On March 29, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with Ashmedi of Sumerian thrashing black metallers MELECHESH. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
"Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin", the new video from MELECHESH, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Istanbul, Turkey with Canadian director Rouzbeh Heydari.
"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.
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.
MELECHESH recently took part in a European tour with NILE, DEW-SCENTED, ZONARIA and DARKRISE.
"Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin" video: