ARAMAIC is an Oriental Doom-Death Metal band based in the UAE. Its members include: Serge Lutfi on Vocals, Fadi Al Shami (also known as Svengali’s guitarist) & Ahmad Rammal on Guitars, Michael Al Asmar on Bass and Rafic JR Abi Saleh (known also as Weeping Willow drummer) on drums.
The band started during jam sessions in 2010 between friends which developed into a dedicated band called ARAMAIC. The band is quickly gaining a fast growing fan base in the UAE and the Middle East while preparing their debut album.
“The name came from the Ancient Arameans who lived in the region where the bands musicians hail from, with their very rich mythology as they worshipped Assyro-Babylonian gods such as Haddad (Adad), Sin, Ishtar, Shamash and Nergal, and Caananite-Phoenician deities such as the storm-god, El, the supreme deity of Canaan, Anat(‘Atta) and others. ”
Today we are premiering their first single for the full length album that will be released in 2015. Below you will find the very interesting story behind the song and the video! Enjoy \m//.
THE STORY OF “THE-KING”:
Then Hezekiah took counsel with his princes and mighty men, and repaired the broken walls, and made them higher. He made many other preparations for the defense of the city, and went among his people, urging them to trust in God, and be of good courage.
But Sennacherib sent messengers to induce those that guarded the walls of the city to revolt against Hezekiah, saying, “Do not believe this Hezekiah when he tells you that your God will deliver you; hath any of the nations against which I have made war been delivered by their gods?”
When Hezekiah heard these words he went into the house of the Lord, and sent messengers to Isaiah, asking for his prayers. Isaiah said to them, “Thus saith the Lord, “Be not afraid of the words with which the King of Assyria hath blasphemed Me. I will send a blast upon him, and he shall return and shall fall by the sword in his own land.”
Afterwards the King of Assyria sent a letter to Hezekiah, in which he repeated his sneers at the power of God. When Hezekiah read it, he went into the house of the Lord, and spreading the letter before the Lord, prayed for His help. God answered, by the mouth of Isaiah, that the King of Assyria should not enter Jerusalem nor shoot over it, but be turned back the way he came.
And the same night the angel of the Lord went into the camp of the Assyrians, and smote one hundred and eighty-five thousand. Then Sennacherib returned to Nineveh, and as he was worshipping in the house of his god, there came to him two of his sons who killed him.”
The song has been recorded mixed and mastered at Haven Studio by Hadi Sarieddine.
Ladies & Gentlemen: THE KING
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