Weekly Wire: New Music From Five Finger Death Punch, Ghost + More
You need a hard rock and metal playlist for the weekend, and we've got you covered! Every Friday, we will curate a new playlist inspired by the last few days (and maybe the next few weeks). We're including new music that we've heard and loved, some recent releases we can't get out of our heads, songs from bands who made the news in the past seven days, and some classics from anniversaries that we've celebrated. Here's some of the highlights of the latest Weekly Wire:
Five Finger Death Punch's long-awaited successor to 2015's Got Your Six is finally here. And Justice for None comes after a tumultuous point in the band's career and finds a cathartic Ivan Moody venting his frustration, especially on this week's leadoff track, "Sham Pain."
Today (May 18) also the marks the release date for new albums from Burn the Priest (Lamb of God), Amorphis and At the Gates and all bands have been represented in Weekly Wire with prime cuts from each record.
As we look forward, some of the most anticipated albums on the horizon are coming from Ghost, Nine Inch Nails, Clutch, Bullet for My Valentine, Alice in Chains, Tremonti and plenty more. We haven't lost sight of some of this year's best that have already made their mark and you can hear standouts off new records from Godsmack, Bad Wolves and Dimmu Borgir.
It is with a heavy heart that we reflect on the anniversaries of losing of two major rock and metal icons: Chris Cornell and Ronnie James Dio. In this edition of Weekly Wire, you'll find fan favorites from Soundgarden, Audioslave, Dio, Black Sabbath and Rainbow. While the pain of their absence still lingers, take this as an opportunity to celebrate their life and work.
This week also marked the 35th anniversary of Iron Maiden's Piece of Mind, which debuted new drummer Nicko McBrain with his presence established within the opening moments of the record. Meanwhile, Judas Priest's Ram it Down turned 30 with its opening track making good on the album's planet-smashing artwork with a blood-curdling falsetto scream from Rob Halford as Priest flashed their true metal form after befuddling fans a bit with Turbo two years prior.
Get your fill of some new rock and metal tunes with a hint of nostalgia in the Weekly Wire playlist below.