Sumerian thrashing black metallers MELECHESH recently filmed a video for the song "Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin" in Istanbul, Turkey with Canadian director Rouzbeh Heydari. Director of cinematography and producer are Emin Murat Kiliç and Tumay Irgas, respectively.
The second clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin" can be viewed below.
"Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin" comes off MELECHESH's latest album, "The Epigenesis", which was recorded in the newly built Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey and was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper.
MELECHESH mainman Ashmedi previously stated about "The Epigenesis", "There are several moods on the album, from very aggressive raw songs with minimal riffs to ritualistic near eastern metal opuses, one of which is a 12-minute song that combines Mid-Eastern music, psychedelic rock and metal. . .. Lyrically, the album deals with several themes within the spheres of MELECHESH, such as Sumerian/Mesopotamian/Anunnakian themes, as well as other occult near-eastern and cosmological philosophies and ideas. Nevertheless, the lyrics do have dual meanings that are to some extent subliminal and can relate to one's own life journey, but that's for the individual to figure out. As for traditional instruments, we subtly included several instruments such as Baglama Saz, Tanbour, Persian Santur, Ney, Indian Sitar, Azeri Tar, Bindir… I say subtly because we definitely wanted the album to be metal…. Sumerian thrashing black metal."
The "The Epigenesis" cover art was created by the U.K.-based renowned occult artist John Coulthart, who had already collaborated with MELECHESH in the past.
As previously reported, MELECHESH guitarist Moloch will be forced to sit out the first few dates of the band's European tour with NILE, DEW-SCENTED, ZONARIA and DARKRISE due to circumstances beyond the group's control. Greg den Hartog will fill in until Moloch is able to rejoin the band on the road. Moloch said, "I have been closely working with Greg in anticipation of this; he is ready and will do a great job."
MELECHESH's European tour with NILE, DEW-SCENTED, ZONARIA and DARKRISE kicked off on January 20 in Katowice, Poland.