2014 in heavy metal music

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This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2014.

Bands disbanded[edit]

Brutal Truth

Bands reformed[edit]

Events[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Albums expected / released[edit]

January[edit]

DayArtistAlbum
6Iced EarthPlagues of Babylon [7]
James LaBrieI Will Not Break (EP) [8]
10Skull FistChasing the Dream [9]
13Suicidal AngelsDivide And Conquer [10]
17Axel Rudi PellInto the Storm [11]
Chrome DivisionInfernal Rock Eternal [12]
Nashville PussyUp The Dosage [13]
20The HauntedEye of the Storm [14]
21AlcestShelter [15]
PersuaderThe Fiction Maze [16]
ThrowdownIntolerance [17]
24CalibanGhost Empire [18]
ElysionSomeplace Better [19]
Primal FearDelivering the Black [20]
27TransatlanticKaleidoscope [21]
HammercultSteelcrusher [22]
SkindredKill The Power [23]
28MetallicaMetallica Through the Never (DVD) [24]
PeripheryClear [25]
31EktomorfRetribution [26]
Grand MagusTriumph And Power [27]
Lake of TearsBy The Black Sea (DVD) [28]
MayanAntagonise [29]
Within TemptationHydra [30]

February[edit]

DayArtistAlbum
4BehemothThe Satanist [31]
TruckfightersUniverse [32]
14AmoralFallen Leaves and Dead Sparrows [33]
BenightedCarnivore Sublime [34]
CynicKindly Bent To Free Us [35]
18Adrenaline MobMen Of Honor [36]
I Killed the Prom QueenBeloved [37]
Slough FegDigital Resistance [38]
21Vanishing PointDistant Is the Sun [39]
24CrematoryAntiserum [40]
Freedom CallBeyond [41]
HiraxImmortal Legacy [42]
Vanden PlasChronicles of the Immortals – Netherworld (Path 1) [43]
28Iron SaviorRise of the Hero [44]
ManowarKings Of Metal MMXIV [45]

March[edit]

DayArtistAlbum
1Aurora BorealisWorldshapers [46]
7CarnifexDie Without Hope [47]
10Savage MessiahThe Fateful Dark [48]
11ArchitectsLost Forever // Lost Together [49]
28Sonata ArcticaPariah's Child[50]

April[edit]

DayArtistAlbum
8Black Label SocietyCatacombs of the Black Vatican [51]

April[edit]

DayArtistAlbum
1Lacuna CoilBroken Crown Halo

May[edit]

DayArtistAlbum
2XandriaSacrificium [52]
16SabatonHeroes [53]
26Bury TomorrowRunes[54]

Edguy - New Album

June[edit]

DayArtistAlbum

July[edit]

DayArtistAlbum

August[edit]

DayArtistAlbum

September[edit]

DayArtistAlbum

October[edit]

DayArtistAlbum

November[edit]

DayArtistAlbum

December[edit]

DayArtistAlbum

Artists with material in production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brutal Truth/Ex-Anthrax Bassist Dan Lilker To 'Retire' From Being Full-Time Musician". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Dan Lilker Retiring From Music This Year, Brutal Truth To Disband In October". metalunderground.com. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Testament Parts Ways With Bassist Greg Christian, Announces Return Of Steve DiGiorgio". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  4. ^ Jag Panzer, Lethal, Sinner And Iron Cross Confirmed For Keep It True XVII In 2014
  5. ^ a b Vince Neil On Mötley Crüe's Farewell Album, Tour: 'It's Time'
  6. ^ "Surviving Members Of Classic VIXEN Lineup Resurrect Band In Honor Of Fallen Guitarist −". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lyric Video For New Track "Plagues Of Babylon" Posted By Iced Earth". Metal Underground. Retrieved Oct 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "JAMES LABRIE To Release I Will Not Break Digital EP In January; Details Revealed, Title Track Streaming". BW&BK. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Skull Fist To Release New Album "Chasing The Dream"". Metal Underground. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "SUICIDAL ANGELS: 'Divide And Conquer' Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "AXEL RUDI PELL: 'Into The Storm' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed". 
  12. ^ "CHROME DIVISION Talks About 'Endless Nights' Single And Video". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "NASHVILLE PUSSY To Release Up The Dosage Album In January Via Steamhammer / SPV". BW&BK. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/the-haunted-to-release-eye-of-the-storm-single/
  15. ^ "Alcest To Release New Album "Shelter"". Metal Underground. Retrieved Nov 8, 2013. 
  16. ^ "PERSUADER - The Fiction Maze Album Details Revealed". BW&BK. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  17. ^ "THROWDOWN: New Song 'Avow' Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  18. ^ "CALIBAN Announce Three Exclusive German Ghost Empire Record Release Shows". BW&BK. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Greece's ELYSION To Release Someplace Better Album In January; Details Revealed". BW&BK. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  20. ^ "PRIMAL FEAR Release 'When Death Comes Knocking' Single; Video Streaming". BW&BK. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  21. ^ "TRANSATLANTIC - New Album Title, Tracklisting, Artwork Revealed". BW&BK. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  22. ^ "HAMMERCULT To Release Steelcrusher Album In October". BW&BK. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  23. ^ "SKINDRED To Release Kill The Power Album In January". wowhd. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  24. ^ "METALLICA 'Through The Never' To Be Released On DVD, Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, Digitally, And Via Video On Demand". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Periphery Post Teaser for New Experimental Recording, 'Clear'". Guitar world. Retrieved 12/04/2013. 
  26. ^ "EKTOMORF - Retribution Album Details Revealed". BW&BK. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  27. ^ "GRAND MAGUS: 'Triumph And Power' Album Trailer". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  28. ^ "LAKE OF TEARS To Release Live DVD/CD By The Black Sea In January". BW&BK. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  29. ^ "MAYAN: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  30. ^ "WITHIN TEMPTATION's Sharon den Adel To Answer Fan Questions On Hydra". BW&BK. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  31. ^ "BEHEMOTH - 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' Video Unveiled; Complete New Album Details Revealed". BW&BK. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Truckfighters To Release "Universe" Album". Metal Underground. Retrieved Dec 27, 2013. 
  33. ^ "AMORAL - Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows Artwork, Tracklisting Revealed; Release Date Confirmed". BW&BK. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  34. ^ "BENIGHTED - Behold Carnivore Sublime". BW&BK. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  35. ^ "CYNIC – Kindly Bent To Free Us Tracklisting Revealed". BW&BK. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  36. ^ "ADRENALINE MOB Sign With Century Media; Men Of Honor Album Artwork, Tracklisting Revealed, Track Streaming". BW&BK. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  37. ^ "I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN TO UNLEASH NEW ALBUM ‘BELOVED’ IN FEBRUARY 2014". Loudwire. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Slough Feg launch title track and pre-orders for Digital Resistance". Metalblade. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  39. ^ "AFM Records Signs Vanishing Point". Metal Underground. Retrieved Nov 22, 2013. 
  40. ^ "CREMATORY: Complete 'Antiserum' Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  41. ^ "FREEDOM CALL: 'Beyond' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  42. ^ "HIRAX: New Album Pushed Back To 2014". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  43. ^ "VANDEN PLAS To Release Stage Opera In February". BW&BK. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  44. ^ "IRON SAVIOR: 'Rise Of The Hero' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  45. ^ "MANOWAR To Release 'Kings Of Metal MMXIV' In February". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  46. ^ "AURORA BOREALIS Signs With Xtreem Music; Worldshapers Album Due In March, 'God Like Redemption' Track Streaming". BW&BK. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  47. ^ "CARNIFEX - New Album Details Revealed". BW&BK. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  48. ^ "SAVAGE MESSIAH - The Fateful Dark Album Preview Streaming". BW&BK. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  49. ^ Jason Tate (9 January 2014). "Architects Announce New Album". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  50. ^ "Sonata Arctica to release 'Pariah's Child' in March". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  51. ^ Black Label Society To Release 'Catacombs Of The Black Vatican' Album In April
  52. ^ "Professor Green - Growing Up In Public". professorgreen.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
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  54. ^ "Bury Tomorrow Announce The Release Of Their 3rd Album 'Runes', For May 26th 2014". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  55. ^ Accept Guitarist: 'We Wanna Definitely Go Back To The Studio As Soon As We Can'
  56. ^ [1]
  57. ^ Alice Cooper To Record Covers Album
  58. ^ Anthrax Looking At Summer 2014 For New Album Release; Live DVD Due By End Of The Year
  59. ^ Arch Enemy: European Festival Appearances Canceled Due To 'Private Family Matters'
  60. ^ Armored Saint Working On New Material
  61. ^ Atheist Drummer Involved In Serious Car Accident
  62. ^ AxeWound Start Work on Second Album
  63. ^ Battleaxe Signs With SPV/Steamhammer
  64. ^ Belphegor: New Album Pushed Back To 2014
  65. ^ Black Anvil Begins Recording New Album
  66. ^ Blind Guardian Continuing Work On New Album
  67. ^ Carnifex Signs With Nuclear Blast Records
  68. ^ Chickenfoot Hoping To Make New Music In 2014
  69. ^ Columns Signs With Relapse Records
  70. ^ Corrosion Of Conformity: New Clip From The Studio Posted Online
  71. ^ The Cult Announces 'Electric' Album U.S. Tour
  72. ^ Dark Funeral To Play Special Set At Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting
  73. ^ Darkest Hour Signs With Sumerian Records
  74. ^ The Darkness Guitarist Says Next Album Will Arrive In 2014
  75. ^ Destiny Signs Global Digital Distribution Deal With 44 Skull Records
  76. ^ Phil Anselmo Hints at a New Down Release Coming in Early 2014
  77. ^ Ektomorf Begins Recording New Album
  78. ^ Epica: New Video Interview With Rob Van Der Loo
  79. ^ Exodus' Holt On Playing With Slayer: 'I'm Keeping Jeff's Seat Warm Until He's Ready Come Back'
  80. ^ Fear Factory – Interview with Burton C. Bell
  81. ^ Godflesh: First New Recording In Over 12 Years To Be Made Available Through Decibel Magazine
  82. ^ Godsmack Bassist Says New Album Will Come Out 'Hopefully' In 2014
  83. ^ Gory Blister Working On New Material
  84. ^ Guns N' Roses Guitarist Bumblefoot: 'Just Forget About A New Record Until It Happens'
  85. ^ Helstar: 'Eight Songs In The Can' For Next Studio Album
  86. ^ In Flames Begins Work On New Album
  87. ^ Insomnium - "Ephemeral" New Music
  88. ^ Iron Maiden To Release New Studio Album Next Year?
  89. ^ Job for a Cowboy Working On New Material
  90. ^ [2]
  91. ^ Legion of the Damned: New Album Details Revealed
  92. ^ Mastodon: New Video Interview With Brann Dailor
  93. ^ http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/megadeth_planning_new_album_time_is_short.html
  94. ^ Nightrage To Begin Work On New Material
  95. ^ Obituary Announces Virtual Tour And Live Chat With Fans
  96. ^ [3]
  97. ^ [4]
  98. ^ Paradox Re-Signs With AFM Records
  99. ^ Axel Rudi Pell Recruits Drummer Bobby Rondinelli
  100. ^ Primal Fear To Enter Studio Tomorrow
  101. ^ W:O:A - Wacken Open Air : Prong
  102. ^ Revenge Signs With Season Of Mist
  103. ^ Riot To Release New Album In 2014
  104. ^ [5]
  105. ^ [6]
  106. ^ SKID ROW Bassist Talks To France's RockNLive.org
  107. ^ Skinless Re-Signs With Relapse Records
  108. ^ Original Trouble Drummer Jeff Olson Rejoins The Skull
  109. ^ Corey Taylor Says Slipknot Will Get Together Next Year To Work On New Music
  110. ^ Sonata Arctica To Enter Studio In September
  111. ^ Sonic Syndicate: Video Update From The Studio
  112. ^ Chris Cornell On Possibility Of More Soundgarden Music: 'I Don't See Any Reason Why Not'
  113. ^ Suicidal Angels: New Album Title Revealed
  114. ^ Tesla To Release 'Taste My Pain' Digitally This Summer
  115. ^ Testament Frontman: 'We're Not Going To Take Huge Gaps Between Records Anymore'
  116. ^ Toxik reveal name of first album in 25 years
  117. ^ Tool Drummer Says New Album Will 'Most Likely' Be Released In Early 2014
  118. ^ Tom Gabriel Fischer Working On Next Triptykon Album, 'Equally Dark And Heavy' New Project
  119. ^ Music Street Journal - Music News & Reviews
  120. ^ Unisonic To Release 'Powerful And Melodic Metal Album' In 2014
  121. ^ Vader To Enter Studio In December
  122. ^ Venom Putting Finishing Touches On New Album
  123. ^ Whitesnake Frontman Talks Upcoming Concert Releases, Possibility Of New Studio Album
  124. ^ Y&T might release new album in 2014

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Preceded by
2013
Heavy Metal Timeline
2014
Succeeded by
2015