New & Noteworthy, Metal Insider’s weekly column highlights some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week, we’re catching up with March 11th through February 11th 2022’s releases, which features new music from Ghost, Crowbar, Corpsegrinder, Amorphis, and more. For previous releases you can read February 4th’s New & Noteworthy, and don’t forget to check out 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.
Brandon Boyd, Echoes And Cocoons (Wit/The Orchard)
Latest solo offering from the Incubus singer.
Dead Lord, Dystopia EP (Century Media)
A continuation to the Swedish hard rock outfit’s 2020 full-length, Surrender.
Music Videos: “Sleeping My Day Away (D-A-D cover)”
E-L-R, Vexier (Prophecy)
Sophomore album. Swiss post metal.
Music Videos: “Opiate The Sun”
Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
Fifth album. Sweden. Rock.
Music Videos: “Call Me Little Sunshine”
Haunted Shores, Void (3Dot)
Sophomore album led by Mark Holcomb and Misha “Bulb” Mansoor. Progressive metal.
KISS, Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach (UMe)
Live recording from the soundboard during KISS Rock the Nation Tour in Virginia Beach, VA on July 25, 2004.
Konvent, Call Down The Sun (Napalm)
Sophomore album. Denmark. Doom/death metal.
Messa, Close (Svart)
Third album. Italy. Doom metal.
Music Videos: “Pilgrim”
New Horizon, Gate Of The Gods (Frontiers)
Debut album from vocalist Erik Grönwall and songwriter/producer/multi-multi-instrumentalist Jona Tee, former bandmates in H.E.A.T.
Rust N’ Rage, One For The Road (Frontiers)
Shaman’s Harvest, Rebelator (Mascot)
Seventh album. American. Hard rock.
Music Videos: “Under Your Skin”
Syk, Pyramiden (Housecore/Nuclear Blast)
New album from the Italian avant extreme metal outfit.
Music Videos: “The Child’s Prophecy of Floods”
Vanir, Sagas (Mighty)
Sixth album. Denmark. Folk metal.
Wolves At The Gate, Eulogies (Solid State)
Fifth album. Cedarville, Ohio. Post-hardcore.
10 Years, Deconstructed (Mascot)
The follow-up to 2020’s Violent Allies features 19 alternate takes to celebrate the band’s 20-year career.
As I May, Karu (Uprising)
Third album from these Finnish modern melodic metallers.
Crowbar, Zero And Below (MRNK Heavy)
Twelfth full-length effort from the New Orleans’ sludge metal legends.
The Defaced, Charlatans (ViciSolum)
Fourth album from the Sweden thrash metal outfit.
Music Videos: “Bleeding Ore”
Deserted Fear, Doomsday (Century Media)
Fifth album from the German death metallers.
Endtime, Impending Doom (Heavy Psych Sounds)
New album from the stoner rockers.
Music Videos: “Harbinger of Disease”
The Flower Kings, By Royal Decree (InsideOut)
Sweden. Progressive rock. Fifteenth studio album.
Godless Truth, Godless Truth (Transcending Obscurity)
Fifth album. Czech technical death metal.
Music Videos: “Scissors”
Hath, All That Was Promised (Willowtip)
New Jersey progressive blackened death metal. Sophomore album.
Kuolemanlaakso, Kuusumu (Svart)
Fourth album, Finnish death/doom.
Kris Barras Band, Death Valley Paradise (Mascot)
New album from the British rockers.
Marillion, An Hour Before It’s Dark (earMusic)
Twentieth studio album from the British rock legends.
Music Videos: “Murder Machines”
Midnight, Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade)
Fifth full-length album from the Cleveland, Ohio black/speed metal outfit.
Parham Gharavaisi, The Roundest Cube (self)
Sixth full-length album from the Iranian melodic gothic doom metal act.
Sabaton, The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast)
Tenth studio album from these Swedish power metal historians.
Sanhedrin, Lights On (Metal Blade)
Third full-length from the Brooklyn metal trio.
Music Videos: “Lost At Sea”
Sylvaine, Nova (Season Of Mist)
Fourth album from the Norwegian multi-instrumentalist.
Ty Tabor, Shades (Rat Pak)
Eleventh solo album from the acclaimed King’s X guitarist, songwriter, and co-vocalist.
Music Videos: “Sister Genocide”
Vein.FM, This World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
Sophomore album from the hardcore punk band from Boston, MA.
Vio-Lence, Let The World Burn (Metal Blade)
Oakland thrashers’ upcoming EP will mark the first piece of new music since 1993’s full-length, Nothing To Gain.
Warpath, Disharmonic Revelations (Massacre)
Seventh album from the German thrashers.
Warrior Soul, Out On Bail (Livewire/Cargo)
Latest album from the New York alternative metal outfit.
Abraham, Debris De Mondes Perdus (Pelagic)
Fourth album from the Swiss post metal act.
Music Videos: “Verminvisible”
Allegaeon, Damnum (Metal Blade)
Sixth album from the Colorado technical melodic death metal band.
Artisan, The Stain of Life (SubLevel Records)
Long awaited debut album from the California metal band combining thrash, prog and death.
Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
Third album from the Richmond, VA metalcore group.
Music Videos: “The Death of Peace of Mind”
Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
New EP from the Colorado death metal outfit.
Bloodstained Ground, Horrors of a Withered Dimension (Independent)
Third album. Switzerland. Melodic death metal.
Music Videos: “Manger of Time”
Brood of Hatred, The Golden Age (Gruesome Records)
Third album. Tunisia. Progressive death metal.
Catabolic, Besiege the Uncivil (Wormholedeath )
Debut album. Finland. Death metal/grindcore.
Music Videos: “The Onager”
Ceremonial Castings, Our Journey Through Forever (Eisenwald)
Eleventh album, Washington. Symphonic blackened death metal
Cobra The Impaler, Colossal Gods (Listenable)
Debut album. Group was founded by Tace DC (ex-Aborted, Hæster, Horses on Fire) in Gent, Belgium.
Corey Taylor, CMFB…Sides (Roadrunner)
B-sides from the Slipknot/Stone Sour singer’s debut solo album.
Music Videos: “On The Dark Side”
George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Corpsegrinder (Perseverance)
Debut solo album from the Cannibal Corpse frontman.
Deathbell, A Nocturnal Crossing (Svart)
Second album. France. Doom metal.
Deathhammer, Electric Warfare (Hells Headbangers Records)
Fifth album. Norway. Thrash metal.
D’Virgilio, Morse & Jennings, Troika (InsideOut)
Debut album. The group is the collaboration between Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, ex-Spock’s Beard), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, NMB), and Ross Jennings (Haken, Novena)
Eight Bells, Legacy Of Ruin (Prophecy)
Third album from Portland, Oregon’s experimental metal outfit.
Embryonic Devourment, Heresy Of The Highest Order (Unique Leader)
Fourth album. California. Brutal death metal.
Fall of Stasis, The Chronophagist (Independent)
Debut album. Montreal, Canada. Black/folk metal.
Music Videos: “The Cult”
Firebreather, Dwell In The Fog (RidingEasy)
Third album. Sweden. Stoner/doom metal.
Grailknights, Muscle Bound for Glory (Intono Records)
Sixth album. Germany. Melodic death/power metal.
Music Videos: “Bound for Glory”
Gutrectomy, Manifestation of Human Suffering (Amputated Vein Records)
Second album. Germany. Brutal deathcore.
Music Videos: “Shrine of Disgust”
HammerFall, Hammer Of Dawn (Napalm)
Twelfth studio effort. Sweden. Power metal.
Hebosagil, Yossa (Svart)
Fifth album. Finland. Thrash/sludge.
Metal Cross, Soul Ripper (From The Vaults)
New album from the Denmark heavy metallers.
Mountaineer, Giving Up The Ghost (Lifeforce)
Fourth album. Oakland, CA. Post Rock.
Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
Nineteenth album from the German rock legends.
Serious Black, Vengeance Is Mine (AFM)
Germany/Austria/Czechia. Sixth album. Power metal.
Music Videos: “Out of the Ashes”
Shape Of Despair, Return To The Void (Season of Mist)
Fifth album. Finland. Funeral Doom.
Svartsot, Kumbl (Mighty)
Filth album. Denmark. Folk metal.
Music Videos: “Drømte mig en Drøm”
Thurston Moore, Screen Time (Southern Lord)
Official release for the instrumental album.
Tragedy of Mine, Aeon (Out of Line Music)
Sophomore album. Germany. Metalcore/melodic death metal.
Venator, Echoes from the Gutter (Dying Victims Productions)
Debut album. Austria. Heavy metal.
X.I.L, Rip & Tear (Confused Records)
Debut album. San Antonio, Texas. Speed/heavy metal.
Annihilator, Metal II (earMusic)
Re-imagined album of 2007’s Metal. Canada. Metal.
Archvile King, À la ruine (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions)
Debut album. France. Black/thrash metal.
Ard, Take Up My Bones (Prophecy)
Debut album. UK. Doom metal.
Asgaard, What If… (WormHoleDeath)
Seventh album. Poland. Symphonic gothic/black metal.
Asiwyfa, Jettison (Equal Vision)
Ireland. Post rock.
Askalaphos, March of the Damned (Born For Burning Productions)
Debut album. Greece. Black metal.
Black Map, Melodoria (Minus Head)
Fifth album from the post-hardcore Califorinia supergroup.
Bunuel, Killers Like Us (Profound Lore)
Third album from the avant-garde noise rock/metal four-piece.
Music Videos: “When God Used A Rope”
Dagoba, By Night (Napalm)
Eighth album. France. Groove/industrial metal.
Devoured Elysium, Void Grave (Coyote Records)
Second album. Turkey. Brutal death metal.
Espirit D’Air, Oceans (Starstorm Records)
Sophomore album. Japanese metal and electronicore band based in London.
Fostermother, The Ocean (Ripple)
Sophomore album. Houston, Texas. Doom metal.
Glasya, Attarghan (Scarlet)
Sophomore album. Portugal. Symphonic metal.
Goodbye June, See Where The Night Goes (Earache)
Third album. Nashville. Rock.
Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
Eleventh album. New York. Death Metal.
Jonas Lindberg And The Other Side, Miles From Nowhere (InsideOut)
The Last Of Lucy, Moksha (Transcending Obscurity)
Sophomore album. Huntington Beach, CA. Progressive Death.
Lord Agheros, Koine (My Kingdom)
Sixth album. Italy. Ambient black metal.
Lunar Blood, Twilight Insurgency (Pulverised)
Debut album. New Jersey. Black/death metal.
Manic Sinners, King Of The Badlands (Frontiers)
Debut album. Romania. Hard rock.
Matt Pike, Pike vs. The Automaton (MNRK Heavy)
Debut album from the Sleep/High on Fire mastermind.
Mordenial, To Heaven Below
Third album. Sweden. Melodic death metal.
The Neptune Power Federation, Le Demon De L’Amour (Cruz Del Sur)
New album from the Australian fuzz metal band.
Nightrage, Abyss Rising (Despotz Records)
Ninth album. Greece. Melodic death metal.
Pure Wrath, Hymn To The Woeful Hearts (Debemur Morti)
Third album. Indonesia. Atmospheric black metal.
Re-Machined, Brain Dead (Pride & Joy)
Second album. Germany. Heavy metal.
Rot TV, Tales Of Torment (Tee Pee)
Debut album. Australia. Rock supergroup.
Music Videos: “Ready To Die”
Spirits Of Fire, Embrace The Unknown (Frontiers)
Sophomore album. Heavy metal.
Music Videos: “Into the Mirror”
Star One, Revel In Time (InsideOut)
The latest from Arjen Lucassen’s (Ayreon) Star One project.
Veonity, Elements Of Power (Scarlet)
Fifth album. Sweden. Power metal.
Music Videos: “Dive Into The Light”
Amorphis, Halo (Atomic Fire)
Fifteenth album. Finland. Melodic heavy metal.
Author & Punisher, Kruller (Relapse)
Latest from the industrial doom and drone metal project.
City Of Lights, Before The Sun Sets (Frontiers)
Debut album by new melodic hard rock collaboration.
Cult Of Luna, The Long Road North (Metal Blade)
Eighth album. Sweden. Post-metal.
Degreed, Are You Ready (Frontiers)
Sixth album. Sweden. Rock.
Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
Third solo studio album.
Girish And The Chronicles, Hail To The Heroes (Frontiers)
Third album. Indian Hard rock.
Hangman’s Chair, A Loner (Nuclear Blast)
Sixth album. France. Gothic/doom metal.
Lionville, So Close To Heaven (Frontiers)
Fifth album. Italian. Melodic rock.
Mariangela Demurtas, Dark Ability
Debut solo EP from the Tristania singer.
Music Videos: “City”
Napalm Death, Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes (Century Media)
EP following-up to 2020’s full-length, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism from England’s grindcore masters.
Music Videos: “Resentment is Always Seismic”
Near Death Condition, Ascent From The Mundane (Unique Leader)
Fourth album. Switzerland. Death metal.
Nervochaos, All Colors Of Darkness (Emanzipation)
Tenth album. Brazil. Death metal.
Night Cobra, Dawn Of The Serpent (Irongrip/High Roller)
First album. Houston, Texas. Heavy metal.
Once Human, Scar Weaver (earMusic)
Third album. Los Angeles, CA. Heavy metal.
Shield of Wings, Unfinished (Independent)
Debut album. Chicago. Symphonic/gothic metal.
The Silent Wedding, Ego Path (Independent)
Third album. Greece. Power metal.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, 4 (Gibson)
Fourth Album. Read our review here.
Ten, Here Be Monsters (Frontiers)
Fifteenth album. English melodic hard rock.
Tersivel, To The Orphic Void (Uprising)
Third album. Argentina. Doom metal.
Tugt, Ved lysets ophør (Onism Productions)
Debut album. Denmark. Black metal.
Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
Fifteenth album from the Canadian metal giants.
WAIT, The End of Noise (The Artisan Era)
Debut album. Baltimore, Maryland. Progressive death metal.
Zadra, Guiding Star (Frontiers)
Debut album from the new band centered around Los Angeles based singer and guitarist, August.
Zeal & Ardor, Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)
Third album. Swiss avant-garde metal.