New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features the final release from Primal Fear, The Acacia Strain 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.
Primal Fear, Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast)
Thirteenth studio album. Germany. Heavy metal.
The Acacia Strain, Slow Decay (Rise Records)
Tenth studio album. Chicopee, Massachusetts. Metalcore.
In Flames, Clayman 2020 (Nuclear Blast)
Gothenberg, Sweden. Melodic death metal. For the 20th anniversary of their album Clayman, In Flames reissued the album with re-recordings of 4 of the songs.
Bedsore, Hypnagogic Hallucinations (20 Buck Spin)
Blackballed, Elephant In The Room (Metalville Records)
Defeated Sanity, The Sanguinary Impetus (Willowtip Records)
Gaerea, Limbo (Season Of Mist)
Judicator, Let There Be Nothing (Prosthetic Records)
Omar Rodríguez-López, The Clouds Hill Tapes: Pt. III (Clouds Hill)
Ruin, Plague Transmissions: Vol. 2 (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Valkyrie, Fear (Relapse Records)
Dark Sarah, Grim (Napalm Records)
Entry, Detriment (Southern Lord)
Inhalement, Eternally Stoned (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
The Hate Club, Death Of The Protagonist (The Label Group/INgrooves)
Zombi, 2020 (Relapse Records)
Absu, Absu (Spinefarm)
Absu, Abzu (Spinefarm)
Anaal Nathrakh, In The Constellation Of The Black Widow (Spinefarm)
Anaal Nathrakh, Passion (Spinefarm)
Anaal Nathrakh, Vanitas (Spinefarm)
Corrosion Of Conformity, Wiseblood (Music On Vinyl)
Incubus, Make Yourself (Music On Vinyl)
Irepress, Samus Octology (Translation Loss)
Napalm Death, Smear Campaign (Century Media)
Napalm Death, Time Waits For No Slave (Century Media)