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 The Ghost Inside, Currents andmore! 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 258: This week is a slow one for releases. Looks like next might be as well. It’s a bad time to fight for attention right now. Can we just reset 2020 and try again?

New Releases

The Ghost Inside, The Ghost Inside (Epitaph)
Fifth studio album. Las Angeles, California. Melodic hardcore.

Music video: “Aftermath
Lyric video: “Pressure Point
Producers: Will Putney, Jeremy McKinnon
Other: Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red REACTS to The Ghost Inside’s “AFTERMATH“!!
The Ghost Inside is also available on vinyl.


Currents, The Way It Ends (SharpTone Records)
Third full length studio album. Fairfield, Connecticut. Metalcore.

Music video: “A Flag to Wave” “Poverty of Self
Other: “Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red reacts to Current’s “MONSTERS

The Way It Ends is also available on vinyl.


-(16)-, Dream Squasher (Relapse)
Eighth studio album. Los Angeles, California. Sludge metal.

Music videos: “Sadlands” “Me and the Dog Die Together
Dream Squasher is also available on vinyl and Bandcamp.



Covet, Technicolor (Triple Crown Records)
Devin Townsend, Empath – The Ultimate Edition (InsideOutMusic)
END, Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face (Closed Casket Activities)
Exhumed/Gruesome, Twisted Horror (Relapse Records)


Vinyl Release

Prong, Beg To Differ (Music On Vinyl)