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MELECHESH: Special Guests (Max Cavalera, Rob Caggiano, Sakis Tolis) Comment on Collaboration


Pioneers of Sumerian thrashing black metal, MELECHESH, recently revealed the names of the guest musicians that have contributed to the band’s upcoming album, Enki. The follow-up to 2010’s masterpiece The Epigenesis marks the band’s sixth full-length album and will feature iconic guests Max Cavalera (SOULFLYCAVALERA CONSPIRACYKILLER BE KILLED), Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST) and Rob Caggiano (VOLBEAT, ex-ANTHRAX).

Commented singer, songwriter and mainman Ashmedi: “I am flattered and honored to have  esteemed guests appear  on this multifaceted  album. Enki solicited different approaches and new experiences. Max is a lion – I love his voice and the tribal and historic parallels of our lives are uncanny, he did an amazing job on ‘Lost Tribes’. Sakis is an old friend and we toured together in the past. His voice added another dimension of mysticism on our ‘Enki – Divine Nature Awoken‘. Rob and I always wanted to collaborate and he is an agile and excellent guitar player so the lead he did on ‘The Palm, the Eye and Lapis Lazuli’ was perfect , it rocks and serves the track well. They all did an outstanding job and went above and beyond to make it happen despite their busy schedules. MELECHESH is more than a band – it is a society!”

Added Caggiano: “I’ve been a fan of MELECHESH for a while now and it was an honor for me to play a solo on their new album! These guys sound like nothing else out there!”

Extreme metal connoisseur Max Cavalera explains: “I was very honored that MELECHESH asked me to sing on their new album! I’m a big fan and I think The Epigenesis is one of the greatest extreme metal records ever done! I love the fact that they come from a different part of the world like me. So our worlds finally collide! Long live MELECHESH!”

Tells ROTTING CHRIST mainman Sakis Tolis: “When I was told that our brother band MELECHESH would record their upcoming album in my hometown, I immediately picked up the phone and called Ashmedi to participate somehow. Ashmedi responded positively so I was ready to raise some serious hell… It is very interesting since we are sharing the same Mediteranean mentality as individuals. I believe this new album is one of the most unique and atmospheric metal albums I have heard the last years. Ashmedi took me to their majestic oriental path and showed me the way to the new Babylon. I am definitely proud working with the Kings of Fire and I really recommend to  check new MELECHESH album – it is really good!”

Enki was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTALLEGION OF THE DAMNEDOVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took care of the mix and mastering in his renowned Black Lounge Studios in Sweden. Drums were recorded at Devasoundz Studio with Fotis Benardo (ex-SEPTICFLESH, ex-NIGHTRAGE)

Enki is scheduled for release on February 27 (EU), March 2 (UK) and March 10 (US). Pre-ordered the album in various formats (Digipack, various vinyl colors), including a special t-shirt bundle, via this link: http://smarturl.it/MELECHESH-Enki-NB


Enki track list:

  1. Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged
  2. The Pendulum Speaks
  3. Lost Tribes (featuring Max Cavalera)
  4. Multiple Truths
  5. Enki – Divine Nature Awoken (featuring Sakis Tolis)
  6. Metatron And Man
  7. The Palm The Eye And Lapis Lazuli (featuring Rob Caggiano)
  8. Doorways To Irkala
  9. The Outsiders

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/).

For more information visit: www.melechesh.com I www.facebook.com/melechesh I www.nuclearblast.de/melechesh

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