Metal Album Release Calendar – October, November, December 2019

This is a calendar of metal albums for Fall and Winter of 2019. Want to see what came out earlier this year? Check out the full Metal Album Release Calendar for 2019!

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1 October:

High Moonlight – Arcturians (Heavy Metal) [EP]

Asuryan – The Eye of Ra (Folk Metal)

Ente – Eterna (Progressive power Metal) [EP]

Grendel’s Syster – Myrtle Wreath / Myrtenkranz (Heavy Folk Metal) [EP]

High Moonlight – Arcturians (Heavy Metal) [EP]

Narwhale – Heart of the Corpse​-​Whale (Progressive Metal)

2 October:

Sereptah – Acoustic (Progressive Power Metal)

Cover My Sigh – Set the World Aflame (Progressive Metal)

Alicia Out of Wonderland – Entre la muerte y el amor (Heavy Power Metal)

4 October:

Iron Kingdom – On the Hunt (Heavy Metal)

Chur – Four-Faced (Folk Metal)

Crow’s Flight – The Storm (Heavy Metal)

Forgotten North – Kinder des Zorns (Symphonic Folk Metal)

Yurei – Saudade (Progressive Metal)

Dawn of Destiny – The Beast Inside (Power Metal)

Fought Upon Earth – Grave Miscalculation (Progressive Metal)

Knightmare – Space Knights (Heavy Power Metal)

The Fall of Eve – Nevermore (Symphonic Metal) [EP]

6 October:

Midnight Force – Gododdin (Heavy Metal)

Iron Attack! – Japonism (Progressive Power Metal)

9 October:

MistFolk – Королева воронья (Folk Metal)

Orthanc – Carnival (Heavy Metal)

Vinnie Moore – Soul Shifter (Shred)

11 October:

The Ferrymen – A New Evil (Power Metal)

Eclipse – Paradigm (Hard Rock/Heavy Metal)

Ethereal Kingdoms – Hollow Mirror (Symphonic Metal)

Screamer – Highway of Heroes (Heavy Metal)

Silent Call – Windows (Progressive Metal)

Stargate – The Dream (Heavy Power Metal)

Unleash the Archers – Explorers (Power Metal) [EP]

FireForce – The Iron Brigade (Power Metal) [EP]

Vanden Plas – The Ghost Xperiment: Awakening (Progressive Metal)

15 October:

Arcane Tales – Power of the Sky (Symphonic Power Metal)

16 October:

Magistina Saga -Invite in the Story (Symphonic Gothic Metal) [EP]

18 October:

Nifrost – Blykrone (Viking Metal)

Secret Chapter – Chapter One (Heavy Metal)

Valcata – Valcata (Symphonic Metal)

Danger Zone – Dont Count on Heroes (Heavy Power Metal)

Induction – Induction (Power Metal)

Aerodyne – Damnation (Heavy Metal)

Rexoria – Ice Breaker (Heavy Metal)

Tandra – Time and Eternity (Folk Metal)

Armored Dawn – Viking Zombie (Power Metal)

Don’t Drop the Sword – The Wild Hunt (Power Metal) [EP]

23 October:

Galneryus – Into the Purgatory (Power Metal)

25 October:

Edenbridge – Dynamind (Symphonic Metal)

Metalite – Biomechanicals (Melodic Metal)

Moon Chamber – Lore of the Land (Heavy Metal)

Noveria – Aequilibrium (Progressive Power Metal)

Savage Master – Myth, Magic, and Steel (Heavy Metal)

Millennium – A New World (Heavy Metal)

Steve Blower – Back in Hell (Heavy Metal)

Turbokill – Vice World (Heavy Metal)

Hevisaurus – Bändikouluun! (Heavy Power Metal)

Dragonfly – Zeitgeist (Heavy Power Metal)

Cathubodua – Continuum (Symphonic Metal)

Rumahoy – Time II: Party (Folk Metal)

Vision Divine – When All the Heroes Are Dead (Progressive Power Metal)

Velvet Viper – The Pale Man is Holding a Boken Heart (Heavy Power Metal)

28 October:

Ironsword – In the Coils of Set (Heavy Metal) [EP]

Bloody Times – By Metal, We Send You to Hell (Heavy Metal) [EP]

30 October:

Elvarhøi – Dansen låter fra graven åter (Folk Metal)

31 October:

Apotheus – The Far Star (Progressive Metal)

Horizon’s End – Skeleton Keys (Progressive Metal)

1 November:

Angel Witch – Angel of Light (Heavy Metal)

Legendry – The Wizard and the Tower Keep (Heavy Power Metal)

Wilderun – Veil of Imagination (Symphonic Folk Metal)

Voyager – Colours in the Sun (Progressive Metal)

Wotan – The Song of the Nibelungs (Heavy Metal)

Dagor Sorhdeam – Fog of War (Power Metal)

French Maide – The Rat (Power Metal)

KingCrown – A Perfect World (Heavy Power Metal)

5 November:

IronThorn – Legends of the Ancient Rock (Hard Rock/Heavy Metal)

6 November:

Genius – Spread Your Wings (Power Metal) [EP]

8 November:

Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra – Legacy of the Dark Lands (Orchestral Metal)

Dimhav – The Boreal Flame (Progressive Power Metal)

Minotaurus – Victims of the Underworld (Folk Metal)

The Dark Element – Songs the Night Sings (Melodic Metal)

Pretty Maids – Undress Your Madness (Heavy Metal)

Tamás Szekeres – White Shapes of Blue (Neoclassical Metal)

Terminus – A Single Point of Light (Heavy Metal)

Tales of Evening – A New Dawn Awaits (Symphonic Gothic Metal)

9 November:

Alexander Layer – Huginn Muninn (Progressive Power Metal)

Caeli Metallum – Birth of the King (Heavy Metal)

13 November:

Cernunnos – The Svmmoner (Folk Metal)

Atavicus – Di eroica stirpe (Pagan Metal)

14 November:

Great Master – Skull and Bones – Tales from Over the Seas (Power Metal)

15 November:

Conjuring Fate – Curse of the Fallen (Heavy Power Metal)

CyHra – No Halos in Hell (Melodic Metal)

Crusade of Bards – Tales of Bards and Beats (Symphonic Metal)

Nibiru Ordeal – Solar Eclipse (Power Metal)

R.U.S.T.X. – Center of the Universe (Heavy Metal)

Scarleth – Vortex (Symphonic Metal)

Subterfuge – Prometheus (Progressive Metal)

Heaven Shore – Golden Age (Viking Metal)

Phenix – Ignition (Progressive Power Metal)

Dravernue – Proyecto D.A.G.D.A. (Power Metal)

A Persuasive Reason – A Persuasive Reason (Progressive Gothic Metal)

18 November:

Hibernia – Celtic Furor (Folk Metal)

20 November:

Black Sweet – The Lights (Heavy Power Metal)

Illusion Force – Alive (Power Metal)

21 November:

Serpentyne – Angels of the Night (Symphonic Folk Metal)

22 November:

Crystal Viper – Tales of Fire and ice (Heavy Metal)

Eleine – All Shall Burn (Symphonic Metal) [EP]

Magic Kingdom – MetAlmighty (Power Metal)

Redline – Gods and Monsters (Heavy Metal)

Signum Regis – The Seal of a New World (Progressive Power Metal)

Spnus Corona – Time Is Not on Your Side (Progressive Metal)

Thunder and Lightning – Demonicorn (Power Metal)

27 November:

Hizaki – Back to Nature (Symphonic Power Metal) [EP]

29 November:

Coronatus – The Eminence of Nature (Symphonic Folk Metal)

Celesti Alliance – Hybrid Generation (Heavy Power Metal)

Second Brain – The Mind Awakens (Progressive Metal)

Stormwarrior – Norsemen (Speed/Power Metal)

1 December:

Pagan Reign – Art of the Time (Pagan Black Metal)

Energema – A Christmas Night (Power Metal) [EP]

Dawnbreath – Creatures of the Damned (Heavy Metal)

6 December:

Crystal Eyes – Starbourne Traveler (Power Metal)

Human Fortress – Reign of Gold (Power Metal)

Power Theory – Force of Will (Heavy Power Metal)

The Murder of My Sweet – Brave Tin World (Gothic Metal)

Rhodium – Sea of the Dead (Heavy Power Metal)

At Night I Fly – Mirror Maze (Progressive Metal)

Infinitas – Infernum (Heavy Folk Metal)

Bellathrix – No Fear (Heavy Metal)

Steel Witch – In Moss and Fern (Heavy Metal)

Stormburner – Shadow Rising (Heavy Metal)

SL Theory – Cipher (Hard Rock/Heavy Metal)

Of the Cold – The Game (Power Metal) [EP]

The Old Dead Tree – The End (Gothic Metal) [EP]

Leaves’ Eyes – Black Butterfly (Symphonic Metal) [EP]

Burning Witches – Wings of Steel (Heavy Power Metal) [EP]

Burning Shadows – Beneath the Ruins (Heavy Power Metal) [EP]

Running Wild – Crossing the Blades (Heavy Power Metal) [EP]

10 December:

Flaming Row – The Pure Shine (Progressive Metal)

13 December:

Eregion – Age of Heroes (Power Metal)

18 December:

Gauntlet – Departure for the Frontier (Power Metal) [EP]

25 December:

Octaviagrace – Radiant (Progressive Power Metal)

27 December:

Ash-Slater – Reinception (Progressive Metal)

Master Sword – The Final Door (Power Metal)

New Music Video From Equilibrium

Folk/dance metal veterans have released a music video for their single, ‘A Lost Generation’, from the upcoming album Renegades. Following in suit with their more recent style, ‘A Lost Generation’ is fucking bumpin’. The rhythm guitar is huge, the synth is mean, and the song is super badass.

Equilibrium – A Lost Generation (Nuclear Blast)

Renegades is set to come out on 23 August via Nuclear Blast. In the ocean of heavyweight metal bands releasing new material this summer, this one is definitely the top of my most anticipated albums!

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Motanka Release New Music Video

With their self-titled debut less than a week away, Ukrainian trance/folk metal outfit Motanka have released a new music video for their single, ‘Fire Burns’.

Motanka – Fire Burns (Napalm)

Standing apart from other folk metal bands, Motanka refer to their music as “mystic metal”. They manage to stay away from stereotypes and instead deliver hypnotic, ethnically-based metal. Motanka will be out on 7 June under Napalm Records.

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Lagerstein Announce New Album For August

Metal pirates Lagerstein, hailing from the land down under, have made an exciting announcement today! Their third album, entitled 25/7, has been confirmed for 23 August. The album will feature twelve party-packed tracks of all the booze-filled antics you expect to hear from pirate metal.

Along with the album announcement, the band have also announced a massive sixty-show tour in Europe, with dates as follows:

31/05 DE – Dark Troll Festival
14/06 AU – Vienna 
15/06 DE – Skaldenfest
21/06 DE – Mise Open Air 
22/06 DE – Aaargh Festival 
23/06 IT – Alpen Flair Festival 
05/07 HU – Nordic Metal Night VI 
19/07 RO – Iasi
21/07 RO – Celtic Transilvania Festival
26/07 FR – Paris
27/07 FR – Lille
02/08 DE – Wacken Open Air
10/08 CH – Metal Scar Rock Party 
16/08 SE – Sabaton Open Air
21/08 SE – Stockholm
22/08 SE – Stockholm 
23/08 NO – Oslo 
28/08 DE – Munich 
29/08 PL – Bielsko Biala
30/08 PL – Warsaw
31/08 CZ – Prague
01/09 CZ – Prague (Acoustic) 
02/09 CZ – Ostrava 
03/09 SK – Banska Bystrica
04/09 AT – Vienna
05/09 DE – Bamberg
06/09 DE – Erfurt
07/09 CZ – Brno
08/09 CZ – Usti Nad Labem
08/09 CZ Teplice
09/09 HU – Budapest
10/09 PL – Krakow
11/09 SK – Bratislava
12/09 DE – Oberhausen
13/09 DE – Berlin
14/09 DE – Hamburg
15/09 BE – Ghent
17/09 UK – London 
18/09 UK – Bristol
19/09 UK – Cardiff
20/09 UK – Manchester 
21/09 UK – Glasgow
22/09 UK – Newcastle
23/09 UK – Sheffield
24/09 UK – Swansea
25/09 UK – Reading
26/09 UK – Plymouth
27/09 UK – Bridgewater
28/09 UK – Nottingham
29/09 UK – Birmingham

Lagerstein first set sail in 2010 and have since pillaged the metal scene with two full-length albums. Having released their first two albums independently, they’ve founded their own record label, Kegstand Records, for the release of 25/7.

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NorthTale Sign Onto Nuclear Blast

International power metal supergroup was formed in 2018 when guitarist Bill Hudson (ex-U.D.O., ex-Power Quest) and vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-Twilight Force) got together and decided to start a band with the goal of bringing the glory of late-90s power metal back to the scene.

They recently signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast, and have also announced their debut album, Welcome to Paradise, which is set to release on 2 August.

01. Welcome To Paradise
02. Higher
03. Follow Me
04. The Rhythm of Life
05. Time To Rise
06. Way Of The Light (Bonus Track)
07. Shape Your Reality
08. Everyone’s A Star
09. Siren’s Fall
10. Bring Down The Mountain
11. Playing With Fire
12. If Angels Are Real
13. Even When

The band also consists of Mikael Planefeldt on bass, Jimmy Pitts (Eternity’s End) on keys, and ex-Yngwie Malmsteen drummer Patrick Johansson. To get a feel for the upcoming album, check out NorthTale’s demo below!

NorthTale – Shape Your Reality

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Valis Ablaze Release New Single

With their sophomore album less than two months away, prog outfit Valis Ablaze have released a new single.

Valis Ablaze – Hollow Heart (Long Branch)

‘Hollow Heart’ is taken from the upcoming album Render, which is set to release on 19 July. Valis Ablaze state that Render will please fans of their previous work as well as appeal to those interested in a more modern, alternative sound.

If catchy grooves, intricate rhythms, and soaring vocals are what you seek, keep your eye out for this album to drop.

01. Neon Dreaming
02. Hollow Heart
03. The Convincer
04. Keyframes
05. Ascent feat Sam Bell
06. Saturation
07. Proxy
08. States Of Decay
09. Infinite World
10. Elevation feat White Dove

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Twilight Force Announce New Album

Majestic power metallers Twilight Force have made the announcement of their third album, called Dawn of the Dragonstar. The album is set to release on 16 August.

This will be Twilight Force’s first album to feature their new vocalist, Alessandro Conti (as Allyon), who joined the band in 2018 after Christian Eriksson‘s departure.

No other details regarding the albums have been released yet, but the band have revealed some of their upcoming festival dates, which include performances at the Masters of Rock, Summer Breeze, and Full Metal Holiday festivals.

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Symphony Of Tragedy Announce New EP

Symphony of Tragedy, a lesser-known power metal outfit from Sweden, announced yesterday that a new EP is on the way. Besides the title, Rise Again, no details have been released.

Symphony of Tragedy began in 2015 with the aim of producing power metal in its truest form. Since their founding, the band have released one EP, entitled Heroes of the War.

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Releases This Week

You may have noticed by now that I use the word “week” loosely. Oh, well. If you’re pissed about it, shoot me a message. I won’t take it personally.

Some great new metal has come out lately, so let’s get to it!

Singles

Hidden Lapse – The Letter “0”

Female-fronted power prog outfit Hidden Lapse is less than two weeks from the release of their sophomore album, Butterflies. It’s a darker take on power prog that sounds strikingly similar to the also-new Canadian outfit, Solarus, who released their second album, Darkest Days, in April.

Their latest single, ‘The Letter “0”‘, came out this week and, as someone who’s heard the album already, I can tell you that it sums up the album pretty concisely.

Hidden Lapse – The Letter “0” (Rockshots)

Unprocessed – Fear

I had never heard of this band until this single, but it gave me the incessant need to go and listen to their first three albums as soon as humanly possible. My favourite part of ‘Fear’ is that sick groove in the beginning and end, and I really hope the rest of Unprocessed’s songs carry on in like fashion.

This single is from their upcoming album, Artificial Void, which comes out 9 August.

Unprocessed – Fear (Long Branch)

ArnoCorps – Welcome to the Gym! (Dual-Sided Single)

ArnoCorps are an Austrian heavy metal band with lyrical themes of masculine 80s badassery and, at the peak of these traits, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This week they dropped two gym-themed tracks. They lack the sort of usual 80s-infused cheese that you expect from songs like this, but they’re still worth checking out once or twice.

ArnoCorps – Dead Lift (Alternative Tentacles)
ArnoCorps – Scavenger Hunt (Alternative Tentacles)

Albums and EPs

Haunt – If Icarus Could Fly

Even though their debut was less than a year ago (followed by an EP a few months ago), Haunt have already released their second full-length album. Clearly, the band have wasted absolutely no time in dishing out yet another hefty serving of late-80s speed metal, and they don’t even suffer a bit for it. If Icarus Could Fly is genuine, energetic, and super heavy.

Nearly all of the guitar solos fly with musical madness. The vocal effects and crunchy guitars are sometimes reminiscent of Ozzy, but Haunt manages to steer clear of derivative tropes, instead driving hard with relatively inspired riffs. The short run time allows the album to run relentlessly throughout its entirety, making If Icarus Could Fly a lean, mean, metal machine.

Haunt – If Icarus Could Fly (Shadow Kingdom)

Grimgotts – Dragons of the Ages

Grimgott’s second album to date, Dragons of the Ages is by no means a genre-shattering album. Its sound is what I like to describe as “adventure metal”, because it’s an epic, nautical-themed symphonic power metal album. While it follows most of the power metal tropes fairly closely, the band have managed to make something original, super fun, and immensely uplifting. Fans of Power Quest, Twilight Force, Alestorm, and Galderia will love this album.

Read the full review here.

Grimgotts – Ancient Waters

Floating Worlds – Battleship Oceania

Battleship Oceania is Floating Worlds’ first attempt at a concept album and rock opera. And, in a lot of ways, they absolutely nail it. Their epic, larger-than-live orchestrations and melodies capture the story of a legendary battleship and its crew, and the musicianship is simply excellent.

However, the album suffers greatly from over-indulged orchestrations at times as well as an excess of music itself. Too many of the songs come along with a hefty serving of fat, which waters down much of the effect that the album attempts to induce. It’s a great album that’s worth listening to, but it isn’t without its flaws.

If you want to read my review, click here!

Floating Worlds – Retribution (Pride & Joy)

Amulet – The Inevitable War

Blasting forth with a fresh lineup, Amulet’s sophomore record is an exceptional work of classic metal. The Inevitable War takes the band to new heights and offers what is sure to be a contender for the best classic metal album of the year.

There’s really nothing to dislike. The mixing is flawless, the band is exceptionally talented, and the music simply bleeds energy. Each anthemic chorus hits with a similar impact as classic Manowar, and the galloping rhythm section chugs away with the likeness of Iron Maiden.

You can read the rest of my praise of the album here!

Amulet – Burning Hammer (Dissonance)

Pythia – The Solace of Ancient Earth

The Solace of Ancient Earth is the first album I’ve ever heard from Pythia. And, to be honest, I didn’t expect much from it. It’s not often that an independent female-fronted symphonic metal band has anything new to offer, but Pythia is something special. Within The Solace of Ancient Earth we encounter a powerful female lead, superb orchestrations, an excellent rhythm section, and emotional, inspired power metal.

No review for this one yet, but it’s coming!

Pythia – Spirits of the Trees (

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The Dark Element Complete New Album

Former Nightwish frontwoman Anette Olzon announced today that the second album of the electronic/symphonic metal band The Dark Element has been completed.

The Dark Element – The Ghost and the Reaper (Frontiers)

The Dark Element was almost five years after Anette Olzon parted ways with Nightwish. She and former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen partnered up for a collaboration and, in November 2017, their self-titled debut was released.

No further details have been confirmed yet, but as the mastering nears completion we should expect some information within a couple of weeks.

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