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Damage Rite “The Dehumanizing Factor” – Reviewed

*Heavy Breathing Intensifies*

The Band:

Thrash Metal seems to still hold ground onto our Lebanese metal bands. But, it is only when it is crossed with Death Metal that we get this nostalgic wave of brutalness we once had in our music back in the day. And what more of a nostalgic feeling can you get when the band, Damage Rite, was created by Post Mortem’s JM Elias.
Damage Rite have released their debut album, “The Dehumanizing Factor”, on February 28, 2017, after 8 years of releasing their first single, “Whispers of Ages”, and here is what the band said about that:

“It took a while for the band to engage in the recording process due to line up amendments that occurred during the precedent years which led to the absolute and current arrangement designed to bestow the thrashiest and deadliest tunes, to fulfill the rights of the listeners to undergo on a metal experience like no other”.

The news already sounded brutal to our ears, but what about the actual music?

READ MORE: Damage Rite Releases A New Album 2017

The Album:

Damage Rite "The Dehumanizing Factor"

“The Dehumanizing Factor” starts off with the intro track “Dehumanize”. The sound of someone marching with a danger alarm soon turned into some Thrash riffing that clearly tells us there will be no mercy on our ears.
The second track is the released single “Whispers of Ages”, aggressive and fast, along with angry growling, showing how Death Metal is largely incorporated in the Thrash sound.
The album continues with “Cities of Blood”, “Homicidal Death Machine”, and “Oppression”. Tracks of tight changing rhythms, technical sounding solos, yet with a taste of melody, and not to forget, some rhythm breaks one can’t help but headbang to.

Track 6 is the album track, it pretty much sums up the sound of the album and includes the same theme from the album’s intro.
Last three tracks from the album are “Set Apart”, “Chaos of Souls”, and “Thy Will be Done”.
The lyrics match the album title, they question morals, purposes, truths, and you guessed it… blood and war.

To sum it up, “The Dehumanizing Factor” is a solid release, one we guarantee you will love; it is straight harsh and in your face brutal. However, one thing might stand in the face of this album breaking through. It is common among such genre: the lack of a definitive idea that separates it from the rest. Therefore, if Damage Rite can get their hands on that, we’ll be waiting for something big coming our way.

Total rank: solid 90/100
Favorite track: Set Apart

You can buy the album from Damage Rite’s Band Camp.

Phenomy – New Line Up Change

In less than 5 months, the Lebanese thrash metal band “Phenomy” went through their second lineup change. After the departure of their last vocalist, Adel, and replacing him with “Sam Felfly”, Phenomy announced the departure of “Raymond Ghorayeb”, the bassist. Continue reading

Phenomy – Introducing New Vocalist

Phenomy Once and For All cover artExactly one year ago, Phenomy, the Lebanese Melodic Thrash metal band shared their first time on stage at the Christmas Mission 2014. Now, one year later, the band shared the same stage at the same event, Christmas Mission 2015, with an important statement. Continue reading

Event | Kaz Presents: Quad Rocking at The Quandrangle Live – June 13

Date: Saturday June 13

Time: 9:00 pm

Location: The Quadrangle Live – Hazmiyeh

Entrance Fee: 25 000 LL + 1 Drink

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Event | Sleeping Man, In Sanity Q live at The Back Door – June 6

Date: Saturday June 06

Time: 9:30 pm

Location: The Back Door – Mar Mkhayel

Entrance Fee: 20 000 LL + 1 Drink

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Rebellion Featured On Future TV, Tomorrow


Rebellion is a 5-piece heavy metal band from Lebanon. They were influenced by 80’s metal music which is clear as their original songs and covers only fit that era of music. Formerly, they were known as “Calling Earth”. Continue reading

Event | In Memory of Ronnie James Dio (Lebanese Bands Tribute Night)

In memory of the Legendary Vocalist Ronnie James Dio, Lebanese bands will pay tribute to the fallen legend.

Date: Sunday, May 17th

Time: 9:05 pm

Location:  The Quadrangle, Hazmiyeh

Free Entrance




Lebanon Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

11 Lebanese Musicians joined forces to work together on one project. They will be covering one of the most well-known metal icons. Can you guess who? It’s Ronnie James Dio. Continue reading

EVENT | Metal Revive II

Date: Saturday, May 24th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:  Concrete, Sin El Fil Highway

Entrance Fee:  20$ including 2 drinks/beers.


  • Highway 69: the Lebanese Version of the band System Of A Down
  • Benevolent (DUBAI): an experimental extreme metal band that exhibits a sonic connection of heavy, dark, poly rhythmic riffs and an eerie blend of sound.
  • Kimaera: Our Lebanese Ambassadors Of Doom

Bar Prices:

  • Beer 2$
  • Regular Drink 5$
  • Shots 2$

Mosh pits are highly recommended

Security, Bar services and Door control are managed by YM event
Sound and Lighting System , Stage and Back line are provided by Wicked Solutions

For additional information:
+961 70 985799

This event is strictly 18+



EVENT | Jim Beam Rocks! The Music Festival 2015 – July 18

For yet another year, Jim Beam comes up with the biggest rock concert lineup for this summer. This year, Rock Legend: Deep Purple’s & Black Sabbath’s bassist and vocalist: “ Glenn Hughes ” will be guest starring in addition to Lebanon’s Hottest Rock Bands.

Date: Saturday, July 18th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: La Marina, Dbayeh

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