With so many new metal and hard rock albums being released each week, it can be difficult to keep up. We’re making things a lot easier for you by keeping track of all the 2022 releases in one convenient location.

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  • LOUDWIRE PLAYLISTS:

    January 28, 2022
    Aegrus - The Carnal Temples EP (Osmose)
    Big Big Train - Welcome To The Planet (English Electric)
    Burned In Effigy - Rex Mortem (Self)
    Bye Bye Tsunami - Bye Bye Tsunami EP (Nefarious)
    Celeste - Assassine(s) (Nuclear Blast)
    Cloakroom - Dissolution Wave (Relapse)
    Crystal Ball - Crysteria (Massacre)
    Deathcult - Of Soil Unearthed (Invictus)
    Earthless - Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
    Ectoplasma - Inferna Kabbalah (Memento Mori)
    Faster Pussycat - Babylon: The Elektra Years 1987-1992 (HNE)
    Freaks And Clowns - We Set The World On Fire (Metalville)
    Gloves Off - Life...And Everything After (Upstate)
    Grave Next Door - Sanctified Heathen (Black Doomba)
    Harpyie - Blutbann (Metalville)
    Hazemaze - Blinded By The Wicked (Heavy Psych Sounds)
    Jethro Tull - The Zealot Gene (InsideOut)
    Kraemer - All The Way (Frontiers)
    Lana Lane - Neptune Blue (Frontiers)
    The Last Ten Seconds Of Life - The Last Ten Seconds Of Life (Unique Leader)
    Lawnmower Deth - Blunt Cutters (Dissonance)
    Malefic Throne - Malefic Throne EP (Hells Headbangers)
    Milquetoast - Caterwaul (Wise Blood)
    The Mist From The Mountains - Monumental - The Temple Of Twilight (Primitive Reaction)
    Nasson - Scars (Frontiers)
    The Quill - Live, New, Borrowed, Blue (Metalville)
    Rabid Dogs - Black Cowslip (Time To Kill)
    Ravenous Death - Visions From The Netherworld (Memento Mori)
    Steve Vai - Inviolate (Favored Nations/Mascot)
    Stone House On Fire - Time Is A Razor (Electric Valley)
    Tangent - Tangent EP (Dying Victims)
    Tension - Decay (Dying Victims)
    Toxpack - Zwanzig.Tausend.Volt (Napalm)
    Vicious Knight - Alteration Through Possession (Dying Victims)
    Wobbler - Afterglow Re-Release (Karisma)
    Wobbler - Hinterland Re-Release (Karisma)
    Wobbler - Rites At Dawn Re-Release (Karisma)

    February 4, 2022
    Abhoria - Abhoria (Prosthetic)
    Abysmal Dawn - Nightmare Frontier EP (Season Of Mist)
    Astrophobos - Corpus (Personal)
    George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - Corpsegrinder (Perseverance)
    Korn - Requiem (Loma Vista)
    Mass Worship - Portal Tombs (Century Media)
    Michael Romeo - War Of The Worlds, Part II (InsideOut)
    Mystic Circle - Mystic Circle (Atomic Fire)
    Obsidian Sea - Pathos (Ripple)
    Persefone - Metanoia (Napalm)
    Powertryp - Midnight Marauder (Rafchild)
    Rolo Tomassi - Where Myth Becomes Memory (MNRK)
    Saxon - Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
    Seremonia - Neonlusifer (Svart)
    Venom Prison - Erebos (Century Media)
    Vorga - Striving Toward Oblivion (Transcending Obscurity)
    Vulcano - Stone Orange (Emanzipation)

    February 11, 2022
    Amorphis - Halo (Atomic Fire)
    Author & Punisher - Kruller (Relapse)
    City Of Lights - Before The Sun Sets (Frontiers)
    Creeping Flesh - And Then The Bombs Came (Emanzipation)
    Cult Of Luna - The Long Road North (Metal Blade)
    Degreed - Are You Ready (Frontiers)
    The Devils Of Loudun - Escaping Eternity (The Artisan Era)
    Eddie Vedder - Earthling (Republic)
    Girish And The Chronicles - Hail To The Heroes (Frontiers)
    Hangman's Chair - A Loner (Nuclear Blast)
    Hexen - Being And Nothingness Re-Release (M-Theory)
    Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate - Hell, CA (Golden Robot)
    Lionville - So Close To Heaven (Frontiers)
    Mariangela Demurtas - Dark Ability EP (Self)
    Mecca - 20 Years (Frontiers)
    Naked Gypsy Queens - Georgiana EP (Mascot)
    Napalm Death - Resentment Is Always Seismic - A Final Throw Of Throes EP (Century Media)
    Near Death Condition - Ascent From The Mundane (Unique Leader)
    Nervochaos - All Colors Of Darkness (Emanzipation)
    Night Cobra - Dawn Of The Serpent (Irongrip/High Roller)
    Once Human - Scar Weaver (earMusic)
    Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators - 4 (Gibson)
    Ten - Here Be Monsters (Frontiers)
    Tersivel - To The Orphic Void (Uprising)
    Trouble - One For The Road/Unplugged Re-Release (Hammerheart)
    Voivod - Syncro Anarchy (Century Media)
    Zadra - Guiding Star (Frontiers)
    Zeal & Ardor - Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)

    February 18, 2022
    Annihilator - Metal II (earMusic)
    Ard - Take Up My Bones (Prophecy)
    Asiwyfa - Jettison (Equal Vision)
    Black Map - Melodoria (Minus Head)
    The Body & OAA - Enemy Of Love (Thrill Jockey)
    Boguslaw Balcerek's Crylord - Human Heredity (Pride & Joy)
    Bunuel - Killers Like Us (Profound Lore)
    Dagoba - By Night (Napalm)
    Espirit D'Air - Oceans (Starstorm Records)
    Fostermother - The Ocean (Ripple)
    Glasya - Attarghan (Scarlet)
    Goodbye June - See Where The Night Goes (Earache)
    Immolation - Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
    Jonas Lindberg And The Other Side - Miles From Nowhere (InsideOut)
    The Last Of Lucy - Moksha (Transcending Obscurity)
    Lord Agheros - Koine (My Kingdom)
    Lunar Blood - Twilight Insurgency (Pulverised)
    Manic Sinners - King Of The Badlands (Frontiers)
    Matt Pike - Pike vs. The Automaton (MNRK Heavy)
    The Neptune Power Federation - Le Demon De L'Amour (Cruz Del Sur)
    Pure Wrath - Hymn To The Woeful Hearts (Debemur Morti)
    Re-Machined - Brain Dead (Pride & Joy)
    Rot TV - Tales Of Torment (Tee Pee)
    Savage Grace - After The Fall From Grace Re-Release (Hammerheart)
    Savage Grace - Master Of Disguise Re-Release (Hammerheart)
    Schizophrenia - Recollections Of The Insane (Redefining Darkness)
    Sickbay - Brutal Existence EP (Redefining Darkness)
    Spirits Of Fire - Embrace The Unknown (Frontiers)
    Star One - Revel In Time (InsideOut)
    Static-X - Machine 20th Anniversary Edition (Otsego)
    Veonity - Elements Of Power (Scarlet)

    February 25, 2022
    Abraham - Debris De Mondes Perdus (Pelagic)
    Allegaeon - Damnum (Metal Blade)
    Bad Omens - The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
    Cobra The Impaler - Colossal Gods (Listenable)
    Dashboard Confessional - All The Truth That I Can Tell (Hidden Note/AWAL)
    Dead Head - Haatland (Petrichor)
    D'Virgilio, Morse & Jennings - Troika (InsideOut)
    Early Eyes - Look Alive! (Epitaph)
    Eight Bells - Legacy Of Ruin (Prophecy)
    Embryonic Devourment - Heresy Of The Highest Order (Unique Leader)
    Firebreather - Dwell In The Fog (RidingEasy)
    HammerFall - Hammer Of Dawn (Napalm)
    Hebosagil - Yossa (Svart)
    Metal Cross - Soul Ripper (From The Vaults)
    Mountaineer - Giving Up The Ghost (Lifeforce)
    Scorpions - Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
    Serious Black - Vengeance Is Mine (AFM)
    Serpent Cobra - Beware EP (Helter Skelter/Regain)
    Shape Of Despair - Return To The Void
    (Season Of Mist)
    Short Stack - Maybe There's No Heaven (UNFD)
    Svartsot - Kumbl (Mighty)
    Tankard - For A Thousand Years Box Set (Noise)

    March 4, 2022
    As I May - Karu (Uprising)
    Cadaveria - The Shadows' Madame Re-Release (Time To Kill)
    Crowbar - Zero And Below (MRNK Heavy)
    Dan Reed Network - Let's Hear It For The King (Drakkar)
    The Defaced - Charlatans (ViciSolum)
    Deserted Fear - Doomsday (Century Media)
    Endtime - Impending Doom (Heavy Psych Sounds)
    The Flower Kings - By Royal Decree (InsideOut)
    Godless Truth - Godless Truth (Transcending Obscurity)
    Hath - All That Was Promised (Willowtip)
    Jirm - The Tunnel, The Well, Holy Bedlam (Ripple)
    Kuolemanlaakso - Kuusumu (Svart)
    Kris Barras Band - Death Valley Paradise (Mascot)
    Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark (earMusic)
    Midnight - Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade)
    Sabaton - The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast)
    Sanhedrin - Lights On (Metal Blade)
    Sylvaine - Nova (Season Of Mist)
    Ty Tabor - Shades (Rat Pak)
    Vein.FM - This World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
    Vio-Lence - Let The World Burn EP (Metal Blade)

    March 11, 2022
    Brandon Boyd - Echoes And Cocoons (Wit/The Orchard)
    Chromancy - Shadows In Atlantis (Fighter)
    Dead Lord - Dystopia EP (Century Media)
    E-L-R - Vexier (Prophecy)
    Ghost - Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
    Haunted Shores - Void (3Dot)
    KISS - Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach (UMe)
    Konvent - Call Down The Sun (Napalm)
    Messa - Close (Svart)
    New Horizon - Gate Of The Gods (Frontiers)
    Oddland - Vermillion (Uprising)
    Rust N' Rage - One For The Road (Frontiers)
    Shaman's Harvest - Rebelator (Mascot)
    Sonic Youth - In/Out/In EP (Three Lobed)
    Vanir - Sagas (Mighty)
    The Violent - The Violent EP (Self)
    Wolves At The Gate - Eulogies (Solid State)

    March 18, 2022
    Aeviterne - The Ailing Facade (Profound Lore)
    Agathodaimon - The Seven (Napalm)
    Cypress Hill - Back In Black (MNRK)
    Dark Funeral - We Are The Apocalypse (Century Media)
    Eric Wagner - In The Lonely Light Of Mourning (Cruz Del Sur)
    Erra - Erra Deluxe Edition (UNFD)
    Friends Of Hell - Friends Of Hell (Rise Above)
    Gauntlet Rule - The Plague Court (From The Vaults)
    Hellfrost And Fire - Fire, Frost And Hell (Transcending Obscurity)
    Hell Militia - Hollow Void (Season Of Mist)
    Hot Water Music - Feel The Void (Equal Vision)
    Landmvrks - Lost In The Waves (The Complete Edition) (Arising Empire)
    Moonlight Haze - Animus (Scarlet)
    Slaegt - Goddess (Century Media)
    Space Of Variations - Imago (Napalm)
    Stabbing Westward - Chasing Ghosts (COP International)
    Tyr - A Night At The Nordic House DVD/CD (Metal Blade)

    March 25, 2022
    Abbath - Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)
    Animals As Leaders - Parrhesia (Sumerian)
    BillyBio - Leaders And Liars (AFM)
    Bomber - Nocturnal Creatures (Napalm)
    Capricorn - For The Restless (Wild Kingdom)
    Ignite - Ignite (Century Media)
    Incite - Wake Up Dead (Atomic Fire)
    Lucifer's Child/Mystifier - Under Satan's Wrath Split (Agonia)
    Michael Romeo - War Of The Worlds, Part 2 (InsideOut)
    Night Demon - Year Of The Demon (Century Media)
    Nite - Voices Of The Kronian Moon (Season Of Mist)
    Placebo - Never Let Me Go (Rise)
    Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems (Epitaph)
    Svartsot - Kumbi (Mighty)
    Various Artists - Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West (Provogue)

    April 1, 2022
    Bhleg - Fäghring (Nordvis)
    Centinex - The Pestilence EP (Agonia)
    Evil Invaders - Shattering Reflection (Napalm)
    The Hellacopters - Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
    Meshuggah - Immutable (Atomic Fire)
    Misfire - Sympathy For The Ignorant (MNRK Heavy)
    Nekrogoblikon - The Fundamental Slimes And Humours (Self)
    Pattern-Seeking Animals - Only Passing Through (InsideOut)
    Violet Blend - Demons (Eclipse)

    April 8, 2022
    Destruction - Diabolical (Napalm)
    Envy Of None - Envy Of None (Kscope)
    Jack White - Fear Of The Dawn (Third Man)
    Wet Leg - Wet Leg (Domino)

    April 15, 2022
    Darkher - The Buried Storm (Prophecy)
    DeVicious - Black Heart (Pride & Joy)
    Fozzy - Boombox (Century Media)
    Stone Broken - Revelation (Spinefarm)

    April 22, 2022
    Ocean Grove - Up In The Air Forever (UNFD)
    Udo Dirkschneider - My Way (Atomic Fire)
    Undeath - It's Time... To Rise From The Grave (Prosthetic)
    Wardruna - Kvitravn - First Flight Of The White Raven (By Norse)

    May 6, 2022
    AWOLNATION - My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers (Better Noise)
    Demonical - Mass Destroyer (Agonia)
    Three Days Grace - Explosions (RCA)

    May 20, 2022
    Sadist - Firescorched (Agonia)
    Zinny Zan - Lullabies For The Masses (Wild Kingdom)

    May 27, 2022
    Coheed and Cambria – Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind (Roadrunner)
    Gramma Vedetta – The Hum Of The Machine (Mandrone)

    June 3, 2022
    The Oklahoma Kid - Tangerine Tragic (Arising Empire)

    June 22, 2022
    Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation (Music For Nations/Megaforce)

    2022 Albums Already Released

    January 7, 2022
    Apes - Lullabies For Eternal Sleep EP (Translation Loss)
    At The Movies - The Soundtrack Of Your Life - Vol. 1 Re-Release (Atomic Fire)
    At The Movies - The Soundtrack Of Your Life - Vol. 2 (Atomic Fire)
    Carr Jam 21 - Can You Feel It EP (Self)
    Carnation - Galaxy Studio Sessions (Season Of Mist)
    Deaf Club - Productive Disruption (Three One G)
    Infected Rain - Ecdysis (Napalm)
    Despised Icon - Consumed By Your Poison Re-Release (Century Media)
    Despised Icon - The Healing Process Re-Release (Century Media)
    Necrophagous - In Chaos Ascend (Transcending Obscurity)
    Needless - The Cosmic Cauldron (Uprising)
    Nihility - Beyond Human Concepts (Vicious Instinct)
    Nocturnal Graves - An Outlaws Stand (Season Of Mist)
    Oar - The Blood You Crave (Blighttown)
    Power Paladin - With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel (Atomic Fire)
    Seven Nines And Tens - Over Opiated In A Forest Of Whispering Speakers (Willowtip)
    Tygers Of Pan Tang - A New Heartbeat EP (Mighty)
    Wilderun - Epigone (Century Media)

    January 14, 2022
    Aethereus - Leiden (The Artisan Era)
    Arise From Worms - Arise From Worms EP (Goremaster)
    Autumn's Child - Zenith (Pride & Joy)
    Belphegor - Blutsabbath Re-Release (Nuclear Blast)
    Belphegor - The Last Supper Re-Release (Nuclear Blast)
    Big Scenic Nowhere - The Long Morrow (Heavy Psych Sounds)
    Breaths - Though Life Has Turned Out... (Trepnation)
    Buffalo Revisited - Volcanic Rock Live (Ripple)
    Descent - Order Of Chaos (Redefining Darkness)
    Earthless - From The Ages Re-Release (Nuclear Blast)
    Earthless - Rhythm From A Cosmic Sky Re-Release (Nuclear Blast)
    Earthless - Sonic Prayer Re-Release (Nuclear Blast)
    Ecryptus - Kyr'am Beskar’gam EP (SBDC)
    Electromancy - Technopagan (Metal Assault)
    Eliminator - Ancient Light (Dissonance)
    Enterprise Earth - The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
    Ereb Altor - Vargtimman (Hammerheart)
    Fit For An Autopsy - Oh What The Future Holds (Nuclear Blast)
    Furis Ignis - Decapitate The Aging World (Iron Bonehead)
    Hit The Ground Runnin' - Sudden Impact Re-Release (AOR Heaven)
    Lee McKinney - In The Light Of Knowledge (Sumerian)
    Magnum - The Monster Roars (SPV/Steamhammer)
    Maule - Maule (Gates Of Hell)
    Mizmor - Wit's End (Gilead)
    Nullification - Kingdoms To Hovel (Personal)
    Oceans - Hell Is Where The Heart Is Part I: Love EP (Nuclear Blast)
    Oshiego - Jaljalut (Seven Kings)
    Out Of This World - Out Of This World (Atomic Fire)
    Party Cannon - Volumes Of Vomit (Gore House)
    Pridelands - Light Bends (SharpTone)
    Shadow Of Intent - Elegy (Blood Blast)
    Skillet - Dominion (Atlantic)
    Slowbleed - A Blazing Sun, The Fiery Dawn (Creator-Destructor)
    Space Coke - Lunacy (Forbidden Place)
    Spartan - Of Kings And Gods (Pest)
    Tony Martin - Thorns (Dark Star)
    Toundra - Hex (InsideOut)
    Tristan Harders' Twilight Theatre - Drifting Into Insanity (Pride & Joy)
    Various Artists - Dominance And Submission: A Tribute To Blue Oyster Cult (Ripple)
    Verbum - Exhortation To The Impure (Iron Bonehead)
    Voodoma - Hellbound (Pride & Joy)
    Weaponry - Everwinding Slaughter (Xtreem)
    Wiegedood - There's Always Blood At The End Of The Road (Century Media)
    Wolfbastard - Hammer The Bastards (Clobber)
    Worm Shepherd - Chalice Ov Rebirth (Unique Leader)
    Wrong War - Once Upon A Weapon (Atomic Action/Council)
    XCIII - Void (My Kingdom)

  • January 21, 2022
    Perfect Light
    Death Revival
    Satanic Victory
    Grim Wisdom
    Emperors And Fools
    Circus Of Doom
    Aqva
    Crisis Of Faith
    Dysangelium
    W
    Heavy Steps
    Relics Of The Dead
    Seminole
    One More River To Cross
    Shifting Time
    Torture World
    Neither Moth Nor Rust
    Graceful Inheritance
    Quaternary
    Not The End Of The Road
    Paint The Sky
    Second Nature
    Daughters Of The Night
    Nightfall
    Sunbeams Curl
    The Shape Of Everything
    Acoustic Adventures - Volume One
    Denial To Fail
    Tragedies
    Fury
    Solace
    Tunturihauta
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