Avatar – Avatar Country
The Swedish melodic death metallers will release the follow up to Feathers And Flesh 12th January. With the theatrical nature of the band, the concept behind this album could be anything, but there are a couple of things we do know. The resulting tour will be an amazing show, and there could well be a bit more experimentation on this album, following the warm reception of their last album, being a concept album telling the story of a battle between an eagle and an owl.
Bullet For My Valentine – TBA
The Welsh metalcore quartet have been working away in the studio, working through a change in personnel, to record the follow up to Venom. Their last album was a vast improvement over the universally disappointing Temper, Temper and we all hope that this album will continue in this vein. Matt Tuck has spoken to the press and has stated that it will be a little more stripped back, but will have a big sound.
Rammstein – TBA
The German industrial giants have been in the studio for a while, and have gotten back on the road, making festival appearances across Europe last year. This band do not need to prove anything and thus, can take their time over their output. Given their last original material was released in 2009, fans could be forgiven for getting a little impatient awaiting the new album. Rammstein are consistently sound and fantastic with each album, and with the album release will come something even more exciting – a tour. Arguably the best live act on the planet, fans are begging for another full tour.
Skindred – Start The Machine (TBC)
Another contender for best live act on the planet, Skindred will be releasing album number seven in April. What we can expect from this album is almost anyone’s guess, as Skindred successfully blend many different musical styles. All we can say for certain is that the tunes will be banging, they will sound amazing live, and Skindred fans will again be wondering why the band isn’t playing arenas like the O2, or headlining UK festivals.