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Below is our complete Lazy Wall 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.
Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. Last week, we exposed three metal bands from Pakistan and we continue in something of a similar vein this week, turning our attention to another Islamic country, though this time in North Africa, namely Morocco. Morocco had something of a controversial encounter with heavy metal music, when in 2003 more than a dozen heavy metal fans were jailed in the city of Casablanca for "acts capable of undermining the faith of a Muslim" and "possessing objects which infringe morals." The Moroccan courts felt that the black t-shirts adorning heavy metal logos worn by these young men, all of whom played in metal bands themselves, were Satanic. However, after global outcry from musicians and human rights activists, they were released and today, Morocco sees more bands performing hard rock and heavy metal music. This week we will be looking at three such groups.
Formed in early 2006, Analgesia created a blend of groove metal with classical elements, fusing black metal vocals with a more operatic female counterpart. They released their first record, "Return to the Self" the same year and gained quite a following amongst metal fans in Morocco. They have performed at some of the biggest festivals in the country including L’boulevard and have since released two more albums, "Era of the Storytellers" and "Beyond Illusion."
Analgesia - "From The Ashes Of Morocco"
Moroccan rock/metal/grunge band LAZY WALL has released a new song, “Cold Enemy,” from their upcoming album “Apoptosia.”
Quoted from the band's MySpace:
“As the days near the necessary changes, unique codes lead us to experience different sounds and go through unexplored fields.
“Today, we are finally proud to announce the release of the first single from our upcoming debut full length album 'Apoptosia,' we are introducing to you all the final mixes of 'Cold Enemy.' Co-produced by the band and Anton Pukshansky, the album was recorded in Tangier, our hometown, then crossed half the globe to be mixed by Anton in his L.A. studios.
“In 'Cold Enemy' we oppressed our conformity, helping our experience grow into some sort of unending research, working with many musicians and instruments from different places to help widen our vision and recreate ourselves and ideas.
“This song will also be included in the EMI compilation 'Flowers In The Desert' that will be released soon.”
And for more info about the album:
“After 2 years of writing, playing, recording and experimenting with many great musicians, our new album 'Apoptosia' starts to reach the end of the tunnel!!
“Producer Anton Pukshansky is at the moment mixing and producing the final 5 tracks to complete the album. Anton is a 2 times Grammy award winner, one for Santana’s multi-platinum "Supernatural" album and who we had the great pleasure of sharing the stage during our 2 US shows.
“We also got our friend Mark Levine adding guitars on the songs with a touch of his unique sound. Mark has performed with Mick Jagger, Chuck D., Michael Franti, Dr. John and is also the author of 'Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance and the Soul of Islam,' and his bestseller, 'Why They Don’t Hate Us: Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil.' Mark joined us on stage first at L'Boulevard 08 and then for the SXSW festival in Austin and at the Joint in Los Angeles”.
You can check out some of Lazy Wall's music on their MySpace page.