Top 10 Rock and Metal Artists with Material in Production as of October 2018 (Hopefully Albums to Be Released in 2019)

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The Top Ten

1 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

About the promise they made in 2017, cjWriter1997 wrote "This better be legit. Stop toying with my heart Tool and give me the new album already! " (list - Top 10 Most Anticipated Rock and Metal Albums of 2018)
Also, cjWriter1997 created a joke about that "At this point the new Tool album may as well be the soundtrack to Half Life 3" (list - Top Ten Jokes About Progressive Rock/Metal Music) - Metal_Treasure

This band has turned into a meme,maybe the meme ends next year. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

LOL, this band... In 2017 they promised a new album, in 2018 they confirmed the release of a new album...Still waiting... 🤣

Rumor has it Maynard began the final vocal tracking for the new album -

the vocal tracking is the final step in the recording process but... we'll see.
Their last album was released in 2006 and since then - only promises...😒 - Metal_Treasure

2 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
3 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
4 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
5 Demons and Wizards Demons and Wizards Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi Kürsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.

Long overdue... Can't wait.
In April 2018 Jon Schaffer said "2019 Is Realistic For Next Demons and Wizards Album".
I think it depends on whether Blind Guardian album is almost ready or not because it would be too much for Hansi to write and record songs for 2 albums at once, considering the complexity of songs and vocal tracks of his songs. - Metal_Treasure

6 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.

Corey Taylor confirmed focusing on Slipknot in 2019 - Metal_Treasure

7 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

Korn drummer said the new album is due out in March 2019 - Metal_Treasure

8 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
9 Volbeat Volbeat Volbeat are a Danish heavy metal band formed in Copenhagen in 2001. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly.
10 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Willowtip Records and Nuclear Blast. The band is known for their fusion of metal with technical death metal.

With real orchestra & choir (they revealed) - Metal_Treasure

12 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
13 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
14 Annihilator Annihilator Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.
15 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.

Follow-up to 2016's "Sorceress" album for a tentative 2019 release. - Metal_Treasure

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