With so many new metal and hard rock albums being released each week, it can be difficult to keep up. We’re making easier for you, keeping track of all the 2021 releases in one convenient location.

Check back often or bookmark this page, because this list is updated on a regular basis. Dates are supplied by record labels and are subject to change.

Upcoming 2021 Hard Rock + Metal Releases:

January 29, 2021
Accept - Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)
The Body - I've Seen All I Need To See (Thrill Jockey)
Demon Head - Viscera (Metal Blade)
Ewigkeit - Depopulate EP (Death To Music)
Grey Daze - Amends...Stripped EP (Loma Vista)
MSG - Immortal (Nuclear Blast)
Nightfall - Athenian Echoes/Eons Aura Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Nightfall - Macabre Sunsets Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Nightfall - Parade Into Centuries Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Pounder - Breaking The World (Shadow Kingdom)
Rezet - Truth In Between (Metalville)
Sargeist - Let The Devil In Re-Release (Moribund)
Soen - Imperial (Silver Lining)
Steven Wilson - The Future Bites (Arts & Crafts)
Trial - Sisters Of The Moon (Metal Blade)
Tribulation - Where The Bloom Becomes Sound (Metal Blade)
Werewolves - What A Time To Be Alive (Prosthetic)
Wilson - Thank You, Good Night. Live (NovelGoot)

February 5, 2021
Angelus Apatrida - Angelus Apatrida (Century Media)
Cult Of Luna - The Raging River EP (Red Creek)
Foo Fighters - Medicine At Midnight (RCA)
Korpiklaani - Jylhä (Nuclear Blast)
The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires (Van)
Sarin - You Can't Go Back (Prosthetic)
Todd La Torre - Rejoice In The Suffering (Rat Pak)
Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe (InsideOut)

February 12, 2021
Abiotic - Ikigai (The Artisan Era)
Dead Poet Society - -!- (Spinefarm)
Dio - Evil Or Divine: Live In New York City Re-Release (Niji/BMG)
Dio - Holy Diver Live Re-Release (Niji/BMG)
Durbin - The Beast Awakens (Frontiers)
Emptiness - Vide (Season Of Mist)
Everdawn - Cleopatra (Sensory)
God Is An Astronaut - Ghost Tapes #10 (Napalm)
Immortal Guardian - Psychosomatic (M-Theory)
Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Running Games (Frontiers)
Love And Death - Perfectly Preserved (Blind Tiger)
Nightfall - Diva Futura/Electronegative Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Nightfall - Lesbian Show Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
The Pretty Reckless - Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless)
Riverside - Out Of Myself (InsideOut)
Simulacrum - Genesis (Frontiers)
Sirenia - Riddles, Ruins & Revelations (Napalm)

February 19, 2021
The Amenta - Revelator (Debemur Morti)
Austin Meade - Black Sheep (Snakefarm)
The Gathering - Mandylion Re-Release (Transcending)
The Gathering - Nighttime Birds Re-Release (Transcending)
Lake Of Tears - Ominous (AFM)
Nothing, Nowhere - Trauma Factory (Fueled By Ramen)
Philm - Time Burner (Metalville)
Ricky Warwick - When Life Was Hard And Fast (Nuclear Blast)
Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning (Profound Lore)
Temperance - Melodies Of Green And Blue EP (Napalm)

February 26, 2021
Alice Cooper - Detroit Stories (earMusic)
Anneke van Giersbergen - The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest (InsideOut)
Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph)
Bonfire - Roots (AFM)
Culted - Nous (Season Of Mist)
Einherjer - Dragons Of The North Re-Release (Napalm)
Einherjer - North Star (Napalm)
Empyrium - Über den Sternen (Prophecy)
Epica - Omega (Nuclear Blast)
Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix (AFM)
Karbholz - Kontra (Metalville)
Kreator - Under The Guillotine Box Set (Noise)
Melvins 1983 - Working With God (Ipecac)
Mephistofeles - A Path Of Black EP (Helter Skelter/Regain)
Moonspell - Hermitage (Napalm)
NOFX - Single Album (Fat Wreck Chords)
Of Mice & Men - Timeless EP (SharpTone)
Ominous Ruin - Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone (Willowtip)
Summoning The Lich - United In Chaos (Prosthetic)
Terminal Bliss - Brute Err/ata (Relapse)

March 5, 2021
Acid Mammoth - Caravan (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell Re-Release (Rhino)
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules Re-Release (Rhino)
Brand Of Sacrifice - Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
Chevelle - NIRATIAS (Epic)
A Day To Remember - You're Welcome (Fueled By Ramen)
Demon Hunter - Songs Of Death And Resurrection (Solid State)
Insane Clown Posse - Yum Yum Bedlam (Psychopathic)
Nightfall - At Night We Prey (Season Of Mist)
Thron - Pilgrim (Listenable)
Witherfall - Curse Of Autumn (Century Media)
Wolfheart - Skull Soldiers EP (Napalm)v
Wolf King - The Path Of Wrath (Prosthetic)

March 12, 2021
Acid Mammoth - Acid Mammoth Re-Release (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Acid Mammoth - Under Acid Hoof Re-Release (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Autarkh - Form In Motion (Season Of Mist)
Blackmore's Night - Nature's Light (earMusic)
Conan - Live At Freak Valley (Napalm)
The Crown - Royal Destroyer (Metal Blade)
Ego Kill Talent - The Dance Between Extremes EP (BMG)
Enforced - Kill Grid (Century Media)
Eyehategod - A History Of Nomadic Behavior (Century Media)
Gizmachi - Omega Kaleid (Self)
Heart Healer - The Metal Opera By Magnus Karlsson (Frontiers)
Marianas Rest - Fata Morgana (Napalm)
Orden Ogan - Final Days (AFM)v
Rob Zombie - The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
Saga - Symmetry (earMusic)
Thunder - All The Right Noises (BMG)
Varmia - Bal Lada (M-Theory)
White Void - Anti (Nuclear Blast)

March 19, 2021
Agent Steel - No Other Godz Before Me (Dissonance)
Depths Of Hatred - Inheritance (Prosthetic)
Dvne - Eternen Aenka (Metal Blade)
Enforcer - Live By Fire II (Nuclear Blast)
Fuath - II (Season Of Mist)
Papa Roach - Greatest Hits Vol.2 - The Better Noise Years (Better Noise)
Saxon - Inspirations (Silver Lining)
Trollfest - Happy Heroes EP (Napalm)
U.D.O. - Live In Bulgaria CD/DVD (AFM)

March 26, 2021
As Everything Unfolds - Within Each Lies The Other (Long Branch)
Budderside - Spiritual Violence (Motorhead/Silver Lining)
Evanescence - The Bitter Truth (BMG)
Hound - I Know My Enemies (Metalville)
Liquid Tension Experiment - LTE3 (InsideOut)
The Quill - Earthrise (Metalville)
Sanguisugabogg - Tortured Whole (Century Media)

April 9, 2021
Devil Sold His Soul - Loss (Nuclear Blast)
The Limit - Caveman Logic (Svart)
The Lion's Daughter - Skin Show (Season Of Mist)

April 16, 2021
Bewitcher - Cursed Be Thy Kingdom (Century Media)
Escape The Fate - Chemical Warfare (Better Noise)
Greta Van Fleet - The Battle Of Garden's Gate (Lava/Republic)
While She Sleeps - Sleeps Society (Spinefarm)

April 30, 2021
Twiztid - Unlikely Prescription (Majik Ninja)

May 21, 2021
Amorphis - Live At Helsinki Ice Hall (Nuclear Blast)
Amorphis - The Vinyl Collection 2006-2020 Box Set (Nuclear Blast)

May 28, 2021
Vincent Crowley Band - Beyond Acheron (Odium)

2021 Albums Previously Released

January 8, 2021
Alta Reign - Mother's Day (Rat Pak)
Frozen Soul - Crypt Of Ice (Century Media)
Hearts & Hand Grenades - Turning To Ashes (Eclipse)
Magnum - Dance Of The Black Tattoo (SPV/Steamhammer)
Michael Schenker Group - Immortal (Nuclear Blast)

January 15, 2021
Bhleg - Odhin (Nordvis)
Bloody Hammers - Songs Of Unspeakable Terror (Napalm)
Dale Crover - Rat-A-Tat-Tat! (Joyful Noise)
Dragony - Viribus Unitis (Napalm)
Dread Sovereign - Alchemical Warfare (Metal Blade)
Edenbridge - The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2 (SPV/Steamhammer)
Embrace Of Thorns - Revelation Of All Sins CD/DVD (Saturnal)
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - The Helm Of Sorrow EP (Sacred Bones)
Frank Iero And The Future Violents - Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place (UNFD)
Razor - Armed & Dangerous Re-Release (Relapse)
Razor - Live! Osaka Saikou 大阪最 Re-Release (Relapse)
Saor - Guardians Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Starified - Fat Hits (Ripple)
Voodoo Circle - Locked & Loaded (AFM)

January 22, 2021
Asphyx - Necroceros (Century Media)
Bolt Thrower - Honour-Valour-Pride Vinyl Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Bolt Thrower - Mercenary Vinyl Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal Vinyl Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Creye - II (Frontiers)
Damon Johnson & The Get Ready - Battle Lessons (Double Dragon)
The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground (SPV/Steamhammer)
Ektomorf - Reborn (Napalm)
Jason Bieler and The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra - Songs For The Apocalypse (Frontiers)
Kickin Valentina - The Revenge Of Rock (Mighty)
Labyrinth - Welcome To The Absurd Circus (Frontiers)
Nervosa - Perpetual Chaos (Napalm)
Phantom Elite - Titanium (Frontiers)
Therion - Leviathan (Nuclear Blast)
Wardruna - Kvitravn (Norse)
W.E.T. - Retransmission (Frontiers)
Wig Wam - Never Say Die (Frontiers)
Zero Theorem - The Killing II EP (Self)

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