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Melechesh Checks In From The Recording Studio

Mesopotamian black/thrash metal act Melechesh is currently in Athens, Greece recording a 6th full-length album to be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast on a as-yet undisclosed date.

The band spent one month in a rehearsal room in Germany tweaking all the details and will spend the next six weeks in Athens recording the new album, tentatively entitled "Enki." Commented band leader Ashmedi:

"Again we chose to record in a Mediterranean area to capture the Melechesh essence. We have many good friends here and have toured with some Greek bands over the years and everyone here is being very helpful to this work. In keeping with our tradition all songs are diverse and tell different stories both lyrically and musically, from the black thrash to the ritualistic tribal tunes to the more in your face rocking and neck breaking songs.

"Last couple of years where extremely challenging for me and this rubbed on the album for the better, abstract moods such as post-enlightenment depth, sonic magick, anger and retribution. Metaphorically speaking, it is a Sumerian sonic deluge to cleanse us from drones, parasites and insects interpret that as you see fit."

The recording (with the exception of the drums), mixing, and mastering are currently taking place at Grindhouse Studio Athens, under the supervision of producer and engineer George Bokos.

Added Ashmedi: “...so far the collaboration is great and George is working tirelessly and pushing us to the limits to get the best results.”

The drum sessions are being recorded at Devasound Studio and engineered by Fotis Benardo. The band also revealed some first song titles:

"Enlil Enraged"
"Metatron and Man"
"Multiple Truths and the Mechanics of Religion"
"Tempest Temper"
"The Palm, The Eye and Lapis Lazuli"

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