I think now Sweden is the major producer of metal bands (except maybe in thrash). Just between 2013 and now we have new releases or debuts by Avatarium, Hammerfall, Astral Doors, Wolf, The Order Of Israfel, The Dagger, Grand Magus, Falconer, Sabaton, Opeth, UK bands are not far behind with Savage Messiah, Battleaxe, Monument, Alestorm also having releases. And as for classic bands Nazareth, Judas Priest, Overkill, Accept, Exodus, Grave Digger, Cannibal Corpse, Skid Row, Stryper, Helstar, Tesla, Loudness, Helix all have something out this year too. I don't see neither metal as a genre, nor the CD died yet (not to mention many of these releases also being out as vinyls). The old school lives!