Will Metallica and Tool finally drop new albums in 2016? That's the big question for metalheads looking ahead to yet another year of mosh pits and whiplash. But even if those high-volume riff dealers once again don't deliver, there is still plenty of heavy music to get excited about. Here are the 25 records we most want to hear come stomping out of rock's darkest corner.
While Tool continue to drag out the suspense surrounding the long-overdue follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days – and to prank the exasperated fans awaiting it – the band's ever-prolific singer Maynard James Keenan has another record in the pipeline from his electro-rock project Puscifer.