Navigating the wild world of new music is an increasingly tough thing to do in the age of streaming. New songs from your favorite bands can come out in all sorts of directions, making you forget at times when a new song is released. Streaming has made music accessible and overwhelming, while figuring out the grand scheme of rock music at any given point a hard thing to pin down.
That’s why today we’re launching our new music playlist Weekly Wire. Every Friday, we’ll be curating for you the best new music of the week and beyond, putting together the best hard rock and metal music has to offer.
This week, we’ve made our cover photo Amy Lee of Evanescence, in celebration of the group’s new album Synthesis. The disc features some of Evanescence’s most well-known tracks, repurposed and remade with the help of new orchestral takes. Our inclusion “Bring Me to Life” is the best example of this, eschewing the original’s rap to give the song more cohesion throughout.
Elsewhere on the playlist, you can hear newly released live tracks from some of rock and metal’s most legendary bands, including Metallica jamming out “Damage, Inc” in Germany back in 1987 from their Master of Puppets reissue, a performance of “Wait And Bleed” by Slipknot as part of their Days of the Gusano concert film and Black Sabbath‘s final rendition of “War Pigs” for The End.
Listeners can also find a host of new tracks from all sorts of artists. Greta Van Fleet released their new EP From the Fires, featuring a heavy rock track “Edge of Darkness.” Another new album this week is Quicksand‘s long awaited Interiors, their first disc in over 20 years. The list is also packing the just released fiery new song from Of Mice & Men, “Warzone,” off of their upcoming newly announced album Defy.
Check out Weekly Wire below on Spotify. Look out for many more playlists in the weeks to come.