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The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated March 16, 2020 577 votes 124 voters 19 items

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Here are the best new metal bands of 2020. This list of good new metal bands features upcoming groups in a variety of sub-genres. From the top new heavy metal bands, to the best new death metal bands and melancholic doom groups, these rising metal artists to watch in 2020 are entering the the decade with fresh energy, and aggressively dark metal songs. Additionally, this list of modern metal bands features the best new hardcore bands and best metalcore bands that are on their way up in 2020. 

Who do you think best new alternative metal bands are today? Which recent metal groups have released the best new metal albums of 2020 so far?

Vote up the best new heavy metal bands of 2020 below, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed. 

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Stain The Canvas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Stain The Canvas is an Italian metalcore band. Founded in Milan, the group is comprised of vocalist Bryan Marte, bassist Luca Giorgi, drummer Alessandro Bonetti, and guitarists Lorenzo Accattoli ...more
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Deep As Ocean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Deep As Ocean (DAO) is a modern metal band from Milan, Italy. They released their debut album, Crossing Parallels, in October 2019.
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RedHook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
RedHook is an Australian rock band from Sydney, formed in 2017. The band consists of guitarist Craig Wilkinson, bassist Maverick Burnett, drummer Alex Powys and vocalist Emmy Mack. As of 2019 ...more
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Savage Hands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Savage Hands is an American Rock band from Waldord, Maryland.
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Leeched is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Leeched is a British hardcore band, formed in 2017 in Manchester, UK.
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Shepherds Reign is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Shepherds Reign is Polynesian metal band from South Auckland, New Zealand.
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Nothing Left is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Nothing Left
Nothing Left is an American supergroup that formed in 2016. The band played their first shows in Europe. Nothing Left formed in 2016, following the announced disbanding of the band For Today.
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Bonesteel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Bonesteel
Bonesteel is an alternative metal band from Los Angeles, CA.
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Downswing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Downswing is an American hardcore band from Albany New York.
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Earthshatter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Earthshatter is a Canadian metal band from Toronto. The group is comprised of vocalist Kyle Anderson, bassist Dallas Bricker, drummer Rob Zalischi, and guitarists Leo Valeri and Luke Snider.
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HARMED is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
HARMED is a Hungarian metal band founded in 2017 in Budapest. The group is comprised of members Levente Spicze, Balazs Keresztesi, Gabor Toth, and David Szieber.
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Imonolith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Imonolith is a Canadian metal band from Vancouver. Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen and guitarist Brian Waddell began writing music together while still members of their prior band, the Devin ...more
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Toothgrinder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Toothgrinder is an American metal band from Asbury Park, New Jersey. Their debut album, I AM, was released in October 2019.
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The Last Element is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
The Last Element
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Vagrants is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Vagrants
Vagrants is an American post-hardcore band from Pensacola, FL. The group is comprised of members Anna Hayes, Jose DelRio, and Dylan Knapp.
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Saving Vice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Saving Vice is an independent American metalcore band from New England, founded in 2017. It is comprised of vocalists Tyler Small and Chase Papariello, guitarist Robbie Litchfield, bassist ...more
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The Last Element is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
The Last Element is a Dutch heavy metal band from Amsterdam, NL.
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South Haven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
South Haven
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Ivy Crown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020
Ivy Crown is a Danish melodic metalcore band from Copenhagen.