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 new music from Nightwish, Wolfheart, 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.
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Nightwish, Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast)
Ninth studio album, first double album. Kitee, Finland. Symphonic metal.
Music video: “Noise”
Lyric video: “Harvest”
General News: Something about being the first band to film a music video in London’s Natural History Museum’s Cathedral. The band teamed up with World Land Trust to debut new song “Ad Astra.”
Upcoming dates: North America, September, for now…
Human. :II: Nature. is also available on vinyl.
Wolfheart, Wolves Of Karelia (Napalm Records)
Fifth studio album. Nummijärvi, Finland. Melodic death metal.
Azusa, Loop Of Yesterdays (Solid State/Indie Recordings)
Barrens, Penumbra (Pelagic Records)
Benighted, Obscene Repressed (Season Of Mist)
Calligram, The Eye Is The First Circle (Prosthetic Records)
Gaytheist, How Long Have I Been On Fire? (Hex Records)
Grayscale Season, Everything Hurts (We Are Triumphant)
High Priestess, Casting The Circle (Ripple Music)
Kingsmen, Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery. (SharpTone Records)
Rotting Out, Ronin (Pure Noise Records)
Sparta, Trust The River (Dine Alone Records)
Symbolik, Emergence (The Artisan Era)
Witch Taint, Sons Of Midwestern Darkness (Tee Pee Records