Melechesh

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Melechesh
Melechesh by Christian Misje.jpg
Live at Hole In The Sky, Bergen Metal Fest 2007
Background information
Oreigin Jerusalem, Israel
Genres Oriental black metal[1]
Years active 1993–present
Labels Nuclear Blast Records
Osmose Productions
The End Records
Wabsteid www.melechesh.com
Members Ashmedi
Moloch
Xul
Rahm
Past members Thamuz
Uusur
Cimeries
Lord Curse
Proscriptor
Al' Hazred

Melechesh is a black metal baund that oreeginatit in Jerusalem. Ashmedi stairtit the baund as a solo project in 1993. In the follaein year, guitarist Moloch an drummer Lord Curse wur addit tae the line-up. The baund’s goal wis tae create a type o black metal incorporatin extensive Middle Eastren influences mainly based on Mesopotamie/Sumerian an occult themes (baith muisically an leerically); the baund inventit the title "Mesopotamie metal" tae best describe their type o metal.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Melechesh consists o twa Ebreu wirds, (melech, keeng) an (esh, fire), a combination which haes been oreeginatit bi the baund. The ch is pronoonced like the Scots ch as in the wird LOCH or Dutch G(Kh). Anither acceptit an common pronunciation is MeleKesh.

Location o the baund[eedit | eedit soorce]

The baund stairtit their career in Jerusalem an operatit frae there atween 1993–1998; housomeivver, they hae residit mainly in Amsterdam syne 1998 for several personal, profeesional an demographic raisons.

Baund members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Ashmedi – lead vocals, lead & rhythm 6 & 12 string electric guitars, elec.Guitar/Sitar , Sitar (1993–present)
  • Moloch – lead & rhythm 6 & 12 string electric guitars, buzuq (1994–present)
  • Xul – drums, percussion (2005–present)
  • Rahm – bass (2009–present)

Umwhile members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Thamuz - bass (1994–1995)
  • Uusur - bass (1996)
  • Al' Hazred – bass, vocals (1996–2008)
  • Lord Curse – drums, percussion (1994–1999)
  • Proscriptor – drums, percussion, vocals (1999–2005)
  • Cimeries - keyboard (1996)

Session live muisickers[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kawn – bass, backin vocals (2007–2008)
  • Malak Al'Maut – Guitars (Fillin in for Moloch) (2008–2009)

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

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