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 Falconer, Carach Angren 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.
Quarantine week 502: Well, we’re about halfway through the year and 2021 can’t come any sooner.
Falconer, From A Dying Ember (Metal Blade Records)
Ninth studio album. Mjölby, Sweden. Folk metal. Supposed to be the final album from the band.
Carach Angren, Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season Of Mist)
Sixth studio album. Landgraaf, Netherlands. Symphonic black metal.
Ice Nine Kills, Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel (Fearless Records)
Live Acoustic EP. Boston, Massachusetts. Metalcore. Recorded live at the Stanley Hotel, a hotel is Estes Park, Colorado famous for being founded by Stanley of Stanley Steamer, the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, and for being the hotel in Dumb & Dumber. I uhhh visited on a work trip. Beautiful place.
Live video: “Enjoy Your Slay”
Ahab, Live Prey (Napalm Records)
Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)
Emmure, Hindsight (SharpTone Records)
Exocrine, Maelstrom (Unique Leader)
Grey Daze, Amends (Loma Vista Recordings)
Inexorum, Moonlit Navigation (Gilead Media)
Pyrrhon, Abscess Time (Willowtip)
Scott “Wino” Weinrich, Forever Gone (Ripple Music)
Stygian Crown, Stygian Crown (Cruz Del Sur Music)