2005 in heavy metal music

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2005.

Newly formed bands[edit]

Reformed bands[edit]

Disbanded bands[edit]



Day Artist Album
10 Kreator Enemy of God
24 Dark Tranquillity Character
Sturmgeist Meister Mephisto
31 Runemagick Envenom


Day Artist Album
1 High on Fire Blessed Black Wings
Mötley Crüe Red, White & Crüe (Compilation)
WarCry (band) ¿Dónde Está La Luz?
5 Immolation Harnessing Ruin
7 Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
Scar Symmetry Symmetric in Design
17 Lordi The Monster Show
28 Soilwork Stabbing the Drama


Day Artist Album
1 Judas Priest Angel of Retribution
4 HammerFall Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
7 Winter Solstice The Fall of Rome
8 Black Label Society Mafia
Into the Moat The Design
15 Kamelot The Black Halo
Origin Echoes of Decimation
Sabaton Primo Victoria
Trivium Ascendancy
16 Mournful Congregation The Monad of Creation
21 Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
22 Overkill ReliXIV
Strapping Young Lad Alien
29 Mourning Beloveth A Murderous Circus


Day Artist Album
12 Cog The New Normal
Mudvayne Lost and Found
17 Aborted The Archaic Abattoir
25 Metalium Demons of Insanity – Chapter Five
Napalm Death The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code


Day Artist Album
2 Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) (EP)
3 Candlemass Candlemass
Jacobs Dream Drama of the Ages
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
16 Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
17 Def Leppard Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
The Red Chord Clients
System of a Down Mezmerize
20 Crashdïet Rest in Sleaze
23 Bruce Dickinson Tyranny of Souls
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Queenadreena The Butcher and the Butterfly
30 Life of Agony Broken Valley
31 Sentenced The Funeral Album


Day Artist Album
7 Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Dream Theater Octavarium
14 As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
Static-X Start a War
19 Winds of Plague A Cold Day in Hell
21 Clutch Robot Hive/Exodus
27 Hate Eternal I, Monarch
28 DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Throwdown (band) Vendetta


Day Artist Album
4 Alice Cooper Dirty Diamonds
12 The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
Obituary Frozen in Time
26 Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Yngwie Malmsteen Unleash the Fury
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor


Day Artist Album
3 Protest the Hero Kezia (album)
4 Black Label Society Kings of Damnation 98–04
9 Chimaira Chimaira
16 Stryper Reborn
22 Destruction Inventor of Evil
Fear Factory Transgression
24 Sonata Arctica The End of This Chapter (Compilation)
29 Opeth Ghost Reveries
30 Gorefest La Muerte


Day Artist Album
5 Beseech Sunless Days
Hypocrisy Virus
Stratovarius Stratovarius
8 After Forever Remagine
12 Hortus Animae The Blow Of Furious Winds
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
14 Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
20 Bon Jovi Have a Nice Day
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
God Forbid IV: Constitution of Treason
27 Gojira From Mars to Sirius


Day Artist Album
3 Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
4 Deftones B-Sides & Rarities
Exodus Shovel Headed Kill Machine
Soulfly Dark Ages
10 Akercocke Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
Roadrunner United Roadrunner United
11 Early Man Closing In
18 Cryptopsy Once Was Not
Priestess Hello Master
Solefald An Icelandic Odyssey
24 Stream of Passion Embrace the Storm
25 Through the Eyes of the Dead Bloodlust
28 Rammstein Rosenrot
31 Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy


Day Artist Album
1 Deep Purple Rapture of the Deep
7 Power Quest Magic Never Dies
11 Devourment Butcher the Weak
Dimmu Borgir Stormblåst MMV
14 Bolt Thrower Those Once Loyal
22 System of a Down Hypnotize
29 Visions of Atlantis Cast Away


Day Artist Album
6 Job for a Cowboy Doom (EP)
Korn See You on the Other Side

Unknown release date[edit]

Artist Album
Divinity Destroyed Eden in Ashes
The Plague
Forever Slave Alice's Inferno
Freak Kitchen Organic
Gizmachi The Imbuing
Handguns Stand Your Ground
Massacration Gates of Metal Fried Chicken of Death
Slechtvalk At the Dawn of War




  1. ^ "VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: 'Delta' Track Listing Revealed - Dec. 24, 2010". December 24, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
Preceded by
Heavy Metal Timeline
Succeeded by