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 Fear Factory, Helloween, 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.
Fear Factory, Aggression Continuum (Nuclear Blast)
Tenth studio album. Los Angeles, California. Last album to feature Burton C. Bell, who left the band in September 2020.
Music videos: “Recode” “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine”
Guitar Playthrough: “Disruptor”
Producer / Engineer: Damien Rainaud
Mixer: Andy Sneap
Aggression Continuum is available in grey / blue swirl vinyl.
Helloween, Helloween (Nuclear Blast)
Sixteenth studio album. Hamburg, Germany. Power Metal.
Crobot, Rat Child (Mascot Records)
EP. Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Rock.
Features: Mastodon, Rise Against, Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Carach Angren, and many more.
Bossk, Migration (Deathwish Inc.)
Death Perception, Ashes (Wormholedeath)
Demon Incarnate, Leaves Of Zaqqum (Metalville Records)
Eye Of Purgatory, The Lighthouse (Transcending Obscurity)
Hacktivist, Hyperdialect (UNFD)
Heavy Temple, Lupi Amoris (Magnetic Eye Records)
Obligatory Human Destruction, Obligatory Human Destruction (Art Is War Records)
Orange 9mm, Pretend I’m Human (Remastered) (Thirty Something Records)
Oxblood Forge, Decimator (Heavy Crunch)
The Day Of The Beast, Indisputably Carnivorous (Prosthetic Records)
Tigercub, As Blue As Indigo (Blame Recordings)
Wanderer, Liberation From A Brutalist Existence (Entelodon Records)