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 two notable side project releases with Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris releasing as album under British Lion, and Lamb of God’s guitarist Mark Morton putting out an acoustic EP, and a few others. 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

British Lion, The Burning (Explorer1)

Second solo album from Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris. Essex, England. Heavy metal.
Singles: “The Burning” “Lightening
Producer: Steve Harris
Recorder, engineer and mixer: Tony Newton at Barnyard Studios
Upcoming dates: North America, January – February, with Voodoo Six and Nine Miles Down to open.
The Burning is also available on vinyl.

Mark Morton, Ether EP (Rise Records)

First solo EP. Primarily acoustic album from Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton.
Single: “All I Had to Lose
Producer & Mixer: Josh Wilbur
Guest vocals by: Mark Morales, Lzzy Hale, Howard Jones, and John Carbone.



Antagonist A.D., Through Fire (Greyscale Records)
Bleed The Sky, This Way Lies Madness (Art Is War Records)
Bonded, Rest In Violence (Century Media Records)
Ether Coven, Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering (Century Media)
Porta Nigra, Schöpfungswut (Soulseller Records)
Prospective, All We Have (Long Branch Records)
Victorius, Space Ninjas From Hell! (Napalm Records)

Vinyl Releases

Odious Mortem, Synesthesia (Willowtip)