Updated: check out our list of the best heavy metal bands of 2020!
Whether you like face-melting guitar solos or dark vocals, the best heavy metal groups of 2019 have it all. The 2019 class of good heavy metal groups includes veteran acts, newcomers, and everyone in between. Some of the best metal artists and bands of 2019 have massive tours on the calendar, while others are releasing highly bands new albums.
Legends of the heavy metal genre and some of the greatest headbangers of all time are also among the hottest metal bands right now, with Metallica releasing a new live album, Megadeth coming out with a compilation, and Rammstein still making ears bleed with a new untitled album.
But it's not just the classic metal bands on the scene in 2019, with up-and-coming artists and heavy metal groups like 3Teeth, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody, and I Prevail ready to make a name for themselves and leave their mark on the music world.
Which metal bands do you think will own 2019? Vote your favorite 2019 heavy metal collective up to the top of this list and add any artists we may have missed. Then head over and check out the top metal albums to come out in 2019.
2019 release: Helping Hands ... Live & Acoustic at the Masonic (live)Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and has been based in San Francisco for most ...more
2019 release: Warheads on Foreheads (compilation)Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal ...more
2019 release: Untitled
2019 release: The VerdictQueensrÿche is an American heavy metal band. It formed in 1980 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band The Mob. The band has released 15 studio albums, one EP, and several DVDs, and ...more
2019 release: Distance over TimeDream Theater is an American progressive metal/rock band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in ...more
2019 release: The Wings of WarOverkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist D. D. Verni and lead vocalist Bobby "Blitz" ...more
2019 release: The End of ChaosFlotsam and Jetsam is an American thrash metal and progressive metal band that formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981. The band currently consists of vocalist Eric "A.K" Knutson, ...more
2019 release: One Night in Milan (live)Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni. The band is ranked at No. 100 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.The ...more
2019 release: Flesh & BloodWhitesnake are a hard rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple. Their early material has been compared by critics to the ...more
2019 release: ResistWithin Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal or ...more
2019 release: Gold & GreyBaroness is an American band from Savannah, Georgia whose original members grew up together in Lexington, Virginia.
2019 release: Who Do You Trust?Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California, formed in 1993. The original lineup consisted of lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, guitarist Jerry Horton, drummer Dave Buckner, ...more
2019 release: TraumaI Prevail is an American metalcore band formed in Southfield, Michigan, established in 2013. They released their debut EP Heart vs. Mind on January 26, 2015. They gained popularity after posting ...more
2019 release: The ValleyWhitechapel is an American heavy metal band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by ...more
2019 release: The Door to DoomCandlemas is the Christian feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It can also refer to: Candlemass (band), a Swedish doom metal band of 1984 onwards Candlemass (album), the eighth ...more
2019 release: Old StarDarkthrone is an influential Norwegian metal band. They formed in 1986 as a death metal band under the name Black Death. In 1991, the band embraced a black metal style influenced by Bathory and ...more
2019 release: Scatter the RatsL7 is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California, first active from 1985 to 2001 and re-formed since 2014. Due to their sound and image, they are often associated with the grunge ...more