Are we back here already? It's the beginning of the year, and time to list the releases we can look forward to in 2015.
As always, this is not strictly symphonic metal and I will include some related bands that might be of interest. These will be marked with a (+) symbol.
Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror - 30th January 2015
Damnation Angels - The Valiant Fire - 20th February 2015
Draconian (+) - Sovran - 30th October 2015
The Gentle Storm (Anneke Van Giersbergen + Arjen Anthony Lucassen) - The Diary - 26th March 2015
Kamelot - Haven - 4th May 2015
Leaves' Eyes - King of Kings - September 4th 2015
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus - June 19th 2015
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful - 27th March 2015
Sirenia - The Seventh Life Path - 8th May 2015
Symphony X - Underworld - 24th July 2015
Tarja - Luna Park Ride (Live album/DVD) - 29th May 2015
Whyzdom - Symphony for a Hopeless God - 17th February 2015
Wintersun (+) - Time II - Will begin crowdfunding for studio this year
Xandria - Fire and Ashes EP - 31st July 2015
Arcturus - Unknown Title, Battle Beast (+) - Unholy Savior, Eihwaz - BraveHeart, Feridea (with Katra) - Into A Dawn EP, Kerion - Cloud Riders Part II: Techno Wars, Kull - Unknown Title, Halestorm (+) - Into The Wild Life, Mechina - Arcturon, Proscenium - debut EP
There are many of the bigger bands who have hinted they will have an album out this year, or perhaps have been sharing their recording process, but have not yet confirmed the dates or titles. These will be added to the main list as details become available.
Diablo Swing Orchestra
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