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Xeneris, the Italian powerhouse of symphonic power metal, share the official video of their new single ‘Barbarossa’, taken from their highly anticipated debut album, Eternal Rising, out on June 14.

Ignescent are thrilled to share their new single ‘Goodbye’, coinciding with the announcement of the deluxe edition of their debut album, Fight In Me, available digitally on July 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. About the track, Jennifer Benson says: “Stoked to release our new song. It was awesome working with Jasen Moreno formerly of Drowning Pool, Lethal City, and Billy Grey of Fozzy. Paul Lapinski at My Platinum Sound, who has worked with Columbia Records, Warner Brothers, and bands like The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, produced ‘Goodbye’. So grateful they were all a part of this.”

Finnish rock sensations Ginger Evil are thrilled to share their new single, ‘Shame Old’, via Frontiers Music Srl. Speaking about the track, vocalist Ella Tepponen says: “’Shame Old’ is a song about mental health; it’s about coping with the cycle of shame, that can be a destructive and paralysing pattern to a persons life. How to break free of the fear of abandonment that is after all, so deeply woven into our DNA.” Tomi Julkunen and Veli Palevaara add: “This song presents the heavier side of album, as the guitar and bass are both tuned to drop D. It has rhythmically interesting arrangement that gives another kind of twist. This song was a load of fun to play in the studio. Will be even more fun to play it in front of huge festival audience!”

BABYMETAL and Electric Callboy have joined forces for the new collaborative song ‘RATATATA.’ The collab pairs two of the most prominent practitioners of “dance metal” and lives up to its billing. Tech-y metal riffs are infused into a pulsing EDM beat, over which BABYMETAL and Electric Callboy share vocal duties — the former handling the higher melodies and the latter providing the gutturals and metalcore vox. “Unbeatable!” exclaimed BABYMETAL in the press announcement for the song. “Let’s ‘Fu Fu’ together with RATATATA.” Enthused Electric Callboy: “Working with BABYMETAL was so much fun. We joined our creative forces and, in the end, we brought together the best of both worlds. We love ‘RATATATA’!” [via Consequence]

Japanese metal band BRIDEAR have announced their new album Born Again out June 28 via Psychomanteum Records. Marking the announcement the band have released a video for the powerful lead track ‘Still Burning’. With pounding drums, incendiary guitars and ferocious growls, all alongside an infectious anthemic chorus, BRIDEAR deliver a scorching first taste of the upcoming record. The quintet from Fukuoka, Japan jetted out to Gothenburg, Sweden to record their sixth studio album with the legendary metal producer Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, At the Gates, HammerFall, Bring me the Horizon) at Studio Fredman. The video for ‘Still Burning’ was also filmed in Gothenburg and gives a taste of their epic live performances, captured by Patric Ullaeus (Amaranthe, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy). [via Metal Planet]

DEFENCES have released a new music video. The new music video, for the track ‘Gold In The Dark’, is the brand new single from the Hertfordshire-based alternative metal band and follows on from their previous single, ‘The Curse’, which was released last month. Speaking about the new song, vocalist Cherry Duesbury says, “I started reading, researching and practising the concept of shadow work during the lockdown years. I realised there were parts of myself I was actively ignoring and pushing down, and it was contributing to why I was feeling so stunted, unhappy in myself and who I was in various ways. Coming across this concept and reading about the psychology behind it – which I’ve always been fascinated by and studied in school for a while – was really eye-opening and inspiring for me. These are some of my favourite lyrics I’ve ever written! And the ideas in this song sparked so much inspiration for this era of our band and the themes we explored, lyrically, musically and visually.” [via Distorted Sound]

We’ve finally got the first taste of Nightwish‘s upcoming record Yesterwynde, and the track – titled ‘Perfume Of The Timeless’ and clocking at 8:27 minutes – sounds like classic Nightwish through and through. Speaking to Kerrang! magazine about the song, keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen revealed: “When we had the first meeting with Nuclear Blast, talking about the new album and singles, I told them the first single will be a song called ‘Perfume Of The Timeless’ and it’s eight and a half minutes long and the chorus comes in at 3:30. And they were, like, ‘Perfect!’ I think that has to do with the fact that we have a long legacy. You know, we can do whatever we want, and I do, but it says something that we can do that when I heard that for Spotify it’s good to have the vocals start after 15 seconds, or people skip it; they don’t have the attention span anymore.” “You are the result of an unbroken chain of millions of ancestors and their loves. ‘Perfume Of The Timeless’ reminds us all of this amazing fact. And if you’re not amazed, listen to it again, because it’s important.” said the band about the single. [via Metal Injection]

Nashville’s Royale Lynn has just released her new single and music video, ‘Death Wish,’ via Epitaph Records. Leaning into her heavy side, the track features a guest appearance from Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, and is an ode to first responders around the world. Warch the new video, directed by Dylan Hryciuk (Spiritbox, Brand Of Sacrifice) and created with the help of a firefighting academy in Canada. Royale set out to visually depict the emotional and physical perils of real-life firefighters and their loved ones. She explains, “After writing the song I had a very specific vision for the video and knew it had to be perfect. Working with Dylan really helped bring everything together and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! This one goes out to all the first responders out there! “’Death Wish’ means a lot to me; it represents the next chapter of my life and my sound moving forward,” Royale continues. “I’m also very excited to have my buddy Danny Worsnop on the track. He brings the whole vision to life with his amazing vocals.” [via Ghost Cult Mag]

Dark alternative metal outfit Crimson Veil has emerged from the shadows with their debut single, ‘Flinch.’ The track serves as a nice little preview of what’s to come on their upcoming album, Hex, set to be unleashed on September 20 via Reigning Phoenix Music. Vocalist aesthete Mishkin Fitzgerald comments about the track saying: “‘Flinch’ is about the end of the world. As humanity, we are careening into a mass extinction due to our own choices and a lot of the time it feels like there is nothing that will stop it.” [via Folk N Rock]

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