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 are some of the highlights of the latest Weekly Wire:

Two of the year's most anticipated albums, Disturbed's Evolution and Greta Van Fleet's Anthem of the Peaceful Army have finally been released and you can read our reviews of the albums here. Ace Frehley, Soulfly and Amaranthe have all released new albums as well and are represented in this week's playlist.

New music from Bad Religion, Versus Me, Asking Alexandria's Danny Worsnop and Bloodbath was released earlier in the week and we preview more records to come with fresh tracks from All That Remains, Papa Roach, Amon Amarth, Shvpes, September Mourning, Memphis May Fire, Unearth and a lot more. You'll find some songs from recently released albums too.

Get your fill  in the Weekly Wire playlist below.

2018's Most Anticipated Hard Rock + Metal Albums