New & Noteworthy, Metal Insider’s weekly column highlighting some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week is back! It’s time to start fresh with the brand new year with releases from Anti-Flag to Varmia! 

Yes, New & Noteworthy is back in action, and we are kicking off 2023 with a few new releases. Moving ahead, we will include a few independent artists from around the world worth checking out.


Anti-Flag, Lies They Tell Our Children (Spinefarm)

Pittsburgh punk rock legends’ overall thirteenth record!






Houkago Warfare, Akiba Style (independent)

Where anime meets metal! Hailing from South Korea, this is the brand new EP from the death metal outfit.






The Howling Void, Into Darkness Ever More Profound

Latest release from the Texas-based symphonic/funeral doom metal project. 






Serenity, Memoria DVD/CD (Napalm)

Austria’s symphonic/power metal outfit’s brand new extensive live CD/DVD set has arrived!





Throat Locust, Dragged Through Glass

Latest EP from the death metal outfit.






Varmia, Prolog EP (M-Theory)

The latest EP from the Polish black/folk metal outfit.