2014 Promises to be a massive year of Rock/Metal albums getting released. Some of these albums have been long in the making, while others are follow-up albums coming our way. These albums will keep you busy and promise to be some of the best music these legends have ever done! This is our 10 Rock/Metal Albums to Look Forward to in 2014:
Is there a fan base more rabid for a new album? It seems very likely that 2014 will be the year Tool’s fifth studio album will see the light of day. It’s been 8 years since the band released, ‘10,000 Days,’ but both Maynard James Keenan and Danny Carey have teased a 2014 unveiling for Tool’s next effort.
When Danny Carey was asked we asked about a possible 2013 release date for the album, Carey responded, “I doubt it. Right now, since we haven’t started tracking stuff at this point, it’ll be hard. We could have the record finished by the end of the year — that’s a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we’ll be able to get it out before Christmas. We’ll see how it goes. Most likely, it’ll be early 2014.”
2. Foo Fighters
Fresh news from the Foos camp is that the guys are in studio, and working on the follow-up to 2011’s Wasting light. Over the weekend, the guys confirmed what we’ve all been hoping with this tantalizing photo, posted on their Instagram and accompanied with the no-nonsense caption, “It’s fu#king ON!” So there you have it:
This could be the year when we finally get the unreleased Eros album that’s been sitting on a shelf, half completed for 5 years now. The possibility is there that Eros will once again be left and work on a new album will begin. At least we can expect new material from Deftones by the end of the year.
Last year May, a month after Cheng’s death, Moreno said the likelihood of Eros being released was greater now than ever before. He also added: “I actually went back and listened to some of it recently and… you know, I don’t know when we will put it out… but I feel it’s a little more appropriate now for us to think about that than it has been in the last few years to think about.”
The latest Deftones studio effort, “Koi No Yokan,” dropped in November 2012 through Reprise Records, debuting at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart with 65,000 units shipped in the US within the first week.
Read more on the details about the Eros album here.
The buzz around the 10th studio album from the Polish death metal band Behemoth is massive. Called “The Satanist”, the support is largely due to the incredible come-back and recovery of front-man Nergal. After a successful bone-marrow transplant for Leukemia, he’s had a full cancer recovery.
“The Satanist” is set for release on February the 4th. The first single for the album “Blow your Trumpets Gabriel” has been released already with the video below (Please note this video may be NSFW):
1. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
2. Furor Divinus
3. Messe Noire
4. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
6. The Satanist
7. Ben Sahar
8. In the Absence ov Light
9. O Father O Satan O Sun!
10. Ludzie Wschodu” (Australian bonus track)
5. Motley Crue
Motley Crue fans lapped up the new song ‘Sex’ in July 2012, but since then, we haven’t heard any other sonic offerings from heavy metal’s most notorious act. Motley Crue have been talking about their farewell for a while, and according to singer Vince Neil, both the goodbye tour and the final album will coincide in 2014.
In March 2013, Sixx announced that the band plans to break up for good after their next album and a subsequent farewell tour. Neil has speculated that the band will release new music in 2014 and that the farewell tour could commence in either 2014 or 2015, saying that “Tours last about two years. So to finish the world, you’ve got to do the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia…it takes some time.”
Here’s the 2012 song “Sex”:
In a new update on Facebook, the group offered a brief clip of front-man Pete Loeffler jamming guitar on a track with producer Joe Barresi offering some muffled instructions in the background. Past posts have given fans a look inside the studio, with one post offering a look at the first day of guitar tracking, where the guys are mixing the amp and guitar combos to create “some heavy tones.”
The band’s current work will result in their seventh studio album. Chevelle spent the last year catching a bit of a breather while a hits collection kept fans occupied, but they’ll likely release their follow-up to 2011′s ‘Hats Off to the Bull’ sometime in 2014.
7. In Flames
Vocalist Anders Fridén said in an interview that we can expect new material in 2014. He said this in an interview id 2013:
“I wish we can write on the road but we can’t. We have all the time in the world, but I don’t know — too much beer to drink. We’re looking into writing and recording something at the end of the next year, I think. So we’re hoping to have a release in early 2014. It seems so far away, but it’s not.”
The Swedish Metallers are recording in the infamous Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany on their eleventh album for an early 2014 release. Andres commented on the Studio saying:
“When I visited Hansa Studios earlier this year, I got goose bumps,” Anders said. “There is so much history both inside and surrounding the studio and I want to be a part of that. Magic has been created here and hopefully that will affect us.
8. Judas Priest
Judas Priest completed the writing process for their 17th full-length back in August 2013, but it’s confirmed that 2014 will see a Judas Priest recording! On the band’s website, Priest posted a Christmas message along with the promise, “We will be releasing a new album sometime in 2014 so stay tuned……!!”
This will be the long-anticipated successor to “Nostradamus” that was released in 2008. This time without founding member and guitarist K.K. Downing that announced his retirement from the band back in 2010.
9. Linkin Park
Chester Bennington may be lending his vocal talents to Stone Temple Pilots, but Linkin Park are by no means over. The rock / nu-metal act released their fifth studio album, ‘Living Things,’ in 2012 and the group is looking to craft a speedy follow-up for 2014. In a recent ‘Ask Anything’ chat with Linkin Park members Mike Shinoda and Steve Aoki, Shinoda expressed a desire to release the band’s sixth studio album in 2014.
“We’re kinda just starting on the next album, we’ll see where that goes. At this point, we’re having lot of fun,” singer Mike Shinoda told Artisan News. “These days, I’d imagine that we could probably get through this one in less than six months and hopefully have something out for people next year.”
The metal world was lucky enough to experience 10 studio albums and two EPs with Jeff Hanneman as the creative heart of Slayer. Following Hanneman’s untimely death in 2013, the future of Slayer was in question, but the thrash legends have no intentions of slowing down. In fact, frontman Tom Araya told us first that Slayer would be delving into Hanneman’s audio archives to possibly include the late guitarist’s work for a new album. Slayer are expected to release their 11th full-length in 2014.
Guitarist Kerry King recently spoke to Las Vegas Weekly about the band’s decision to carry on following the tragic passing of the group’s original axeman Jeff Hanneman.
“Well, there’s still stuff we gotta work out about that, because moving forward, there’s gonna be records, there’s gonna be merch, there’s gonna be live shows and we gotta figure out essentially what everybody thinks is fair moving forward,” he said.
This will also be their first album without drummer Dave Lombardo which also left early 2013. Still, we remain optimistic about a new Slayer album!
There were some big omissions on the list above, but this is largely because we do not expect these bands will release albums in 2014, but rather 2015. They are Metallica, Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden and AC/DC, to name a few. While all are reported to be working on new discs, fans may just have to wait a bit longer for those albums to arrive.