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After recently announcing a record deal with Wormholedeath Records for their debut self-titled album, out February 24, and unleashing the first single ‘Gods Of War’ in celebration, Melbourne Crustmetal/Deathpunk band Küntsquäd are now dropping the second single titled ‘Xhrist’.

‘Khaos Divine’ is the first single taken from TEMTRIS‘ 7th album Khaos Divine. Khaos Divine is due for release on March 17t through Wormholedeath records. Khaos Divine is a stunning, modern metal concept album, which plunges the listener into a tale of a dark and troubled dystopian city where a new world order has taken hold of its population with the offer of a chance to live an almost eternal life but at the cost of freedom. This album is full of emotion-charged songs, with catchy guitar riffs, memorable melodies, and choruses which are characterized by the trademark twin guitar harmonies that define this band’s distinctive sound. Driven by a powerful and energetic rhythm section and soaring power metal vocals, Temtris leads you through this musical journey of salvation, betrayal, and the loss of all hope.

Transworld Identity (T-ID) is a new Finnish hard rock band comprised of Mila Bosa (vocals), Mika ‘Lamppari’ Lamminsivu (guitar), Juha ‘Junnu’ Kinnunen (keyboards), Kasperi Kinnunen (bass) and Lacu Lahtinen (drums). Their music draws inspiration from the core foundations of hard rock music, showcasing the feel-good factor that gets the adrenaline flowing. Having recently signed to Frontiers, they will release a debut album entitled Seven Worlds on March 17, with a first single and video for the song ‘Everything Must Burn’ available now.

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their signing of Spanish power melodic metal Dreamyth for the release of their debut album Aletheia on April 14, 2023. Combining heavy riffs, epic and majestic orchestrations, modern synths, and stunning vocal and harmonies with finesse like no one else, the band delivers high caliber album with special guests Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Herbie Langhans (Firewind, Avantasia), Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind) and Eduardo Guilló (Sun of the Dying, Crusade of Bards). Dreamyth intends to conquer the heart of metal fans all around the world. The band’s first single to unveil off the debut full-length is the title track, which features Herbie Langhans (Firewind, Avantasia). “This tune was one of the first songs to stay in our head, and soon in yours too, one of the songs that undoubtedly had to be on the album. Melodic, heavy with a dose of epic choruses but simple. It was always one of our favorites, but thanks to Herbie Langhans and his outstanding performance he has elevated it to a level that is hard to beat. We think we have all managed to capture in it our strength, desire, and enthusiasm for this new adventure we are starting.” says Adrián Carrero.

‘Exorcism’ continues Belle Morte’s international collaborative series and takes listeners on a journey far East, to the grassy steppe of Mongolia. This single features a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument called mornin khuur and khuumei (throat singing), both performed by Ulziisaikhan Khoroldamba.

SETANERA is an Italian metal band that gained a solid reputation in the past few years and now released the video of the song ‘Equilibrium’ to anticipate a new album that will be out on February 17 via Volcano Records & Promotion. The band shows a sonic maturity in these five minutes of intense melodic metal that combine both symphonic influences with a more modern and alternative approach. The strong voice of Valentina Bucci appears to be the perfect leader on a solid carpet of drum and bass while guitars and keyboard outline a deep harmonic landscape that’s worth of being explored. [via Metal Planet]

Mimi Barks has released another new video from her DEADGIRL mixtape, this time for the furious ‘SAW.’ After the high production values of her last clip, for ‘ASHES,’ in which the German doom-trap queen is burned at the stake as a witch, here she’s taken a more raw, minimal, lo-fi approach. It’s no less eerie, though. “‘SAW’ marks the resistance, rage, and anger I experienced while seeking my identity and self-worth on an emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental level,” she says of the track. “Working independently on set with a micro team – just me, my videographer and his camera – it takes me back to my roots. No crew, no lights, and no screenplay. It’s raw, industrial and dirty, with the walls of the derelict buildings reflecting the wrath and backlash of my internal war.” [via Kerrang!]

Oakland, CA blackened progressive metal band Dawn Of Ouroboros will release their second album, Velvet Incandescence, on April 21 via Prosthetic Records. Alongside the album announcement, Dawn Of Ouroboros has unveiled the lead single and accompanying music video, ‘Rise From Disillusion’. [via Brave Words]

Melodic power/thrash metal band, Olathia, have released their new single, ‘Shotgun’. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming album, The Forest Witch. Watch a video for ‘Shotgun’ below. [via Brave Words]

Eramnesia are a new duo consisting of guitarist Pat Reilly and singer Aimee Zambrana, and they have shared their first-ever single, ‘Alone Under Neon Lights.’ Combining elements of Eighties goth-rock, synth-pop and glam-metal, the moody track features gigantic guitar solos, throbbing drum machine beats, and Zambana’s robust voice, which travels from an intimate croon to a powerful belt. It’s accompanying video sees the band evoke the song’s title by performing under the glow of neon lights, with scenes of Reilly’s wife dancing hypnotically in between the shots of the band. “We knew the vibe we wanted to create with this video; Dark, retro, and atmospheric with twist of sexiness,” Reilly said. “Director Eric Taylor Parker did an amazing job not only shooting with that idea in mind, but also in the editing of the video. Shout out to my wife Karen for being that twist of sexiness, this video shoot was truly a great time!” “I had a lot of nerves leading up to our first shoot, but filming was a blast,” Zambrana adds. “Eric implemented the retro-meets-futuristic feeling we were looking for, and the gorgeous Karen acted as a personification of the song’s theme of forbidden desires. The video is our official introduction as Eramnesia, so I know it will have a special place in my heart for years to come.” [via Revolver]

CATEGORY VI return with a full blazing firestorm with their third album and most accomplished release to date Firecry. From the initial flickering flame of title track ‘Firecry’ to the final cinders of the absolutely combustible cover of HEART’s classic ‘Barracuda’, CATEGORY VI delivers true and classic 80’s heavy metal with utter perfection. Firecry boasts a crisp, clear, and scorching modern production that does not distract from the band’s true 80’s metal sound. Listen to the title track below which is about witchcraft persecution.

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