The bank / The names. Stefano Gugliemin


 where the names start you dig

still in the lungs of god

blind from too much light

open to a mortal tongue

gaping at the margins of sound

like Debussy or the voice

that hangs abandoned in the air

as it is being born

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Heavy Metal Islam


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There is a substantial Heavy Metal scene in the Middle East. To me that isn’t a surprise, as metal fans can be found all over the globe. On the other hand, US soldiers used Heavy Metal to annoy people they held captive in the Middle East, which must have given the music a bit of a bad reputation. The fact that Heavy Metal represents the voice of an alternative to the mainstream, both musically and politically, will make sure that more and more Metal bands will get popular. I have a lot of clips, so I will just offer clips and links:

Melechesh:
Melechesh

The book “Heavy Metal Islam” is probably the most important book written about this subject:
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2008/07/rock_the_mullahs.html

First clip, Aliaj from Iran:

Melechesh (Formed in jerusalem in 1993 consisting of Assyrians and Armenians):

Al-Namrood, “Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq (see Guardian link for an explanation about the difficulties of…

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