Sara's 20 Favorite Rock + Metal Albums of 2018

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Sara's Favorite Rock + Metal Albums of 2018

(Listed in alphabetical order by artist. Lyrics in some videos may be NSFW. Scroll down for the bonus list of Philadelphia bands!)

  • Andrew W.K. - You're Not Alone

Andrew W.K. - Ever Again

Andrew W.K. - "Ever Again" Listen now: From the album: "You're Not Alone" Written by Andrew W.K.

  • Black Map - Trace the Path EP

Black Map - Let Me Out

black map "let me out" is from the new ep trace the path Get 'Trace the Path' - Let Me Out director Anthony J Garay dp Josh Self editor John Snapp Listen to Black Map's new album 'In Droves' - Follow Black Map

  • Brian Fallon - Sleepwalkers

Brian Fallon - Forget Me Not

New single "Forget Me Not" Available Now: Album Sleepwalkers Available Feb. 9, 2018!!!

  • Dorothy - 28 Days in the Valley

Dorothy - Who Do You Love

Dorothy performing "Who Do You Love" from the album 28 Days in the Valley - Follow Dorothy on socials: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Music video by Dorothy performing Who Do You Love. © 2018 Roc Nation Records, LLC

  • Fever 333 - Made an America EP


FEVER 333 - "MADE AN AMERICA" Made An America - Available now on Roadrunner Records: Director - Jason Aalon Alexander Butler Producer & Executive Producer - Liana Rae Perez Company - Mad Dogs Film, LLC Director of Photography - Marz Miller Production Designer - Esme Jackson First Assistant Director - John Stern Costume Designer - Lenka Padysakova Editor - J.

  • Frontierer - Unloved


Provided to YouTube by TuneCore Tumoric · Frontierer Unloved ℗ 2018 Frontierer Released on: 2018-07-27 Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Ghost - Prequelle

A Pale Tour Named Death

Directed by Bill Yukich Cinematography by Matt Bass Tour Photography by Ryan Chang Shot at various stops along the recent A Pale Tour Named Death, including the Los Angeles Forum.

  • Judas Priest - Firepower

Judas Priest - Lightning Strike (Official Video)

Judas Priest - 'Lightning Strike' (Official Video) Pre-order the new album "Firepower" here: The album will be released 9th March 2018 and features 'Lightning Strike'.

  • The Longshot - Love is for Losers

The Longshot - Love Is For Losers (Official Video)

Get the album Follow the band + Directed by Brendan Walter

  • Mike Shinoda - Post-Traumatic

Ghosts (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda

Download + stream Post Traumatic: Get your own Boris & Miss Oatmeal socks: Produced and Directed by Mike Shinoda Starring Boris & Miss Oatmeal - Ghosts | Lyrics She said This is not about a poltergeist Not about a phantom that glows at night But there are things

  • Murder By Death - The Other Shore

Murder By Death "True Dark" (Audio)

From Murder By Death's 2018 Bloodshot album 'The Other Shore':

  • Muse - Simulation Theory

MUSE - Break It To Me [Official Music Video]

Listen to the new album Simulation Theory now!

  • Nervosa - Downfall of Mankind

NERVOSA - Kill The Silence (Official Video) | Napalm Records

Pre-order "Downfall Of Mankind" here: Out June 1st Guitarist Prika comments on the new song and video: "A perfect scenery to compose lyrics that encourage overcoming. It talks about things that hurt you and that you're not alone. This new video symbolizes a new phase in the band with which I identify myself 100%!

  • Nothing But Thieves - What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way? EP

Nothing But Thieves - Forever & Ever More (Official Video)

Nothing But Thieves - Forever & Ever More (Official Video) 'Forever & Ever More' is available now: The new EP 'What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way?'

  • Pig Destroyer - Head Cage

PIG DESTROYER - Mt. Skull (Official Music Video)

Order Head Cage Here: Digital Downloads / Stream: Subscribe to Relapse Records Channel: Starring Josh Fadem as Stanley Written and Directed by Joe Stakun Director of Photography Eric Bader Produced by Yoni Aviram Edited by Heather Capps Guest starring: Clay Tatum Jonathon Brock Katelyn McGaw Andy Parada

  • Teenage Wrist - Chrome Neon Jesus

Teenage Wrist - "Stoned, Alone"

Listen to the full album: "Stoned, Alone" by Teenage Wrist from the album 'Chrome Neon Jesus,' available now Order at Director: Morgan Freed Produced By: Cheeky Films & Ride or Cry DP: Greg LeFevre Editor: Jon Ryan Sugimoto Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify:

  • Thunderpussy - Thunderpussy

Thunderpussy - Speed Queen

Speed Queen (Official Video) Song Available Here: Keep Up With Thunderpussy: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Video Director: Cheryl Ediss Video Producer: Cheryl Ediss Video Editor: Andrew Franks Production Company: Rock Paper Kilo Productions Music video by Thunderpussy performing Speed Queen. © 2017 Stardog Records/Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  • Turnstile - Time and Space

Turnstile - Real Thing [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Turnstile - "Real Thing" Time & Space - available now on Roadrunner Records: Directed by Mortis Studio Tour dates - Lyrics: Real thing I'm feeling No eyes can see it Part dream, part memory Got to make myself believe But can I keep it all together Waiting for the real thing?

  • Vein - Errorzone

Vein - Virus://Vibrance (Official Music Video)

Artist - Vein Song - virus://vibrance Album - errorzone Label - Closed Casket Activities Release Date - 06.22.2018 Directed & Edited by Eric Richter VEIN Site - Bandcamp - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - CLOSED CASKET ACTIVITIES Site - Bandcamp - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -

  • Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit

ZEAL & ARDOR - Gravedigger's Chant (Official Video)

Website: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Stream & Download: - - - Video Credits: Director | Samuel Morris & Manuel Sieber Creative Director | Samuel Morris | Director of Photography | Fabio Tozzo | Production Company | MM motion pictures GmbH | Co-Production |

Honorable Mention:

  • Hanson - String Theory


Purchase the album, AVAILABLE NOW. See HANSON on the String Theory tour. More info-

BONUS LIST: Philly-based releases!

  • Great Weights - Great Weights
  • Low Cut Connie - Dirty Pictures (Part 2)
  • Restorations - LP5000
  • Siravo - The Restless and the Mad
  • Thin Lips - Chosen Family