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.
- 1Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead... more on Wikipedia5832
- 2John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, actor... more on Wikipedia7282
- 3Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen... more on Wikipedia2220
- 4Sepultura (Portuguese: [ˌsepuwˈtuɾɐ], "grave") is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo... more on Wikipedia5765
- 5Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band founded in 1998 by Benjamin Burnley in... more on Wikipedia5158
- 6Five Finger Death Punch is an American metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the... more on Wikipedia85104
- 7Static-X is an American industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1994.... more on Wikipedia3740
- 8The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan,... more on Wikipedia1411
- 9Enslaved is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson in... more on Wikipedia3238
- 10Kvelertak is a six-piece heavy metal band from Stavanger, Norway, formed in 2007. The group... more on Wikipedia2832
- 12Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind... more on Wikipedia3544
- 13Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is... more on Wikipedia2732
- 14Sons of Apollo is an American progressive metal supergroup formed in 2017 and composed of... more on Wikipedia2531
- 15King Diamond are a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond, guitarists... more on Wikipedia4255
- 18Protest the Hero is a Canadian progressive metal band from Whitby, Ontario. Originally named... more on Wikipedia21
- 19Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists... more on Wikipedia2130
- 20Delain is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former Within Temptation keyboardist... more on Wikipedia2434
- 21Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the... more on Wikipedia3450
- 22Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the... more on Wikipedia2741
- 23Kirk Windstein (born April 14, 1965) is an American musician. He is a founding member of the... more on Wikipedia1828
- 24The Ghost Inside, formerly known as A Dying Dream, is an American metalcore band from Los... more on Wikipedia21
- 25Lovebites (stylized as LOVEBITES) is a Japanese all-female heavy metal band, formed in 2016 by... more on Wikipedia1828