Whether you like face-melting guitar solos or dark vocals, the best heavy metal groups of 2020 have it all. The 2020 class of good heavy metal bands and artists includes veteran acts, newcomers, and everyone in between. Some of the best metal artists and bands of 2020 have massive tours on the calendar, while others are releasing highly anticipated new albums.
Legends of the heavy metal genre and some of the greatest headbangers of all time are also among the top heavy metal bands today, with metal greats like Ozzy Osbourne and Demons all releasing new albums.
But, it's not just the classic metal bands on the scene in 2020: some of the hottest heavy metal bands right now have 2020 albums planned, while up-and-coming artists like Lovebites ready to make a name for themselves and leave their mark on the music world via new music and live shows.
Which metal bands do you think will own 2020? Vote your favorite 2020 heavy metal outfit 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 2020.
- 9267Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead... more
- 4137Lovebites (stylized as LOVEBITES) is a Japanese all-female heavy metal band, formed in 2016 by... more
- 4041Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen... more
- 4244Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is... more
- 93112John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, actor... more
- 116142Five Finger Death Punch is an American metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the... more
- 6880Sepultura (Portuguese: [ˌsepuwˈtuɾɐ], "grave") is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo... more
- 3537Delain is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former Within Temptation keyboardist... more
- 4248Enslaved is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson in... more
- 6782Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band founded in 1998 by Benjamin Burnley in... more
- 4552Static-X is an American industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1994.... more
- 3640Kvelertak is a six-piece heavy metal band from Stavanger, Norway, formed in 2007. The group... more
- 2424The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan,... more
- 5668King Diamond are a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond, guitarists... more
- 3238Sons of Apollo is an American progressive metal supergroup formed in 2017 and composed of... more
- 4658Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the... more
- 3645Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the... more
- 2833Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists... more
- 4051Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind... more
- 87Protest the Hero is a Canadian progressive metal band from Whitby, Ontario. Originally named... more
- 75The Ghost Inside, formerly known as A Dying Dream, is an American metalcore band from Los... more
- 2431Kirk Windstein (born April 14, 1965) is an American musician. He is a founding member of the... more