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Grave Live In Lebanon | Concert Review

Grave, one of the pioneering Swedish death metal bands, performed on Lebanese territory for the first time on October 7th along with 4 Lebanese bands at Minus 5, Mkalles.

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DEATHLAM Releases Music Video For Let Kill Let Die

BLACK METAL is not the most popular sub-genre, nor is it easy. And the Black Metal Scene in Lebanon is a shy one. But with Deathlam‘s talent, we see a really bright future and a rise for the genre in the Middle East. DEATHLAM releases Music Video for Let Kill Let Die.

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Zix Release Title Track Single From Upcoming Album

As the release date of ZiX’s much anticipated studio album closes up, the band graced us with another mouthwatering single from the album “Tides of The Final War”.

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Summer Fusion 2016, Mocean Kaslik – August 27

Bands: 13 bands of various genres

Location: Mocean, Kaslik

Date: August 27, 2016 – Starting at 11:00 am, bands start at 02:30 pm

Tickets: 40,000L.L. (sold at the door)

Summer Fusion is an all-day beach concert that brings a unique blend of local talents together on a beachside stage.

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That One Night 2 By Rock InSight | Review

The new guys in the scene “Rock In Sight” organized their second multi-band concert, “That One Night 2”. The organizers have previously given us “That One Night 1” and helped in organizing “Break The Cycle”, so I was guessing that by their third event, they should have an idea of how things go.

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Avo Demirdjian Live @ DEMCO STEEL!

Bands: Avo Demirdjian, Madinat

Location: Demco Steel, Dora seaside

Date: April 15th, 2016

Tickets (available at Virgin Ticketing Box Office):

  • 30,000L.L. including one drink
  • 45,000L.L. including one drink + Episode album

Doors open at 20:30

Createmotions presents Avo Demirdjian’s live concert on Friday April 15th at Demco Steel, Dora Seaside, Beirut.

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Bored of Directors: Recording Has Begun

Lebanese indie/rock band Bored of Directors has recently finished recording its first single titled “Ashes to Ashes”.

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Sun and Moth Debuts Frequent Flyer

Lebanese psychedelic rock/post punk band Sun and Moth released their first single, Frequent Flyer.

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LAMBAJAIN | First Gig First Review

Last week, I had the privilege of attending LAMBAJAIN‘s incredible gig at Yukunkun, and it was on spot.

The gig debuted with the talented Perla Moujabber whose captivating voice was striking as she performed “Medicine” by Daughter, and another song by Damien Rice. I personally think that she could’ve come up with a better set list (something experimental for examLambajain Live   ple would be a better opener), but what she did perform, she did a great job singing it.

The band started with “First Breath After Coma” by Explosions in the Sky, and they traumatized us with the enigmatic heaviness. I had a hard time writing this review probably because I was listening to EITS, and you know the amount of mixed feelings you get while doing that, but this is not about me, this is about Andrew, Andre, Charbel, Rami, Joe, Ramela, and Elite who perfected a richly textured selection of some of the greatest post-rock pieces. You could easily tell from their first song that you were in for a great show, whether it was the stunning soundscapes, the balance between darkness/terror and light/bliss, the weeping crescendos or even the combination of all the mentioned aspects. Let’s not forget to mention the stunning visuals, the cool part is that no matter how hypnotizing they got at some points, you’d still manage to capture the ambiance of the music, simply because it was that great .

 

Technically speaking, you can clearly notice the effort these guys put in their work for they sounded very harmonious when it comes to transitions, and they proved that in their covers of songs that tended to build up slowly and then erupt into an ensemble of chaotic distortions and fast-paced drums, here I must add that the drummer was top notch (He’s not a permanent member of the band though). Ramela is a brilliant violinist, she’d effortlessly approach her section and then add this “warmness” to the atmosphere, together with Joe’s well-structured synth tunes, the sound was very cinematic . As for the guitarists, Andre, Rami, and, Andrew showcased a spectacular orchestration.

Lambajain_Yukunkun (3)The sound quality was very decent and the band had little/no technical difficulties. I, for example, prefer the sound at Yukunkun to a number of other venues, the cinematic vibe was obviously there which is just an evidence of the sound’s fairness. The trio managed to preserve (not replicate, because what they did was beyond just copying the same loops and effects…) all the soundscapes and the professional ambiance of all the covers, especially the mashups between EITS and Mogwai, my favorite was the “Yasmin/ Fear Satan” blend. This, alongside the original piece, was the highlight of their performance. The crafting of sound on the original is a work of highly professional songwriters. Andrew’s lead guitar sound was multi-layered in both the swift build-ups and the bittersweet climaxes, Rami’s trademark sound was very impressive in his innovative approach of blasting some great sound effects by using chopsticks to play guitar (He’s the experimental sound guy obviously), and Andre’s gorgeous string lines were a perfect compliment to this festival of notes. As for bass, Charbel added a solid harmony to magnify the “head-nodding to head-banging” atmosphere.

“Music is bigger than words and wider than pictures.” Mogwai. This is precisely the feeling Lambajain promoted in their gig.

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