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Hammer's 13: This week's best new music in metal

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Previously, we brought you The Metal Hammer 11 and that was great and all, but how about THIRTEEN? That's better.

Thirteen is unlucky for some, sure, but us metal heads throw the finger up at social convention. Black Sabbath had some success with their album, 13, and Wednesday 13 loves the number so much he named himself after it. Other than 666 we can't think of a more metal number. So, thirteen it is. Crank your speakers up to 11 and enjoy the sound of our carefully curated Spotify playlist!

Last time you chose between French black metal titans Blut Aus Nord, Green Bay death metallers Micawber, NY legends Life of Agony, Norma Jean, Sleep Token, Insomnium, the HU, goth metallers Mister Misery, black metallers Necronomicon, thrashers Toxic Holocaust, hardcorers Deez Nuts and Exhumed.

Well, you listened, you votes and you chose *drum roll* Necronomicon with track The Thousand Masks. Check it out below.

This week we've got some fantastically heavy new releases that you might not have heard... 

Get pumped for Halloween with horror junkies Ice Nine Kills' Your Number's Up, Cro-Mags and Phil Campbell with From The Grave, Cloak with A Voice In The Night, Midnight with Rebirth By Blasphemy and Exmortus and their latest tune Beetlejuice. How festive!

Plus, Jinger, Kal-El, Insomnium, SIBIIR, Cannibis Corpse, Refused, Sarke, Midnight, Hangman's Chair and the mighty Mayhem.

As always, vote for your fave!