Get excited music fans, because March is going to be one hell of a month for new rock and metal music releases. Upcoming March 2012 albums will come from bands such as Shinedown, the Mars Volta, Every Time I Die, Cannibal Corpse and more.

Florida rock band Shinedown are set to release 'Amaryllis' on March 27. The album will feature the single 'Bully' as well as 11 other new tracks. Vocalist Brent Smith revealed the meaning of 'Amaryllis,' which he describes as a reflection of "everything we've done and where we're heading. It's a message of empowerment, perseverance, and inspiration."

New York 'core' titans Every Time I Die will be releasing their sixth full-length, 'Ex-Lives,' on March 6 and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse are scheduled to unleash their next punishing album 'Torture' on March 13.

Other highly-anticipated releases for March include Meshuggah's 'Koloss,' Soulfly's 'Enslaved,' Overkill's 'The Electric Age' and the brand new Iron Maiden live concert / documentary DVD 'En Vivo!'

Check out the list of upcoming rock and metal music releases for the month of March 2012.

New Music Releases - March 2012
March 6:

Every Time I Die - 'Ex-Lives'
Obscura - 'Illegimitation' (EP)

March 13:

Adrenaline Mob - 'Omerta'
Cannibal Corpse - 'Torture'
Epica - 'Requiem for the Indifferent'
Impending Doom - 'Baptized in Filth'
Sigh - 'In Somniphobia'
Soulfly - 'Enslaved'
Spawn of Possession - 'Incurso'

March 20:

Enthroned - 'Obsidium'

March 27:

3 Inches of Blood - 'Long Live Heavy Metal'
Borknagar - 'Urd'
Cynic - 'The Portal Tapes' (EP)
Deuce - 'Nine Lives'
God Forbid - 'Equilibrium'
Iron Maiden - 'En Vivo!' (DVD)
The Mars Volta - 'Noctourniquet'
Meshuggah - 'Koloss'
Modern Day Escape - 'Under the Gun'
Overkill - 'The Electric Age'
Shinedown - 'Amaryllis'
The Used - 'Vulnerable'
The Veer Union - 'Divide the Blackened Sky'