Somewhat realistically expecting before the year is out:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Rumor from a family member that heard via Cat's Cradle that a new album is in the making. This is subsequent to similar rumors from last year.
Fell Voices - Announced back in December they're working on a new LP, which will have enormous expectations after their incredible 2010 release.
Sale Freux - Just have a feeling about this one; after Subterraneus and La Mélancolie des Pennes this band is on a roll.
Arcade Fire - Internet buzz for now, but apparently something was said about it by the band specifically in a now removed Youtube video.
Loss - Announced on FB a few days ago that two splits are in the making.
Caspian - Announced on FB that recording is finished, but they haven't set a release date.
Two of the most impressive releases of the year so far that I haven't seen mentioned include Aptorian Demon's Libertus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T8ULWtndTk
), and the Enth/Amarok split (http://orcawolfrecords.bandcamp.com/...marok-split-lp
The last I heard regarding Triptykon was that Tom has enough material written for two new albums, as well as the names for those albums, just not the resources to record.
My "need to listen to list" prioritizes:
Vesperian Sorrow - Stormwinds of Ages
Dark End - Grand Guignol - Book I
Process of Guilt - FĆMIN
Hellvetron - Death Scroll of Seven Hells and It's Infernal Majesties
Black Shape of Nexus - Negative Black
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Képzelt Város - Hélium
Mgła - With Hearts Toward None
Nattfog - Mustan Auringon Riitti
Dřdsengel - Imperator
Lunar Aorora - Hoagascht
Sear Bliss - Eternal Recurrence
Mondstille - Seelenwund
Licht Erlischt... - ...and Below, the Retrograde Disciples
Seelenfrost - Nostalgia: Zwischen Zukunft und Vergangenheit
Aquilus - Griseus
Embrional - Absolutely Anti-Human Behaviors
Dolentia - Sob a Égide das Sombras
Gallows Throne - Scourge of Bedlam
Secrets of the Moon - Seven Bells
I'm expecting good things from quite a few of these.