New & Noteworthy: August 7th, 2020 – Violent Portrayals of New Music

Posted by on August 7, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features live releases from Deep Purple, Avatar 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.


New Releases

Avatar, Hunter Gatherer (eOne Music)
Eighth studio album. Gothenburg, Sweden. Heavy metal.

Music Videos: “Colossus” “Silence in the Age of Apes
Our Interview: With Johannes Eckerström
Producer: Jay Ruston, who also produced Avatar Country.
Short Film: “Legend of Avatar Country


Deep Purple, Whoosh (Label)
Twenty first studio album. Hertfordshire, England. Hard rock.

Music videos: “Man Alive” “Throw My Bones” “Throw My Bones Live Rehearsal
Producer: Bob Ezrin
Other: Ian Paice Unboxing Whoosh Box Set



Black Crown Initiate, Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape (Century Media)
Third studio album. Reading, Pennsylvania. Progressive death metal.

Music videos: Holy Silence
Lyric video:
Sun of War
Our Review: By Chris Annunziata
Our Interview: With James Dorton


Curses, Chapter II: Bloom (SharpTone Records)
Faceless Burial, Speciation (Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo Records)
Fates Warning, Inside Out (Reissue) (Metal Blade Records)
Fates Warning, The Spectre Within (Reissue) (Metal Blade Records)
Good Tiger, Raised In A Doomsday Cult (Good Tiger)
Gwar, Scumdogs Of The Universe (30th Anniversary Edition) (N/A)
In Hearts Wake, Kaliyuga (UNFD)
Onslaught, Generation Antichrist (AFM Records)
Year Of The Knife, Internal Incarceration (Pure Noise Records)

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