JANUARY


· Accept - Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast 2021-01-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Asphyx - Necroceros (Century Media 2021-01-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bloody Hammers - Songs Of Unspeakable Terror (Napalm Records 2021-01-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dragony - Viribus Unitis (Napalm Records 2021-01-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ektomorf - Reborn (Napalm Records 2021-01-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Frozen Soul - Crypt Of Ice (Century Media 2021-01-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hackett, Steve - Under A Mediterranean Sky (InsideOut Music 2021-01-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nervosa - Perpetual Chaos (Napalm Records 2021-01-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Schenker Fest, Michael - Immortal (Nuclear Blast 2021-01-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Therion - Leviathan (Nuclear Blast 2021-01-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tribulation - Where The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media 2021-01-29, CD; add'l notes: Metal Blade in NA, CM rest of world)
· Wardruna - Kvitravn (Self-release 2021-01-22, CD; add'l notes: postponed from Jun 5 2020)
· Zsk - Ende Der Welt (Century Media 2021-01-15, CD; add'l notes: )
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FEBRUARY


· Angelus Apatrida - Angelus Apatrida (Century Media 2021-02-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Epica - Omega (Nuclear Blast 2021-02-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· God Is An Astronaut - Ghost Tapes #10 (Napalm Records 2021-02-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Korpiklaani - Jylhä (Nuclear Blast 2021-02-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· McBannon, Jack - True Stories (Napalm Records 2021-02-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Moonspell - Hermitage (Napalm Records 2021-02-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pretty Reckless, The - Death By Rock And Roll (Century Media 2021-02-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe - The Ultimate Edition (InsideOut Music 2021-02-05, CD; add'l notes: 5LPs, 3CDs & a Blu-ray that includes a special mix that combines both versions into a third unique version...)
· Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe - The Breath Of Life (InsideOut Music 2021-02-05, CD; add'l notes: 1CD (abridged version))
· Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe - Forevermore (InsideOut Music 2021-02-05, CD; add'l notes: 2CD (extended version))
· Van Giersbergen, Anneke - The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest (InsideOut Music 2021-02-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Warwick, Ricky - When Life Was Hard & Fast (Nuclear Blast 2021-02-19, CD; add'l notes: )
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MARCH


· Anchoress, The - The Art Of Losing (Kscope 2021-03-05, CD; add'l notes: Also LP and ltd 3CD dlx edition w/dlx 48 pg bk and more...)
· Orden Ogan - Final Days (AFM Records 2021-03-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Saga - Symmetry (earMusic 2021-03-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Witherfall - Curse Of Autumn (Century Media 2021-03-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Zombie, Rob - The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast 2021-03-12, CD; add'l notes: )
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JUNE


· Ahab - Live Prey (Napalm Records 2020-06-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Airbag - A Day At The Beach (Karisma Records 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Arabs In Aspic - Madness & Magic (Karisma Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: Also LP and ltd edition LP)
· Arabs In Aspic - Syndenes Magi (Apollon Records 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: LP and ltd edition LP, repress)
· Arabs In Aspic - De Dødes Tjern (Apollon Records 2020-06-08, LP; add'l notes: 7-inch single)
· Aversions Crown - Hell Will Come For Us All (Nuclear Blast 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Be Bop Deluxe - Axe Victim (Esoteric Recordings 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: 2CD exp./rem. and 3CD/1DVD exp/rem.)
· Be-Bop Deluxe - Axe Victim (Esoteric Recordings 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: 2CD, expanded, remastered)
· Be-Bop Deluxe - Axe Victim (Esoteric Recordings 2020-06-19, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 3CD/1DVD Ltd Ed. box, remastered, expanded)
· Beyond The Black - Hørizøns (Napalm Records 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Orchid Empire - Semaphore (Long Branch Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blue Oyster Cult - Curse Of The Hidden Mirror (Frontiers Music 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Blue Oyster Cult - iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012 (Frontiers Music 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blues Pills - Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· BPMD - American Made (Napalm Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bring Out Your Dead - Macedonia (Art Gates Records 2020-06-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Carol Of Harvest - Carol Of Harvest (Garden Of Delights 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: reissue)
· Dead Head - Kill Division (Hammerheart Records 2020-06-05, CD; add'l notes: Reissue; 2CD, LP digital)
· Electric Mob - Discharge (Frontiers Music 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· En Minor - When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (Housecore Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: Also LP, black or crystal clear, avail via Napalm)
· Exit - Traces Of Human Existence (Art Gates Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Feuerschwanz - Das Elfte Gebot (Napalm Records 2020-06-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Feuerschwanz - Das Elfte Gebot (Deluxe Digital Album) (Napalm Records 2020-06-26, DL; add'l notes: )
· Grey Skies Fallen - Cold Dead Lands (Hammerheart Records 2020-06-01, CD; add'l notes: LP)
· Haken - Virus (InsideOut 2020-06-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· House Of Lords - New World - New Eyes (Frontiers Music 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Iona - The Book Of Iona (Purple Pyramid 2020-06-20, CD; add'l notes: 17-CDs!)
· Karlsson's Free Fall, Magnus - We Are The Night (Frontiers Music 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kryptograf - Kryptograf (Apollon Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: Also LP (incl ltd grey vinyl))
· Laaz Rockit - Annihilation Principle (Hammerheart Records 2020-06-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, 2LP)
· Laaz Rockit - Know Your Enemy (Hammerheart Records 2020-06-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, 2LP)
· Lamb Of God - Lamb Of God (Nuclear Blast 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lined - Soulcrifice (Art Gates Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Long Distance Calling - How Do We Want To Live? (InsideOut Music 2020-06-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Moonlight Haze - Lunaris (Scarlet Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mushroomhead - A Wonderful Life (Napalm Records 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Opium Cartel, The - Valor (Apollon Records 2020-06-05, CD; add'l notes: Also LP and ltd edition LP)
· Paralydium - Worlds Beyond (Frontiers Music 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Professor Tip Top - Tomorrow Is Delayed (Apollon Records 2020-06-26, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· Smackbound - 20/20 (Frontiers Music 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Townsend, Devin - Empath - The Ultimate Edition (InsideOut 2020-06-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vålansmyr, Jørund & Meningheten - Il Deg Som Er Lykkelig (Apollon Records 2020-06-01, CD; add'l notes: Due mid-June)
· Vampire - Rex (Century Media 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vega - Grit Your Teeth (Frontiers Music 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vile Creature - Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic Records 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wakeman, Rick - The Red Planet (R&D Media 2020-06-01, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
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JULY


· Cousins, Dave - The Boy In The Sailor Suit (Esoteric Recordings 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: Expanded and remastered)
· Dark Sarah - Grim (Napalm Records 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Destruction - Born To Thrash - Live In Germany (Nuclear Blast 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Enuff Z'Nuff - Brainwashed Generation (Frontiers Music 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fatal Fusion - Dissonant Minds (Apollon Records 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· Fruupp - Made In Ireland - The Best Of Fruupp (Esoteric Recordings 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Gösta Berlings Saga - Konkret Musik (InsideOut Music 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gold, Andrew - Lonely Boy - The Asylum Years Anthology (Esoteric Recordings 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: 7CD remastered box set)
· Grant, Michael & The Assassins - Always The Villain (Frontiers Music 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Haken - Virus (InsideOut Music 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Howe, Steve - Love Is (Burning Shed 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· Hughes, Glenn - The Official Bootleg Box Set Volume Three: 1995-2010 (Purple Records 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: 6CD box set, remastered)
· Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville (Century Media 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Johannes, Alain - Hum (Ipecac 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Judicator - Let There Be Nothing (Prosthetic Records 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kansas - The Absence Of Presence (InsideOut 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Laughing Stock - The Island (Apollon Records 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· Lonely Robot - Feelings Are Good (InsideOut Music 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Morse, Portnoy, George - Cov3r To Cov3r (InsideOut Music 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Morse, Portnoy, George - Cover To Cover Anthology (Vol. 1 -3) (InsideOut Music 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Phillips, Anthony - The Living Room Concert (Esoteric Recordings 2020-07-24, CD; add'l notes: Expanded and remastered)
· Pixie Ninja - Colours Out Of Space (Apollon Records 2020-07-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Powerwolf - Best Of The Blessed (Napalm Records 2020-07-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Powerwolf - Best Of The Blessed (Deluxe Digital Album) (Napalm Records 2020-07-03, DL; add'l notes: )
· Primal Fear - Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rumahoy - Time II: Party (Napalm Records 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sarcasm - Esoteric Tales Of The Unserene (Hammerheart Records 2020-07-01, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· Shining Black feat. Mark Boals and Olaf Thorsen - Shining Black (Frontiers Music 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Snider, Dee - For The Love Of Metal Live (Napalm Records 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Spiro, Mark - 2+2 = 5: Best Of + Rarities (Frontiers Music 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Stirrup+6 - The Avondale Addition (Cuneiform Records 2020-07-23, CD; add'l notes: Also digital DL (aval Jul 24))
· Tempest - Live On The Air (self-released 2020-07-01, CD; add'l notes: limited edition avail from band's website)
· Thundermother - Heat Wave (AFM Records 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tokyo Motor Fist - Lions (Frontiers Music 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Various Artists - NWOBHM Thunder - The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1978-1986 (HNE Recordings 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: 3CD capacity wallet)
· Vendetta - Brain Damage (Hammerheart Records 2020-07-01, LP; add'l notes: )
· Vendetta - Go And Live...Stay And Die (Hammerheart Records 2020-07-01, LP; add'l notes: )
· Warkings - Revenge (Napalm Records 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wilderun - Veil Of Imagination (Century Media 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
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AUGUST


· 8Kids - Live In Leipzig 2019 (Napalm Records 2020-08-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Arctic Rain - The One (Frontiers Music 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Avatar - Hunter Gatherer (Century Media 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories (Esoteric Recordings 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: 3CD expanded and remastered clamshell box set)
· Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape (Century Media 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Rose Maze - Black Rose Maze (Frontiers Music 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blues Pills - Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast 2020-08-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bowness, Tim - Late Night Laments (InsideOut Music 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· California, Randy & Spirit - The Euro-American Years (Esoteric Recordings 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: 6CD remastered and expanded clamshell box set)
· Dukes Of The Orient - Freakshow (Frontiers Music 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: Feat. John Payne and Erick Norlander)
· Hinayana - Death Of The Cosmic (Napalm Records 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· In Flames - Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition) (Nuclear Blast 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ingested - Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader Records 2020-08-14, LP; add'l notes: Available via Napalm - Red/black marbled vinul)
· Invocator - Weave The Apocalypse (Hammerheart Records 2020-08-01, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, 2CD and on LP)
· Kamelot - I Am The Empire ? Live From The 013 (Napalm Records 2020-08-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· King Buzzo - Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac 2020-08-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lionville - Magic Is Alive (Frontiers Music 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lord Of The Lost - Swan Songs III (Napalm Records 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: 2CD or 2LP; Dlx 7CD Box set, ltd 500 units)
· Malevolent Creation - Live At The Whiskey A Go Go (Metal Bastard Enterprises 2020-08-21, LP; add'l notes: Available via Napalm)
· Manticora - To Live To Kill To Live (ViciSolum Records 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Onslaught - Generation Antichrist (AFM Records 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pain Of Salvation - Panther (InsideOut Music 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ramos, Josh - My Many Sides (Frontiers Music 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Redemption - Alive In Colour (AFM Records 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· The Tangent - Auto Reconnaissance (InsideOut Music 2020-08-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unicorn - Slow Dancing - The Recordings 1974-1979 (Esoteric Recordings 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: 4CD remastered and expanded clamshell box xet)
· Unleash The Archers - Abyss (Napalm Records 2020-08-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vanishing Point - Dead Elysium (AFM Records 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Various Artists - Peephole In My Brain - The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1971 (Grapefruit 2020-08-21, CD; add'l notes: 3CD capacity wallet)
· Venomous Concept - Politics Versus The Erection (Season Of Mist 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: Also LP, black or yellow)
· Wizzard - Introducing Eddy And The Falcons (Esoteric Recordings 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: Expanded and remastered)
· Wood, Roy & Wizzard - Main Street (Esoteric Recordings 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: Expanded and remastered)
· Yes - Fly From Here - Return Trip (Cherry Red Records 2020-08-07, LP; add'l notes: Picture disc LP avail via Cherry Red)
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SEPTEMBER


· Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Death Roll (Svart 2020-09-11, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, available via Napalm, 2LP, black or red vinyl)
· Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper (Svart 2020-09-11, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, Available via Napalm, Black or Blue vinyl)
· Collins, Simon - Becoming Human (Frontiers Music 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Day Of Phoenix - Mind Funeral - The Recordings 1968-1972 (Esoteric Recordings 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: 2CD remastered and expanded)
· Death Angel - The Enigma Years (1987-1990) (HNE Recordings 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: 4CD capacity wallet)
· Desolator - Sermon Of Apathy (Black Lion Records 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: Available via Napalm and Amazon)
· Devil's Trade, The - The Call Of The Iron Peak (Season Of Mist 2020-09-11, CD; add'l notes: Also black vinyl and crystal clear vinyl LP)
· Djabe ft. Steve Hackett - The Magic Stag (Esoteric Antenna 2020-09-25, CD/DVD; add'l notes: )
· Finntroll - Vredesvåvd (Century Media 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gazpacho - Fireworker (KScope 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hackett, Steve - Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith (InsideOut Music 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Heathen - Empire Of The Blind (Nuclear Blast 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hell In The Club - Hell Of Fame (Frontiers Music 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Helstar - A Distant Thunder (Napalm Records 2020-09-11, LP; add'l notes: Black or yellow)
· Hoyle, Linda - Pieces Of Me / The Fetch (Esoteric Recordings 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: 2CD remastered and expanded)
· Ihsahn - Pharos (Spinefarm 2020-09-11, CD; add'l notes: Also Candlelight Records)
· Invocator - Excursion Demise (Hammerheart Records 2020-09-01, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, 2CD and on LP)
· Kataklysm - Unconquered (Nuclear Blast 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Landfall - The Turning Point (Frontiers Music 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mad Sin - Unbreakable (Century Media 2020-09-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse (Sony Music/Legacy Recordings 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: 2CD+DVD, 2LP and BR)
· Morse, Neal - Sola Gratia (InsideOut Music 2020-09-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Napalm Death - Throes of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nasty - Menace (Century Media 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Oceans Of Slumber - Oceans Of Slumber (Century Media 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Perfect Plan - Time For A Miracle (Frontiers Music 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rising Steel - Fight Them All (Frontiers Music 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Samurai - Samurai (Esoteric Recordings 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: Remastered and expanded)
· Serum 114 - Im Zeichen Der Zeit (Napalm Records 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sherinian, Derek - The Phoenix (InsideOut Music 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sjoblum's Gungfly, Rikard - Alone Together (InsideOut Music 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Skálmöld - 10 Year Anniversary - Live In Reykjavik (Napalm Records 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Skeletal Remains - The Entombment Of Chaos (Century Media 2020-09-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Stryper - Even The Devil Believes (Frontiers Music 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thomas, Ray - Words & Music (Esoteric Recordings 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: CD/DVD remastered)
· Tomorrow's Rain - Hollow (Art Of Propaganda 2020-09-11, CD; add'l notes: Also 2LP, black or red)
· Trapeze - You Are The Music - We're Just The Band (Purple Records 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: 3CD dlx ed.)
· Trapeze - Medusa (Purple Records 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: 3CD dlx ed.)
· Trapeze - Trapeze (Purple Records 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: 2CD dlx ed.)
· Varg - Zeichen (Napalm Records 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Varg - Zeichen (Deluxe Edition) (Napalm Records 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Various Artists - Looking Through A Glass Onion - The Beatles Psychedelic Songbook 1966-72 (Grapefruit 2020-09-25, CD; add'l notes: 3CD)
· Vinskvetten - På Nye Eventyr (Apollon Records 2020-09-01, CD; add'l notes: Due out early Sept)
· Vinskvetten - Rånnyen Og Kveitebollen (Apollon Records 2020-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· White Lion - All You Need Is Rock 'N' Roll (HNE Recordings 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: Box set)
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OCTOBER


· Amaranthe - Manifest (Nuclear Blast 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Benediction - Scriptures (Nuclear Blast 2020-10-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blue Oyster Cult - The Symbol Remains (Frontiers Music 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Boals, Mark & Ring Of Fire - All The Best! (Frontiers Music 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bruford - Rock Goes to College (Winterfold Recordings 2020-10-16, CD/DVD; add'l notes: )
· Carcass - Despicable (EP) (Nuclear Blast 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Culpeper's Orchard - Mountain Music - The Polydor Recordings 1971-1973 (Esoteric Recordings 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: 2CD remastered)
· Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done (Century Media 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: Reissue 2009 + bonus)
· DevilDriver - Dealing With Demons I (Napalm Records 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· DGM - Tragic Separation (Frontiers Music 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Draconian - Under A Godless Veil (Napalm Records 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Enslaved - Utgard (Nuclear Blast 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Flower Kings, The - Islands (InsideOut Music 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gotthard - Steve Lee - The Eyes of A Tiger - A Gotthard Tribute To Our Unforgotten Friend (Nuclear Blast 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· HammerFall - Live! Against The World (Napalm Records 2020-10-23, CD/BR; add'l notes: CD/Blu-Ray bundle, LP and ltd ed. earbook)
· Hawkwind Light Orchestra - Carnivorous (Cherry Red Records 2020-10-16, CD; add'l notes: Also ltd. ed. 2LP)
· Head Machine - Orgasm: 50th Anniversary Re-Master (Cherry Red Recordings 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Insidious Disease - After Death (Nuclear Blast 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Jakszyk, Jakko M - Secrets & Lies (InsideOut Music 2020-10-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· King Mothership - The Ritual (Century Media 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Leaves' Eyes - The Last Viking (AFM Records 2020-10-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mors Principium Est - Seven (AFM Records 2020-10-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nachtblut - Vanitas (Napalm Records 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Necrophobic - Dawn Of The Damned (Century Media 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nightmare - Aeternam (AFM Records 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pallbearer - Forgotten Days (Nuclear Blast 2020-10-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pride Of Lions - Lion Heart (Frontiers Music 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Procol Harum - Something Magic (Esoteric Recordings 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: 2CD remastered and expanded)
· Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third (InsideOut Music 2020-10-10, CD; add'l notes: 2020 reissue)
· Rhinoceros - The Elektra Albums 1968-1970 (Esoteric Recordings 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: 3CD remastered)
· Sanctuary - Into The Mirror Black (30th Anniversary Edition) (Century Media 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sinner's Blood - The Mirror Star (Frontiers Music 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Spirit Adrift - Enlightened In Eternity (Century Media 2020-10-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Squire, Chris - Fish Out Of Water (Esoteric Recordings 2020-10-30, BR; add'l notes: Blu-ray High Resolution edition)
· Stälker - Black Majik Terror (Napalm Records 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Stardust - Highway To Heartbreak (Frontiers Music 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Terror - Keepers Of The Faith - 10th Anniversary Reissue (Century Media 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tesseract - Altered State (Century Media 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Townsend, Devin - Order Of Magnitude - Empath Live Volume 1 (InsideOut Music 2020-10-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unguided, The - Father Shadow (Napalm Records 2020-10-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Various Artists - Living On The Hill - A Danish Underground Trip 1967-1974 (Esoteric Recordings 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: 3CD clamshell box)
· Visions Of Atlantis - A Symphonic Journey To Remember (Napalm Records 2020-10-30, CD; add'l notes: Also BR and DVD)
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NOVEMBER


· Belphegor - Necrodaemon Terrorsathan (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blue Öyster Cult - Live '83 (Real Gone Music 2020-11-27, LP; add'l notes: Black swirl vinyl, 2LP, ltd to 1500 copies, exclusive to Rec. Store Day/Black Fri)
· Cadaver - Edder & Bile (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Campbell, Phil and the Bastard Sons - We're The Bastards (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Communic - Hiding From The World (AFM Records 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dark Tranquillity - Moment (Century Media 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dream Theater - Distant Memories - Live In London (InsideOut Music 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eclipse - Viva La VicTOURia (Frontiers Music 2020-11-06, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 2CD/DVD, BR and ltd ed. colour 3LP)
· Eternal Idol - Renaissance (Frontiers Music 2020-11-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fairport Convention - Fame And Glory (Cherry Red Recordings 2020-11-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Frost* - 13 Winters (InsideOut Music 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fuming Mouth - Beyond The Tomb (EP) (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ghøstkid - Ghøstkid (Century Media 2020-11-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Go Go Berlin - Lyfe (EP) (Napalm Records 2020-11-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hatebreed - Weight Of The False Self (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hjelvik - Welcome To Hel (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Jinjer - Alive In Melbourne (Napalm Records 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Killer Be Killed - Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lords Of Black - Alchemy Of Souls Pt 1 (Frontiers Music 2020-11-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Macabre - Carnival Of Killers (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· My Dying Bride - Macabre Cabaret (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ocean Hills - Santa Monica (AFM Records 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Orianthi - O (Frontiers Music 2020-11-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element Pt 1 (Anniversary Mix 2020) (InsideOut Music 2020-11-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Periphery - Live In London (Century Media 2020-11-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Phenomena - Still The Night (Cherry Red Recordings 2020-11-06, CD; add'l notes: Feat. all 17 trks w/Glenn Hughes on vox)
· Phillips, Anthony - Missing Links I-IV (Esoteric Recordings 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: 5CD remastered box set)
· Pyramaze - Epitaph (AFM Records 2020-11-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Scour - Black (EP) (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Slamer, Jack - Keep Your Love Loud (Nuclear Blast 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Soulburn - Noa's D'ark (Century Media 2020-11-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Steward, Al - 24 Carrots - 40th Anniversary Edition (Esoteric Recordings 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: 3CD remastered)
· Voivod - Lost Machine - Live (Century Media 2020-11-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Warfect - Spectre Of Devastation (Napalm Records 2020-11-13, CD; add'l notes: )
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DECEMBER


· Ad Infinitium - Chapter I Revisited (Napalm Records 2020-12-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side (25th Anniversary Edition) (Nuclear Blast 2020-12-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blue Öyster Cult - A Long Day's Night (Frontiers Music 2020-12-04, CD/DVD; add'l notes: Restored/remastered, Also BR and LP)
· Blue Öyster Cult - Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016 (Frontiers Music 2020-12-04, CD/DVD; add'l notes: Also BR and 2LP)
· Burning Witches - The Circle Of Five (EP) (Nuclear Blast 2020-12-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Iced Earth - Iced Earth (30th Anniversary Edition) (Century Media 2020-12-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Iron Mask - Master Of Masters (AFM Records 2020-12-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Iron Savior - Skycrest (AFM Records 2020-12-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Majestica - A Christmas Carol (Nuclear Blast 2020-12-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Riverside - Lost 'N Found - Live In Tilburg (InsideOut Music 2020-12-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Soilwork - A Whisp Of The Atlantic (EP) (Nuclear Blast 2020-12-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· The Pineapple Thief - The Soord Sessions Volume 4 (Kscope 2020-12-04, LP; add'l notes: )
· Tompkins, Daniel - Ruins (Kscope 2020-12-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vanden Plas - The Ghost Xperiment - Illumination (Frontiers Music 2020-12-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ye Banished Privateers - Drawn And Quartered (Napalm Records 2020-12-01, CD; add'l notes: )
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