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 Cattle Decapitation, Prong, and a few more. 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.
Happy Black Friday! And Thanksgiving too I guess. The internet has had some great deals on music this week, and should still have going on for at least a few more days, so if you’re looking to get something for the metalhead in your life feel free to check out your favorite label’s webstore or even maybe your local venue for discount tickets. Nuclear Blast has had some killer deals lately, and I’m pretty sure I get my ticket to see Amorphis this year last Black Friday.
Cattle Decapitation, Death Atlas (Metal Blade Records)
Eighth studio album. San Diego, California. Death metal. First album to feature Belisario Dimuzio (guitar) and Olivier Pinard (bass).
Producer: Dave Otero at Flatline Audio, Westminster, Colorado.
Upcoming dates: North America, November – December. Australia, February.
Cattle Decapitation presents: A Short film by Wes Benscoter.
Death Atlas is also available on vinyl.
Prong, Age Of Defiance (Steamhammer/SPV)
EP. New York City, New York. Thrash metal.
Age of Defiance is also available on vinyl.
Chained To The Dead, A Gruesome Encounter (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Red Death, Sickness Divine (Century Media)
Teeth, The Curse Of Entropy (Translation Loss Records)
Tribulation, Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern (CD/LP/DVD) (Metal Blade Records/Century Media Records)