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 Trivium, Dance Gavin Dance, Katatonia, and many 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 6: Changing the number in this is strangely the biggest grounding pound for me in how long this has been going on. I don’t like it.

New Releases  

Trivium, What The Dead Men Say (Roadrunner Records)
Ninth studio album. Orlando, Florida. Heavy metal.

Music videos: “What the Dead Men Say” “Bleed Into Me“Catastrophist”
Other singles: “Amongst The Shadows & The Stones”
Producer: Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Soulfly, Of Mice & Men) 
Our Review: “What The Dead Men Say is an exceptional album that really flaunts the maturity of Trivium by Chris Annunziata
Our interview: Corey Beaulieu (Guitarist) with and Zenae
Matt Heafy Covers “I Saw Tiger” by Joe Exotic
My 2c: Really enjoyed their last album and excited to listen to this one.


Dance Gavin Dance, Afterburner (Rise Records)
Ninth studio album. Sacramento, California. Post-Hardcore.

Music videos: “Three Wishes” “Strawberry’s Wake” “Prisoner” “Lyrics Lie
Matt Mingus Drum Playthrough: “Prisoner
Producers: Cris Krummett, and Drew Fulk



Katatonia, City Burials (Peaceville Records)
Eleventh studio album. Stockhold, Sweden. Progressive / doom metal.

Music Video: “Behind the Blood
Singles: “The Winter of Our Passing” “Lacquer




The Used, Heartwork (Big Noise Music Group)
Eighth studio album. Orem, Utah. Alternative rock.

Music video: “Paradise Lost “(&BTS)Blow Me” “Cathedral Bell
Producer: John Feldmann




King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Chunky Shrapnel (Flightless Records)
Live album. Melbourne, Australia. Psychedelic rock.

Features songs played over the course of their 2019 European tour.
Trailer: here


(0), SkamHan (Napalm Records)
Auroch, Stolen Angelic Tongues (20 Buck Spin)
Barishi, Old Smoke (Season Of Mist)
Bush, Live In Tampa (Blu-ray/DVD/CD) (Cleopatra Entertainment)
Cirith Ungol, Forever Black (Metal Blade Records)
Elder, Omens (Stickman Records/Armageddon Shop)
Elephant Tree, Habits (Holy Roar Records)
I Am Destruction, Nascency (Unique Leader)
Lovebites, Electric Pentagram (Red River Entertainment/BFD)
Mantric, False Negative (Tooth & Nail/Solid State Records)
The Wizar’d, Subterranean Exile (Cruz Del Sur Music)
Unmerciful, Wrath Encompassed (Willowtip Records)
Warbringer, Weapons Of Tomorrow (Napalm Records)
Werewolves, The Dead Are Screaming (Prosthetic Records)
Witchskull, A Driftwood Cross (Rise Above Records)