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
- Emperor (for a few shows)
- Rage Against the Machine
- Spinal Tap
- X Japan
- Sacred Reich
- A Perfect Murder
- The Devin Townsend Band
- I Killed the Prom Queen
- Reverend Bizarre
- Strapping Young Lad
- Send More Paramedics
- Pungent Stench
- With Passion
- Quiet Riot (reformed in 2010)
- Nodes of Ranvier
- Wayne Knupp, original vocalist for Devourment died on September 15.
- Pat Mason of Arsonists Get All The Girls passes away on the morning of November 30, his 21st birthday.
- Extreme reunite for the third time, announcing plans for a world tour next year, as well as a new studio album, which will be their first since 1995's Waiting for the Punchline.
- Led Zeppelin get back together one more time for one concert in London.
- In Sorte Diaboli (Dimmu Borgir) becomes the first extreme metal album ever to hit the No. 1 in a Record chart, achieving that position in Norway.
- Andreas Sydow leaves Darkane, being replaced by Jens Broman.
- Witold Kiełtyka, drummer for Decapitated, is killed in a car crash in October.
- Vocalist, Damo and manager, Andy of The Red Shore, died in December.
- Anette Olzon joins Nightwish as their new lead vocalist.
- Peter Lindgren leaves Opeth.
- Jani Liimatainen is fired from Sonata Arctica.
- Jacob Bredahl leaves Hatesphere.
- Mark St. John, guitarist of KISS in 1984, dies in April.
- The song Final Six from Slayer won in the Best Metal Performance category at the 50th Grammy Awards.
- Meiju Enho leaves Ensiferum.
- Paul Raven, bassist for Ministry and former Killing Joke bassist, dies in October.
- Kevin DuBrow, lead singer for Quiet Riot, dies in November.
- Matt Barlow returns as lead singer of Iced Earth.
- Ramallah disbands.
- Matte Modin is fired from Dark Funeral, for disrupting their live performance schedule through deceit, according to the band. He is replaced by Nils Fjällström of Aeon, who is given the stage name "Dominator".
- Gaahl and King ov Hell part ways from Gorgoroth founding member Infernus with the intention of using the band's name and assets themselves, igniting the Gorgoroth name dispute.
All releases are studio albums unless otherwise noted.
|10||Moonsorrow||Viides Luku - Hävitetty|
|12||Grave Digger||Liberty Or Death|
|15||Al Atkins||Demon Deceiver|
|16||Age of Nemesis||Terra Incognita|
|Pain of Salvation||Scarsick|
|23||Fear My Thoughts||Vulcanus|
|26||Metalium||Nothing to Undo – Chapter Six|
|3||Arghoslent||Hornets of the Pogrom|
|Saxon||The Inner Sanctum|
|6||Alabama Thunderpussy||Open Fire|
|Dying Fetus||War of Attrition|
|Megadeth||That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires (CD/DVD) (released on CD September 4, 2007)|
|9||Within Temptation||The Heart of Everything|
|12||Nightrage||A New Disease Is Born|
|Type O Negative||Dead Again|
|19||Morgana Lefay||Aberrations of the Mind|
|Haste the Day||Pressure the Hinges|
|In This Moment||Beautiful Tragedy|
|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|
|10||Darkest Hour||Deliver Us|
|12||Carnifex||Dead in My Arms|
|17||Eyefear||A World Full of Grey|
|Malevolent Creation||Doomsday X|
|18||Blood Stain Child||Mozaiq|
|The Red Chord||Prey for Eyes|
|31||DevilDriver||The Last Kind Words|
|Five Finger Death Punch||The Way of the Fist|
|Whitechapel||The Somatic Defilement|
|7||Blood of Kingu||De Occulta Philosophia|
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