Syrian death metal band recently contacted us wondering if we would be interested in writing about them, our response was – HELL FUCKING YES.
So go check out death metal from Syria and support the band! Here’s the full write-up from the band and their music is streaming further below.
Maysaloon is a Syrian death metal band formed in 2015 and is now based in Germany. The music is a defiant response to the horrors of the Syrian war, echoing bands such as Death, Dissection, Entombed, and Necrophobic in addition to Middle Eastern folkloric music, but with a distinct extreme Syrian death metal identity.
Maysaloon performed live in Syria countless times, often under the bombs, and opened for Destruction and Decapitated at the Beirut Metal Fest in 2018 after releasing their debut album The Forgotten Dawn in 2017.
In March 2019, frontman Jake Shuker was a speaker at the inaugural World Metal Congress in London, his appearance there receiving tons of media attention including features by BBC, the Times newspaper, and Metal Hammer.
On 6 July 2019, Jake became the first heavy metal artist to perform at the prestigious Imperial War Museum in London, and the first Syrian heavy metal musician to perform in the UK.
Maysaloon are currently recording a new album inspired by Syrian mythology, due out on the 25th of August, 2021, entitled “A lip to earth, A lip to heaven And A tongue to the stars”.
For now, go blast their previously released jams!