What Are Your Most Anticipated Releases For 2013?

Today we'll be asking what releases you are most looking forward to in 2013.

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As those of you who have being paying attention to your calendars will know, we're getting closer and closer to the end of 2012. She has been a good year, and we will miss her fondly.

But, there are positives to seeing the back of 2012. Namely, that you, the Ultimate-Guitar faithful, get to contribute to putting together some crackin' best of 2012 lists, as well as looking forward to all the musical goodness that next year is set to offer.

We'll be asking you about your favorite albums and tracks of 2012 in the near future. But today, we want to know what releases you are most looking forward to in 2013.

A large number of rock and metal acts have been teasing the prospect of new releases next year, with Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath and many others promising albums. But what are the discs that you are salivating the most over? And, just as importantly, which are the albums that you would rathe floss with 2 year old guitar strings than listen to?

The lists don't have to be restricted to rock and metal mind you. If, for example, there is an independent Bolivian folk trio, whose promise of a new release has you making noises like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally, then we want to know about it!

Comment on this article with your suggestions and then we'll compile them all together in to one of those list things that we often do.

518 comments sorted by best / new / date

    jubass14
    I've seen them 6 times and the lead singer doing an acoustic performance once (if you have an opportunity, go, he's quite talented on acoustic. Like really good) I've been waiting for this album since Somewhere in the Between (when I started listening to them). It should be fantastic, judging by the new songs from their live shows. They do put on a live show like no other.
    qrEE
    I can't believe that after all of this time, I'm the first one to mention - OPETH. Mikael Akerfeldt is writing for a new album. Also, if Devin Townsend, Gorguts, Powermad, Watchtower, Buckethead, SOAD, just to name a few, release albums this year, I anticipate them already.
    GabeWang
    Steven Wilson's new album has Guthrie Govan on guitar. Is there a better guitarist alive?
    robo37
    Tool NIN? QOTSA AIC Black Light Burns? Radiohead? Porcupine Tree Android Lust Martin Grech? Ramona Falls? Micah Buzan Dandi Wind? Aphex Twin?
    soulgrenade
    I had to neg vote you because of that awful list. Other than Tool and AIC those bands/artist suck balls.
    robo37
    'I had to neg vote you because other than Tool and AIC I can't headbang to Radiohead and Porcupine Tree and I haven't heard of any of the others so they must be shit.' Fixed.
    nickdohle
    TOOL. Gotta have TOOL. And AIC new album should be good. Didnt even know Alter Bridge was working on a new album until just now, but I now have that to the list
    Iaroslav
    Tesseract, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Palms, TOOL, TOOL, TOOL, TOOL, Steven Wilson
    Fausch
    Alter Bridge is my top one. AiC, Megadeth, and Slayer are up there too.
    seanjtysoe
    the new queensryche record. possibly the new guns n roses record. possibly the new slayer record.
    TVHBAND
    TOOL!!!!! 7 YEARS AND WAITING!!!!! THIS IS THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM!!!!!
    Substructure
    Volumes. Sea of Treachery. Entities. AURAS. Stargazer. Rings of Saturn. Arsis. KsE. The Afterimage. Aristeia. The Armstrong Limit. Empire: Andromeda. Invoking The Abstract. Invent, Animate. Mendel. Necropia. Periphery. Wintersun. Children of Bodom. Dark Tranquillity. Hmm.. who else...
    LiamKeez
    Tool, Device, Wolfmother, QotSA, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Rage Against The Machine, Stone Sour. . .
    dth2allbutmetal
    A7X, FFDP, Metallica, Hopefully this year we might get a new King Diamond album!!!!! And I really cant wait for the new VOLBEAT album!!!!! Heard they got the material for one!!!!!
    headbang123
    Chiodos Avenged Sevenfold A Day To Remember Dance Gavin Dance My Chemical Romance Queens of The Stone Age Tool Chevelle's greatest hits (it has a new song) Metallica Asking Alexandria (shut up, they're a guilty pleasure) Blink 182 System Of A Down Escape The Fate Falling in Reverse.....just kidding my band is also releasing our debute EP which I'm REALLY looking forward too
    RATMfan420
    Tell me when rage against the machine makes a new record, then my excitement will begin.
    Jozef23
    i cant wait for Karnivool and Tool but im suprised nobody has mentioned Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. They are one of the greatest aussie bands ever and theyre releasing their 15th album. They havent gone wrong yet and im so excited to hear what theyve got in their new album
    tyler_gong
    Im excited for: The Answer, The Treatment, and Airbourne. LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL!!!
    Braykah
    Black Sabbath, Tool and Avenged Sevenfold. Also, Holy Grail's new record, 'Ride the Void'.
    Twofly
    Honestly NOTHING music related at the moment, just GTA V and Bioshock Infinite
    JelloCrust
    Assuming it actually happens, finally, the Ghostface Killah MF Doom collaboration album. Voivod's Target Earth, Motorhead, and all the local thangs to come out.
    r4sha
    Stone Roses, Rage against the Machine, Blur, Beady Eye, NGHFB,
    xAntichristx79x
    A lot of people already mentioned most of them, like Megadeth and Sabbath, buuut also Autopsy's new album and supposedly Obituary's new album. This doesn't really count but the reissue of Death's Leprosy which is supposed to be late next year.