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Finnish heavy metal band Ratbreed has released their second single ‘Under Fire’ via Wormholedeath Records. The band’s new album is set to be released soon, which will be the follow-up to their debut album Evoke The Blaze which was released back in 2018. Ratbreed is known for its unique heavy metal sound, and ‘Under Fire’ is no exception. Produced and recorded by the band themselves, the mixing and mastering were taken care of by Juho Räihä (Swallow The Sun, Wolfheart, etc.) at Soundspiral Audio. The band’s first single ‘Master Of Deception’ was released in September 2022, and it was an instant hit among their fans. The new single ‘Under Fire’ is a perfect example of Ratbreed’s musical prowess, and it features the powerful vocals of Jasmin Anglén, accompanied by the skilled guitar work of Mikko Kaipainen and Fabio de Oliveira. Tatu Nyman on bass and Mikko Toivonen on drums provide a solid backbone to the band’s heavy sound, making for an unforgettable musical experience.

Italian dark metallers False Memories will release a new album entitled Hybrid Ego System on June 9 via Frontiers. A first single and video from it for the song ‘Rising Tide’ is available now. Hybrid Ego System is the follow-up to 2021’s The Last Night Of Fall and it sees the band continuing to mine dark and progressive metal territory.

Talia Hoit is an American singer-songwriter from Colorado. She was classically trained at a young age and now she writes songs and various symphonic metal compositions. She has contributed to bands for the last two decades and also has a collection of solo works. Alongside a talented group of producers and musicians, she is bringing more of her most personal and intimate solo songs to life. Her latest piece is ‘Abandon’, in which the listener can immerse themselves in the haunting emotion. She shares her excitement for the video release: “When I wrote this song last year, it was not particularly intended to be something I would release, it was just a moment of vulnerability I had at my piano one day where this song unfolded into existence as I was going through something and had a moment of being emotionally overwhelmed and just started playing the keys and saying the words. It became a beautiful poem about letting go of something that had been really important to me but was dying in my life. I’m really grateful to all the amazing people who have helped me bring this music to life to be able to express my art both musically and visually, and to be able to share it with the world.”

Thrash metal band NERVOSA has released a new song, titled ‘Endless Ambition’. The track is accompanied by a music video and marks a new chapter and milestone in the group’s history, as it shows NERVOSA with a revitalized new lineup. Along with this blistering new offering, the marvelous force has finally lifted the veil on who will take over vocal duties on future releases. From now on, guitarist and founding member Prika Amaral will be the voice of NERVOSA. ‘Endless Ambition’ acts as a first harbinger for everything that is about to come and shows the incredibly powerful attitude and talent of Amaral ruling in this new position. NERVOSA brings another novelty with the addition of the immensely talented and well experienced Michaela Naydenova on drums, Hel Pyre on bass and Helena Kotina on guitars. [via Blabbermouth]

Burning Witches have released a new music video. The new music video, for the track ‘Unleash The Beast,’ is taken from the Swiss heavy metal band’s upcoming new album, The Dark Tower, which is scheduled to be released in May this year. Speaking about the new song and its accompanying music video, the band says, “we are ecstatic to present you our new single Unleash The Beast featuring the skillful Courtney Cox on lead guitar! The frantic track and video got visualized by DREAMFILM FACTORY, who already did an excellent job on our last video. Thanks for the wonderful teamwork and the awesome realization! We hope this powerful new track gets everybody even more excited about the release of album no. 5 on the 5th of May!” [via Distorted Sound]

Hot Milk have announced their debut album, A Call To The Void. The full-length is set for release on August 25 via Music For Nations, with the news arriving alongside lead single ‘Horror Show’. “To those on the outside of the lives that we lead, we may look odd, scary and different, so what?” Han Mee says off the track. “In their eyes we may be damned, lost, rebellious, and less than. This song accepts that difference, embraces it and shoves it back in their faces. Built to be obnoxious and written to be purposely aggressive, Horror show combines our loves of drum n bass n dirty riffs. fuck it, where are who are like it or lump it.” [via Dork]

Milan, Italy-based melodic power metal band Frozen Crown have filmed a music video for the track ‘Fire In The Sky’, which can be viewed below. Frozen Crown issued fourth full-length studio album Call Of The North on March 10, 2022 through Scarlet Records. [via Metal Forces]

Let’s say there’s a new band out on the horizon of modern metal music that doesn’t identify as just a ‘project’ or another ‘supergroup’, let’s say there is a new band that joins forces to embrace years of experience to show the world their passion for heavy music – checking out HOW WE END is a must. Their first video single ‘My Fighting Heart’ is out now and the six friends from Sweden, Spain, Germany and Switzerland are coming at you with a massive sound comprised of different styles including crossover metal, female death growls in combination with catchy clean hook lines and heavy headbanger guitar riffs. [via Metal Planet]

Modern symphonic metal band AD INFINITUM is back to make a stand with their eagerly anticipated third record, Chapter lll – Downfall, out now via Napalm Records. Along with the album release, the four-piece presents the stunning album opener, ‘Eternal Rains,’ as their fifth single off of the new offering. The song is represented by an impressively powerful music video that showcases AD INFINITUM as the energetic entity that they are celebrated as by their devotees. Shimmering ‘Eternal Rains’ proves the modern symphonic metal four-piece to be on top of their game, whirling the genre with their inimitable sound, topped by a breathtaking vocal performance by matchless rising star Melissa Bonny. This exciting ride showcases the massive talent of this uprising outfit, fanning the flames of a bright future! AD INFINITUM on ‘Eternal Rains’: “After the fire, here comes the rain! Today is the day, our third album Chapter III – Downfall is out. We decided to feature one more song with a music video: ‘Eternal Rains.’ ‘Eternal Rains’ is the opening track of this new record and sets the tone with a diverse palette of sounds and energies. Enjoy the new album, happy release day!” [via Outburn]

After a hectic 2022 that saw the band release 6 songs and bring their ferocious live show to packed crowds across the UK, Liquid State are back with their colossal new single, ‘Cynical.’ Produced, mixed and mastered by guitarist, Kray Zellinger-Mundy, ‘Cynical’ pushes the boundaries of the band whilst delving deeper into the mammoth sound that their fast becoming known for. Speaking to the story behind ‘Cynical’, vocalist Keren Ashley states: “Have you ever known someone who just seems so fucking negative regardless of the situation? Someone so dreary and mind-numbingly pessimistic that you can’t help leaving the exchange feeling like every ounce of happiness has been drained out of you. That’s what ‘Cynical’ is about. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and cut ties with the people who aren’t contributing to our lives in an uplifting way. Life’s just too damn short.” [via New Noise]

Greek stoner-rock collective Godsleep share a music video for a new track titled ‘Pots of Hell’, which is taken from the band’s third full-length album Lies To Survive, due out on April 7, via Ouga Booga and the Mighty Oug Records, the label owned by 1000Mods. Produced by Vanilla Films and directed by Valentin Rivera, the video for ‘Pots of Hell’ is now playing at The Obelisk, who had this to say about the new effort “Lies to Survive is a landmark for them in unveiling the scope of their intent as it is today, pairing awareness of that with the knowledge born of experience that not all of their audience is going to be on board for the sundry turns in the material. The album is bolder for that, and its boldness might be the greatest unifier of all.” [via Prog Rock Journal]

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