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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 Alien Weaponry, Aspherium, Bad Wolves, Disillusion, Finsterforst, Fit For An Autopsy, High On Fire, Humanity's Last Breath, Lacuna Coil, PSOTY, The Great Old Ones, Asagraum and Wormwood.

Well, you listened, you votes and you chose *drum roll* ASAGRAUM and Abomination's Altar. And they absolute annihilated their competition with a whopping 51.87% of the votes. Give it a listen below.

This week we've got some fantastically heavy new releases for you to wrap your ears around – and it's not for the faint of heart!

There's brand new music from the likes of Cattle Decapitation, Cult of Luna, Municipal Waste, Obituary, Alcest and many, many more. 

Give the playlist a good listen and make sure you don't forget to vote for your favourite!