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 brings us new music from Rammstein and a few others! For last week’s releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and the latest sales numbers in 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.

This week and next are going to be a little abbreviated. The day job has had me putting in a lot of OT these last few weeks, and with the work being relatively high stress compared to what it was previously. And this past weekend having the added adventure that was the annual Millvale Music Festival in Pittsburgh, to which I host the metal stage every year. And just yesterday (as of this getting posting) I picked up a very last minute ticket to the rebranded Rock on the Range, Sonic Temple Festival at the Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. That then immediately leads into my trip to Chicago to see Avantasia and Avatar & Devin Townsend. So it’s been busy, but all that driving means I get to listen to the new Rammstein, as well as other awesome recent releases.

New Releases

Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)

Seventh studio album. Berlin, Germany. Industrial metal. First album since 2009 release Liebe ist für alle da.

Recorded at La Fabrique (Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France)
Music videos: “Radio” “Deutschland” “Stripped
Producers: Olsen Involtini, Rammstein
Rammstein is also available on vinyl.

Avatar, The King Live In Paris (Vinyl/Digital) (eOne Music)

Firs live album. Gothenburg, Sweden. Heavy metal / Hard rock. Recorded live in Paris during their 2018 tour in support of their newest album Avatar Country.

Single:Bloody Angel
Upcoming dates
: North America, with Devin Townsend (acoustic), ’68 and Dance with the Dead, May into June. North America, opening for Babymetal, September into October.

Black Label Society, Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend: 5.99 – 5.19 (eOne Music)
Entombed, Clandestine – Live (Threeman Recordings)
Full Of Hell, Weeping Choir (Relapse)
Glassing, Spotted Horse (Brutal Panda Records)
Katatonia, Night Is The New Day (Deluxe Edition) (Peaceville)
Lo-Pan, Subtle (Aqualamb Records)
October Tide, In Splendor Below (Agonia Records)
Paladin, Ascension (Prosthetic)
Saint Vitus, Saint Vitus (Season Of Mist)
Savage Messiah
, Demons (Nuclear Blast)
Summoner’s Circle, Become None (Pavement Entertainment)
Vale Of Pnath, Accursed (Willowtip Records)