2008 in heavy metal music
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This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2008.
- At the Gates (for a few shows)
- Carcass (for touring)
- Einherjer (for touring)
- Exhorder (for a few tours and some new material)
- Forbidden (for a few shows)
- Living Sacrifice
- Alabama Thunderpussy
- Beneath the Sky
- Celtic Frost
- Dead to Fall
- The Duskfall
- From Autumn To Ashes
- My Bitter End
- Sieges Even
- Still Remains
- The Red Death
- The Agony Scene
- Remove the Veil
- Twiggy Ramirez rejoins Marilyn Manson in early January.
- Mikael Åkerfeldt rejoins Bloodbath in late January.
- Ola Frenning leaves Soilwork in February.
- Chris Broderick joins Megadeth in February.
- Timo Tolkki leaves Stratovarius after some internal troubles in March.
- Thomas Gabriel Fischer leaves Celtic Frost in April.
- Singer Lisa Middelhauve leaves Xandria in April.
- On May 11, original Rush drummer John Rutsey died in his sleep from an apparent heart attack.
- Blasphemer leaves Mayhem in May.
- Mike Kimball leaves Dying Fetus in May.
- On July 27, former White Spirit and Tank drummer Graeme Crallan died after a fall in a London street.
- Wes Borland joins Marilyn Manson's lineup in mid-August.
- D.R.I. guitarist Spike Cassidy makes a full recovery from cancer.
- Snot reforms with ex-Divine Heresy vocalist Tommy Vext.
- Michael Nicklasson leaves Dark Tranquillity in August.
- Jeff Singer leaves Paradise Lost in August.
- Christian "Witchhunter" Dudek, ex-drummer of Sodom, dies of liver failure on September 7,.
- Christian Älvestam leaves Scar Symmetry in September.
- Peter Wichers rejoins Soilwork in September.
- Tormentor rejoins Gorgoroth in September, as does Pest in December.
- Denny Axelsson, vocalist of Blinded Colony, leaves the band.
- Former Marilyn Manson bassist Gidget Gein dies of a heroin overdose.
- Josh Freese plans to depart from Nine Inch Nails by the end of 2008.
- John Kempainen leaves The Black Dahlia Murder in December.
- Job For A Cowboy founding member and guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju leaves the band in late 2008.
- Al Glassman leaves Despised Icon to join Job For A Cowboy.
- Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth) reveals his homosexuality.
All releases are studio albums unless otherwise noted.
|4||Baptism||Grim Arts of Melancholy|
|Iron Maiden||Live After Death|
|5||Brain Drill||Apocalyptic Feasting|
|Salt the Wound||Carnal Repercussions|
|Warbringer||War Without End|
|Winds of Plague||Decimate the Weak|
|8||Behexen||My Soul for His Glory|
|19||Ascension of the Watchers||Numinosum|
|Dead to Fall||Are You Serious?|
|Genghis Tron||Board Up the House|
|Hate Eternal||Fury & Flames|
|Sculptured||Embodiment: Collapsing Under the Weight of God|
|Virgin Black||Requiem – Fortissimo|
|22||Exciter||Thrash Speed Burn|
|Steel Attack||Carpe DiEnd|
|Rage||Carved in Stone|
|Dark Suns||Grave Human Genuine|
|26||Death Angel||Killing Season|
|myGRAIN||Signs of Existence|
|Draconian||Turning Season Within|
|3||Satyricon||The Age of Nero|
|Turisas||A Finnish Summer With Turisas|
|10||The Red Shore||Unconsecrated|
|Dance Club Massacre||Circle of Death|
|Dir en Grey||Uroboros|
|The Faceless||Planetary Duality|
|Light This City||Stormchaser|
|Six Feet Under||Death Rituals|
|Pig Destroyer||Natasha (EP)|
|Elvenking||Two Tragedy Poets (...and a Caravan of Weird Figures)|
|Hortus Animae||Funeral Nation / 10 Years Of Hortus Animae|
|17||Cynic||Traced in Air|
|18||Mononc' Serge & Anonymus||Musique Barbare|
|Mudvayne||The New Game|
|24||Arch Enemy||Tyrants of the Rising Sun|
|25||Becoming the Archetype||Dichotomy|
- "Iron Maiden: Live After Death DVD details announced". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
- Doug Gibson (aka deathbringer). "Winds of Plague Announce New Album Title". Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
- Warbringer: New song posted online
- "Norther: New album details revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-12-19. Archived from the original on April 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
- "Eluveitie: New album details revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-12-23. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
- "Hellhammer: Demon Entrails details revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-01-08. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
- "Keyboardist Hugo Sheppard explains decision to leave To-Mera". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-12-07. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Fear Factory singer's Ascension of the Watchers: Debut album details revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-12-11. Archived from the original on April 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Genghis Tron: Another preview track posted online". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-12-08. Archived from the original on April 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Hate Eternal: New album details revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-12-04. Archived from the original on April 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Sculptured: New album details revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-11-05. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Exciter: Thrash Speed Burn pushed back to february". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-11-22. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Steel Attack: New album title announced". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-01-17. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Stormwarrior: New album details revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-01-12. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Rage: Carved in Stone release date announced". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-11-29. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Dark Fortress to release Eidolon in february". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-12-21. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Dark Suns To Release 'Grave Human Genuine' Next Month". blabbermouth.com. 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- "Dismember: New album artwork unveiled". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-01-28. Archived from the original on April 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
- "Textures: New album delayed". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-04-16. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "Cryptopsy: The Unspoken King track listing revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
- "Opeth, Watershed". opeth.com. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
- "Hortus Animae: 'Funeral Nation' Box Set Now Available". blabbermouth.com. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
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