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 Volbeat, Carnifex, and more! For last week’s 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.

In non-metal news, I was able to attend the final show of the tour for Jeff Lynne’s ELO. The show was a fantastic hour and a half of their classic hits with an awesome presentation. And as of the day this comes out, Clutch & Killswitch Engage tonight. Weird combination of music for the week, but I dig it.

New Releases

Volbeat, Rewind, Replay, Rebound (Republic Records)

Seventh studio album. Copenhagen, Denmark. Heavy metal. Cheapside Sloggers features a guest guitar solo by Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus).

Music videos: “Last Day Under the Sun” “Cheapside Sloggers” “Leviathin”
Lyric video: “Last Day Under the Sun
Upcoming dates: North America, August, playing with Slipknot, Gojira, and Behemoth.

Carnifex, World War X (Nuclear Blast)

Seventh studio album. San Diego, California. Deathcore. No Light Shall Save Us features vocals from Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)

Music videos: “No Light Shall Save Us” “Bury Me In Blasphemy” “World War X
Upcoming dates: North America, August, Summer Slaughter Tour ft Cattle Decapitation, The Faceless, Rivers of Nihil, and more.
World War X is also available of vinyl.

Northlane, Alien (UNFD)

Fifth studio album. Sydney, Australia. Metalcore.

Music videos: “Eclipse” “Bloodline
Upcoming dates: North America, August – September. Australia, October. Europe, November – December.
Alien is also available on vinyl.

Bad Omens
, Finding God Before God Finds Me (Sumerian Records)
En Minor, En Minor (Housecore Records)
Finsterforst, Zerfall (Napalm Records)
Humanity’s Last Breath, Abyssal (Unique Leader Records)
Meatwound, Culero (Financial Ruin)
Russian Circles, Blood Year (Sargent House)
Satan’s Taint, Destruction Ritual (Megaforce)

Vinyl Releases

Cro-Mags, Don’t Give In (Victory Records)
The Word Alive, Empire (Concord Music/Craft Recordings)