New & Noteworthy is Metal Insider’s weekly column highlighting some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This Friday’s releases include new music from legendary artists John Cale and Fu Manchu, long-running bands Annabel, The Early November and Me First And The Gimme Gimmes and newer groups like Squid Pisser among many, many more. Don’t forget to check out our weekly playlist below. Enjoy!

Release Highlights:

John Cale, POPtical Illusion (Double Six/Domino):
The Velvet Underground co-founder releases his 18th solo album, his second in less than a year. 

Annabel, Worldviews (Tiny Engines):
The punk/”emo” band returns with their fourth studio effort after a nine year hiatus. According to their Bandcamp, the album “finds the band reconciling with the ways the world has changed in the decade since they’ve been away.” 

The Early November, The Early November (Pure Noise):
The “emo” rock duo release their seventh album. According to the band’s bio, the album “ties the past, present and future all together, and as such, it marks what [frontman Ace] Enders calls a “period or exclamation point in our sentence”. It’s not a new beginning, per se, but nevertheless something emphatic that signifies, in Enders’ words again, “a pivotal moment” for them both.”

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Blow it…at Madison’s Quinceañera! (Fat Wreck Chords):
The punk rock supergroup cover band that gives popular tracks a hit of punk rock insanity release their second live album, recorded at an actual Quinceañera. 

Squid Pisser, Dreams of Puke (SKiN GRAFT):
Featuring Tommy Meehan of Gwar, the band’s second album is described by the band as “an aural DMT trip that will leave brains boggled. Its atonal anthems of slime are a kaleidoscope of brilliant, bespeckled rage that, in the end, will scalp the world & mutate the throne.”

Fu Manchu, The Return Of Tomorrow (At The Dojo):
The stoner rock legends release their 13th studio effort, a double album that splits heavy rock jams and mellower works down the middle. 

June 14, 2024 Releases:

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, Vagabonds, Virgins & Misfits (BMG)
The Decemberists, As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again (Yabb)
Bad Breeding, Contempt (Iron Lung)
Cola, The Gloss (Fire Talk)
96 Bitter Beings, Return To Hellview (Nuclear Blast)
Axel Rudi Pell, Risen Symbol (Steamhammer/SPV)
Crypt Sermon, The Stygian Rose (Dark Descent)
Eivør, ENN (Season Of Mist)
Embryonic Autopsy, Origins Of The Deformed (Massacre)
Julie Christmas, Ridiculous And Full Of Blood (Red Crk)
Ulcerate, Cutting The Throat Of God (Debemur Morti)
New Horizon, Conquerors (Frontiers)
Perchta, D’Muata (Prophecy Productions)
Apes, Penitence (Secret Swarm)
Dagoba, Different Breed (Verycords)
Malignancy, …Discontinued (Willowtip)
Rezn, Burden (Sargent House)
Shamash, Done with Misery (Nos Pergamos in Domine Saluteum) (Rottweiler)
AntiFlesh, Hosanna (Theogonia)
Dendera, Mask of Lies (Independent)
Lucifer’s Hammer, Be and Exist (Dying Victims Productions)
Angel Sword, World Fighter (Dying Victims Productions)
Millennial Reign, World on Fire (Ulterium)
Sunburst, Manifesto (Inner Wound Recordings)
Vendel, Out in the Fields (Dying Victims Productions)
Fellwarden, Legend: Forged in Defiance (Eisenwald)
Golgotha, Spreading the Wings of Hope (Ardua Music)
Darkened, Defilers of the Light (Edged Circle Productions)
Darkend, Viaticum (Time to Kill)
Paradise in Flames, Blindness (Xaninho Discos)
Cadaverous Condition, Never Arrive, Never Return (The Circle Music)
Siroll, Al Gra! (Independent)
Human Zoo, Echoes Beyond (Fastball Music)
Dreamslain, Forge of Rebellion (Independent)
Downfall of Mankind, Purgatory (Seek & Strike)
Sibiir, Undergang (Fysisk Format)
Be Under Arms, Darkness Behind the Wall (Independent)

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