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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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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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Nervecell To Open For Metallica

Nervecell has issued the following announcement about opening for Metallica in the United Arab Emirates:

"We are extremely proud to announce that Nervecell will be opening for Metallica at their exclusive show taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 25th, 2011 organized by Flash Entertainment.

"This is an historical event for heavy metal Fans all across the Middle East and for Nervecell to be a part of this is truly a dream come true and an absolute honor for us! We are thrilled beyond belief and cannot wait to share the stage with the biggest band in metal music ever...Metallica! A band whom we all grew up listening to at a very young age. Metallica not only influenced us musically, but most importantly gave us the courage to pick up a musical instrument and become the metal musicians we are today.

"Nervecell's last performance in Abu Dhabi dates back to the year 2004 and what better way than to come back to perform in the capital of the UAE again alongside Metallica!"

The band will also be headlining an upcoming Halloween show in Dubai, with full details available here.

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Nervecell To Headline Halloween Dubai Show

Nervecell has checked in with the following update about headlining a Halloween show in Dubai: "Nervecell will be headlining Metal Asylum's Hellish Halloween in Dubai on October 28th, 2011 at Cheers Bar. The show is 21+. Tickets will be sold at the venue. See you all there!"

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Nervecell Answers More Fan Questions

Nervecell has uploaded part two of a video series from the road covering the 2011 European festivals at Brutal Assault (Czech Republic), Rock im Betwonwerk (Germany), and Summer Breeze (Germany). The band also answered more fan submitted questions in the video, which can be viewed below. Head over here to check out the first part of the series.

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Nervecell Answers Fan Questions

Nervecell has posted the first in a series of video clips online answering fan submitted questions and showcasing the band's recent festival appearances. This clip, which shows the Brutal Assault fest, Rock im Betonwerk, and and Summer Breeze, can be viewed below.

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Nervecell Seeking Fan Questions

Nervecell has issued the following announcement about seeking fan questions to answer in upcoming videos:

"We decided to stay in touch with you all while we are on the road on our upcoming European Festival Tour (August 10-21, 2011), so we want to hear from YOU, our LOYAL FANS! All your questions that you'd like to throw at us! We will answer all fan submitted questions on video and post it on our YouTube channel while on tour!

"How it works? Send us your question via our Twitter or Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter (@nervecellband) and simply ask your question and add #AskNervecellBand in the tweet. Go to our Facebook profile, find the topic 'ASK NERVECELL QUESTIONS' and post the question inside the topic.

"The band will then answer your questions on video and we will post them online to our Youtube channel. (with the association of Have You Scene That)."

Nervecell also has the following upcoming festival appearances:


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Nervecell Posts New "Psychogenocide" Studio Clip

Nervecell has posted a second video clip online from the band's time recording the "Psychogenocide" album. You can check out the new video clip below, or find the previously uploaded first clip by heading over here.

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Nervecell Announces Festival Appearances

Nervecell has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming summer festival appearances:

"Nervecell is confirmed to perform at Brutal Assault Festiavl 2011 taking place 11-13 August 2011 in Czech Republic alongside Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy, Sepultura, Motorhead, Exodus and many more! For details visit here.

"Nervecell will also appear at this year's Summer Breeze Festival 2011 (Germany, Dinkelsbühl 18-20.08.2011) & Rock Im Betonwerk Festival 2011 (Germany, Gewerbeallee 12.08.2011).

"More dates will be announced soon so stay tuned!"

You can also watch studio footage from the band's time recording the new album "Psychogenocide" by heading over to this location.

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Nervecell Posts "Psychogenocide" Studio Video

Nervecell, which recently announced an appearance at the upcoming Summer Breeze festival, has now posted the first studio video clip online from the band's time recording "Psychogenocide." You can check out the clip below.

"Psychogenocide" was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mixing and mastering were handled by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland. The album also features a guest appearance by Karl Sanders doing vocals on the song "Shunq (To The Despaired…King of Darkness)." The "Psychogenocide" track list is as follows:

01. Anemic Assurgency (02:04)
02. Upon An Epidemic Scheme (04:56)
03. All Eyes On Them (05:14)
04. Amok Doctrine (05:25)
05. Psychogenocide (04:32)
06. Imprint (03:16)
07. Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness) (05:29)
08. The Taste Of Betrayal (03:39)
09. Driven By Nescience (04:35)
10. Nation's Plague (05:41)

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Nervecell Comments On Asian Tour Dates

Nervecell has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming Asian tour dates:

"We will be kicking off our Asia Tour this weekend making our first ever appearance in the Philippines at Pulp Summer Slam Festival 2011 sharing the stage with none other then Anthrax along with Death Angel, Hellyeah and many more at the Armoronto Stadium in Quezon City, Manila on April 30th 2011. We will also be making our return to Indian soil as we will be co-headlining Deccan Rock Festival 2011 in Hyderabad, India along with the mighty Decapitated who will be headlining the 2nd day of the event on May 7th 2011.

"Other shows on this tour will include 2 headlining shows with the first one being in Cebu City, Philippines on May 1st 2011 followed by a headlining show in Colombo, Sri Lanka entitled 'Psycho Martydom' scheduled to take place on May 6th 2011!"

The dates are as follows:

30.04.2011 Philippines, Manila @ Pulp Summer Slam Festival 2011 w/ Anthrax, Death Angel
01.05.2011 Philippines, Cebu @ Nuvo
06.05.2011 Sri Lanka, Colombo @ The Auditorium (British School)
07.05.2011 India, Hyderabad @ Deccan Rock Festival 2011 w/ Decapitated & more

Nervecell's new album "Psychogenocide" is due for release on April 29th in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and on May 2nd for the rest of Europe through Lifeforce Records.

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Nervecell To Play Summer Breeze

Nervecell has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air:

"We can finally confirm that we'll be making our way to Europe this summer to play a few festivals in the month of August 2011. So without any further delay we now announce our first 2011 European Festival appearance at the renowned Summer Breeze Open Air 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany which takes place from the 18th to 20th August. This will mark Nervecell's first ever appearance at Summer Breeze Open Air and we look forward to playing alongside all the other kick ass metal acts confirmed on the bill such as Bolt Thrower, Vader, Decapitated, Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and many many more...PROST!"


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