Happy Year New Everyone!Updated regularly with new 2016 releases - 7/2/16!
So 2015 has come to an end! It brought with it some brilliant rock/metal releases, and sadly the year saw the tragic departure of some of the finest rock legends.
Obviously everyone's favourite albums/releases are subject to opinion, but some notable mentions for me include:
Disturbed - Immortalized
Acoda - Truth Seeker
Conquer Divide - Self Titled
Papa Roach - F.E.A.R
Parkway Drive - Ire
Atreyu - Long Live
Bullet For My Valentine - Venom
Trivium - Silence In The Snow
The Echo & The Always - And After That The Dark
Weesp - The Void
Coldrain - VENA
Straight Line Stitch - Transparency
King Leviathan - The Shrine
Meta-Stasis - The Paradox Of Metanoia
WEAK13 - They Live
I have probably missed some, but these ones mentioned are worth checking out if you haven't already! 2015 has been a strange year musically for me, as some of the albums that I thought would be in this list, didn't live up to expectations unfortunately and others I may not have had the honour of hearing, so please don't be offended if missing some essentials!
As stated above 2015 saw the loss of many a great rocker including the legends that were:
Lemmy Kimister - Motorhead
Phil Taylor - Motorhead (former)
Scott Weiland - Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver
May they all rest in peace & live on through the memories and their unforgettable music!
So now we are 2016, what releases have we got to look forward to?!...
Here are some of my personal highlights of what is confirmed to come so far, with hopefully more to be announced throughout the year!
Megadeth - Dystopia (22nd) - OUT NOW!
Bury Tomorrow - Earthbound (29th) - OUT NOW!
Dream Theater - The Astonishing ( 29th) - OUT NOW!
Delain - Lunar Prelude (19th)
Anthrax - For All Kings (19th)
Killswitch Engage - Incarnate (11th)
Diamond Head - Diamond Head (11th)
American Head Charge - Tango Umbrella (25th)
Amon Amarth - Jomsviking (25th)
Babymetal - Metal Resistance (1st)
Deftones - Gore (8th)
Zakk Wylde - Book Of Shadows II (8th)
OTEP - Generation Doom (15th)
Devildriver - Trust No One (13th)
Not much officially confirmed yet, but as said lots more to be announced and in production. The most anticipated release being the potential new album from Heavy weights, Metallica which is likely to be unleashed this year, although we may have to wait until 2017!
Here's to the good music ahead in 2016!
Feel free to comment or add any releases you are looking forward to in 2016, whether confirmed or not that aren't featured! Also let me know what have been some of your favourites of 2015 or let downs even!