JANUARY


· Accept - Restless & Live (Nuclear Blast 2017-01-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Akoma - Revangels (Massacre Records 2017-01-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ancestral - Master Of Fate (Iron Shield Records 2017-01-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Aranis - Smells Like (Home Records 2017-01-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Aversions Crown - Xenocide (Nuclear Blast 2017-01-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Barclay James Harvest - XII (Cherry Red 2017-01-06, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 2CD+DVD, remastered and expanded)
· Blackfield - Blackfield V (Kscope 2017-01-20, CD; add'l notes: Also CD/BR)
· Blonde On Blonde - Rebirth (Esoteric Recordings 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Blonde On Blonde - Reflections On A Life (Esoteric Recordings 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Borealis - World Of Silence MMXVII (AFM Records 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Code Orange - Forever (Roadrunner Records 2017-01-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Deathless Legacy - Dance With Devils (Scarlet Records 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Deserted Fear - Dead Shores Rising (Century Media 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Firewind - Immortals (AFM Records 2017-01-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gandalf - Journey To An Imaginary Land (Esoteric Recordings 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Garcia, John - The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues (Napalm Records 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Grave Digger - Healed By Metal (Napalm Records 2017-01-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hawkwind - The GWR Years: 1988-1991 (Cherry Red 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: 3CD clamshell box, Atomhendge imprint)
· Jupiter Hollow - Odyssey (Self-released 2017-01-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Karn, Mick - Three Part Species (Kscope 2017-01-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue on vinyl)
· Karn, Mick - The Concrete Twin (Kscope 2017-01-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue on vinyl)
· Karn, Mick - More Better Different (Kscope 2017-01-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue on vinyl)
· Karn, Mick - Each Eye A Path (Kscope 2017-01-01, LP; add'l notes: Reissue on vinyl)
· Keylock, Aaron - Cut Against The Grain (Mascot Label Group 2017-01-01, CD; add'l notes: EP)
· Kreator - Gods Of Violence (Nuclear Blast 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lancer - Mastery (Nuclear Blast 2017-01-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Magnum - The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads (SPV 2017-01-06, CD; add'l notes: Jan 20 NA; remastered, some newly re-recorded and remixed)
· Memoriam - The Hellfire Demos II (Nuclear Blast 2017-01-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Move, The - Magnetic Waves Of Sound - The Best Of The Move (Esoteric Recordings 2017-01-27, CD/DVD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Murder Of My Sweet, The - Echoes Of The Aftermath (Frontiers Music 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mystic Prophecy - Vengeance (Massacre Records 2017-01-13, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Pearcy, Stephen - Smash (Frontiers Music 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pineapple Thief, The - Someone Here Is Missing (Kscope 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Pineapple Thief, The - Little Man (Kscope 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Porcupine Tree - The Delerium Years 1991-1993 (Kscope 2017-01-01, LP; add'l notes: 9LP box set incl. remastered versions of first 2 PT albums and more)
· Pride Of Lions - Fearless (Frontiers Music 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Russell's Great White, Jack - He Saw It Comin' (Frontiers Music 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sabouné, Nicole - Miman (Century Media 2017-01-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sepultura - Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast 2017-01-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vanishing Point - Tangled In Dream (AFM Records 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: 2CD special edition, reissue)
· Vanishing Point - Embrace The Silence (AFM Records 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Various - L.V. Beethoven - Ode To Perfection (Lion Music 2017-01-26, DL; add'l notes: )
· Victorius - Heart Of The Phoenix (Massacre Records 2017-01-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Xandria - Theater Of Dimensions (Napalm Records 2017-01-27, CD; add'l notes: )
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FEBRUARY


· Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud (Tour Edition) (Nuclear Blast 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anthrax - For All Kings (Tour Edition) (Nuclear Blast 2017-02-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Antropomorphia - Sermon Ov Wrath (Metal Blade 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Armored Saint - Carpe Noctum (Metal Blade 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Asia - Symfonia - Live In Bulgaria 2013 (Frontiers Music 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: Also BR)
· Battle Beast - Bringer Of Pain (Nuclear Blast 2017-02-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Benighted - Necrobreed (Season Of Mist 2017-02-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire (Nuclear Blast 2017-02-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bloodbound - War Of Dragons (AFM Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Born Again - Strike With Power (Massacre Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bowness, Tim - Lost In The Ghost Light (InsideOut Music 2017-02-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Chicago London Underground - A Night Walking Through Mirrors (Cuneiform Records 2017-02-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Crippled Black Phoenix - A Love Of Shared Disasters (Kscope 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Crystal Viper - Queen Of The Witches (AFM Records 2017-02-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Disperse - Foreword (Season Of Mist 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Edenbridge - The Great Momentum (SPV/Steamhammer 2017-02-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ex Deo - The Immortal Wars (Napalm Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ghost Iris - Blind World (Long Branch Records 2017-02-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hackett, Steve & Djabe - Summer Storms & Rocking Rivers (Esoteric Antenna 2017-02-24, DVD; add'l notes: )
· Haken - Visions (InsideOut Music 2017-02-03, CD; add'l notes: 2CD, Also LP)
· Haken - Aquarius (InsideOut Music 2017-02-03, CD; add'l notes: 2CD, Also LP)
· Hark - Machinations (Season Of Mist 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Helion Prime - Helion Prime (AFM Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Horisont - About Time (Century Media 2017-02-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Iamthemorning - Belighted (Kscope 2017-02-10, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Immolation - Atonement (Nuclear Blast 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lionville - A World Of Fools (Frontiers Music 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Memoriam - For The Fallen (Nuclear Blast 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Microscopic Septet, The - Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me: The Micros Play The Blues (Cuneiform Records 2017-02-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mors Principium Est - Embers For A Dying World (AFM Records 2017-02-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mute Gods, The - Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth (InsideOut Music 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· My Sleeping Karma - Mela Ananda - Live! (Napalm Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nelson, Bill - My Secret Studio - Vol 1 (Cocteau Discs 2017-02-18, ; add'l notes: 4CD clamshell box)
· Overkill - The Grinding Wheel (Nuclear Blast 2017-02-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Palermo Big Band, The Ed - The Great Un-American Songbook - Volumes I & II (Cuneiform Records 2017-02-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Persefone - Aathma (Self-released 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pineapple Thief, The - Tightly Unwound (Kscope 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Pineapple Thief, The - Variations On A Dream (Kscope 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Place Vendome - Close To The Sun (Frontiers Music 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pyogenesis - A Kingdom To Disappear (AFM Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rafferty, Gerry - Can I Have My Money Back? (Esoteric Recordings 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Sanctuary - Inception (Century Media 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sinister - Syncretism (Massacre Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Six Feet Under - Torment (Metal Blade 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Suicide Silence - Suicide Silence (Nuclear Blast 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thinking Plague - Hoping Against Hope (Cuneiform Records 2017-02-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tokyo Motor Fist - Tokyo Motor Fist (Frontiers Music 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unicorn - Blue Pine Trees (Esoteric Recordings 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Unruly Child - Can't Go Home (Frontiers Music 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vendetta - The 5th (Massacre Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Virgin Steele - Visions Of Eden (SPV/Steamhammer 2017-02-17, CD; add'l notes: 2CD reissue - disc 1 remixed; disc 2 remastered)
· Warpath - Bullets For A Desert Session (Massacre Records 2017-02-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard - Supersonic Rock'n Roll (Napalm Records 2017-02-24, CD; add'l notes: )
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MARCH


· Arch Enemy - As The Stages Burn! (Century Media 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Art Of Anarchy - The Madness (Century Media 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Atlas Pain - What The Oak Left (Scarlet Records 2017-03-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Barbieri, Richard - Planets + Persona (Kscope 2017-03-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bitterfeldt - Götzen.Dämmerung (Masscare Records 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Map - In Droves (Long Branch Records 2017-03-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Black Mirrors - Funky Queen (Napalm Records 2017-03-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blake, Tim - Blake's New Jerusalem (Esoteric Recordings 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Blake, Tim - Crystal Machine (Esoteric Recordings 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Blood Divisions - Cardinal One (Metal Blade 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Body Count - Bloodlust (Century Media 2017-03-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Caruso, Frank - Kaleidoscope II (Lion Music 2017-03-30, DL; add'l notes: )
· Cellador - Off The Grid (Scarlet Records 2017-03-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Choirs Of Veritas - I Am The Way, The Truth And The Life (Underground Symphony 2017-03-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Cut Up - Wherever They May Rot (Metal Blade 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Damnations Day - A World Awakens (Sensory 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Danko Jones - Wild Cat (AFM Records 2017-03-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dodecahedron - Kwintessens (Season Of Mist 2017-03-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Doomsday Kingdom, The - The Doomsday Kingdom (Nuclear Blast 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eclipse - Monumentum (Frontiers Music 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Evocation - The Shadow Archetype (Metal Blade 2017-03-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fit For An Autopsy - The Great Collapse (Long Branch Records 2017-03-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hackett, Steve - The Night Siren (InsideOut Music 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Havok - Conformicide (Century Media 2017-03-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· House Of Lords - Saint Of The Lost Souls (Frontiers Music 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Invidia - As The Sun Sleeps (SPV/Steamhammer 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Little Free Rock - Little Free Rock (Esoteric Recordings 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Lux Perpetua - The Curse Of The Iron King (Underground Symphony 2017-03-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mantar - The Spell (Nuclear Blast 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Memoriam - For The Fallen (Nuclear Blast 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Night Ranger - Don't Let Up (Frontiers Music 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: Also BR)
· Nova Collective - The Further Side (Metal Blade 2017-03-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· One Desire - One Desire (Frontiers Music 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Operose - Footprints In The Hourglass (Lion Music 2017-03-23, DL; add'l notes: )
· Pallbearer - Heartless (Nuclear Blast 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Replacire - Do Not Deviate (Season Of Mist 2017-03-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Righteous Vendetta - Cursed (Century Media 2017-03-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sinner - Tequila Suicide (AFM Records 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Steel Seal - The Lion's Den (Underground Symphony 2017-03-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Stormage - Dead Of Night (Masscare Records 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Stormhammer - Welcome To The End (Masscare Records 2017-03-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Svart Crown - Abreaction (Century Media 2017-03-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Toxpack - Schall & Rausch (Napalm Records 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unicorn - One More Tomorrow (Esoteric Recordings 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Unicorn - Too Many Crooks (Esoteric Recordings 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, expanded)
· Warbringer - Woe To The Vanquished (Napalm Records 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· White Willow - Future Hopes (Laser's Edge, The 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Windswept - The Great Cold Steppe (Season Of Mist 2017-03-31, CD; add'l notes: )
· Within The Ruins - Halfway Human (Long Branch Records 2017-03-03, CD; add'l notes: )
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APRIL


· Accept - Restless And Wild (Platinum Edition) (AFM Records 2017-04-14, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Accept - Breaker (Platinum Edition) (AFM Records 2017-04-14, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Accept - I'm A Rebel (Platinum Edition) (AFM Records 2017-04-14, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Accept - Accept (Platinum Edition) (AFM Records 2017-04-14, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Adrenaline Rush - Soul Survivor (Frontiers Music 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anewrage - Life Related Symptoms (Scarlet Records 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Arthemis - Blood-Fury-Domination (Scarlet Records 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Badass - More Pain, More Gain (Lion Music 2017-04-15, DL; add'l notes: )
· Barclay James Harvest - XII (Esoteric Recordings 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: 2CD+1DVD, remastered/expanded edition)
· Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic: Live (Metal Blade 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blake, Tim - Magick (Esoteric Recordings 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Borealis - Fall From Grace (AFM Records 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Cirith Ungol - King Of The Dead (Ultimate Edition) (Metal Blade 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: Remastered, bonus tracks, bonus DVD; LP version also avail, see MB website)
· Crazy Lixx - Ruff Justice (Frontiers Music 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Cryonic Temple - Into The Glorious Battle (Scarlet Records 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dimmu Borgir - Forces If The Northern Night (Nuclear Blast 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Doomsday Kingdom, The - The Doomsday Kingdom (Nuclear Blast 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Emerson, Keith - Off The Shelf (Esoteric Recordings 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian Live (Metal Blade 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Fierce And The Dead, The - Field Recordings (Bad Elephant 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Firespawn - The Reprobate (Century Media 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Game Over - Blessed Are The Heretics EP (Scarlet Records 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ghost Bath - Starmourner (Nuclear Blast 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Harlott - Extinction (Metal Blade 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Jamieson, Don - Communication Breakdown (Metal Blade 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Jotnar - Connected/Condemned (Masscare Records 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Krokus - Big Rocks (Century Media 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Life Of Agony - A Place Where There's No More Pain (Napalm Records 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lonely Robot - The Big Dream (InsideOut Music 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Magic Pie - Magic Pie Collectors Box (Karisma Records 2017-04-28, LP; add'l notes: Limited to 100 copies; includes all 4 MP releases on vinyl, logo slipmat, demo CD... more...)
· Mammoth Mammoth - Mount The Mountain (Napalm Records 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· McGear, Michael - Woman (Esoteric Recordings 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Midnight Rider - Manifestation (Masscare Records 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mystic Prophecy - Regressus (Masscare Records 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: Remastered with bonus tracks)
· Necrowretch - Satanic Slavery (Season Of Mist 2017-04-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Night Demon - Darkness Remains (Century Media 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: Also released by SPV)
· Nightbringer - Terra Damnata (Season Of Mist 2014-04-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nine Shrines - Nine Shrines (Mascot Label Group 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Patto - Patto (Esoteric Recordings 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: Remastered/expanded)
· Patto - Hold Your Fire (Esoteric Recordings 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: 2CD remastered/expanded)
· Pell, Axel Rudi - The Ballads V (SPV 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Procol Harum - Novum (Eagle Records 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: First album in 14 years!)
· Quintessence - Move Into The Light - The Complete Island Recordings 1969-1971 (Esoteric Recordings 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Sailing To Nowhere - Lost In Time (Underground Symphony 2017-04-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sinheresy - Domino (Scarlet Records 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Stahlmann - Bastard (AFM Records 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Treat - The Road More Or Less Traveled (Frontiers Music 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: Also BR)
· Trial - Motherless (Metal Blade 2017-04-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unruly Child - Reigning Frogs - The Box Set Collection (Frontiers Music 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Until Rain - Inure (Sensory 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vampire - With Primeval Force (Century Media 2017-04-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Varg - Götterd&aouml;mmerung (Napalm Records 2017-04-14, CD; add'l notes: EP)
· Wolfpakk - Wolves Reign (AFM Records 2017-04-28, CD; add'l notes: )
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MAY


· Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea (Napalm Records 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anubis - The Second Hand (Self-released 2017-05-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Autopsy - Mental Funeral (Peaceville Records 2017-05-05, LP; add'l notes: Ltd. ed. picture disc with special cutout sleeve)
· Avatarium - Hurricanes And Halos (Nuclear Blast 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Below - Upon A Pale Horse (Metal Blade 2017-05-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blake, Tim - The Tide Of The Century (Esoteric Recordings 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: Remastered)
· Blanke, Toto - Electric Circus (Chicadisc 2017-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bubblemath - Edit Peptide (Cuneiform Records 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Candlemass - Dark Art The Veils Of Death (Peaceville Records 2017-05-12, LP; add'l notes: 7-inch ltd. ed. single)
· Cheer-Accident - Putting Off Death (Cuneiform Records 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Danzig - Black Laden Crown (AFM Records 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dead Daisies, The - Live & Louder (Spitfire/SPV 2017-05-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· DragonForce - Reaching Into Infinity (earMusic 2017-05-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dream Evil - Six (Century Media 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Earth Electric - Vol 1: Solar (Season Of Mist 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eisregen - Fleischfilm (Masscare Records 2017-05-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ektomorf - Warpath (AFM Records 2017-05-05, CD/DVD; add'l notes: )
· Fish On Friday - Quiet Life (Esoteric Antenna 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gila - Free Electric Sound (Garden Of Delights 2017-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· God Dethroned - The World Ablaze (Metal Blade 2017-05-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Great Harry Hillman, The - Tilt (Cuneiform Records 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Harem Scarem - United (Frontiers Music 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Hate - Tremendum (Napalm Records 2017-05-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Helker - Firesoul (AFM Records 2017-05-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Inglorious - Inglorious II (Frontiers Music 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance Live (Peaceville Records 2017-05-05, LP; add'l notes: 2LP)
· Kobra And The Lotus - Prevail I (Napalm Records 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mastercastle - Wine Of Heaven (Scarlet Records 2017-05-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mattsson's Vision, Lars Eric - Lars Eric Mattsson's Vision (Lion Music 2017-05-04, DL; add'l notes: 25th anniv. Remaster)
· Mindfar - The Dark Tower (Underground Symphony 2017-05-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Miriodor - Signal 9 (Cuneiform Records 2017-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Motionless In White - Graveyard Shift (Roadrunner Records 2017-05-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Night Flight Orchestra, The - Amber Galactic (Nuclear Blast 2017-05-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Nirvana - Local Anaesthetic (Esoteric Recordings 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: UK band, Remastered/expanded)
· Nirvana - Songs Of Love And Praise (Esoteric Recordings 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: UK band, remastered/expanded)
· Nitrogods - Roadkill BBQ (SPV/Steamhammer 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Patto - Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out (Esoteric Recordings 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: Remastered/expanded)
· Patto - Monkey's Bum (Esoteric Recordings 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: Remastered/expanded)
· Phoenix Again - Unexplored (Black Widow Records 2017-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Psi - Horizonte (Chicadisc 2017-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rhapsody Of Fire - Legendary Years (AFM Records 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Riis, Bjørn - Forever Comes To An End (Karisma Records 2017-05-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rock Alchemist, The - Elements (Lion Music 2017-05-18, DL; add'l notes: )
· Royal Hunt - 2016 (Frontiers Music 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: Live 2CD/DVD, BR recorded in 2016 to celebrate RH's 25th anniversary)
· Samurai Of Prog, The - On We Sail (Seacrest Oy 2017-05-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Seven Kingdoms - Decennium (Napalm Records 2017-05-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sjoblom's Gungfly, Rikard - On Her Journey To The Sun (InsideOut Music 2017-05-19, CD; add'l notes: )
· Solstafir - Berdreyminn (Season Of Mist 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sylvan, Nad - The Bride Said No (InsideOut Music 2017-05-26, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tempio Delle Clessidre, Il - Il Ludere (Black Widow Records 2017-05-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thirteenth Sun - Stardust (Aural Music 2017-05-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ulsect - Ulsect (Season Of Mist 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unity, The - The Unity (SPV 2017-05-05, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vanden Plas - The Seraphic Live Works (Frontiers Music 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: Live CD/DVD, recorded at ProgPower USA in 2011)
· Vola - October Session EP (Self-released 2017-05-30, DL; add'l notes: 2 song ep feat alt. versions of tracks from Inmazes (2016))
· Voyager - Ghost Mile (IAV Records 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Warrant - Louder Harder Faster (Frontiers Music 2017-05-12, CD; add'l notes: )
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JUNE


· Adrenaline Mob - We The People (Century Media 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anathema - The Optimist (Kscope 2017-06-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anthriel - Transcendence (Lion Music 2017-06-15, CD; add'l notes: DL as well)
· Bent Knee - Land Animal (InsideOut 2017-06-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Broken Hope - Mutilated And Assimilated (Century Media 2017-06-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Caligula's Horse - Moments From Ephemeral City (InsideOut Music 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Caligula's Horse - The Tide, The Thief & River's End (InsideOut Music 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: Reissue)
· Carach Angren - Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten (Season Of Mist 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Cellar Darling - This Is The Sound (Nuclear Blast 2017-06-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Comedy Of Errors - House Of The Mind (Self-released 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Darkthrone - Burial Bliss / Visual Aggression (Peaceville Records 2017-06-23, LP; add'l notes: 7-inch ltd. ed. single to celebrate 30th anniv.)
· DGM - Passing Stages: Live In Milan and Atlanta (Frontiers Music 2017-06-02, BR; add'l notes: Also deluxe edition of 2CDs and DVD)
· Entrails - World Inferno (Metal Blade 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Excalion - Dream Alive (Scarlet Records 2017-06-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ferrymen, The - The Ferrymen (Frontiers Music 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Figures - Chronos (Self-released 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: EP)
· Foscor - Les Irreals Visions (Season Of Mist 2017-06-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Goatwhore - Vengeful Ascension (Metal Blade 2017-06-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Iced Earth - Incorruptible (Century Media 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Igorrr - Savage Sinusoid (Metal Blade 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Jorn - Life On Death Road (Frontiers Music 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mattsson's Vision, Lars Eric - 2: 1993 (Lion Music 2017-06-01, DL; add'l notes: )
· Merrimack - Omegaphilia (Season Of Mist 2017-06-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Municipal Waste - Slime And Punishment (Nuclear Blast 2017-06-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· My Regime - Deranged Patterns (Scarlet Records 2017-06-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ohrenfeindt - Zwei Fäuste Für Rock 'n' Roll (AFM Records 2017-06-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Primal Fear - Angels Of Mercy - Live In Germany (Frontiers Music 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pristine - Ninja (Nuclear Blast 2017-06-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Radiation Romeos - Radiation Romeos (Frontiers Music 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ramsey, Robert - Confound And Disturb (Bad Elephant 2017-06-23, CD; add'l notes: )
· Riot - Inishmore (Metal Blade 2017-06-30, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, also LP, DL)
· Riot - Shine On (Metal Blade 2017-06-30, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, also LP, DL)
· Riot - Sons Of Society (Metal Blade 2017-06-30, CD; add'l notes: Reissue, also LP, DL)
· Secret Sphere - The Nature Of Time (Frontiers Music 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· SikTh - The Future In Whose Eyes? (Peaceville Records 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Stahlmann - Bastard (AFM Records 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Stone Sour - Hydrograd (Roadrunner Records 2017-06-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Styx - The Mission (Alpha Dog 2T/UMe 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Suffocation - ...Of The Dark Light (Nuclear Blast 2017-06-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tankard - One Foot In The Grave (Nuclear Blast 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tombs - The Grand Annihilation (Metal Blade 2017-06-16, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tuesday The Sky - Drift (InsideOut Music 2017-06-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unleash The Archers - Apex (Napalm Records 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vallenfyre - Fear Those Who Fear Him (Century Media 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
· Waldo, Nicolas - Equilibrium (Lion Music 2017-06-12, DL; add'l notes: )
· Wednesday 13 - Condolences (Nuclear Blast 2017-06-02, CD; add'l notes: )
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JULY


· 10cc - Before, During, After: The Story Of 10cc (Universal Music Catalogue 2017-07-28, CD; add'l notes: 4-disc box set)
· Aborted - Bathos (Century Media 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: EP)
· All 4 1 - World's Best Hope (Frontiers Music 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blind Guardian - Live Beyond The Spheres (Nuclear Blast 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bloodclot - Up In Arms (Metal Blade 2017-07-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bonnet Band, Graham - Live...Here Comes The Night (Frontiers Music 2017-07-07, BR; add'l notes: Also CD/DVD)
· Byzantine - The Cicada Tree (Metal Blade 2017-07-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Decapitated - Anticult (Nuclear Blast 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Discipline - Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea (Laser's Edge 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Edguy - Monuments (Nuclear Blast 2017-07-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Execration - Return To The Void (Metal Blade 2017-07-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Impure Wilhelmina - Radiation (Season Of Mist 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· In This Moment - Ritual (Roadrunner Records 2017-07-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kissin' Dynamite - Generation Goodbye - Dynamite Nights (AFM Records 2017-07-14, CD; add'l notes: )
· Marillion - Misplaced Childhood - Deluxe Edtion (Parlophone 2017-07-21, CD; add'l notes: 4CD/BR or 4LP box set)
· Masterplan - PumpKings (AFM Records 2017-07-28, CD; add'l notes: Band covers Helloween songs)
· Mattsson's Vision, Lars Eric - Live+ (Lion Music 2017-07-06, DL; add'l notes: )
· Memoriam - The Hellfire Demos III (Nuclear Blast 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Minnemann, Marco - Borrego (Lazy Bones 2017-07-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mr. Big - Defying Gravity (Frontiers Music 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Next To None - Phases (InsideOut 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Orden Ogan - Gunmen (AFM Records 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pinnick Gales Pridgen - PGP 2 (Magna Carta 2017-07-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rage - Seasons Of The Black (Nuclear Blast 2017-07-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· Rings Of Saturn - Ultu Ulla (Nuclear Blast 2017-07-28, CD; add'l notes: )
· River Black - River Black (Season Of Mist 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Riverdogs - California (Frontiers Music 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tangent, The - The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery (InsideOut 2017-07-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ten - Gothica (Frontiers Music 2017-07-07, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tower Of Babel - Lake Of Fire (Lion Music 2017-07-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wintersun - The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast 2017-07-21, CD; add'l notes: )
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AUGUST


· Accept - The Rise Of Chaos (Nuclear Blast 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Apokalyptischen Reiter, Die - Der Rote Reiter (Nuclear Blast 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Circus Maximus - Havoc Live In Oslo ( 2017-08-04, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 2CD/DVD and 2CD/BR)
· Claypool Lennon Delirium, The - Lime And Limpid Green (Self-released 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: EP)
· Crimfall - Amain (Metal Blade 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dagoba - Black Nova (Century Media 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dead Lord - In Ignorance We Trust (Century Media 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dirkschneider - Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted! (AFM Records 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Draper, Paul - Spooky Action (Kscope 2017-08-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eden's Curse - Revisited 2007 - 2017 (AFM Records 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ektomorf - Warpath (AFM Records 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eloy - The Vision, The Sword And The Pyre (Artist Station Records/Soulfood 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eluveitie - Evocation II: Pantheon (Nuclear Blast 2017-08-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eskimo Callboy - The Scene (Century Media 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Haunted, The - Strength In Numbers (Century Media 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Janara, La - La Janara (Black Widow Records 2017-08-21, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kryptonite - Kryptonite (Frontiers Music 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Leng Tch'e - Razorgrind (Season Of Mist 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Leprous - Malina (InsideOut 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lurking Fear, The - Out Of The Voiceless Grave (Century Media 2017-08-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mattsson's Vision, Lars Eric - Till The End Of Time (Lion Music 2017-08-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mystery - Second Home (Unicorn Digital 2017-08-01, DVD; add'l notes: )
· Nights, The - The Nights (Frontiers Music 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Quiet Riot - Road Rage (Frontiers Music 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Serious Black - Magic (AFM Records 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Thy Art Is Murder - Dear Desolation (Nuclear Blast 2017-08-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ulvedharr - Total War (Scarlet Records 2017-08-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Venom Inc. - Ave (Nuclear Blast 2017-08-11, CD; add'l notes: )
· Weg Einer Freheit, Der - Finisterre (Season Of Mist 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wilson, Steven - To The Bone (Caroline International 2017-08-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· World Trade - Unify (Frontiers Music 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: )
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SEPTEMBER


· Arch Enemy - Will To Power (Century Media 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Caligula's Horse - In Contact (InsideOut Music 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Comeback Kid - Outsider (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Diablo Blvd - Zero Hour (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Emil Bulls - Kill Your Demons (AFM Records 2017-09-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Epica - The Solace System EP (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gizmodrome - Gizmodrome (earMusic 2017-09-15, ; add'l notes: )
· Hell In The Club - See You On The Dark Side (Frontiers Music 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Implore - Subjugate (Century Media 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Jag Panzer - The Deviant Chord (Steamhammer/SPV 2017-09-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kadavar - Rough Times (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kee Of Hearts - Kee Of Hearts (Frontiers Music 2017-09-25, CD; add'l notes: Kee Marcello, Tommy Heart)
· Mystery - Second Home (Unicorn Digital 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: 2CD set)
· Nocturnal Rites - Phoenix (AFM Records 2017-09-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Paradise Lost - Medusa (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Radio Moscow - New Beginnings (Century Media 2017-09-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Todd & The Conflict, Josh - Year Of The Tiger (Century Media 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wayward Sons - Ghosts Yet To Come ( 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
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OCTOBER


· Chrysilia - Et In Arcadia Ego (Lion Music 2017-10-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Then Comes Silence - Blood (Nuclear Blast 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vuur - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities (InsideOut Music 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: )
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