Is it just us, or did winter suddenly appear out of nowhere? Never mind, we’ve got a heap of brilliant new metal songs to warm your bodies (and souls) this week, as we get a smattering of late-addition spooky offerings from Avenged Sevenfold and Motionless In White, as well as all-new tracks from Ville Valo, Suicide Silence and August Burns Red. 

But first, the results of last week’s vote! Newcomers Conquer Divide enjoyed an admirable showing in the polls, only narrowly losing out to Scandi-metal madmen Avatar. But it was guitar goddess Nita Strauss who took the crown, her team-up with Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz proving an irresistable slice of melodeath via 80s guitar god skills.