With so many new metal and hard rock albums being released each week, it can be difficult to keep up. We’re making easier for you, keeping track of all the 2020 releases in one convenient location.

Check back often, because this list is updated on a regular basis. Dates are supplied by record labels and are subject to change.

Upcoming 2020 Hard Rock + Metal Releases:

April 3, 2020
Ad Infinitum - Chapter I: Monarchy (Napalm)
All Time Low - Wake Up, Sunshine (Fueled By Ramen)
August Burns Red - Guardians (Fearless)
Beggar - Compelled To Repeat (APF)
Dynazty - The Dark Delight (AFM)
Loviatar - Lightless (Prosthetic)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals (Rocket)
Red - Declaration (Self)
Testament - Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
tētēma - Necroscape (Ipecac)
Villagers Of Ioannina City - Age Of Aquarius Re-Release (Napalm)
Weed Demon - Crater Maker (Electric Valley)
Witches Of Doom - Funeral Radio (My Kingdom)

April 10, 2020
Ayreon - Electric Castle Live And Other Tales DVD/CD (Music Theories)
Azusa - Loop Of Yesterdays (Solid State)
Calligram - The Eye Is The First Circle (Prosthetic)
Eat The Day - The Demos (Self)
Gaytheist - How Long Have I Been On Fire? (Hex)
Joe Satriani - Shapeshifting (Legacy)
Kingsmen - Revenge, Forgiveness, Recovery (SharpTone)
Metal Church - From The Vault (Rat Pak)
Nightwish - Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast)
Sparta - Trust The River (Dine Alone)
The Strokes - The New Abnormal (Cult/RCA)
Wolfheart - Wolves Of Karelia (Napalm)

April 17, 2020
Aborted - La Grande Mascarade EP (Century Media)
Abysmal Dawn - Phylogenesis (Season Of Mist)
The Black Dahlia Murder - Verminous (Metal Blade)
The Ditch And The Delta - The Ditch And The Delta (Prosthetic)
Enter Shikari - Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible (So)
Jarboe - Illusory (Consouling Sounds)
Khemmis - Doomed Heavy Metal EP (Nuclear Blast)
Myrath - Live In Carthage DVD/CD (earMusic)
Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi (Nuclear Blast)

April 24, 2020
Acherontas - Psychic Death - The Shattering Of Perceptions (Agonia)
Axel Rudi Pell - Sign Of The Times (SPV/Steamhammer)
Cirith Ungol - Forever Black (Metal Blade)
Def Leppard - London To Vegas DVD/CD (Eagle Rock)
Elder - Omens (Armageddon Shop)
Heilung - Lifa: Heiling Live At Castlefest DVD (Season Of Mist)
Helfro - Helfro (Season Of Mist)
Katatonia - City Burials (Peaceville)
King Diamond - Abigail Re-Release (Metal Blade)
King Diamond - Fatal Portrait Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Lovebites - Electric Pentagram (Red River)
(O) - SkamHan (Napalm)
Trick Or Treat - The Legend Of The XII Saints (Scarlet)
Trivium - What The Dead Men Say (Roadrunner)
Ulcerate - Stare Into Death And Be Still (Debemur Morti)
The Used - Heartwork (Big Noise)
Warbringer - Weapons Of Tomorrow (Napalm)
Werewolves - The Dead Are Screaming (Prosthetic)

May 1, 2020
Aether Realm - Redneck Vikings From Hell (Napalm)
Havok - V (Century Media)
Vader - Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
Witchcraft - Black Metal (Nuclear Blast)

May 8, 2020
...and Oceans - Cosmic World Mother (Season Of Mist)
BlackLab - Abyss (New Heavy Sounds)
Brant Bjork - Brant Bjork (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Cryptex - Once Upon A Time (SPV/Steamhammer)
Fake Names - Fake Names (Epitaph)
Green Carnation - Leaves Of Yesteryear (Season Of Mist)
Hayley Williams - Petals For Armor (Atlantic)
Lamb Of God - Lamb Of God (Epic)
Naglfar - Cerecloth (Century Media)
Sojourner - Premonitions (Napalm)
Winterfylleth - The Reckoning Dawn (Candlelight/Spinefarm)

May 15, 2020
Asking Alexandria - Like A House On Fire (Sumerian)
Firewind - Firewind (AFM)
Horisont - Sudden Death (Century Media)
The Hunna - I'd Rather Die Than Let You In (300)
King Buzzo - Gift Of Sacrifice (Ipecac)
Paradise Lost - Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)
Pattern-Seeking Animals - Prehensile Tales (InsideOut)
Shrapnel - Palace For The Insane (Candlelight/Spinefarm)
Triptykon - Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) (Prowling Death/Century Media)
Tyrant - Hereafter (Shadow Kingdom)
Voodoo Gods - The Divinity Of Blood (Reaper)

May 22, 2020
Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant (InsideOut)
Die Kreatur - Panoptikum (Napalm)
Her Chariot Awaits - Her Chariot (Frontiers)
Plague Years - Circle Of Darkness (eOne)
Revenge - Strike.Smother.Dehumanize (Season Of Mist)

May 29, 2020
Bleed From Within - Fracture (Century Media)
Carach Angren - 'Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season Of Mist)
Grave Digger - Fields Of Blood (Napalm)
The Killers - Imploding The Magic (Island)
Mike LePond's Silent Assassins - Whore Of Babylon (Silver Lining)
Palaye Royale - The Bastards (Sumerian)
Rush - Permanent Waves Re-Release (Ume/Mercury/Anthem)
Sorcerer - Lamenting Of The Innocent (Metal Blade)
Static-X - Project Regeneration Volume 1 (Otsego)
Vandenberg - 2020 (Mascot)
Xibalba - Anos En Infierno (Southern Lord)

June 5, 2020
End - Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face (Closed Casket Activities)
Make Them Suffer - How To Survive A Funeral (Rise)
Powerwolf - Best Of The Blessed (Napalm)
The Rentals - Q36 (Self)
Wardruna - Kvitravn (Norse)

June 12, 2020
Aversions Crown - Hell Will Come For Us All (Nuclear Blast)
Behold The Arctopus - Hapeleptic Overtrove (Willowtip/P2)
Deep Purple - Whoosh! (earMusic)
Electric Mob - Discharge (Frontiers)
Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall - We Are The Night (Frontiers)
Shape Of Water - Great Illusions (Eclipse)

June 19, 2020
Atavist - III: Absolution (Candlelight)
Blues Pills - Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast)

June 26, 2020
Feuerschwanz - Das Elfte Gebot (Napalm)
Grey Daze - Amends (Loma Vista)

July 3, 2020
Bury Tomorrow - Cannibal (Music For Nations)

July 17, 2020
Dark Sarah - Grim (Napalm)

July 24, 2020
Neck Deep - All Distortions Are Intentional (Hopeless)

2020 Hard Rock + Metal Albums Already Released

January 3, 2020
Cardinal Sin - Lucified (Machine Man)
Horrid - As We Forget Our Past (Dunkelheit)
Humans Etcetera - A Normal Temporary Reaction to Life Events (Nefarious)
Perdition Hearse - Mala Fide (Nuclear War Now!)

January 10, 2020
Apocalyptica - Cell-O (Silver Lining)
Behemoth - I Loved You at Your Darkest Tour Edition (Metal Blade)
Body Stuff - Body Stuff 3 EP (The Chain)
Brothers of Metal - Emblas Saga (AFM)
Crowhurst + Gavin Bryars - Incoherent American Narrative (Prophecy)
Ether Coven - Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering (Century Media)
Haunt - Mind Freeze (Shadow Kingdom)
The Krueggers - Hysterical Cold Side and Dark Memories (Eclipse)
Lotus Thief - Oresteia (Prophecy)
Poppy - I Disagree (Sumerian Records)
Pressure Cracks - This Is Called Survival (War Against Records)
Rage - Wings of Rage (SPV/Steamhammer)
Unreqvited - Mosaic II (Prophecy)
Waldgefluster - Stimmen Im Wind 2020 (Nordvis)

January 17, 2020
Bonded - Rest in Violence (Century Media)
British Lion - The Burning (Explorer1)
Darktribe - Voici L'Homme (Scarlet)
Horned Almighty - To Fathom The Master's Grand Design (Scarlet)
Kaoteon - Kaoteon (Self)
Magnum - The Serpent Rings (SPV/Steamhammer)
Mark Morton - Ether EP (Rise/BMG)
Sons of Apollo - MMXX (InsideOut)
Steve Moore - Bliss (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Relapse)
Svarttjern - Shame Is Just a Word (Soulseller)
Victorius - Space Ninjas From Hell (Napalm)

January 24, 2020
Annihilator - Ballistic, Sadistic (Silver Lining)
Blasphemer - The Sixth Hour (Candlelight)
Blue Oyster Cult - Cult Classic Re-Release (Frontiers)
Blue Oyster Cult - Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 (Frontiers)
Breaking Benjamin - Aurora (Hollywood)
Brothers Of Metal - Emblas Saga (AFM)
Davey Suicide - Rock Ain't Dead (Out Of Line/InGrooves)
Dead Friends - High, Wasted Genes (Standby)
Defiled - Infinite Regress (Season Of Mist)
Dirty Shirley - Dirty Shirley (Frontiers)
Hazzerd - Delirium (M-Theory)
Jorn - Heavy Rock Radio II: Executing The Classics (Frontiers)
Kirk Windstein - Dream in Motion (eOne)
Konvent - Puritan Masochism (Napalm)
Marko Hietala - Pyre of the Black Heart (Nuclear Blast)
Midnight - Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade)
Mortiis - Spirit of Rebellion (Omnipresence)
Nero Di Marte - Immoto (Season of Mist)
Revolution Saints - Rise (Frontiers)
Surgical Strike - Part of a Sick World (Metalville)
Temperance - Viridian (Napalm)
Thy Catafalque - Naiv (Season Of Mist)

January 31, 2020
Amberian Dawn - Looking For You (Napalm)
Big Scenic Nowhere - Vision Beyond Horizon (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Clint Lowery - God Bless the Renegades (Rise)
Coffin Curse - Ceased to Be (Memento Mori)
Dark Matter - Nebula to Black Hole (My Kingdom)
Dead Kosmonaut - Gravitas (High Roller)
Deathwhite - Grave Image (Season Of Mist)
Don Dokken - Solitary (Deadline)
Gary Moore - Live From London (Mascot)
Heathen - The Evolution of Chaos Re-Release (Mascot)
Leeched - To Dull the Blades of Your Abuse (Prosthetic)
A Life Divided - Echoes (AFM)
Lordi - Killection (AFM)
Nechochwen/Panopticon - Split (Bindrune)
Obsidian Tongue - III (Bindrune)
Paul Di'Anno - Hell Over Waltrop - Live Germany (Metalville)
Savage Hands - The Truth in Your Eyes (Sharptone)
Serenity - The Last Knight (Napalm)
Theory of a Deadman - Say Nothing (Atlantic)

February 7, 2020
Avenged Sevenfold - Diamonds In The Rough Re-Release (Warner Brothers)
Delain - Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm)
Ewigkeit - Land Of Fog 20/20 ReVision (Death To Music)
God Dethroned - Illuminati (Metal Blade)
Godsticks - Inescapable (Kscope)
Green Day - Father Of All (Reprise)
Krosis - A Memoir Of Free Will (Unique Leader)
Loathe - I Let It In And It Took Everything (SharpTone)
Napalm Death - Logic Ravaged By Brute Force EP (Century Media)
Richie Kotzen - 50 For 50 (Headroom-Inc.)
Ritual King - Ritual King (Ripple)
Sepultura - Quadra (Nuclear Blast)
Stone Temple Pilots - Perdida (Rhino)
Svart Crown - Wolves Among The Ashes (Century Media)
Sylosis - Cycle of Suffering (Nuclear Blast)
Ye Banished Privateers - Hostis Humani Generis (Napalm)

February 14, 2020
Anvil - Legal at Last (AFM)
Archon Angel - Fallen (Frontiers)
Black Swan - Shake the World (Frontiers)
Blaze of Perdition - The Harrowing of Hearts (Metal Blade)
Brian Posehn - Grandpa Metal (Megaforce)
Brkn Love - Brkn Love (Spinefarm)
Diabulus In Musica - Euphoric Entropy (Napalm)
Godthrymm - Reflections (Profound Lore)
Great American Ghost - Power Through Terror (eOne)
Hallas - Conundrum (Napalm)
Hardline - Life Live DVD/CD (Frontiers)
Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1 (BMG)
Ihsahn - Telemark EP (Candlelight)
Jason Kui - Naka (Prosthetic)
Kreator - London Apocalypticon: Live at the Roundhouse (Nuclear Blast)
Kvelertak - Splid (Rise)
Necrowretch - The Ones From Hell (Season Of Mist)
Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void (InsideOut)
Pyogenesis - A Silent Soul Screams Loud (AFM)
Serious Black - Suite 226 (AFM)
Seven Spires - Emerald Seas (Frontiers)
Shark Island - Bloodline (Self)
Starbenders - Love Potions (Sumerian)
Suicide Silence - Become the Hunter (Nuclear Blast)

February 21, 2020
The Amity Affliction - Everyone Loves You...Once You Leave Them (Pure Noise)
Biff Byford - School of Hard Knocks (Silver Lining)
Deliverance - Holocaust 26: 1-46 (Deadlight)
Demons & Wizards - III (Century Media)
Discharge - Protest And Survive: The Anthology (BMG)
Don Jamieson - Denim And Laughter (Metal Blade)
Framing Hanley - Envy (Thermal)
Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man (Epic)
Polaris - The Death Of Me (SharpTone)
Raspberry Bulbs - Before the Age of Mirrors (Relapse)
Sightless Pit - Grave Of A Dog (Thrill Jockey)
Silverthorne - Tear The Sky Wide Open EP (Golden Robot)
Vinnie Moore - Soul Shifter (Mind's Eye)
The Word Alive - Monomania (Fearless)
Wrekmeister Harmonies - We Love To Look At The Carnage (Thrill Jockey)

February 28, 2020
Audrey Horne - Waiting for the Night (Napalm)
Beneath The Massacre - Fearmonger (Century Media)
Dark Fortress - Spectres From the Old World (Century Media)
Five Finger Death Punch - F8 (Better Noise)
Four Year Strong - Brain Pain (Pure Noise)
Insect Ark - The Vanishing (Profound Lore)
Intronaut - Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade)
John Dolmayan - These Grey Men (Self)
Mondo Generator - Shooters Bible (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Neaera - Neaera (Metal Blade)
The Night Flight Orchestra - Aeromantic (Nuclear Blast)
Nils Patrik Johansson - The Great Conspiracy (Metalville)
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Ascension (Season Of Mist)
Shakra - Mad World (AFM)
Thor - Rising! (Deadline)
Today Is The Day - No Good To Anyone (BMG)
Tombs - Monarchy of Shadows EP (Season Of Mist)
Toundra - Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (InsideOut)
Wishbone Ash - Coat of Arms (SPV/Steamhammer)

March 6, 2020
Allen/Olzon - Worlds Apart (Frontiers)
Avenged Sevenfold - Live In The LBC Re-Release (Warner Brothers)
Blue Oyster Cult - 40th Anniversary: Agents Of Fortune - Live 2016 DVD/CD (Frontiers)
Body Count - Carnivore (Century Media)
Burning Witches - Dance With the Devil (Nuclear Blast)
Crematory - Unbroken (Napalm)
Earth Rot - Black Tides of Obscurity (Season Of Mist)
Elyne - Art of Being Human (Self)
Harem Scarem - Change The World (Frontiers)
The Jacks - Remember You EP (Edgeout/UMusic)
My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion (Nuclear Blast)
The Neal Morse Band - The Great Adventour: Live in BRNO 2019 (InsideOut)
The New Regime - Heart Mind Body & Soul (Red)
Novena - Eleventh Hour (Frontiers)
Rose Tattoo - Outlaws (Cleopatra)
Ross The Boss - Born Of Fire (AFM)
Trauma - Ominous Black (Selfmadegod)
Vredehammer - Viperous (Indie)
Wvrm - Colony Collapse (Prosthetic)

March 13, 2020
Code Orange - Underneath (Roadrunner)
Conny Bloom - Game! Set! Bloom! (Mighty)
Crimson Shadows - The Resurrection EP (Napalm)
Devin Townsend Project - By a Thread: Live in London 2011 Vinyl Box Set (InsideOut)
Gotthard - #13 (Nuclear Blast)
Human Impact - Human Impact (Ipecac)
Huntsmen - Mandala Of Fear (Prosthetic)
Jonathan Hulten - Chants From Another Place (Kscope)
Lychgate - Also Sprach Futura (Debemur Morti)
Puta Volcano - Amma (The Orchard)
Sicarius - God Of Dead Roots (M-Theory)
Stitched Up Heart - Darkness (Century Media)
Tomorrow Is Lost - Therapy (Eclipse)
The Unity - Pride (SPV/Steamhammer)

March 20, 2020
Art Of Shock - Dark Angeles (Century Media)
Def Leppard - The Early Years 79-81 Box Set (Ume/Virgin)
Dio - The Studio Album Collection: 1996-2004 (BMG/Niji)
Eye Flys - Tub Of Lard (Thrill Jockey)
Fool's Ghost - Dark Woven Light (Prosthetic)
Heaven Shall Burn - Of Truth And Sacrifice (Century Media)
Helen Money - Atomic (Thrill Jockey)
Hyborian - Volume II (Season Of Mist)
Lucifer - Lucifer III (Century Media)
Master Boot Record - Floppy Disk Overdrive (Metal Blade)
Medico Peste - The Black Bile (Season Of Mist)
Mord'A'Stigmata - Songs For The Exiles (Live At Roadburn 2019) (Pagan)
Myrkur - Folkesange (Relapse)
Ravenscroft - See Through (Pavement)
White Stones - Kuarahy (Nuclear Blast)

March 27, 2020
Candlemass - The Pendulum EP (Napalm)
Igorrr - Spirituality And Distortion (Metal Blade)
In This Moment - Mother (Roadrunner/Atlantic)
Irist - Order Of The Mind (Nuclear Blast)
Me And That Man - New Man, New Songs, Same S--t, Vol. 1 (Napalm)
Omega Infinity - Solar Spectre (Season Of Mist)
Parkway Drive - Viva The Underdogs (Epitaph)
Pearl Jam - Gigaton (Monkeywrench/Republic)
Riot - Rock World (Rare & Unreleased 87-95) (Metal Blade)
Tesla - Five Man London Jam (UMe)
Unleashed - Shadows Of The Deep Re-Release (MDD)
Unleashed - Victory Re-Release (MDD)
Void Of Sleep - Metaphora (Aural)
Wake - Devouring Ruin (Translation Loss)
WuW - Rétablir L’Eternité (Prosthetic)