MELECHESH Reveal Cover Art and Further Album Details
Pioneers of Sumerian thrashing black metal, MELECHESH, have revealed the cover art for their upcoming sixth studio album Enki!
Commented mainman Ashmedi: “For the artwork we collaborated again with John Coulthart, who has done our previous two album covers. The art reflects the dynamics of the album and the world of MELECHESH: order and chaos. It amalgamates several spiritual, cultural and mythological concepts from the Near/Middle East and our lyrical aspects. Again it was based in the golden ratio which for the purpose of this album seemed suitable. The pillars featured here are a continuation from the previous album and lead to a path of knowledge. John always manages to capture the essence of MELECHESH.”
On February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK) and 10th (US) 2015 MELECHESH will release Enki, the follow-up to their 2010 masterpiece The Epigenesis. The album was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST), while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took care of the mix and mastering in his renowned Black Lounge Studios in Sweden. Enki also features several esteemed guests such as vocalists Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, KILLER BE KILLED, ex-SEPULTURA) and Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST), as well as guest lead by Rob Caggiano (VOLBEAT, ex-ANTHRAX).
With this deep and personal album, filled with metaphor and spiritual/philosophical references, MELECHESH are yet again ready to spread their sonic magic and enlightened revelations to the cosmos! Pre-order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/MELECHESH-Enki-NB
On Enki the band opted to feature 12-string electric guitars along with 6 strings, for a heavier and subtly richer harmonic sound. The band also tuned their instruments to the 432 Hz frequency rather than the standardized 440 Hz one, for a deeper sonic experience within the human psyche and in accordance to vibrations of the universe (http://attunedvibrations.com/432hz/).
Enki track list:
- Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged
- The Pendulum Speaks
- Lost Tribes
- Multiple Truths
- Enki – Divine Nature Awoken
- Metatron And Man
- The Palm The Eye And Lapis Lazuli
- Doorways To Irkala
- The Outsiders
Check out the video clip for the song “Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin” from their most recent masterpiece The Epigenesis. The video was shot at the cisterns in Istanbul, Turkey in late 2010 by Canadian director Rouzbeh Heydari and produced by Tumay Irgas. Check out the clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5D0A-YHxg
The Epigenesis, was recorded at Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. In an unprecedented move in metal, the band chose to record the album entirely in Istanbul in an attempt to capture the inspiring surroundings. Babajim Studios is run by some of the most elite sound engineers in Turkey.