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PHENOMY And ANGMAR Cancel Participation In Kalmah Dubai Show

PHENOMY And ANGMAR Cancel Participation in Kalmah Dubai Show!

Only one day before the Show, UAE-based band ANGMAR cancel their participation in Kalmah Live In Dubai show. The cancellation is due to the band’s vocalist Tareq B Noufal’s sickness. Read full statement below:

“This is to announce that unfortunately our vocalist has been trying to recover from sickness to catch tomorrow performance but won’t be able to make it . We do apologise to all our brothers and friends that expected to see us tomorrow and we thank Metal East Records for their immense support giving us this opportunity to share the stage with Kalmah (Official) / AtriA Band / Phenomy . We wish everyone the greatest performance tomorrow and to have hell of brutal time . ANGMAR”

As for PHENOMY, who were excited to perform their first show in the UAE, the reason was different but also related to the vocalist. Bassam Felfly was held at the Lebanese airport upon travel restrictions. Read full statement from Phenomy below:

“We are still in shock as we write this statement for the unfortunate turn of events since yesterday as we were about to head for our gig in Dubai.

Everything was ready; passports, visas and tickets. Headed to the airport with our equipment and passed the initial check in to be surprised our vocalist was held up for sometime. Apparently, for legal issues he had “restriction of exit” until a further notice and therefore we missed our flight.

During the last 24 hours our management and us have been trying all possible ways to find a solution but with no outcome.

Saddened by the unexpected events, we hereby apologize for the people of Dubai for not making into the country to play our show as well as the promoters and our fellow bands Kalmah (Official)), Angmar UAE and AtriA Band. This event was one we looked forward to as it would have been our first time in the country playing with the great Kalmah (Official).

We cannot express all the gratitude we have for Metal East Records for this great opportunity.

People of Dubai, we look forward to repay you a visit, until then have a blast.”

In an update, Bashar Sawaya, owner and manager of Bach Entertainment, posted the following regarding the situation:

I would like to thank moukaddam 2awal 2alfred kostfen for all his efforts to help us. The good news is the travel restriction is gonna be canceled on monday 12 noon. The bad news is its too late. I personally apologise about the mess that happened. I hope we can make it up to the audience and the promotors. Thank you guys for your endless support and understanding.”

PHENOMY And ANGMAR Cancel Participation in Kalmah Dubai Show

Eden: Sworn Obedience Set For Release

Progressive Thrash band Eden have been teasing their new album for quite some time now, but alas, the release date has been revealed and the album is just around the corner.

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BLAAKYUM Headlines New Blood Stage At BLOODSTOCK

Lebanese Groove/Thrash standard bearers Blaakyum headline New Blood Stage at Bloodstock in the United Kingdom.

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KIMAERA Latvian Tour Supporting Amorphis And Batushka

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.


06.07. Daugavpils, Artilerijas Pagrabi
07.07. Liepaja, Fontaine Palace
08.07. Lone, Zobens Un Lemess Festival w/ Amorphis & Batushka

KIMAERA Latvian Tour

JAY WUD Announce Third Album And Release New Single

Dubai-based band Jay Wud announced the release date of their third album, “Transitions“, which is due on the 30th of June, also releasing a new single from the album called “Empire” that serves as a great introduction to the band’s mix of heavy metal tunes and flamboyant rock. Jay Wud

Fronted by Lebanese singer/guitarist and namesake Jay Wud who is known for his powerful vocals and his scorching metal-tinged hard rock riffs. With members from Serbia and Latvia, their Middle Eastern success has seen them support the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Skunk Anansie, and become headliners in their own right.

With the help of an impressive crowdfunding campaign that raised over $30,000 (we shared about it >here<), they were able to complete recording “Transitions” with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Seether, My Chemical Romance, Theory of a Deadman) in Los Angeles.
This third JAY WUD album marks a new beginning for the band as they venture into much darker, heavier, and more explorative territory.

Pre-Order “Transitions” From iTunes

Listen to Jay Wud’s “Empire” below:


This empire of fucking thieves
deceiving you as they sell you shattered dreams
compulsive liars, bending truth
retribution has to come from me and you

you will fall down, wither and fade away for good
your time is done now, wither and fade away you should

extinction is their own fate
rise up, deny and break this fucked up state
redemption, are we blind ?
we don’t belong , we have been left behind

you will fall down, wither and fade away for good
your time is done now, wither and fade away you should

fucking thieves

you will fall down, wither and fade away for good
your time is done now, wither and fade away you should




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Alain Ibrahim Releases First Song From His Solo Album

Only one month after we interviewed him about his new album (here), Alain Ibrahim releases the first song from his solo album! Continue reading

PHENOMY Eastern Europe Tour 2017

PHENOMY Eastern Europe Tour 2017!

Up-and-coming local thrashers PHENOMY have quickly built a strong presence in the local and foreign Metal Scenes. Having a busy couple of years with a consistent performance pattern, Phenomy crossed the Lebanese borders to perform at the Persian Rock & Metal Festival in Turkey only 2 months after the band was formed. From 2015 till 2016, the band managed to record and release their debut album, “Once And For All”, on November 1st at STATION Beirut (See photo gallery here). The album release event featured a special headline by “InnerGuilt” and a very successful debut for Slave To Sirens.

Today, Phenomy crossed all the borders and joined the legions of local bands who toured Europe. Phenomy have just set the standards high, and are a living proof that hard work, proper management, and perseverance will take you places.

Phenomy will be touring with the Swedish Metal band REPAY, performing ten shows in seven different countries. Check out all the dates and information below.


REPAY + PHENOMY Eastern Europe Tour 2017

2/Jun Novi Sad (SRB) Suburbia
3/Jun Djakovo (HR) King
4/Jun Tuzla (BIH) Bunt
8/Jun Osijek (HR) Exit
9/Jun Budapest (HUN) S8 Underground
15/Jun Bucharest (ROU) Hybrid
14/Jun Svishtov (BGR) Disorder
15/Jun Sofija (BGR) Live & Loud
16/Jun Nis (SRB) Black Stage Caffe
17/Jun Pozarevac (SRB) Klub KB

More dates to be announced soon

+REPAY (Sweden/Metal) with over 70 concerts in Sweden, Germany, and Czech Republic, appearances at the festival Metaltown and strange gigs at prisons, 2 studio albums and 2 compilation albums, this Swedish hungry band of Death will finally conquer Eastern Europe with their dark universal songs!

+PHENOMY (Lebanon/Thrash Metal) – Adding melodies to their aggression, Phenomy have built a unique sound. In 2016, they released the debut album ‘Once And For All’, and now they promise to conquer Eastern Europe, also presenting exclusive tracks of their upcoming release.

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All You Need To Know About Ascendant’s Debut Album A Thousand Echoes

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)

You can purchase the album from: BANDCAMP, cd-Baby, Deezer, Amazone, itunes.

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Bader Nana To Release New Album On April 10

If you’re a fan of Progressive Metal and haven’t listened to Bader Nana, well you’re doing yourself a big disservice!

Who is Bader Nana?

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.

Track List:

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

Bader Nana

If you would like to listen to his old albums:
Bader Nana’s previous body of work can be found at

including his previous albums and a variety of side projects.
On this platform, it is also possible to contact him for any extra information.

Interview with Onslaught

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 ...

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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).

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