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 The Black Dahlia Murder and Abysmal Dawn, a live Myrath album, 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.

Quarantine Week 5: 4/20 has been canceled. At least new releases weren’t. Physicals are a little harder to get in some places though.

New Releases

The Black Dahlia Murder, Verminous (Metal Blade Records)
Ninth studio album. Waterford, Michigan. Melodic death metal.

Music video: “Removal of the Oaken Stake” “Child of Night
Lyric video: “Verminous
Verminous available on vinyl.


Abysmal Dawn, Phylogenesis (Season of Mist)
Fifth studio album. Los Angeles, California. Death metal.

Lyric video: “Hedonist
Our review: “Phylogenesis is a top contender for one of the top death metal records of the year, hands down.”- Jeff Podoshen
Phylogenesis is also available on vinyl.



Khemmis, Doomed Heavy Metal (Nuclear Blast/20 Buck Spin)
Second EP,  fifth studio release. Denver, Colorado. Doom metal.

Videos: “A Conversation With Death” “Bloodletting” “Rainbow in the Dark




Myrath, Live In Carthage (earMUSIC)
First live album. Tunisia. Folk / Power metal.

Live videos: “Believer” “Dance
Live in Carthage is also available on DVD.



Aborted, La Grande Mascarade (Century Media)
Asenblut, Die Wilde Jagd (AFM Records)
Enter Shikari, Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible (SO Recordings / Silva Screen Records
Etherius, Chaos. Order. Renewal.(Etherius)
Foes, American Violence (Glacier Recordings)
Incubus, Trust Fall (Side B) (Incubus)
Oranssi Pazuzu, Mestarin Kyns (Nuclear Blast)
Reptilium, Adrenochromacy (Slam World Wide)
The Ditch & The Delta, The Ditch & The Delta (Prosthetic Records)