As January nears it’s end, this list comes to a conclusion. After noting all these upcoming releases, it’s certainly posed to be a great year for music. A number of announcements and rumors have been made in 2016 and well before that too. 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’ve been bringing them out 10 at a time in no particular order… Now we have the final 14. So, without further adieu, these are the most anticipated releases of 2016.


* Not all of these bands are guaranteed a 2016 release


Despised Icon?

Latest News – Despised Icon Is Back!

Links: Facebook // Official Website // iTunes



Latest News – Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Talks New Music

Links: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes



Latest News – ERRA – Vocalist Ian Eubanks Will Be Leaving / New Music In The Works

Links: Facebook // Twitter // Merch



Latest News – DevilDriver Announce New Guitarist

Links: Facebook // Official Website // iTunes


Rings of Saturn?

Latest News – Rings Of Saturn & Interloper “Souls Of This Mortality” Single

Links: Facebook // Bandcamp // Merch // iTunes


Decrepit Birth

Latest News – Decrepit Birth Nearly Ready To Hit The Studio

Links: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes


This or the Apocalypse?

Latest News – New Music Reportedly In The Works / “Damaged Good” Lyric Video

Links: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes


Ne Obliviscaris?

Latest News – Currently On First North American Tour!

Links: Facebook // Bandcamp // iTunes



Latest News – New Music Reportedly In The Works

Links: Facebook // Official Website



Latest News – Aegaeon “The Integral Path” Single

Links: Facebook // Twitter // iTunes



Latest News – New Album “Psychosadistic Design” Out Spring 2016

Links: Facebook // Bandcamp


Earth and Pillars

Latest News – New Music In The Works

Links: Facebook // Merch



Latest News – New Album Due Out In 2016

Links: Facebook // Official Website


Galactic Empire

Latest News – Star Wars Metal Band – Chewie The Intern

Links: Facebook // iTunes