New & Noteworthy is Metal Insider’s weekly column highlighting some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. Among the new offerings over the last couple of weeks are Sebastian Bach’s and Shellac’s first albums in a decade, guest-filled romps from Hot Water Music, Slash and Jamey Jasta, and debut LPs from Sonic Universe and Kerry King, as well as highly anticipated works from the likes of Knocked Loose, Like Moths To Flames, Shannon and the Clams, Six Feet Under, Cage The Elephant, Combichrist, Gatecreeper, Pallbearer, Guster, Beth Gibbons and many, many more. Don’t forget to check out our weekly playlist below. Enjoy!

May 17, 2024 Release Highlights:

Slash, Orgy Of The Damned (Gibson):
The Guns N’ Roses guitarist brings in a star-studded list of guest artists for his sixth studio effort, an album filled with blues covers.

Shellac, To All Trains (Touch and Go):
The math rockers release their first album in a decade. 

Collective Soul, Here to Eternity (Fuzze-Flex):
The alt-rockers celebrate 30 years as a band with their 12th studio effort, a self-produced double album recorded at Elvis Presley’s Palm Springs, CA estate.

Kerry King (of Slayer), From Hell I Rise (Reigning Phoenix):
Slayer guitarist Kerry King makes his solo debut with aid of Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) on vocals, Paul Bostaph (Slayer) on drums, Kyle Sanders (ex-Hellyeah) on bass and Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head/Vio-lence) on guitar.

Jamey Jasta, …And Jasta For All (Perseverance):
Back in 2022, the Hatebreed frontman called his new solo album (which features guest appearances from the likes of Anthrax’s Scott Ian,  Testament’s Chuck Billy, Exodus’ Steve “Zetro” Souza and Phil Demmel), a “love letter to all things thrash.”

Cage the Elephant, Neon Pill (RCA):
Of the band’s sixth studio album, singer Matthew Schultz said it was the first time they were “consistently uninfluenced” by other artists,
stating “With this album, having gone through so much, life had almost forced us into becoming more and more comfortable with ourselves. We weren’t reaching for much outside of the pure experience of self expression, and simultaneously not necessarily settling either. We just found a uniqueness in simply existing.”

May 17, 2024 Releases:

Beth Gibbons, Lives Outgrown (Domino)
Guster, Ooh La La (Ocho Mule)
Crumb, Amama (Crumb)
Of Montreal, Lady on the Cusp (Polyvinyl)
Combichrist, CMBCRST (Out Of Line)
Gatecreeper, Dark Superstition (Nuclear Blast)
HELL:ON, Shaman (Archivist Records)
Intervals, Memory Palace (Independent)
Lights on the Coast, Another Life EP 
John Oates, Reunion (Jasper Productions)
The Lovely Eggs, Eggsistentialism (Egg)
Mutes, …buried where you stand (No Sound)
One Step Closer, All You Embrace (Run For Cover)
Pallbearer, Mind Burns Alive (Nuclear Blast)
UFOMAMMUT, Hidden (Neurot/Supernatural Cat)
Babylon A.D., Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day (Perris)
Bat, Under The Crooked Claw (Nuclear Blast)
Botanist, Paleobotany (Prophecy)
Cognitive, Aborrence (Metal Blade)
Demon, Invincible (Frontiers)
Elvellon, Ascending In Synergy (Napalm)
Göden, Vale Of The Fallen (Svart)
Marty Friedman, Drama (Frontiers)
Nocturnus AD, Unicursal (Profound Lore)
Pain, I Am (Nuclear Blast)
Suck Brick Kid, The End Is What I Want (Smartpunk)
Zombeast, Heart Of Darkness (Massacre)
Orion Child, Aesthesis (Art Gates)
The Last of Lucy, Godform (Transcending Obscurity)
SoulLine, Reflections (Massacre)
Serement, Abhorrent Invocations (Dolorem)
Ancient Settlers, Oblivion’s Legacy (Scarlet)
Pathology, Unholy Descent (Agonia)
Strychnos, Armageddon Patronage (Dark Descent)
Dawnbreaker, Banisher of Unlight (Vision of God)
Tzompantli, Beating the Drums of Ancestral Force (20 Buck Spin)
Hemotoxin, When Time Becomes Loss (Independent)
Tezza F., Key to Your Kingdom (Elevate)
Celestial Season, Mysterium III (Roadburn)
Kulk, It Gets Worse (Independent)
Lucidity, Escherian (Inverse)
Eigenstate Zero, The Malthusian (Independent)
Passage, Crystal (Independent)
Forever Falling, The Determinism of Essence in Matter (Independent)
Ape Vermin, Andromedas Colossus (Independent)
Mould, Pull & Repulsion (Polderrecords)