Sumerian Thrashing Black Metallers MELECHESH are set to release their new album “Enki” on February 6th in Europe, February 9th in the UK, and February 10th in North America, via Nuclear Blast Records. Nearly all of the music and lyrics was again written and produced by MELECHESH mainman Ashmedi.
“Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged”
“The Pendulum Speaks”
“Enki – Divine Nature Awoken”
“Metatron And Man”
“The Palm The Eye And Lapis Lazuli”
“Doorways To Irkala”
Melechesh spent one month in their rehearsal room in Hinzweiler (Germany) rehearsing the material before entering the recording studio in Athens, Greece. The band wanted a Mediterranean place to capture the essence of the band’s origins.
Enki features 12 string electric guitars aside from the 6-string played on the entire album, for a heavier and subtly richer harmonic sound. The band also tuned their instruments to the pitch perfect 432 Hz frequency rather than the standardized 440 Hz one for a deeper sonic experience within the human psyche and in accordance to vibrations of the universe.
Enki also features esteemed friends of the Melechesh society, guest vocalists Max Cavalera and Sakis Tolis as well as guest lead by Rob Caggiano.
With so many nationalities in the band, MELECHESH have become more comfortable at being labelled as an act from planet earth or just Jerusalem without adhering to any man-made virtual borders. To the band, this is metaphorical rebellion.
With this deep and personal album filled with metaphor, spiritual, and philosophical references, and further development of their own Mesopotamian Metal, Melechesh are yet again ready to spread their sonic magic, enlightened revelations and art to the cosmos.