New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week feature new music from Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, and more! For last week’s releases you can read the previous 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

Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
Eighth studio album. Copenhagen, Denmark. Hard Rock.

Music video: Shotgun Blues
Lyric videos:
Temple of Ekur” “Becoming
: Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen, Rob Caggiano
Upcoming dates: North America, January – March.
Other: “Collector’s Box Unboxing


Of Mice & Men, Echo (SharpTone Records)
Seventh studio album. Costa Mesa, California. Metalcore.

Music video:Fighting Gravity” “Obsolete
: “Helplessly Hoping




Abiotic, A Universal Plague: Mutation (The Artisan Era)
Bloodred Hourglass, Your Highness (Rough Trade/Out Of Line)
Corroded Spiral, Ancient Nocturnal Summoning (Phantom Limb)
Crom, Into The Glory Land (From The Vaults)
Dead War, Grandfather Of War (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Devin Townsend, Snuggles (HevyDevy Records)
Devin Townsend, The Puzzle (HevyDevy Records)
Dormant Ordeal, The Grand Scheme Of Things (Selfmadegod Records)
Elder & Kadavar, Eldovar: A Story Of Darkness & Light (Robotor Records)
Epica, Omega Alive (Nuclear Blast)
Eyes Set To Kill, Damna (Revival Recordings)
Failure, Wild Type Droid (Failure Records)
Genocide Pact, Genocide Pact (Relapse Records)
Green Carnation, The Acoustic Verses (Remastered) (Season Of Mist)
Heiress, Distant Fires (Satanik Royalty Records)
Nekromant, Temple Of Haal (Despotz Records)
No Bragging Rights, No Bragging Rights (Pure Noise Records)
The Browning, End Of Existence (Spinefarm Records)
Unanimated, Victory In Blood (Century Media)
Wolftooth, Blood & Iron (Napalm Records)