New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week brings new us new music from Bullet For My Valentine and The Night Flight Orchestra, as well as a live recording from a legendary Bruce Dickinson show! Be sure to check out the last week’s New & Noteworthy, for what all dropped last Friday. If you want to see last week’s sales numbers, you can read about those in Metal by Numbers. Also be sure to follow us on Spotify to get this month’s New & Noteworthy Playlist, updated every Friday.
Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
Gravity is the sixth studio album from the Welsh metal group Bullet for my Valentine. This is the first album from the group since signing to Spinefarm Records, and also the first album to feature drummer Jason Bowld (AxeWound), who started playing with the band in 2016 in place of founding drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas. Leading up to the release music videos for the two tracks “Letting You Go” and “Over It.” They will be playing a handful of shows between Europe and Canada this summer, before returning to the United States in September. Gravity is also available on vinyl.
The Night Flight Orchestra, Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough (Nuclear Blast)
Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough is the fourth studio album from the Swedish rock group, The Night Flight Orchestra. Just this week we got a the third music video off this album with “Turn to Miami,” following the release of “Lovers in the Rain” and “The Time” leading up to today. They have a bunch of European shows coming up this fall, but it may be unlikely that we’ll get any North American shows in the near future. My hope is on a 2019 ProgPower USA appearance. The band really surprised me with their last release, Amber Galactic, especially not being aware of the fact that the band is a supergroup of death metal musicians playing AOR.
Bruce Dickinson, Scream For Me Sarajevo (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Scream For me Sarajevo is the recording of a show that happened against all odds. Recorded in 1994 the middle of the Bosnian War, Bruce Dickinson out supporting his solo career, was invited to play a show in the war torn city of Sarajevo. This is the audio recording of that show, which was also filmed as a documentary of the same name. Scream For Me Sarajevo is also available on vinyl.
Blind Justice, No Matter The Cost (Flatspot Records/Edgewooed Records)
Converge, Beautiful Ruin (Epitaph/Deathwish)
DENS, No Small Tempest (Facedown)
Fates Warning, Live Over Europe (InsideOut)
Kevin Hufnagel, Messages To The Past (Translation Loss Records)
Night Verses, From The Gallery Of Sleep (Equal Vision Records)
Paradise Lost, Believe In Nothing (Remixed & Remastered)(Nuclear Blast)
Shylmagoghnar, Transcience (Napalm Records)
Torn The Fuck Apart, A Genetic Predisposition To Violence (Gore House Productions)
Violent Life Violent Death, Come, Heavy Breath (N/A)