2020 has been a devastating year due to the covid 19 pandemic with basically no live gigs taking place but luckily there were no shortages of awesome rock/metal albums this year such as AC/DC, Paradise Lost, Deftones, Ozzy Osbourne, Oceans Of Slumber, Katatonia, Trivium, Enslaved, Bury Tomorrow, Testament, Vader, Nightwish, Marilyn Manson, Ensiferum, Dark Tranquillity and many more! 2021 is still looking uncertain due to the pandemic for at least the early part of the year but there are plenty of rock/metal releases to look forward to in the new year ahead to help get us through. Read on to find some that we are particularly excited for…

Nervosa – Perpetual Chaos

Release Date: Jan. 22 – Napalm Records

Tribulation – Where the Gloom Becomes Sound

Release Date: Jan. 29 – Century Media Records

Harakiri For The Sky – Mӕre

Release Date: Jan. 29 – AOP Records

Korpiklaani – Jylhä 

Release Date: Feb. 05 – Nuclear Blast Records

Cult Of Luna – The Raging River (EP)

Release Date: Feb. 05 – Red Creek

Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist

Release Date: Feb. 26 – Epitaph Records

Epica – Omega

Release Date: Feb. 26 – Nuclear Blast Records

Witherfall – Curse Of Autumn

Release Date: Mar. 05 – Century Media Records

Rob Zombie – The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy

Release Date: Mar. 12 – Nuclear Blast Records

Orden Organ – Final Days

Release Date: Mar. 12 – AFM Records

Ghosts Of Atlantis –

Release Date: Mar. 26 – Black Lion Records

Evanescence – The Bitter Truth

Release Date: Mar. 26 – SONY BMG

All of the above are confirmed albums with official release dates but there are also some exciting to be confirmed and rumoured releases which may see a 2021 release from massive acts such as Metallica, Megadeth, Ghost, Rammstein and Iron Maiden, as like many other bands they have been working on new material during lockdowns. Bring on 2021 and all these awesome releases and a more hopeful year!

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