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Northern Haze SINNAKTUQ (EDITION)

Legendary Inuit rock band Northern Haze are digitally releasing their 2012 collection for the first time this month, but you can stream it now.

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Higher Power Soul Structure

Leeds hardcore outfit Higher Power stream their upcoming debut album 'Soul Structure'. Break a neck for the guys!

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Ball Ball

Check out Swedish psych hard-rock trio Ball and their upcoming self-titled debut album. The band claims it's playing Hard Rock from hell, so if you've ever been interested in that...

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Earth Electric Vol.1 Solar

Warm up your neck and stream the new album 'Vol.1 Solar' by metal outfit Earth Electric in full.

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Rosen Bridge Dreamcatcher

Stream Welsh metalcore five-piece Rosen Bridge's upcoming new EP 'Dreamcatcher' right now in full. It's self-released so go ahead and support the band!

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Succumb Succumb

San Francisco death metal upstarts Succumb are streaming their forthcoming self-titled album. Get your beating now.

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Extremity Extremely Fucking Dead

Oh my...this debut album 'Extremely Fucking Dead' by Oakland death metal supergroup Extremity is exactly what you would expect.

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Fuoco Fatuo Backwater

Italian funeral doom outfit Fuoco Fatuo offer their upcoming new album 'Backwater' for you to stream in full. Click here if you can handle metal abstraction.

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Prisoner Beyond The Infinite

With extreme noise comes extreme terror. Stream the industrial infused and synth supported hardcore LP 'Beyond The Infinite' by Prisoner in full and get pummeled.

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Morast Ancestral Void

Please get your regular pummeling this time from young German black death doom metal outfit Morast and their acclaimed and upcoming new album 'Ancestral Void'.

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Warbringer Woe To The Vanquished

Los Angeles-based thrash metal outfit Warbringer offer their upcoming new album 'Woe To The Vanquished' for you to stream in full.

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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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Bask Ramble Beyond

Asheville, NC metal outfit Bask offer their new album 'Ramble Beyond' for you to stream 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.

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!