We’re only a little over a week into 2016 and it’s already posed to be a great year for music. A number of announcements and rumors have been made over the past 7+ days and well before that. Using our research combined with feedback from the great followers of The Circle Pit, we’ve compiled a list of 60+ bands that you should be looking out for this year. We’ll be bringing them out 10 at a time in no particular order. So, without further adieu, these are the most anticipated releases of 2016.


* Not all of these bands are guaranteed a 2016 release


The Faceless

Latest News – The Faceless Are Coming Back!

Links: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes

Animals As Leaders?

Latest News – Confirmed to be working on new music.

Links: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes

The Ocean Collective

Latest News – The Ocean Have A New Member

Links: Facebook // Official Website // Merch


Latest News – Obscura “Akroasis” Music Video

Links: Facebook // Official Website // Bandcamp

Dream Theater

Latest News – “The Astonishing” Album Unveiled / “The Gift of Music” Single

Links: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes


Latest News – Revocation Recording New Album

It begins…

Posted by Revocation on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Links: Facebook // Merch // iTunes

Circle Of Contempt

Latest News – New Circle Of Contempt Teaser!

Vocal tracking & a snippet of NEW SONG! #itsgettingcloser

Posted by CIRCLE OF CONTEMPT on Sunday, December 20, 2015

Links: Facebook // Bandcamp // iTunes

Rotting Christ

Latest News – Rotting Christ Unveil New Album / Premiere Song

Links: Facebook // Official Website // Merch

Black Crown Initiate

Latest News – 2016 Album Confirmed

Rehearsing the new material. (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Posted by Black Crown Initiate on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Links: Facebook // Bandcamp // Merch


Latest News – Zao Release First Song In 6 Years

Links: Facebook // Merch // Bandcamp