Although 2012 is still in its early stages, there have been an INSANE amount of incredible tours and festivals announced already. Metal fans are going to round out 2012 with an impressive collection of scars, bruises and other memories from 2012's top upcoming live experiences -- and we're going to make sure you don't miss a single one.

Mayhem Fest announced an incredible lineup for this year's tour -- with Slipknot, Slayer and Anthrax being only a few metal monsters to take the stage. Metallica just announced their very own Orion Music + More Festival consisting of a vast array of acts from many genres. Awesome 2012 metal tours also includes Opeth, Mastodon and Ghost hitting the road together and GWAR, Municipal Waste and Ghoul sharing a bill.

Check out these and much, much more in our comprehensive list of 2012 metal tours and festivals by clicking the link below. See you in the pit!