JANUARY


· A Life Divided - Echoes (AFM Records 2020-01-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead... - X: The Godless Void And Other Stories (InsideOut Music 2020-01-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Barre, Martin - Live In NY (Purple Pyramid 2020-01-17, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 2CD+DVD, 2LP)
· Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest - Tour Edition (Nuclear Blast 2020-01-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bigazzi, Giancarlo / Marco Falagiani - Mediterraneo (Original Soundtrack) (AMS Records 2020-01-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic - 2001 Live Birds (Cuneiform Records 2020-01-31, DL; add'l notes: Digital album only)
· Blue Oyster Cult - Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 (Frontiers 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blue Oyster Cult - Cult Classic (Frontiers 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Patchouli Blue (Ipecac 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bonded - Rest In Violence (Century Media 2020-01-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Brothers Of Metal - Emblas Saga (AFM Records 2020-01-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Cavanagh, Daniel - Monochrome/Colour (Kscope Music 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: Extended version)
· Circa: - Circa: (Purple Pyramid 2020-01-15, CD/DVD; add'l notes: Reissue, Also DL)
· Coffin - March Of Despair/Craving TO Eternal Slumber (Hammerheart Records 2020-01-03, CD; add'l notes: Reissue of 2 Eps w/bonus tracks)
· Dark Matter - Nebula To Black Hole (My Kingdom Music 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Darktribe - Voici L'Homme (Scarlet Records 2020-01-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Davison's Every Which Way, Brian - Every Which Way (Esoteric Recordings 2020-01-31, CD; add'l notes: 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition)
· Deathwhite - Grave Image (Season of Mist 2020-01-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Decarlo - Lightning Strikes Twice (Frontiers 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Defiled - Infinite Regress (Season of Mist 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dirty Shirley - Dirty Shirley (Frontiers 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Froese, Edgar - Dalinetopia (Esoteric Reactive 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: 1st ever commercial release)
· Hietala, Marco - Pyre Of The Black Heart (Nuclear Blast 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Horned Almighty - To Fathom The Master's Grand Design (Scarlet Records 2020-01-17, ; add'l notes: )
· Jorn - Heavy Rock Radio II (Frontiers 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Leeched - To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse (Prosthetic Records 2020-01-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lordi - Killection (AFM Records 2020-01-31, CD; add'l notes: multi-formats - CD, coloured vinyl...)
· Lorna Shore - Immortal (Century Media 2020-01-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mattsson, Lars Eric - Astral Groove - 25th Anniversary Edition (Lion Music 2020-01-09, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Nektar - The Other Side (Esoteric Antenna 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: New studio album)
· Nero Di Marte - Immoto (Season of Mist 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Oak - Lighthouse (Apollon Records 2020-01-22, LP; add'l notes: Ltd ed. blue vinyl)
· Oceans - The Sun And The Cold (Nuclear Blast 2020-01-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Overworld Dreams - Gateway (Self-released 2020-01-01, CD; add'l notes: DL released 12/21/19)
· Passion - Passion (Frontiers 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Prospective - All We Have (Long Branch Records 2020-01-17, CD; add'l notes: Also download)
· Pyogenesis - A Silent Soul Screams Loud (AFM Records 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Serious Black - Suite 226 (AFM Records 2020-01-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sons Of Apollo - MMXX (InsideOut Music 2020-01-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thinking Plague - Upon Both Your Houses (Cuneiform Records 2020-01-31, DL; add'l notes: Digital reissue only)
· Thy Catafalque - Naiv (Season Of Mist 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wardruna - Kvitravn (Self-release 2021-01-22, CD; add'l notes: postponed from Jun 5 2020)
· Windstein, Kirk - Dream In Motion (Entertainment One 2020-01-24, CD; add'l notes: )
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FEBRUARY


· Aadal - Silver (Apollon Records 2020-02-07, CD; add'l notes: Also ltd ed. LP)
· Anvil - Legal At Last (AFM Records 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Archon Angel - Fallen (Frontiers 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ars Nova - Fields Of People - The Elektra & Atlantic Recordings (Esoteric Recordings 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: 2CD, remastered (US psych/prog band))
· Barre, Martin - Stage Left (Purple Pyramid 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, also on LP (yellow vinyl))
· Beneath The Massacre - Fearmonger (Century Media 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Swan - Shake The World (Frontiers 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blind Ego - Preaching To The Choir (Gentle Art Of Music 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Burdon, Eric & The Animals - When I Was Young - The MGM Recordings 1967-1968 (Esoteric Recordings 2020-02-21, CD; add'l notes: 5CD set)
· Cheer-Accident - Chicago XX (Cuneiform Records 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: Also digital DL)
· Dark Fortress - Spectres From The Old World (Century Media 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dark Funeral - Dark Funeral (Hammerheart Records 2020-02-07, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, trans. Blue or black vinyl, and on MC)
· Demons & Wizards - III (Century Media 2020-02-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes (Hammerheart Records 2020-02-07, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, 2LP (clear, trans purple, black vinyl))
· Ensiferum - From Afar (Hammerheart Records 2020-02-07, LP; add'l notes: Reissue; clear, trans. blue, or black vinyl)
· Ensiferum - Victory Songs (Hammerheart Records 2020-02-07, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, 2LP (clear, gold or black vinyl))
· Ensiferum - Iron (Hammerheart Records 2020-02-07, LP; add'l notes: Reissue; clear, trans. orange, or black vinyl))
· Flat Earth Society - Friends Are Temporary, Ego Is Forever (Art Gates Records 2020-02-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Funebre - Cranial Torment (Hammerheart Records 2020-02-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, black or ultra clear vinyl and on MC)
· Game Zero - W.A.R. - We Are Right (Art Gates Records 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Godstocks - Inescapable (Kscope Music 2020-02-07, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· Green, Peter - The End Of The Game (50th Anniversary Edition) (Esoteric Recordings 2020-02-21, CD; add'l notes: Remastered/expanded)
· Hardline - Life Live (Frontiers 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Infernal Angels - Devourer Of God From The Void (My Kingdom Music 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kreator - London Apocalyption - Live At The Roundhouse (Nuclear Blast 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kui, Jason - Naka (Prosthetic Records 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lucid Child - My Universe (Self-released 2020-02-21, LP; add'l notes: )
· Metal Mike - The Metalworker Demos + 6 (CMM Entertainment 2020-02-11, CD; add'l notes: Ltd 100 copies, signed)
· Morbid Death - Oxygen (Art Gates Records 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Necrowretch - The Ones From Hell (Season of Mist 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Night Flight Orchestra, The - Aeromantic (Nuclear Blast 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Operose - Oceans Of Starlight (Lion Music 2020-02-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Porupine Tree - In Absentia - Deluxe Edition (Kscope Music 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void (InsideOut Music 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Ascension (Season of Mist 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Semkina, Marjana - Sleepwalking (Kscope Music 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sepultura - Quadra (Nuclear Blast 2020-02-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Seven Spires - Emerald Seas (Frontiers 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Shakra - Mad World (AFM Records 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Suicide Silence - Become The Hunter (Nuclear Blast 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Svart Crown - Wolves Among The Ashes (Century Media 2020-02-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sylosis - Cycle Of Suffering (Nuclear Blast 2020-02-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tombs - Monarchy Of Shadows (Season of Mist 2020-02-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Toundra - Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari (InsideOut Music 2020-02-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Various Artists - Tidbeats (AMS Records 2020-02-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Verikalpa - Tüoppitanssi (Scarlet Records 2020-02-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vile - Stench Of The Deceased (Hammerheart Records 2020-02-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, green/black marble or black vinyl)
· Waiting For Monday - Waiting For Monday (Frontiers 2020-02-14, CD; add'l notes: )
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MARCH


· A.X.E. Project, The - Future Imperfect (Art Gates Records 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Allen / Olzon - Worlds Apart (Frontiers 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Almanac - Rush Of Death (Nuclear Blast 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here (Kscope Music 2020-03-12, LP; add'l notes: 2LP 140g clear vinyl, also CD)
· Ayreon - Electric Castle Live And Other Tales (Mascot Label Group 2020-03-27, BR; add'l notes: Also 2CD+DVD, 3LP, 2CD+2DVD+BR Earbook, Super Dlx Wooden Box Set)
· Blue Oyster Cult - 40th Anniversary - Agents of Fortune - Live 2016 (Frontiers 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blue Oyster Cult - Heaven Forbid (Frontiers 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Body Count - Carnivore (Century Media 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Born In Exile - Transcendence (Art Gates Records 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Burning Witches - Dance With The Devil (Nuclear Blast 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Capaldi, Jim - Open Your Heart - The Island Recordings 1972-1976 (Esoteric Recordings 2020-03-27, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 3CD/1DVD boxset, remastered with bonus maerial)
· Chimpan A - The Empathy Machine (Self-released 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: Also DL via Bandcamp)
· Coffeinne - Requiem (Art Gates Records 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Craft - Craft (Hammerheart Records 2020-03-26, LP; add'l notes: 5-LP picture disc boxset)
· DeadRisen - DeadRisen (AFM Records 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Deathcrush - The Single Series (Apollon Records 2020-03-13, LP; add'l notes: Ltd edition, 250 copies)
· Deathless Legacy - Saturnalia (Scarlet Records 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Earth Rot - Black Tides Of Obscurity (Season of Mist 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ecnephias - Seven - The Pact Of Debauchery (My Kingdom Music 2020-03-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fool's Ghost - Dark Woven Light (Prosthetic Records 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gotthard - #13 (Nuclear Blast 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Harem Scarem - Change The World (Frontiers 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hasswut - Atomkrieg (Art Gates Records 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Heaven Shall Burn - Of Truth And Sacrifice (Century Media 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hooded Menace - Never Cross The Dead (Hammerheart Records 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, CD, 2LP (clear or black vinyl), MC)
· Human Impact - Human Impact (Ipecac 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Huntsmen - Mandala Of Fear (Prosthetic Records 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hutten, Jonathan - Chants From Another Place (Kscope Music 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hyborian - Vol II (Season of Mist 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Irist - Order Of The Mind (Nuclear Blast 2020-03-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Jefferson Airplane - Long John Silver / Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (Esoteric Recordings 2020-03-27, CD; add'l notes: 2CD, remastered)
· Kantner, Paul; Grace Slick & David Freiburg - Baron Von Tollbooth And The Chrome Nun (Esoteric Recordings 2020-03-27, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Khymera - Master Of Illusions (Frontiers 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lucifer - Lucifer III (Century Media 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Master - Master (Hammerheart Records 2020-03-01, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, 2CD reiissue)
· Medico Peste - ? :The Black Bile (Season of Mist 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Morse Band, The Neal - The Great Adventour - Live In BRNO 2019 (InsideOut Music 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion (Nuclear Blast 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Novena - Eleventh Hour (Frontiers 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Omega Infinity - Solar Spectre (Season of Mist 2020-03-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Parsons Project, The Alan - Ammonia Avenue (Esoteric Recordings 2020-03-27, BR; add'l notes: Blu-Ray High Res Audio with 2 videos)
· Parsons Project, The Alan - Ammonia Avenue (Esoteric Recordings 2020-03-27, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 3CD/1BR/2LP boxset)
· Quel Che Disse Il Tuono - Il Velo Dei Riflessi (AMS Records 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rabin, Trevor - Changes (Gonzo Multimedia 2020-03-10, CD; add'l notes: 10CD set)
· Ravenscroft - See Through (Pavement Music 2020-03-20, DL; add'l notes: )
· Renaissance - Turn Of The Cards (Esoteric Recordings 2020-03-20, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 3CD/1DVD, remastered, expanded)
· Ross The Boss - Born Of Fire (AFM Records 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Semblant - Obscura (Frontiers 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Son Of Man - State Of Dystopia (Esoteric Recordings 2020-03-27, ; add'l notes: )
· Spirit Adrift - Chained To Oblivion (Prosthetic Records 2020-03-27, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, avail as b/w splatter or purple/w cloudy swirl)
· Third Grade, The - Of Fire And Ashes Part 2 (Art Gates Records 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Townsend Project, Devin - By A Thread - Live In London 2011 (InsideOut 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Viogression - Expound And Exhord (Hammerheart Records 2020-03-06, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, 2CD, LP, MC and digital)
· White Stones - Kuarahy (Nuclear Blast 2020-03-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wolf - Feeding The Machine (Century Media 2020-03-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· WuW - Rétablir L'Eternité (Prosthetic Records 2020-03-27, CD; add'l notes: )
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APRIL


· Absymal Dawn - Phylogensis (Season of Mist 2020-04-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Alligator Wine, The - Demons Of The Mind (Century Media 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anubis Gate - Covered In Colours (Nightmare Records 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Asenblut - Die Wilde Jagd (AFM Records 2020-04-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Barishi - Old Smoke (Season of Mist 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Benighted - Obscene Repressed (Season of Mist 2020-04-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bismarck - Oneiromancer (Apollon Records 2020-04-17, CD; add'l notes: Also LP and ltd edition blck/gold LP)
· Bloodbound - Bloodheads Unite (AFM Records 2020-04-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bonfire - Fistful Of Fire (AFM Records 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Cabal - Drag Me Down (Long Branch Records 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Calligram - The Eye Is The First Circle (Prosthetic Records 2020-04-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Calvert, Robert - Aerospaceage Inferno Live '86 (Purple Pyramid 2020-04-24, LP; add'l notes: Blue or Gold vinyl)
· Chained To Oblivion - Spirit Adrift (Prosthetic Records 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Cheatham, Andrew and Alan Wilkinson - The Vortex Of Past Time (A New Wave Of Jazz 2020-04-15, CD; add'l notes: Also DL)
· Collison - The Final Kill (Hammerheart Records 2020-04-01, CD; add'l notes: EP)
· Conception - State Of Deception (Self-released 2020-04-03, DL; add'l notes: )
· Ditch And The Delta, The - The Ditch And The Delta (Prosthetic Records 2020-04-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dynazty - A Dark Delight (AFM Records 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Emperor - As The Shadows Rise (Hammerheart Records 2020-04-20, LP; add'l notes: Picture disc)
· Fish On Friday - Black Rain (Esoteric Antenna 2020-04-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Frey, Jürg - Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot. (A New Wave Of Jazz 2020-04-15, CD; add'l notes: Also DL)
· Hawkwind - Roadhawks (Atomhenge 2020-04-24, LP; add'l notes: Reissue, remastered, incl poster)
· Hawkwind - Roadhawks (Atomhenge 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Helfró - Helfró (Season of Mist 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Katatonia - City Burials (Peacevilla Records 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Loviatar - Lightness (Prosthetic Records 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lyngroth, Simen - Looking For The Spark (Apollon Records 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: Also ltd edition LP w/booklet)
· Malmendier, Tom & Dirk Serries - Vanguard (A New Wave Of Jazz 2020-04-15, CD; add'l notes: Also DL)
· Nakatani, Tatsuya & Shane Parish - Interactivity (Cuneiform Records 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: Also Digital DL or HD Digital DL only)
· Nightwish - Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast 2020-04-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi (Nuclear Blast 2020-04-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pineapple Thief, The - Uncovering The Tracks (Kscope Music 2020-04-18, LP; add'l notes: Re-recorded favorites with new drummer)
· Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea (InsideOut 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Satriani, Joe - Shapeshifting (Sony Music/Legacy Recordings 2020-04-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Serries - Verhoeven - Webster - Praxis (A New Wave Of Jazz 2020-04-15, CD; add'l notes: Also DL)
· Serries/Taylor + Verhoeven - An Evening At Jazzblazzt (A New Wave Of Jazz 2020-04-15, CD; add'l notes: Also DL)
· Sett - First And Second (A New Wave Of Jazz 2020-04-15, CD; add'l notes: Also DL)
· Spirit - Tent Of Miracles (Esoteric Recordings 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: 2CD, remastered, expanded)
· Tētēma - Necroscape (Ipecac Recordings 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Taylor Trio, Chad feat. Brian Settles and Neil Podgurski - The Daily Biological (Cuneiform Records 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: Also digital DL or HD Digital DL only)
· Testament - Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thank Yous, The - Good Times Killing Us (Apollon Records 2020-04-30, CD; add'l notes: Also LP with CD)
· Thirlwell, JG & Simon Steensland - Oscillospira (Ipecac 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thompson, Daniel - Finch (A New Wave Of Jazz 2020-04-15, CD; add'l notes: Also DL)
· Trick Or Treat - The Legend Of The XII Saints (Scarlet Records 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Trouble - The Skull (Hammerheart Records 2020-04-04, DL; add'l notes: )
· Turmion Kätilöt - Global Warning (Nuclear Blast 2020-04-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Various - A Tribute to Keith Emerson and Greg Lake (Purple Pyramid 2020-04-10, CD; add'l notes: Also LP (orange vinyl))
· Volturian - Crimson (Scarlet Records 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vomiturition - A Leftover (Hammerheart Records 2020-04-01, CD; add'l notes: Also LP and MC)
· Webster, Colin - Dirk Serries - Light Industry (A New Wave Of Jazz 2020-04-15, CD; add'l notes: Also DL)
· Weserbergland - Am Ende Der Weit (Apollon Records 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: Also ltd edition LP)
· White, Snowy - Lucky Star - An Anthology 1983-1994 (Esoteric Recordings 2020-04-24, CD; add'l notes: 6CD clamshell, remastered, includes bonus tracks)
· Witches Of Doom - Funeral Radio (My Kingdom Music 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· WVRM - Colony Collapse (Prosthetic Records 2020-04-03, CD; add'l notes: )
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MAY


· ...And Oceans - Cosmic World Mother (Season of Mist 2020-05-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· AcxDC - Satan Is King (Prosthetic Records 2020-05-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· An Autumn For Crippled Children - All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet (Prosthetic Records 2020-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Astralborne - Eternity's End (Prosthetic Records 2020-05-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Avast - Avast (Apollon Records 2020-05-08, LP; add'l notes: Ltd edition 10-inch vinyl reissue on sublabel Darkhan Music)
· Avast - Avast (EP) (Darkhan Music 2020-05-08, LP; add'l notes: 10-inch reissue of 2016 release)
· Black Corona - The Mission (Art Gates Records 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bleed From Within - Fracture (Century Media 2020-05-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant (InsideOut 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Carach Angren - Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season of Mist 2020-05-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Chaos Magic feat. Caterina Nix - Desert Rose (EP) (Frontiers 2020-05-08, DL; add'l notes: Digital only release)
· Davey, Alan - Four Track Mind (Purple Pyramid 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: 4CD, Also DL)
· Del Vecchio, Alessandro - Sounds From The Notebook - The Demo Sessions (Frontiers 2020-05-29, DL; add'l notes: Digital only release)
· DeYoung, Dennis - 26 East: Volume 1 (Frontiers 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· FM - Synchronized (Frontiers 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Green Carnation - Leaves Of Yesterday (Season of Mist 2020-05-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Havok - V (Century Media 2020-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hawkstrel - Presents Pre-Med (Purple Pyramid 2020-05-08, CD; add'l notes: 3CD, Also DL)
· Her Chariot Awaits - Her Chariots Awaits (Frontiers 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hirsch Effekt, The - Kollaps (Long Branch Records 2020-05-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Holdsworth, Allan - Frankfurt '86 (Manifesto Records 2020-05-29, DVD; add'l notes: )
· Horisont - Sudden Death (Century Media 2020-05-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Irdorath - The Final Sin (Art Gates Records 2020-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lamb Of God - Lamb Of God (Nuclear Blast 2020-05-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mad Hatter - Pieces Of Reality (Art Gates Records 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Marcell, Julia - Skull Echo (Long Branch Records 2020-05-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Naglfar - Cerecloth (Century Media 2020-05-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· One Desire - Midnight Empire (Frontiers 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Paradise Lost - Obsidian (Nuclear Blast 2020-05-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pattern-Seeking Animals - Prehensile Tales (InsideOut Music 2020-05-15, CD; add'l notes: Also 2LP+CD and DL)
· Polak, Milan - Can't Please Everyone (Lion Music 2020-05-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pompei & The Pilts - iLive (Apollon Records 2020-05-08, LP; add'l notes: Ltd edition LP)
· Pretty Maids - Maid In Japan (Frontiers 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Resurrection - Embalmed Existence (Hammerheart Records 2020-05-01, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, 2CD, LP, plus 2LP with demos on disc 2, MC)
· Revenge - Strike.Smother.Dehumanize (Season of Mist 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rundgren's Utopia, Todd - Benefit For Moogy Klingman (Purple Pyramid 2020-05-01, DVD; add'l notes: 2DVD+4CD set)
· Ruphus - Inner Voice (Karisma Records 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: Also LP and ltd edition trans blue vinyl)
· Shaman Elephant - Wide Awake But Still Asleep (Karisma Records 2020-05-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Soulfly - Live Ritual NYC MMXIX (EP) (Nuclear Blast 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Space Octopus, The - Tomorrow We'll Be Gone (Art Gates Records 2020-05-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Strawbs - Heartbreak Hill (Esoteric Recordings 2020-05-29, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Strawbs - Burning For You (Esoteric Recordings 2020-05-29, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Subsignal - A Song For The Homeless - Live In Russelsheim 2019 (Gentle Art Of Music 2020-05-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Triptykon - With the Metropole Orkesti: Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) (Century Media 2020-05-15, CD/DVD; add'l notes: Also LP+DVD)
· Trouble - Psalm 9 (Hammerheart Records 2020-05-01, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, 2CD, LP, MC and digital (4/2/2020))
· Vader - Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast 2020-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Witchcraft - Black Metal (Nuclear Blast 2020-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
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JUNE


· 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, expanded, remastered)
· Be-Bop Deluxe - Axe Victim (Esoteric Recordings 2020-06-19, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 3CD/1DVD Ltd Ed. box, remastered, expanded)
· Black Orchid Empire - Semaphore (Long Branch Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blue Oyster Cult - Curse Of The Hidden Mirror (Frontiers 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Blue Oyster Cult - iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012 (Frontiers 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blues Pills - Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast 2020-06-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bring Out Your Dead - Macedonia (Art Gates 2020-06-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dead Head - Kill Division (Hammerheart Records 2020-06-05, CD; add'l notes: Reissue; 2CD, LP digital)
· Electric Mob - Discharge (Frontiers 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Exit - Traces Of Human Existence (Art Gates Records 2020-06-12, CD; 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 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Iona - The Book Of Iona (Purple Pyramid 2020-06-20, CD; add'l notes: 17-CDs!)
· Kansas - The Absence Of Presence (InsideOut 2020-06-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Karlsson's Free Fall, Magnus - We Are The Night (Frontiers 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kryptograf - Kryptotraf (Apollon Records 2020-06-12, CD; add'l notes: Also LP and ltd edition LP)
· 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: )
· Moonlight Haze - Lunaris (Scarlet Records 2020-06-12, 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 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 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 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


· Destruction - Born To Thrash - Live In Germany (Nuclear Blast 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Enuff Z'Nuff - Brainwashed Generation (Frontiers 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fatal Fusion - Dissonant Minds (Apollon Records 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· Grant, Michael & The Assassins - Always The Villain (Frontiers 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Howe, Steve - Love Is (Burning Shed 2020-07-31, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· 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: )
· 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: )
· Pixie Ninja - Colours Out Of Space (Apollon Records 2020-07-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Primal Fear - Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast 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 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Spiro, Mark - 2+2 = 5: Best Of + Rarities (Frontiers 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 2020-07-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· 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: )
· Wilderun - Veil Of Imagination (Century Media 2020-07-17, CD; add'l notes: )
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AUGUST


· Arctic Rain - The One (Frontiers 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Avatar - Hunter Gatherer (Century Media 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape (Century Media 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Rose Maze - Black Rose Maze (Frontiers 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dukes Of The Orient - Freakshow (Frontiers 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: Feat. John Payne and Erick Norlander)
· In Flames - Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition) (Nuclear Blast 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Invocator - Weave The Apocalypse (Hammerheart Records 2020-08-01, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, 2CD and on LP)
· King Buzzo - Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac 2020-08-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lionville - Magic Is Alive (Frontiers 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Manticora - To Live To Kill To Live (ViciSolum Records 2020-08-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ramos, Josh - My Many Sides (Frontiers 2020-08-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· The Tangent - Auto Reconnaissance (InsideOut Music 2020-08-21, CD; add'l notes: )
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SEPTEMBER


· Gazpacho - Fireworker (KScope 2020-09-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Invocator - Excursion Demise (Hammerheart Records 2020-09-01, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, 2CD and on LP)
· 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)
· Oceans Of Slumber - Oceans Of Slumber (Century Media 2020-09-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· 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: )
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OCTOBER


· Amaranthe - Manifest (Nuclear Blast 2020-10-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blue Oyster Cult - The Symbol Remains (Frontiers 2020-10-09, 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)
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