Veteran Saudi thrashers Dune are back after a lengthy hiatus to unleash their newest single, ‘Refuge’, as a taste of their debut EP, ‘Years of Chains’. The track is a headbanging homage to the golden age of 80s thrash metal, brimming with heavy, rapid-fire distorted guitar riffs, soul-crushing vocals, and pummeling drums. Gloomy, ominous lyrics explore themes of guilt and despair, further deepening the melancholic and aggressive soundscape.

Scheduled for release this May, Dune's ‘Years of Chains’ clocks in at five tracks with hopes of re-energizing the genre amidst a decline in the Arab world's metal scene.