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

Omar Khairat – Fatima (1999)

November 29, 2011

Perhaps when we think of Egypt in modern times, we think of the recent bloody revolution which saw a much hated president get ousted by the people. Though we don’t live in a perfect world, we often like to remain

September 20th – October 2nd Recommendations

October 3, 2011

I really want to explore some more classical pieces so I decided to add quite a bit here in the now bi-weekly recommendations post. Aside from that, no real theme to this week’s post. As usually, enjoy the listen and

Khaled Sallam: Spiritual Bass

August 18, 2011

Few bass players seem to have the ambition to form a band centered around their sound nevermind seeking to redefine their music into something deeply introspective. I stumbled across Khaled Sallam of via featured on since he’s based in Cairo,

Nader Sadek: The Death Metal Artist

August 8, 2011

The path of an artist can lead to many different roads, but for some it seems like the path was chosen since the moment we decided to pick up a pencil. is one of those who have managed to marry

Alfi Hayati: Egypt’s Godfather

July 13, 2011

It’s a pleasure for me to introduce Alfi Hayati, one of the pioneers of the early Egyptian metal scene in Alexandria. He is most known for being a part of the oriental black metal band known as , who have

The Odious Wraith

April 25, 2011

Coming from Alexandria in Egypt, we have an interesting band called Odious.  The band was founded in 1998 originally as doom metal with oriental and black metal influences.  After completing their line-up, they put out a demo in 2000 which