Halloween playlists—we know them, we love them, and we all want to put our own personal spins on the classics. I mean, how often do we really need to hear “Thriller” or “Ghostbusters” this holiday season? There has to be room for something a little different, so this year Outburn is submitting our picks for a heavy metal Halloween playlist of tunes.

HEARTS & HAND GRENADES Announces New Album and Music Video for “Nothing Left”

Buffalo NY hard rockers Hearts & Hand Grenades will release their debut full-length album entitled Turning To Ashes on January 8, 2021 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Justin Rose (Goo Goo Dolls, James Taylor, Spyro Gyra) at GCR Audio, and the album art was designed by Jeff Balance at 119 Design.

BORIS WITH MERZBOW Announce New Collaboration Album 2R0I2P0

Relapse Records presents 2R0I2P0, the brand new collaborative album from BORIS and MERZBOW. The 10 track album showcases every bit of the excitement and pulse-pounding rock and metal heard throughout the inimitable, expansive BORIS catalog, as it meets the signature harsh noise and soundscapes of the equally prolific MERZBOW.

EMPLOYED TO SERVE Shares Video for New Song “Party’s Over”

The time to rage has ended… sort of! UK quintet EMPLOYED TO SERVE have released the video for their absolutely vicious new single “Party’s Over.” Employed to Serve know no way to go other than hard. Therefore, the message of “Party’s Over” is equally as hard-hitting.

THE INFERNO DOLL Releases New Single “Sacrifice”

The Inferno Doll, the solo project of vocalist Laura Vargas, has just released her new single “Sacrifice” on Bandcamp and Spotify. The song is from her upcoming EP of the same name.

CONTEST: Free Ticket for Sevendust Livestream!

For a chance to win a free ticket to Sevendust’s upcoming Livestream Event on October 23, head over to Outburn’s Instagram to find out how to enter and win!

INSPIRIT (Formerly Vanna) Share New Music Video for Debut Single “Fold”

Fans of the Epitaph Records alumni Vanna, will likely be moshing for joy this weekend in celebration of INSPIRIT’s debut. The band, comprised of the 2006 Vanna lineup, has shared “Fold,” their first single under the rebrand.

AUGUST BURNS RED Has Some “Thrilling” News

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Pennsylvania quintet AUGUST BURNS RED — JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] — are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut album Thrill Seeker in a major way.

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Releases New Music Video for “Heart of a Champion”

Platinum certified Los Angeles quintet, Hollywood Undead have announced the second installment of their critically-acclaimed two part opus, New Empire. New Empire Vol. 2 produced by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens) will be released on Friday, December 4th.

CODE ORANGE Announces “Back Inside The Glass” A Livestream Environmental Experience

GRAMMY nominated band Code Orange have announced “BACK INSIDE THE GLASS,” an all-immersive environmental experience placing Code Orange’s live show at the center of awe-inspiring virtual landscapes. Broadcasting live October 31st at 4:00PM EST / 1:00PM PST.