Today, HM is proud to premiere the new lyric video for “Mary, Did You Know?” by Thirteen Minutes, a cover of the popular Christmas-time song originally recorded by Michael English (though covered, quite possibly, millions of times since). The band, metalheads from Tulsa, OK, formed earlier this year out of the ashes of previous musical endeavors; they plan to release their debut full-length album in 2017.

The track comes from Rottweiler Records’ Fleas Naughty Dog Vol. 4, a free Christmas compilation (track listing below). We spoke with Thirteen Minutes’ drummer Jamie Kucinski about the new track:

“I could not be more thrilled at partnering with Rottweiler Records for the inaugural Thirteen Minutes Christmas single. It’s Christmas. It’s metal. What an honor to commemorate the birth of the Savior to the outcasts by linking our music with other bands and a label for the outcasts.”

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  1. Tim Bushong – Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  2. Thirteen Minutes – Mary Did You Know
  3. Grave Robber – Angels We Have Heard On High
  4. Bridgeshadows – 1914 (Shadows Of Christmas)
  5. Immortal Souls – Christ Mass
  6. Leper – Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
  7. Death Requisite – Child Messiah
  8. In Darkest dreams – O Come O Come Emmanuel
  9. Hand Of Fire – Deck The Angels
  10. Wretched Graverobber – What Child Is This?
  11. Peter 118 – Whilst Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
  12. Derek Close – Metal Drummer Boy
  13. Deborah – Christ Mass
  14. Shiro – O Come O Come Emmanuel
  15. Anschluss Amor – Christ’s Mass
  16. Platoon 1107 – Up On The Rooftop
  17. ***BONUS TRACK*** Grave Robber – Father Christmas


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