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Voice of the Soul

From: Kuwait
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Voice of the Soul News

Below is our complete Voice of the Soul 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.

Voice Of The Soul Posts New Lyric Video

With the release of debut album "Catacombs" just over a month away, Dubai based prog death metallers Voice of the Soul unveil a lyric video for "Defiled." Check it out below. Vocalist and guitarist Kareem comments:

"'Defiled' is about the apathetic, selfish society we live in. While we assume that individualism and the lack of empathy is liberating, it is actually a form of enslavement. Break away from a life of deception. Like rats, you carry the disease. Defiled and wasted, your existence is worthless."

"Catacombs" is set for release on March 27th, 2015 distributed via U.K. label Hell’s Hammer & India’s Transcending Obscurity. More...

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Voice Of The Soul Posts "Pendulum" Play Through

Earlier this month Middle Eastern extreme metal band Voice of the Soul released a brand new song entitled "Pendulum," taken from forthcoming debut album "Catacombs," which will be released on March 27th.

Today the band has released a play through video for the same song - check it out below. Vocalist and guitarist Kareem Chehayeb comments:

"This is song was inspired by the mass suicide of Jonestown that took place in 1978, but the lyrical content applies to so many political groups and cults whose leaders exploit the poor and disenfranchised for their own gain.”

The album's artwork was designed by Syrian Dubai-based artist Hamood Hallak of MHD Graphics, and was inspired by the concept of "Pendulum." Kareem elaborates: "While it appears evident that there is a priest/figure leading sheep, the cliff that they are about to walk off is within the temple itself. We don’t specify whether it’s religious or not, because religion isn’t the sole focus. It’s political, it’s social."

The "Catacombs" track listing is:

1. Desolation
2. Perpetual Deception
3. Pendulum
4. Quarantine
5. Cold Rupture
6. The Mist
7. Perdition
8. Defiled
9. Images Subside More...

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Voice Of The Soul Streaming "Pendulum"

Dubai extreme metal band Voice of the Soul today releases a brand new song entitled "Pendulum" from forthcoming debut album "Catacombs."

The album will be released on March 27th, 2015 distributed via U.K. label Hell's Hammer & India's Transcending Obscurity. Vocalist and guitarist Kareem Chehayeb comments:

"This is song was inspired by the mass suicide of Jonestown that took place in 1978, but the lyrical content applies to so many political groups and cults whose leaders exploit the poor and disenfranchised for their own gain.”

The album's artwork was designed by Hamood Hallak of MHD Graphics, and was inspired by the concept of "Pendulum." Kareem elaborates: "While it appears evident that there is a priest/figure leading sheep, the cliff that they are about to walk off is within the temple itself. We don’t specify whether it’s religious or not, because religion isn’t the sole focus. It’s political, it’s social."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Desolation
2. Perpetual Deception
3. Pendulum
4. Quarantine
5. Cold Rupture
6. The Mist
7. Perdition
8. Defiled
9. Images Subside More...

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Voice Of The Soul Reveals Album Details

The Dubai-based extreme metallers from Voice of the Soul have today announced the release of their debut album "Catacombs." The album will be released via U.K. label Hell's Hammer & India's Transcending Obscurity on March 27th, 2015. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"First formed in Kuwait on the opposite side of the Persian Gulf in late 2007 17 year-old Kareem Chehayeb and 16 year-old Monish Shringi released their first EP, ‘Winds of Apprehension’ in July 2009 with second EP, ‘Eyes of Deceit’ seeking the light of day the following summer. After playing several shows in Dubai since January 2011, the band opted to relocate to the most popular city and emirate in the UAE before releasing their third EP, ‘Into Oblivion’, live on SOS Heavy Metal Radio in Portugal in August 2011. ‘Into Oblivion’ was undoubtedly the bands most successful record with songs receiving regular airplay across the globe. During April 2014, the band made home at Haven Studio with producer Hadi Sarieddine in Dubai and recorded their debut full-length album ‘Catacombs.'"

Kareem Chehayeb comments: "While the band started off as a straight up melodic death metal band, 'Catacombs' took on a different shift. The thrash has virtually disappeared from our sound on this album and riffs have some added 'colour' now which was inspired by bands like Opeth, Gojira, Daylight Dies, and various jazz bands that really inspired me to start writing metal again. 'Catacombs' also introduces occasional clean vocals, as well as more doom metal on some tracks."

The artwork was designed by Syrian Dubai-based artist Hamood Hallak of MHD Graphics, and was inspired by the concept of one of the tracks from the album called "Pendulum." More...

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Voice Of The Soul Headed To India, Posts Video

The death metallers in Voice of the Soul are now preparing to head to India for some special shows soon to be announced, after winning the Holy Noise Battle of the Bands in Dubai on August 16th at Club Ratsky.

Guitarist Monish Shringi commented, "I'm really happy to have won this, given that we competed with some talented bands. What I'm most happy about though is the fact we put on a great performance and had a good time with the audience."

Voice of the Soul is currently working on a debut full-length album, after releasing third EP, "Into Oblivion," in August 2011. The EP can be streamed and downloaded through Bandcamp. More...

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Voice Of The Soul Streaming "Into Oblivion" EP

Kuwait's Voice of the Soul has posted its entire new "Into Oblivion" EP online as a free download. You can stream or download the tracks through the player available after the jump. The track listing is as follows:

1. Immolation
2. Guardians of Genocide
3. Pandemonium
4. Cast Away In Betrayal
5. Wither
6. Under A Serpent Sun (At the Gates Cover) More...

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Voice Of The Soul Streaming At The Gates Cover

Kuwaiti act Voice of The Soul has posted a cover of the At The Gates song "Under A Serpent Sun," which can be heard in the player below. The cover track is taken of the band's latest EP "Into Oblivion."

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Voice Of The Soul To Release New EP

After two months of recording, two shows in Dubai, and another month of mixing, Kuwaiti melodic death metal act Voice of the Soul will be releasing the band's third upcoming EP, "Into Oblivion," on August 5th, 2011.

The six track EP consists of 5 original songs ("Immolation," "Guardians Of Genocide," "Pandemonium," "Cast Away In Betrayal," "Wither") and an extra cover track ("Under A Serpent Sun" from At The Gates).

"Into Oblivion" was recorded and mastered by Sajid "Sarj" Masood at Sarj's Studio, in Kuwait, with Steve de Pina (keyboardist/folk instrumentalist of Riddare Av Koden) on keyboards in the introduction of "Wither" as a guest musician. A preview for the EP is available below.

Voice of the Soul was also covered in a previous edition of our "Unearthing the Underground" column focusing on bands from Kuwait, which can be found here.

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Metality Releases New Compilation For Free

Metality.net has released a new compilation for free download. "METALITY - The Compilation: Volume 2 - Sounds of The Middle East" features over 50 bands from across the region. Here's the full tracklisting:

1. Sand Aura "Aljahelia" (Egypt)
2. InnerGuilt "Burden Of Guilt" (Lebanon)
3. Let It Flow "Grey Man" (Turkey)
4. Phobia "Unavoidable Torment" (Tunisia)
5. Coat of Arms "212" (UAE)
6. Benevolent "The Tyrant" (Kuwait)
7. Sakadoya "Get back" (Morocco)
8. Sabhankra "Buried In Dust" (Turkey)
9. Bilocate "The Dead Sea" (Jordan)
10. Depth Feat. Sarj "Crimson Goddess" (Kuwait)
11. Voice of The Soul "Under A Blood Red Sky" (Kuwait)
12. Mental Implant "Latitude & Longitude" (Turkey)
13. Kimaera "The Taste Of Treason" (Lebanon)
14. Arsames "Testament Of The King" (Iran)
15. Bouq "Wrath of a Warrior's Soul" (Jordan)
16. Varden "Prevail" (Egypt)
17. Lunacyst "Merciless Cold Blooded Murder" (Bahrain)
18. Black Well "Drowning In Blood" (Kuwait)
19. Kaoteon "One by One (Dogs Heed the Call)" (Lebanon)
20. Midway "Burning Bridges" (UAE)
21. Osprey "Al Himeeneeni Al Habani" (UAE)
22. Destiny In Chains "Shout Your Name" (Egypt)
23. Blood Ink "Brain Infestation" (Lebanon)
24. Breeze of The Dying "FOA Act 1" (Saudi Arabia)
25. Damned Sorrow "Die On Your Own" (Tunisia)
26. Smouldering In Forgotten "I, Devourer" (Bahrain)
27. Odious "Poems Hidden on Black Walls" (Egypt)
28. Perversion "Subconscious Mutation" (UAE)
29. TRAXXX "Sound of Revolution" (Algeria)
30. Suicide "Bone Collector City" (Turkey)
31. Detonation Theory "In Death Is My Final Part" (Qatar)
32. Apocalyptic Dawn "Stoned to Death" (Bahrain)
33. 13 Days Later "Razor Roses" (Tunisia)
34. Soldered Poon "Splatterpunk" (Morocco)
35. Sawlegen "De Profundis Clamavi" (Morocco)
36. Origin "A Night's Creed" (Egypt)
37. THEE PROjECT "Warriors" (Bahrain)
38. The Crow Murder "The Drowning" (UAE)
39. Vielikan "Celestial Autumn" (Tunisia)
40. Thrashstorm "Skatanic" (Lebanon)
41. The Weeping Willow "Tyrant of The Fall" (Lebanon)
42. Flagellation "Your Remorse" (Tunisia)
43. Soor "The Maze II (The Stranger & The Guardian)" (Morocco)
44. Anaconda "Between Life And Death (Part I)" (Morocco)
45. Karma "No Surrender" (Egypt)
46. Massive Scar Era "The World is Rising" (Egypt)
47. Chalice Of Doom "Endless Prison" (Jordan)
48. Grieving Age "Therefore, A Myriad Of Gargoyles Bellow Their Aborted Versicles, Quoth Thee..." (Saudi Arabia)
49. Mephostophilis "Bloody Sign" (Egypt)
50. Analgesia "From The Ashes Of Morocco" (Morocco)

Bonus Tracks:
1. Tristmoon "The Dungeon" (Lebanon)
2. Dethroned "My Eternal Love" (Lebanon)
3. Omnicide "Buried Without A Name" (Saudi Arabia)
4. Binding Shade "Paroxysm of Emptiness" (Jordan)
5. Forgive Me "Life=Nightmare" (Jordan)

You can stream each track or download the compilation here.

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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Kuwait

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground we take a look at lesser known bands that are keeping metal alive and kicking in their respective regions and hometowns. This week, we introduce you to three bands from Kuwait: a country that has seen wars fought on its own home ground and in neighboring regions, as well as becoming a home to families trying to get away from conflicts. It has also become a small hub of high quality heavy metal, in both terms of production and originality.

Voice of the Soul

While Voice of the Soul may be better known as a song from the purveyors of death metal, Death, it also happens to be a progressive/melodic death metal band from Kuwait. With the typical line up of influences such as At the Gates, Carcass, Arch Enemy and the aforementioned Death, Voice of the Soul has set about creating a sound that is both intensely heavy and technical, but melodic enough to create memorable and satisfying songs.

Formed in 2007 by three like-minded metal heads who wanted to cover some of their favorite songs, Voice of the Soul eventually started to write and record it's own material, which brought about the release of their its EP, “Winds of Apprehension," in 2009. It included 3 original songs and a cover of Death’s “Empty Words." With this first EP, Voice of the Soul took a very straight forward melodic death metal approach. The release of the second EP, “Eyes of Deceit," in 2010 saw the band take a more progressive approach to it's sound.

The band’s song “Farewell to Hope” was featured on the Metality Compilation alongside Norther and The Empire Shall Fall. The same song was also voted as the top metal track of 2010 by the readers of Rockability Magazine.

While the band members are currently all based in separate countries due to school, Voice of the Soul is working on a full length album. You can download the “Eyes of Deceit” EP here.

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Metality.net Releases Free Metal Compilation

METALITY.net, in cooperation with Metalhit.com, released their first digital compilation album, "METALITY - The Compilation." It's been out a while now, but free music is always worth passing on to our readers.

1. THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL "Lords of War"
2. FOMENTO "The Die Is Cast"
3. NEOSIS "Unwilling Fate"
4. NERVECELL "Vicious Circle of Bloodshed"
5. NORTHER "Break Myself Away"
6. DEMONIC RESURRECTION "The Unrelenting Surge"
7. DAYLIGHT DIES "A Portrait in White"
8. SCARAB "War to End"
9. CiLiCE "Mental Breakdown"
10. EMPYREON "Beyond Perception"
11. MANTRIC "Symptoms"
12. BREEZE OF THE DYING FOA "Act I"
13. DREAMSHADE "Our Buried Secrets"
14. CHROMIUM "All I Have"
15. BENEVOLENT "Haunting Shores"
16. A THOUSAND REASONS "Strength and Fight"
17. WARTHANE "Lord Oblivion"
18. VOICE OF THE SOUL "Farewell to Hope"
19. COAT OF ARMS "Ballad of the Mariner"
20. PAURA "Scars of Life"
21. BILOCATE "Inoculate"
22. CRESCENT "Jerusalem"
23. POST MORTEM "Whispers of Ages"
24. A SHOT OF ADRENALINE "The Human Plague"
25. DEPTH "Memento Mori"

There are three3 bonus tracks available on the download version of the album, including:
1. BLACKWELL "Deliverance"
2. KILL THE ROMANCE "Trespasser"
3. THE CROW MURDER "Doubt"

You can download the whole thing here, individual tracks here or preview them first on a player here.

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