- 1Alice in ChainsRainier FogSixth studio release from the grunge metal masters.2Omnium GatherumThe Burning ColdThe band name is a Latin phrase that is literally translated as "a grouping of all things".3CauldronNew GodsCanadian metallers' 5th album.4Light the TorchRevivalReleased in March, but hitting our playlist.5Primal FearApocalypseNew album from former Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers and bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner.6HalestormViciousFourth studio album by American rock band fronted by strong-voiced frontwoman Lzzy Hale.7Metal AllegianceII: Power Drunk MajestyDavid Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi!8U.D.O.SteelfactoryYou should already know what to expect from Udo Dirkschneider.9Alice CooperA Paranormal Evening at the Olympia ParisAlice Cooper--still doing it up!10The SpiritSounds from the VortexNeed some darkness from a Scandinavian tomb? Try out The Spirit.HONORABLE MENTION!
- 11The Magpie SaluteHigh Water IDebut studio album of original material via Mascot/Eagle Rock.12Parasite IncDead and AliveThe album has running time of about 45 minutes and comprises 11 tracks, including the bonus track. Look for it on Bandcamp.13Night DemonLive DarknessFirst live release from this traditional metal band.14Dee SniderFor The Love of MetalLots of division among the staff for this one. You'll have to hear it for yourself.15MonstrosityThe Passage of ExistenceFlorida death metal from Metal Blade!16SkeletonwitchDevouring Radiant LightAvailable July 25th in Japan via Avalon and July 20th worldwide via Prosthetic Records.
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