Rock / Metal Albums to watch out in 2013

metal album 2013

2012 has ended, 2012 saw release from various artists such as Gojira, Lamb of God,storm corrosion, etc. just to name few. We are assuming 2013 will be yet another  great year for local scene as well as international music arena. These are the albums we’re looking forward this year.

1. Metallica

Metallica is not a new name for metal listener. After the release of yet another classic album “Death Magnetic”. Metallica will be releasing new album in 2013, band will begin working on new tracks after finishing their 3D movie.

2. Pearl Jam

Yet another legendary band Pearl Jam will continue their musical journey with new album in 2013.

3. Bullet for my valentine

On February 12, BMVB will be releasing their fourth album Temper Temper.

4. Tool
The is a buzz around the internet that progressive god Tool will be recording their new album in 2013.

5. Alice in Chains
After more than a decade Alice in Chains released “Black gives way to Blue” with new vocalist. There is rumor that band will be releasing their new album somewhere in spring.

6. Slayer
Thrash metal veteran Slayer is also scheduled to release another album in 2013.

7. Hatebreed
Let the moshing begin, HateBreed’s new album “The Divinity of Purpose” will be released on January 29.

8. Limbizkit
Limp Bizkit will reveal “Stampede of the Disco Elephants” through Cash Money Records this year.

9. Darkthrone


Influential Norwagian black/death metal band Darkthrone will be releasing their 15th studio album “The Underground Resistance.” The album contains six brutal track. According to the band, upcoming album will step away from last album.

10. Gojira

Gojira released “L’Enfant Sauvage” back in 2012. They will be releasing 4track EP album “Sea Shepherd” in 2013. This EP will be released for the benefit Sea Shepherd, an anti-whaling organization. According to Joe Duplantier, the EP will feature guest appearances from the international metal scene.

11. Steven Wilson
the ravent that refused to sing album coverProg. god – Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Storm corrosion) will be releasing his solo album “The Raven That Refused to Sing” on February 25 2013.

12. Amon Amarth

Swedish viking / death metal band Amon Amarth has finished their recording and album is scheduled to be released in June 2013.

13. Black Sabbath

Legendary band Black Sabbath will be releasing new album called 13. The album will be released on July 13, 2013.

This is not the complete list of album to be released in 2013. There are rumors of new album release by these bands;
Anthrax, Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Exodus,Kill Switch Engage, Opeth, AC-DC and more!

From local scene of Kathmandu, we are looking forward Jindabaad’s 2nd studio album “Jindabaad” and Underside’s debut EP album. Also not to forget new album from Nepali Death Metal pioneer UgraKarma.

Missed some albums here ? list the albums you are looking forward in 2013 as comment.

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