The Upcoming Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2024

As 2024 unfolds, the metal scene is alive with anticipation for groundbreaking upcoming metal albums, building on 2023’s legacy, particularly in death and black metal. We’ve seen monumental releases in January early on, hinting at a year rich with both veteran heavyweights and emerging talents poised to redefine the genre. This mix of eagerly awaited albums and innovative sounds, alongside the diverse creativity and raw energy of metal music, promises a continuation of the renaissance experienced in 2023, making 2024 a year to watch closely in the evolution of metal. Which are your most anticipated metal albums?

Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2024 RiffRiot

Metal Bands that will release an Album in 2024


Anthrax is indeed planning to release a new album in 2024. The band members, including bassist Frank Bello and drummer Charlie Benante, have been working on the album and have mentioned their hopes for a 2024 release. They have been recording various parts of the album, including guitars, drums, and bass, and are in the process of finalizing the tracks. The band has also considered the idea of releasing EPs in the future instead of full-length albums, but for now, they are focusing on completing this album​.

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Architects, the UK metalcore band, has released a new single titled “Seeing Red” and announced a North American tour for 2024. This new release follows their 2022 album The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit. The tour announcement and the release of “Seeing Red” mark an important and exciting period for the band. It’s notable that this is their first new music since their last album, showcasing the band’s continued evolution and commitment to creating new material. The 2024 tour includes various locations across North America, indicating a strong ongoing presence and connection with their fanbase.

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Bad Omens

Bad Omens are actively working on their fourth studio album. While specific details about the release date in 2024 are not fully confirmed, the band has been in the process of writing and pre-production as of mid-2023. Additionally, they have released a new single titled “V.A.N” (Violence Against Nature) in collaboration with Poppy, which is part of their upcoming release, Concrete Forever. This album is an extension to their previous album, The Death of Peace of Mind. The band’s activity and recent releases indicate a strong likelihood of new material being released in 2024.

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Behemoth is focusing on creating new music in 2024. The band’s frontman, Nergal, has hinted at the arrival of fresh material, emphasizing that the year will be dedicated mainly to Behemoth. While specific details about a new album in 2024 are not fully disclosed, it’s clear that the band is actively working on new projects. This development comes after their 12th studio album, Opvs Contra Natvram, released in 2022. Additionally, Behemoth has planned a significant tour titled “O Father O Satan O Svmmer” for 2024, promising to be a major event for metal fans.

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Biohazard, the renowned hardcore band, has reunited their classic lineup and announced exciting plans for the future. This includes the creation of a brand new album, a move that marks their first major project together since 2012. The band’s bassist and vocalist, Evan Seinfeld, has expressed immense optimism and excitement about this new chapter. Seinfeld shared his thoughts on social media, reflecting on the unique energy and potential that the band harnesses when together. This reunion not only signifies a fresh surge of creative output but also a celebration of their remarkable journey from Brooklyn streets to global stages. Alongside the album, Biohazard is also planning to release a documentary film and a new line of merchandise, further expanding their influence and reconnecting with fans worldwide

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Constellatia, the South African atmospheric black metal band, released their album Magisterial Romance on November 11, 2022. This album followed their debut album The Language of Limbs, and it showcases their evolution in sound, creating dynamic and emotionally rich compositions. As of now, there is no information available about a new album release for 2024. However, the band has been active, recently announcing limited edition cassette releases of their discography and indicating that they are currently writing their third full-length album via Instagram. In RiffRiot we are looking forward to this release!

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The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder, following the tragic loss of their frontman Trevor Strnad in 2022, has embarked on a poignant new chapter. The band has entered the studio to record their tenth studio album, which is scheduled for release in 2024. This upcoming album marks a significant transition for the band, with guitarist Brian Eschbach stepping into the role of lead vocalist, and the return of Ryan Knight since their 2015 album Abysmal. The recording process, helmed by producer Mark Lewis, who has a long history with the band, has been a period of both reflection and forward momentum. The band’s drummer, Alan Cassidy, shared his thoughts on the project, expressing both exhaustion and excitement for the new material, which he believes would have made Strnad proud. This album is anticipated to be a fitting continuation of The Black Dahlia Murder’s legacy, infused with the spirit and dedication that have always been central to their music​

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Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon’s new album, titled Post Human: NeX GEn, is set for release in the summer of 2024. Oli Sykes, the band’s frontman, shared that the album’s release was delayed to include more fresh tracks that fans haven’t heard before. This decision aligns with the band’s desire to offer a record predominantly filled with new songs, enhancing the listening experience for their audience. Fans can look forward to at least six new songs on the album, in addition to the band’s recent singles like “Die4U,” “sTraNgeRs,” “LosT,” “Amen!,” “DArkSide,” and the latest release “Kool-Aid”​.

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Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe is set to release her new album She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She on February 9, 2024. This album represents Wolfe’s seventh studio album and marks her first collaboration with Loma Vista Recordings. The album’s production involved Dave Sitek, a guitarist from TV on the Radio, and regular Wolfe collaborators including Ben Chisholm, Bryan Tulao, and Jess Gowrie.

Prior to the album’s release, several singles have been shared, giving fans a glimpse into the upcoming project. These singles include “Dusk,” “Whispers in the Echo Chamber,” “Tunnel Lights,” and “Everything Turns Blue.” Each track seems to carry its unique narrative and aesthetic, consistent with Wolfe’s distinctive approach to music. Additionally, Wolfe has announced a tour in the US and Canada in February and March 2024 to coincide with the album’s release. This tour promises to bring her new music and signature sound to audiences live

Chelsea Wolfe

Cradle of Filth

Cradle of Filth is planning to release their next album towards the end of 2024. This album is highly anticipated, not least because it features an intriguing collaboration with Ed Sheeran. The band’s frontman, Dani Filth, has expressed excitement about this collaboration, describing it as a blend of Cradle of Filth and Ed Sheeran’s styles, complete with a blast beat. Despite the album’s release being later in the year, fans may get to hear the first single around September or October. Filth has also highlighted the album’s importance, being their first with Napalm Records, excluding a live record. He emphasizes the evolutionary step this album represents for the band​

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Dawn of Ouroboros

Following their previous albums: The Art of Morphology and Velvet Incandescense, this band from the UK has announced via Instagram that they have new material and, possibly, will be released soon this 2024.

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Deftones, the renowned alternative metal band, is working on their tenth studio album, which they plan to release in the spring or summer of 2024. The band’s guitarist, Stephen Carpenter, has shared that the creative process began around February and has been gaining momentum. This upcoming album marks a notable collaboration with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with Deftones on their albums Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan. This collaboration seems to be a significant aspect of their creative process, as Raskulinecz is known for his ability to bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the band’s music.

It’s worth noting that this will be the band’s first album since the departure of their bassist Sergio Vega in 2021. Although Fred Sablan has been filling in for live performances, the band hasn’t officially announced a permanent replacement for Vega yet. The anticipation for this album is quite high, especially considering the band’s impactful history and their previous album Ohms, which was released in 2020. Fans can expect a blend of new ideas and the distinctive Deftones sound that has made them a staple in the metal community

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Dream Theater

Dream Theater will be transformed with the return of founding member of the band, Mike Portnoy. Can we expect the release of a new album? There are many reasons to be optimistic since everyone is seen with great enthusiasm, as well as freshness. Rumour has it 2024 will be the year of not only th return of the drummer, but also the release of their new album with Portnoy since Black Clouds & Silver Linings.

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Exodus, the renowned thrash metal band, has exciting plans for a new album set to be released in September 2024. The band’s frontman, Steve “Zetro” Souza, confirmed that they are currently working on the follow-up to their 2021 album, Persona Non Grata. The band has tentative plans to begin recording the album in March or April of 2024. Souza also mentioned that they might perform some new songs from the upcoming album live before its release, a move they haven’t done before. This album is particularly significant as it will be their first release with their new label, Napalm Records.

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Ghost has announced that 2024 will be full of surprises and news. In short, a subtle way of saying that they will release a new album. We will follow the band’s footsteps closely.

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Gojira is crafting new material post their 2021 Fortitude album, with the Duplantier brothers, Mario and Joseph, hinting at a heavier direction and numerous ideas in the works. They emphasize a methodical creative process, valuing quality and thoughtful composition over haste. Most of their upcoming work is expected to progress in New York’s Silver Cord Studio, a key site for their innovation. No release date yet, but their dedication to distinctive, quality music is clear.

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Halestorm is progressing on their new album, exploring fresh themes and collaborating closely in a vibrant, collective songwriting process. Working with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb, they’re capturing their raw live sound directly in the studio, aiming for a more authentic feel. Without a fixed release date, the band’s efforts signal a significant phase of growth and excitement for what lies ahead, promising an album that encapsulates their evolving sound and chemistry.

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Job for a Cowboy

Job for a Cowboy’s Moon Healer is set for release on February 23rd, 2024, marking their first album in a decade. This album, continuing their experimental death metal style, features a lineup including Jonny Davy and Navene Koperweis. After a hiatus for personal commitments, the band returns with a thematically focused and intense record. Produced by Jason Suecof, Moon Healer showcases a single, “The Forever Rot,” and will be available in various vinyl formats, promising a blend of traditional and experimental death metal elements.

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Judas Priest

Invincible Shield is set to be Judas Priest’s 19th album, marking a significant moment since their last release, Firepower, in 2018. According to Rob Halford, there was a possibility that “Firepower” could have concluded their discography. However, the success and positive reception of that album motivated the band to create new material. Although the title and release details were previously unknown, Judas Priest had hinted at working on new music for some time.

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Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage is planning to release their new album in 2024. The band’s guitarist and producer, Adam Dutkiewicz, mentioned they have been working on new songs for some time. Vocalist Jesse Leach has been engaged in creating lyrics and demos, and there’s anticipation for entering the studio post-tour to continue working on the album. The band has been focused on quality control, ensuring that the new album brings fresh elements and avoids repetition. They aim for the album to represent who they are at this stage in their career, with Leach even rewriting parts to perfect it. This new release is expected to be a significant representation of Killswitch Engage’s evolution​.

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Korn’s announcement of a new album for 2024 adds an exciting chapter to their extensive discography, which has consistently pushed the boundaries of nu-metal and alternative rock. Since their debut in 1994, Korn has been influential in shaping the sound of heavy music, with albums like Follow the Leader and Issues becoming defining works of the genre. Their music has evolved over the years, incorporating elements from various genres while maintaining their unique sound. This forthcoming release promises to build on their legacy, offering new material that reflects their ongoing evolution as artists. Fans and critics alike are eager to see how Korn continues to innovate within their genre with this highly anticipated album.

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Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil is currently working on a new album, which is expected to be released in 2024. The band’s frontwoman, Cristina Scabbia, has shared that they are in the composition phase, developing various ideas for the album. The band aims to maintain their core sound while also experimenting and evolving. This process includes finding a central theme that ties the album together. The upcoming album follows their 2019 release Black Anima, and fans can anticipate a blend of the band’s characteristic style with new, innovative element.

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Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit is gearing up to work on their new album, which is tentatively planned for a 2024 release. This will be their seventh studio album and follows the positive reception of their 2021 release, Still Sucks. The band’s guitarist, Wes Borland, has mentioned that they are considering writing new material during their extensive touring schedule. They are also exploring the idea of a travel destination to collaboratively work on this album next year.

The band, known for their unique blend of nu-metal, has been a significant presence in the music scene for over two decades. With this upcoming album, they aim to continue their legacy, bringing new music to their fans. The enthusiasm within the band appears to be high, with Borland reflecting on the unexpected longevity and success of Limp Bizkit’s career and emphasizing the good relationships among band members.

While specific details about the album’s content or style haven’t been disclosed, the anticipation for new music from Limp Bizkit is palpable, especially considering the long intervals between their recent albums​

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After their Latin American tour, Mastodon will start writing their next studio album in January. Grammy winners for Best Metal Performance in 2018, the band aims to experiment with new musical directions, as drummer and vocalist Brann Dailor shared. They’re striving for a fun and different sound from their previous, more solemn double album, Hushed and Grim (2021). Despite the challenges of touring post-pandemic, especially internationally, Mastodon is eager to bring their ambitious live production to fans worldwide.

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Mikael Åkerfeldt’s announcement about composing Opeth’s new album, set for next year’s release and introducing Waltteri Väyrynen on drums, marks another exciting chapter in the band’s evolution. Opeth has a rich discography that spans across progressive rock and metal, known for its complex compositions and shifts in musical style. From the heavy death metal roots of Orchid and Morningrise to the progressive landmarks like Blackwater Park, and their more recent, purely progressive rock efforts such as In Cauda Venenum, each album showcases their continuous transformation. This upcoming album not only promises to add to their legacy but also introduces a new era with Väyrynen’s involvement.

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Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne has announced his plans to record a new studio album in 2024. After the success of his recent albums Ordinary Man (2020) and Patient Number 9 (2022), both produced by Andrew Watt, Ozzy is motivated to create another album before returning to touring. He is currently in the early stages of working on this new project and plans to record it in the upcoming year. Ozzy’s aim is to take his time with this album to ensure its quality, reflecting his dedication to his music even after his extensive career

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Slaughter to Prevail

Slaughter to Prevail has been generating excitement among fans with the hint of new music on the horizon. They’ve announced a series of headlining shows in the United States for 2024, and these concerts are expected to feature some of this fresh material. The band has been actively working in the studio, focusing on their third studio album, indicating their dedication to bringing new and powerful sounds to their audience. While the exact release date of the album isn’t clear yet, the anticipation is building, especially with the band’s commitment to delivering a high-energy and memorable live experience on their upcoming tour.

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Slipknot is gearing up to finally release their long-awaited album Look Outside Your Window in 2024. This album, which has been described as a significant departure from Slipknot’s typical aggressive sound, was recorded back in 2008 alongside their album All Hope Is Gone. It features members Corey Taylor, Jim Root, Shawn “Clown” Crahan, and DJ Sid Wilson, and has generated considerable curiosity among fans due to its experimental nature.

The release of Look Outside Your Window has been postponed multiple times, originally slated for release in 2019 and then again in the following years. However, recent statements from band members, including Crahan and Taylor, have confidently affirmed that the album will indeed be released in 2024. Taylor has emphasized the uniqueness of the album, noting that it doesn’t sound like anything Slipknot has ever done, and Crahan has assured that the album is ready, having been mixed and mastered.

This release is particularly anticipated because of the different artistic direction it represents for the band. Fans can expect to experience a new side of Slipknot’s music, with Taylor’s vocals and the overall sound offering something distinct from their previous works

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Spiritbox is gearing up for a new adventure in their musical journey with plans to release a full-length album in 2024. This album comes on the heels of their recently dropped 6-song EP and is set to be their sophomore album, following the success of their 2021 release, Eternal Blue. Vocalist Courtney LaPlante has shared insights into the band’s creative process and their drive to continue proving themselves with their new music. The band’s approach to this album seems to be one of flexibility and exploration, with a focus on allowing their songs to speak for themselves without being overshadowed by instrumental complexity.

LaPlante has expressed a desire to find a balance between restraint and the freedom that comes with progressive music, suggesting that the new album might push boundaries and explore new directions while maintaining the essence of what makes Spiritbox unique. This commitment to evolving their sound while staying true to their roots is a testament to their dedication as musicians and artists.

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Testament, the iconic thrash metal band, is currently working on a new album that is anticipated for release in 2024. The band has been actively engaged in the creative process, with vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson playing key roles. Peterson revealed that they have already developed five or six new songs for the album. This new project marks a significant step in Testament’s journey, especially with the involvement of drummer Chris Dovas, who recently joined the band. The upcoming album is expected to be a continuation of Testament’s legacy in the metal scene, bringing fresh and powerful sounds that fans are eagerly waiting for​

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Tool, the progressive metal band known for their intricate compositions and unique sound, has plans to hit the studio in 2024 for their new album. Justin Chancellor, the band’s bassist, revealed on The New Scene podcast that they have already started working on the album earlier in the year and have several writing sessions lined up. This news is particularly exciting for Tool fans, considering the band’s history of lengthy intervals between albums. The band intends to return to writing sessions in the Loft during the summer of 2024, following their touring schedule, which stretches from January 10 through February 18.

Chancellor shared that while the band has many ideas in the works, they haven’t recorded anything yet. However, they’ve had productive writing sessions and are ready to knuckle down and put some of these ideas together once their touring concludes. Chancellor also mentioned that there’s a lot of leftover material from their last album, Fear Inoculum, which was released in 2019, but these are more in the form of demos and ideas rather than fully recorded tracks ready for an album.

Given Tool’s reputation for meticulousness in their creative process, the news of an upcoming album and the progress made thus far is a significant development for their fanbase. The band’s commitment to crafting their music is evident in Chancellor’s updates, and the prospect of new material from Tool is something eagerly awaited by fans worldwide

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The summary highlights a vibrant year ahead in 2024, with numerous influential rock and metal bands announcing new albums and projects. From Anthrax to Tool, fans can anticipate a diverse array of music, including long-awaited comebacks, tours, and fresh collaborations. This overview underscores the dynamic and evolving landscape of the music industry, promising an exciting array of releases for fans worldwide.

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