New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features the new releases from Lamb of God, Mushroomhead, and more! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last 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.
Quarantine week 501: Today I’ll be wrapping up my first major remote project at work. June has been weird.
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic Recordings)
Tenth studio album. Richmond, Virginia. Groove metal. First album to feature Art Cruz on drums, who replaced Chris Adler in 2019.
Music video: “Memento Mori” “Routes” “Checkmate”
Lyric video: “New Colossal Hate”
Producer: Josh Wilbur
Trailer: “Mark Morton Talks Album Guests”
Guests: “Poison Dreams” ft Jamie Jasta (Hatebreed), “Routes” ft Chuck Billy (Testament).
Cancelled Tour: “Metal Stream of the Year” ft Megadeth, Trivium, In Flames.
Lamb of God is also available on vinyl.
Mushroomhead, A Wonderful Life (Napalm Records)
Eighth studio album. Cleveland, Ohio. Nu metal. First album to feature Steve Rauckhorst and Jackie LaPonza on vocals, and Tom Shaffner on guitar.
Cro-Mags, In The Beginning (Arising Empire/Mission Two Entertainment)
Sixth studio album. New York City, New York. Crossover thrash.
Atavist, III: Absolution (Candlelight Records)
Beyond The Black, Hørizøns (Napalm Records)
Iron Maiden, The Live Collection – Remastered (Parlophone Records)
Make Them Suffer, How To Survive A Funeral (Rise/Greyscale)
Vampire, Rex (Century Media)
Vile Creature, Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic Records)