With so many new metal and hard rock albums being released each week, it can be difficult to keep up. We’re making easier for you, keeping track of all the 2018 releases in one convenient location.

Check back often, because this list is updated on a regular basis. Dates are supplied by record labels and are subject to change.

Upcoming 2018 Hard Rock + Metal Releases:

April 20, 2018
Ails - The Unraveling (The Flenser)
Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree (Mascot)
Bullet - Dust To Gold (SPV/Steamhammer)
From Ashes To New - The Future (Better Noise)
From Beyond - The Band From Beyond (Candlelight/Spinefarm)
Gus G - Fearless (AFM)
The Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac)
Messer - Messer (Maddpants)
Pennywise - Never Gonna Die (Epitaph)
A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant (BMG)
Ross The Boss - By Blood Sworn (AFM)
Stryper - God Damn Evil (Frontiers)
TesseracT - Sonder (Kscope)
Wiegedood - De Doden Hebben Het Goed III (Century Media)

Record Store Day - April 21, 2018
AC/DC - Back In Black Cassette (RCA)
Celtic Frost - Tragic Serenades Picture Disc (BMG/Noise)
Def Leppard - Live At Abbey Road (Island)
Disturbed - The Lost Children (Warner Brothers)
Europe - Walk The Earth Picture Disc (Hell And Back)
Evanescence - Lost Whispers (Craft)
Inferi - Revenant (The Artisan Era)
Kreator - Behind The Mirror Picture Disc (BMG/Noise)
Linkin Park - One More Light Live (Warner Brothers)
Living Colour - Live At CBGB's 12.19.89 (Legacy)
Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand Picture Disc (Warner Brothers)
Morbid Angel - Kingdoms Disdained Picture Disc (Silver Lining)
Motorhead - "Heroes" Picture Disc (Silver Lining)
Rage Against The Machine - Live At The Democratic National Convention 2000 (Legacy)
Saxon - "Princess Of The Night" 7" (Union Square)
Soundgarden - A-Sides (IGA)
Voivod - Too Scared To Scream Picture Disc (BMG/Noise)
Whitesnake - 1987 30th Anniversary Edition Picture Disc (Parlophone/Rhino)

April 27, 2018
Anthrax - Kings Among Scotland DVD (Megaforce)
Aura Noir - Aura Noire (Indie)
Blood Tsunami - Grave Condition (Soulseller)
Boss Keloid - Melted On The Inch (Holy Roar)
Chrch - Light Will Consume Us All (Neurot)
Cruachan - Nine Years Of Blood (Trollzorn)
Dylan Carlson - Conquistador (Sargent House)
Godsmack - When Legends Rise (BMG)
Graveyard - Back To The Mausoleum EP (War Anthem)
Homewrecker - Hell Is Here Now (Good Fight)
Kobra And The Lotus - Prevail II (Napalm)
Riot V - Armor Of Light (Nuclear Blast)
Skindred - Big Tings (Napalm)
Society's Plague - Call To The Void (Eclipse)
Violation Wound - With Man In Charge (Peaceville)
Voices - Frightened (Candlelight/Spinefarm)
Wolf King - Loyal To The Soil (Prosthetic)

May 4, 2018
Dimmu Borgir - Eonian (Nuclear Blast)
Ihsahn - 'Amr (Candlelight/Spinefarm)
Lik - Carnage (Metal Blade)
Parkway Drive - Reverence (Epitaph)
Professor Black - You Bastard! EP (Ektro)
QFT - Live In Space (Despotz)
Shinedown - Attention Attention (Atlantic)
Thy Catafalque - Geometria (Season Of Mist)
The Word Alive - Violent Noie (Fearless)

May 11, 2018
Aborted Fetus - The Ancient Spirits Of Decay (Comatose)
The Body - I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)
Child Bite - Burnt Offerings (Housecore)
Doomsday Outlaw - Hard Times (Frontiers)
Follow The Cipher - Follow The Cipher (Nuclear Blast)
From Beyond - The Band From Beyond (Candlelight/UMG)
Lords Of Black - Icons Of The New Days (Frontiers)
Sevendust - All I See Is War (Rise)
Skinless - Savagery (Relapse)
Wolves In The Throne Room - Live At Roadburn 2008 Reissue (Roadburn)

May 18, 2018
Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy (Season Of Mist)
Amorphis - Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)
At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself (Century Media)
Bad Wolves - Disobey (Eleven Seven)
Big Kizz - Music Is Magic (Tee Pee)
Burn The Priest - Legion: XX (Epic)
Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
Grayceon - IV (Translation Loss)
Mos Generator - Shadowlands (Listenable)
Obliterate - Impending Death (Unique Leader)
Overkill - Live At Overhausen DVD/CD (Nuclear Blast)
Rotten Sound - Suffer To Abuse EP (Season Of Mist)

May 25, 2018
Baptists - Beacon Of Faith (Southern Lord)
Don Airey - One Of A Kind (earMusic)
Graveyard - Peace (Nuclear Blast)
Hoobastank - Push Pull (Napalm)
Jonathan Davis - Black Labyrinth (Sumerian)
Light This City - Terminal Bloom (Creator-Destructor)
Lordi - Sexorcism (AFM)
Micawber - Beyond The Reach Of The Flame (Prosthetic)
Midnattsol - The Aftermath (Napalm)
Neurosis - Pain Of Mind Reissue (Neurot)
Skogen - Skuggorna Kallar (Nordvis)
Smile Empty Soul - Oblivion (Self)
Split Cranium - I'm The Devil And I'm OK (Ipecac)
Spock's Beard - Noise Floor (InsideOut)
Thunderpussy - Thunderpussy (Stardog/Republic)
Wayfarer - World's Blood (Profound Lore)
Witch Mountain - Witch Mountain (Svart)
Witchsorrow - Hexenhammer (Candlelight/Spinefarm)

June 1, 2018
Def Leppard - Volume One Box Set (Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe)
Ghost - Prequelle (Loma Vista)
Gruesome - Twisted Prayers (Relapse)
Modern Maps - Hope You're Happy (Rise)
Mortiis - Perfectly Defect Reissue (Omnipresence)
Nervosa - Downfall Of Mankind (Napalm)

June 8, 2018
Agressor - Symposium Of Rebirth Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Exmortus - The Sound Of Steel (Prosthetic)
The Konsortium - Rogaland (Agonia)
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good: The Final Kill (Century Media/Legacy)
Nereis - Turning Point (Eclipse)
Tomb Mold - Manor Of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin)
Tremonti - A Dying Machine (Napalm)
Yob - Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit (Self)

June 15, 2018
Co-op - Co-op (EMP)
Dead Girls Academy - Alchemy (Victory)
Madball - For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)
Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic (Warner Brothers)
Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back (Candlelight/Spinefarm)

June 22, 2018
Hatchet - Dying To Exist (Combat/EMP)
Impending Doom - The Sin And Doom Vol. II (eOne)
Lingua Ignota - All Bitches Die Reissue (Profound Lore)
Marduk - Viktoria (Century Media)

June 29, 2018
Bullet For My Valentine - Gravity Search And Destroy/Spinefarm)
The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough (Nuclear Blast)
Shylmagoghnar - Transience (Napalm)

July 6, 2018
DevilDriver - Outlaws 'Til The End (Napalm)
Lucifer - Lucifer II (Century Media)

July 13, 2018
Between The Buried And Me - Automata II (Sumerian)

August 10, 2018
Sinsaenum - Repulsion (earMusic)

August 17, 2018
Doro - Forever Warriors, Forever United (Nuclear Blast)

August 31, 2018
Conan - Existential Void Guardian (Napalm)

September 7, 2018
Korpiklaani - Kulkija (Nuclear Blast)

October 12, 2018
Seventh Wonder - Tiara (Frontiers)

2018 Albums Already Released

January 5, 2018
Magick Touch - Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire (Edged Circle)
Shining - x: Varg Utan Flock (Season Of Mist)
Sinistro - Sangue Cassia (Season Of Mist)
Summoning - With Doom We Come (Napalm)
Vhorthax - Nether Darkness EP (Iron Bonehead)
Vile Ones - Teeth EP (Good Fight)
Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media)

January 12, 2018
Audrey Horne - Blackout (Napalm)
Avatar - Avatar Country (eOne)
Black Veil Brides - Vale (Lava/Republic)
Bleeding Gods - Dodekathlon (Nuclear Blast)
Centuries - The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding (Southern Lord)
Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)
Hamferd - Tamsins likam (Metal Blade)
Heidevolk - Vuur van Verzet (Napalm)
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next (Legacy)
Kayak - Seventeen (InsideOut)
Leaves Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead (AFM)
Panphage - Jord (Nordvis)
Sages - Sleepwalker (Seek And Strike)
Scaphism - Unutterable Horrors (HPGD)
Tankard - Hymns for the Drunk (AFM)
Ty Tabor - Alien Beans (Rat Pak)
White Wizzard - Infernal Overdrive (M-Theory)

January 19, 2018
Anvil - Pounding the Pavement (SPV/Steamhammer)
Arkona - Khram (Napalm)
Black Label Society - Grimmest Hits (eOne)
Cane Hill - Too Far Gone (Rise)
Deathless Legacy - Rituals of Black Magic (Scarlet)
Hyvmine - Earthquake (Seek And Strike)
Inquisitor - Stigmata Me, I'm in Misery (Hammerheart)
Joe Perry - Sweetzerland Manifesto (Roman)
Lione/Conti - Lione/Conti (Frontiers)
Magick Touch - Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire (Edged Circle)
Magnum - Lost on the Road to Eternity (SPV/Steamhammer)
Mare Cognitum - The Sea Which Has Become Known Re-Release (I, Voidhanger)
Massive Assault - Mortar (FDA)
Mithridatic - He Who Lies Underneath (Xenokorp)
Nekrokraft - Witches Funeral (The Sign)
Of Mice & Men - Defy (Rise)
Ozone Mama - Cosmos Calling (Ripple)
Perfect Beings - Vier (InsideOut)
Terror Universal - Make Them Bleed (Minus Head)
Walking Papers - WP2 (Loud & Proud)

January 26, 2018
Accuser - The Mastery (Metal Blade)
Agrimonia - Awaken (Southern Lord)
Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge: 10th Anniversary Edition (Napalm)
Ammunition - Ammunition (Frontiers)
Anguish - Magna Est Vis Suignah (High Roller)
Atala - Labyrinth Of Ashmedai (Salt Of The Earth)
Black Moth - Anatomical Venus (Candlelight)
Centuries - The Lights of the Earth Are Blinding (Southern Lord)
Dommengang - Love Jail (Thrill Jockey)
Frank Hannon - From One Place to Another Vol. 1 (Self)
Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Season Of Mist)
Howling Sycamore - Howling Sycamore (Prosthetic)
John 5 and the Creatures - It's Alive (Self)
Labyrinth - Return to Live DVD/CD (Frontiers)
Loudness - Rise to Glory (earMusic)
Machine Head - Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)
Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt (Relapse)
Mike LePond's Silent Assassins - Pawn And Prophecy (Frontiers)
Nebula - Let It Burn Re-Release (Heavy Psych Sounds)
New Years Day - Diary Of A Creep EP (Century Media)
Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs (Century Media)
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons - The Age of Absurdity (Nuclear Blast)
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals - Choosing Metal Illness as a Virtue (Housecore)
Portal - Ion (Profound Lore)
Slow - V: Oceans (Code666)
Steve Hackett - Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham (InsideOut)
Tribulation - Down Below (Century Media)

February 2, 2018
Don Broco - Technology (SharpTone)
Genocide Pact - Order of Torment (Relapse)
Long Distance Calling - Boundless (InsideOut)
Spite - Antimoshiach (Invictus)
W.A.S.P. - Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol) (Napalm)
Wishbone Ash - Raw to the Bone Reissue (Cherry Red)
Wishbone Ash - Twin Barrels Burning Reissue (Cherry Red)

February 9, 2018
Against The Grain - Cheated Death (Ripple)
Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire (Season Of Mist)
Crescent - The Order of Amenti (Listenable)
Crucifyre - Post Vulcanic Black (Pulverised)
Erdve - Vaitojimas (Season Of Mist)
Fight the Fight - Fight the Fight (Blacklight/Metal Blade)
Frozen Crown - The Fallen King (Scarlet)
Fu Manchu - Clone of the Universe (At The Dojo)
Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone (Blacklight/Metal Blade)
Harm's Way - Posthuman (Metal Blade)
King Witch - Under the Mountain (Listenable)
Rumahoy - The Triumph of Piracy (Napalm)
Therion - Beloved Antichrist (Nuclear Blast)
Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath (Metal Blade)
Voodoo Circle - Raised on Rock (AFM)
Wedge - Killing Tongue (Heavy Psych Sounds)

February 16, 2018
Angra - Omni (earMusic)
Asenblut - Legenden (AFM)
Barren Womb - Old Money/New Lows (Spartan)
Extinction A.D. - Decimation Treaty (Good Fight)
Eyes Set To Kill - Eyes Set To Kill (Century Media)
For The Fallen Dreams - Six (Rise)
Harakiri For The Sky - Arson (AOP)
Heavatar - Opus II: The Annihilation (earMusic)
Horizon Ablaze - The Weight of a Thousand Suns (Leviathan)
Jinjer - Cloud Factory Reissue (Napalm)
John Corabi - Live 94 (One Night In Nashville) (Rat Pak)
Letters From the Colony - Vignette (Nuclear Blast)
Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice Reissue (Nuclear War Now!)
Melted Space - Darkening Light (Sensory)
Neal Morse - Life & Times (Radiant)
Nebula - To the Center Reissue (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Novareign - Legends (M-Theory)
Ophe - Litteras Ad Tristia Maestrum Solitude (My Kingdom)
Painted Doll - Painted Doll (Tee Pee)
Pianos Become the Teeth - Wait for Love (Epitaph)
The Plot in You - Dispose (Fearless)
Pop Evil - Pop Evil (eOne)
Sainted Sinners - Back With A Vengeance (El Puerto)
Visions of Atlantis - The Deep & The Dark (Napalm)
Windhand/Satan's Satyrs - Split EP (Relapse)

February 23, 2018
Animal Drive - Bite! (Frontiers)
Armored Dawn - Barbarians in Black (AFM)
Black Wizard - Livin' Oblivion (Listenable)
Blackwulf - Sinister Sides (Ripple)
Blood Chalice - Sepulchral Chants of Self-Destruction (Regain)
Cabal - Mark of Rot (Long Branch)
Cavo - Bridges Reissue (Pavement)
Chris Bay - Chasing the Sun (SPV/Steamhammer)
Coreleoni - The Greatest Hits Part 1 (Frontiers)
Deathwhite - For a Black Tomorrow (Season Of Mist)
Destroyer 666 - Call Of The Wild EP (Season Of Mist)
Dukes of the Orient - Dukes of the Orient (Frontiers)
Fight the Fight - Fight the Fight (Blacklight/Metal Blade)
Huntsmen - American Scrap (Prosthetic)
Ignore the Sign - A Line to Cross (SPV/Steamhammer)
Insect Ark - Marrow Hymns (Profound Lore)
Kaoteon - Damnatio Memoriae (Self)
Keiji Haino and Sumac - American Dollar Bill... (Thrill Jockey)
Kino - Radio Voltaire (InsideOut)
Megaherz - Komet (Napalm)
Melechesh - As Jerusalem Burns...Al'Intisar Reissue (Vic)
MGT - Gemini Nyte (Cleopatra)
Necrophobic - Mark Of The Necrogram (Century Media)
Nick Oliveri - N.O. Hits At All Vol. 4 (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days (Frontiers)
Spiny Normen - Spiny Normen (RidingEasy)
Templeton Pek - Watching The World Come Undone (Drakkar)
Tengger Cavalry - Cian Bi (Napalm)
Thundermother - Thundermother (Despotz)
Unruly Child - Unhinged Live From Milan DVD/CD (Frontiers)
Usurpress - Interregnum (Agonia)
Vexes - Ancient Geometry (Self)
We Sell the Dead - Heaven Doesn't Want You and Hell Is Full (earMusic)

March 2, 2018
Ancst - Ghosts of the Timeless Void (Lifeforce)
Andrew W.K. - You're Not Alone (Sony)
Black Moth - Anatomical Venus (Candlelight)
Ilsa - Corpse Fortress (Relapse)
Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper - Split (Relapse)
Kreator - Coma Of Souls Reissue (Noise)
Kreator - Renewal Reissue (Noise)
Michael Schenker Fest - Resurrection (Nuclear Blast)
Nebula - Dos EPs Reissue (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Oceans Of Slumber - The Banished Heart (Century Media)
Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology (Willowtip)
Stone Broken - Ain't Always Easy (Snakefarm)

March 9, 2018
Between The Buried And Me - Automata I (Sumerian)
Crippled Black Phoenix - Horrific Honorifics (Season Of Mist)
Dorothy - 28 Days In The Valley (Roc Nation)
Drudkh - They Often See Dreams About the Spring (Season Of Mist)
Eryn Non Dae - Abandon Of The Self (Debemur Morti)
Judas Priest - Firepower (Epic)
Killer Boogie - Acid Cream (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Kreator - Cause For Conflict Reissue (Noise)
Kreator - Outcast Reissue (Noise)
Krosis - Solem Vatem (Unique Leader)
Ministry - AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast)
Myles Kennedy - Year of the Tiger (Napalm)
Nightwish - Decades (Nuclear Blast)
Pestilence - Hadeon (Hammerheart)
Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino)
Tax The Heat - Change Your Position (Nuclear Blast)
Three Days Grace - Outsider (RCA)
Turbowolf - The Free Life (Self)
Twitching Tongues - Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred (Metal Blade)

March 16, 2018
Black Foxxes - Reiði (Spinefarm)
Black Wizard - Livin' Oblivion (Listenable)
The Crown - Cobra Speed Venom (Metal Blade)
Earthless - Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast)
Ektomorf - Fury (AFM)
Eyes Of The Sun - Chapter I (Blacklight Media)
Forbidden Seasons - Promise (This Is Core)
Green Druid - Ashen Blood (Earache)
High Reeper - High Reeper (Heavy Psych Sounds)
King Witch - Under The Mountain (Listenable)
Paradise Lost - Host Reissue (Nuclear Blast)
Rivers Of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
Susperia - The Lyricist (Agonia)
Therion - Blood Of The Dragon (Stygian Crypt)

March 23, 2018
Auri - Auri (Nuclear Blast)
Axel Rudi Pell - Knights Call (SPV/Steamhammer)
Blessthefall - Hard Feelings (Rise)
Borealis - Temple Of Lies (AFM)
Bruce Lamont - Broken Limbs Excite No Pity (War Crimes)
Bulletboys - From Out Of The Skies (Frontiers)
Chaostar - The Undivided Light (Season Of Mist)
Dark Buddha Rising - II EP (Neurot)
Death Alley - Superbia (Century Media)
Jack White - Boarding House Reach (Third Man)
Kip Winger - Solo Box Set Collection (Frontiers)
L.A. Guns - Made In Milan DVD/CD (Frontiers)
Memoriam - The Silent Vigil (Nuclear Blast)
Monster Magnet - Mindf--ker (Napalm)
Mournful Congregation - The Incubus Of Karma (20 Buck Spin)
Nightmarer - Cacophony Of Terror (Season Of Mist)
No Hot Ashes - No Hot Ashes (Frontiers)
Of Feather and Bone - Hymns of Perversion (Profound Lore)
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Beasts Of Burgundy (Southern Broadcasting)
The Sword - Used Future (Razor & Tie)
Throneless - Cycles (Black Bow)
Thunder - Stage (earMusic)
W.E.T. - Earthrage (Frontiers)
Will Haven - Muerte (Minus Head)

March 30, 2018
Ayreon - Ayreon Universe: The Best Of Ayreon Live DVD/CD (Music Theories)
Barren Earth - A Complex Of Cages (Century Media)
Escape the Fate - I Am Human (Eleven Seven)
FM - Atomic Generation (Frontiers)
Johansson & Speckmann - From The Mouth Of Madness (Soulseller)
Kittie - Origins/Evolutions DVD/CD (Self)
Light The Torch - Revival (Nuclear Blast)
Marc Rizzo - Rotation (Combat/EMP)
Napalm Death - Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs (Century Media)
Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade)
Red Sun Rising - Thread (Razor & Tie)
Rob Zombie - Vinyl Box Set (Self)
Rotting Christ - Passage To Arcturo (Season Of Mist)
WuW - Rien Ne Nous Sera Épargné (Prosthetic)

April 6, 2018
The Amorettes - Born To Break (SPV/Steamhammer)
Black Salvation - Uncertainty Is Bliss (Relapse)
Bleed From Within - Era (Century Media)
Caliban - Elements (Century Media)
Crisix - Against The Odds (Listenable)
The Dead Daisies - Burn It Down (Spitfire)
The Grotesquery - The Lupine Anathema (Xtreem)
Hypno5e - Alba: Les Ombres Errantes (Pelagic)
Jungle Rot - What Horrors Await Reissue (Victory)
Kalmah - Palo (Spinefarm)
Kamelot - The Shadow Theory (Napalm)
Messa - Feast For Water (Aural)
Nekrogoblikon - Welcome To Bonkers (Seek and Strike)
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Memories In Rock II DVD/CD (Minstrel Hall)
Spiders - Killer Machine (Spinefarm)
Thirty Seconds To Mars - America (Interscope)
Underoath - Erase Me (Fearless)
Whyzdom - As Time Turns To Dust (Scarlet)
Winterfylleth - The Hallowing Of Heirdom (Candlelight/Spinefarm)

April 13, 2018
Behemoth - Messe Noire DVD/CD (Metal Blade)
Breaking Benjamin - Ember (Hollywood)
Crematory - Oblivion (SPV/Steamhammer)
Dead City Ruins - Never Say Die (AFM)
Derek Smalls - Smalls Change (Meditations on Ageing) (Twanky/BMG)
Jen Ledger - Ledger EP (Atlantic/Hear It Loud)
Killer Dwarfs - Live, No Guff (EMP)
Leather - II (Divebomb)
Metallica - The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited Reissue (Blackened)
Skeletal Remains - Devouring Mortality (Dark Descent)
Vendetta Red - Quinceanera (Cleopatra)
Wrekmeister Harmonies - The Alone Rush (Thrill Jockey)
Wrong - Feel Great (Relapse)
Yashira - Shrine (Good Fight)