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LATEST Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album streams

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Steel Panther Lower The Bar

Listen to glam rock outfit Steel Panther's new studio album 'Lower The Bar' now in full.

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Telekinetic Yeti Abominable

Head over to Metal Sucks and stream the great upcoming album 'Abominable' by psych stoner doom outfit Telekinetic Yeti.

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Condemned His Divine Shadow

In case you need a decent beating please join us in streaming the upcoming album 'His Divine Shadow' by San Diego brutal death-metal outfit Condemned.

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Witherfall Nocturnes and Requiems

Some well known musicians make up Los Angeles based metal outift Witherfall. This is their debut LP "Nocturnes and Requiems" streaming in full.

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Iron Reagan Crossover Ministry

It's been some days since the release of Iron Reagan's new album "Crossover Ministry" but that doesn't mean one can't fetch some beating later, right?

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Skeletonwitch Apothic Gloom

With new singer Adam Clemens of Wolvhammer metal outfit Skeletonwitch offer their new EP "Apothic Gloom".

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Cognizance Illusory

UK based Technical Death Metal outfit Cognizance are about to drop their "Illusory" album. Hear it now in full and get pummeled.

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Paul Gilbert I Can Destroy

Mr. Big and Racer X man Paul Gilbert has a new solo album ready called "I Can Destroy" and you can listen to it now in full.

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Cyborg Octopus Learning To Breathe

Here's some very fine prog metal for your sophisticated metal needs via Cyborg Octopus' upcoming LP "Learning To Breathe".

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Sylvaine Wistful

San Diego-born and Oslo (Norway) raised metal siren Sylvaine offers her new album "Wistful" for you to revel in melancholia to.

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Eternal Khan Lost in the Night of Ages

Oh boy, this stuff is so inappropriate when it's sunny outside. I wish it would rain. Give me thunder...and storm...and thunderstorm!!! UAHHHHHHGH!

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Kvelertak Nattesferd

Genre-bending heavy metal band Kvelertak have their third album "Nattesferd" ready and you can stream the super-groovy LP now ahead of release.

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Electric Citizen Higher Time

Cincinnati-based hard rock outfit Electric Citizen offers its upcoming new Black Keys engineer Collin Dupuis produced record "Higher Time". Stream it after the jump.

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Black Absinthe Early Signs Of Denial

Toronto based heavy metal outfit Black Absinthe offer their debut album "Early Signs Of Denial" for you to stream in full.

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Gorguts Pleiades' Dust

Stream Gorguts' upcoming new 1-track EP "Pleiades' Dust" in full ahead of release and scare your neighbours away (if they haven't already left anyway).

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Germ Escape

Listen to Australia’s Tim Yatras visiting the dentist. Or maybe it's his new terriffic black metal effort "Escape" released under his moniker Germ.

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Kurtz Made of Waves

Brothers Ralph and Frederick Fuller aka Kurtz have a new album for you to bang your head to. It's called "Made of Waves" and it's preeeeetty great.

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Greaver The Faun

Listen to some utterly intense post-hardcore from North Carolina's Greaver and their new album "The Faun".

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Diamond Head Diamond Head

Metal veterans Diamond Head are streaming their new self-titled album ahead of release. Bang you head after the jump.

Listen to heavy metal albums online

From Black Sabbath to Iron Maiden, from Linkin Park to Korn, from Blind Guardian to Judas Priest, Airbourne or whatever band of guitar workers you have fallen for: This is your place to be. On albumstreams.com we collect free heavy metal and hard rock album streams of records that are not officially available yet but that are officially streaming ahead of release.

So if it's a free album stream of Dream Theater you are looking for, search no more. But if you are not much into progressive metal but more the Panda type of person addicted to doom or death metal, why not stream Abbath's new solo album?

What is the difference between heavy metal and hard rock?

Well, of course there are a lot of hybrids between hard rock and heavy metal in general. But lyrically spoken some say that heavy metal is usually about dark stuff and world domination while hard rock is typically more phallic and turns to sex. Others say that anything before 1978 with distorted guitars can be called hard rock. Of course, this is a bit easy. We'd say hard rock usually has a more bluesy undertone and follows strict rules of a driving rhythm which is combined with more simplistic riffs that are repeated quite often. It feels tight. Having been developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s heavy metal in turn usually has this wall of sound going on, where guitar play relies heavily on epic riffs, fancy solo work and creates this thick and massive sound.

There are tons of heavy metal sub-genres. And in case you really want to learn about the different styles and genres of heavy metal and gain an in-depth knowledge on the topic, we totally recommend the Map of Metal.

Free heavy metal and hard rock albums

So, in case you are ready now to break a neck or two, to bang your head and get lost in some heavy riffing we welcome you to listen to the free heavy metal and hard rock album streams we have collected for you. If you find any other albums or want to promote your own, just drop us a note let us know!