Most anticipated international rock and metal albums of 2024

Author Arto Mäenpää - 8.1.2024

The year 2024 has officially kicked off and there is going to be again an interesting year when it comes to new rock / metal albums. To kick off the year properly we have gathered here a list of band’s who will be most likely releasing new albums this year and you can check out what you can expect from 2024 in terms of new music below:


Thrash metal -veterans Anthrax have been working on a new album for a few years now and finally in 2024 the album will be arriving. Joey Belladonna was recording the vocals for the album in November so most likely the album will come out sometime in mid 2024. You can check out Anthrax‘ s official merchandise here.

Cradle Of Filth

Cradle Of Filth, a favorite in the symphonic extreme metal genre, has been working on a new studio album throughout 2023, expected to be released in 2024. The band is heading for a European tour in February, so new music can be anticipated soon. Merchandise for the band’s upcoming visit to Finland in February can be found here.

Mötley Crüe

The glam metal wild child Mötley Crüe, having made a comeback, has actively reported on the progress of their new album. Described as sounding “crazy,” it promises to be an interesting piece of work. Merchandise for the band can be found here.


Kuva: Jonathan Weiner

A current star in the metalcore scene, Spiritbox, announced at the end of 2023 that a new album is in the works for 2024. The band released a short play, “The Fear Of Fear,” in 2023, indicating their continuous activity. The EP can be ordered here.

Sum 41

Punk rock veteran Sum 41 has announced intentions to release a new album, “Heaven :x: Hell,” in the spring of 2024. The album will be released on March 15, and it can be ordered, for example, here.

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson, known as the vocalist of the legendary Iron Maiden, is finally releasing his long-awaited new solo album, “The Mandrake Project,” on March 1. It can be ordered here.

Judas Priest

British heavy metal star Judas Priest will release a follow-up to their 2018 album “Firepower” in the spring, titled “Invincible Shield,” on March 8. You can order the album, for example, here.

Kerry King

Slayer – Tuska 2019.

Thrash metal favorite Kerry King, known as the guitarist for Slayer, has set up a new band planning to release a new album in 2024. More details about the project are not yet available.


Rising star in modern metal, Jinjer, has been working on a new album throughout 2023. Since the band composed most of their new material last year, recording for the album is likely already underway. Jinjer’s merchandise can be found here.

The Halo Effect

Swedish supergroup The Halo Effect has promised a new album to be released in 2024. Since the album is ready, we are now waiting for an announcement of the release date. Merchandise for the band can be purchased here.


Long-standing thrash metal favorite Exodus announced in 2023 that they will begin recording their next album in the spring. The release date for the new album is set for the fall of 2024. Merchandise for the band’s performance at the Dark River Festival in the summer can be ordered in advance here.


Testament Rockfest 2023

Thrash metal veterans Testament announced at the end of 2023 that they have finally entered the studio to record new music. The next album can be expected in 2024. Products from the band, who will perform at the John Smith Rock Festival in the summer, can be ordered here.


Swedish metal favorite Sabaton has announced the start of recording for their new album in early 2024. The new album can be expected in 2024. Merchandise for the band, celebrating their anniversary, can be found here.

King Diamond

Danish metal veteran King Diamond has been slowly working on a new album, referred to as “The Institute.” While there are no specific details about the release, if interviews are to be believed, the album will be out in 2024. King Diamond‘s official merchandise can be found here.

Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon was supposed to release their new album, “POST HUMAN: NeX Gen,” in the fall of 2023, but the release has been postponed. The album is expected to be released in 2024. This summer, the band will be seen live at Tuskassa, and you can prepare for the concert by buying the band’s fan shirt, for example, here.


If Corey Taylor of Slipknot is to be believed, it is possible that the band will release their now somewhat mythical album “Look Outside Your Window” in 2024. The album was originally recorded in 2008 alongside the “All Hope Is Gone” album. Slipknot’s fan merchandise can be found here.


Vola – Brewer’s Street (Jäähalli) – 2022

Danish progressive metal’s new star VOLA released a new single, “Paper Wolf,” in the fall of last year. The single is from the band’s upcoming album, expected in 2024.

Dark Tranquillity

The Swedish veteran of melodic death metal, Dark Tranquillity, announced that they recorded new music at the end of 2023. Therefore, the next album from the band can be expected to be released in 2024. You can find the band’s merchandise here.

Body Count

Ice-T tweeted in July that the upcoming Body Count album, titled “Merciless,” is currently in the mixing process. Anticipated to be released this year, the eighth full-length album follows the success of its predecessor, “Carnivore,” which not only set a high bar but also earned a Grammy for the standout single “Bum-Rush.”

Job For A Cowboy

A decade in the making, Job For a Cowboy‘s forthcoming album marks a significant milestone as it will be their debut with drummer Navene Koperweis. The released singles, “The Agony Sweeping Storm” and “The Forever Rot,” are both mind-bending tracks that reinforce Job For a Cowboy‘s standing as a favorite tech-death band among deathcore fans.


Swedish pop metallers Amaranthe will be releasing their next album titled “The Catalyst” on February 23rd via Nuclear Blast. The released singles from the album so far (“Outer Dimensions“, “Insatiable” and “Damnation Flame“) have all been solid tracks so we are definitely looking forward in hearing & reviewing the full album in the near future.