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 KK’s Priest, Tremonti, Ministry, Katatonia 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. 

I take one week off to do health stuff and get bombed with new releases.


New Releases

KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records)
First solo album from ex-Judas Priest guitarist K. K. Downing. 

Videos: “Sermons of the Sinner” “Raise Your Firsts” “Hellfire Thunderbolt” “Brothers of the Road
Headbangers’ Brawl: “What do you think of the new KK’s Priest song ‘Hellfire Thunderbolt?’”
Sermons of the Sinner is available on vinyl.


Tremonti, Marching In Time (Napalm Records)
Fifth studio album. Orlando, Florida. Hard Rock.

Videos: “Now and Forever” “If Not For You” “Marching in Time
Producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette at Studio Barbarosa in Orlando, Florida.
Masterer: Brad Blackwood
Marching in Time is also available on vinyl.



Ministry, Moral Hygiene (Nuclear Blast)
Fifteenth studio album. Chicago, Illinois. Industrial Metal. First album to feature bassist Paul D’Amour.

Videos: “Good Trouble” “Search and Destroy
Producer: Michael Rozon
Our review: “Ministry’s new LP ‘Moral Hygiene’ is one of their best” – Jeff Podoshen
Guests: Billy morrison, Arabian Prince (N.W.A.), Jello Baifra (Dead Kennedys, Lard)
Moral Hygiene is also available on vinyl.


Unto Others, Strength (Roadrunner Records)
Second studio album, first under the name Unto Others. Previously known as “Idle Hands.” Portland, Oregon. Heavy Metal.

Videos:Downtown” “When Will Gods Work Be Done
Headbangers’ Brawl
: “What do you think of the new Unto Others album ‘Strength?’”



Poppy, Flux (Sumerian Records)
Fourth studio album. Meme Metal.

Videos: Flux” “Her
: Justin Meldel-Johnson
Flux will also be available in black & aqua blue vinyl.



Katatonia, Mnemosynean (Peaceville Records)
B-Sides and Rarities. Sweden. Progressive Metal.

Mnemosynean is also available on vinyl and Bandcamp.





Asking Alexandria, See What’s On The Inside (Better Noise Music)
Azothyst Blood Of Dead God (Vault Of Dried Bones)
BABYMETAL 10 Babymetal Budokan (BABYMETAL Records)
Black Sabbath, Technical Ecstasy (Super Deluxe Edition) (Rhino Records)
Doro, Triumph And Agony Live (Rare Diamonds Productions)
Dying Wish, Fragments Of A Bitter Memory (SharpTone Records)
Enslaved, Caravans To The Outer Worlds (Nuclear Blast)
Four Stroke Baron, Classics (Prosthetic Records)
Full Of Hell, Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records)
Wage War, Manic (Fearless Records)


A Pale Horse Named Death, Infernum In Terra (Long Branch Records/SPV)
Cognizance, Upheaval (Prosthetic Records)
Dawn Of A Dark Age, Le Forche Caudine (Antiq)
Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
Signs Of The Swarm, Absolvere (Unique Leader Records)
Various Artists, Death Metal Power From Beyond (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Vatican, Reassembled Vol. 1: Sole Impulse (UNFD)
Veilburner, Lurkers In The Capsule Of Skull (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Virial, Transhumanism (Vicious Instinct Records)
Vortex Of End, Abhorrent Fervor (Osmore Productions)
Waldgeflüster Dahoam (AOP Records)