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Rising modern symphonic metal stars, Ad Infinitum, are breaking in with their mesmerizing new single, ‘Seth’, exceeding all expectations and heating up the excitement for their electrifying new studio album, Chapter III – Downfall, out March 31 via Napalm Records, once more. The new hit ‘Seth’ creates a heavy presence with distorted guitars crushing a groovy riff, charging into a captivating chorus with Melissa Bonny at lead singing a beautifully triumphant melody. This song’s resounding modern sound and eerie ambience will have new fans turning heads, all emphasized by an accompanying bombastic video. Says the band: “Today we unveil one more piece of our upcoming album Chapter III – Downfall. A song about Seth, the god of chaos and destruction, about jealousy, ambition, betrayal, treason and illusions. And eventually about justice and resolution. All this served with heavy riffs and a beautiful video by Vincent De Fallois. Enjoy!” [via Brave Words]

BABYMETAL have shared the new single ‘Metal Kingdom’ from their forthcoming concept album THE OTHER ONE, out March 24. Each of the albums 10 tracks represent a theme based on “10 separate parallel worlds” discovered in “THE OTHER ONE restoration project,” during which BABYMETAL were “recovered within the virtual ‘METALVERSE.’” As the third single we’ve heard from the album, ‘Metal Kingdom’ sheds further light on this complex narrative. “One of the discovered 10 parallel worlds is THRONE and this 3rd single centers around this theme,” the band’s press release elaborates. “It is a powerful anthem ushering in the beginning of a new era while also representing the power and courage to step forward into uncharted territory. The track conveys imagery of one rising powerfully from the throne of silence, with a suitable fanfare announcing this new beginning.” It reads like the plot to a sci-fi movie or video game, and “Metal Kingdom’ has a particularly cinematic quality to it, in that the song sounds like a film score with its soaring arrangement, rich sonic production, and cathartic vocals from the BABYMETAL duo. [via Consequence]

Daedric is starting off 2023 with a bang, reuniting with acclaimed producer Joey Sturgis to drop a brutal alt-metal single ‘Alchemy.’ Savage from the get-go ‘Alchemy’ wastes no time jumping in with industrial guitars laced over a ferocious but captivating vocal performance from frontwoman Kristyn Hope. Mixing screams with atmospheric vocals The single performs a delicate dance between ethereal and ominous, delicate and harsh. Drawing from a wide variety of genres including metalcore, electronic and industrial ‘Alchemy’ establishes Daedric’s incredible versatility. “The team was excited to experiment with more screams and gritty vocals on ‘Alchemy,’” explains Daedric. “We really tested some vocal limits and that gave us some great moments during production.” [via Outburn]

Entheos, the duo of vocalist Chaney Crabb and multi-instrumentalist Navene Koperweis, has finally announces their new record Time Will Take Us All for March 3. The album features ex-Entheos bassist Evan Brewer, who hasn’t rejoined the band but did contribute a boatload of killer low end. The band is now streaming the sludgy new single ‘I Am The Void’ alongside a music video done up by the seemingly ever-present My Good Eye Visuals. [via Metal Injection]

San Francisco doom vets, Acid King, are returning later this year with their first full-length since 2015. Titled Beyond Vision, the band helmed by low-and-slow maestro, Lori S., are billing the new LP as their most psychedelic yet, and judging by the sound of its expansive lead single, ‘Destination Psych/Beyond Vision’ fans are in for a helluva trip with this collection. The near-eight-minute single taps into the hazy, muffled churn that they helped pioneer throughout the Nineties, but there’s an added dose of trippiness in the way the specter-like vocals float in the mix, and the dual guitar/bass solo that closes out the tune is more bluesy than bashing. “The band was never really that psychedelic, but this is definitely more trippy because we’ve got keyboards and synthesizers,” Lori said of the new record’s sound. “That’s something we’ve never had before on Acid King records. The songs really have no beginning or ending—they all just flow into each other. It’s meant to be listened to as one piece. The whole point was to have the listener feel like they’re on a journey. If you put headphones on, it’ll take you to whatever places you’d like to go to.” [via Revolver]

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