New & Noteworthy: January 29th, 2021 – When the Gloom Becomes New Music

Posted by on January 29, 2021

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 SOEN, Accept, Tribulation 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.  


New Releases

SOEN, Imperial (Silver Lining Music)
Fifth studio album. Sweden. Progressive metal. 

Producers: Iñaki Marconi and the band
Mixer & Masterer: Kane Churko
Music video
: “Illusion” “Monarch
Lyric video: “Antagonist
One to One With Martin & Lars: “Illusion” “Working with Kane Churko” “Soen’s Thoughts on Covid” “Antagonist & Monarch” “Oleksii ‘Zlatoyar’ Kobel” “Imperial Direction & Writing” “Joel’s Powerful Voice
Imperial is also available on vinyl.


Accept, Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)
Sixteenth studio album. Germany. Heavy Metal. This is the first album to feature Martin Motnik (bass) and Philip Shouse (rhythm guitar).

Producer: Andy Sneap
Music video
: “The Undertaker
Lyric videos: “Too Mean to Die
Visualizer: “Zombie Apocalypse
Too Mean to Die is also available on vinyl.


Tribulation, When The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media)
Fifth studio album. Sweden. Heavy metal / occult rock.

Music video: “Hour of the Wolf” “Leviathans” “Funeral Pyre
Teaser: “When The Gloom Becomes Sound
When the Gloom Becomes Sound is also available on vinyl.

Demon Head, Viscera (Metal Blade Records)
Eximperitus, Šahrartu (Willowtip Records)
Pounder, Breaking The World (Shadow Kingdom Records)
Steven Wilson, The Future Bites (Arts & Crafts)
Trillionaire, Romulus (Nefarious Industries)
Werewolves, What A Time To Be Alive (Prosthetic Records)
Wilson, Thank You, Good Night. Live (Novelgoot)
Wolves Attack!!, Rest In Piss (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

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