New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week is a double feature, and brings us new music from Amon Amarth, Myrath, Whitesnake, Possessed and more! For last (two weeks ago) week’s releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy here, and the latest sales numbers in Metal By Numbers. After the Burial led up the heavy releases last week, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard this week. Be sure to follow us on Spotify to get this month’s New & Noteworthy Playlist, updated every Friday with the newest metal releases.
Tech issues delayed the release of N&N, so I went ahead and combined it with this week. Work has kept me extremely busy lately so music listening has been limited. Been listening to my 2019 release list mostly on shuffle, with a little extra of the new Eluveitie, Amon Amarth, and Sabaton.
Amon Amarth, Berserker (Metal Blade)
Eleventh studio album. From Tumba, Sweden. Melodic death metal.
Upcoming dates: North America, May, with Slayer, Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse. Europe, June. North America, September – October, with Arch Enemy, At the Gates, and Grand Magus.
Music videos: “Crack the Sky” and “Raven Flight”
Producer: Jay Ruston
Berserker is also available on vinyl.
Fifth studio album. Tunisia. Progressive metal.
Whitesnake, Flesh & Blood (Frontiers Music Srl)
Thirteenth studio album. England. Hard Rock.
Upcoming Dates: North America, April – May, with Black Moods. Europe, June – July, solo, festivals, and some shows with Def Leppard.
Music video: “Shut up & Kiss Me”
Singles: Hey You (You Make Me Rock), “Trouble is Your Middle Name”
Flesh & Blood is also available on vinyl.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
Third studio album. San Francisco, California. Death metal. First full length studio release in over 30 years. First release since signing to Nuclear Blast Records.
Bad Religion, Age Of Unreason (Epitaph)
Seventeenth studio album. Punk Rock. First studio release since 2013’s True North.
Producer: Carlos de la Garza
Ringworm, Death Becomes My Voice (Relapse)
Abnormality, Sociopathic Constructs (Metal Blade)
American Sharks, 11:11 (The End Records)
Amygdala, Our Voices Will Soar Forever (Prosthetic Records)
Arch / Matheos, Winter Ethereal (Metal Blade Records)
Bewitcher, Under The Witching Cross (Shadow Kingdom Records)
Body Harvest, Parasitic Slavery (Comatose Music)
Call Of The Void, Buried In Light (Translation Loss Records)
Danny Worsnop, Shades Of Blue (Sumerian)
Defeater, Defeater (Epitaph)
Employed To Serve, Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm)
Fury, Failed Entertainment (RFC)
Inanimate Existence, Clockwork (The Artisan Era)
Lice, Woe Betide You (Season Of Mist)
My Epic, Violence (Facedown Records)
Origin, Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence (Agonia Records)
Osiah, Kingdom Of Lies (Unique Leader)
Spirit Adrift, Divided By Darkness (20 Buck Spin)
War Curse, Eradication (Svart Records)
Warforged, I: Voice (The Artisan Era)
In Flames, I, The Mask (Picture Disc) (Nuclear Blast)
Lamb Of God, Ashes Of The Wake (15th Anniversary) (Legacy Recordings)
Various Artists, Natural Born Killers Soundtrack (Music On Vinyl)