The Metal Hammer 11: The best new music in rock and metal

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Oh yes, it's that time again! That time of week you crave like a fry-up on a Sunday morning... it's the Metal Hammer 11! That's right, the internet's greatest new music chart, bringing you the best new songs from the world of rock and metal. 

Each and every week we update the staff-picked Spotify playlist, so you're guaranteed only the very best from genuine music fans. No algorithms here, thank you very much!

Oh, and it goes to eleven.

Over the past seven days, we've been slapped around the ears with new music, and we have a brand new number one. Who is it? 

It's Conjurer with Choke!

Taken from the band's debut album Mire, released earlier this year, Choke is a devastatingly heavy slab of crushing riffs and guttural, gnarled vocals. The band say it's inspired by the mainstream press and how they ruin celebrities lives, harassing people with cameras and gossip for the sake of a headline. If you like the sound of guitars so powerful that they could shatter you skull, then this is for you.

There are five more new entries in this week's Metal Hammer 11. They are: Death Is Not Defeat by Architects, Juniper by Myrkur, Gold by I Fight Bears, Not The Only One by Papa Roach and World Stands Still by Puppy.

Here is the official Metal Hammer 11. Get stuck in – it's Friday!

1. Conjurer – Choke
2. Architects – Death Is Not Defeat
3. Slipknot – All Out Life
4. Myrkur – Juniper
5. Architects – Modern Misery
6. I Fight Bears – Gold
7. A Perfect Circle – So Long And Thanks For All The Fish
8. While She Sleeps – Anti-Social
9. Papa Roach – Not The Only One
10. Fever 333 – Burn It
11. Puppy – World Stands Still

The Metal Hammer 11 w/c November 9

1. Slipknot – All Out Life
2. Architects – Modern Misery
3. A Perfect Circle – So Long And Thanks For All The Fish
4. While She Sleeps – Anti-Social
5. Fever 333 – Burn It
6. Bring Me The Horizon – Wonderful Life
7. Ministry – We’re Tired Of It
8. Ghost – Dance Macabre
9. Alice In Chains – Never Fade
10. Jonathan Davis – Basic Needs
11. The Smashing Pumpkins – Knights Of Malta

The Metal Hammer 11 w/c November 2

1. Slipknot – All Out Life
2. Architects – Modern Misery
3. While She Sleeps – Anti-Social
4. Bring Me The Horizon – Wonderful Life
5. Ghost – Dance Macabre
6. Alice In Chains – Never Fade
7. Jonathan Davis – Basic Needs
8. Super Unison – The Birthday Gift
9. King 810 – Heartbeats
10. Babymetal – Starlight
11. Architects – Royal Beggars

The Metal Hammer 11 w/c October 26

1. Bring Me The Horizon – Wonderful Life
2. Ghost – Dance Macabre
3. Super Unison – The Birthday Gift
4. Babymetal – Starlight
5. Architects – Royal Beggars
6. AFI – Get Dark
7. Sick Of It All – Wake The Sleeping Dragon
8. Machine Head – Triple Beam
9. Behemoth – Bartzabel
10. Glamour Of The Kill – Fire Fight
11. The Raven Age – Betrayal Of The Mind

The Metal Hammer 11 w/c October 19

1. Babymetal – Starlight
2. Ghost – Dance Macabre
3. Architects – Royal Beggars
4. Machine Head – Triple Beam
5. Behemoth – Bartzabel
6. The Raven Age – Betrayal Of The Mind
7. Disturbed – The Best Ones Lie
8. Tesseract – Juno
9. Nothing More – Let ‘Em Burn
10. The Fever 333 – (feat. Vic Mensa, Travis Barker) – Made An America remix
11. Shvpes – Afterlife

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