Dubai based rockers Jay Wud have announced their third album, Transitions, will be out 6/30 and have released their new single, “Empire”. Boasting chunky riffs and a huge chorus, “Empire” serves as a great introduction to the band’s mix of metal, flamboyant rock, and infectious hooks.

With the help of an impressive crowdfunding campaign that raised over $30,000, they were able to complete recording Transitions with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Seether, My Chemical Romance, Theory of a Deadman) in Los Angeles.

This third Jay Wud album marks a new beginning for the band as they venture into much darker, heavier and more explorative territory. Having honed their craft since 2013, they have emerged as one of the flag-bearers for the Middle Eastern scene that is quickly putting itself on the global rock and metal map.