Lebanese Groove/Thrash standard bearers Blaakyum headline New Blood Stage at Bloodstock in the United Kingdom.
Lebanese Doom Ambassadors, KIMAERA, are always on the move. After they performed at Beirut Metal Fest last April, 2 years after their last performance in Lebanon, Kimaera announce a mini Latvian tour that will be crowned by opening once again to Amorphis at Zobens Un Lemess Festival. KIMAERA Latvian Tour will be supported by the Italian female-fronted Symphonic Metal band ELEGY OF MADNESS.
Moreover, Kimaera have been teasing the release of The Die is Cast through few photos posted on Facebook. Scroll down for photos.
After a while in the dark, ASCENDANT shed some light about their upcoming album “A Thousand Echoes”. Ascendant took a brief recess before they came back co-headlining shows with some international acts. And today they are revealing to Metal-Bell some interesting news about their debut album. The Heavy Metallers decided to release the album during their upcoming show supporting Lacrimas Profundere on May 12th at The Music Room. We did this awesome and cool interview with the band who were very generous to open up with a lot of interesting information about the album. (Read below)
If you’re a fan of Progressive Metal and haven’t listened to Bader Nana, well you’re doing yourself a big disservice!
Bader Nana is a Kuwait-based Lebanese musician who started playing instruments since he was 18 years old.
Bader Nana is a one-man band who started his journey by being influenced by lots of Progressive Metal or Neo-Progressive Rock projects, and so far releasing ‘Wormwood’ (2011) and ‘Anthology’ (2013). His music has been featured on various rock/metal websites as well as getting radio airplay on several European radio stations.
So let’s talk a little about the new album called “Devolver” due on April 10th.
‘Devolver’ has been in production for more than 3 years allowing Nana to explore new sonic and musical territory at his leisure to his complete satisfaction.
This album will be the same progressive bedrock just as the old albums but this time it will be with a new message of hope which is translated onto a diverse palette of musical arrangements ranging from cinematic orchestration, to soaring ballads, to dirty distorted rock anthems, featuring several guest appearances including guitar and vocal work by Ramzi Ramman (The JLP Show, Lebanon) and vocals by Omar Afuni (Omar Afuni, Kuwait).
The album has 8 tracks with a total run time of an hour and six minutes. You can find the track list below.
Mercenaries – 7:42
Victorious – 5:05
Without a Backward Glance – 5:37
Full Circle – 4:38
I am Alive – 10:42
Dust Within Me – 4:49
Desperate Times – 6:14
Devolver – 23:03
If you would like to listen to his old albums:
Bader Nana’s previous body of work can be found at https://badernana.bandcamp.com
including his previous albums and a variety of side projects.
On this platform, it is also possible to contact him for any extra information.
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