy now
Death Pill Death Pill Buy now
Dope Blood Money, Part Zer0
Godsmack Lighting Up The Sky Buy now
Heidevolk Werdekeer Buy now
Host IX Buy now
Hypno5e Sheol Buy now
Insomnium Anno 1696 Buy now
Motörhead Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic Buy now
No Spill Blood Eye Of Night Buy now
Omega Infinity The Anticurrent Buy now
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Land Of Sleeper Buy now
Siena Root Revelation Buy now
Steel Panther On The Prowl Buy now
Stoner Boogie To Baja Buy now
Venomous Concept The Good Ship Lollipop Buy now

March 3, 2023

Enslaved Heimdal Buy now
Entheos Time Will Take Us All Buy now
Eyes Congratulations Buy now
Fake Names Expendables  Buy now
Haken Fauna Buy now
Stargazer Life Will Never Be The Same Buy now
Tragedy I Am Woman Buy now

March 10, 2023

Läjä Äijälä and Albert Witchfinder Ordeal Of Triumph Buy now
The Atomic Bitchwax Live At Freak Valley Fest Buy now
Frozen Crown Call of The North Buy now
Isole Anesidora Buy now
Nanowar Of Steel Dislike To False Metal Buy now
Narnia Ghost Town Buy now
Otherwise Gawdzillionaire Buy now
Periphery Periphery V: Djent Is Not A Genre Buy now
Roadrunner United The All-Star Sessions (reissue) Buy now
Roadrunner United The Concert Buy now
Suicide Silence Remember... You Must Die Buy now
Unfelled Pall Of Endless Perdition Buy now

March 17

The Answer Sundowners Buy now
Chelsea Grin Suffer in Heaven
Contrarian Sage Of Shekhinah Buy now
Downfall Of Gaia Silhouettes Of Disgust Buy now
Entropia Total Buy now
Foretoken Triumphs Buy now
Gideon More Power. More Pain Buy now
Lana Del Rabies Strega Beata Buy now
Kamelot The Awakening Buy now
Kruelty Untopia Buy now
Mystic Circle Erzdämon Buy now
Night Demon Outsider Buy now
Pop Evil Skeletons 
Redemption I Am the Storm  Buy now
Theory Of A Deadman Dinosaur Buy now

March 24, 2023

August Burns Red Death Below Buy now
Babymetal The Other One Buy now
Dawn Ray'd To Know The Light 
Fall Out Boy So Much (For) Stardust Buy now
Floor Jansen Paragon Buy now
Hatesphere Hatred Reborn
Ihsahn Fascination Street Sessions EP
Keep Of Kalessin Katharsis Buy now
Liturgy 93696 Buy now
Mork Dypet Buy now
Ne Obliviscaris Exul Buy now
Ov Sulfur The Burden Ov Faith Buy now
Saxon More Inspirations Buy now
Subway To Sally Himmelfahrt Buy now
Theory Of A Deadman Dinosaur Buy now

March 31, 2023

Ad Infinitum Chapter III – Downfall Buy now
Bury Tomorrow The Seventh Sun Buy now
Demonstealer The Propaganda Machine
Empyre Relentless
Last In Line Jericho
Lordi Screem Writers Guild Buy now
Lotan Lotan
Meshuggah ObZen: 15th Anniversary Reissue Buy now
Nervochaos Chthonic Wrath 
The Netherlands Severance
Ohhms Rot
Punk Rock Factory It's Just A Stage We're Going Through
Puscifer Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired
Rotten Sound Apocalypse
Sermon - Of Golden Verse
Visions Of Atlantis Pirates Over Wacken

April 7, 2023

Cultura Tres Caminos De Brujos 
Paul Gilbert The Dio Album
Kiss Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, New York 1984
Powerwolf Interludium Buy now
Raider Trial By Chaos
Savage Hands Rock Bottom
Tribulation Hamartia EP

April 14, 2023

Metallica, 2022

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Black Orchid Empire Tempus Veritas
From Fall To Spring Rise
The Hellfreaks Pitch Black Sunset
Holy Moses Invisible Queen
Jesus Piece ...So Unknown
Lucifer Star Machine Satanic Age
Metallica 72 Seasons Buy now
Overkill Scorched

April 21, 2023

Enter Shikari A Kiss For The Whole World
Dawn of Ouroboros Velvet Incandescence
Grave Pleasures Plagueboys Buy now
Liv Kristine River Of Diamonds
The Smashing Pumpkins Atum Buy now
These Beasts Cares, Wills, Wants

April 28, 2023

Elvenking Reader Of The Runes – Rapture
Enforced War Remains
Fires In The Distance Air Not Meant For Us
Runemagick Beyond The Cenotaph O Mankind
Swollen Teeth Swollen Teeth EP
Wallowinmg Earth Reaper

May 5

Currents The Death We Seek
Deathstars Everything Destroys You

May 12, 2023

Cattle Decapitation Terrasite

May 14

Jesus Piece ...So Unknown

Releases TBC

As I Lay Dying
Avenged Sevenfold
Body Count
Butcher Babies
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Fear Factory
Guns N’ Roses
Judas Priest
Killswitch ENgage
King Diamond
Mercyful fate
Nita Strauss
Within Temptation

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