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 new music from Battle Beast and Lorna Shore, as well as Danny Worsnop’s . If you want to check out last week’s releases or see the latest sales numbers, you can do so here, and here. Now last week we were supposedly to get a new Marilyn Manson album, but Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but Say10 is nowhere to be found.
Battle Beast, Bringer of Pain (Nuclear Blast)
Finland’s Battle Beast have returned with the release of their fourth studio album Bringer of Pain, the follow-up to their successful 2015 album Unholy Savior which reached #1 on Finland’s music charts. The album comes just two months before they embark on their first US tour, opening for Sabaton and it’s obvious that Nuclear Blast is going all out for this one with music videos for the songs “King for a Day” and “Familiar Hell” already released. If all goes well I should be seeing them on the Cleveland, OH date at the Agora Ballroom alongside Sabaton and Leaves’ Eyes.
Lorna Shore, Flesh Coffin (Outerloop)
American deathcore outfit Lorna Shore bring us the heaviest release of the week with their sophomore full length release Flesh Coffin. The album is their first release since their 2015 LP Psalms and the first since signing to Outerloop Records. They currently traveling across the US on tour with Carnifex and Despised Icon, having kicked off the tour with the release of a music video for the song FVNERAL MOON.
Danny Worsnop, The Long Road Home (Earache)
Danny Worsnip, known for being the frontman of UK metalcore band Asking Alexandria, has made his long awaited solo release with The Long Road Home. If you’re looking for something along the lines of AA, you’re looking at the wrong album. The Long Road Home is a hard rock album with an unashamed southern twang to it, showing that Danny is capable of a little more than I initially gave him credit for. Just earlier this week he streamed a show from YouTube Space, London to showcase the new material.
Leprous, Coal (Alone) (picture disc)
Norway’s progressive metal band Leprous is re-releasing their latest two albums Coal and The Congregation on vinyl picture disc.
Leprous, The Congregation (Alone) (picture disc)
Omen, Battle Cry (Metal Blade) (vinyl reissue)
LA based heavy metal band Omen is getting vinyl reissues of their first three albums, Curse, Warning of Danger, and Battle Cry, released in 1984, ’85, and ’86 respectively. Fun Fact: The Axeman was included in the 2009 video game Brütal Legend, which featured Tenacios D frontman and actor Jack Black as the main protagonist.
Omen, Warning of Danger (Metal Blade) (vinyl reissue)
Omen, The Curse (Metal Blade) (vinyl reissue)