Guitar World's 2012 New Music Preview

Lamb of God, Resolution
Release Date: January 24
Lamb of God's seventh studio album is perhaps their most eagerly anticipatedrecord to date. The Grammy-nominated metal band look to pull out all the stops on Resolution, including a full orchestra and opera singer on the album's closer, "King Me."

Van Halen, A Different Kind of Truth
Release Date: February 7
Van Halen just unleashed the first single, "Tattoo," from A Different Kind of Truth, and the world is abuzz once more about Eddie, David and Co. The band's first album with David Lee Roth in nearly three decades, expectations are unbelievably high for the new Van Halen record. Then again, if anyone can meet them, it's the guy who single-handedly revolutionized the electric guitar.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.