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 Lacuna Coil, The Devil Wears Prada, and many 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. 

As of the time this is out, I am still in Colorado for work. Tonight I’ll be flying back to Pittsburgh though. By this time I will also have just seen Godsmack at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado.

New Releases

Lacuna Coil, Black Anima (Century Media)

Ninth studio album. Milan, Italy. Gothic metal.
Music videos: “Reckless” “Layers of Time
Producer: Marco Coti Zelati at BRX Studio
Upcoming dates: North America, just a few days left this week at the end of a run with All That Remains.
Black Anima is also available on colored vinyl.

The Devil Wears Prada, The Act (Solid State Records)

Seventh studio album. Dayton, Ohio. Metalcore.

Lyric videos: “Please Say No” “Lines of Your Hands
The Act will also be available on vinyl.




BABYMETAL, Metal Galaxy (BABYMETAL Records)

Third studio album. Tokyo, Japan. Idol metal.

Music video: Shanti Shanti Shanti
: Kobametal
Metal Galaxy is also available on vinyl.


A Pale Horse Named Death, Uncovered (Long Branch Records/SPV)
Entrails, Rise Of The Reaper (Metal Blade Records)
Gideon, Out Of Control (Equal Vision)
Iron Age, The Sleeping Eye (Reissue) (20 Buck Spin)
Life Of Agony, The Sound Of Scars (Napalm Records)
Municipal Waste, The Last Rager (Nuclear Blast)
Profanatica, Rotting Incarnation Of God (Season Of Mist)
Signs Of The Swarm, Vital Deprivation (Unique Leader Records)
Stone Broken, All In Time (Reissue) (Spinefarm Records)
Thousand Below, Gone In Your Wake (Rise Records)
Toothgrinder, I AM (Spinefarm Records)

Vinyl Releases

1349, Beyond The Apocalypse (Spinefarm Records)
1349, Hellfire (Spinefarm Records)
1349, Liberation (Spinefarm Records)
Creed, Human Clay (Craft Recordings)
Velvet Revolver, Contraband (Music On Vinyl)