New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This weak futures new a new live release from Steve Vai’s Generation Axe tour, as well as new Heilung and few more. For last week’s 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

Did not do all too much musically this last week. Listened to the new Gygax, enjoying it so far but not as much as 2nd Edition, but other than that mostly my 2019 release playlist on shuffle. I did finish reading Fullmetal Alchemist though, and loved that.

New Releases

Generation AxeThe Guitars That Destroyed the World: Live In China (earMUSIC)

First live album. Rock/metal guitar driven supergroup. Recorded in Beijing, China during their 2017 tour. Features guitarists Nuno Bettencort, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Yngqie Malmsteen, Tosin Abasi, as well as bassist Pete Griffin, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, and drummer JP Bouvet.
Singles: “Highway Star” “Frankenstein” “Sideways
The Guitars That Destroyed the World is also available on vinyl.

Majesty, Legends (Napalm)

Ninth studio album. Germany. Power metal. First album since signing to Napalm Records.
Music video: “Wasteland Outlaws” “We are Legends
Lyric video: “Burn the Bridges
Legends is also available on vinyl.


Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)

Third album. Experimental folk music.

Singles: Othan” “Traut
Futha is also available on vinyl.


Ashbringer, Absolution (Prosthetic Records)
Bloody Hammers, The Summoning (Napalm Records)
Descendency, Generate The Genocide (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
He Is Legend, White Bat (Spinefarm)
SUMAC & Keiji Haino, Even For Just The Briefest Moment / Keep Charging This “expiation” / Plug In To Making It Slightly Better (Trost Records)
The Convalescence, Monument Of Misery (LEGEND Recordings)