New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week feature a new releases by Novembers Doom, the soundtrack to Rob Zombie’s film 31, and a whole bunch of Deez. DEEZ NUTS!!!1! I’ll see myself out. If you would like to check out last week’s releases you can do so here. You can check out last week’s sales numbers in Metal by Numbers, Mastodon, Body Count, Demon Hunter, and Warbringer all had some of the best debuts of their careers. Oh yeah, Metallica is also still selling pretty well.
Novembers Doom, Hamartia (The End)
Chicago’s death/doom metal group Novembers Doom have released their tenth full length studio album, Hamartia. They recorded the album at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with producer Chris Djuricic (Jungle Rot, Malevolence), who has worked on numerous Novembers Doom albums, and was mixed by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Katatonia, Witherscape, etc.). Last month the band released a lyric video for the song “Zephyr.” There are also a number of guest appearances on the record including vocalist Paul Kuhr’s daughter, Rhiannon, on backing vocals on “Ever After,” “Miasma,” and “Zephyr”, Andrew Craighan (My Dying Bride) adding extra guitar melody on “Waves In The Red Cloth,” and Bernt Fjellestad (Susperia) and Dan Swanö (Witherscape, Nightingale, Edge of Sanity) on backing vocals for the track “Borderline.” Hamartia is also available on vinyl.
Various Artists, 31: A Rob Zombie Film (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (vinyl) (UMe)
31, the most recent film directed by shock rock icon Rob Zombie, was released on DVD and Blu Ray last December, and today the official soundtrack gets released. The album features 28 tracks including songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Mamas & The Papas, and a few original tracks composed by John 5 and Rob Zombie, as well as a few spoken word lines from the characters. Zombie successfully crowdfunded the production of 31 back in the summer of 2014, who thought the process very fulfilling, having said “I’m crowd funding because I realize that it’s an incredible opportunity to engage the fans. They’ve always been the most important thing for me because, with metal and horror, the fans aren’t just fans – it’s their life, their lifestyle.”
Deez Nuts, Binge & Purgatory (UNFD)
Binge & Purgatory is the fifth full length studio album from the Australian hardcore punk group Deez Nuts. In the months leading up to the release, the band released music videos for the songs “Binge/Purgatory” and “Discord.” There really is not much information about this release, and even the release date is not consistent. It’s listed some places as April 7th, some as April 14th. Their spot on the UNFD website hasn’t even been updated since the release of their last album, Word is Bond. I’m still not entirely sure if I’m even supposed to be taking this band seriously.
Necrowretch, Satanic Slavery (Season Of Mist)
Satanic Slavery is the third full length release from the French black/death metal group Necrowretch. This is the first release from the band since signing to Season of Mist records. In February the band released a music video for the title track, “Satanic Slavery.” They released some European tour dates on the Season of Mist website, and their own states that they are planning a “world invasion where there is no thing left unfouled” for 2017, so we may be able to expect a few more dates to be announced in the near-ish future.
Nightbringer, Terra Damnata (Season Of Mist)
Colorado black metal group Nightbringer release their fifth full-length studio album, Terra Damnata. The album is also available on… cassette?
All Hell, The Grave Alchemist (Prosthetic)
The Grave Alchemist is the third full length from North Carolina horror thrashpunk trio All Hell. The album is the first since the band signed to Prosthetic Records, and it was Mixed and Mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust).