With the New Year quickly on its way, album releases for 2018 are being announced readily. As you await for our top albums of 2017 list at the end of this month, prepare for next year’s most exciting and upcoming releases in metal, rock, punk, and hardcore. Here’s what has been revealed thus far, but we’ll keep the post updated as more albums are revealed!

2018 Album Release Calendar



WatainTrident Wolf Eclipse via Century Media Records


AvatarAvatar Country via Century Media Records
Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown via Nuclear Blast
Leaves’ Eyes – Sign of the Dragonhead via Soulfood Music


ArkonaKhram via Napalm Records
Black Label SocietyGrimmest Hits via eOne Music
Cane HillToo Far Gone via Rise Records
Fall Out BoyM A N I A via Island Records
Of Mice & MenDefy via Rise Records


Machine Head – Catharsis via Nuclear Blast
TribulationDown Below via Century Media Records



Dashboard ConfessionalCrooked Shadows via Fueled By Ramen Records
Good TigerWe Will All Be Gone via Metal Blade Records


Escape The FateI Am Human via Better Noise Records
Pianos Become the TeethWait For Love via Epitaph Records
The Plot In YouDispose via Fearless Records
Senses Fail – If There Is Light, It Will Find You via Pure Noise Records



Andrew W.K. – You’re Not Alone via Sony Music


Moose Blood – I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore via Hopeless Records


A Perfect Circle – TBA
The Amity Affliction – TBA
Amon Amarth – TBA
Anthrax – TBA
Architects – TBA
At the Gates – TBA
Behemoth – TBA
Between the Buried and Me – TBA
Bullet for My Valentine – TBA
Children of Bodom – TBA
Death Angel – TBA
DevilDriver – TBA
Dream Theater – TBA
Exodus – TBA
Ghost – TBA
Judas Priest – Firepower
Khemmis – TBA
Killswitch Engage – TBA
Knocked Loose – TBA
Megadeth – TBA
Mushroomhead – TBA
Napalm Death – TBA
The Offspring – TBA
Ozzy Osbourne – TBA
Pig Destroyer – TBA
Queensrÿche – TBA
Rob Zombie – TBA
Skeletonwitch – TBA
Slayer – TBA
Soilwork – TBA
Testament – TBA
Tool – TBA

What are your most anticipated releases of 2018 thus far? Let us know!