New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. We’ve got a big week this week, featuring new music from Pearl Jam, In this Moment, and many 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 2: Concerts are a thing of the past. Worldwide currency exchange has been set to the TP Standard. Working from home is very weird. I’m not even bothering to look up upcoming tour dates this week. I don’t need that stress in my life right now.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
Eleventh studio album. Seattle, Washington. Grunge.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner Records/Atlantic)
Seventh studio album. Los Angeles, California. Alternative metal.
Parkway Drive, Viva The Underdogs Soundtrack (Epitaph Records)
Soundtrack to their documentary. Byron Bay, Australia. Metalcore. Features a live recording of their performance at Wacken-Open-Air.
Me & That Man, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1 (Napalm Records)
Second album from country rock project of Behemoth frontman Nergal. Poland. Dark Folk/Blues.
Music videos: “Confessions” “By the River” “Mestwo” “Run With the Devil” “Burning Churches”
Featured guests: Ihsahn, Niklas Kvarforth, Jørgen Munkeby, Rob Caggiano, and more.
New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 is also available on vinyl.
Candlemass, The Pendulum (Napalm Records)
EP. Stockholm, Sweden. Doom metal.
Imonolith, State Of Being (Imonolith Music)
Debut album. Features members from from Devin Townsend Project, Strapping Young Lad, Threat signal.
Music videos: “Instinct” “Becoming the Enemy” “Hollow” “Dig”
Producer: Brian Howes and Jay Van Poederooyen (Nickelback, Chris Cornell, Airbourne, Hinderr, Daughtry) at Van Howes Studios in Los Angeles, California.
Featured guests: Jens Kidman (Meshuggah) and Johannes Eckerström (Avatar).
Alexisonfire, Season Of The Flood (10″)(Dine Alone Music)
Angerot, The Divine Apostate (Redefining Darkness Records)
Aodon, 11069 (Willowtip)
Crypt Dagger, From Below (Dying Victims Productions)
Disbelief, The Ground Collapses (Listenable Records)
Igorrr, Spirituality And Distortion (Metal Blade Records)
Irist, Order Of The Mind (Nuclear Blast)
Magic Sword, Endless (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Moon Destroys, Maiden Voyage (Brutal Panda Records)
Omega Infinity, Solar Spectre (Season Of Mist)
Temple Of Void, The World That Was (Shadow Kingdom Records)
Tesla, Five Man London Jam (UMe)
Witchery, Dead, Hot And Ready (Remastered) (Century Media)
Witchery, Restless & Dead (Remastered) (Century Media)
Witchery, Symphony For The Devil (Remastered) (Century Media)
WuW, Rétablir L’Eternité (Prosthetic Records)