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 releases from Breaking Benjamin, Kirk Windstein, Annihilator, and more. For last week’s new 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.
2020 feels like it has been off to a slow start. The death of Neil Peart has me diving back through their entire catalog, revisiting why I loved Rush as much as I do. That has left me little time to explore much new music. But, finally some good news for me, Rammstein announced a US tour later this year and I’ve got my eyes on the Philly date.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood Records)
Compilation album. Wilkes-Barre, Pennslyvania. Hard rock. Features revised versions of previously released hits with various guest vocalists.
Lyric video: “So Cold”
Upcoming dates: North America, January – March, with Korn.
Features guests: Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Adam Gontier (ex-Three Days Grace, Saint Asonia), Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath)
Aurora is also available on vinyl.
Kirk Windstein, Dream In Motion (eOne Music)
Solo album from Crowbar member Kirk Windstein.
Dream in Motion is also available on vinyl.
Annihilator, Ballistic, Sadistic (Silver Lining Music)
Seventeenth studio album. Canadia. Thrash metal.
Midnight, Rebirth By Blasphemy (Metal Blade Records)
Rebirth By Blasphemy is also available on vinyl.
Blasphemer, The Sixth Hour (Candlelight Records)
Brothers Of Metal, Emblas Saga (AFM Records)
Caspian, On Circles (Triple Crown Records)
Defiled, Infinite Regress (Season Of Mist)
Higher Power, 27 Miles Underwater (Roadrunner Records)
Konvent, Puritan Masochism (Napalm Records)
Mortiis, Spirit Of Rebellion (Omnipresence Productions/Dead Seed Productions)
Musket Hawk, Upside Of Sick (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Nero Di Marte, Immoto (Season Of Mist)
Silent Planet, The Night God Slept Redux (Solid State)
Thy Catafalque, Naiv (Season Of Mist)
New Years Day, Through The Years (Vinyl Box Set) (Century Media)