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 the return of Insomnium, a live release from Helloween, 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. 

I’m currently out of town for a work trip. By now I should have seen Ghost and Nothing More, since they’re playing right across the street from my hotel. So that’ll be fun. Maybe I’ll even get a chance to visit Red Rocks Amphitheater on Saturday. And next week Godsmack and Halestorm will be playing the same place Ghost did.

New Releases

Insomnium, Heart Like A Grave (Century Media)

Eighth studio album. Joensuu, Finland. Melodic death metal.

Music videos: “Heart Like A Grave” “Valediction
Heart Like a Grave is also available on vinyl.

Helloween, United Alive in Madrid (Blu-ray/DVD) (Nuclear Blast)

Fourth live album. Hamburg, Germany. Speed metal. Recorded live in Madrid, Spain during the band’s 2017 Pumpkins United tour. The album features an all-star cast of current and former Helloween members, playing a greatest hits set from the 30+ year career.

Live video: “Pumpkins United” “Halloween

Boris, Akuma No Uta (Reissue) (Third Man Records)
Boris, Feedbacker (Reissue) (Third Man Records)
Dysrhythmia, Terminal Threshold (Translation Loss Records)
Exhumed, Horror (Relapse Records)
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
GosT, Valediction (Century Media)
In Mourning, Garden Of Storms (Agonia Records)
Issues, Beautiful Oblivion (Rise Records)
Kublai Khan, Absolute (Rise Records)
Masvidal, Human (Paul Masvidal)
Nightstalker, Great Hallucinations (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Spite, The Root Of All Evil (Stay Sick Recordings)
Syberia, Seeds Of Change (Blacklight Media/Metal Blade)
Toxic Holocaust, Primal Future (Entertainment One)
Vex Red, Give Me The Dark (Say Something Records)

Vinyl Release

Hoobastank, The Reason (Island Records)
Taking Back Sunday, Tell All Your Friends (Craft Recordings)
Within Temptation, An Acoustic Night At The Theatre (Music On Vinyl)