New & Noteworthy is Metal Insider’s weekly column highlighting some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. We’re in the second week of January, and releases are starting to kick in with Obituary and Ville Valo. We’ve included some independent artists, including Australian death metal outfit Ashen’s debut record, and plenty more new albums to explore.
Ahab, The Coral Tombs (Napalm)
Fifth album from the German funeral doom metal outfit.
Alyiria, Heiress (MS Metal Agency)
Debut album from the Brazilian progressive/symphonic death metal group.
Antimozdebeast, Vision (Self)
New York to now Florida based industrial project from Gabriel Palacio’s latest record.
Ashen, Ritual of Ash (Bitter Loss Records)
Australian death metal
Beyond The Black, Beyond The Black (Nuclear Blast)
German symphonic metal.
Crom, The Era Of Darkness (From The Vaults)
German power/heavy metal.
Defy The Curse, Horrors Of Human Sacrifice (Hammerheart)
Netherlands, death metal/crust.
Elusion, The Fundamental Paradox (Independent)
Belgian, gothic/symphonic metal.
Endtime/Cosmic Reaper, Doom Sessions Vol. 7 EP (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Album available but digital album will be available on 1/20.
Haxprocess, The Caverns of Duat (Self)
Jacksonville, FL progressive death/thrash
Mansion, Second Death (Self)
Finnish doom rock.
Swedish death metal.
Obituary, Dying Of Everything (Relapse)
Florida death metal legends.
Ruinthrone, The Unconscious Mind of Arda (Rockshots Records)
Italian power metal.
Screamer, Kingmaker (Steamhammer/SPV)
Swedish heavy metal.
Shamael, II Suono di Mille Orchestre-Parte I (Self)
Italian funeral doom.
Skyblazer, Infinity’s Wings (Elevate Records)
Swedish power metal.
Stac Pollaidh, Age of Darkness (Self)
UK atmospheric black metal.
Turmion Katilot, Omen X (Nuclear Blast)
Finnish industrial metal.
Ville Valo, Neon Noir (Spinefarm)
Solo album from the legendary HIM vocalist.