Scorpios – Crimson Moon
After four excessive years being part of the circle of the kings of Sumerian thrashing metal, MELECHESH, Scorpios has decided to quit the coven in order to focus on his project CRIMSON MOON.
CRIMSON MOON was created back in 1994 and has released multiple records, deeply rooted in mythology, necromancy, vampirism, magick and sorcery. The next full-length record, entitled “Oneironaut”, is already in its final production phase and shall see the light within the year MMXVI through the Australian based extreme metal label Dark Adversary Productions.
A full line up is currently rehearsing in order to perform live for the first time since 1997 – for the first time performing outside of North America.
The long creation process of four years will finally find a conclusion in what shall be known as “Oneironaut” which includes guest appearances from Acherontas members Acherontas V.Priest and Heirophant as well as Ixithra from Demoncy. A first impression of “Oneironaut” entitled “Urilian Worm” can be heard below.
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After two different European Tours in 2015, Italian death metallers EMBRYO continue the promotion of their last self-titled album, released on February 10th, 2015 via logic(il)logic Records, through another European tour: the band will share the stage with NILE and MELECHESH during the gigs in Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Holland, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia and Slovakia. The dates are:
26.03.2016 SWE Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
27.03.2016 SWE Stockholm Debaser
29.03.2016 FIN Tampere Klub
30.03.2016 FIN Helsinki Nosturi
31.03.2016 LV Riga Melnā Piektdiena
01.04.2016 POL Warszawa Progresja
02.04.2016 POL Gdańsk B90
03.04.2016 GER Berlin K17
04.04.2016 GER Osnabruck Bastard
05.04.2016 HOL Arnhem Luxor Live
06.04.2016 HOL Haarlem Patronaat
07.04.2016 UK Bristol Bierkeller
08.04.2016 UK London The Dome
09.04.2016 BEL Hasselt Muziekodroom
10.04.2016 HOL Rotterdam Baroeg
12.04.2016 CH Pratteln Konzertfabrik Z7
13.04.2016 ITA Erba(CO) Centrale Rock Pub
14.04.2016 ITA Bologna Zona Roveri
15.04.2016 SLO Nova Gorica Mostovna
16.04.16 SK Bratislava Randal
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US-based death metal Egyptologists NILE recently completed a successful US tour and, almost immediately, follow it with a return to Europe with their labelmates in MELECHESH. Italian death metallers EMBRYO complete the bill for the “What Should Not Be Unearthed Part II” Tour 2016.
NILE are promoting their latest album, the blistering “What Should Not Be Unearthed” (released August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast), while MELECHESH‘s current release is the critically-acclaimed “Enki” (released February 27th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast).
“What Should Not Be Unearthed Part II” Tour 2016
w/ MELECHESH, EMBRYO + supports
25.03. N Oslo – Inferno Festival*
26.03. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
27.03. S Stockholm – Debaser Strand
29.03. FIN Tampere – Klubi
30.03. FIN Helsinki – Nosturi
31.03. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena
01.04. PL Warszawa – Progresja
02.04. PL Gdansk – B90
03.04. D Berlin – K17
04.04. D Osnabrück – Bastard
05.04. NL Arnheim – Luxor Live
06.04. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
07.04. UK Bristol – Bierkeller
08.04. UK London – The Dome
09.04. B Hasselt – Muziekodroom
10.04. NL Rotterdam – Baroeg
12.04. CH Pratteln – Z7
13.04. I Erba – Centrale
14.04. I Bologna – Zona Roveri
15.04. SLO Nova Gorica – Mostovna
16.04. SK Bratislava – Randal
Ashmedi, frontman for Sumerian black/thrash pioneers MELECHESH, has recently been arrested for assault in his hometown, Jerusalem.
As rumours have spread over the past two weeks, the band have decided to speak out on the situation.
“While on vacation in Jerusalem, I was arrested for beating up somebody in a bar fight. After 3 days in jail and a 3000 dollar bail plus 18000 dollar contingent guarantee I was placed under house arrest for the last 7 weeks and will remain under house arrest until the court sets a date for a trial. Then the judge will decide what will happen next.
I was having a nice night out at a friend’s bar. After several verbal provocations and then verbal death threats to me I acted in what to me seemed self defense and finished it. Normally, people know me, I often stop fights and buy people drinks to calm them down – this time shit hit the fan….
Well, it was a stupid bar fight, which is not my style really, yet things got out of hand and the vacation turned into a nightmare, 3 days jail and now I am still under house arrest for the last 7 weeks till a yet unknown court date, the fortunate news however is that I will be given permission to do the MELECHESH concert in Jerusalem, so I can go out for a few hours to rehearse with my guys and the next day naturally perform with MELECHESH.”
Ashmedi has been granted permission to rehearse with the rest of the band who are flying to Israel for tomorrow’s concert in Jerusalem which will mark MELECHESH‘s first show there since the summer 1998.
MELECHESH are currently supporting their latest album, “Enki”, which was released in early 2015.
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Massive Music has announced the summer festivals of its roster bands VADER, MARDUK, MELECHESH and IMMOLATION, check them out in the poster below.
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Enki, the new album from the pioneers of Sumerian thrashing black metal MELECHESH was released last Tuesday via Nuclear Blast Records. Enki entered The Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #26! Enki is the band’s sixth full-length album and features iconic guests including Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Killer Be Killed), Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST) and Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax).
The album, which is the follow up to 2010’s masterpiece, The Epigenesis can be purchased from the Nuclear Blast Web Store: http://smarturl.it/MELECHESH-Enki-NB.
A trailer for the album can be viewed at:
Enki was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took care of the mixing and mastering in his renowned Black Lounge Studios in Sweden. Drums were recorded at Devasoundz Studio with Fotis Benardo (ex-SEPTICFLESH, ex-NIGHTRAGE)
Visit MELECHESH online at http://www.melechesh.com