2007 in heavy metal music

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This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2007.

Newly formed bands[edit]

Reformed bands[edit]

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

Albums released[edit]

All releases are studio albums unless otherwise noted.

January[edit]

Day Artist Album
10 Moonsorrow Viides Luku - Hävitetty
12 Grave Digger Liberty Or Death
Therion Gothic Kabbalah
15 Al Atkins Demon Deceiver
16 Age of Nemesis Terra Incognita
19 Mnemic Passenger
22 Destruction Thrash Anthems
Pain of Salvation Scarsick
Rotting Christ Theogonia
23 Fear My Thoughts Vulcanus

February[edit]

Day Artist Album
6 Car Bomb Centralia
The End Elementary
Impious Holy Murder Masquerade
7 Dir En Grey The Marrow of a Bone
Swallow the Sun Hope
12 The Berzerker Animosity
Domine Ancient Spirit Rising
19 Mendeed The Dead Live by Love
Watain Sworn to the Dark
20 Aborted Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
Beneath the Massacre Mechanics of Dysfunction
Novembers Doom The Novella Reservoir
23 Masterplan MK II
Naglfar Harvest
26 Charlie Dominici O3: A Trilogy, Part Two
Cirith Gorgor Cirith Gorgor
Manowar Gods Of War

March[edit]

Day Artist Album
1 Buckethead Pepper's Ghost
2 Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
3 Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom
5 Onslaught Killing Peace
Saxon The Inner Sanctum
6 Alabama Thunderpussy Open Fire
Chimaira Resurrection
Dying Fetus War Of Attrition
Megadeth That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires (CD/DVD) (released on CD September 4, 2007)
Sevendust Alpha
9 Within Temptation The Heart of Everything
12 Nightrage A New Disease Is Born
13 Battlelore Evernight
Type O Negative Dead Again
Unsane Visqueen
14 Naildown Dreamcrusher
Thunderstone Evolution 4.0
16 Sabaton Metalizer
19 Morgana Lefay Aberrations of the Mind
20 Dååth The Hinderers
Haste the Day Pressure the Hinges
In This Moment Beautiful Tragedy
23 Sun Caged Artemisia
24 Five Star Prison Cell Slaves of Virgo
The Gathering A Noise Severe
25 Graveland Will Stronger Than Death
26 Machine Head The Blackening
27 Mors Principium Est Liberation = Termination
28 Finntroll Ur Jordens Djup
Threshold Dead Reckoning

April[edit]

Day Artist Album
1 Abscess Horrorhammer
Kronos The Hellenic Terror
2 Pro-Pain Age Of Tyranny: The Tenth Crusade
Scarve The Undercurrent
Susperia Cut from Stone
3 All Out War Assassins In The House Of God
The Chariot The Fiancée
Chevelle Vena Sera
Omnium Gatherum Stuck Here on Snakes Way
Shadows Fall Threads of Life
Static-X Cannibal
Virgin Black Requiem - Mezzo Forte
Vital Remains Icons of Evil
5 Monstrosity Spiritual Apocalypse
10 Andromeda Playing Off The Board (DVD)
From Autumn to Ashes Holding a Wolf by the Ears
Hellyeah Hellyeah
13 Dublin Death Patrol DDP 4 Life
16 Annihilator Metal
Mayhem Ordo Ad Chao
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Pain Psalms of Extinction
Shining Halmstad
W.A.S.P. Dominator
17 Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Six Feet Under Commandment
20 Ensiferum Victory Songs
Freedom Call Dimensions
Vomitory Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize
23 After Forever After Forever
Root Daemon Viam Invenient
24 At War With Self Acts Of God
Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli
Deliverance As Above - So Below
Mammatus The Coast Explodes
Marduk ROM 5:12
Sanctity Road to Bloodshed
26 Angel Corpse Of Lucifer and Lightning
27 Inveracity Extermination of Millions
Vintersorg Solens rötter
30 Detonation Emission Phase

May[edit]

Day Artist Album
7 Twilightning Swinelords
8 Becoming the Archetype The Physics of Fire
Immolation Shadows In The Light
Lord Belial Revelation: The 7th Seal
Neurosis Given to the Rising
With Passion What We See When We Shut Our Eyes
Woe of Tyrants Behold the Lion
12 Trouble Simple Mind Condition
14 Hatesphere Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes
15 Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Megadeth United Abominations
Secret Chiefs 3 Path of Most Resistance
16 Nocturnal Rites The 8th Sin
18 Planet X Quantum
U.D.O. Mastercutor
21 8 Foot Sativa Poison of Ages
Cannibal Corpse Vile
22 Daysend The Warning
Ozzy Osbourne Black Rain
Sonic Syndicate Only Inhuman
23 Sigh Hangman's Hymn
25 Altaria Divine Invitation
Caliban The Awakening
Månegarm Vargstenen
Sonata Arctica Unia
Visions of Atlantis Trinity
28 3 Inches of Blood Fire Up the Blades
Akercocke Antichrist
Turisas The Varangian Way
29 Cephalic Carnage Xenosapien
30 Ari Koivunen Fuel For The Fire
Sturm Und Drang Learning to Rock
31 Buckethead Acoustic Shards

June[edit]

Day Artist Album
4 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Iced Earth Overture of the Wicked
Man Must Die The Human Condition
5 Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Graveworm Collateral Defect
Ion Dissonance Minus the Herd
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me
Tesla Real To Reel
11 Municipal Waste The Art of Partying
12 A Perfect Murder War of Aggression
Anterior This Age of Silence
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
16 DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
17 Abigor Fractal Possession
19 August Burns Red Messengers
22 Candlemass King of the Grey Islands
23 Airbourne Runnin' Wild
25 Entombed Serpent Saints
Architects Ruin
26 King Diamond Give Me Your Soul...Please
Korpiklaani Tervaskanto
Symphony X Paradise Lost
29 At Vance VII

July[edit]

Day Artist Album
2 Behemoth The Apostasy
10 Darkest Hour Deliver Us
12 Carnifex Dead in My Arms
17 Eyefear A World Full of Grey
Malevolent Creation Doomsday X
Nile Ithyphallic
18 Blood Stain Child Mozaiq
24 Evergreen Terrace Wolfbiker
The Red Chord Prey for Eyes
27 Korn Untitled
31 Five Finger Death Punch The Way of the Fist
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement

August[edit]

Day Artist Album
3 Gorefest Rise to Ruin
7 Reverend Bizarre III: So Long Suckers
The Absence Riders of the Plague
Drowning Pool Full Circle
Still Remains The Serpent
Throwdown Venom & Tears
8 Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre monde
9 Agathocles Senseless Trip
15 Amoral Reptile Ride
20 The Agonist Once Only Imagined
Malefice Entities
21 Arsonists Get All The Girls The Game of Life
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
Blue Cheer What Doesn't Kill You...
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
I Declare War Amidst the Bloodshed
Through the Eyes of the Dead Malice
22 Andre Matos Time to Be Free
Dimension Zero He Who Shall Not Bleed
Epica The Divine Conspiracy
Rob Rock Garden of Chaos
25 Benediction Killing Music
Divine Heresy Bleed The Fifth
27 Evile Enter the Grave
28 Obituary Xecutioner's Return
Scorpions Humanity: Hour I
The Kingslayer Saga The Cold of Crimson Dragons
The Battle Saga The Sword of the Crimson Dawn
29 Amorphis Silent Waters
31 Agent Steel Alienigma
Drudkh Estrangement

September[edit]

Day Artist Album
3 Alchemist Tripsis
Vanishing Point The Fourth Season
4 Aeon Rise to Dominate
Baroness The Red Album
Every Time I Die The Big Dirty
Zonaria Infamy and the Breed
5 Ajattara Kalmanto
Disavowed Stagnated Existence
10 High on Fire Death Is This Communion
11 Iced Earth Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked Part 1
14 Apocalyptica Worlds Collide
Elvenking The Scythe
HIM Venus Doom
18 The Arms of Perdition Halloween of Tales
A Life Once Lost Iron Gag
Between the Buried and Me Colors
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Brown Brigade Into the Mouth of Badd(d)ness
Handguns The Sons of Thunder
Himsa Summon in Thunder
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
War From a Harlots Mouth Transmetropolitan
24 Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant
Darkthrone F.O.A.D.
Down Down III: Over the Under
25 Carl Johan Grimmark Grimmark
Dethklok The Dethalbum
The Bled Silent Treatment
26 Akira Takasaki Black Brown
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
28 Sodom The Final Sign of Evil

October[edit]

Day Artist Album
1 Axel Rudi Pell Diamonds Unlocked
Sybreed Antares
2 Animosity Animal
Skeletonwitch Beyond The Permafrost
6 Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid
Parkway Drive Horizons
9 Astral Doors New Revelation
Megadeth Warchest
Overkill Immortalis
15 Ava Inferi The Silhouette
Taint Secrets & Lies
16 Born of Osiris The New Reign
Demiricous Two (Poverty)
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza II: Electric Boogaloo
19 Soilwork Sworn to a Great Divide
23 Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A
HammerFall Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory
Helloween Gambling with the Devil
Oh, Sleeper When I Am God
29 Anaal Nathrakh Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Here
30 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Bloodsimple Red Harvest
Buckethead Cyborg Slunks
Buckethead Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot
Melechesh Emissaries
The Autumn Offering Fear Will Cast No Shadow
31 Signal To Invade Exordium

November[edit]

Day Artist Album
5 The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
Novembre The Blue
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
6 Agnostic Front Warriors
Demon Hunter Storm the Gates of Hell
11 Kill The Noise The War Is On
16 Axxis Doom Of Destiny
Gamma Ray Land of the Free II
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
19 Tarja Turunen My Winter Storm
20 Sebastian Bach Angel Down
Vesania Distractive Killusions
21 The Ocean Precambrian
26 Never Ending War Goddess Of Windows
27 From The Shallows Beyond the Unknown
30 Siberia Path Of Destined

December[edit]

Day Artist Album
7 Blood of Kingu De Occulta Philosophia

References[edit]

Preceded by
2006
Heavy Metal Timeline
2007
Succeeded by
2008