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Upcoming Symphonic Metal Albums in 2017

Happy new year folks, it's 2017 so that can only mean one thing: it's time to list some of the upcoming releases we can expect to see this year. The list will be kept updated as more albums are announced, and I keep the most up-to-date version of the list over on the SymphonicMetal subreddit.

As always, this is not strictly symphonic metal and I will include some related bands that might be of interest. These will be marked with a (+) symbol.


Alissa White-Gluz (+) - Unknown Title - 2017

Amberian Dawn - Darkness of Eternity - November 10th 2017

Arch Enemy (+) - Will To Power - September 8th 2017

Ayreon (+) - The Source - April 28th 2017
(Feat. Simone Simons, Floor Jansen, Tommy Karevik, Russell Allen and more)

Battle Beast (+) - Bringer of Pain - 17th February 2017

The Dark Element (new project of Anette Olzon) - The Dark Element - 10th November 2017

Delain - A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso (Live CD/DVD) - 27th October 2017

Edenbridge The Great Momentum - 17th February 2017

Epica - The Solace System EP - 1st September 2017

Serenity - Lionheart - 27th October 2017

VUUR - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities - Autumn 2017

Wintersun (+) - The Forest Seasons - 2017

Xandria - Theater of Dimensions - 27th January 2017


Crimfall - Amain - August 2017, Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs - October 2017?, Evanescence (+) - Synthesis - 2017, Ex Deo - The Immortal Wars - 24th February 2017, Exit Eden - Rhapsodies in Black - 7th August 2017, Fairyland - Unknown Title, Heavenly - Unknown Title, Jaded Star - Unknown Title, Kull - Unknown Title, LEAH - Unknown Title, Septicflesh - Codex Omega - 1st September 2017, Seventh Wonder - Unknown Title, Sleeping Romance - Alba, Whyzdom - Unknown Title - 2017?, Xanthochroid - Of Erthe and Axen


There are many of the bigger bands who have hinted they might have an album out this year, or perhaps have been sharing their recording process, but have not yet fully confirmed the dates or titles. These will be added to the main list as details become available.

Dimmu Borgir
Within Temptation



Auri (Tuomas Holopainen side project) - Unknown Title - Spring 2018
Dark Sarah - The Golden Moth

Leaves' Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead - 12th January 2018
Kamelot - Unknown Title
Nightwish - Decades Compilation - 9th March 2018
Therion - Beloved Antichrist - 26th January 2018 - 3CD rock opera

Tweet me or comment below with any further suggestions for the list!


...so do we know if Wintersun will ever give us Time II? I'm so confused about that whole mess lol


@Critica I think they've said they won't record it unless they can get their own studio... so it might happen in the future, but it seems unlikely!


Anette Olzon is making a new solo album too with the collaboration of Jani Liimatainen (ex Sonata Arctica)! The title is yet unknown. She already recorded 6 songs or so and this year will continue! It is planed to be released in mid-late this year (sorry my bad English, I'm Argentinian!!)


Ayreon and Alissa White-GLuz too! (I forgot them in my first comment).


@Elvenpath Ah yes, I forgot about Ayreon and Alissa! I think I did know about Anette as well but I haven't really been following her career lately.


Oh and Wintersun have announced that the new album is called 'The Forest Seasons'!


Imperia and Dark Sarah (the latter for 2018) too! <3


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