2012 in heavy metal music

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This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2012.

Bands disbanded

Bands formed

Bands reformed


  • On January 4, American metalcore act Killswitch Engage have decided to continue without Howard Jones (ex-Blood Has Been Shed).[44] On February 6, the band announced that original singer Jesse Leach has taken Jones' place.[45]
  • On January 9, it was announced that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with lymphoma. However, the band have stated that they will continue recording their new album.[46] Within a month, the band announced that drummer Bill Ward has decided to leave the band.[47][48]
  • Singaporean grindcore act Wormrot were detained in Malaysia by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department. The reasoning for their arrest was "it is wrong for unmarried Muslim men and women to be in [the same] room."[49]
  • Cryptopsy announced their new bassist is Olivier Pinard (Neuraxis).[50]
  • After 16 years with the band, Anvil bassist Glenn Gyorffy (aka Glen Five) leaves the band to "broaden [his] horizons".[51]
  • Graveworm announced the return of founding member/guitarist Stefan Unterpertinger after a 10-year absence.[52]
  • Warbringer announced the departure of founding member/guitarist Adam Carroll, and his replacement as Andrew Bennett.[53]
  • After previously working with the band, Byron Stroud (Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad) announced he is joining 3 Inches of Blood as their new permanent bassist.[54]
  • Founding member/guitarist of crossover thrash act D.R.I., Spike Cassidy, was rushed to the hospital due to complications with a colectomy.[55]
  • The Haunted founding member/vocalist Peter Dolving abruptly departs from the band via Facebook.[56] On October 16, founding lead guitarist Anders Björler leaves the band for the second time along with drummer Per Möller Jensen.[57]
  • Death metal band Suffocation parted ways with founding drummer Mike Smith due to musical differences.[58]
  • Christopher Amott, founding guitarist/vocalist leaves Arch Enemy because "Christopher simply isn't into playing extreme metal anymore."[59]
  • Brazilian Metal Open Air festival takes place, but is cancelled after severe logistical and financial problems.[60]
  • Michael Keene of technical death metal band The Faceless announced through Twitter that founding guitarist Steve Jones has departed from the band. This leaves Keene as the only original member left. Wes Hauch will be filling Steve's spot as the newest member.[61]
  • The Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, UK was cancelled due to their weak economy.[62]
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) quits Bloodbath due to lack of interest in the death metal scene.[63]
  • Threat Signal announced the departure of drummer Alex Rüdinger due to his interest to pursue other projects.[64]
  • Slayer have announced that Jeff Hanneman will me taking more time off from the band to concentrate on his rehabilitation. Back in 2011, Jeff contracted necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) on his right arm from a spider bite, and has been struggling in recovery since then. Gary Holt (Exodus) will continue to fill Jeff's spot until he is well enough to return. Slayer said "How long will that be? The best and most honest answer we can give you is 'as long as it takes.'"[65]
  • Dark Funeral signed a three album record deal with Century Media Records.[66]
  • Drummer Patrice Hamelin of Canadian death metal band Martyr has quit the band. "Martyr is on hold for now."[67]
  • Marduk were banned from Minsk, Belarus. "Pavel Radzivonaw, a departmental head at the Prosecutor General's Office, told reporters on Monday that Marduk's concert, scheduled for May 22, would not take place. 'The band preaches Satanism, which has nothing to do with art,' he says. 'This is an affront to Christian values, they preach the ideas of death, of the Third Reich.'"[68]
  • Angra vocalist Eduardo Falaschi announced his departure from the band. Bassist Felipe Andreoli also announced his departure from Almah.[69]
  • Iron Maiden's 1982 album The Number of the Beast won 9.2% of the 30,000 votes cast in the UK for their favorite British album of the past 60 years.[70]
  • Sonic Syndicate's founding member/guitarist Roger Sjunnesson quits the band.[71]
  • Queensrÿche parts ways with founding member/vocalist Geoff Tate. The band also announced Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre hired as his replacement.[72]
  • Kamelot announced their new vocalist as Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder).[73]
  • Guitarist Liem N'Guyen leaves Benighted after 14 years with the band. His replacement is said to be Adrien Guerin.[74]
  • Peter Wichers leaves Soilwork again due to "musical differences".[75]
  • Atheist announced the return of bassist Tony Choy.[76]
  • Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was arrested on June 28, 2012 by Czech Police for causing a fan's death by pushing him off stage in Prague, Czech Republic. The band's publicists, have stated that Blythe is "wrongfully accused".[77] Blythe was released on bail for 4,000,000 Czech Koruna (USD $200,000), and has been held in the country because he was "considered a flight risk by the judge".[78] Blythe posted bail, but due to the prosecutor's complaint, his bail was doubled to 8,000,000 Czech Koruna (USD $400,000).[79] Due to his jail-time being longer than expected, Lamb of God's tour with Dethklok and Gojira was cancelled.[80] On August 3 Randy was released from prison after 5 weeks, Lamb of God was confirmed for Knotfest.[81]
  • Frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains. He was released July 11 to continue the rest of the tour.[82]
  • The frontman/guitarist Josef "Humanoid" Vesely of death metal band !T.O.O.H.! was diagnosed with Schizophrenia.[83]
  • Blood Stain Child parts ways with female vocalist Sophia Aslanidou. In December she is replaced by Kiki, "What makes her so unique and talented is to be able to handle both clean voice and scream voice."[84][85]
  • Dagoba guitarist Izakar leaves the band due to "musical differences" and to focus on his other project Blazing War Machine.[86]
  • Nuclear Blast "quit the copyright case" against 80 alleged file-sharers for sharing the All Shall Perish album "This Is Where It Ends". The label went ahead with the charges without the band's permission.[87]
  • Ministry front-man Al Jourgensen collapsed on stage during a live performance. The doctors said, "he was examined by numerous physicians and diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue. Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen’s alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system." The remainder of the weeks tour dates were canceled, until Al was feeling well enough to continue the "DeFiBriLlaTouR European tour".[88]
  • Baroness were caught in a terrible bus accident, where the bus fell 30 feet from a viaduct near Bath. A Facebook page statement was released as follows, "The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath England early on Wednesday morning. John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital. Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing."[89]
  • Anthrax's song "Got The Time" was the first heavy metal song played on the planet Mars. The song "was one of several songs on NASA's wake-up playlist for the Mars Rover, Curiosity, that touched down on the Red Planet August 5th."[90]
  • Decapitated drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner quits the band due to "personal differences".[91]
  • Eluveitie lead guitarist Simeon Koch leaves the band after 8 years. Rafael Salzmann will be his replacement for live performances.[92]
  • Hydra Head Records has indefinitely closed its doors.[93]
  • Nightwish lead singer Anette Olzon parts ways with the band after 5 years. Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever) will replace her for the remainder of the band's Imaginaerum World Tour.[94]
  • Gwar announces their newest lead guitarist Pustulus Maximus on October 1.[95]
  • Metallica announces the launch of their own record label "Blackened Recordings", and have taken ownership of all their previous mastered tracks.[96]
  • Megadeth end their contract with Roadrunner Records after 5 years and 3 albums.[97]
  • On November 9, 2012, Amberian Dawn announced on their official site, that they are parting ways with singer Heidi Parviainen, along with drummer Heikki Saari and guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen. The replacement members are new vocalist Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen, and ex-members Joonas Pykälä-aho (drums) and Emil "Emppu" Pohjalainen (guitar). Parviainen explained via Facebook, "Early this year we noticed that we had reached the point where we didn't have much to offer to each other any more, and my own ambitions and Amberian Dawn's goals weren't coinciding any longer."


Albums released


Day Artist Album
4 Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
6 Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme[115]
9 Wolfsbane Wolfsbane Save the World[116]
11 Skylark Twilights of Sand[117]
13 This Ending Systematic Worship (EP)[118][119]
20 Biohazard Reborn in Defiance[120]
Primal Fear Unbreakable[121]
Nothnegal Decadence[122]
23 Aborted Global Flatline[123]
Savage Messiah Plague of Conscience[124]
Sear Bliss Eternal Recurrence[125]
24 Abigail Williams Becoming[126]
Beyond the Bridge The Old Man and the Spirit[127]
Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline[128]
Lamb of God Resolution[129]
Opera IX Strix Maledictae in Aeternum[130]
25 Witchmaster Śmierć (EP)[131]
27 Blind Guardian Memories of a Time to Come (compilation)[132]
Iron Fire Voyage of the Damned[133]
Suicidal Angels Bloodbath[134]
30 Woods of Ypres Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light[135]
31 Astral Doors Jerusalem[136]
Azaghal Nemesis[137]
Bleeding Through The Great Fire[138]
Cadaveria Horror Metal[139]
Liberteer Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees[140]
Ram Death[141]


Day Artist Album
1 Swallow the Sun Emerald Forest and the Blackbird[142]
3 Caliban I Am Nemesis[143]
6 Chimp Spanner All Roads Lead Here (EP)[144]
Therapy? A Brief Crack of Light[145]
7 Psycroptic The Inherited Repression[146]
8 Stam1na Nocebo[147]
10 Dunderbeist Black Arts & Crooked Tails[148]
Eluveitie Helvetios[149]
Engel Songs for the Dead (EP)[150]
Goatwhore Blood for the Master[151]
13 Coldworker The Doomsayer's Call[152]
Orange Goblin A Eulogy for the Damned[153]
14 Avatar Black Waltz[154]
Beneath the Massacre Incongruous[155]
Dawn of Ashes Farewell to the Flesh (EP)[156]
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II[157]
Isis Live VI (live album)[158]
Wykked Wytch The Ultimate Deception[159]
17 Ektomorf The Acoustic[160]
18 Kryptos The Coils of Apollyon[161]
20 Autopsy All Tomorrow's Funerals (EP)[162]
21 Buckethead Electric Sea[163]
22 Hypno5e Acid Mist Tomorrow[164]
Xandria Neverworld's End[165]
24 Desaster The Arts of Destruction[166]
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel[167]
Freedom Call Land of the Crimson Dawn[168]
Halloween Terrortory[169]
Lanfear This Harmonic Consonance[170]
Lyriel Leverage[171]
Rage 21[172]
Terrorizer Hordes of Zombies[173]
Vengeance Crystal Eye[174]
27 Asphyx Deathhammer[175]
Napalm Death Utilitarian[176]
28 Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity[177]
Mgła With Hearts Toward None[178]
Monarch Omens[179]
Death Vivus! (live album)[180]
UFO Seven Deadly[181]
Veil of Maya Eclipse[182]
29 Amberian Dawn Circus Black[183]


Day Artist Album
1 Obscura Illegimitation[184]
2 Heidevolk Batavi[185]
6 Every Time I Die Ex Lives[186]
7 Lullacry Where Angels Fear[187]
Torture Killer I Chose Death (EP)[188]
9 Epica Requiem for the Indifferent[189]
12 Angel Witch As Above, So Below[190]
Enochian Theory Life...And All It Entails[191]
Gorod A Perfect Absolution[192]
Sigh In Somniphobia[193]
13 Adrenaline Mob Omertà[194]
Barren Earth The Devil's Resolve[195]
Cannibal Corpse Torture[196]
Impending Doom Baptized in Filth[197]
Soulfly Enslaved[198]
Spawn of Possession Incurso[199]
Monstrosity Live Apocalypse (DVD)[200]
14 Powerwolf Alive in the Night (live)[201]
16 Secrets of the Moon Seven Bells[202]
20 Enthroned Obsidium[203]
23 Aura Noir Out to Die[204]
Cynic The Portal Tapes (EP)[205]
Gun Barrel Brace for Impact[206]
Axel Rudi Pell Circle of the Oath[207]
26 Borknagar Urd[208]
Flying Colors Flying Colors[209]
God Forbid Equilibrium[210]
Iron Maiden En Vivo! (DVD)[211]
Naglfar Téras[212]
Wodensthrone The Storm[213]
Wretched Son of Perdition[214]
27 3 Inches of Blood Long Live Heavy Metal[215]
A Sound of Thunder Out of the Darkness[216]
Black Breath Sentenced to Life[217]
Dark Empire From Refuge to Ruin[218]
Kill Devil Hill Kill Devil Hill[219]
Meshuggah Koloss[220]
OSI Fire Make Thunder[221]
Overkill The Electric Age[222]
28 Dol Ammad Cosmic Gods: Episode I – Hyperspeed[223]
Galneryus Phoenix Living In The Rising Sun (DVD)[224]
30 Atrocity Die Gottlosen Jahre (Double live DVD)[225]
Exilia Decode[226]
Lonewolf Army of the Damned[227]
Ministry Relapse[228]


Day Artist Album
2 Impiety Ravage & Conquer[229]
3 High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis[230]
6 Accept Stalingrad[231]
Eths III[232]
Exumer Fire & Damnation[233]
Illdisposed The Best of Illdisposed 2004 – 2011 (compilation)[234]
9 Jeff Loomis Plains of Oblivion[235]
The Safety Fire Grind the Ocean[236]
Ufomammut Oro: Opus Primum[237]
10 Demon Hunter True Defiance[238]
Dirge Within There Will Be Blood[239]
Hortus Animae Funeral Nation MMXII[240]
Emmure Slave to the Game[241]
Ignitor Year of the Metal Tiger[242]
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy[243]
Municipal Waste The Fatal Feast[244]
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis (EP)[245]
Suspyre The Cycle[246]
Undeads Exits Wounds Merry Go Round 2[247]
14 Buckethead Balloon Cement[248]
15 DragonForce The Power Within[249]
16 Gory Blister Earth-Sick[250]
Anathema Weather Systems[251]
18 In Mourning The Weight Of Oceans[252]
Verjnuarmu Pimmeyvven Ruhtinas[253]
20 The Foreshadowing Second World[254]
Mekong Delta Intersections[255]
Orden Ogan To the End[256]
Running Wild Shadowmaker[257]
Saxon Heavy Metal Thunder – Live – Eagles Over Wacken (live DVD)[258]
Unleashed Odalheim[259]
23 Arjen Lucassen Lost in the New Real[260]
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol[261]
24 16 Deep Cuts from Dark Clouds[262]
Earthen Grave Earthen Grave[263]
Prong Carved into Stone[264]
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion[265]
Vesperian Sorrow Stormwinds of Ages[266]
Vorkreist Sigil Whore Christ[267]
War of Ages Return to Life[268]
26 Mezarkabul MMXII[269]
27 At Vance Facing Your Enemy[270]
Before the Dawn Rise of the Phoenix[271]
Catamenia The Rewritten Chapters[272]
Crystal Viper Crimen Excepta[273]
Huntress Spell Eater[274]
Moonspell Alpha Noir / Omega White[275]
Saint Vitus Lillie: F-65[276]
30 Angelus Apatrida The Call[277]
Oddland The Treachery of Senses[278]


Day Artist Album
1 Marilyn Manson Born Villain
4 Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity[279]
Dawn of Destiny Praying to the World[280]
U.D.O. Celebrator – Rare Tracks (Compilation)[281]
8 John 5 God Told Me To[282]
Saratoga Nemesis[283]
14 Distorted Harmony Utopia[284]
15 Shadows Fall Fire From the Sky[285]
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix[286]
16 Shining Lots of Girls Gonna Get Hurt (EP)[287]
18 Antigama Stop the Chaos (EP)[288]
Carach Angren Where the Corpses Sink Forever[289]
Engel Blood of Saints[290]
Nightmare The Burden of God[291]
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name[292]
21 Evil Masquerade Pentagram[293]
Firewind Few Against Many[294]
Tesseract Perspective (EP)[295]
22 Burzum Umskiptar[296]
Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora's Piñata[297]
For Today Immortal[298]
Headspace I Am Anonymous[299]
Malice New Breed of Godz[300]
Six Feet Under Undead[301]
To Speak of Wolves Find Your Worth, Come Home[302]
25 5 Star Grave Drugstore Hell[303]
Ahab The Giant[304]
Grand Magus The Hunt[305]
Insision 15 Years of Exaggerated Torment (compilation)[306]
The Murder of My Sweet Bye Bye Lullaby[307]
Sabaton Carolus Rex[308]
28 Architects Daybreaker[309]
Sarah Jezebel Deva Malediction (EP)[310]
29 Synthetic Breed Zero Degrees Freedom (EP)[311]


Day Artist Album
1 Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone[312]
Circus Maximus Nine[313]
Delain We Are The Others[314]
Empires of Eden Channelling the Infinite[315]
Gotthard Firebirth[316]
Kekal Autonomy[317]
Jorn Bring Heavy Rock to the Land[318]
Kreator Phantom Antichrist[319]
4 The Agonist Prisoners[320]
Tank War Nation[321]
5 Autopsy Born Undead (DVD)[322]
Fear Factory The Industrialist[323]
Gojira The Flesh Alive (live album)[324]
Hellyeah Band of Brothers[325]
Marduk Serpent Sermon[326]
Ulver Childhood’s End (covers album)[327]
Watain Opus Diaboli (DVD)[328]
6 Hibria Blinded by Tokyo – Live in Japan (DVD)[329]
8 Candlemass Psalms for the Dead[330]
Mnemic Mnemesis[331]
11 Bilocate Summoning the Bygones[332]
12 Klank Urban Warfare[333]
Proyecto Eskhata Decadencia
Rush Clockwork Angels[334]
13 Arthemis We Fight[335]
17 Dying Fetus Reign Supreme[336]
18 Spineshank Anger Denial Acceptance[337]
Devin Townsend By a Thread – Live in London 2011 (DVD)[338]
19 Burning Point The Ignitor[339]
Chelsea Grin Evolve (EP)[340][341]
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give[342]
Ihsahn Eremita[343]
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Ghostmaker[344]
Vampires Everywhere! Hellbound and Heartless[345]
Whitechapel Whitechapel[346]
21 Blacklodge MachinatioN[347]
Ephel Duath On Death and Cosmos (EP)[348]
22 Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Ascending to Infinity
Deathspell Omega Drought (EP)[349]
25 Sodom 30 Years Sodomized: 1982-2012 (compilation)[350]
26 Bosse-de-Nage III[351]
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage[352]
Memphis May Fire Challenger[353]
Old Man Gloom No[354]
29 Miseration Tragedy Has Spoken[355]


Day Artist Album
2 Bonded by Blood The Aftermath[356]
Six Magics Falling Angels[357]
3 Icarus Witch Rise[358]
Kataklysm The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined (DVD)[359]
Nile At the Gate of Sethu[360]
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal[361]
The Word Alive Life Cycles[362]
6 Naer Mataron Ζήτω Ο Θάνατος[363]
10 Saint Diablo Saint Diablo [364]
Serj Tankian Harakiri [365]
16 God Forbid Beneath the Scars of Glory and Progression (DVD)[366]
Waylander Kindred Spirits[367]
17 A Hero A Fake The Future Again[368]
Baroness Yellow & Green[369]
Bury Tomorrow The Union Of Crowns[370]
The Contortionist Intrinsic[371]
Tourniquet Antiseptic Bloodbath[372]
20 Antagonist A.D. Nothing from No One[373]
Black Majesty Stargazer[374]
23 Zonaria Arrival of the Red Sun[375]
24 Om Advaitic Songs[376]
Slipknot Antennas to Hell (compilation)[377]
26 Heretic A Time of Crisis[378]
27 Dew-Scented Icarus[379]
Tankard A Girl Called Cerveza[380]
Testament Dark Roots of Earth[381]
30 Devilish Impressions Simulacra[382]
Massacre Condemned to the Shadows (EP)[383]
Still Alive Kyo[384]
31 Evoken Atra Mors[385]
Nachtmystium Silencing Machine[386]


Day Artist Album
6 Obliterate Superboring[387]
7 Memorain Evolution[388]
13 Cryptopsy Cryptopsy (EP)[389]
14 The Faceless Autotheism[390]
Fen Of Losing Interest[391]
Fozzy Sin and Bones[392]
In This Moment Blood[393]
Scott Kelly The Forgiven Ghost in Me[394]
Master The New Elite[395]
Texas Hippie Coalition Peacemaker[396]
Steve Vai The Story of Light[397]
17 Eluveitie The Early Years (compilation)[398]
21 Black Moor Lethal Waters[399]
22 Loudness 2012[400]
24 Grave Digger Clash of the Gods[401]
Tarja Turunen Act I : Live in Rosario (DVD)[401]
Trollfest Brumlebassen[402]
27 Ensiferum Unsung Heroes[403]
Grave Endless Procession of Souls[404]
Katatonia Dead End Kings[405]
28 Beardfish The Void[406]
Dysrhythmia Test of Submission[407]
Eagle Twin The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale[408]
Murder Construct Results[409]
Stratovarius Under Flaming Winter Skies – Live in Tampere (DVD)[410]
31 Ektomorf Black Flag[411]
Ex Deo Caligvla[412]
Phantom-x The Opera of the Phantom[413]
Threshold March of Progress[414]


Day Artist Album
3 Primitive Graven Image Psychededlic Episodes (Observations On Death and Deathlessness)[415]
Sacred Mother Tongue A Light Shines (EP)[416]
7 Lacrimosa Revolution[417]
10 Aeon Zen Enigma[418]
11 Beastwars Beastwars[419]
Cloudscape New Era[420]
Cryptopsy Cryptopsy[421]
Kittie Not So... Safe (compilation)[422]
Prototype Catalyst[423]
Spheric Universe Experience The New Eve[424]
12 The Gathering Disclosure[425]
14 Elvenking Era[426]
Vision Divine Destination Set to Nowhere[427]
18 Becoming the Archetype I Am[428]
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud[429]
Down Down IV Part I - The Purple EP (EP)[430]
Ufomammut Oro: Opus Alter[431]
Vision of Disorder The Cursed Remain Cursed[432]
20 Buckethead Racks[433]
March of the Slunks[434]
The Silent Picture Book[435]
21 Behexen Nightside Emanations[436]
Blut Aus Nord 777 – Cosmosophy[437]
The Chariot One Wing[438]
Dokken Broken Bones[439]
Handguns Angst[440]
Illdisposed Sense the Darkness[441]
Witchcraft Legend[442]
24 Steve Harris British Lion[443]
To-Mera Exile[444][445]
Tygers of Pan Tang Ambush[446]
25 As I Lay Dying Awakened[447]
Car Bomb w^w^^w^w[448]
Kerion CloudRiders, Part 1: Road to Skycity[449]
Pathology The Time of Great Purification[450]
Revocation Teratogenesis (EP)[451]
Winterfylleth The Threnody of Triumph[452]
28 Angband Saved from the Truth [453]
Enslaved RIITIIR[454]
Maiden uniteD Across the Seventh Sea[455]
Sinister The Carnage Ending[456]
Therion Les Fleurs du Mal[457]


Day Artist Album
2 Three Days Grace Transit of Venus
3 Obsession Order of Chaos[458]
5 Rebellion The Best Of Viking History (compilation)[459]
Sylosis Monolith[460]
8 Cauldron Tomorrow's Lost[461]
Krisiun Arise from Blackness (compilation)[462]
9 The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal[463]
August Burns Red August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin' Hill[464]
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence[465]
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind[466]
Daylight Dies A Frail Becoming[467]
Dio The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2[468]
Malignancy Eugenics[469]
Nonpoint Nonpoint[470]
Seven Kingdoms Fire is Mine[471]
Texas in July Texas in July[472]
Weapon Embers and Revelations[473]
10 Poema Arcanus Transient Chronicles[474]
12 Fall of the Idols Solemn Verses[475]
Magica Center of the Great Unknown[476]
15 Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas[477]
My Dying Bride A Map of All Our Failures[478]
16 Dethklok Dethalbum III[479]
Kiss Monster[480]
No Bragging Rights Cycles[481]
Yakuza Beyul[482]
19 Machinae Supremacy Rise of a Digital Nation[483]
Manowar The Lord of Steel[484]
Mob Rules Cannibal Nation[485]
Paragon Force of Destruction[486]
Subhuman Tributo di Sangue[487]
Thy Art Is Murder Hate[488]
War from a Harlots Mouth Voyeur[489]
Wintersun Time I[490]
22 Bison B.C. Lovelessness[491]
Dark Tranquillity Zero Distance (EP)[492]
Ill Niño Epidemia[493]
The Sword Apocryphon[494]
23 A Life Once Lost Ecstatic Trance[495]
Behold The Arctopus Horrorscension[496]
God Seed I Begin[497]
Pig Destroyer Book Burner[498]
Sister Sin Now and Forever[499]
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha – The Omega[500]
24 Angra Best Reached Horizons (compilation)[501]
26 Kamelot Silverthorn[502]
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay[503]
Parkway Drive Atlas[504]
Rebellion Arminius – Furor Teutonicus[505]
Skálmöld Börn Loka[506]
The Sorrow Misery Escape[507]
27 Eyefear The Inception of Darkness[508]
29 Shining Redefining Darkness[509]
30 Cradle of Filth The Manticore and Other Horrors[510]
Early Graves Red Horse[511]
Forgotten Tomb ...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil...[512]
Nadja Dagdrøm[513]
Ragnarok Malediction[514]
Ultimatum Heart of Metal (compilation)[515]
31 A Band of Orcs Adding Heads to the Pile[516]
Von Satanic Blood[517]


Day Artist Album
1 Arsenite Ashes of the Declined[518]
2 NonExist From My Cold Dead Hands[519]
Pain We Come In Peace (DVD)[520]
Tiamat The Scarred People[521]
3 Moonlight Lucifer's Rising[522]
6 All That Remains A War You Cannot Win[523]
Beheaded Never to Dawn[524]
General Surgery Like an Ever Flying Limb[525]
Otep Sounds Like Armageddon (live album)[526]
7 Bloodbound In the Name of Metal[527]
8 Isis Temporal (compilation)[528]
9 Carcariass Hell and Torment (compilation)[529]
12 Soundgarden King Animal[530]
Tank War Machine Live (DVD)[531]
13 Deftones Koi No Yokan[532]
Machine Head Machine Fucking Head Live (live album)[533]
14 Led Zeppelin Celebration Day (DVD)[534]
16 Elysion Killing My Dreams (EP)[535]
Kylesa From The Vaults, Vol. 1 (compilation)[536]
20 Aeon Aeons Black[537]
Cryptopsy The Best of Us Bleed (Compilation)[538]
Devolved Reprisal[539]
Meldrum Lifer[540]
Prototype Retrospect (Compilation)[541]
Sacred Reich Live At Wacken (DVD)[542]
21 Flotsam and Jetsam Ugly Noise[543]
23 Adorned Brood Kuningaz[544]
Destruction Spiritual Genocide[545]
Royal Hunt 20th Anniversary (compilation)[546]
Vicious Rumors Live You to Death (live album)[547]
25 Secret Sphere Portrait of a Dying Heart[548]
26 Incantation Vanquish in Vengeance[549]
27 Full Force Next Level[550]
29 Ashes You Leave The Cure for Happiness[551]
30 Fragments of Unbecoming The Art of Coming Apart[552]
Gamma Ray Skeletons & Majesties Live (CD/DVD)[553]
HammerFall Gates Of Dalhalla (DVD)[554]
Saturnus Saturn in Ascension[555]


Day Artist Album
4 Arsis Lepers Caress (EP)[556]
5 Yngwie Malmsteen Spellbound[557]
10 Metallica Quebec Magnetic (DVD)[558]
12 The Project Hate MCMXCIX The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda[559]
14 Paradox Tales of the Weird[560]
21 The Unguided InvaZion (EP)[561]


  1. ^ A Plea For Purging Calling It Quits, Announces Farewell Tour
  2. ^ Ajattara – Split Up
  3. ^ Anterior Calling It Quits, Announces Final Show
  4. ^ American black metal band calls it quits
  5. ^ ***Blind Witness Break Up And Last Show Announcement ***
  6. ^ Carnal Forge – Going On Indefinite Hiatus
  7. ^ Carnifex – Going On Hiatus
  8. ^ The Carrier Calling It Quits In March
  9. ^ Cataract – Going On Hiatus In 2012
  10. ^ "Cathedral announces plans to disband". Archived from the original on 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  11. ^ Celesty Announces Indefinite Hiatus, Fifth Album On Hold
  12. ^ The Crimson Armada Calling It Quits, Issues Statement
  13. ^ Dark The Suns – Decide To Take A Break
  14. ^ Dead And Divine Calling It Quits, Announces Final Hometown Show
  15. ^ Decadence – Call It Quits
  16. ^ Defiance – Call It Quits
  17. ^ Elis Calls It Quits After Departure of Vocalist Simone Christinat
  18. ^ Heavy Heavy Low Low Calls It Auiets
  19. ^ Hevein – Disband Indefinitely
  20. ^ [sputnikmusic.com/news.php?newsid=20255 The Human Abstract Go On Hiatus]
  21. ^ In The Midst Of Lions Calling It A Day After Departure Of Two Members
  22. ^ Martyr – Drummer Pat Hamelin Quits, Band On Hold
  23. ^ Mortal Sin To Disband For A Fourth Time
  24. ^ Morgoth Going On Hiatus, Announces Final 2012 Shows
  25. ^ Nahemah – Call It Quits
  26. ^ Norther – Calling It Quits
  27. ^ One Man Army And The Undead Quartet – Call It Quits
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  29. ^ Unearthly Trance – Calling It Quits
  30. ^ Underoath Disbanding, Announces Farewell Tour
  31. ^ "Original Trouble members form The Skull". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
  32. ^ Former Stormtroopers Of Death Members Launch United Forces
  33. ^ Reunited Broken Hope To Support Obituary On 'Carnival Of Death' Tour
  34. ^ Byzantine – Reunite, Writing New Material
  35. ^ Coal Chamber To Reform For Australia's Soundwave Festival Archived 2011-12-30 at the Wayback Machine
  36. ^ Confide To Return With New Album, Launch $30,000 Kickstarter Campaign To Fund It
  37. ^ Eternal Oath Reunites, Plans New Studio Album
  38. ^ Extol – New Album In The Works
  39. ^ Malice To Release Comeback LP In May 2012
  40. ^ Legendary Doom Pioneers The Obsesse To Reunite For Roadburn Festival
  41. ^ Otyg To Be Resurrected, Band Currently Recording Third Album
  42. ^ Riot To Continue On, Fifteen New Songs Written In "Thundersteel/Immortal Soul" Style
  43. ^ Sonic Syndicate Comments On Returning From Hiatus, Announces Festival Appearance
  44. ^ Killswitch Engage – Vocalist Relieved From Duty
  45. ^ Killswitch Engage Comments On Returning Vocalist Jesse Leach
  46. ^ "Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma". Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  47. ^ Bill Ward Says He May Be Forced To Sit Out Black Sabbath Reunion Archived February 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  48. ^ "Black Sabbath: 'We Have No Choice But To Continue Recording Without Bill Ward'". Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  49. ^ Wormrot Members Arrested By Religious Authorities In Malaysia
  50. ^ Cryptopsy – Announce New Bassist
  51. ^ Anvil – Bassist Leaves The Band
  52. ^ Graveworm Announces Return Of Founding Member
  53. ^ Warbringer – Guitarist Adam Carroll Quits The Band, Announce Replacement
  54. ^ 3 Inches Of Blood – Announce New Bassist
  55. ^ D.R.I. – Spike Cassidy Admitted To Hospital Due To Colectomy Complications
  56. ^ "Vocalist Peter Dolving Quits The Haunted". Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  57. ^ The Haunted – Guitarist And Drummer Leave The Band
  58. ^ Suffocation – Drummer Mike Smith Parts Ways With The Band
  59. ^ Arch Enemy – Christopher Amott Leaves The Band Again, Recruit Replacement
  60. ^ "Disaster Strikes Brazilian Metal Festival". Ultimate Guitar Archive. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  61. ^ The Faceless – Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement
  62. ^ Sonisphere 2012 festival is cancelled
  63. ^ Vocalist Mikael Akerfeldt Reportedly Leaves Bloodbath
  64. ^ Threat Signal Splits With Drummer Alex Rudinger
  65. ^ Slayer Gives Update On Jeff Hanneman, Gary Holt To Continue Filling In On Tour
  66. ^ Dark Funeral – Sign Three Album Deal With Century Media
  67. ^ Martyr – Drummer Pat Hamelin Quits, Band On Hold
  68. ^ Marduk – Banned From Playing In Minsk For Being An Affront To Christian Values
  69. ^ Edu Falaschi Splits With Angra, Felipe Andreoli Splits With Almah
  70. ^ Monday Fresh: Iron Maiden's Number Of The Beast Voted Best Album
  71. ^ Sonic Syndicate – Guitarist Roger Sjunnesson Leaves The Band
  72. ^ Queensrÿche Parts Ways With Geoff Tate; Crimson GLory/Rising West Singer Todd La Torre Hired!
  73. ^ Kamelot Reveals New Vocalist Tommy Karevik
  74. ^ Benighted Splits With Guitarist Liem N'Guyen
  75. ^ Soilwork – Guitarist Peter Wichers Quits The Band Again
  76. ^ Former Atheist Bassist Tony Choy Rejoins The Band
  77. ^ Lamb of God Frontman Randy Blythe Arrested In Czech Republic On Charges Of Manslaughter
  78. ^ Lamb Of God – Randy Blythe Arrested, Vocalist Reportedly Released On Bail (Update)
  79. ^ Lamb Of God Front Man Randy Blythe's Bail Doubled, Complaint By Prosecutor Dismissed
  80. ^ Lamb Of God – Tour With Dethklok And Gojira Cancelled
  81. ^ Lamb Of God – Randy Blythe Released From Czech Prison, Band To Appear At Knotfest
  82. ^ Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho To Be Released From The Hospital
  83. ^ !T.O.O.H.! – Josef "Humanoid" Vesely Diagnosed With Schizophrenia
  84. ^ Blood Stain Child – Female Vocalist Sophia Leaves The Band
  85. ^ Blood Stain Child – Announce New Vocalist
  86. ^ Dagoba – Guitarist Quits The Band
  87. ^ World's Biggest Metal Label Quit Copyright Case
  88. ^ Ministry's Al Jourgensen Hospitalized After Collapsing On Stage
  89. ^ Baroness – In Coach Crash (Update)
  90. ^ Anthrax's "Got The Time" Wakes Up Curiosity Mars Rover
  91. ^ Decapitated – Drummer Quits The Band
  92. ^ Eluveitie – Guitarist Simeon Koch Leaves The Band, Announce Replacement
  93. ^ Hydra Head Records Shuts Down
  94. ^ Nightwish – Part Ways With Singer Anette Olzon
  95. ^ GWAR Reveals New Member Pustulus Maximus
  96. ^ Metallica Launches Record Label Blackened Recordings, Takes Ownership Of Own Masters
  97. ^ Megadeth Parts Company With Roadrunner Records
  98. ^ Incantation – Former Bassist Dies At Age 42
  99. ^ Former Visions Of Atlantis Singer Nicole Bogner Passes Away
  100. ^ Former Diamond Head And UFO Drummer Robbie France Passes Away
  101. ^ Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Passes Away
  102. ^ Lordi – Drummer Passed Away At The Age Of 38
  103. ^ Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead at 64
  104. ^ Mike Collett-White. "Guitar amplifier pioneer Jim Marshall dies aged 88". Reuters. Retrieved Apr 5, 2012.
  105. ^ Former Dictators and Twisted Sister Drummer Dies
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  107. ^ Former Into Eternity Guitarist Rob Doherty Passes Away
  108. ^ URGEHAL Founder Trond "Trondr Nefas" Bråthen Passes
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  110. ^ Onward/Crescent Shield Singer Michael Grant Dies At 39
  111. ^ Jon Lord, co-founder of Deep Purple, dies aged 71
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  113. ^ The Meads Of Asphodel – Session Guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton Passes Away
  114. ^ Rest In Peace Mike Scaccia
  115. ^ Alcest Posts New Album "Les Voyages De L'Âme" Sample
  116. ^ Wolfsbane – Wolfsbane Save The World
  117. ^ Skylark – Upcoming Album Trailer Online
  118. ^ This Ending – Systematic Worship (EP)
  119. ^ This Ending – New Song Online
  120. ^ Biohazard Sets January Release Date For New LP "Reborn In Defiance"
  121. ^ Primal Fear: New album title, release date announced
  122. ^ Nothnegal Pushes Back New Album "Decadence" U.S. Release
  123. ^ Aborted Posts New Album "Global Flatline" Trailer
  124. ^ Savage Messiah Offers Free Download Of New LP "Plague Of Conscience"
  125. ^ Sear Bliss – Eternal Recurrence
  126. ^ Abigail Williams Reveals New Album Title And Release Date
  127. ^ A new Rock Opera to excite the Progressive Rock / Metal audience – Beyond the Bridge debut with a strong musical statement « The Old Man And The Spirit »
  128. ^ Lacuna Coil Announces New Album "Dark Adrenaline" Release Date
  129. ^ Lamb Of God Unveils Album Artwork And Track Listing
  130. ^ Opera IX Reveals New Album "Strix Maledictae In Aeternum" Details
  131. ^ Witchmaster: New EP Release Date Posted
  132. ^ Blind Guardian – Announce New Compilation Album
  133. ^ Iron Fire Posts Song Teaser For New LP "Voyage Of The Damned"
  134. ^ Suicidal Angels Announce New LP, Reveal Artwork, Tour Dates
  135. ^ Woods Of Ypres Posts Preview Of New Song "Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)"
  136. ^ Astral Doors Posts Title Track Of New Album "Jerusalem" Online
  137. ^ Azaghal Announces "Nemesis" Release Date
  138. ^ Bleeding Through to release their new album in January
  139. ^ Cadaveria – New Album Details Revealed
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  142. ^ Swallow The Sun – New Album Details
  143. ^ Caliban Announces New Album Title As "I Am Nemesis"
  144. ^ Chimp Spanner – All Roads Lead Here (EP)
  145. ^ Therapy? Reveals New Album, "A Brief Crack Of Light" Release Date, Artwork And Tracklisting
  146. ^ Psycroptic – New Album Details
  147. ^ Stam1na Reveals New Album "Nocebo" Details
  148. ^ Dunderbeist Reveals Cover Art and Track List
  149. ^ Eluveitie – More Album Details Revealed
  150. ^ Engel Reveals "Songs For The Dead" EP Details
  151. ^ Goatwhore Streaming New Track "Collapse In Eternal Worth"
  152. ^ Coldworker Streaming New Song "Flesh World"
  153. ^ Orange Goblin Reveals New Album Release Date, Announces U.K. Shows
  154. ^ Avatar Streaming Entire New Album "Black Waltz"
  155. ^ Beneath The Massacre Premiers New Track "Symptoms"
  156. ^ Dawn Of Ashes Completes New EP "Farewell To The Flesh"
  157. ^ Earth – New Album Details Revealed, New Song Online
  158. ^ Isis Announces Details Behind Forthcoming Live Album
  159. ^ Wykked Wytch Streaming New Song
  160. ^ Ektomorf Posts New Music Video For "To Smoulder"
  161. ^ Kryptos announce ‘The Coils Of Apollyon’ release date
  162. ^ Autopsy Reveals "All Tomorrow's Funerals" Track Listing
  163. ^ Buckethead – Electric Sea
  164. ^ Hypno5e Makes Acid Mist Tomorrow Available For Pre-Order
  165. ^ Xandria Issues New Album Update
  166. ^ Desaster Streaming New Track "Queens Of Sodomy"
  167. ^ Drudkh To Release New Album "Eternal Turn Of The Wheel" Next Year
  168. ^ Freedom Call Announces "Land Of The Crimson Dawn" New Album Release
  169. ^ Halloween (U.S.) Details New LP "Terrortory"
  170. ^ Lanfear Streaming New Track "By-Product Nation"
  171. ^ Lyriel To Release New LP "Leverage" In February
  172. ^ Rage – New Album Details Revealed
  173. ^ Terrorizer Completes New Album "Hordes Of Zombies"
  174. ^ Vengeance Announces Album Details For "Crystal Eye"
  175. ^ Asphyx – New Song Online
  176. ^ Napalm Death Reveals New Album Title, Release Date And Cover
  177. ^ Corrosion Of Conformity Reveals New Album Release Date, Artwork And Tracklisting
  178. ^ Mgła – With Hearts Toward None
  179. ^ Monarch Reveals New Album "Omens" Details
  180. ^ Death – Entire Vivus! Live Album Streaming Online
  181. ^ UFO Announces New Album "Seven Deadly" Release Date
  182. ^ Veil Of Maya Finishes New Album "Eclipse," Set To Embark On Tour
  183. ^ Amberian Dawn Announces Details Of New LP "Circus Black"
  184. ^ Crowdfinding Project, "Illegimitation" Release, European Tour 2012
  185. ^ Napalm Records Announced Release Data New Album
  186. ^ Every Time I Die To Release New Album "Ex Lives," Posts Music Video
  187. ^ Lullacry – More Release Dates Confirmed For Where Angels Fear
  188. ^ Torture Killer Reveals "I Chose Death" MCD Details
  189. ^ Epica Reveals New Album Title
  190. ^ Angel Witch – New Album In March
  191. ^ Enochian Theory Pushes Back "Life...And All It Entails" Album Release
  192. ^ Gorod – New Song Online
  193. ^ Sigh – In Somniphobia
  194. ^ Adrenaline Mob Unveils Album Artwork For "Omertà"
  195. ^ Barren Earth Reveals New Album "The Devil's Resolve" Release Date
  196. ^ Cannibal Corpse – New Album Details & Single Streaming
  197. ^ Impending Doom Announces New Album "Baptized In Filth" Release
  198. ^ Soulfly: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed Archived 2012-01-08 at the Wayback Machine
  199. ^ Spawn Of Possession Reveals "Incurso" Album Details
  200. ^ Monstrosity To Release 'Live Apocalypse' DVD In March
  201. ^ Powerwolf To Release Live Album Through Metal Hammer Germany
  202. ^ Secrets Of The Moon – Reveal New Album Artwork And Release Date
  203. ^ Enthroned Announces "Obsidium" Release Date
  204. ^ Aura Noir To Release Fifth LP In March
  205. ^ Cynic To Release "The Portal Tapes" In March
  206. ^ Gun Barrel Signs With Massacre Records To Release "Brace For Impact"
  207. ^ Axel Rudi Pell Details New LP
  208. ^ "Universal" Follow Up is a Return to Roots
  209. ^ Mike Portnoy's New Band Flying Colors Announce Debut Album
  210. ^ God Forbid To Release New Album "Equilibrium"
  211. ^ Iron Maiden – To Release New Live DVD
  212. ^ Naglfar – Reveal New Album Details, New Song Online
  213. ^ Wodensthrone – The Storm
  214. ^ Wretched Son Of Perdition
  215. ^ 3 Inches Of Blood To Release New Album "Long Live Heavy Metal"
  216. ^ A Sound Of Thunder Releasing New Album "Out Of The Darkness"
  217. ^ Black Breath Streaming New Song "Mother Abyss"
  218. ^ Dark Empire Announces New Album "From Refuge To Ruin" Release
  219. ^ Kill Devil Hill Announce Debut Album Details
  220. ^ Meshuggah Reveals Upcoming Album Title As "Koloss"
  221. ^ OSI Reveals "Fire Make Thunder" Album Details
  222. ^ "Overkill: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled". Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  223. ^ Dol Ammad – Cosmic Gods: Episode I – Hyperspeed
  224. ^ Galneryus – New Video Online, To Release New DVD
  225. ^ Atrocity – To Release Double Live DVD
  226. ^ Exilia To Release 'Decode' In March
  227. ^ Army of the Damned
  228. ^ Ministry Set March 30 Release Date for ‘Relapse’ Latest Making-of Webisode Available
  229. ^ Impiety – Ravage & Conquer
  230. ^ High On Fire Reveals Tracklisting And Title Of Upcoming Album
  231. ^ Accept Reveals New Album, "Stalingrad" Release Date
  232. ^ Eths – New Album Delayed
  233. ^ Exumer Posts Video Trailer For Comeback Album "Fire & Damnation"
  234. ^ Illdisposed To Release New Compilation Album "The Best Of Illdisposed 2004 – 2011"
  235. ^ Jeff Loomis – New Album Details
  236. ^ The Safety Fire Pushes Back "Grind The Ocean" Album Release
  237. ^ Ufomammut Confirms "Oro: Opus Primum" Album Details
  238. ^ Demon Hunter Reveals Track Listing For "True Defiance"
  239. ^ Dirge Within: 'There Will Be Blood' Cover Artwork Unveiled
  240. ^ Hortus Animae – Funeral Nation MMXII
  241. ^ Emmure Announces New Album "Slave To The Game"
  242. ^ Ignitor To Release Fourth LP "Year Of The Metal Tiger"
  243. ^ Job for a Cowboy To Release New Album
  244. ^ Municipal Waste – New Album Cover Art Revealed
  245. ^ Pelican Announces New EP "Ataraxia/Taraxis"
  246. ^ Suspyre Signs With Impulse Music To Release New Album "The Cycle"
  247. ^ [Undeads Exits Wounds New Album "Merry Go Round"]
  248. ^ Buckethead – Balloon Cement
  249. ^ DragonForce Reveal Details of New Album
  250. ^ Gory Blister Earth-Sick
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  252. ^ In Mourning Reveals New Album "The Weight Of Oceans" Details
  253. ^ Verjnuarmu Releasing New Album "Pimmeyvven Ruhtinas"
  254. ^ The Foreshadowing Reveals New Album "Second World" Artwork
  255. ^ Mekong Delta – New Album Details Unveiled
  256. ^ Orden Ogan: Release Date Set For 'To The End'
  257. ^ Running Wild – Unveil New Album Tracklist And Cover Art
  258. ^ Saxon Comments On Upcoming Live DVD "Heavy Metal Thunder – Live – Eagles Over Wacken"
  259. ^ Unleashed Reveals "Odalheim" Album Release Date
  260. ^ Arjen Lucassen – Unveils New Solo Album Title And Cover Art
  261. ^ Paradise Lost – Unveil New Album Details
  262. ^ 16 Reveals New Album "Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds" Release Date
  263. ^ Earthen Grave To Release New Self-Titled Album
  264. ^ Prong Unveils Art, Track Listing And Release Date For "Carved Into Stone"
  265. ^ Storm Corrosion Announces Its Signing With Roadrunner Records
  266. ^ Vesperian Sorrow Announces "Stormwinds Of Ages" Album Release
  267. ^ Vorkreist Reveals New Album "Sigil Whore Christ" Details
  268. ^ War Of Ages Announces New Album Title As "Return To Life"
  269. ^ Mezarkabul – New Album Teaser Released
  270. ^ At Vance Announces New LP For April Release, Unveils Album Artwork
  271. ^ Before The Dawn Posts Details Of New Album "Rise Of The Phoenix"
  272. ^ Catamenia – The Rewritten Chapters
  273. ^ Crystal Viper Taps Hell's Bower And Vader's Peter For "Crimen Excepta"
  274. ^ Huntress Releases New Album "Spell Eater" Preview Clip
  275. ^ Moonspell – New Album Cover Art Revealed
  276. ^ Saint Vitus Announces Release Date For "Lillie: F-65"
  277. ^ Angelus Apatrida – Reveal New Album Artwork, Announce Spanish Tour Dates
  278. ^ Oddland To Release 'The Treachery Of Senses' In April
  279. ^ Cattle Decapitation Reveals Details On New Album "Monolith Of Inhumanity"
  280. ^ Dawn Of Destiny – To Release New Album In May
  281. ^ U.D.O. – Celebrator
  282. ^ John 5 Announces Solo CD/DVD Release "God Told Me To"
  283. ^ Saratoga Reveals New Artwork And Track List For "Nemesis"
  284. ^ Distorted Harmony to release their second album “Chain Reaction”
  285. ^ Shadows Fall: 'Fire From The Sky' Track Listing Revealed Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  286. ^ Tenacious D 'To Be Taken Seriously' With New Album
  287. ^ Shining – Reveal New EP Details
  288. ^ Antigama – New Song Online
  289. ^ Carach Angren – New Album Title And Release Date Revealed
  290. ^ Engel Reveals New Album "Blood Of Saints" Details
  291. ^ Nightmare (FRA) – New Album Cover Art Revealed
  292. ^ Sonata Arctica Announces New Album Details For "Stones Grow Her Name'
  293. ^ Evil Masquerade – New Album Cover Art And Release Date Revealed
  294. ^ Firewind – Unveil New Album Cover Art And Release Date
  295. ^ Tesseract Announces New Acoustic EP "Perspective" Details
  296. ^ Burzum Reveals New Album "Umskiptar" Release Date
  297. ^ Diablo Swing Orchestra – Unveil New Album Artwork And Release Date
  298. ^ For Today announce new album, “Immortal”
  299. ^ "Headspace announces release date, artwork, track-listing for new album, "I Am Anonymous"; album teaser trailer now available". Metal-Rules.com News, Interviews, Concert Reviews. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  300. ^ Malice Reveals Details Of "New Breed Of Godz" Comeback LP
  301. ^ ""Undead" Six Feet Under Unveil First Single From Forthcoming Studio Offering Cover Art + Track Listing Revealed". Archived from the original on 2004-10-26. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  302. ^ To Speak Of Wolves Announces New Album "Find Your Worth, Come Home"
  303. ^ 5 Star Grave Streams "Daddy" From New LP "Drugstore Hell"
  304. ^ Ahab Streaming Title Track From New Album "The Giant"
  305. ^ Grand Magus – Unveil New Album Cover Art And Release Date
  306. ^ Insision Releasing 15th Anniversary Double CD "15 Years Of Exaggerated Torment"
  307. ^ The Murder Of My Sweet Unveils Cover Art & Track Listing For New LP "Bye Bye Lullaby"
  308. ^ Sabaton – New Album Tracklist And Cover Art Revealed
  309. ^ Architects – New Album Cover Art Revealed
  310. ^ Sarah Jezebel Deva – New EP Artwork Revealed
  311. ^ Synthetic Breed Reveals New EP "Zero Degrees Freedom" Track Listing
  312. ^ Be'lakor – New Album Details Announced
  313. ^ Circus Maximus – Reveal New Album Details
  314. ^ Delain Announces Release Date For "We Are The Others"
  315. ^ Empires Of Eden Posts Teaser Video For "Channelling the Infinite"
  316. ^ Gotthard To Release New Album "Firebirth" In June
  317. ^ Kekal – Autonomy
  318. ^ Jorn – Bring Heavy Rock to the Land (Official)
  319. ^ Kreator – Unveil New Album Title And Release Date
  320. ^ The Agonist Reveals New Album Title As "Prisoners"
  321. ^ Tank Reveals New Album Release Date, Tracklisting And Artwork
  322. ^ Autopsy To Release New DVD "Born Undead"
  323. ^ Fear Factory: 'The Industrialist' North American Release Date Announced
  324. ^ Gojira – New Song Online, Upcoming DVD Trailer Released
  325. ^ Hellyeah Drummer Explains New Album Title Archived 2012-02-22 at the Wayback Machine
  326. ^ Marduk Announces New Single "Souls For Belial"
  327. ^ Ulver To Release Covers Album "Childhood's End"
  328. ^ Watain To Release New DVD "Opus Diaboli"
  329. ^ Blinded by Tokyo – Live in Japan
  330. ^ candlemass Psalms for the Dead
  331. ^ Mnemic – Mnemesis
  332. ^ Bilocate Reveals New Album "Summoning The Bygones" Artwork
  333. ^ Urban Warfare
  334. ^ Rush – Unveil New Album Details
  335. ^ Arthemis Unveils Artwork For New LP "We Fight"
  336. ^ Dying Fetus Posts New Album "Reign Supreme" Teaser
  337. ^ Spineshank Comments Signing With Century Media For New Album "Anger Denial Acceptance"
  338. ^ Devin Townsend – Upcoming DVD Trailer Online
  339. ^ Burning Point – Reveal New Album Details
  340. ^ Chelsea Grin – Working On New EP
  341. ^ Evolve available 6.19.2012
  342. ^ The Ghost Inside Posts New Album "Get What You Give" Trailer
  343. ^ Ihsahn Posts New Album "Eremita" Teaser
  344. ^ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder – Reveal New Album Details
  345. ^ Vampires Everywhere! Reveals New Album "Hellbound And Heartless" Details
  346. ^ Whitechapel Announces New Self-Titled Album Details
  347. ^ Blacklodge Announces New Album Title As "MachinatioN"
  348. ^ Ephel Duath – New EP Details
  349. ^ Deathspell Omega Streaming New Song "Abrasive Swirling Murk"
  350. ^ Sodom's "30 Years Sodomized" Boxset Release Delayed
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  352. ^ L'Enfant Sauvage
  353. ^ Challenger to Memphis May Fire
  354. ^ Old Man Gloom – New Album Details
  355. ^ Miseration – New Album Details Revealed
  356. ^ Bonded By Blood – New Album Title And Artwork Revealed
  357. ^ Six Magics – New Album Details And Live Video Available
  358. ^ Icarus Witch – New Album Details, Teaser And Song Online
  359. ^ Kataklysm – Reveal Upcoming DVD Tracklist
  360. ^ Nile – New Album Release Date Revealed
  361. ^ Periphery Tap Guthrie Govan & The Faceless Guitarist to Guest on New Album
  362. ^ The Word Alive Streaming New Album Online
  363. ^ Naer Mataron – Ζήτω Ο Θάνατος (Long Live Death)
  364. ^ Saint Diablo To Release Self-Titled Album, Announces New Tour Dates
  365. ^ Serj Tankian's New Solo Album Gets Release Date
  366. ^ Beneath the Scars and Glory of Progression
  367. ^ Waylander – Reveal New Album Details, New Song Online
  368. ^ A Hero A Fake Announces New Album "The Future Again"
  369. ^ Baroness – Set New Album Title And Release Date
  370. ^ Bury Tomorrow Signs With Nuclear Blast For Release Of "The Union Of Crowns"
  371. ^ Release Date News
  372. ^ Tourniquet – Antiseptic Bloodbath
  373. ^ Antagonist A.D. Releases "I'm Just Not There" Music Video
  374. ^ Black Majesty Unveils Album Art, Release Date For "Stargazer"
  375. ^ Zonaria – Sign With Listenable Records, Reveal New Album Details
  376. ^ Om Reveals Tour Dates And "Advaitic Songs" Details
  377. ^ Slipknot Reveals New Best-Of Album "Antennas To Hell" Details
  378. ^ Heretic (US) Unveils Artwork For Comeback LP "A Time Of Crisis"
  379. ^ Dew-Scented Posts Teaser For New Album "Icarus"
  380. ^ Tankard Reveals Track Listing And Commentary For New LP "A Girl Called Cerveza"
  381. ^ Testament – New Album Details Revealed
  382. ^ Devilish Impressions Signs To Lifeforce Records For Release Of New Album "Simulacra"
  383. ^ Massacre – New Song Online
  384. ^ Still Alive: confirmado show de lançamento do debut álbum em São Paulo
  385. ^ Evoken To Release New Album "Atra Mors"
  386. ^ Nachtmystium – New Album Title And Release Date Revealed
  387. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2012-12-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  388. ^ Memorain – "Evolution" (album preview)
  389. ^ Cryptopsy – Cryptopsy EP
  390. ^ The Faceless – New Album Trailer Online
  391. ^ Fen Reveals New Album "Of Losing Interest" Details
  392. ^ Fozzy Announces New Album "Sin And Bones" Release Date
  393. ^ In This Moment – Blood Album Due August 14th Via Century Media
  394. ^ Scott Kelly To Release New Solo Album "The Forgiven Ghost In Me"
  395. ^ Master Announces "The New Elite" Album Release Date
  396. ^ Texas Hippie Coalition – Peacemaker CD
  397. ^ Steve Vai – New Album Details Unveiled, New Song Streaming Online
  398. ^ Eluveitie – To Release Early Years Collection In August
  399. ^ Black Moor Streaming Entire New Album "Lethal Waters"
  400. ^ Loudness Streams Preview Samples From New LP "2012"
  401. ^ a b Grave Digger Unveils Album Artwork & Title To New LP
  402. ^ Trollfest – Brumlebassen
  403. ^ Ensiferum – Album Details Revealed
  404. ^ Grave – New Album Release Date Announced
  405. ^ Katatonia Reveals Full Details On New Album "Dead End Kings"
  406. ^ Beardfish: reveal cover artwork and tracklist of their new album + announce tour in fall supporting Flying Colours
  407. ^ "Dysrhythmia- "Test of Submission"". Archived from the original on 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  408. ^ Eagle Twin Confirms New LP "The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale" Details
  409. ^ Murder Construct Unveil Details Of "Results"
  410. ^ Stratovarius DVD "Under Flaming Winter Skies – Live In Tampere" Getting North American Release
  411. ^ Ektomorf – New Album Details Unveiled
  412. ^ Ex Deo Announces New Album "Caligvla" Release Date
  413. ^ Phantom-X Details New Album "The Opera Of The Phantom"
  414. ^ Threshold Posts Lyric Video For "Ashes"
  415. ^ Primitive Graven Image – New Song Streaming Online
  416. ^ Sacred Mother Tongue To Release New EP "A Light Shines..."
  417. ^ Lacrimosa To Release New Album "Revolution", Special Guests Announced
  418. ^ Aeon Zen Pushes Back "Enigma" Album Release
  419. ^ Beastwars Streaming New Song "Red God"
  420. ^ Cloudscape Posts "New Era" Album Teaser Clip
  421. ^ Cryptopsy – New Album Trailer Online
  422. ^ Kittie Announces Compilation Album "Not So... Safe"
  423. ^ Prototype Announces Release Date For New Album "Catalyst"
  424. ^ Spheric Universe Experience Reveals Artwork For Upcoming Album "The New Eve"
  425. ^ The Gathering – Reveal New Album Tracklist
  426. ^ Elvenking Unveils Details On New LP "Era"
  427. ^ Vision Divine Signs With EarMusic/Edel, New LP "Destination Set to Nowhere" Set for Fall
  428. ^ Becoming The Archetype Announces Details On New Album "I Am"
  429. ^ Devin Townsend Project Announces New Album "Epicloud"
  430. ^ Down – Reveal New EP Details, New Single Online
  431. ^ Ufomammut Reveals Full Details On New Album "Opus Alter"
  432. ^ Vision Of Disorder Reveals New Album "The Cursed Remain Cursed" Details
  433. ^ Buckethead – Racks
  434. ^ Buckethead – March Of The Slunks
  435. ^ Buckethead – The Silent Picture Book
  436. ^ Behexen – New Album Details Revealed
  437. ^ Blut Aus Nord – New Album Teaser Trailer Online
  438. ^ The Chariot – Ink European Deal With Season Of Mist
  439. ^ Dokken Reveals Details On New Album "Broken Bones"
  440. ^ Handguns in Release Date of September
  441. ^ Illdisposed – Unveil New Album Details
  442. ^ Witchcraft Reveals New Album Title As "Legend"
  443. ^ Iron Maiden – Steve Harris To Release Solo Album In September
  444. ^ To-Mera – Exile
  445. ^ To-Mera – New Album Streaming Online
  446. ^ Tygers Of Pan Tang Reveals New Album, "Ambush" Release Date
  447. ^ As I Lay Dying Announces "Awakened" Info, New Tour Dates
  448. ^ Car Bomb Posts New Single "Third Revelation" Featuring Gojira's Joseph Duplantier
  449. ^ Kerion Posts In Studio Video On "CloudRiders, Part 1: Road To Skycity"
  450. ^ Pathology – Reveal New Album Details
  451. ^ Revocation – Teratogenesis (EP)
  452. ^ Winterfylleth Reveals New Album "The Threnody Of Triumph" Details
  453. ^ "Angband To Release 'Saved From The Truth' In September". Blabbermouth. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  454. ^ Enslaved – Unveil New Album Title And Artwork
  455. ^ "Perttu Kivilaakso to Guest on Album; First Sound Sample Online". Archived from the original on 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  456. ^ Sinister Streams New Track "Transylvania"
  457. ^ Therion Posts Cover For LP "Les Fleurs Du Mal" On Band's Official Website
  458. ^ Obsession Posts Teaser Clip For New LP "Order Of Chaos"
  459. ^ Rebellion Reveals Details On Compilation Album "The Best Of Viking History"
  460. ^ Sylosis: "Monolith" Track List Released!
  461. ^ Cauldron Unveils Album Art And Track List For New LP "Tomorrow's Lost"
  462. ^ Krisiun – Arise From Blackness (Compilation)
  463. ^ The Acacia Strain Reveals Details On New Album "Death Is The Only Mortal"
  464. ^ August Burns Red Releasing New Album "August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album"
  465. ^ Between The Buried And Me – Reveal New Album Details
  466. ^ Converge announce release date for All We Love We Leave Behind
  467. ^ Daylight Dies Reveals Details For New Album "A Frail Becoming"
  468. ^ Dio: 'The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed
  469. ^ Malignancy – New Album Details
  470. ^ Nonpoint Posts New Song "Go Time" Online
  471. ^ Seven Kingdoms – Reveal New Album Title And Artwork
  472. ^ Texas In July Posts New Lyric Video For "Cry Wolf"
  473. ^ Weapon Announces New Album "Embers And Revelations" Release Date
  474. ^ Chilean Doomsters Poema Arcanvs To Release Fifth Album Next Month
  475. ^ Fall of the Idols – "Solemn Verses"
  476. ^ Magica – Reveal Upcoming Album Tracklist
  477. ^ Anaal Nathrakh – Teaser For Upcoming Album Streaming Online
  478. ^ My Dying Bride – Reveal New Album Details
  479. ^ Dethklok Reveals Details On New Album "Dethalbum III"
  480. ^ Kiss – Unveil New Album Cover Art And Tracklist
  481. ^ No Bragging Rights Announces New Album Title As "Cycles"
  482. ^ Yakuza Reveals Details On New Album "Beyul"
  483. ^ Machinae Supremacy – New Song Online
  484. ^ Manowar Pushes Back "The Lord Of Steel" Physical Album Release
  485. ^ Mob Rules: 'Cannibal Nation' Cover Artwork, Track Listing, Release Date Revealed
  486. ^ Paragon Reveals New Album "Force Of Destruction" Details
  487. ^ Subhuman – New Song Online
  488. ^ Thy Art Is Murder Releases New Music Video For "Reign Of Darkness"
  489. ^ War From A Harlots Mouth Posts Teaser For New Album "Voyeur"
  490. ^ Wintersun – 'Time I' Release Date Pushed Back A Week
  491. ^ Bison B.C. – Reveal New Album Details
  492. ^ Dark Tranquillity Releasing Digital Edition Of "Zero Distance" EP
  493. ^ Ill Niño – New Album Cover Art Revealed
  494. ^ The Sword – New Album Release Date Announced
  495. ^ A Life Once Lost – Reveal New Album Title And Release Date
  496. ^ Behold The Arctopus – Reveal New Album Details, Alter Name, Stream New Song
  497. ^ God Seed – Debut Album Out In October
  498. ^ Pig Destroyer – New Album Details
  499. ^ Sister Sin Releases New Lyric Video For "End Of The Line"
  500. ^ The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Announces New Album "Danza IIII: The Alpha – The Omega"
  501. ^ Angra Announces "Best Reached Horizons" Details
  502. ^ Kamelot – New Album Title Revealed
  503. ^ Neurosis – New Album Title And Release Date Unveiled
  504. ^ Parkway Drive Announce New Album “Atlas”
  505. ^ Rebellion Reveals New Album "Arminius – Furor Teutonicus" Artwork
  506. ^ "Skálmöld – Börn Loka". Archived from the original on 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  507. ^ The Sorrow Unveils New Album "Misery Escape" Artwork
  508. ^ Eyefear – The Inception Of Darkness
  509. ^ Shining – Redefining Darkness
  510. ^ Cradle Of Filth Reveals New Album "The Manticore & Other Horrors" Release
  511. ^ Early Graves Finishes Work On New Album "Red Horse"
  512. ^ Forgotten Tomb Streaming New Song "Deprived" Off Upcoming Album "And Don't Deliver Us From Evil"
  513. ^ Nadja – Streaming New Track
  514. ^ Ragnarok – New Album Details Revealed
  515. ^ Ultimatum Reveals 20th Anniversary "Heart Of Metal" Album Details
  516. ^ A Band Of Orcs Invades Earth With New Album "Adding Heads To The Pile"
  517. ^ Von – New Single Streaming Online
  518. ^ Arsenite Announces New Album "Ashes Of The Declined," Posts Video Clip
  519. ^ From My Cold Dead Hands – Nonexist
  520. ^ Pain – Release Upcoming DVD Details And Trailer
  521. ^ Tiamat – New Album Cover Art, Tracklist And Release Date Unveiled
  522. ^ Lucifer's Rising
  523. ^ All That Remains – Another New Song Streaming Online
  524. ^ Beheaded To Release 'Never To Dawn' In November – Aug. 2, 2012
  525. ^ General Surgery – New Song Streaming Online
  526. ^ Otep – Releasing Live Album
  527. ^ Bloodbound – Release New Album Tracklist
  528. ^ Isis – Release Temporal
  529. ^ Carcariass – Hell And Torment (Compilation)
  530. ^ "Soundgarden: New Album Title Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  531. ^ Tank To Release First Ever Live DVD
  532. ^ Deftones – Reveal New Album Title, Announce US Fall Headline Tour
  533. ^ Machine Head – Machine Fucking Head Live
  534. ^ Led Zeppelin – Reunion DVD To Be Released, Trailer Available
  535. ^ Elysion To Release New EP "Killing My Dreams"
  536. ^ Kylesa – New Song Streaming Online
  537. ^ Aeon – New Album Details Revealed, New Song Online
  538. ^ Cryptopsy – The Best Of Us Bleed (Compilation)
  539. ^ Devolved – New Album Title And Tracklist Revealed
  540. ^ Meldrum Releasing New Album "Lifer" Later This Month
  541. ^ Prototype – Retrospect (Compilation)
  542. ^ Sacred Reich To Release "Live At Wacken" CD/DVD
  543. ^ New Album Artwork Unveiled From Flotsam & Jetsam
  544. ^ Adorned Brood Posts New Album "Kuningaz" Studio Trailer
  545. ^ Destruction Posts New Album "Spiritual Genocide" Art Trailer
  546. ^ Royal Hunt – Preparing To Release 20th Anniversary Compilation
  547. ^ Vicious Rumors Reveals Details On "Live You To Death" Album
  548. ^ Secret Sphere – Portrait Of A Dying Heart
  549. ^ Incantation – Vanquish In Vengeance
  550. ^ Fullforce Confirm November 27th North American Release Date for Next Level
  551. ^ Ashes You Leave – New Album Details Revealed
  552. ^ Fragments Of Unbecoming Announces Release Date For New Album "The Art Of Coming Apart"
  553. ^ New DVD Clip Of "Time To Break Free" Posted By Gamma Ray
  554. ^ HammerFall – Releasing New DVD In November
  555. ^ Saturnus – New Album Release Date And Tracklist Revealed
  556. ^ Arsis – New Song Streaming Online
  557. ^ Yngwie Malmsteen – New Album Tracklist And Cover Art Unveiled
  558. ^ Metallica – Quebec Magnetic (DVD)
  559. ^ The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda – The Project Hate MCMXCIX
  560. ^ Paradox – Reveal New Album Tracklist And Release Date
  561. ^ The Unguided – InvaZion (EP)

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