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 us new music from Inter Arma and Andy Black ! You can check out the last New & Noteworthy here, and the latest sales numbers in 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.
This past week has primarily consisted of continued spins of Empath, with some Hail Stan thrown in there. “Reptile” is an absolute jam, and probably one of my new favorite Periphery songs, with “Crush” also standing out on first listen. The new Eluveitie is on my list to listen to, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ll also be hitting the Children of Bodom show this Sunday in Pittsburgh!
Andy Black, The Ghost Of Ohio (Lava/Republic Records)
Second solo album for Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Ballsack. Hard rock. Cincinatti, Ohio. The album is released in time with a graphic novel of the same name written by Andy.
Inter Arma, Sulphur English (Relapse)
Fourth studio album. Sludge/Black/Death metal. Richmond, Virginia. There isn’t too much public information about this release yet.
Upcoming dates: North America, April into June with Thantifaxath, KEN Mode to open select dates.
Music video: “Howling Lands” and “The Atavist’s Meridian”
Sulfur English is also available on vinyl and Bandcamp.
American War Machine, Unholy War (Bridge Nine)
Big Business, The Beast You Are (Joyful Noise)
Blackguard, Storm (N/A)
Death Therapy, Voices (Solid State Records)
Diesear, Bloodred Inferno (eOne Music)
Felix Martin, Caracas (N/A)
Hath, Of Rot And Ruin (Willowtip)
Inferi, The End Of An Era | Rebirth (The Artisan Era)
Ketzer, Cloud Collider (Metal Blade)
Nekrasov, Lust Of Consciousness (Prosthetic Records)
Numenorean, Adore (Season Of Mist)
Posthum, Like Wildfire (Indie Recordings)
Sacrilegia, The Triclavian Advent (Invictus Productions)
Scream Blue Murder, Rock Bottom (Stay Sick Recordings)
Silverstein, Redux: The First 10 Years (N/A)
The Machinist, Confidimus In Morte (Prosthetic Records)
Theories, Vessel (Corpse Flower Records)
Through the Noise, Dualism (Eclipse Records)
Troll, Legend Master (Shadow Kingdom)
Tronos, Celestial Mechanics (Century Media)