Happy 4/20, everyone, we’re in for a dank one this year. 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 the  long awaited and appropriately dated releases from A Perfect Circle and Sleep, as well as a new Tesseract album! If you would like to check out the last New & Noteworthy, you can do so here, and if you want to see last week’s sales numbers, check those out in Metal by Numbers. Underoath lead the charts up for heavy releases, with Kamelot debuting at top 25. Also be sure to follow us on Spotify to get this month’s  New & Noteworthy Playlist.

Studio Releases

A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)

It’s been fourteen years since A Perfect Circle released their last album, and the band is out in force working. They have released four songs as singles leading up to release: “Talk Talk,” “So Long and Thanks for all the Fish,”  The Doomed” and  “Disillusioned,” with the latter two both getting music videos.  They’re currently out touring North America right now, including a show tonight in Las Vegas and a bunch of big festival dates. Eat the Elephant is also available on vinyl.

Oh yeah, someone uploaded a bootleg of their Coachella performance onto YouTube, somebody didn’t like that they did that and now it’s no longer on YouTube and we’re all talking about that now.

Sleep, The Sciences (Third Man)

Speaking of long awaited releases. Just yesterday it broke that the legendary stoner metal group Sleep would be releasing a new album, and lo and behold it is already out, and on the holy day no less. It seems like it will only be getting a digital release for now, so spark up and drop into space this holiday season because The Sciences is here. The album comes just in time, I say despite it being 15 years since their last album, for their upcoming North American tour.

TesseracT, Sonder (Kscope)

Sonder is the fourth full length studio album from the UK progressive metal group TesseractT. The album was produced by Aiden O’Brien, who worked with the band on their previous LP Polaris, and mastered by guitarist Acle Kahney. They released the song Luminary as a single when they announced the album, but more recently released a music video for the track “King.” They’re currently touring North America in support of the album, with a show tonight at TLA in PhiladelphiaSonder is also available on vinyl.

Ails, The Unraveling (The Flenser)
Bison, Earthbound (Reissue) (No List Records)
Black Stone Cherry, Family Tree (Mascot)
Bullet, Dust To Gold (SPV/Steamhammer)
Dokken, Return To The East Live 2016 (Frontiers Music Srl)
From Beyond, The Band From Beyond (Spinefarm)
Ghastly, Death Velour (20 Buck Spin)
Gus G., Fearless (AFM Records)
Horehound, s/t (Black Seed)
Inferi, Revenant (The Artisan Era)
Melvins, Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac Recordings)
Ross the Boss, By Blood Sworn (AFM)
Stryper, God Damn Evil (Frontiers)

Vinyl Releases
Machine Head
, The Burning Red (Music On Vinyl)
Odin, Don’t Take No For An Answer (EMP Label Group)
Vision Of Disorder, Vision Of Disorder (Music On Vinyl)

Record Store Day, April 21, 2018

AC/DC, Back In Black Cassette (RCA)
Celtic Frost, Tragic Serenades Picture Disc (BMG/Noise)
Def Leppard, Live At Abbey Road (Island)
Disturbed, The Lost Children (Warner Brothers)
Europe, Walk The Earth Picture Disc (Hell And Back)
Evanescence, Lost Whispers (Craft)
Inferi, Revenant (The Artisan Era)
Kreator, Behind The Mirror Picture Disc (BMG/Noise)
Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Brothers)
Living Colour, Live At CBGB’s 12.19.89 (Legacy)
Mastodon, Emperor Of Sand Picture Disc (Warner Brothers)
Morbid Angel, Kingdoms Disdained Picture Disc (Silver Lining)
Motorhead, “Heroes” Picture Disc (Silver Lining)
Rage Against The Machine, Live At The Democratic National Convention 2000 (Legacy)
Saxon, “Princess Of The Night” 7″ (Union Square)
Soundgarden, A-Sides (IGA)
Voivod, Too Scared To Scream Picture Disc (BMG/Noise)
Whitesnake, 1987 30th Anniversary Edition Picture Disc (Parlophone/Rhino)