Masters of Sumerian black metal, MELECHESH, are proud to release the fully instrumental version of their acclaimed 2010 album, The Epigenesis. The album was among the first productions of Istanbul’s then newly built flagship recording studio Babajim. It features a variety of traditional instruments, such as yayli tanbur, Azeri tar, baglama saz, Indian sitar and Persian santur, as well as 12-string guitars, evoking the spirit of Istanbul, a city that has always been a melting pot of different cultures. Right on time for the album’s twelfth anniversary, MELECHESH invite you to revisit The Epigenesis and dive back into its immersive and eclectic compositions that can easily hold their ground even without the vocal tracks present. As of today, The Epigenesis: The Instrumentals is available for your listening pleasure on all digital streaming platforms worldwide.
MELECHESH founder Ashmedicommented: “A gem from the vaults of Nuclear Blast. When we did The Epigenesis, we made a version without any vocals and adjusted the mix and mastering accordingly. The result turned out to be phenomenal. With this version, there are a lot of hidden melodies and nuances. The listeners can immerse themselves in the music and make it their own journey. The great part is having all of you Nomads out there doing vocal covers to whatever song you like. It will have your own personal touch. I wont be there to back you in the track, it is your own gig! Immerse yourselves, bang your heads, and journey to the depth of your microcosms with The Epigenesis: Instrumentals”
Diabolic death/black metal commando BELPHEGOR have announced a headline tour through European territory once again, with direct support from MELECHESH and guests. This run includes fourteen rituals in eight countries, kicking off at ingenious WITH FULL FORCE festival [only BELPHEGOR], in Gräfenhainichen on June 14th.
Witness the band’s live offerings on one of the following dates:
New York death metal giants IMMOLATION recently presented their current opus titled “Atonement” (February 24th via Nuclear Blast) on their co-headline tour with label mates VADER in April. But now the band along with bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan will come across the pond to crush European stages once again – this time as headliner! Support will come from their Sumerian black/thrash label mates in MELECHESH and Poland’s AZARATH. This touring package is not to be missed!
You can catch this death squad in one of the following cities:
»Atonement Europe Tour 2017«
w/ MELECHESH, AZARATH
07.09. D Munich – Backstage
08.09. CH Hüttikon – Meh Suff! Metal Festival
09.09. F Paris – Fall of Summer Festival
10.09. B Roeselare – De Verlichte Geest
11.09. D Oberhausen – Helvete
15.09. I Brescia – Corcolo Colony
16.09. I San Dona di Piave – Revolver Club
17.09. SRB Belgrade – Dom Omladine
18.09. RO Bucharest – Fabrica
19.09. RO Cluj-Napoca – Flying Circus
20.09. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
21.09. SK Bratislava – Randal Club
22.09. CZ Prague – Nová Chmelnice
23.09. SK Kosice – Collosseum
24.09. CZ Ostrava – Barrak
26.09. PL Krakow – ZetPeTe
27.09. PL Wroclaw – Pralnia
28.09. PL Gdynia – Ucho
29.09. PL Warsaw – Proxima
30.09. S Hultsfred – Mörkaste Småland* *IMMOLATION only
Iconic Sumerian black thrash demigods MELECHESH have announce hit European stages again next month. See dates and tour poster below.
On this tour with friends in GORGOROTH, the band will be supporting their most recent collection of sonic magick, “Enki”, which was released in 2015 via Nuclear Blast and received raving reviews from all over the globe. The record features guest appearances by legendary metal musicians Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Rob Caggiano (VOLBEAT, ex-ANTHRAX) and Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST).
Commented band founder, singer, guitarist and main songwriter Ashmedi: “We are so looking forward to hitting the road again with our brothers in GORGOROTH! Nothing beats the energy of playing live, sharing our sound with the crowds is a cathartic experience! Expect nothing but sonic magick! See you out there, lost tribes!”
06.03. UK London – The Dome
07.03. B Kortrijk – De Kreun
08.03. NL Utrecht – De Helling
09.03. NL Leiden – Gebr. De Nobel
10.03. NL Drachten – Poppodium Iduna
11.03. D Essen – Turock
12.03. D Erfurt – From Hell
13.03. D Kassel – K19
14.03. D Freiburg – Crash
15.03. I Erba – Centrale
16.03. D Munich – Backstage
17.03. I San Donà Di Piave – Revolver
18.03. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
19.03. CZ Prague – Nova Chmelnice
20.03. PL Wroclaw – Zaklete Rewiry
21.03. PL Poznan – U Bazyla
22.03. PL Warszawa – Proxima
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.
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