Nephelium, the brutal death metal band that traces its roots back to the late 1990s from the city of Dubai, UAE and have re-established themselves in Toronto, Canada for the last decade are proud to announce they will be supporting technical death metal band Beneath The Massacre on June 29th in Toronto, ON at The Rockpile alongside Blastmycosis, Left Hand Creation, Enter Euphoria, Dead 3 Days, and Taken In Bloodshed. Nephelium will also be performing on Canada Day, July 1st in Oshawa, ON at The Diezel Room with Esoteric Doctrine, Bloodless Child, Jinn Arcana.
Nephelium released their brutal six track masterpiece ‘Coils of Entropy’ at the beginning of 2012 to international praise along with winning the Best Metal category at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and taking the #9 position on the Top 20 of 2012 Canadian College Radio Loud Charts.
CD Cover Design: Juanjo Castellano (JuanCastellano.com)
Logo Design: Christopher Horst
Coils of Entropy – Track Listing
1. Burial Ground 05:04
2. Merciless Annihilation 06:18
3. Hellborne 05:02
4. Malediction 08:52
5. Halls of Judgment 05:56
6. Coils of Entropy 10:15
All songs written & performed by: Nephelium Album Line Up – Boyan Guerdjikov – Vocals, Alex Zubair – Guitars, Dan Glover – Guitars, Jay Cockerill – Bass, Alan Madhavan – Drums
For more info, tour dates and music from Nephelium, please visit these following links:
Saturday, June 29, 2013 – The Rockpile – Toronto, ON – w/ Beneath The Massacre, Blastmycosis, Left Hand Creation, Enter Euphoria, Dead 3 Days, Taken In Bloodshed – Show Details
Monday, July 1, 2013 – The Diezel Room – Oshawa, ON – w/ Esoteric Doctrine, Bloodless Child, Jinn Arcana – Show Details
BIO: Dubai is where, in the late 1990s, guitarist Alex Zubair and drummer Alan Madhavan came together to form Nephelium, guided by the sole vision of a band comprised of equal parts complexity and brutality.
Staying true to the roots of death metal, Nephelium was quick to forge ahead with experimentation, pulling in influences from metal and other genres.
With the hope of spreading Nephelium’s insidious gospel across the world, Zubair and Madhavan settled in Toronto, Canada where they completed the band’s lineup and immediately began playing shows and tearing up local stages, which quickly led to opening slots for metal heavyweights Skinless and Deicide.
Following a tumultuous journey spanning ten years, two continents and countless lineup changes, Nephelium is ready to once again give the death metal world a good shaking with the release of their debut album, Coils of Entropy.
The embodiment of Nephelium’s journey to striking the perfect balance between technical death metal, old school metal and Arabian melodies, Coils of Entropy is a six-track masterpiece set to breathe new life into today’s dwindling death metal landscape.
“…they’ve already become more-and other-than just another entity inspired by the likes of Nile, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Vader and Cannibal Corpse. Much of Coils appeal resides in the band’s capacity for incorporating technique without coming off as merely technical. Madhavan’s a monster. Zubair is a master, consistently loading beautifully constructed solos with maximum emotional payloads to create genuinely memorable moments.” Decibel Magazine
“They’re churning out death metal akin to heavyweights like Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Vader and Nile”- Deciblog (Decibel Magazine)
“Bringing brutality to your ears from the Emirates, Nephelium’s natural habitat is quite clearly devastating death metal.” Terrorizer Magazine
“First spawned in the desert sands of Dubai but since relocated to the snowy climes of Toronto, Nephelium offer up a bloody feast of brutal death metal as extreme as the temperature differences between their choices of location. Powered along by the intense blasting of ex-Nervecell drummer Alan Madhavan, these six convoluted songs combine supreme technicality with brutal bludgeoning power. With a multitude of neck-jarring twists and turns, a bucket-load of explosive riffs, and some sewer-dredging vocal savagery, Coils of Entropy has pretty much everything you can ask for from a slab of brutal, technical modern death metal.” – Zero Tolerance Magazine
“”Coils of Entropy” is brutal, technical and fast.” – Powerplay Magazine
“One of the best death metal albums you will hear this coming year. Superb release and I am looking forward to seeing them live some time soon. I would definitely recommend this to lovers of slow death metal in the vein of Grave, Bolt Thrower, Autopsy, Immolation and the like. Brilliant release.” – AlternativeMatter.net
“Nephelium’s introduction to the headbanging masses is a completely solid choice for brutal death metal fans. “Coils of Entropy” keeps up the extreme heaviness necessary to please fans of straight death metal, and manages to throw in a good bit of complexity without getting pretentious or overly melodic.” – MetalUnderground.com
“Brutal, sludgy, precise, dark, atmospheric, and surprisingly catchy, Nephelium tackle death metal with the precision of a surgeon’s hand, or a Jigsaw trap. If you’re looking for some new death metal to sink your teeth into, this is it….“Merciless Annihilation,” an intricate, tough-as-nails, riff-ridden, technical masterpiece.” – Yell! Magazine
“Just straight up ripping, pummeling, brutal groovy death metal — no bells and whistles, just the way I like it.” – MetalSucks.net
“If you’re tired of the same old shit, then it’s time to try something different and Nephelium certainly gave me that fix.” – WeLoveMetal.com
Dubai may be known as a city rich in history, a business hub and the home of the tallest structure in the world, but it’s also the birthplace of one of the first death metal bands to come out of the Middle East.
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