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  Rob Zombie,  a solo album from Ronnie Atkins, a live album from Conan, and a few 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.


New Releases

Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
Seventh studio album. Hard Rock.

Music videos: “The Eternal Struggles of The Howling Man” “The Triumph of King Freak
Producer: Zeuss
The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy is also available on red w/ black & white splatter vinyl.



Heart Healer, The Metal Opera by Magnus Karlsson (Frontiers Music Srl)
Heart Healer is a project envisioned and directed by Serafino Perugino President and A&R director of Frontiers Records.

Music videos: “Into the Unknown” “This Is Not The End
Guests: Adrienne Cowan (Seven Spires, Masters of Ceremony), Ailyn Gimenez (Her Chariot Awaits, ex-Sirenia), Youmna Jreissati (Ostura), Netta Laurenne (Smackbound), Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Margarita Monet (Edge of Paradise), Anette Olzon (Dark Element, Ex-Nightwish)
Other: “Meet the Creator: Magnus Karlsson” “Meet The Singers: Annette Olzon” “MTS: Adrienne Cowan” “MTS: Margarita Monet” “MTS: Noora Louhimo” “MTS: Netta Laurenne” “MTS: Youmna Jreissati
The Metal Opera by Magnus Karlsson is also available on vinyl.


Ronnie Atkins, One Shot (Frontiers Music Srl)
First solo album from Pretty Maids vocalist Ronnie Atkins. Denmark. Heavy Hetal.

Music video: “One Shot” “Real
Producer: Chris Laney
Mixer: Jacob Hansen
One Shot is also available on vinyl.


Conan, Live At Freak Valley (Napalm Records)
Third live album. Liverpool, England. Doom Metal.

Live videos: “Satsumo” “Hawk As Weapon
Live at Freak Valley is also available on grey double vinyl.



Autarkh, Form In Motion (Season Of Mist)
Enforced, Kill Grid (Century Media)
Marianas Rest, Fata Morgana (Napalm Records)
Ominous Ruin, Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone (Vinyl) (Willowtip)
Stortregn, Impermanence (The Artisan Era)
The Crown, Royal Destroyer (Metal Blade Records)
White Void, Anti (Nuclear Blast)