What to Expect for New Music in 2018!

2018 is upon us and always fun anticipating what new albums are and will come out in the year.  There are quite a few we already know about, but some haven’t been officially announced or even a date set yet.  From what I have gathered around the internet, here are the bands that should have new albums out in 2018, but no dates announced yet. The ones I want will be highlighted in Blue.

  • Godsmack
  • Exodus
  • Shinedown
  • Stone Temple Pilots (I know this is coming as they have said)
  • Jack White – Boarding the House Reach
  • Vance Joy
  • The 1975 – Music for Cars
  • Ace Frehley
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Avatar
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bastille
  • Borns
  • Bon Jovi
  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Bullet for My Valentine
  • Celine Dion
  • Charli XCX
  • Cowboy Junkies
  • DevilDriver
  • Echosmith – Inside a Dream

  • Halestorm (in studio)
  • I Prevail
  • Interpol
  • James Bay (in studio)
  • John Cale
  • Jordan Feliz (already released 2 singles)
  • Judas Priest – Firepower
  • Lit
  • Lita Ford
  • Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great
  • Manic Street Preachers – Resistance is Futile
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Megadeth
  • Metal Church
  • MGMT – Little Dark Age
  • Muse
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Nicki Minaj
  • The Offspring
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Pistol Annies
  • Ryan Star
  • Sanctus Real
  • Selena Gomez
  • Stryper
  • The Prodigy
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Thriving Ivory (already released a couple songs)
  • Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigaretts
  • Tremonti
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Voivod
  • Whitechapel
  • Whitesnake


Last year, I was hoping for the following new albums but things didn’t go to good on that wish list (out beside, I have noted if it happened or not)…

Now there are always some surprises that pop up during the year.  If there were any surprises I would want to see, they would be for the following:

  • Def Leppard – NOPE!!
  • Halestorm – new material – NOPE (But will in 2018)
  • Kiss – NOPE!!
  • Van Halen – NOPE!!
  • The Winery Dogs – Yes!!  They released a live album with a EP of new music.
  • Matt Nathanson – NOPE!!
  • Ace Frehley – NOPE!!
  • The Poodles – NOPE!! (But scheduled for 2018)

My oldest daughter wanted to see new albums from James Bay (NOPE – but in the studio now), Melanie Martinez (NOPE), Twenty-One Pilots (NOPE) and Tori Kelly (NOPE).  They are all due for a new one, so she might get what she wants in 2018

I would also like to see Stone Temple Pilots announce their new lead singer and release an album.  I know it won’t be the same as with Scott Weiland, but I am curious to see what they do.  YES!! This did happen and Jeff Gutt is the new singer.  I do like the new song and I hope the album is up to standards.  They didn’t release a new album though, but it is coming in 2018.

Do I have anything I would like to see this year that isn’t mentioned above or already scheduled below?  Yes!!  And here they are…

  • Def Leppard
  • Kiss
  • Van Halen
  • Ratt
  • Needtobreathe
  • Monster Truck

My daughter still wants Tori Kelly and Melanie Martinez (James Bay is in the studio)

Now if you didn’t see a band mentioned above it might be because the release date has already been set.  Here are the albums we already know about and there are some good ones.  I will highlight my most anticipated in Blue as well.


  • January 12th
    • 511sBdx2nNL._AC_US218_  Joe Satriani – What Happens Next – (Sony Music)
    • 51tYnOokeJL._AC_US218_  Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures – (Abstract Dragon)
    • 51HdK4bnAQL._AC_US320_QL65_  Anderson East – Encore – (Elektra Records)
    • 81vupQOdcKL._SX522_  Camila Cabello – Camila – (Simco Ltd)
    • 61wl74tSw7L._AC_US436_QL65_  Dr. Demento Covered in Punk – Various Artists – (Demented Punk)
    • 61pq+-U8L6L._SS500  Bob Marley – Kingston Sessions: Vintage Years – (JA Records)
    • 61d--C0G8ML._AC_US436_QL65_  Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand – (Alligator Records)
    • 51Y-lsZ6qhL._AC_US436_QL65_  Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown – (Nuclear Blast Entertainment)
    • 61kb1KK1gSL._AC_US436_QL65_  Leaves’ Eyes – Sign of the Dragonhead – (AFM Records)
    • 61XwZ9-Di1L._SS500  Black Veil Brides – Vale – (Republic Records)
  • January 19th
    • A1xq1wGYAGL._AC_UL115_  Whitesnake – The Purple Tour (Live) – (Rhino Records)
    • 91MDryIUHGL._SX522_  Phillip Phillips – Collateral – (Interscope Records)
    • 51QCmGE6RpL._AC_US320_QL65_  Joe Perry – Sweetzerland Manifesto – (Roman Records)
    •  170x170bb-47  Fall Out Boy – MANIA – (Island Records)
    • 31XWvyykAgL._AC_US436_QL65_  Black Label Society – Grimmest Hits – (Panworkz)
    • 61moWNU845L._SS500  Of Mice & Men – Defy – (Rise Records)
    • 615H0E0YlML._AC_US436_QL65_  Anvil – Pounding the Pavement – (Steamhammer)
    • 61bhetHsd+L  Magnum – Lost on the Road to Eternity – (Steamhammer)
    • 51tmYu1i4mL._SS500  Charlie Puth – Voicenotes – (Artist Partner Group)
    • 51+mRzefITL._AC_UL160_SR160,160_  Chick Corea & Steve Gadd – Chinese Butterfly – (Stretch Records)
    • 61SmK29C3gL._SS500  They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun – (Idlewild Recordings)
    • 51YpZtzxTUL._SS500  Rend Collective – Good News – (Rend Family Records)
    • 51jfgJCD2qL._AC_US436_QL65_  Belle and Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems Part 2 E.P. – (Matador)
  • January 26th
    • 51drvzx1HXL._AC_US436_QL65_  Rick Springfield – The Snake King – (Frontiers Records)
    • 51v+QhAMSAL._AC_US436_QL65_  The Poodles – Prisma – (GAIN/Sony)
    • 71D3-gx6QWL._AC_US320_QL65_  Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons – The Age of Absurdity – (Nuclear Blast)
    • 81ecqHGgigL._AC_UL320_SR320,320_  Delta Deep – East Coast Live – (Frontiers Records)
    • 610iD9H20BL._AC_US436_QL65_  Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee – (J&R Adventures)
    • 610nS59X3WL._AC_US436_QL65_  Loudness – Rise To Glory – (Frontiers Records)
    • 51Yxg96OwEL._AC_US436_QL65_  Ammunition – Ammunition – (Frontiers Records)
    • 81fzC5lehlL._SX522_  Steve Hackett – Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham – (Inside Out Records)
    • 513h3-GeRCL._SS500  Machine Head – Catharsis – (Nuclear Blast Entertainment)
    • 51wWqRI4uCL._AC_US218_  Craig David – The Time is Now – (Insanity Records)


  • February 2nd
    • 61cCHWe-w9L._AC_US218_  W.A.S.P. – ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol) – (Napalm Records)
    • 71pBczqWUuL._SX522_  Saxon – Thunderbolt – (Silver Lining Music)
    • 51M5mrfcswL._AC_US436_QL65_  Simple Minds – Walk Between Worlds – (BMG)
    • 51ETjO3tL6L._SS500  Montgomery Gentry – Here’s to You – (Average Joes Entertainment)
    • A1gXKUAuToL._SX522_  AWOLNATION – Here Comes the Runts – (Red Bull Records)
    • 81WW5dXu+ZL._AC_UL115_.jpg  Frank Zappa – The Roxy Performances (Live at the Roxy) – (Zappa Family Trust)
    • 41V2-MiXV1L._SX120_SY120_  John Oates – Arkansas – (PS Records)
  • February 9th
    • 41VSwhV-ZFL  Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending – (Domino Recording Co.)
    • 61CbMAk5zzL._AC_US320_QL65_  Toto – Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around the Sun – (Sony Music)
    • 51O8TIeBEuL._SS500  Sister Hazel – Water – (Croakin’ Poet Records)
    • 51xgRMToKcL._AC_US320_QL65_  Voodoo Circle – Raised on Rock – (AFM Records)
    • 61By-XPHFoL._SS500  Social Club Misfits – Into the Night – (Capitol CMG Label)
  • February 16th
    • A1flrKrkxTL._SX522_  Pop Evil – Pop Evil – (Entertainment One)
    • 51+Hcq+l4oL._SS500  David Cook – Chromance E.P. – (Analog Heart Music)
    • 518Y1sA9+VL._SS500  Michael W. Smith – A Million Lights – (Rocketown Records)
    • 41mGVRAJj6L._SS500  Senses Fail – If There Is Light, It Will Find You – (Pure Noise Records)
    • 41Njgea4YKL._AC_US436_QL65_  Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You – (Brandi Carlile Band)
    • 51-tkVzEUML._AC_US436_QL65_  Belle and Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems Part 3 E.P. – (Matador)


  • February 23rd
    • 510qrK6DCuL._AC_US436_QL65_  Alice Cooper – The Sound of A E.P. – (Edel Germany)
    • 715ygsnBa6L._SX522_.jpg  CoreLeoni – The Greatest Hits Part 1 – (Frontiers Records)


  • March 9th
    • 51Xejf8pEwL._AC_US436_QL65_  Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger – (Napalm Records)
    • 41Tg4xMSIqL._AC_US436_QL65_  Calum Scott – Only Human – (Capitol Records)
    • 51hvL2s57GL._AC_US436_QL65_  Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky – (Experience Hendrix LLC)
    • 71+ROZdl3aL._SS500  The Fratellis – In Your Own Sweet Time – (Cooking Vinyl)
    • 51ODSEkcvjL._SS500.jpg  Ministry – AmeriKKKant – (Nuclear Blast)


  • March 23rd
    • 51eohOeVCWL._AC_US436_QL65_  W.E.T. – Earthrage – (Frontiers Records)
    • 25594416_1606372089418836_7663374726227675918_n.jpg  Bulletboys – From Out of the Skies – (Frontiers Records)


  • May 18th
    • 31slyRfRDvL._AC_US436_QL65_  Echo & the Bunnymen – The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon – (BMG)


  • June 1st
    • 61k1jeWElCL._AC_US436_QL65_  Owl City – Cinematic – (Owl City)

24 thoughts on “What to Expect for New Music in 2018!

  1. Scrolling down again the Myles Kennedy will be one of my go to’s for sure. Even Priest I will wait for yours and Mikes review first…Redeemer of Souls was good but I have not visited that one well since it basically came out…

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  2. I’m always interested in a new Jack White album… there’s always a bit of curiosituy as to which Jack White we’ll see.

    I’ve gotten way more into hip-hop and R&B in the last couple years, but particularly the less traditional hip-hop artists who get a more creative and lean less on the trends in the genre. I’m most excited for the new Dessa record coming out in February. The two singles she’s released hint that it will be her best work yet.

    Also, The Hold Steady dropped a couple singles in December, so they’re one to watch as well.

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    1. Jack keeps it interesting. Don’t know much about the Hold Steady but I do hear a lot about them. Might need to check them out.

      I have never been too much in to hip-hop, but every now and then I find someone I like.

      Have a Happy New Year!

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  3. Wow! Stellar work here! I am bookmarking this so I can come back and use it for referece later!

    New Priest? Yes. Myles Kennedy? Yes. Cowboy Junkies? Sure! Jack White? Hell yes.

    Bop also let me know that the mighty Sloan will have a new album in April, too, so I’m ALL over that one!

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  4. A fair bit to look forward to, eh? I’m hoping for something from the Van Halen camp or David Lee Roth, cause I’m a bit obsessed with them. Ha!

    My big one is Walking Papers’ new one, which is due to land in January. That and the Mythic Sunship release are on pre-order. Aside from that, I’m interested enough in new Calexico, Jack White and Satriani to check them out.

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