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
Ayreon (+) - Unknown Title - 2017
(Feat. Simone Simons, Floor Jansen, Tommy Karevik, Russell Allen and more)
Battle Beast (+) - Bringer of Pain - 17th February 2017
Delain - Untitled 10th Anniversary Live CD/DVD - Summer 2017
Edenbridge - The Great Momentum - 17th February 2017
VUUR - Unknown Title - Autumn 2017
Wintersun (+) - The Forest Seasons - 2017
Xandria - Theater of Dimensions - 27th January 2017
Ex Deo - The Immortal Wars - 24th February 2017, Fairyland - Unknown Title, Heavenly - Unknown Title, Jaded Star - Unknown Title, Kull - Unknown Title, 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.
Diablo Swing Orchestra
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