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 themselves in Toronto, Canada over the last 10 years, the band has announced the official release date of their debut album “Coils of Entropy” on February 7th, 2012.
“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…” comments Nephelium co-founder and drummer Alan Madhavan.
Samples from Nephelium’s six-track masterpiece that forges the perfect balance between technical death metal, old school metal and Arabian melodies are presently streaming on their bandcamp page at the following link here.
CD Cover Design: Juanjo Castellano (JuanCastellano.com)
Logo Design: Christopher Horst
- Burial Ground 05:04
- Merciless Annihilation 06:18
- Hellborne 05:02
- Malediction 08:52
- Halls of Judgment 05:56
- Coils of Entropy 10:15