This week, Anathema’s new album The Optimist released and it made it to the top of our New & Noteworthy selection. We have seen a handful of entertaining music videos as well, including Myrkur’s stunning track “Två Kongunbarn,” KoRn’s “Black is the Soul,” Igorrr’s “Cheval,” and both the Contortionist and Filter took us by surprise. However, there were a few videos released during this week that we consider as a top five.

5) Nemesea,  “Dance In The Fire”

After fourteen years, original Nemesea vocalist Manda Ophuis called it quits last summer to focus on her education career. The Dutch symphonic rockers picked up the pieces since then and hired Sanne Mieloo as her replacement. The band proudly introduced Mieloo with the new video for “Dance In The Fire.”

4) Venom Inc., “Dein Fleisch”

Venom Inc. premiered the new song “Dein Fleisch,” taken from their upcoming album Ave out August 11th.

3) Mr. Big, “Everybody Needs a Little Trouble”

It’s been three years since Mr. Big’s last album, 2014’s …The Stories We Could Tell,  and in less than one month their forthcoming album Defying Gravity will be released on July 7th via Frontiers Music. The band shared a small taste of the album with a new music video for the song “Everybody Needs a Little Trouble.”  


2) Vallenfyre, “The Merciless Tide”

Vallenfyre unleashed a terrifying music video for “The Merciless Tide” taken from their third album, Fear Those Who Fear Him, which was released on June 2 via Century Media Records.


1) Tengger Cavalry, “Independence Day”

Tengger Cavalry’s new album Die On My Ride released last week on June 2. Following their release, the Mongolian folk metallers unveiled the video for “Independence Day.”