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 new releases from Alice Cooper, Epica, Architects 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
Yeeesh. Big week. The albums written over quarantine are starting to hit now.
Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories (earMUSIC)
Twenty first solo studio album. Rock & Roll.
Music videos: “Social Debris”
Lyric video: “Our Love Will Change the World”
Visualizer: “Rock & Roll”
Producer: Bob Ezrin
Trailer: “Detroit Stories” “Part 1: Hard Rock Capital” “Part 2: Where’s the Party?” “Part 3: The Myth”
Detroit Stories is also available on vinyl.
Epica, Omega (Nuclear Blast)
Eighth studio album. Reuver, Netherlands. Symphonic Metal.
Music videos: “Abyss of Time” “Freedom – The Wolves Within” “Omegacoustic”
Trailer: “The Road to Omega”
Producers: Joost van den Broek, Epica
Guests: “Code of Life ft Zaher Zorgati (Myrath), “Twilight Reverie” ft Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist)
Omega is also available on blue/green swirl vinyl.
Architects, For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph)
Ninth studio album. Brighton, England. Metalcore.
Music videos: “Dead Butterflies” “Animals” “Black Lung” “Meteor”
Producers: Dan Searle, Josh Middleton
Guests: “impermanence” ft Winston McCall (Parkway Drive), “Little Wonder” ft Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), “Goliath” ft Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)
For Those That Wish To Exist is also available on vinyl.
Moonspell, Hermitage (Napalm Records)
Twelfth studio album. Brandoa, Portugal. Gothic Metal.
Evergrey, Escape Of The Phoenix (AFM Records)
Twelfth studio album. Gothenberg, Sweden. Progressive Metal.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, L.W. (KGLW)
Melbourne, Australia. Psychedelic rock.
-(16)- / Grime, Doom Sessions Vol. 3 (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Anneke van Giersbergen, The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest (InsideOutMusic)
Culted, Nous (Season Of Mist)
Iotunn, Access All Worlds, (Metal Blade Records)
Jarhead Fertilizer, Product Of My Environment (Closed Casket Activities)
Kreator, Under The Guillotine: The Noise Records Years (N/A)
Of Mice & Men, Timeless (SharpTone Records)
Ominous Ruin, Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone (Willowtip)
Summoning, The Lich United In Chaos (Prosthetic Records)
Terminal Bliss, Brute Err/ata (Physical) (Relapse Records)