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Enki

It's been five years since the Assyrian black-metal troupe MELECHESH (translated from Hebrew as "King of Fire") last put out an album. Though comparisons to NILE have followed these guys around forever, MELECHESH proved on 2006's "Emissaries" and 2010's "The Epigenesis" to have their own vibe, which...
February 19, 2015
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MELECHESH: 'Multiple Truths' Lyric Video

Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH will release their new album, "Enki", on March 10, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2010's "The Epigenesis" was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took c...
December 19, 2014
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MELECHESH: 'Enki' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH will release their new album, "Enki", on March 10, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2010's "The Epigenesis" was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took c...
December 5, 2014
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MELECHESH To Release 'Enki' Album In February

Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH will release their new album, "Enki", on February 10 (one day earlier internationally) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2010's "The Epigenesis" will feature the following track listing: 01. Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged 02. The Pendulum Speaks 03. Lost...
November 28, 2014
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MELECHESH Announces New Drummer

Mesopotamian kings of blackened thrash metal MELECHESH have announced the addition of drummer Sasha Horn to the group's ranks. Commented MELECHESH mainman, songwriter, singer and guitarist Ashmedi: "After a lengthy search, MELECHESH are proud to announce the inclusion of new drummer Sasha 'Sin' Horn...
March 21, 2014
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Reign Though Immortality

As the metal market slowly changes its tone, Victory Records takes a bold step out of their norm by signing Montreal black metal horde, ERIMHA. In three quick years, ERIMHA has built and rebuilt itself from a five-piece to a newly-shuffled foursome. Their second album "Reign Through Immortality" wil...
September 23, 2013
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MELECHESH Begins Work On New Album, Announces Lineup Changes

Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH are hard at work on pre-production for the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2010 album, "The Epigenesis". In addition, the band has parted ways with longtime guitarist and close friend Moloch and drummer Xul. Moloch had officially been out of MELEC...
August 13, 2013
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MELECHESH Taps Former OBITUARY/DEICIDE Guitarist For Upcoming Tour

Sumerian thrashing metal pioneers MELECHESH will embark on a North American headlining tour later this month, with support from VREID, LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH and REIGN OF LIES. Ralph Santolla (DEATH, DEICIDE, OBITUARY, ICED EARTH) will be filling the second-guitarist slot in MELECHESH for the tre...
June 6, 2013
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Living Flesh

Egyptian shock artist Nader Sadek engineered one of the most effective death metal concepts ever in 2011 with "In the Flesh", a chomping dirge ode to mankind's enslaved reliance upon petroleum and the global-armed raping of the Middle East to extract it. NILE and Assyrian grinders MELECHESH have uti...
April 14, 2013
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MELECHESH Mainman Talks Future Plans, Signature Guitar In Audio Interview

On January 5, Let There Be Rock conducted an interview with Ashmedi of the Mesopotamian metal band MELECHESH at Hedon in Zwolle, The Netherlands. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Fernandes Guitars and Ashmedi recently collaborated to issue the Vortex Scimitar 12-string V ele...
March 6, 2013
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GLORYFUL To Release 'The Warrior's Code' In May

German metallers GLORYFUL will release their debut album, "The Warrior's Code", on May 24 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded with legendary Swedish sound alchemist Dan Swanö. Belgian artist Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with such bands as ABSU, DARK FORTRESS and MELECHESH, created t...
February 27, 2013
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ABSU Announces Special North American Tour

ABSU has announced details on its upcoming tour, dubbed North American Connexus Conjuration. The 26-city trek will see the band perform two full sets with music spanning their 20-year recording career. It is the first full tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since the release of "Abzu",...
January 31, 2013
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MELECHESH Mainman Unveils Signature Model 12-String Electric Guitar

Fernandes Guitars and Ashmedi of the Mesopotamian metal band MELECHESH have collaborated to issue the Vortex Scimitar 12-string V electric guitar. "The first time I played with a 12-string, I noticed that I could compose MELECHESH tracks differently," Ashmedi said. "New ideas started popping up and...
January 25, 2013
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MELTED SPACE: New Mini-Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LEAVES' EYES, MELECHESH Members

MELTED SPACE, the French "opera metal" project created in 2007 by composer and pianist Pierre Le Pape (WORMFOOD, EMBRYONIC CELLS),is preparing to release new mini-album, "Between". The CD will feature artwork by by Strychneen Studio and guest appearances by Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES),Ashmedi (MEL...
January 13, 2013
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MELECHESH: New Audio Interview With ASHMEDI

Maria Voutyriadou and Dimitris Kontogeorgakos of Metal Kaoz recently conducted an interview with Ashmedi of Sumerian black/thrash kings MELECHESH. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. MELECHESH released a digital EP called "Mystics Of The Pillar II" in April 2012 via Nuclear...
January 2, 2013