JANUARY


· Accuser - The Mastery (Metal Blade 2018-01-26, ; add'l notes: )
· Ammunition - Ammunition (Frontiers 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anvil - Pounding The Pavement (SPV 2018-01-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· As I Lay Dying - Frail Words Collapse (Metal Blade 2018-01-26, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· As I Lay Dying - Shadows Are Security (Metal Blade 2018-01-26, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Avatar - Avatar Country (Century Media 2018-01-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Berlaffa, Alessio - Electric Mist (Lion Music 2018-01-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bleeding Gods - Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast 2018-01-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Campbell, Phil And The Bastard Sons - The Age Of Absurdity (Nuclear Blast 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast 2018-01-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Delta Deep - Delta Deep (Frontiers 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Delta Deep - East Coast Live (Frontiers 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hacket, Steve - Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham (InsideOut Music 2018-01-26, DVD; add'l notes: )
· Hamferð - Támsins Likam (Metal Blade 2018-01-12, ; add'l notes: )
· Labÿrinth - Return To Live (Frontiers 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: Also Blu-Ray)
· Leaves' Eyes - Sign Of The Dragonhead (AFM Records 2018-01-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lepond's Silent Assassins, Mike - Pawn And Prophecy (Frontiers 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lione, Fabio and Alessandro Conti - Lione, Fabio and Alessandro Conti (Frontiers 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Machine Head - Catharsis (Nuclear Blast 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Magnum - Lost On The Road To Eternity (SPV 2018-01-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Night Demon - Darkness Remains - Expanded Edition (SPV 2018-01-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs (Century Media 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Perfect Beings - Vier (InsideOut Music 2018-01-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Soldiers Of Solace - We Are Immortal (Rock'n'Growl Records 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Springfield, Rick - The Snake King (Frontiers 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tankard - Hyms For The Drunk (AFM Records 2018-01-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tribulation - Down Below (Century Media 2018-01-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media 2018-01-05, CD; add'l notes: )
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FEBRUARY


· Amon Amarth - Deceiver Of The Gods (Metal Blade 2018-02-23, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Amon Amarth - Jomsviking (Metal Blade 2018-02-23, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Animal Drive - Bite! (Frontiers 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Armored Dawn - Barbarians In Black (AFM Records 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Asenblut - Legenden (AFM Records 2018-02-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bay, Chris - Chasing The Sun (SPV 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· CoreLeoni - The Greatest Hits Part 1 (Frontiers 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dimmu Borgir - Interdimensional Summit (Nuclear Blast 2018-02-23, LP; add'l notes: 7inch EP)
· Dukes Of The Orient - Dukes Of The Orient (Frontiers 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ektomorf - Fury (AFM Records 2018-02-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Feed The Rhino - The Silence (Century Media 2018-02-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fight The Fight - Fight The Fight (Metal Blade 2018-02-09, ; add'l notes: )
· Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone (Metal Blade 2018-02-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Harm's Way - Posthuman (Metal Blade 2018-02-09, ; add'l notes: )
· Kolyadin, Gleb - Gleb Kolyadin (KScope 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Letters From The Colony - Vignette (Nuclear Blast 2018-02-16, CD; add'l notes: Also 2LP)
· Letzte Instanz - Morgenland (AFM Records 2018-02-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Long Distance Calling - Boundless (InsideOut Music 2018-02-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Necrophobic - Mark Of the Necrogram (Century Media 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ostura - The Room (Universal MENA 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (KScope 2018-02-23, LP; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Revertigo - Revertigo (Frontiers 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Riis, Bjørn - Coming Home (Karisma 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Riot - Nightbreaker (Metal Blade 2018-02-23, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Riot - The Brethren Of The Long House (Metal Blade 2018-02-23, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Schenker Fest, Michael - Warrior (Nuclear Blast 2018-02-09, CD; add'l notes: 12-inch EP)
· Secret Illusion - Awake Before The Dawn (Lion Music 2018-02-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Seyminhol - Ophelian Fields (Lion Music 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Shiraz Lane - Carinval Days (Frontiers 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sjöblom's Gungfly, Rikard - Rumbling Box (2006-2016) (InsideOut Music 2018-02-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Therion - Beloved Antichrist (Nuclear Blast 2018-02-09, CD; add'l notes: 3CD)
· Twitching Tongues - Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred (Metal Blade 2018-02-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unruly Child - Unhinged - Live From Milan (Frontiers 2018-02-23, CD; add'l notes: Also Blu-Ray)
· Visigoth - Conquerer's Oath (Metal Blade 2018-02-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Voodoo Circle - Raised On Rock (AFM Records 2018-02-09, CD; add'l notes: )
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MARCH


· Arch Enemy - 1996-2017 (Century Media 2018-03-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Auri - Auri (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Barren Earth - A Complex Of Cages (Century Media 2018-03-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Borealis - The Offering (AFM Records 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bullet Boys - From Out Of The Skies (Frontiers 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Chronosfear - Chronosfear (Underground Symphony 2018-03-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Crown, The - Cobra Speed Venom (Metal Blade 2018-03-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dark Horizon - Aenigma (Underground Symphony 2018-03-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Death Alley - Superbia (Century Media 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dobbeltgjenger - Limbohead (Karisma 2018-03-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Earthless - Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eyes Of The Sun - Chapter I (Metal Blade 2018-03-16, ; add'l notes: )
· FM - Atomic Generation (Frontiers 2018-03-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· J.B.O. - Deutsche Vita (AFM Records 2018-03-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Jordsjø - Jord (Karisma 2018-03-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kino - Radio Voltaire (InsideOut Music 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Light The Torch - Revival (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Memoriam - The Silent Vigil (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ministry - AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Napalm Death - Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs (Century Media 2018-03-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nevermore - The Complete Collection (Century Media 2018-03-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nightwish - Decades (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· No Hot Ashes - No Hot Ashes (Frontiers 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Oceans Of Slumber - The Banished Heart (Century Media 2018-03-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Paradise Lost - Host (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-16, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Pell, Axel Rudi - Knights Call (SPV 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Phi - Cycles (Gentle Art Of Music 2018-03-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (KScope 2018-03-09, LP; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade 2018-03-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rivers Of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade 2018-03-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rizzo, Marc - Rotation (Combat Records 2018-03-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Robo Sapiens - Catalyst (Lion Music 2018-03-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Schenker Fest, Michael - Resurrection (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Structural Disorder - ?And The Cage Crumbles In The Final Scene (Lion Music 2018-03-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tax The Heat - Change Your Position (Nuclear Blast 2018-03-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· W.E.T. - Earthrage (Frontiers 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Waldo, Nicolas - Mastermind (Lion Music 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Winger, Kip - Box Set Collection (Frontiers 2018-03-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Yes - Fly From Here - Return Trip (PledgeMusic 2018-03-25, CD; add'l notes: New lead vox by Trevor Horn; bonus track. Also available through Burning Shed)
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APRIL


· 77 - Bright Gloom (Century Media 2018-04-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Amorettes, The - Born To Break (SPV 2018-04-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anthrax - Kings Among Scotland (Nuclear Blast 2018-04-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Behemoth - Messe Noire (Metal Blade 2018-04-13, ; add'l notes: )
· Behemoth - Messe Noire (Nuclear Blast 2018-04-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bleed From Within - Era (Century Media 2018-04-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bonfire - Temple Of Lies (AFM Records 2018-04-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bullet - Dust To Gold (SPV 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Caliban - Elements (Century Media 2018-04-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Christian, James - Craving (Frontiers 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Count Raven - Destruction Of The Void (Metal Blade 2018-04-27, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Count Raven - Storm Warning (Metal Blade 2018-04-27, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Crematory - Oblivion (SPV 2018-04-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dead City Ruins - Never Say Die (AFM Records 2018-04-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dokken - Return To The East Live (2016) (Frontiers 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Frequency Drift - Letters To Maro (Gentle Art Of Music 2018-04-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gozu - Equilibrium (Metal Blade 2018-04-13, ; add'l notes: )
· Gus G. - Fearless (AFM Records 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Issa - Run With The Pack (Frontiers 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lizzy Borden - Menace To Society (Metal Blade 2018-04-13, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Lizzy Borden - Love You To Pieces (Metal Blade 2018-04-13, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Perfect Plan - All Rise (Frontiers 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pinski - Sound The Alarm (Gentle Art Of Music 2018-04-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Reed, Robert - Sanctuary III (Self-released 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: Vinyl from Burning Shed)
· Riot V - Armor Of Light (Nuclear Blast 2018-04-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ross The Boss - By Blood Sworn (AFM Records 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Skeletal Remains - Devouring Mortality (Century Media 2018-04-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Squire, Chris - Fish Out Of Water (Deluxe Edition) (Esoteric Recordings 2018-04-27, CD; add'l notes: Reissue; as box set with bonus tracks, DVD...)
· Stryper - God Damn Evil (Frontiers 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· TesseracT - Sonder (KScope 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tomorrow's Eve - Mirror Of Creation III - Project Ikaros (Baze Records 2018-04-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Toundra - Vortex (InsideOut Music 2018-04-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wiegedood - De Doden Hebben Het Goed III (Century Media 2018-04-20, CD; add'l notes: )
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MAY


· Amorphis - Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast 2018-05-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Angelus Apatrida - Cabaret De La Guillotine (Century Media 2018-05-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Arena - Double Vision (Verglas 2018-05-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself (Century Media 2018-05-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Dahlia Murder, The - Everblack (Metal Blade 2018-05-18, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Black Dahlia Murder, The - Ritual (Metal Blade 2018-05-18, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Black Dahlia Murder, The - Unhallowed (Metal Blade 2018-05-18, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Burn The Priest - Legion: XX (Nuclear Blast 2018-05-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Coroner - R.I.P. (Century Media 2018-05-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Coroner - Punishment For Decadence (Century Media 2018-05-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Coroner - No More Color (Century Media 2018-05-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dimmu Borgir - Eonian (Nuclear Blast 2018-05-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Doomsday Outlaw - Hard Times (Frontiers 2018-05-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fargo - Constellation (SPV 2018-05-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Follow The Cipher - Follow The Cipher (Nuclear Blast 2018-05-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gazpacho - Soyuz (KScope 2018-05-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Graveyard - Peace (Nuclear Blast 2018-05-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast 2018-05-25, LP; add'l notes: 7inch EP)
· Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate - All You Need Is Soul (Frontiers 2018-05-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· King Diamond - Abigail (Metal Blade 2018-05-18, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· King Diamond - Fatal Portrait (Metal Blade 2018-05-18, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· King Diamond - Them (Metal Blade 2018-05-18, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Lordi - Sexorcism (AFM Records 2018-05-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lords Of Black - Icons Of The New Days (Frontiers 2018-05-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lunatic Soul - Under The Fragmented Sky (KScope 2018-05-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Overkill - Live In Overhausen (Nuclear Blast 2018-05-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Praying Mantis - G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. (Frontiers 2018-05-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Schulze, Klaus - Silhouettes (SPV 2018-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Space Elevator - Space Elevator II (SPV 2018-05-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Spock's Beard - Noise Floor (InsideOut Music 2018-05-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Subsignal - La Muerta (Gentle Art Of Music 2018-05-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vega - Only Human (Frontiers 2018-05-11, CD; add'l notes: )
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JUNE


· Count Raven - High On Infinity (Metal Blade 2018-06-15, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Count Raven - Messiah Of Confusion (Metal Blade 2018-06-15, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Crystal Viper - At The Edge Of Time (AFM Records 2018-06-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eskimo Callboy - The Scene - Live In Cologne (Century Media 2018-06-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fates Warning - Live Over Europe (InsideOut Music 2018-06-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Flower Kings, The - A Kingdom Of Colours 2 (2004-2013) (InsideOut Music 2018-06-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Haken - L-1VE (InsideOut Music 2018-06-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kataklysm - Mediations (Nuclear Blast 2018-06-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Khemmis - Desolation (Nuclear Blast 2018-06-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· King Diamond - Conspiracy (Metal Blade 2018-06-15, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· King Diamond - The Dark Sides (Metal Blade 2018-06-15, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· King Diamond - The Eye (Metal Blade 2018-06-15, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Like A Storm - Catacombs (Century Media 2018-06-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lizzy Borden - My Midnight Things (Metal Blade 2018-06-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Madball - For The Cause (Nuclear Blast 2018-06-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mansun - Attack Of The Gray Lantern (21st Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (KScope 2018-06-08, CD; add'l notes: 4CD + DVD, also single CD, purple vinyl, and digital versions)
· Marduk - Viktoria (Century Media 2018-06-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mattsson's Vision, Lars Eric - On The Edge (Lion Music 2018-06-07, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· McGurk, Joe - Encore (Lion Music 2018-06-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Night Flight Orchestra, The - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough (Nuclear Blast 2018-06-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Paradise Lost - Believe In Nothing (Nuclear Blast 2018-06-29, CD; add'l notes: Remixed and remastered)
· Refugee - Solitary Men (Frontiers 2018-06-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sea Within, The - The Sea Within (InsideOut Music 2018-06-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Simonetti's Goblin, Claudio - Dawn Of The Dead (Rustblade 2018-06-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Somerville's Trillium, Amanda - Tectonic (Frontiers 2018-06-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Street Dogs - Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing (Century Media 2018-06-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sunstorm - The Road To Hell (Frontiers 2018-06-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thumbscrew - Ours (Cuneiform Records 2018-06-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thumbscrew - Theirs (Cuneiform Records 2018-06-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· TNT - XIII (Frontiers 2018-06-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Townsend, Devin - Eras - Vinyl Collection Part 1 (InsideOut Music 2018-06-08, LP; add'l notes: )
· Whitechapel - This Is Exile (Metal Blade 2018-06-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Yes - Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes (Rhino 2018-06-29, LP; add'l notes: Box set; The Yes Album, Fragile, CTTE, TFTO and Relayer; also individually and on BR and DVD-A)
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JULY


· Big Big Train - Merchants Of Light (Self-released 2018-07-27, CD; add'l notes: 3LP boxset or 2CD digipack)
· Enchant - A Dream Imagined (InsideOut Music 2018-07-20, CD; add'l notes: 10CD box set retrospective)
· Epica - Epica Vs Attack On Titan Songs (Nuclear Blast 2018-07-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast 2018-07-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lucifer - Lucifer II (Century Media 2018-07-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Motorowl - Atlas (Century Media 2018-07-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Redemption - Long Day's Journey Into Night (Metal Blade 2018-07-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Townsend Project, Devin - Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv (InsideOut Music 2018-07-06, DVD; add'l notes: )
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AUGUST


· Doro - Forever Warriors, Forever United (Nuclear Blast 2018-08-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mad Max - 35 (SPV 2018-08-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Night Demon - Live Darkness (SPV 2018-08-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sulpher - No One Will Ever Know (SPV 2018-08-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vintage Caravan, The - Gateways (Nuclear Blast 2018-08-31, CD; add'l notes: )
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SEPTEMBER


· Ethernity - The Prototype (AFM Records 2018-09-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Korpiklaani - Kulkija (Nuclear Blast 2018-09-07, CD; add'l notes: )
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NOVEMBER


· Edenbridge - Live Momentum (SPV 2018-11-29, CD; add'l notes: Ltd to 1000 units)
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