"Shunq (To The Despaired… King Of Darkness)", the new video from the Dubai-based death/thrash metal band NERVECELL, can be seen below. The song features Karl Sanders of NILE on guest vocals. The clip was directed by Shane De Almeida and edited by Ahmad Al Sharif in the city of Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.
"Shunq (To The Despaired… King Of Darkness)" comes off NERVECELL's latest album, "Psychogenocide", which was released March 31, 2011 in the Middle East via Spellbind Records; April 29, 2011 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland; and on May 2, 2011 in the rest of Europe through Lifeforce Records.
Commented NERVECELL: "This particular song is special to the band as it will mark the first extreme metal track ever to include both Arabic lyrics mixed in with English lyrics, and who better else to have come on board and collaborate on this theme with us than the legendary Karl Sanders!
"The word 'Shunq' in Arabic has two meanings: to choke or to be hung by the neck. The song consists mainly of ideas and knowledge gathered from sources that speak about Lucifer and the demons that serve him. The song 'Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)' speaks about the battle of us humans and these demons in reality, in the end Satan himself brought forth to justice."
The "Psychogenocide" cover artwork was designed by Björn Goosses of Killustrations (ABORTED, SEVERE TORTURE, ZYKLON) and is a concept which NERVECELL has been working on for quite a while. The band is said to be "extremely proud of how it has turned out" as it "perfectly matches the aggression and musical direction of the new album."