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Saturnus Live In Dubai – The Music Room (Halloween Night)

Saturnus Live in Dubai Event Description

26 years of heavy dark gloomy tunes for the darkest hearts,
Saturnus are coming all the way from Denmark to perform for the first time in the Middle East. Saturnus Live in Dubai at The Music Room on November 2, 2017.
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Kalmah Live In Dubai – The Music Room

Kalmah Live In Dubai Event Description:

Witness Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal at its finest.
A Marriage of Scandinavian Death metal and traditional Finnish tunes, catchy but progressive, melodic but brutal – these have been KALMAH’S trademarks ever since.
Kalmah Live In Dubai at The Music Room on September 29th, 2017.

KALMAH was formed in 1998 in Finland, and will be performing for the first time in the Middle East,
Alongside ATRIA from Iran , Phenomy from Lebanon, and Dubai’s own Angmar.

Kalmah (Official) – FINLAND (Melodic Death Metal)
AtriA Band – IRAN (Djent)
Phenomy – LEBANON (Melodic Thrash Metal)
Angmar UAE – UAE (Doom/Death Metal)

Venue : The Music Room
TICKET PRICE :150AED (at the venue & online at platinumlist)
Date : FRIDAY -SEPTEMBER 29th 2017
Doors open at 18:00 – show starts at 20:00 till 02:00

Fierce Aries , Merch Wizards

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Kalmah Live In Dubai – The Music Room

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Beyond Creation Live In Dubai

Beyond Creation Live in Dubai

BANDS: Beyond Creation (Canada) | Verdict (UAE) | Tyranny Rising (UAE)
DATE: Friday July 7, 2017
LOCATION: The Music Room, Bur Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Graveworm Live In Dubai – The Music Room, April 14

Graveworm live in Dubai
DATE: April 14, 2017
BANDS: Graveworm | Svengali | Verdict
VENUE: The Music Room – Bur Dubai

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Katatonia Live In Dubai – Event Review

The night everyone was waiting for: The Swedish metal band in Dubai! JoScene announced it earlier in December 2016 and everyone went crazy. It was hosted again in the almighty The Music Room. This is not the first visit for Katatonia to the Middle East as they took part in Beirut Rock Fest in 2011 at the stage of the Roman Amphitheater in Zouk Mikael, but it surely is the first time in the Emirates. Without further ado, let’s jump in the review you’ve been waiting for.

Benevolent, the extreme metal Dubai band, went on first. The room was already packed and since these guys have been around, the audience knew them by heart, to the extent that people showed up earlier just for them. The band played seven tracks; most of them were from their album The Covenant, such as ‘Void’, ‘Asphyxia’, and the highlight of their night: ‘The Seeker’. It’s important to mention how professional they were in their sound system. I don’t know if the sound quality was unusually good that night in the Music Room, but overall, they gave an amazing performance and had every element of professionalism.

Next in line was Bilocate, a Jordanian band with a history of rejection in their home country and other Middle Eastern countries, but were welcome with open arms in Dubai, performing 2 years ago with Metal East Records in the Music Room – read about it here.

The band is a blend of multiple genres of metal; the mixture of doom, melodic, and death/doom, unique vocal ranges, complex rhythm, and overall loudness are what make Bilocate. The stage performance was wild and it felt like a union between the beauty of Opeth and the aggression of death metal blended together to create a balance of beauty and power of the metal genre. However, the audience engagement wasn’t as good. Maybe they were saving their energy to Katatonia? Most people went back and chilled after Benevolent although these guys gave their all. They played six tracks ranging from all albums, such as ‘The Tragedy Within’, ‘A Desire to Leave’, plus one cover by Paradise Lost, ‘Dead Emotion’, which was also recorded in their latest album, Summoning the Bygones, in 2012. Honestly, I’m waiting for something from these guys soon.

Finally, the band everyone in Dubai was waiting for, Katatonia, which I don’t think needs to be introduced. The Doom/Death Metal band have been around since 1993 and have 10 albums, the last released in 2016: The Fall of Hearts.

Now, before digging into the review, it’s worth mentioning that in past live performances, they were characterized by a lack of strength in Jonas’ live vocals in contrast to his recorded versions, so I was a bit worried that their live shows were not as good as the recorded versions. But that day changed my mind; they were 100 times better than I expected. The sound quality and vocals were so good that it felt like listening to their recorded versions. Katatonia’s stage performance was intense and didn’t leave out any aspect of Doom and Melodic Metal unvisited, it was magical to be honest and gave the dark atmosphere of the club a majestic light. They played 15 tracks, which was a good long list to have, mostly ranging from their last four albums since 2006 till their latest in 2016. They started their setlist with ‘Last Song before the Fade’ and ended with ‘Forsaker’. Check out the whole list here:

  1. Last Song Before the Fade
  2. Deliberation
  3. Serien
  4. Dead Letters
  5. Day and then the Shade
  6. Serac
  7. Teargas
  8. Evidence
  9. New Night
  10. Soils Song
  11. Old Heart Falls
  12. For My Demons
  13. Leaders
  14. In the White
  15. Forsaker

The band had an extremely energetic presence, which was met by a powerful crowd who knew the songs by heart.

That night was definitely a night to be looking forward to and whoever missed it, oh you missed a lot. Kudos to JoScene for their efforts in bringing these bands and growing out the metal scene in the Middle East.

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Some photos in the article are reserved by: Jeffrey Pabroquez
Check out all photos of the event here.
Written by: Reem Jay
Edited by: NJ Bakr and Davina (Metal Bell)


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LOST Legends A Tribute – The Music Room, November 18

DATE: November 18, 2016
LOCATION: The Music Room – Bur Dubai
BANDS: Eternity Minstrels, Mudassar Jackson, Alaa Faqir, Naser Mestarihi, UpThe Ante, Overdrive, Dominion

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Desert Experiment IV

Date: 27 May 2016, @ 8:00 PM Dubai Time

Place: The Music Room

Price: 80 AED

Desert Experiment is back to bring you their 4th edition after previous successful shows featuring notable bands such as:

  • Empty Yard Experiment (Progressive/Post-Rock/Experimental)
  • Svengali (Metal)
  • Benevolent (Extreme /Experimental/Metal)
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Rockability, The Music Room – May 14

Bands: Roswell, Hadi Sarieddine, Naser Mestarihi

Location: The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date: May 14, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Tickets: 75 AED

JoScene Presents Rockability!

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Swallow The Sun Live Ln Dubai, The Music Room UAE – 12 February 2016

Bands: Swallow The Sun, Aramaic, Bilocate
Location: The Music Room – Dubai, UAE
Date: 12th of February 2016 – 6:00 pm
Tickets: 125 AED

Doom may be upon you as these bands play The Music Room in Dubai.

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5 INSOMNIUM Songs You Have To Know!

With Insomnium’s Show in Dubai around the corner, we decided to put a list of the 5 must-listen-to Insomnium songs, for the people who are still having any doubts about attending the concert: Continue reading

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