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 Northtale, live releases from Puscifer and Suffocation, 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

NorthTale, Eternal Flame (Nuclear Blast)
Second studio album. Various. Power Metal.

Lyric videos: “Future Calls” “Midnight Bells” “Only Human
Playthrough videos: “Midnight Bells” “Follow Me” “Only Human
Producer: Dennis Ward
Guests: Tim & Hai Hansen ft on “Future Calls”


Suffocation, Live In North America (Nuclear Blast)
Live album. Centereach, New York. Death Metal.

Singles: “Infecting the Crypts” “Pierced from Within” “Funeral Inception
Other: “Favorite Memory from The Death Chopping North America Tour” “Favorite Track from ‘Live in North America’


Rise Against, Nowhere Sessions (Loma Vista Recordings)
EP. Chicago, Illinois. Punk.

Performance videos: “Nowhere Generation” “Fortunate Son” “Talking to Ourselves



Puscifer, Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents (Live) (Puscifer Entertainment)
Live stream event.

Other: Trailer

Puscifer, Live At Arcosanti (Puscifer Entertainment)
Live stream event.

Video: “Bedlamite



200 Stab Wounds, Slave To The Scalpel (Maggot Stomp)
All Hail The Yeti, Within The Hollow Earth (Minus Head Records)
Bloodlines, Hevel (Facedown Records)
Bonded, Into Blackness (Century Media)
Darkwoods My Betrothed, Angel Of Carnage Unleashed (Napalm Records)
Emigrate, The Persistence Of Memory (Emigrate Production)
Eyes Wide Open, Through Life And Death (Arising Empire)
Monument Of Misanthropy, Unterweger (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Obscura Qalma, Apotheosis (Rising Nemesis Records)
Sijjin, Sumerian Promises (Sepulchral Voice Records)
Silent Planet, Iridescent (UNFD)
The Unity, The Devil You Know – Live (Steamhammer/SPV)
Timechild, And Yet It Moves (Mighty Music)
Unleashed, No Sign Of Life (Napalm Records)
Vended, What Is It/Kill It (Vended)
Vomit The Soul, Cold (Unique Leader Records)