New Music Playlist: Ghost, Dillinger Escape Plan, Deep Purple And More

There's some great underground gems worth digging through - browse our list of hot new music right here, and share your tips in the comments.

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Welcome to our weekly playlist of hot new tracks that caught our attention.

You'd be amazed at how many new tracks came our way this week. As usual, we're kicking things off with better-known bands - The Dillinger Escape Plan release is interesting because they've been claiming the next album will be their heaviest ever. Their old albums would contend for that crown already, so check out the new track to see what you think. Deep Purple are also back with their first new material in eight years.

Further down are the alternative acts which would never usually get an chance to appear in front of UG readers via the usual news feeds. They're all great, but Kadavar and Anciients both stand out as ones to watch.

Let us know what you like in the comments, and try to share your own music tips and links for us to browse for next week's list.

Ghost "Year Zero"

Ghost had to change their band name for legal reasons, but everyone is still calling them Ghost anyway so we're going to roll with it. Does it deserve to sit at the top of this list? Maybe not, but they wear pope clothes and therefore get a lot of media attention. So here they are. Whatever you think of the music, it's great to hear something really original that can't be categorised so easily.

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Dillinger Escape Plan "Prancer"

Dillinger blend cues from the best moments of their old discography in this new track. Some might call it rehashing, others might call it a terrifying improvement on their bizarre brand of hardcore punk. We think it's awesome.

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Deep Purple "All The Time In The World"

This video shows off material from their 19th album "Now What?!", due in late April. It's their first release in eight years, and the first since legendary keyboardist Jon Lord died.

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Clutch "Crucial Velocity"

Clutch always know how to rock, but if there were any doubt, here they are rocking a Sin City-inspired lyric video. This track drips with attitude.

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Skineater "Dismatled"

Frantic and frightening death metal from Sweden. Where else, eh?

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Kadavar "Doomsday Machine"

Imagine stoner rock were recorded in the 1970s. Sound good already, huh? Now click play and prove yourself right.

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Anciients "Faith And Oath"

Boy, are we pleased to discover this. Really interesting blend of progressive and death metal with great melodies and really intelligent structure. Great work.

Vext "Maid Of Gold"

Fresh from supporting Deftones in New Jersey, Vext have some really rad guitar tones on show here and features a guest solo by Doc Coyle of God Forbid.

What do you think? Let us know which your favorites are in the comments.

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    Did not know Ghost changed their name. But it is only for in the US, correct? Ghost B.C. Anyway, I love that band. They have an awesome vibe!
    m4ss3 m/
    Yeah, only for US. Love them too, they put on a great live show. Can't wait for the second album!
    Clutch never disappoints, can't wait to get my hands on Earth Rocker.
    I already have the physical copy! It was released earlier in Europe. The album is just amazing, one of their best!
    Ghost are amazing, but every time i listen to them, i just want to go to one of their spectacular shows and get depressed they aren't near my city.
    Glad to see Kadavar and Ghost on here :3 Really looking forward to Infestissumam being released.
    Sweet as hell list. I saw Ghost live last year opening for Opeth and Mastodon. Great act. Their first album definitely rocked and I'm excited for their latest release.
    Ghost really reminds me of Blue Oyster Cult. Both good, good bands. This new song is meh at best, though.
    the new DEP song is lammmmme. riffs sound recycled and tired. Gregs vocals are ****ing killer though!!
    I wouldn't say lame, but I know what you mean. It didn't exactly blow me away the first time I listened to it. Just sounds like a typical DEP song.
    I'm guessing they have more radical stuff on the album but if they released that first, the die-hard fans would be all "I HATE CHANGE THEY'RE SELLOUTS RARARARA" Like most of Metallica's fans
    Yeah I had thought that also, but I was more getting at the fact that compared to the more 'Dillinger' sounding singles they've put out, like Panasonic or Mona Lisa, it's a bit weak. I was hoping they'd get around to expanding on the more experimental stuff from Ire Works though, I have so much love for that album.
    My god! Kadavar rules. I cant believe ive never heard of these guys before. Doom metal rocks.
    Ian Gillen sounds very relaxed on this track. Not a bad song but, certainly not worthy of a call to arms among long time fans. Could be a decent cd. I was glad they didn't try to cash in on Jon's death with a single dedicated to him though.
    Dillinger Escape Plan kicks copious amounts of ass. Every day. I don't see why everybody loves Ghost so much though.
    Hmm, I know their bassist. He added me on Facebook. Didn't know they were pretty big
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