Louder's Tracks Of The Week: new music from Slipknot, Babymetal and more


Welcome, music fans, to this week's round up of the best new rock music the world has to offer. This week, we welcome Unsainted, the first single to be taken from Slipknot's brand new album, and it's a rager of a track which sees the band teaming Wait And Bleed style vocals with monstrous riffs and thundering percussion.

Babymetal are back with Elevator Girl, the first track from and their upcoming third album and – more importantly – the first since the departure of Yuimetal last year. They're joined by Mr Bruce Springsteen, AKA The Boss himself, who's released another breezy offering from upcoming album Western Stars.

Elsewhere, metallers Hellyeah are back with the title track of their new album Welcome Home, which features some of the last recordings from late drummer Vinnie Paul, while Scandi-rockers The Hives are back with a blistering return to form.

We've also rounded up the best of the world's heavy metal, alt-rock, post-punk, good old-fashioned rock’n’roll and pretty much everything in between.

But for now, we take a look back at last week's winners. Congrats to Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett who scooped the top spot with his latest country-tinged solo effort.

3. Wavebye - Sugar
2. Meliorist - Wanderer
1. Chris Shiflett - Liar’s Word

Who will win this week's round? There's only one way to decide, and that's by checking out each of the tracks below and voting for your favourite at the bottom of the page. You can also follow the playlist on Spotify for updates as they happen each Friday. For now, a look back at last week's winning song.

Vote for your favourite song here!