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Most Anticipated Hard Rock + Metal Albums of 2017

Every year, the rock and metal world reflects back on the best albums of the last 365 days (366 if its a leap year) and as soon as all of those best-of lists go up, the cycle starts over again! As we creep closer to closing in on the second decade of the 2000s, the hard rock and metal spectrum only continues to grow.

As the weeks and months tick by, we’ll be keeping track of the most eagerly anticipated records expected to arrive in 2017. It’s a mixed bag of awesomeness with some of the longest enduring acts like Judas Priest, Kreator, Overkill and King Diamond all eyeing 2017, though only Kreator and Overkill have locked down a release date thus far.

There’s also new age titans like Mastodon, Black Veil Brides and Five Finger Death Punch all keeping the spirit of heavy music alive and well as we hope to see new albums from each group this year. Mastodon have initially reported that their newest record would be a double album, but they’ve trimmed the fat to a standard album length, not that this is a disappointment as any new music from the adventurous collective is welcome.

Once again, Tool make our list of the Most Anticipated Hard Rock + Metal Albums as fans continue to wait a seeming eternity for the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days.

Scroll through the gallery at the top of the page to see the Most Anticipated Hard Rock + Metal Albums of 2017 and make sure to come back as we’ll keep this page updated as the year goes by!

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