Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Most Anticipated Releases of 2023!

While our previous entries in this years incarnation of Listmania season have been in no particular order, our most anticipated releases of 2023 are in a very specific order, a chronological one. For no other reason than one rarely does the chaser before the beer so while you’re tucking into what hopefully is the final breakfast consisting of a Cadbury’s chocolate selection box and a pint of Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur (not endorsed but endorsements welcome, email us!) here’s this years list…

13th January via Out Of Line Music will bring us the second instalment of music from Parisian Nu-Deathcore supergroup Ten56. in EP “Downer Part 2” and frankly we can’t wait having seen them live twice in 2022 at both Tech-Fest and Radar Festival respectively. The band who feature in their ranks both current and former members of Uneven Structure, Novelists, Earth Trip, Betraying The Martyrs and Kadinja will also be taking to stages across Europe with Alpha Wolf, King 810 and Xile in April and we’ll be reviewing one of those shows.

The long awaited debut album from Australian Blackened Thrash project Idle Ruin titled “The Fell Tyrant” will appear on 21st January via Bitter Loss Records and given the strength of a pair of recently released cuts from it in “Sycophant” and “Delta Hexatoxin” it’s going to be a peach. Add to that the fact that they have been working with producer extraordinaire Brendan Auld (Malignant Aura, Descent, Resin Tomb) at Black Blood Audio and your peach is turned into a fine dining experience.

Rude Records must be licking their lips at the prospect of releasing “A Mind Waiting To Die”, the debut album from Nu-Metalcore merchants Graphic Nature on 17th February, a band who are riding on the crest of a tidal wave of huge waterfall released singles including “Killing Floor“, “White Noise” and “Into The Dark“. They’ve recently been announced as taking to the stage at Download Festival 2023 as well as Lume Festival at Camden Underworld in April so we’re expecting big things from them in the not too distant future.

Line up changes could have seen the downfall or departure of South Coast Metalcore heroes Bury Tomorrow with Jason Cameron a vital cog in their machine but the singles and live performance we witnessed from the band at Camden Electric Ballroom bode well for 31st March and their new album “The Seventh Sun”. They have evolved into a six piece with Ed Hartwell on rhythm guitars and Tom Prendergast on keyboards and clean vocals and the new cuts including “Boltcutter” have confirmed they’ve lost none of their edge.

Four months into the new year on 7th April, Ontario Canadian Melodic Death Thrash masters Raider will release the sequel to their critically acclaimed album “Guardians of the Fire“ and given the qualities of that, we’re very much looking forward to “Trial By Chaos”. The band have booked an extensive North American tour to coincide with the release and have described the album as having a loose concept about an overarching ominous, supernatural sensation; we recommend checking out the title track right about now!

Australian Nu-Metalcore provocateurs Darkmatter will also bring the pain to the new year as will Black Metal master Schavot. Hardcore Punks American Standards will bring us anxiety based lyrical themes and riffs galore, while Dutch Deathcore heavy hitters Distant will have something fresh via new label home Century Media. That only leaves Trap Metal guru’s Dropout Kings album “Riot Music” and we’ve covered off some honourable mentions to live for…

Listmania season is almost over but we still have a couple more up our collective sleeves! Tomorrow sees us take a look at our Underground Bands to watch in 2023!

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