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 the debut album from Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth, a Machine Head single, 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.
Damn does it feel good to be able to add tour dates to these again.
Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (label)
Debut album from Wolfgang Van Halen. Hard Rock.
Music videos: “Distance” “Don’t Back Down”
Lyric videos: “You’re To Blame” “Mammoth”
Live Video: “Distance” on Jimmy Kimmel
Upcoming Dates: North America, July – October.
Producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette
Mammoth WvH is available on vinyl.
Machine Head, Arrows In Words From The Sky (Nuclear Blast)
Three song single. Oakland, California. Groove / Thrash Metal.
AFI, Bodies (Rise Records)
Eleventh studio album. Alternative Rock.
Music videos: “Dulcería” “Looking Tragic” “Twisted Tongues”
Visualizer: “Far Too Near” “Tied to a Tree”
Producer: Jade Puget (guitarist)
Mixer: Tony Hoffer
Masterer: Vlado Meller
Bodies is also available on vinyl.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
Melbourne, Australia. Psychedelic rock.
Producer: Stu Mackenzie
Mixers: Stu Mackenzie, Joey Walker
Also available on vinyl.
Crypta, Echoes Of The Soul (Napalm Records)
Def Leppard, Def Leppard – The Vinyl Boxset: Volume Three (UMe/Virgin)
Exsanguination, Spectral Hymns (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Go Ahead And Die, Go Ahead And Die (Nuclear Blast)
Gorgon, Traditio Satanae (Osmose Productions)
Green Jellÿ, Garbage Band Kids (Cleopatra Records)
Interloper, Search Party (Nuclear Blast)
Jim Ward, Daggers (Dine Alone Music)
KISS, KISS Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (UMe)
Living Dead Girl, Exorcism (Buried Alive Records)
Mr. Bungle, The Night They Came Home (Ipecac Recordings)
Pessimist, Blood For The Gods (Vinyl) (Season Of Mist)
Wristmeetrazor, Replica Of A Strange Love (Prosthetic Records)