"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2001
From: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nephelium News

Below is our complete Nephelium 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.

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Nephelium Cancels December Shows

Dubai/Canadian act Nephelium has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming December shows due to the band's drummer sustaining a hand injury:

"We are terribly sorry and regret to inform you that our December dates will have to be cancelled as out drummer Alan nearly ripped off his left pinky finger. Even though there is no break, the damage is pretty extensive and doctors said it will take at least a month to heal.

"Again, we cannot apologize enough and thank you for understanding. We will definitely see you soon however!"

Nephelium will be releasing "Coils of Entropy" on February 7th, 2012, with full details available at this location.

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Nephelium Reveals Album Details

Dubai may be known as a city rich in history, a business hub and the home of the tallest structure in the world, but it’s also the birthplace of one of the first death metal bands to come out of the Middle East, Nephelium. Now residing and re-establishing itself in Toronto, Canada over the last 10 years, the band has announced the official release date of the debut album "Coils of Entropy" on February 7th, 2012.

Nephelium co-founder and drummer Alan Madhavan comments, "From the scorching heat of the Arabian deserts to the blistering cold of what we now call home, this debut album has literally and figuratively come a long way. The aged yet modern style of death metal with a subtle integration of Middle Eastern melodies is a perfect musical collaboration of our minds and souls. A ferocious ride with concepts and lyrical themes written around the observations of an entity witnessing the world and its demise through different eras and music that creeps up the caverns of your brain, be ready for a hybrid onslaught of technical mastery and bloodcurdling brutality. We firmly believe that it was well worth the wait but don’t take our word for it, give it a spin and determine that for yourselves. However, don’t cry when your speakers demolish your insides…you were warned…"

Samples from Nephelium's six-track album are available via Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:

1. Burial Ground 05:04
2. Merciless Annihilation 06:18
3. Hellborne 05:02
4. Malediction 08:52
5. Halls of Judgment 05:56
6. Coils of Entropy 10:15 More...

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Nephelium Reveals Ontario Tour Dates

Born from the desert sands, Dubai death metal band Nephelium, which now resides in Toronto, has announced upcoming show dates in Ontario for December and January. The dates are in support of the album "Coils of Entropy," set for release in early 2012. Samples from the album are presently streaming on the Nepehlium Bandcamp page or through the player below.

Details on the shows are as follows:

Dec 10, 2011 - London, ON - The Richmond Tavern *Free Show* w/ Ataxia, Invitation to Die
Dec 17, 2011 - Hamilton, ON - TBA
Jan 21, 2012 - Cambridge, ON - 515 Concert Club w/ Fragile Existence, Serene Molestation
Jan 28, 2012 - Oshawa, ON - The Green Bottle w/ Saprophyte and Wolvesskin More...

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Nephelium Offering Free Digital Compilation

This Saturday August 20th, Toronto death metal outfit Nephelium will be launching the new album "Coils Of Entropy" at The Blue Moon. A Facebook event with all the details can be found at this location.

To celebrate the event Nephelium, along with the other bands on the launch lineup, including Beyond Creation, Nexortus, and Fragile Existence, have teamed up to offer a free digital compilation.

The split features one song from each band, and can be downloaded and streamed by heading over to Nephelium's Bandcamp page here.

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Nephelium Posts New Song, "Burial Ground," Online

Canadian brutal death metal band, Nephelium, has posted a new song, "Burial Ground," on their MySpace page. The unmastered track comes off their upcoming album entitled, "Coils of Entropy."

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