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 music from from Rammstein frontman Lindemann, Avatariul, and more, as well as some Iron Maiden reisses. 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. 

I’ve basically just been jammin to Tool and Moon Tooth this week and thinking over the year end stuff.

New Releases

Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)

Second studio album. Germany. Industrial metal. F & M is short for Frau und Mann, German for Woman and Man, and the entire album is sung in German.
Music videos: “Knebel” “Steh Auf
Producer: Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain)
Upcoming dates: Europe, February.
F & M is also available on double vinyl.



Avatarium, The Fire I Long For (Nuclear Blast)

Fourth studio album. Stockhold, Sweden. Doom metal.
Music videos: “Rubicon” “Voices
Acoustic: “Lay Me Down
Producer: Marcus Jidell (Guitarist) at Deep Well Studios in Stockholm.
Mixer: Niklas Flyckt
Masterer: Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein)
The Fire I Long For is also available on vinyl.



Sodom, Out Of The Frontline Trench (Steamhammer/SPV)

EP.  Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Thrash metal. Features three new songs, a re-recording of Agent Orange , and a live recording of Bombenhagel.
Lyric video: “Down on Your Knees
Out of the Frontline Trench is also available on whitevinyl… in Europe.



Iron Maiden, Dance Of Death (Remastered) (Digipak)(Parlophone)
Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls (Remaster) (Digipak)(Parlophone)
Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier (Remaster) (Digipak)(Parlophone)

Typically I wouldn’t include a re-issue on here, but 1. this is Iron Maiden we’re talking about it, and 2. look at that badass Eddie / patch set for Dance of Death. Perfect stocking stuffer for the metalhead of your heart this Christmas.



Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent Records)
Child Bite, Blow Off The Omens (Housecore Records)
Crystal Viper, Tales Of Fire And Ice (AFM Records)
Iron Maiden, A Matter Of Life And Death (Remaster) (Digipak)(Parlophone)
Lord Mantis, Universal Death Church (Profound Lore)
Metal De Facto, Imperium Romanum (Rockshots Records)
Necrophagia, Here Lies Necrophagia; 35 Years Of Death Metal (Season Of Mist)
Skyblood, Skyblood (Napalm Records)
Sleep Token, Sundowning (Spinefarm)
Strigoi, Abandon All Faith (Nuclear Blast)
What We Do In Secret, Repose (Facedown Records)
Y-Incision/Treasonist, Mechanical Perdition (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

Vinyl Releases

Between The Buried And Me, The Great Misdirect (10th Anniversary Edition) (Craft Recordings)
Queens Of The Stone Age, Rated R (Deluxe Vinyl)(Polydor)
Queens Of The Stone Age, Songs For The Deaf (Deluxe Vinyl)(Polydor)