Melechesh interview (02/2011)

With: Melechesh Ashmedi
Conducted by: Baz Anderson (in person)
Published: 12.02.2011

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You won't find many bands with a more interesting history than Melechesh. Before the band's show in Derby of their first ever tour of the UK, I had a chat with Ashmedi about the band's beginnings in Jerusalem, and the story since. Have a look at the video below to see how it went:

0:05 - 0:32 "Those Whom the Gods Detest" Tour
0:32 - 2:12 The Epigenesis
2:12 - 6:30 Melechesh's history
6:30 - 7:25 Arab protests 2010/11
7:25 - 7:53 The Melechesh movie?
7:53 - 9:13 Upcoming plans and touring in general

Thanks to Ashmedi for his time, and all that helped set it up.
Conducted and edited by Barry Anderson.
Recorded by Rachel Muir.


Posted on 12.02.2011 by Member of Staff since 2006.


Comments: 15   Visited by: 236 users
12.02.2011 - 00:29
J. N.
Sounds like a really nice and cool guy. Can't wait to see them in Stockholm, Sweden!
Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
12.02.2011 - 00:39
Nice interview. They sure do have an awesome background to their band lol, and I can't wait till they start working on their new album.
PS: He has one sick gotee
12.02.2011 - 00:48
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Seeing them Monday. Always a great live band to see.
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

12.02.2011 - 02:17
Great interview, He seems like a cool guy, It sucks that people wouldnt just leave the band alone to make their music, without making them out to be a "Evil" in the press.
12.02.2011 - 03:06
I love this band. Though I'm still sore that they're not coming to Colorado.
12.02.2011 - 14:16
Another great interview! He seems like a really cool guy.

Also, didn't realise it's their first ever UK tour.
12.02.2011 - 16:08
Great interview!
God is busy… save yourself
12.02.2011 - 16:19
Thank you for the mind blowing live at Liverpool Ashmedi!!!!!!!:banger2:
This is my worship, this is my path...
12.02.2011 - 19:38
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Nice interview. He's a nice and wise guy. Keep it up!
It is humanity who must pay homage to the greatness of the Universe... not the Universe to the human narcissism.
12.02.2011 - 21:39
Bad English
Baz did you drunk those drinks , looks tasty
Well IMO it was Finisnh band's video int where someone ask, have you something to say, member say NO, others have have nothing to say

It would be interesting ask such quastens to Bishop of Hexen , who's probonly more underground band but good interwiew
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
12.02.2011 - 21:53
Bleeding angel
I like the interview!Bravos
Saw them few weeks ago and they deserve to be seen believe me.
13.02.2011 - 05:39
Met Ashmadi at the Nile gig last night. He's a pretty down to earth guy. And they seemed to really love Ireland which was nice
I was kind of taken back by how cool he was because I would have imagined most black metal musicians to be dry shites who have no time for their fans. These guys aren't. Great review
16.02.2011 - 09:04
Thanx for this. I like the interview too
Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
27.02.2011 - 10:27
Is this just me or the guy seems really uninterested. He answered every question with a kind of indifferent attitude.
I thought the band has always been very passionate about their music, maybe he's just drunk/tired/lazy and got caught in the moment..
05.03.2011 - 19:28
Good interview, they're coming to Arizona at the end of March at UB's... They really deserve to play in a better venue.

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