New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week is a pretty short one, but I’m excited because it brings us a new Gygax album and I’ve loved their last two! For last week’s releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers Metal by Numbers

Haven’t done too much musically the last week or two other than hit a few shows. Caught Geoff Tate’s Operation:Mindcrime on Wednesday, playing the entirety of his Operation:Mindcrime album and a few favorites for an encore. It was fun, and a good follow-up to seeing him with Avantasia last month. On an unrelated note I’m flying through the Fullmetal Alchemist series still, 21 volumes down with the next 6 coming from the library.


New Releases

Gygax, High Fantasy (Creator-Destructor Records)

Third album. D&D Rock n Roll. Ventura, California.
Singles: “Hide Mind” “High Fantasy
Mixer, masterer, engineer: Armand John Anthony at The Captain’s Quarters in Ventura, Ca.
Also available on vinyl on their Bandcamp page.

(hed)p.e., Stampede (Pavement Music)
Beauty In Chaos, Beauty Re-Envisioned (N/A)
Bokassa, Crimson Riders (Kings Of Stonerpunk Records)
Def Leppard, Volume 2 (Island Records)
Dog Fashion Disco, Committed To A Bright Future (Re-Recorded) (Razor To Wrist)
Hive, Night Cats (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Howling Sycamore, Seven Pathways To Annihilation (Prosthetic Records)
Memoriam, Requiem For Mankind (Nuclear Blast)
Moonlight Haze, De Rerum Natura (Scarlet Records)
Organectomy, Existential Disconnect (Unique Leader)

Vinyl Releases

Fever 333, Strength in Numb333rs (Pink Vinyl) (333 Wreckords Crew/Roadrunner Records)
Silverchair, Frogstomp (Music On Vinyl)