There's plenty of metal and hard rock set to hit store shelves this April, which looks like it could be this year's most extreme month yet.

Early next month, Asking Alexandria scream their way into our hearts with 'Reckless and Relentless,' while Varg Vikernes pumps out a new full-length slab of Burzum's patented blackness entitled 'Fallen.'

Metal Blade offers three new releases on April 12th, including Between the Buried and Me's first EP for the label, a new Bison BC sludge-fest, and a Pentagram album.

Other highlights include Winds of Plague's 'Against the World,' which hits stores in the third week of April, as well as a new release from extreme metallers Krallice.

April 5, 2011

Asking Alexandria - Reckless and Relentless (Sumerian)

Blood Freak - Mindscraper (Willowtip)

Burzum - Fallen (Candlelight)

Kampfar - Mare (Napalm)

Kingdom Come - Rendered Waters (SPV)

Madam Adam - Madam Adam (Roadrunner)

Vicious Rumors - Razorback Killer (SPV)

Vintersorg - Jordpuls (Napalm)

April 12, 2011

Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP (Metal Blade)

Bison BC - Dark Ages (Metal Blade)

Indian - Guiltless (Relapse)

Last Chance to Reason - Level 2 (Prosthetic)

Pentagram - Last Rites (Metal Blade)

Red Fang - Murder The Mountains (Relapse)

Too Late The Hero - Statement Of Purpose (Rethink/The End)

April 19, 2011

Cruachan - Blood On The Black Robe (Candlelight)

Graveyard - Hisingen Blues (Nuclear Blast)

Septicflesh - The Great Mass (Season Of Mist)

Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth (Nuclear Blast)

Winds Of Plague - Against The World (Century Media)

April 26, 2011

Boris - Attention Please (Sargent House)

Boris - Heavy Rocks (Sargent House)

Feral - Dragged Through The Altar (Ibex Moon)

Krallice - Diotima (Profound Lore)