After the absence of Rany Battikh from most of Blaakyum’s shows in 2016, speculations about Rany’s situation with the band emerged. Recently, Blaakyum parted ways with bassist Rany Battikh in an official statement on their official website, announcing tour bassist Pierre Le Port to become a permanent member. This announcement came 9 months after the departure of drummer Jad Feitrouni that was done in a public transition live during Concrete Metal last February. Continue reading
BILOCATE drummer Ahmed Kloub is one of the most prominent drummers in the Middle East. Being part of one of the greatest Doom Metal bands from the region, Ahmed surely created a legacy for the years to come. Continue reading
We have all fantasized about a reunion of the mega rock band Guns N’ Roses with its original members. They have definitely been a part of many rockers’ childhood at some point. This is not the first stop for the band in the Middle East, as they came to Lebanon a few years ago, but this time, it’s double the heat! GnR, 23 years later, reunited some of the original members into the line up and they will be rocking the “Autism Rocks Arena” in Dubai on March 3rd, 2017. Guns N’ Roses Coming to DUBAI In This Lifetime!
ANURYZM tour kicked off on October 8th in Germany as part of the Cologne Metal Festival, and the band had their second show in Diest-Belgium. But things were not as smooth as they should have been.
ANURYZM, and on their way to Belgium where they have 3 scheduled shows, received a message from the Belgian promoter Gianni Riga (Hydra Productions and Booking Agency) stating that they have no support act and no backline: “We reached Diest for a show, we were surprised to see no promotion/posters and of course no backline whatsoever.” (Read Full Statement Below).
Devastated by the incident, ANURYZM did the impossible to get the show at Diest up and running, “With the help of the awesome Moonlight Music Hall in Diest, we managed to get some drums and the minimal backline that we could get on a Sunday.”
The band continued their statement: “While the band was setting up, we were discussing the next shows with Gianni as the band were confused and obviously had questions, we were suddenly slapped with and we quote ‘I CANCEL ALL SHOWS’.”
Not to surrender to the situation, Anuryzm showed an incredible will to make the best of the bad situation. They got confirmed for a show in Amsterdam on Wednesday 12th of this month (Tomorrow Night) with the UK Heavy Metal band HOSTILE at THE CAVE Rock club. HOSTILE are currently on tour in Europe as well.
And the remaining show of the tour will be as planned at the Maximum Rock festival in Romania headlined by KAMELOT and MOONSPELL on October 14th.
Anuryzm would like to thank Mr. Marcel Ssod from the band Seven Steps of Denial for helping us with this…. And of course the amazing people behind the gig.. Mr. Aram TheCavelord, and the epic promoter Ellen J van Heezen who made this possible!- ANURYZM
Click Here For More Information About: HOSTILE UK & ANURYZM SHOW In Amsterdam.
You can read ANURYZM‘s full statement below.
Back in 2012, Lebanese Heavy Metal band ZiX released their debut EP, “The Warwhore“, with the band consisting only of three members: Ziad Bardawil (Bass guitars), Juan Carrizo (Guitars), and Maya Khairallah (Vocals). The Warwhore was completely composed, produced, and distributed by the trio, with the exception of a Feature for Maroun Srour, who wrote the lyrics for the title track of the debut EP. Ever since “The Warwhore” was released, the band kept on posting news about their debut album, “Tides Of The Final War”. (You can read more about it here, here, here & here). Finally, and after more than 4 years, ZiX‘s album release date, along with the track list, was revealed. Continue reading