New & Noteworthy: September 27th, 2019 – In Cauda Nova Musica

Posted by on September 27, 2019

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 Opeth, Dragonforce, Steel Panther 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. 

This is going to be a wild couple weeks for me. Tonight (as of the day this is being published) I will be driving out to Cleveland with some friends to see Amorphis and Anneke. I will be in Colorado for work for the following two weeks, so the next couple N&Ns may be shorter than usual.

New Releases

Opeth, In Cauda Venenum (Nuclear Blast)

Thirteenth studio album. Stockholm, Sweden. Progressive rock.

Vizualizers: “Divinity” “Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör” / “Heart In Hand” “Svekets Prins
Studio: Park Studio (Stockhold, Sweden)
In Cauda Venenum: Latin for “Poison in the Tail”
Upcoming dates: Europe, Asia, Australia, October – January.
In Cauda Venenum is available on vinyl, and also in both Swedish and English language versions.

DragonForce, Extreme Power Metal (Metal Blade Records)

Eight studio album. London, England. Extreeeeeme power metal. Features Coen Janssen (Epica) on keyboards. First album to not feature keyboard player Vadim  Pruzhanov  Currently features YouTube personality and musician Steve Terreberry playing bass on tour, having replaced Frédéric Leclercq to cover tour dates.

Music videos:Highway to Oblivion” “Heart Demolition
Upcoming dates: North America, October, with Starkill and Dance With the Dead. UK, November. Europe, February.
Extreme Power Metal is also available on vinyl.

Steel Panther, Heavy Metal Rules (Steel Panther Inc.)

Fifth studio album. Los Angeles, California. Heavy metal.

Music video: “Always Gonna Be A Ho” “All I Wanna Do Is Fuck (Myself Tonight)
Upcoming dates: North America, September – December.
Heavy Metal Rules is also available on vinyl and cassette.


Of Mice & Men, Earthandsky (Rise Records)

Sixth studio album. Orange County, California. Metalcore.

Producer: Josh Wilbur
Music videos: Taste of Regret” “Earth & Sky” “Mushroom Cloud” 
Other single: “How to Survive”
Live show: Summer Breeze 2019
Upcoming dates: North America, September – October.

HELLYEAH, Welcome Home (Eleven Seven Music)

Dallas, Texas. Hard rock. Final album to feature drummer Vinnie Paul (Pantera) before his death, he has since been replaced by Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour).

Music video: “Black Flag Army” “Welcome Home” “Oh My God
Welcome Home is also available on vinyl.


.gif from god, approximation_of_a_human (Prosthetic Records)
Acid Reign, The Age of Entitlement (Dissonance Productions) 
Borknagar, True North (Century Media)
Car Bomb, Mordial (N/A)
Creeping Death, Wretched Illusions (eOne Music)
Cynic, Traced In Air Remixed (Season Of Mist)
Dayseeker, Sleeptalk (Spinefarm)
Firebreather, Under A Blood Moon (RidingEasy Records)
Ghost, Prequelle Exalted (Deluxe Vinyl) (EU only) (Loma Vista Recordings)
Goatburner, Extreme Conditions (Time To Kill Records)
Howling Giant, The Space Between Worlds (Blues Funeral Recordings)
KMFDM, Paradise (Metropolis Records)
Mortem, Ravnsvart (Peaceville)
, Beauty Is A Destructive Angel (Holy Roar Records)
SeeYouSpaceCowboy, The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds (Pure Noise Records)
Vintersea, Illuminated (M-Theory Audio)
Wednesday 13, Necrophaze (Nuclear Blast)

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