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NERVECELL: New Video From Dubai Death Thrash Legion Now Playing

Among Dubai’s most extreme bands to emerge from the territory, death/thrash legion,NERVECELL, is readying for the re-release of their critically fawned-upon Psychogenocide full-length, set to drop via Unique Leader Records next week.

Produced and engineered by guitarist Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, UAE with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Hobart, Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland, Psychogenocide boasts Psycroptic’s David Haley on session drums as well a guest vocal appearance from Nile’s Karl Sanders on “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness).”

As a precursor to its release, now just days away, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth the visual depiction of fourth cut, “Amok Doctrine.” The five-plus minute clip hurls fans head first into the sinister pandemonium of a NERVECELL live performance.

Witness the brutality, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, visit Revolver Magazine’s web portal for an in-depth track-by-track video breakdown of Psychogenocide at THIS LOCATION.

Forged in 2000, NERVECELL‘s distinctive blend of Middle Eastern death/thrash and a reputation for devastating live presentations have earned tours alongside the iconic likes of Metallica, Morbid Angel, and Deicide as well as appearances at many of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault. The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this exceptional achievement. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011” by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.

More recently, NERVECELL recently spoke with MTV Iggy about the current social climates in relation to the themes contained within the record. Check it out HERE. 

Psychogenocide will be reissued worldwide on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Collective Releases Exclusive Track-By-Track Video Commentary Via Revolver Magazine

With the re-release of their Psychogenocide full-length now just three weeks away, today Dubai-based death/thrash collective, NERVECELL, unleash an exclusive track-by-track video commentary via Revolver Magazine.

Applauded by Metal Hammer for their, “…thrilling contrast between oriental and musical culture,” called a, “must have for every metal hornet,” by Germany’s Legacy Magazine, and commended by Metal Observer for their, “strong focus on memorability and song structure,” the ten-trackPsychogenocide was initially unleashed in Europe via Lifeforce Records in 2011. Centered around manipulation and the deception of the human race for an agenda of a higher purpose, the albumwas produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, UAE with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Hobart, Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland and includes Psycroptic’s David Haley providing session drums as well a guest vocal appearance from Nile’s Karl Sanders on the song “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness).”

In celebration of its stateside debut, today Revolver Magazine is hosting an in-depth, track-by-track video breakdown that takes fans deep into the record’s dark, thought-provoking soul. Get viewing at THIS LOCATION.

Forged in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai and having toured alongside legendary metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of metal. The bandreleased their debut full-length, Preaching Venom, in 2009 via Germany’s Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East) followed by their critically-adored Psychogenocidelong player just two years later. Their unique blend of Middle Eastern death/thrash and a reputation for debilitating action-packed live performances helped pave their way to playing some of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault. The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awardedNERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this huge accomplishment. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011” by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.”

Psychogenocide will be reissued worldwide on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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Album Review: Cinis – Subterranean Antiquity

Cinis - Subterranean Antiquity

Cinis [Poland]
Subterranean Antiquity
2014
Full Length
Old Temple
Death Metal

The year 2014 has been quite a successful one for Polish death metal, what with the return of black/death metal greats Behemoth with one of my favourite releases from them yet, as well as Vader‘s kickass Tibi et Igni. While the high quality releases have given one confidence in Polish death metal, it comes with the corresponding level of expectation when presented with another Polish releases. After 6 years of silence, death horde Cinis returns with their sophomore full length album, Subterranean Antiquity.

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NERVECELL: Dubai Death/Thrash Perpetrators Revisit Their “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)” Video Featuring Nile’s Karl Sanders

Dubai death/thrash perpetrators, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically adored Psychogenocidefull-length via Unique Leader early next year. Applauded by Metal Hammer for their, “…thrilling contrast between oriental and musical culture,” and called a, “must have for every metal hornet,” by Legacy, the ten track offering was initially unleashed in Europe via Lifeforce Records in 2011.

In anticipation of its release on North American shores, today NERVECELL revisits their video for “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)” featuring Nile’s Karl Sanders on guest vocals. Elaborates the band: “This particular song is special as it marks the first extreme metal track ever to include both Arabic lyrics mixed in with English lyrics, and who better else to have come on board and collaborate on this theme with us than the legendary Karl Sanders from Nile. The word ‘Shunq’ in Arabic has two meanings: to choke or to be hung by the neck. The song consists mainly of ideas and knowledge gathered from sources that speak about Lucifer and the demons that serve him. The song ‘Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)’ speaks about the battle of us humans and these demons in reality, in the end Satan himself brought forth to justice. The clip was directed by Shane De Almeida and edited by Ahmad Al Sharif in the city of Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.”

Adds Karl Sanders, “As an American, hearing the Arabic growl is scary, as you have an immediate association with it. Also, given the nature of death metal itself – which aims to frighten – people are becoming used to English, so it’s not that scary. Arabic gives it a new level.”

During the shoot, The National News Paper of Abu Dhabi (capital city of the UAE) came out to interview the band where vocalist/bassist James Khazaal talks in-depth about the video’s concept. Check it out at THIS LOCATION and view the video HERE.

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NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Unit To Reissue Psychogenocide Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records In January

Dubai-Based death/thrash assault, and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically-lauded Psychogenocide full-length next year.

Initially released via Lifeforce Records in 2011, Psychogenocide was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland. The album features a guest vocal appearance by Nile’s Karl Sanders on the song “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)” and reaped mass approval from major media outlets globally. Metal Hammer championed the band’s, “…thrilling contrast between oriental and musical culture,” furthering that, “these elements don’t collide, they complement each other,” Legacy extoled, “an amazing oriental death-ax and a must have for every metal hornet,” while The Metal Observer gushed, “it’s quite the quandary to find an even remotely average track on Psychogenocide.NERVECELL‘s latest is a death metal album that succeeds in part to its strong focus on memorability and song structure. Things work exceedingly well from start-to-finish…”

Adds the band in a collective statement, “Psychogenocide is an album about manipulation and the deception of the human race for an agenda of a higher purpose. A modern approach to the old-school death/thrash metal sound, that is both technical yet melodic and full of the NERVECELLsignature Middle Eastern twist.”

Psychogenocide Track Listing:

1. Anemic Assurgency

2. Upon An Epidemic Scheme

3. All Eyes On Them

4. Amok Doctrine

5. Psychogenocide

6. Imprint

7. Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness)

8. The Taste of Betrayal

9. Driven By Nescience

10. Nation’s Plague

Forged in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai and having toured alongside legendary metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of metal. The bandreleased their debut full-length, Preaching Venom, in 2009 via Germany’s Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East) followed by their critically-adored Psychogenocidelong player just two years later. Their unique blend of Middle Eastern death/thrash and a reputation for debilitating action-packed live performances helped pave their way to playing some of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault. The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awardedNERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this huge accomplishment. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011” by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.”

Psychogenocide will be reissued on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records with preorders to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out various studio clips as well as live footage from the band’s pummeling performance at Kaltenbach Open Air at THIS LOCATION.

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NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Assault Joins Unique Leader Records

Dubai-Based death/thrash assault, NERVECELL, is pleased to announce their union with Unique Leader Records.

Spawned in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai, UAE, and having toured alongside legendary metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of metal.

Comments the band of joining Unique Leader’s expanding roster of brutality: “We are very excited to announce that we have signed with Unique Leader for a worldwide multi-album deal. As a Middle East-based extreme metal band, we have constantly strived to take our music to all ends of the world and as a record label specializing in extreme metal, we couldn’t be more pleased to begin this new relationship. The new record is currently being worked on and we can’t wait to bring the chaos live to a stage near you soon!” 

NERVECELL released their debut full-length, Preaching Venom, in 2009 via Germany’s Lifeforce Records (Europe) and Spellbind Records (Middle East) followed by their critically-adoredPsychogenocide long player just two years later. Their unique blend of Middle Eastern death/thrash and a reputation for debilitating action-packed live performances helped pave their way to playing some of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault. The widespread success ofPsychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this huge accomplishment.Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011” by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.”

Further NERVECELL developments will be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out NERVECELL’s latest interview in Rolling Stone India discussing their upcoming album, tours and more at THIS LOCATION.  

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NERVECELL Gearing Up To Sign Global Record Deal; Third Album In The Works

Reposted from Bravewords.com

Rami Mustafa, guitarist for Dubai-based Nervecell, recently spoke with Rolling Stone Middle East about the band’s impending global deal with an as-yet-unrevealed US-based record label. Following is an excerpt from the report:

“We’ve been waiting for while,” Mustafa says. “There have been so many potential deals that weren’t quite what we were looking for; just small details. But the label we’re talking to is very focused on our kind of music, which is an advantage.”

The deal should also open up the opportunity to play some Stateside shows, which has long been an ambition for the U.A.E.-based band – Mustafa, fellow guitarist Barney Ribeiro, and bassist and vocalist James Khazaal. “There’s a lot of interest,” Mustafa says. “We get plenty of emails and comments from people wanting us to come over there. And there are so many promoters and agencies we’ve been talking to, but we’re just waiting for that moment. Once the album’s in that market, tours will open up. It’s a domino effect.”

Click here for the complete article.

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Views from the Pit: Creative Chaos Vol. 2

What a night. Cynical Sounds has certainly outdone themselves once again with Creative Chaos Vol. 2, this time featuring local melodic death metal act Assault, UAE death metal tyrants Nervecell and the legendary tech-death masters Decapitated. And for the very first time ever, an extreme metal event at Zouk! As early as 5, crowds were already seen gathering outside the venue, and what a weird and ironic scene it was; people dressed in black and often in long hair outside a venue known for some of the most mainstream form of music and culture. And it was the same thing inside the venue, with extreme metal occupying the stage, and the contrasting disco balls and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

But nothing was going to stop extreme metal from reigning supreme on this night as Assault takes the stage as the opening band for the show. The band sounded tighter than ever, and unleashed a couple of new songs to the crowd, starting some early headbanging for the night. With the band’s lead guitarist being stuck with national service commitments, they pulled in guitarist Zi Xiang to fill in the lead spot, and he certainly nailed the entire feel of the tracks of the band, hitting every note with precision and even adding in his personal touch to the solos. Some mini moshpits were even observed throughout the set. The band ended with a slightly modified version of the crowd pleaser Subversion from their debut EP Exceptions of the Rebellions, to some great reception from the crowd, despite the small slip up that the band encountered in the middle of the track.

With the crowd sufficiently warmed up by now, Nervecell then took the stage, and right from the opening track moshpits were aplenty. It didn’t take long for Nervecell to prove to the crowd why they are the best extreme metal act out of UAE of all time, with sheer technical brilliance being displayed by each of the member of the band. Live drummer Kevin Folley handles the energetic tracks with much ease. With so much metal in the air tonight, the first technical issue finally cropped up during the set of Nervecell, with the entire system shutting off suddenly, but the band takes in in their stride and came back with even more vengeance than before. Playing songs from both their albums, Preaching Venom and PsycogenocideNervecell‘s set was definitely an extremely intense one, with no holds barred. The band ended their set with a surprise cover of Sepultura‘s Territory, inviting members of headlining band Decapitated onto stage as well, with Vogg taking over the guitars and Rafal throwing grapes and bananas into the crowd (which were instantly picked up and eaten, only to be stopped by Zouk security haha).

Usually after such an intense set, the stakes are rather high for the next band to take the stage. But with a band with Decapitated‘s calibre, there was no cause for worry at all. Straight off the start of the set, Decapitated was sheer technical brilliance, with the entire band being extremely tight, executing every time signature shift and pulling off every complex section with ease. Despite the warm reception that Carnival is Forever got since its release, when songs from the album were played live, the entire experience is definitely different, with the raw energy of the band instantly infecting the audience. Of course, this being the first time Decapitated set foot in Singapore, songs from the entire discography of the band were played, but the high point has to be when Spheres of Madness started playing, bringing about the most violent moshpit for the night. And like Nervecell‘s set, Decapitated similarly invited Nervecell onstage for a short moment, a display of camaraderie between the bands. Vogg certainly proofs the mastery of his instrument on the set, easily transiting between aggressive riffing to complex lead guitar role yet not even a hint of slipping up at all, and drummer Paul displays his mastery of all the tracks despite his rather recent joining of the band.

One other thing that definitely made Creative Chaos Vol. 2 such an enjoyable one was the sound. Man, the sound is probably the best sound that I have ever heard for live death metal so far, though this shouldn’t be too surprising considering the venue that the gig was held at, but this probably shut up any naysayers and critics of the venue where the show was held.

Definitely one of the most memorable extreme metal shows that I have been to, and probably the best show that Cynical Sounds has ever done so far. Kudos to Cynical Sounds for such an amazing night, and thanks to the bands for the memories.

Heavy Metal Tribune Issue 1

The inaugural issue of the HEAVY METAL TRIBUNE fanzine is now out! This debut issue features interviews with tech-death legends Decapitated, UAE death/thrash metal band Nervecell and newly-minted death metal band, Binah!

In addition, we have 8 choice picks for the month from our editors.

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Interview with Nervecell

Nervecell has fast become the face of extreme metal bands out of Dubai, UAE, with 2 full length releases under their belts. With this year’s Psychogenocide, the band has further proven their reputation as the leading band out of the country. We talk to the band to find out more about them, and their tour with bands like Morbid Angel and Necrophobic.


HMT: Greetings Nervecell! Thank you for giving us this chance to talk to you. How is the current tour going for the band?

Rami: Thank you for having us! We are now 4 weeks onto the tour with legendary Morbid Angel and coming towards the end of it with a couple of more shows to go. We started the tour in the UK, and continued across Europe visiting many great cities. We’re having a blast every night on stage and off stage. The fans have been great so far and it’s been a real pleasure to be on tour with Morbid Angel.

The band is currently on a tour with death metal heavyweights such as Morbid Angel and Necrophobic. How does it feel touring with these legends? It must be a surreal experience hanging out backstage with bands like Morbid Angel, considering how big an influence they are on the band!

Barney: It is an absolute honor for us to be on this tour supporting Morbid Angel for an entire month of shows all over Europe. We totally have been influenced by them growing up learning to play our instruments. We’ve been very fortunate to get to share the stage with them night after night, its simply another great achievement we’ve landed ourselves, being committed to the music we write.

Nervecell this year released its second full length album entitled Psychogenocide. How has response been so far for the album from fans of the band?

Rami: The response has been great so far and we’re very happy with it. We are receiving lots of feedback from our fans who are very satisfied with the new album. Also many positive reviews from Worldwide publications, magazines etc. We’ve been supporting “Psychogenocide” since it came out in May 2011 – touring Asia, European festivals and now touring with Morbid Angel across Europe.

The band has incorporated ethnic influences in the album, on top of the crushing death metal that is presented on the album, such as on the opening track, Anemic Assurgency. How does the band go about writing the music and incorporate such elements in the music?

Rami: Honestly, we wanted to add some new elements to the album, and we though why not add the Arabic instrument “Oud” in the intro this track. We thought that it would sound amazing, especially with the eary/creepy feel to it matching the concept of the album. A good friend of mine named Ramy Aziziah performed the “Oud” on this track. We went back and forth with ideas and so on. It all really comes naturally as we are from the Middle East, and we wanted to make something new and refreshing, yet ethnic. So it turned out to be a great opener for the album.

In particular, one of the tracks on the album, Shunq, features Karl Sanders from Nile. How did this collaboration come about and what why pick Karl Sanders in particular as the guest musician?

Rami: We wanted to add Arabic language in this song specifically, and since James (our singer/bassist) planned to sing the Arabic parts, we thought of featuring another vocalist to sing the English parts. We thought of some names and Karl Sanders was one of them. So we contacted him and he was very excited about the idea, and it worked out great! He is a legendary musician and a great person to work with for sure. We also shot a video for the song which should be out soon.

On Shunq, the band also incorporated Arabic lyrics into the song. What was the reason behind doing so, and what is the significance and meaning behind the Arabic lyrics?

Rami: Our vocalist/bassist James had this idea in mind for some years and we thought it was the right time to do it in “Psychogenocide”. It’s pretty much the same reason for adding Arabic instruments in some songs… we wanted to have something new, something we’ve never done before, and of course using our tongue/mother language is something very challenging, as Arabic language is very difficult to incorporate with metal music, but we spent lots of time working on it and it turned out fantastic. The song talks about the defeat of humanity against the devil or evil in general.

For the recording of the album, the band recorded the various instruments in different studios. What was the reason behind this, and what is it like recording the album in different countries?

Rami: We started recording the drums in Australia with David Haley (Psycroptic) since he was based there, since it was very convenient to do it there. Once we finished with the drums, we started tracking the guitars in Dubai. Towards the end of the recording process we had record at my own place in another country which is Qatar…so we did some final guitar work, vocals and bass over there. We also recorded the other instruments such as “Oud”, Arabic percussion in Qatar. It wasn’t that difficult for us, because since I’m handling the engineering/production, and we had the freedom to do what we wanted. The mixing and mastering was done at Hertz studio in Poland since we worked with them on our previous album “Preaching Venom”, we decided to work with them again.

The mixing and mastering of the album was done in yet another country, in Hertz studio in Poland. What was it that made the band decide to approach them regarding mixing and mastering?

Barney: We’ve always been fans of the albums that Hertz Studios have worked on for years with bands like Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated etc.. Back in 2008 when we first worked with Hertz Studio on our first full length “Preaching Venom” we had just mixed the album there and it sounded great. This time however with “Psychogenocide” we decided we’d like to have them handle both the mixing and mastering duties for the album while we focus on just the tracking of the guitars, bass and vocals ourselves. That way we took our time with the recording process and made sure we give them the best results before we handed the faith of the album into their hands. Everyone who’s heard “Psychogenocide” has agreed that we choose wisely…It’s a fantastic sounding record that we are well proud of!

The band’s lyrical themes also revolve around death, violence and humanity. Are there any particular binding concepts or themes behind Psychogenocide?

Barney: “Psychogenocide” is a term we created that best describes the message we as a band are trying to put out there, its high time we the people open our eyes to the corrupt individuals that we see published by the media as hero’s or leaders. We are in a state where a war can kick off overnight and since we come from a region where chaos has long existed we try and use our music as a weapon against those cowards who hide behind curtains. The concept behind “Psychogenocide” speaks of the innocent being misled and brainwashed by their own kind…a mental war fare that we want to see stopped.

With the band members being at different parts of the world, how does the band manage to communicate with each other and rehearse, especially for gigs?

Barney: Whenever we have a tour or gigs lined up we usually all get together in Dubai (where James and I actually live in), Rami and our drummer fly’s down prior to the rehearsals. Normally we rehearse for 2 to 3 days before we head out to play. Its not easy nor or simple but it hasn’t stopped us from being a band and touring either.

The band is currently the leading metal band out of Dubai, with Nervecell being the name that is mentioned when talking about Dubai extreme metal. How has the band managed to handle the touring lifestyle, and what are some of the advice that you can give to new and upcoming bands?

Barney: A lot of bands play for fun and to enjoy simply just getting together and jamming. If you are really serious and want to make it in this cut-throat industry today then you will really have to do anything and everything it takes to get your music played and heard. Play anywhere and everywhere and never develop an ego even if you think you deserve better at times. Networking is a great way of promoting your band name, its really easy to do today with all the social networking sites available, however before all of that more importantly take your time and put out an album first, take your time when writing music and be as critical of yourself at all times rather than have a random journalist judge you and eventually end up de motivating you in the end. “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll” but impossible is nothing my friends! As far as the touring lifestyle goes, its everything we ever wanted to do in this band. You have to just learn to live with some real shitty conditions at times, what makes it all worth it though is the simple fact of getting on stage that night and sharing your music with fans who love it just as much as you do. There really is no comparison to explain how wonderful that feels!

Also, what are some of the bands from Dubai that fans of extreme metal should look out for? What is the metal scene like over there?

Rami: Honestly, the metal scene in Dubai is developing. It’s considered to be a good scene compared to others in the Middle East with a handful of bands to look out for. We grew up playing many underground gigs in Dubai, mostly in universities, colleges and places like that. We didn’t really have specialized metal clubs or pubs at that time but in the past couple of years there have been lots of clubs in Dubai that holds metal shows, which is great! With the help of Desert Rock Festival in Dubai, responsible for bands coming to Dubai and Middle East for the first time, to name a few – Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Machine Head, Motorhead etc. and that definitely helped develop the scene and bring more fans onto this music.

When the current tour wraps up for Nervecell, what are the near future plans of the band? Can fans expect to hear any new material soon?

Barney: Well apart from touring as much as possible during the first half of next year we will eventually end up writing new material through out the course of next year for sure in between the gigs we take up. There are already a few ideas being thrown around here and there between Rami and myself, so as far as sitting down and focusing on song arrangements goes that will probably happened more towards the end of the year…so stay tuned for a 2013 new Nervecell release indeed!

We have come to the end of the interview, the last words are all yours!

Rami: Thank you very much for the support. Hope the readers enjoyed reading this interview. Keep supporting metal!

Thank you once again for giving us this opportunity to talk to you! We wish the band all the best in the current tour and all upcoming endeavours.

Barney: Cheers \m/

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