Monosoul – Astral is not the Word

July 21, 2014

is a 2 piece post-prog rock band hailing from Damascus, Syria that started off in September 2012 by the hands of Anas Hajjar and Obay Sha’arani. Monosoul released their debut EP entitled “Astral is Not the Word” in May, 2013;

Spiritual Void – “I”

July 9, 2014

2012 was the year started their journey in the Rio de Janiero music scene. Breaking out of the folk music that Rio is known for, Spiritual Void decided to play metal, thus leading to the release of their debut full-length

Netherion: At the Verge of Success

February 12, 2014

The Syrian death metal band “” has been on a streak of gaining attention from all over the world ever since the release of their debut full-length “Sphere of Terror” from many international metal enthusiastic websites and magazines. They have

On Syrian Metal: Times Of War

February 1, 2014

I’m a Syrian citizen, seventeen years of age, born and raised in Damascus, Syria. I am a free-thinker who believes in the human mind, secularism, and liberty on all aspects of life; whether religious beliefs, political affiliations, sexual orientations, musical

On Syrian Metal: A Tribute To Fadi Massamiri

September 24, 2012

In Syria, as we know, the metal movement was raw, primal, and repetitive. Then something happened between the years of 2010 and 2012. A new chapter was being written on the history of Syrian metal — a phenomena I’d like

Hate Field: Split Views From The East

May 17, 2012

Syria’s View By Sam , with their amazing release of “Scary Fairy Tale,” definitely kicked it off. The album is generally well-mixed and the concept is extremely appealing, the thought of mixing industrial metal and Middle Eastern folk tunes is

Mourning Lenore – Loosely Bounded Infinities

March 28, 2012

The Portuguese melodic-death/doom metal band, , released their first debut album in 2010 under the name “Loosely Bounded Infinities.” As much as the name of this release is obscure, it’s just as genuine and extremely atmospheric. The spirit of melancholy

Interviewing Eulen

January 25, 2012

Eulen is one of the most successful post-black/doom bands in the middle-east and Syria. I was honored that they agreed to elaborate on some of their views and journeys along the way in producing music and supporting their fellow metal-head

Eulen – Mother Tree

January 4, 2012

The Syrian post-doom/ambient black metal band has released its first full-length album in 2011, offering a great sense of depression and strength at the same time, where you could sense the emotions represented in the lyrics, harmonized with the whole