Beirut Metal Fest | Concrete 1994 | April 29

The Lebanese Metal Scene has been going through a serious case of hibernation and the reason is the lack of international metal bands!

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An Interview With Onslaught

It was a very exciting moment when, during last September’s THRASH MERCENARIES TOUR, we contacted Blaakyum, who were part of the tour, to ask them if they would be able to pass a few questions we prepared as an interview with Onslaught. But Blaakyum’s frontman, as well as their manager, proposed to do it as a video interview, instead of a written one, with Bassem Deaibess volunteering to ask the questions prepared on our behalf and to film the interview on his mobile phone. (Watch Video Interview Below)

An interview with Onslaught

Onslaught is a band that would “never compromise [their] artistic integrity in any way”. We got a lot of insights from Sy Keeler and Nige Rockett about the inside world of Onslaught. Covering many subjects starting with the then ongoing tour, Nige and Sy explained how important it is today for a band to tour and why. They also shared with us some funny, beautiful, and life-changing stories they have faced during their life on the road; some were weird though.

Talking about their composition and the band’s sound, Nige was surprised that some people are “anal” about what tuning the band can use for a thrash Metal song.

“when you look at Testament, Kreator, Overkill, ourselves, everybody is making some of the best music they ever created.” – Nige

The interview also covers the band’s influences, which start with Punk and end with Prog, the recording back in the day versus the recording procedures and costs of today, ending up with information about the upcoming releases. So enough with me blabbering about the interview, you can watch it below:

An Interview With Onslaught!

 interview with Onslaught


– Interview by: Lilas Mayassi

 

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The Resurrection | Event Review

Aces High and FreeFall took on the renovated Quadrangle stage and gave us a show which they entitled “The Resurrection”.

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Damage Rite Releases A New Album 2017

Damage Rite is a Thrash/Death metal band founded by guitarist/Vocalist JM Elias, in the summer of 2003 under the name of “Post Mortem”. A name that the band chose to portray a generation that came after the war, but they soon needed to changed it to Damage Rite after they found out that there are a lot of Metal bands using the same name (to know why they chose Damage right check out the video here).
After a long while the band finally releases a new album entitled “The Dehumanizing Factor”.
Blending elements of metal music with outspoken view against modern establishments, Conceived in Lebanon, a full length album that sonically emulates the emotional journey of war, betrayal and deception”.
Produced by JM & Rayan
Mixed and Mastered by Rayan at CTG Productions

Track list:

1- Dehumanize
2- Whispers of Ages
3- Cities of Blood
4- Homicidal Death Machine
5- Oppression
6- The Dehumanizing Factor
7- Set Apart
8- Chaos of Souls
9- Thy Will Be Done

Get the “The Dehumanizing Factor” here: https://damagerite.bandcamp.com/releases

A review of the album will be out soon so stay tuned…

Also Do not miss out the chance to watch Damage Rite performing live on the 10th of June, sharing the stage with British the Thrashers Onslaught who are joining forces with Blaakyum again after their 2016 Mercenary tour along with the ladies from Slave To Sirens. This is a 100% pure Thrash Event! for more info on : https://www.facebook.com/SkullSessionFest/


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Maysaloon – The Forgotten Dawn Out April 11

The Syrian Metal Scene is alive in many forms from under the rubble of the devastating civil war that has been tearing apart the country for many years now.

The Syrian people are known throughout history to be great warriors, and they are fighting against all odds to make their hard situation a better one through art and music. Among these warriors is a new generation of great Metal heads who are turning their pain into heavy aggressive riffs of darkness. One of these bands is a great new aspiring band, Maysaloon, who will be releasing their debut LP on April 11th, 2017.

So who are Maysaloon?

Maysaloon is a Syrian Technical/Melodic, Oriental Death Metal Band, founded by Jake Shuker in late 2015, after playing a live concert in Damascus.

Maysaloon members consist of Jake Shuker: Guitar/ Vocals, Yousef Yaziji: Guitar, Dio Al-Miqdad: Bass.

Eight months ago, the band started recording their first ever LP called “The Forgotten Dawn”. The recording took place at Jake’s home with minimal equipment due to the hard accessibility and lack of financial support caused by the civil war.
The EP’s official teaser was released on Monday 6/3/2017 (Watch video below) and contains 8 tracks:

  1. Lama Bada Yatathana (Intro)
  2. The First Believer – Al Namroud
  3. The Horrid Homage
  4. Seals of Astarte
  5. Seeds of Sanity
  6. Tanit Demands Her Due
  7. Hatred and Pain Will Always Remain
  8. The Forgotten Dawn (Instrumental)
  9. Pull The Plug (Death Cover)

Maysaloon

The band is successful regardless of the war going on in their county, for they are trying their best to continue the thing they love and making Syria proud.
Maysaloon’s music was influenced by a lot of bands such as Death, Obscura, Dark Tranquillity, and ancient Mesopotamian music.
Their lyrical themes are also about Ancient Civilizations, wars, and philosophy, which apply in today’s world. The lyrics of the album were written by Waddah Al Tawil, expect for “Seeds of Sanity” which was written by Jake and “Hatred and Pain Will Always Remain” by Dio Al Miqdad.

The awesome album art was designed by Syrian artist Trident Abd.
You can go ahead and enjoy the song in the video below.

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Winter METAL SLAM At Metro Al Madina – March 11

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Garage Ink 2 By Instruments Garage March 13 – 20

After the success of the first Garage Ink, Gregory Tetradis Greger is coming once again to Instruments Garage for a live Tattoo show during Garage Ink 2.

Starting March 13 till March 20, Gregory, one of the most talented tattoo artists, will be working live at Instruments Garage Ashrafieh during Garage Ink 2.

Gregory will be doing tattoos for pre-booked clients, so all you have to do is send an email to Instruments Garage to get a quotation and you can then book your tattoo session by paying a down payment.

Don’t miss out on that chance, send your email with your tattoo design along with the desired size to info@instrumentsgarage.com in order to get a quotation for it and schedule an appointment.
Garage Ink 2

Garage Ink 2 Description

Coming straight from London for round 2 due to popular demand, one of the greatest tattoo artists out there, Gregory Tetradis Greger, will be working live at Instruments Garage, for one week only: from 13 until 20 March, giving you the most amazing tattoo you could ever dream of!

His time is limited, so hurry up and email us on info@instrumentsgarage.com to book your appointment! For more info, call us on 01- 202 302

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Adnan Jabbado I COME BACK New Single

Young Tripolitan multi-instrumentalist Adnan Jabbado has been involved in the Rock and Metal scene for many years now, starting to showcase his guitar skills at the young age of 12, and releasing a couple of guitar covers for known songs and 4 original compositions, one of which Jabbado classified as a soundtrack. Now, Adnan Jabbado’s I Come Back will be on the loose soon. Continue reading

THE RESURRECTION At Quandrangle Hazmieh – March 8

The Resurrection

Bands: Aces High, FreeFall
Location: Quadrangle Hazmieh
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Entrance: 15,000 L.L.

Event Description:

On march 8th at The Quadrangle Hazmieh, The Resurrection of Aces High with a bigger and heavier come back will happen, with opening band FreeFall.
Entrance: 10$ + 1 free beer
Doors open at 9:00PM, show starts at 10:00 PM
For reservations, call: 03/654257

Aces High is back, with a big line up change and a harder & heavier tone, with Ex-Napview and Decibel Hunter vocalist Hrag Meguerditchian and New bassist Joseph Abi Rashed, we’re ready to hit the stage and prove that we’re back bigger and stronger than before with multiple original songs, join us on March 8th 2017 at Quadrangle as we do our comeback.

FreeFall is a neo formed metal band forged by long friendship and love for music. Their unique style tainted by many different genres of music brings a new taste to the music scene. Formed back in 2013, frontman Majd El Roumi, Guitarist Antoine Saade, and Bassist/Clown Moh Fakih formed what would now be FreeFall. Members came and went, but the original trio still remains, with the addition of Albert Obeid on lead guitar and Jack Khamo as the drummer. The band mixes many tastes of music through original songs and awesome covers of famous bands (Metallica, SOAD, A7x, Ghost, Disturbed, RHCP, Breaking Benjamin, etc…).

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Winter METAL SLAM At Metro Al Madina – March 11

Winter METAL SLAM It’s been a while since we have seen these bands perform lately. Dedicated to Rise with the ...
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Winter METAL SLAM At Metro Al Madina – March 11

Winter METAL SLAM

It’s been a while since we have seen these bands perform lately. Dedicated to Rise with the Scene, Metal Bell Magazine teamed up with the young organizers Rock Insight Organization who have shown an incredible dedication to the scene in the past 2 years.
Metal Slam is one of many collaborative events to come, and this time with its winter edition, it features 4 of the top-notch Metal bands in Lebanon and introduces a new band for the first time. The styles vary from Thrash and Classical Heavy Metal to the long forgotten style in the local scene: BLACK METAL.
The event will be headlined by Deathlam and ZiX, supported by Eden and Risky Violet, and will introduce for the first time newcomers Nuwera.
Metal Slam is an event that is being organized in a joint venture between Metal Bell Magazine and Rock Insight Organization.

Bands:
Nuwera – Thrash Metal
Risky Violet – Nu-metal
Eden – Thrash Metal
ZiX – True Metal/Power Metal
Deathlam – Black Metal

Doors Open at 8:00 pm
Event Starts at 8:30 pm
Ticket: 25,000 L.L.

Standing Event

Organized by: Rock Insight Organisation
Produced By: Metal Bell Magazine

ON FACEBOOK: Winter METAL SLAM

Tickets available at Metro & All Librairie Antoine branches.
Seats are assigned by Metro
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Sound engineer: Jawad Chaaban
Stage manager & light operator: Lara Nassar
Stage technician: Nabil Abou el Heijaa
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Metro Al Madina
Hamra, Saroulla Building(-2)
Facebook-twitter-instagram/metroalmadina
info@metromadina.com
www.metromadina.com
Ticketing: +961-76309363, Mondays to Saturdays: 10 to 9 pm, Sundays: 2 to 9 pm

Wheelchair access available upon request

SVENGALI Unscathed – Album Review

SVENGALI Unscathed Album Review Originally Published in Issue 5 Pages 18-19

Dubai’s Svengali have officially released their debut EP, “Unscathed”. A project initiated by Adnan Mryhij and Fadi Al Shami. Continue reading

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