1996 - Black/Death/Middle Eastern Folk from Israel
Melechesh was formed in Jerusalem, Israel in 1995 by two ambitious young extreme metal musicians, Moloch (guitars) and Ashmedi (vocals & guitars). Influenced by both extreme European metal scene (Bathory and other Scandinavian black metal bands) and their own Middle Eastern roots, they created someting rather unique. The "As Jerusalem Burns...'demo was released in 1995, folowed by a two track 7 inch ep 'The Siege of Lachish' in early 1996. By the end of the same year MELECHESH recorded their debut album 'As Jerusalem Burns... Al'Intisar'. This debut now re-issued including their (remastered) 1995 demo and the (also remastered) 2 track 1996 ep, 16 track in total. Plus liner notes by Ashmedi.