Every Friday, we'll be curating for you the best new music of the week and beyond, putting together the best that hard rock and metal music has to offer as a part of our playlist, Weekly Wire. Here's what you can expect: 

Our cover photo for this week is Asking Alexandria's frontman Danny Worsnop, in honor of the group's new self-titled album. The album marks Worsnop's return to the group after his departure back in 2015. "Where Did It Go" shows off his vocal range, switching back and forth between gritty screams and powerful singing. The band is at the top of their game, blending the heavy into the poppy for a good representation of the new record and where the band is now.

Linkin Park released their long awaited live album One More Light Live this week. The album collects various live dates from the band's One More Light tour, and we've selected their rendition of "Numb" for the list. The late Chester Bennington was at the top of his game that night, performing one of their hugest hits to its best.

Even though the year is winding down, there have still been some solid releases in the past few weeks. Black Veil Brides dropped their EP Rebels, with the track "Unholy" featuring a surprising and cool feature from Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. We also saw new music from Ministry, Watain, Tom Morello, Turnstile and more to give some good variation. Rounding off the playlist, we took a look back to some of our favorite songs of the year from artists like Nine Inch Nails, Alice Cooper, Mastodon and more.

Check out the Weekly Wire below on Spotify. With new releases winding down, the playlist will be taking a hiatus from weekly updates and will resume with all new music Friday, Jan. 5. See you then.

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