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 As I Lay Dying, as we ll as new releases from The Agonist, Kobra and the Lotus, and 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 I Lay Dying, Shaped By Fire (Nuclear Blast)
Seventh studio album. San Diego, California. Metalcore. First album since their 2012 release Awakened, and the first since their reformation following the incarceration of Tim Lambesis.
Music video: “Shaped by Fire” “Blinded” “Redefined” (featuring Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red)
Other singles: “My Own Grave“ “Shaped by Fire”
Recorded at: Sparrow Sound, Los Angeles, and Sterling Sound, Nashville.
Upcoming dates: North America, November – December, with After the Burial and Emmure
Shaped by Fire is also available on vinyl.
The Agonist, Orphans (Napalm)
Sixth studio album. Montreal, Quebec.
Kobra And The Lotus, Evolution (Napalm Records)
Sixth studio album. Calgary, Alberta. Heavy metal.
Coffins, Beyond The Circular Demise (Relapse)
Constant Elevation, Constant Elevation (Revelation Records)
Cult Of Luna, A Dawn To Fear (Metal Blade Records)
Exhorder, Mourn The Southern Skies (Nuclear Blast Records)
Hellbent, ReBirth (Swimming With Sharks Records)
Monolord, No Comfort (Relapse)
No One Knows What The Dead Think, No One Knows What The Dead Think (Willowtip)
The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Wild Gods (Overlord Music)
Tides From Nebula, From Voodoo To Zen (Long Branch Records)
URN, Iron Will Of Power (Season Of Mist)
Wolcensmen, Fire In The White Stone (Indie Recordings)
Melvins, The Maggot/The Bootlicker (Ipecac Recordings)
Motionless In White, When Love Met Destruction (Craft Recordings)
Serj Tankian, Elect The Dead Symphony (Music On Vinyl)
Snow Burial, Ostrava (Prosthetic Records)