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Myrath – Announce New Album “SHEHILI” Out 3rd May 2019

NEW ALBUM SHEHILI OUT MAY 3rd 2019!

With their incredibly personal, epic and beautiful oriental-infused progressive metal, MYRATH have slowly but surely established themselves as one of the most fascinating bands in the current international metal scene.

Their latest album “Legacy” (2016) received high acclaim internationally and contained the brilliant and until now their most successful song, “Believer”! The video collected more than ten million views on YouTube!  The current and first single “Dance” from the upcoming album “Shehili” received more than one million views within the first five weeks since its release in December 2018 and is setting the bar high for what to expect!

MYRATH have been playing with many big names from the scene, such as Symphony X and Dream Theater, and will be heading across the world with their own headline tour at the end of the year.

The biggest live highlights in 2019 will be the upcoming performances at the world’s biggest metal festival WACKEN and at one of Europe’s most legendary metal and hard rock festivals, SWEDEN ROCK!

“Shehili” surpasses all expectations. Innovative, yet loyal to MYRATH’s signature sound, this new album dares to establish contrasts between uplifting melodies and well-thought, heart-breaking lyrics.

The best example of this duality can be found in the first single “Dance” (illustrated by a mind-blowing video, a sequel to the one that was filmed for “Believer”, the band’s biggest hit so far), which tells the story of a Syrian dancer who faced death threats from ISIS, but chose to keep on dancing, even if it meant dancing through ruins and tombs”, as singer Zaher Zorgati puts it. “The purpose of our music is to induce happiness and joy, to pay tribute to those who refuse to fall or to stop hoping, even in a world filled with hatred and uncertainty.”

Far from the clichés of most of the modern metal bands, “Shehili”, although produced with extreme care, keeps a very natural and organic flavour. The recordings took place in Hamburg, Germany, Tunisia and France to make sure every single note found its way into the mix.

Forged with passion and extreme caution, “Shehili” was mixed by three different producers, including Kevin Codfert, Eike Freese and the world-famous Jens Bogren (who already worked on “Legacy”), in order to give each song the best possible treatment and make it shine.

Watch the incredible video for the first single “Dance” here

“Shehili” will be released as a CD Digipak1LP+Download and Digital on May 3rd, 2019 on earMUSIC.

TRACKLIST:
1.         Asl (Intro)
2.         Born To Survive
3.         You’ve Lost Yourself
4.         Dance
5.         Wicked Dice
6.         Monster In My Closet
7.         Lili Twil
8.         No Holding Back
9.         Stardust
10.       Mersal
11.       Darkness Arise
12.       Shehili

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!