Here are all the new metal albums coming out in 2023

In Flames Foregone

2023 has got off to a fllying start with brand new albums from ex-Him frontman Ville Valo (opens in new tab), 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 3, 2023

All Out War Celestial Rot Buy now (opens in new tab)
The Abbey Word Of Sin Buy now (opens in new tab)
Distant Heritage Buy now (opens in new tab)
Fvnerals Let The Earth Be Silent Buy now (opens in new tab)
Graphic Nature A Mind Waiting To Die Buy now (opens in new tab)
Leprous Aphelion Tour Edition Buy now (opens in new tab)
Memoriam Rise To Power Buy now (opens in new tab)
Russkaja Turbo Polka Party Buy now
(opens in new tab)Sanguisugabogg Homicidal Ecstasy Buy now (opens in new tab)
The Winery Dogs III Buy now (opens in new tab)
WuW L'Orchaostre Buy now (opens in new tab)
Xandria The Wonder Awaiting Buy now (opens in new tab)


February 10, 2023

Aphyxion Ad Astra Buy now
(opens in new tab)Bizarrekult Den Tapte Krigen Buy now (opens in new tab)
Darkthrone Goatlord: Original
Delain Dark Waters Buy now (opens in new tab)
Distant Heritage
Stormo Endocannibalismo Buy now (opens in new tab)
In Flames Foregone Buy now (opens in new tab)
Khymera Hold Your Ground
Luger Revelations Of The Sacred Skull Buy now (opens in new tab)
Oak Disintegrate Buy now (opens in new tab)
Paramore This Is Why Buy now (opens in new tab)
Pierce The Veil The Jaws Of Life Buy now
(opens in new tab)Stormo Endocannibalismo Buy now (opens in new tab)
Wig Wam Out Of The Dark Buy now (opens in new tab)


February 17, 2023

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


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February 22, 2023

Lovebites Judgement Day Buy now (opens in new tab)


February 24, 2023

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


March 3, 2023

Enslaved Heimdal Buy now
(opens in new tab)Entheos Time Will Take Us All
Eyes Congratulations Buy now (opens in new tab)
Haken Fauna Buy now (opens in new tab)
Stargazer Life Will Never Be The Same Buy now (opens in new tab)
Temptress - See
Tragedy I Am Woman Buy now (opens in new tab)


March 10, 2023

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


March 17

The Answer Sundowners Buy now (opens in new tab)
Beyond Extinction Nothing More
Chelsea Grin Suffer in Heaven
Contrarian Sage Of Shekhinah
Downfall Of Gaia Silhouettes Of Disgust
Entropia Total 
Foretoken Triumphs
Gideon More Power. More Pain
Lana Del Rabies Strega Beata
Kamelot The Awakening
Kruelty Untopia
Mystic Circle Erzdämon Buy now (opens in new tab)
Night Demon Outsider
Pop Evil Skeletons 
Redemption I Am the Storm 
Theory Of A Deadman Dinosaur Buy now (opens in new tab)


March 24, 2023

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


March 31, 2023

Ad Infinitum Chapter III – Downfall Buy now (opens in new tab)
Bury Tomorrow The Seventh Sun Buy now (opens in new tab)
Last In Line Jericho
Meshuggah ObZen: 15th Anniversary Reissue Buy now (opens in new tab)
Nervochaos Chthonic Wrath 
Ohhms Rot
Puscifer Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired
Rotten Sound Apocalypse
Sermon - Of Golden Verse


April 7, 2023

Cultura Tres Caminos De Brujos 
Powerwolf Interludium Buy now (opens in new tab)
Raider Trial By Chaos
Savage Hands Rock Bottom
Tribulation Hamartia EP


April 14, 2023

Metallica, 2022

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The Hellfreaks Pitch Black Sunset
Holy Moses Invisible Queen
Lucifer Star Machine Satanic Age
Metallica 72 Seasons Buy now (opens in new tab)
Overkill Scorched


April 21, 2023

Enter Shikari A Kiss For The Whole World
Dawn of Ouroboros Velvet Incandescence
Grave Pleasures Plagueboys Buy now
The Smashing Pumpkins Atum Buy now (opens in new tab)


April 28, 2023

Elvenking Reader Of The Runes – Rapture
Enforced War Remains
Runemagick Beyond The Cenotaph O Mankind


May 12, 2023

Cattle Decapitation Terrasite


May 14

Jesus Piece ...So Unknown

Releases TBC

Anthrax
Artillery
As I Lay Dying
Avenged Sevenfold
Baroness
Body Count
Butcher Babies
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Dååth
Deicide
Devildriver
Doro
Evile
Exodus
Fear Factory
Guns N’ Roses
Immortal
Judas Priest
Killswitch ENgage
King Diamond
Manowar
Melvins
Mercyful fate
Nile
Nita Strauss
Overkill
Sevendust
Testament
Within Temptation

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.