JANUARY


· Leaves' Eyes - Sign Of The Dragonhead (AFM Records 2018-01-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tankard - Hyms For The Drunk (AFM Records 2018-01-12, CD; add'l notes: )
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FEBRUARY


· Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone (Metal Blade 2018-02-09, CD; add'l notes: )
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MARCH


· Ministry - AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blat 2018-03-09, 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: )
· Seviour, Kim - Recovery Is Learning (White Star Records 2017-07-28, 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: )
· Townsend Project, Devin - Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv (InsideOut Music 2018-07-06, DVD; 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: )
· Dawn Of Disease - Ascension Gate (Napalm Records 2017-08-11, 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: )
· End Of Green - Void Estate (Napalm Records 2017-08-18, CD; add'l notes: )
· Eskimo Callboy - The Scene (Century Media 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Exit Eden - Rhapsodies In Black (Napalm Records 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Haunted, The - Strength In Numbers (Century Media 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Holm Klarin, Mathias - Dream Catch (Lion Music 2017-08-31, 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: )
· Portrait - Burn The World (Metal Blade 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Quiet Riot - Road Rage (Frontiers Music 2017-08-04, CD; add'l notes: )
· Russkaja - Kosmopoliturbo (Napalm Records 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: )
· Various Artists - Sky Music: A Tribute To Terje Rypdal (Rune Grammofon 2017-08-25, CD; add'l notes: Also 2LP)
· Various Artists - Sky Music: A Tribute To Terje Rypdal Vol. 2 (Rune Grammofon 2017-08-25, LP; add'l notes: Ltd ed. of 2 outtakes not on main tribute, includes CD version)
· 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


· Act of Defiance - Old Scars, New Wounds (Metal Blade 2017-09-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Alter Bridge - Live At The 02 Arena + Rarities (Napalm Records 2017-09-08, CD; add'l notes: )
· Anubis Gate - Covered In Black (Nightmare Records 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Arch Enemy - Will To Power (Century Media 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Belphegor - Totenritual (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Bjork, Brant - Europe '16 (Napalm Records 2017-09-22, 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: )
· Cripper - Follow Me:Kill (Metal Blade 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Daydream XI - The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn (Sensory 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Deninzon, Joe & Stratospheerius - Guilty Of Innocence (Melodic Revolution Records 2017-09-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Diablo Blvd - Zero Hour (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Dirty Thrills - Heavy Living (Frontiers Music 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Emil Bulls - Kill Your Demons (AFM Records 2017-09-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ensiferum - Two Paths (Metal Blade 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Epica - The Solace System EP (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Evil Invaders - Feed Me Violence (Napalm Records 2017-09-30, CD; add'l notes: )
· Gilmour, David - Live At Pompeii (self-released 2017-09-29, CD/DVD; add'l notes: Avail 2CD, 2DVD, 2BR, 2CD/2BR, and 4LP)
· Gizmodrome - Gizmodrome (earMusic 2017-09-15, ; add'l notes: )
· Grave Pleasures - Motherblood (Century Media 2017-09-29, CD; 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: )
· Kaipa - Children Of The Sounds (InsideOut Music 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Kee Of Hearts - Kee Of Hearts (Frontiers Music 2017-09-25, CD; add'l notes: Kee Marcello, Tommy Heart)
· Levin, Pete - Möbius (MoonJune Records 2017-09-25, CD; add'l notes: )
· Mastodon - Cold Dark Place (Warner Bros 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: EP)
· Motorpsycho - The Tower (Rune Grammofon 2017-09-08, CD; add'l notes: 2CD set)
· 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: )
· Otherwise - Sleeping Lions (Century Media 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Paradise Lost - Medusa (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Primus - The Desaturating Seven (ATO Records 2017-09-29, CD; add'l notes: )
· Radio Moscow - New Beginnings (Century Media 2017-09-09, CD; add'l notes: )
· Riot - Through The Storm (Bonus Edition) (Metal Blade 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: reissue)
· Riot - Army of One (Bonus Edition) (Metal Blade 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: reissue)
· Satyricon - Deep Calleth Upon Deep (Napalm Records 2017-09-22, CD; add'l notes: )
· Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust (Frontiers Music 2017-09-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Threshold - Legend Of The Shires (Nuclear Blast 2017-09-08, CD; add'l notes: 2CD; also 2LP)
· 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: )
· White Moth Black Butterfly - Atone (Kscope 2017-09-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wingfield Reuter Sirkis - Lighthouse (MoonJune Records 2017-09-11, CD; add'l notes: )
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OCTOBER


· Cavanagh, Daniel - Monochrome (Kscope 2017-10-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Chrysilia - Et In Arcadia Ego (Lion Music 2017-10-12, CD; add'l notes: )
· Delain - A Decade Of Delain: Live At Paradiso (Napalm Records 2017-10-27, DVD; add'l notes: Also BR and CD, DVD/BR includes bonus content)
· Dr. Living Dead - Cosmic Conqueror (Century Media 2017-10-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Enslaved - E (Nuclear Blast 2017-10-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Godsticks - Faced With Rage (Kscope 2017-10-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· GWAR - The Blood Of Gods (Metal Blade 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Himmellegeme - Myth Of Earth (Karisma 2017-10-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace (Frontiers Music 2017-10-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lord Of The Lost - Swan Songs II (Napalm Records 2017-10-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Lunatic Soul - Fractured (Kscope 2017-10-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· Major Parkinson - Blackbox (Karisma 2017-10-27, CD; add'l notes: On Degaton Records in NO)
· Mulelid Trio, Kjetil - Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House (Rune Grammofon 2017-10-27, CD; add'l notes: Also LP)
· Nachtblut - Apostasie (Napalm Records 2017-10-13, CD; add'l notes: Includes bonus CD)
· Oz - Transition State (AFM Records 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pänzer - Fatal Command (Nuclear Blast 2017-10-06, CD; add'l notes: )
· PFM - Emotional Tattoos (InsideOut Music 2017-10-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Pineapple Thief, The - Where We Stood (Kscope 2017-10-13, DVD; add'l notes: Also BR; CD, vinyl, digital out Sep 8, 2017)
· Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark (Frontiers Music 2017-10-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Samael - Hegemony (Napalm Records 2017-10-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Serenity - Lionheart (Napalm Records 2017-10-27, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sons Of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut Music 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: Ltd 2CD, 2LP+CD, Std CD and Digital)
· Sorcerer - The Crowning Of The Fire King (Metal Blade 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Then Comes Silence - Blood (Nuclear Blast 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tyketto - Live From Milan 2017 (Frontiers Music 2017-10-13, CD; add'l notes: )
· Vuur - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities (InsideOut Music 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: )
· Wobbler - From Silence To Somewhere (Karisma 2017-10-20, CD; add'l notes: )
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NOVEMBER


· Almanac - Kingslayer (Nuclear Blast 2017-11-24, CD; add'l notes: )
· Amberian Dawn - Darkness Of Eternity (Napalm Records 2017-11-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Arrayan Path - Dawn Of Aquarius (Pitch Black Records 2017-11-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Beast In Black - Berserker (Nuclear Blast 2017-11-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Blues Pills - Lady In Gold: Live In Paris (Nuclear Blast 2017-11-03, CD; add'l notes: EU, Nov 10 in NA)
· Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black (Metal Blade 2017-11-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis (Napalm Records 2017-11-17, CD; add'l notes: )
· Destruction - Thrash Anthems II (Nuclear Blast 2017-11-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Elvenking - Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire (AFM Records 2017-11-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Evergrey - The Dark Discovery (AFM Records 2017-11-24, CD; add'l notes: Reissue; also vinyl)
· Evergrey - Solitude * Dominance * Tragedy (AFM Records 2017-11-24, CD; add'l notes: Reissue; also vinyl)
· Kansas - Leftoverture - Live & Beyond (InsideOut Music 2017-11-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Moonspell - 1755 (Napalm Records 2017-11-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Ram - Rod (Metal Blade 2017-11-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Shakra - Snakes And Ladders (AFM Records 2017-11-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Sleeping Romance - Alba (Napalm Records 2017-11-03, CD; add'l notes: )
· Spock's Beard - Snow Live (Radiant Records 2017-11-10, CD/DVD; add'l notes: 2DVD/2 CD Digipack, 3LP vinyl, 2-disc BR and 2DVD/2CD/2Blu-ray pack w/48-page art book)
· Sweet & Lynch - Unified (Frontiers Music 2017-11-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Tusmørke - Bydyra (Karisma 2017-11-10, CD; add'l notes: )
· Unguided, The - And The Battle Royale (Napalm Records 2017-11-10, CD; add'l notes: Ltd. ed. digipak includes bonus live DVD)
· Winery Dogs, The - Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016 (Loud & Proud Records 2017-11-24, LP; add'l notes: Ltd ed. vinyl for Record Store Day)
· Witchery - I Am Legion (Century Media 2017-11-10, CD; add'l notes: )
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DECEMBER


· HammerFall - Glory To The Brave - 20 Year Anniversary (Nuclear Blast 2017-12-01, CD; add'l notes: )
· Iron Savior - Reforged - Riding On Fire (AFM Records 2017-12-08, CD; add'l notes: Re-recorded classics)
· Mistheria - Gemini (Rockshots Records 2017-12-15, CD; add'l notes: )
· Motorpsycho - Angels And Daemons At Play (Rune Grammofon 2017-12-02, CD; add'l notes: 6CD box set)
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