New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The year is winding down, and so are releases, but this week we got new music from Asking Alexandria and Autopsy, as well as a live Linkin Park album. If you would like to check out last week’s New & Noteworthy, you can do so here. If you want to see last week’s sales numbers, check out Metal by Numbers. A Five Finger Death Punch Greatest Hits was the highest debut. That’s pretty telling about the state of the world right now. Also be sure to follow us on Spotify for weekly new music playlists.
Asking Alexandria, Asking Alexandria (Sumerian Records)
This is the latest from British rock group Asking Alexandria. The album also marks the return for founding vocalist Danny Worsnop, who left the band in 2015 to pursue other musical ventures. Asking Alexandria is also the first studio release from the band to not have Joey Sturgis on board as a producer, with that position being handled by Matt Good at his Tempe, Arizona based studio Good Sounds. The band released a music video for the song “Into the Fire,” and did a track-by-track breakdown of the whole album for Alt Press. They will be touring North America in support of the release this January.
Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
Between the release of the latest album One More Light and the suicide of vocalist Chester Bennington, Linkin Park recorded a live album while touring in support of the release. Previous it with the video they releases for the track “Sharp Edges”
Warning: You’re going to want tissues on hand for this one.
Black Wail, Chromium Homes (Rhyme & Reason)
Chromium Homes is the latest release from the Jersey City psychedelic rock group Black Wail. It is the group’s first release since signing to Rhyme & Reason Records, and also features our editor Bram Teitelman on keyboards. Some of the tracks, including “They,” have been a part of the band’s live sets for years have now been recorded and released. You can check out our writer Jeff Podoshen’s review of it here.
Autopsy, Puncturing The Grotesque (Peaceville)
Deathmarch, Dismember (Black Lion Records)
For All Eternity, The Will To Rebuild (Facedown)
Ihsahn, After (Reissue) (Spinefarm)
Ihsahn, AngL (Reissue) (Spinefarm)
Ihsahn, Das Seelenbrechen (Reissue) (Spinefarm)
Ihsahn, Eremita (Reissue) (Spinefarm)
Ihsahn, The Adversary (Reissue) (Spinefarm)
Lucifer’s Hammer, Victory Is Mine (Shadow Kingdom Records)
Mist Of Misery, Fields Of Isolation (Black Lion Records)
The 3rd Attempt, Egocidal Path (Karisma)
Colosseum, Chapter 1: Delirium (Blood Music)
Colosseum, Chapter 2: Numquam (Blood Music)
Colosseum, Chapter 3: Parasomnia (Blood Music)
Destroyer 666, Cold Steel…For An Iron Age (Season Of Mist)
Destroyer 666, Phoenix Rising (Season Of Mist)
Enslaved, Blodhemn (Splatter Vinyl) (Osmose Records)
Enslaved, Eld (Splatter Vinyl) (Osmose Records)
Enslaved, Frost (Splatter Vinyl) (Osmose Records)
Enslaved, Mardraum (Splatter Vinyl) (Osmose Records)
Enslaved, Monumension (Splatter Vinyl) (Osmose Records)
Fireburn, Don’t Stop The Youth (Closed Casket Activities)
Sólstafir, Svartir Sandar (Season of Mist)