It's safe to say that the year of 2014 in music will officially begin taking shape next month. After a few light months of new releases, there will be plenty for hard rock and metal fans to digest once the month of April hits, and we want to know which new release is the one you most want to pick up.

You'd be a fool not to hit the record store or digital provider on April 1 as it's the biggest release week of the month. Some of the options include such rock radio favorites as Chevelle ('La Gargola'), Lacuna Coil ('Broken Crown Halo') and The Used ('Imaginary Enemy'). There's also new records from Chiodos ('Devil'), Steel Panther ('All You Can Eat') and the Ronnie James Dio tribute album 'This Is Your Life.' Austrian Death Machine unleash 'Triple Brutal,' Hellion offer 'To Hellion and Back,' Lesser Key drop their self-titled album, Sonata Arctica serve up 'Pariah's Child' and there's also the fun new covers compilation 'Punk Goes '90s, Vol. 2.'

On April 8, Black Label Society return with 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' James Durbin offers 'Celebrate,' John Frusciante delivers his latest solo album 'Enclosure' and For the Fallen Dreams rock 'Heavy Hearts.' The following week (April 15), Sevendust's acoustic 'Time Travelers & Bonfires,' Kyng's 'Burn the Serum,' Emmure's 'Eternal Enemies,' Breathe Carolina's 'Savages,' and Triptykon's 'Melana Chasmata' join the new self-titled album from Taylor Hawkins' new band, The Birds of Satan on the schedule.

The April 22 release schedule features Sebastian Bach's 'Give 'Em Hell,' Winger's return with 'Better Days Comin'' and Krokus' 'Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House of Rust.' And rounding out the month on April 29, music fans can look for new albums from Saliva ('Rise Up'), Miss May I ('Rise of the Lion'), Whitechapel ('Our Endless War'), Framing Hanley ('The Sum of Who We Are'), Edguy ('Space Police: Defenders of the Crown') and Autopsy ('Tourniquets, Hacksaws & Graves').

That's a lot of great music packed into five straight Tuesdays. But which new effort do you most want to pick up? Vote for the most anticipated release of April 2014 in the Readers Poll below and look for the winner featured in a post during the month of April on Noisecreep.