The 17 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

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Avenged Sevenfold
Title: TBA
Release Date: Spring/summer
You may not have known it, but Avenged Sevenfold was actually pretty busy in 2012, even though they weren't exactly in the spotlight, on tour, and didn't release a new album. But they won the "Best Live Band" and "Most Dedicated Fans" awards at the Revolver Golden Gods, they played at Metallica's Orion Music + More festival, and also released the track "Carry On" on Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

"Carry On" on Call of Duty: Black Ops II

But word on the street is that they have quite a few new songs written for a new album that is old-school metal, Black Sabbath-y and bluesy; some of the heaviest shit they've ever released.

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Stone Sour
Title: House of Gold & Bones Part 2
Release Date: April
Corey Taylor was adamant about setting the bar high with House of Gold & Bones, devising it as a double concept album about the journey of life and the choices you make as you grow older. Part 1 was released last year to great reviews, which put the pressure on even more so for Part 2.

From House of Gold & Bones Part I, Stone Sour's "Gone Sovereign"

When New Times talked to Taylor last year, this is what he had to say about the album: "It's really a morality play. It's about a person trying to find himself, or herself. You know, everyone in their lives finds themselves inevitably at a crossroads when it comes to personal evolution and what not."

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Tony Jackson
Tony Jackson

SOILWORK! One glaring omission from this list: AMON AMARTH! \m/

Brett Giles
Brett Giles

New Alice In Chains probably. The new Tool album always seems to take years, so your rumor is taken with a HUGE grain of salt, and as far as NIN, Trent said it was a goodbye to touring tour, no more intensive tour schedule, but plenty of new music, though he seems to be doing a lot with musical scores lately, so we'll see if he has an album of NIN material.

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