The new year is kicking off with a loud bang, as January 2012 will see new releases from such heavyweight hitters as Lacuna Coil and Lamb of God, among other acts.

Lacuna Coil return on Jan. 24 with their much anticipated new disc 'Dark Adrenaline,' which features the hit first single 'Trip the Darkness.' Check out the video for 'Trip the Darkness' here.

Lamb of God have already offered a taste of 'Resolution' (also due Jan. 24) with its lead single 'Ghost Walking.' Watch the lyric video for 'Ghost Walking' here.

But it doesn't stop with those two acts. Veteran rockers Biohazard are set to inflict fans with a new album called 'Reborn in Defiance' on Jan. 20, while other acts slated to unleash new music in 2012's first month include Primal Fear and Bleeding Through.

So, if you're looking to start the new year off with a loud band, check out the following list of January 2012 releases:

New Rock + Metal Releases January 2012:
January 3

Cage the Elephant, 'Live From the Vic in Chicago' (DVD)
Pearl Jam, 'PJ20' (Blu-ray)

January 10

Anthrax, 'Icon' (best of)
Nirvana, 'Live at the Paramount' (Blue-ray)

January 17

Biohazard, 'Reborn in Defiance'

January 24

Lacuna Coil, 'Dark Adrenaline'
Lamb of God, 'Resolution'
Primal Fear 'Unbreakable'

January 31

Azaghai, 'Nemesis'
Bleeding Through, 'The Great Fire'