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 a new live album from Slayer, the long awaited Blind Guardian orchestral album, and more. For last week’s 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.
Howdy! This week has been all about Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC and getting hyped for seeing Tool Pittsburgh, so I’ve been pretty limited on listening to new music or really doing anything productive outside of the day job. Tool was absolutely stellar live. This is not a tour to miss.
Slayer, The Repentless Killogy (Nuclear Blast)
Fourth live album. Huntington Park, California. Thrash metal. Recorded live at the Forum in Inglewood, CA
Blind Guardian’s Twilight Orchestra, Legacy Of The Lands (Nuclear Blast)
First Orchestral album. Krefeld, Germany. Not metal.
Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders, Get The Money (Shanabelle/Columbia Records)
Third album. United States. Rock.
Music video: “I Really Blew It”
Agnostic Front, Get Loud! (Nuclear Blast)
Bask, III (Season Of Mist)
Blood Of The Wolf, III: Blood Legend (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Dawn Of Ashes, Origin Of The Ashes (Artoffact Records)
Edge Of Paradise, Universe (Frontiers Music Srl)
Enslaved, Axioma Ethica Odini (Deluxe) (By Norse Music)
Enslaved, Vertebrae (Deluxe) (By Norse Music)
Esoteric, A Phyrrhic Existence (Season Of Mist)
Greet Death, New Hell (Deathwish Inc.)
Immanifest, Macrobial (The Artisan Era)
Mammoth Mammoth, Kreuzung (Napalm Records)
Mono, Before The Past • Live From Electrical Audio (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Otherwise, Defy (Mascot Label Group)
Quiet Riot, Hollywood Cowboys (Frontiers Music Srl)
Schammasch, Hearts Of No Light (Prosthetic Records)