New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week we’re tackling the first N&N of the year, with releases from Wardruna, Nervosa, and more. For the last of last year’s New & Noteworthies you can go here, 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.
Well this year started off swell. So uhhhh, do we miss 2020 yet?
Asphyx, Necroceros (Century Media)
Tenth album. Overijssel, Netherlands. Tenth studio album.
Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
Fifth album. Bergen, Norway. Nordic Folk.
Nervosa, Perpetual Chaos (Napalm Records)
Fourth album. Sao Paolo, Brazil. Thrash metal. Perpetual Chaos is the first album to feature Diva Satanica (vocals), Mia Wallace (bass), and Eleni Nota (drums).
Coffins, Defilements (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Comatose, A Way Back (Transcending Records)
Ektomorf, Reborn (Napalm Records)
Hulder Godslastering, Hymns Of A Forlorn Peasantry (Iron Bonehead Productions)
Jason Bieler and The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra, Songs For The Apocalypse (Frontiers Music Srl)
Blind Guardian, Imaginations From The Other Side (25th Anniversary / Live Edition) (Nuclear Blast)
Boris & Merzbow, 2R0I2P0 (Relapse Records)
Deeds Of Flesh, Nucleus (Unique Leader Records)
Deftones, White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Reprise Records)