New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features a new live album from Stone Sour. For last week’s releases you can check out the last 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. 

The year is winding down, I have barely realized that it’s already halfway through December, and I’m probably not listening to much new music for the rest of the year. Stay tuned for year end lists (and decade beginning lists).

New Releases

Stone Sour, Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno (Roadrunner Records)

First live album. Des Moines, Iowa. Hard rock. Recorded live in Reno, Nevada on October 5th, 2018.

Live video: “Whiplash Pants
First single: “Absolute Zero
Hello, You Bastards is also available on vinyl.


Conjurer/Palm Reader, Split (Holy Roar)
Kolten Wong City, Above Replacement (N/A)
Nothing Left, Disconnected (Facedown Records)
Oni, Alone (Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records)
Paladin, Amanesis (Prosthetic Records)
Satyricon, Rebel Extravaganza (20th Anniversary) (Napalm Records)
SID, ∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢ Vol. 2 (sidthe3rd productions)


Vinyl Releases

Abigail Williams, Walk Beyond The Dark (Blood Music)
Bad Brains, God Of Love (Music On Vinyl)
Saint Asonia, Flawed Design (Spinefarm Records)