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DARKESTRAH / AL-NAMROOD – Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia EP

DARKESTRAH - AL-NAMROOD - splt

Shaytan Productions presents a very interesting split EP, entitled “Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia” by two unique Asian bands. Darkestrah originating from Kyrgyzstan (now they reside in Germany) and Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia. Both bands combine their native traditional music with black metal, each one with a very different and distinctive way. Darkestrah’s music has a more epic pagan atmospheric approach, while Al-Namrood have a more oriental folk sound. The EP lasts for only 22 minutes, including Read more…

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AL-NAMROOD – Diaji Al Joor

AL-NAMROOD - Diaji Al Joor

Middle Eastern occult black metal band Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia will soon release its new album, entitled “Diaji Al Joor“. It is the fifth full-length work for the band and it will be out on December 2015. Like all their previous works, it will be released via Shaytan Productions, the Canadian label where the band has found its shelter. Al-Namrood were formed in 2008 by Mephisto and Ostron, their main members since then, who have been changing singers Read more…

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AL-NAMROOD – Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq

AL-NAMROOD - Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq

Saudi Arabian folk black metallers Al-Namrood are back with their 4th full-length album “Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq“, 2 years after their previous work “Kitab Al Awthan“. The band was formed in the beginning of 2008 and has been very active since then, releasing 3 full-length albums and 2 EPs up to 2013, all by the Canadian label Shaytan Productions. Al-Namrood’s new album is released in the dawn of 2014, once again by Shaytan, while this is Read more…

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AL-NAMROOD – Kitab Al Awthan

Al-Namrood - Kitab Al Awthan

Arabian black metallers Al-Namrood return with their third full length album “Kitab Al Awthan”, continuing where their previous works ended. The band was formed in 2008 in Saudi Arabia and still resides there; not the most common place for metal bands. Since their beginning they signed to the Canadian label Shaytan Productions, who has released both their previous albums, as well as their debut EP “Atba’a Al-Namrood” in 2008. The band plays oriental folk black metal, Read more…

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AL-NAMROOD – Estorat Taghoot

AL-NAMROOD – Estorat Taghoot

The second full-length album from this Arabian oriental black metal band is out, just one year after their debut “Astfhl AlTha’r”. The band was formed only in 2008, but they are very active with four releases so far (including a mini cd and a split). There are some line-up changes in Al-Namrood, since they got a permanent drummer, but their vocalist left. So they are a trio again and they used Mardus as a guest vocalist.

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AL-NAMROOD – Astfhl AlTha’r

ALNAMROOD - Astfhl AlTha'r

Listening for many years now to folk black metal, I am always looking for bands from “unusual” places that would mix their own culture’s music with black metal. Saudi Arabia though, would be one of the least expected places to listen to this genre, since there are very few metal bands at all there. Al-Namrood play Arabian folk black metal and they are around from 2008. The same year they released their 4 song EP “Atba’a AlNamrood” and a 3-way Read more…

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