Organizer of Beirut Metal Fest, Elia, Shares His Top 10 Bands Out of Dubai

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Elia Shares Top 10 Dubai Bands

Elia is a promoter from Lebanon, and organizer of Beirut Metal Fest, started visiting Dubai in 2002 and witnessed the rise of Metal festivals in the Middle East through festivals such as Desert Rock Fest (Dubai). Made his official move in 2013, and started his journey in supporting local bands.

The scene has grown and no one believed that a gulf country such as the United Arab Emirates, could produce international metal acts but Dubai is rich with top-quality bands. 

You can find members of all nationalities and especially from Asia…from the Middle East to the Philippines, From Europe to Indonesia!

This is my top 10 Dubai based bands:








Fatal Qualm

Amen Graves


I also want to add an old Dubai based progressive metalcore band who have recently reunited – Coat of Arms. is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!