New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features news music from Killswitch Engage, Hammerfall, and more! For last week’s releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers Metal by Numbers. Be sure to follow us on Spotify to get this month’s New & Noteworthy Playlist, updated every Friday with the newest metal releases.
Just like many people I’m still on that Tool bullshit. Loving Fear Inoculum, and diving back through their discography. The new Slipknot has some good stuff in it too. Don’t take my word for it though, Zenae actually listened to the whole thing and wrote some words about it.
Killswitch Engage, Atonement (Metal Blade Records)
Eighth studio album. Westfield, Massachusetts. Melodic metalcore. “The Single Fire” features a guest appearance from one time Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones for his first song with the band since their 2009 self titled album. They just finished up a North American tour with Clutch, I was at the Pittsburgh show and they slayed.
Music video: “I Am Broken Too”
Lyric video: “I Am Broken Too”
Producer: Adam D
Our Review: by Chris Annunziata.
Upcoming dates: Exit 111 Festival, October 11. Europe, October – November.
Atonement is also available on vinyl.
Hammerfall, Dominion (Napalm Records)
Eleventh studio album. Sweden. Heavy metal.
Music video: “Dominion” “One Against the World (live)”
Lyric video: “(We Make) Sweden Rock”
Producers: James Michael, Oscar Dronjak, Pontus Norgren
Upcoming dates: North America, October, with Sabaton. I hope to make the date in Cleveland!
Dominion is also available on vinyl.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Infest The Rats’ Nest (Flightless Records)
Fifteenth studio album. Melbourne, Australia. Psychedelic rock.
Bound In Fear, The Hand Of Violence (Unique Leader)
Capture, Lost Control (Artery Recordings)
Cerebral Rot, Odious Descent Into Decay (20 Buck Spin)
Devourment, Obscene Majesty (Relapse)
Shock Narcotic, I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn’t Work (Housecore Records)
Twilight Force, Dawn of the Dragonstar (Nuclear Blast)
Uniform & The Body, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (Sacred Bones)
Thrice, Beggars (10th Anniversary Vinyl) (Vagrant Records)