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Formed: 1999
From: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nervecell News

Below is our complete Nervecell news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Nervecell Posts "Amok Doctrine" Video

Among Dubai's most extreme bands to emerge from the territory, death/thrash legion Nervecell is readying for the re-release of the "Psychogenocide" full-length, set to drop via Unique Leader Records next week.

Produced / engineered by guitarist Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios in Poland, "Psychogenocide" boasts Psycroptic's David Haley on session drums as well a guest vocal appearance from Nile's Karl Sanders on "Shunq (To The Despaired...King Of Darkness)."

As a precursor to its release, now just days away, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth the visual depiction of fourth cut, "Amok Doctrine." Check it out below. "Psychogenocide" will be re-issued worldwide on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records. More...

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Nervecell Posts Track-By-Track Break Down

With the re-release of the "Psychogenocide" full-length now just three weeks away, today Dubai-based death/thrash collective Nevercell unleashes a track-by-track video commentary via Revolver Magazine.

Centered around manipulation and the deception of the human race for an agenda of a higher purpose, the album was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, UAE with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Hobart, Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland.

The album includes Psycroptic's David Haley providing session drums as well a guest vocal appearance from Nile's Karl Sanders on the song "Shunq (To The Despaired...King Of Darkness)." More...

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Nervecell Re-Releasing "Psychogenocide"

Dubai-based death/thrash band Nervecell - recently signed to Unique Leader Records - will reissue the "Psychogenocide" full-length next year on January 27th.

Initially released via Lifeforce Records in 2011, "Psychogenocide" was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Australia.

The album was then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland and features a guest vocal appearance by Nile's Karl Sanders on the song "Shunq (To The Despaired...King Of Darkness)"

Adds the band in a collective statement, "Psychogenocide is an album about manipulation and the deception of the human race for an agenda of a higher purpose. A modern approach to the old-school death/thrash metal sound, that is both technical yet melodic and full of the Nervecell signature Middle Eastern twist."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Anemic Assurgency
2. Upon An Epidemic Scheme
3. All Eyes On Them
4. Amok Doctrine
5. Psychogenocide
6. Imprint
7. Shunq (To The Despaired...King Of Darkness)
8. The Taste of Betrayal
9. Driven By Nescience
10. Nation's Plague

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Nervecell Signs With Unique Leader

The Dubai-based death/thrash assault Nervecell is pleased to announce a new union with Unique Leader Records. The label comments:

"Spawned in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai, UAE, and having toured alongside legendary metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, Nervecell are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of metal.

Nervecell also had this to say: "We are very excited to announce that we have signed with Unique Leader for a worldwide multi-album deal. As a Middle East-based extreme metal band, we have constantly strived to take our music to all ends of the world and as a record label specializing in extreme metal, we couldn't be more pleased to begin this new relationship. The new record is currently being worked on and we can't wait to bring the chaos live to a stage near you soon!"

Further Nervecell developments will be unveiled in the coming weeks. More...

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Nervecell Announces European Shows

Dubai’s extreme metal heavy weights Nervecell will be returning back to Europe to play a few select shows. These will be the only European summer dates the band will be performing for 2013, so be sure to come out and catch the show if you live near or in these cities.

25.07 Germany, Chemnitz @ Rock im Betonwerk Open Air Festival
26.07 Austria, Vienna @ Escape
27.07 Germany, Passau @ Zeughaus
28.07 Hungary, Budapest @ Rocktogon
29.07 Hungary, Szeged @ Club Noir More...

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Nervecell Posts Tour Footage

Dubai-based death/thrash metallers Nervecell have released a new video road report, available below. This clip features backstage and live footage from the band's most recent tours in Asia covering headlining shows and festival appearances in Philippines, India, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and more.

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Nervecell Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Dubai-based extreme metallers Nervecell have posted a video clip online demonstrating the guitar play-through of "Upon An Epidemic Scheme," taken from the latest album "Psychogenocide." Check out the video clip below.

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Nervecell Comments On Canceled Fly Music Fest

Dubai's Nervecell has checked in with the following statement about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance at the Fly Music Fest:

"It is with deep regret to announce that we will not be performing at the Fly Music Festival in Delhi, India next week, due to the organizers Percept Emc confirming to us today that the event has been called off!

"Needless to say, they have left us in a very unfortunate situation. We apologize to all our fans in India as this is completely out of our hands. We look forward to performing in India (as always) and surely WILL BE BACK soon!"

For more info on Nervecell's live activity, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Nervecell Posts Summer Breeze Footage

Dubai-based death/thrash metal act Nervecell has released a new live video for the song "Vicious Circle Of Bloodshed" taken from the Summer Breeze Open Air 2011 festival in Germany. Check out the footage below.

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Nervecell To Play Asian Shows With Decapitated

Nervecell has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming Asian shows alongside Decapitated:

"Nervecell is 3 weeks away from heading over to Asia next month supporting Decapitated! Having already toured in the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka last year, our return back to Asia this time around consists of shows in countries where Nervecell has never ever played at before, such as Nepal, Thailand and Singapore.

"We always been fortunate and lucky enough to get offered to play in such exotic countries in the past and this trip is certainly one we're all looking forward to getting underway!"

The dates are as follows:

08.09.2012 Nepal, Katmandu @ Nepfest 2012
11.09.2012 Thailand, Bangkok @ Barbies Pub
13.09.2012 Singapore, Singapore @ Zouk

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Nefarious Realm Readying 666 Song Compilation

Nefarious Realm Productions has been putting together a 666 song compilation by 666 bands titled "The Number of the Compilation," (in a nod to Iron Maiden). 171 bands are already confirmed from all different heavier genres and countries, a precursory list of which you may see over at the Nefarious Realm website. Already bands ranging from Ireland's Eternal Helcaraxe, Canada's Hak-Ed Damm and Nervecell from The United Arab Emirates are confirmed, with spots open for 495 more. The bands on the compilation will be both signed and unsigned ones.

Already acts from 22 countries are on it and the artists will be spanning death metal, thrash, black metal, grind, doom, crust, sludge, and other extreme genres. Nefarious Realm Productions will be releasing it as a free download in a 15 part series when the launch date is revealed - around the time 600 bands has been reached. Bands are encouraged to send in an old or a new song to be featured on the anthology, the details and stipulations of which can be learned over at Nefarious Realm's website.


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Nervecell Posts More Behind-The-Scenes Footage

Nervecell has released the final part of the band's behind the scenes "Opening For Metallica" videos. This one includes the band's walk out on stage to a roaring crowd, some live footage of "All Eyes On Them" off of the band's latest album "Psychogenocide," and Kevin Foley dancing to some techno. Check out the clip below.

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Nervecell Posts Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Nervecell has posted another clip online in a series of behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the band's performance with Metallica in Abu Dhabi on October 25th, 2011. You can check out this new video below, or find a previous entry in the series at this location.

In other Nervecell news, the band has now announced an upcoming Middle East tour starting at the end of the month, with details available here.

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Nervecell Announces Middle East Tour

Dubai's extreme metal heavyweights Nervecell will be kicking off their "Psychogenocide Middle East Tour 2012" this summer with exclusive shows scheduled to take place in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Lebanon.

Commented the band "Given the immense support and great response we've received from the release of 'Psychogenocide,' we felt this was the perfect time for us to get out there and play to the fans in each of these countries who have all significantly contributed in one way or another towards the albums success. A Middle East tour has always been something we've wanted to do over the years, so we're glad to finally be able to pull this off and cant wait to join forces again with our loyal fans from this region."

The currently revealed shows are as follows:

June 22, 2012 – Qatar, Doha @ Qube - Buy tickets!
June 28, 2012 – Bahrain, Manama @ Rocky's Cafe
June 29, 2012 – UAE, Dubai @ Ratsky 3

Part 2 of the tour is scheduled to include Egypt, Lebanon, and more this August/September, with further details to be announced down the line.

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Nervecell Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Nervecell has posted behind-the-scenes footage, filmed and edited by Adnan Mryhij, at the band's show with Metallica, which took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 25th, 2011 at Yas Arena infront of a 30,000 strong crowd.

Check out the video clip below. For more Nervecell, check out the band's previously posted music video for "Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)" at this location.

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Nervecell Releases New Music Video

Nervecell has now officially released a new video for "Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)" featuring Karl Sanders (Nile) on guest vocals. The song appears on Nervecell's latest album "Psycogenocide" released on Lifeforce Records (Europe) & Spellbind Records (Middle East). The video was shot in the city of Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, directed by Shane De Almeida and edited by Ahmad Al Sharif.

Commented the band: "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 speaks about the battle of us humans and these demons in reality, in the end Satan himself brought forth to justice." More...

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Nervecell Checks In With Tour Recap

Nervecell has checked in with the following update/recap after the band's recent European tour dates with Morbid Angel:

"Now that we've all arrived home safe we would like to thank all our fans & friends who came out and supported Nervecell during the last month on this European/UK Autumn 2011 Tour. We had a blast playing to you all every night and we look forward to returning to Europe again for more chaos in 2012!

"An extra special thanks goes out to our good friends in Benighted & Necrophobic. It was a pleasure and a killer experience sharing the stage / tour bus with you dudes and together supporting the Death Metal Legends themselves Morbid Angel night after night! We will be posting lots of cool photos from the tour so stay tuned!

"We received a great live review by METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE UK for our London show @ Islington Academy (8 out of 10). Read it here."

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Nervecell Posts Final "Psychogenocide" Webisode

Nervecell has posted the third and final studio webisode online from the band's time working on the "Psychogenocide" album, which can be viewed below.

Nervecell will also soon be headed out on a European tour alongside Morbid Angel. You can find full details on the run of shows at this location.

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Nervecell To Tour With Morbid Angel

Nervecell has issued the following announcement about an upcoming European tour with Morbid Angel:

"As promised after completing our European festival run earlier this year, we will be heading back to Europe and the UK in November/December 2011 supporting the extreme metal legends MORBID ANGEL! The tour starts November 19th in the UK and continues into Europe until December 18th (See complete dates below). Joining us on this tour our friends Benighted (France) and Necrophobic (Sweden).

"Morbid Angel is one of the first death metal bands that got us into this genre, and definitely influenced our style and sound in Nervecell. To get to tour along with them across Europe & UK is a complete honor! Nervecell recently opened for Metllica in the UAE (October 25th, 2011), to end our touring cycle for 2011 along side Morbid Angel is an absolute treat! We look forward wait to playing to our European and UK fans again!"

Dates are as follows:

19.11.11 - UK, Weymouth @ Pavilion
20.11.11 - UK, Wolverhampton @ The Slade Rooms
21.11.11 - UK, Sheffield @ Corporation
22.11.11 - UK, London @ 02 Academy Islington
24.11.11 - Germany, Hannover @ Musikzentrum
25.11.11 - Germany, Glauchau @ Alte Spinnerei
26.11.11 - Czech Republic, Zlin @ Winter Masters Of Rock Festival
27.11.11 - Hungary, Budapest @ Club 202
29.11.11 - Coratia, Zagreb @ Mocvara
30.11.11 - Italy, Treviso @ New Age Club
01.12.11 - Italy, Milan @ Magazzini Generali
02.12.11 - France, Marseille @ Cabaret Aléatoire
03.12.11 - Switzerland, Vevey @ Rocking Chair
04.12.11 - Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
06.12.11 - Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
07.12.11 - Poland, Krakow @ Kwadrat
08.12.11 - Poland, Warsaw @ Progresja
10.12.11 - Germany, Bamberg @ Geiselwind Christmas Metal Festival
11.12.11 - Switzerland, Pratteln @ Z7
12.12.11 - Germany, Munich @ Backstage
14.12.11 - Germany, Bochum @ Matrix
15.12.11 - Belgium, Antwerp @ Trix
16.12.11 - France, Paris @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge
17.12.11 - Holland, Eindhoven @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting Festival
18.12.11 - Germany, Saarbrucken @ Garage

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Nervecell Video Interview Available

EarBlend has posted a video interview with guitarist Rami H. Mustafa of Dubai-based death/thrash metal band Nervecell, in which Rami talks about creating music and the band's latest album "Psychogenocide." Check out the clip below. Nervecell will also be opening for Metallica in an upcoming October show, with full details available here.

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