Before we start getting excited for Christmas (That’s right! I’ve seen Christmas stuff up already, WTF?!!) lets just hold up a minute. 2017 isn’t done throwing some awesome new albums at us. 2017 has been so good for every sub genre of rock music already this year and I can see so many of this years albums being some of my all time favourites for years to come, But are some of the best still to come? Check out my list of 12 highly anticipated albums still to be released this year!
- Slaves – Beautiful Death (?? September)
With ‘I’d Rather See Your Star Explode’ being released a crazy 8 months ago already excited would be an understatement to describe how much I’m dying to hear the new Slaves album and its getting so close!
2. Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves (15th September)
Nothing More have released a few tracks of this album and they have been more than impressive, Heavy hitters like ‘Let ‘Em Burn’ and ‘Go To War’ are going to make for amazing live shows like we saw at the APMAs. Whilst ‘Just Say When’ makes us feel all warm inside. Its going to be an unbelievable album and I can not wait!
3. Alazka – Phoenix (September 1st)
Melodic Hardcore band Alazka recently pushed back their album release date by a week but I really don’t mind waiting another week to hear what is going to be one of the best albums 2017 has to offer. ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Ghost’ have been released as singles off the upcoming album and have completely blown me away, this is going to be something special, i promise you this.
4. Pvris – All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell (August 25th)
PVRIS need no introduction, beat heavy, radio ready, dreamy alt-rock. AWKOH/AWNOH is going to be massive and I have a feeling its going to be everywhere at the end of August. PVRIS just get bigger and bigger and at the same time better and better, roll on the end of August.
5. Circa Survive – The Amulet (September 22nd)
Circa Survive have a huge following and rightly so, they have given us some amazing albums in the past 12 years and this year will be no exception, The Amulet has the promise of being their most polished, beautiful album to date if the first track released ‘Lustration’ is anything to go by.
5. Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter (October 13th)
‘Copacetic’ in 2015 has provided me hours of listening pleasure over the last couple of years but I’m definitely ready for the new Knuckle Puck album and ‘Shapeshifter’ is finally just around the corner. I think we can expect more awesome Pop Punk classics from these guys.
6. Fall Out Boy – M A N I A (January 19th 2018) 😦
Yes I know this album isn’t technically being released in 2017 now its been pushed back so far but hey! we can still be stoked for it because its going to be huge. I had mixed emotions about Young And Menace when I first heard it but Ive grown to really enjoy it! Pete Wentz said in an interview with Rolling Stone “I feel like every once in a while, you’ve gotta do a hard restart that clears the cache and erases the hard drive. I think that’s what ‘Young And Menace’ was – a big palette cleanse”
7. Senses Fail – If There Is Light It Will Find You (TBA)
Senses Fail have been around for a very long time now and they are still making great music, their latest EP ‘In Your Absence’ was no exception. Its proving that Senses Fail can do it all and their next album is definitely one to look out for!
8. Turnover -Good Nature (August 25th)
Beautifully crafted, dreamy indie rock is how I would describe this awesome quartet’s music. Its different and its so easy on the ear. I could (and do) just listen to Turnover all day, do nothing else and be quite content. Its going to be a beautiful album ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Sunshine Type’ have already been released off the upcoming album and they are simply wonderful!
9. Neck Deep – The Peace And The Panic (August 18th)
Welsh pop-punk band Neck Deep have come a very long way and have such a following that makes them one of the biggest pop-punk bands in the world right now and I know there are hundreds of thousands of people desperately waiting to get their hands on Neck Deep’s next album ‘The Peace And The Panic’.
10. Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore (September 22nd)
Technically beautiful hardcore band Counterparts have been on the rise for a long time now and their new album ‘You’re Not You Anymore’ promises to be “The perfect blend of every record we’ve released prior” according to vocalist Brendan Murphy. Sounds awesome to me!
11. Seaway – Vacation (September 15th)
Emo – rock band Seaway have released two tracks off the upcoming album, ‘Something Wonderful’ and ‘Apartment’ prove that this album is going to be one of those superbly catchy pop punk album that’s going to have us screaming out the lyrics in delight when the full album drops mid September and leave us wishing it was summer all over again.
12. 30 Seconds To Mars – TBA
Its coming, its definitely coming. When? we aren’t so sure but the fact that there is going to be one in the next few months is extremely exciting. Check out the teaser trailer below.
The final quarter of 2017 is going to be awesome!
Written By Liam Stirzaker