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 Periphery and Eluveitie! You can check out the last New & Noteworthy here, and the latest sales numbers in Metal By Numbers. The soundtrack to The Dirt topped the charts for heavy sales. Biopics, ya know? Be sure to follow us on Spotify to get this month’s New & Noteworthy Playlist, updated every Friday with the newest metal releases.
This week has pretty much been all listening to the new Devin Townsend. It’s weird, but growing on me quite nicely. You can read our review of the album here, I agree with Mark’s take on “Borderlands.” That song and “Why?” have grown on me in the weirdest ways.
Periphery, Periphery IV: Hail Stan (3DOT Recordings)
Sixth studio album. Progressive metal / djent. Washington D.C, USA. Check out the Making-Of documentary the band released for the album, directed by former touring bassist Jeff Holcomb. I was impressed with the first track, “Reptile” when I saw the band released the album early. How do you start an album like this with a 17 minute jam like that? By going independent and releasing it on your own album.
Upcoming dates: North America, currently on tour opening for Dance Gavin Dance.
Producer: Misha Mansoor, Adam “Nolly” Getgood
Music video: “Blood Eagle”
Our review: Pretty positive, read it here.
Hail Stan is also available on vinyl.
Eluveitie, Ategnatos (Nuclear Blast)
Eigth studio album. Folk metal. Zurich, Switzerland.
Upcoming dates: Europe and Australia, extensively throughout the rest of the year.
Music video: “Ambiramus” and “Ategnatos”
Engineering: Tommy Vetterli at New Sound Studio
Mixing: Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios
Ategnatos is also available on vinyl.
Ceremony Of Silence, Outis (Willowtip Records)
Enterprise Earth, Luciferous (Good Fight Music/eOne Music)
Parallel Minds, Every Hour Wounds…The Last One Kills (Pitch Black Records)
SHVPES, Greater Than (Spinefarm)
Waste Of Space Orchestra, Syntheosis (Svart Records)
Wormwitch, Heaven That Dwells Within (Prosthetic Records)