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


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 week we asked you to vote for your favourite track out of Grand Magus, Batushka, The HU, Deadland Ritual, Northlane, Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Unearth, Souline, Memoriam, Lionize, Nails and Electric Belt.

Well, the votes are in and you have all spoken. The winner is *drum roll* Grand Magus, by a landslide! So here's their single, Untamed, for your viewing pleasure:

Anyway, enough of that. It's a new week and you know what that means: 13 tasty new tracks to wrap your ears around.

This week Sleeping With Sirens released a new video for Leave It All Behind, Bury Tomorrow dropped their new album Black Flame, and with it new track Glasswalk. Clutch release the groovy Evil (Weathermaker Vault Series), our cover stars Sabaton offer up a new single in the form of The Red Baron and the devilish Twin Temple drop Satan's A Woman.

Brutality Will Prevail return with the crushing Misery Sequence, Crown The Empire have announced a new album and released a new video. There's some hardcore from Norwegian outfit Oberst and UK metallers Reclaimer. Pallbearer offer up a splash of doom with Atlantis, Necronautical and Enthroned are repping the black metal scene and Violent Life Violent Death drop some ferocious metalcore with track Choke

As always, vote for your favourite!