Brain Slash III Invades the Egyptian Metal Community

CAIRO: On an evening of a regular Tuesday, Egyptian Metalheads have surprised us with a new metal event under the name “Brain Slash III : The Gathering Extremities.”

According to the press statement posted on the event’s official Facebook page, the festival dates are still not confirmed but rumours say it will be held on two successive days, either end of May after Ramadan or mid-June, still unknown.

The event will include different musical acts, besides local Egyptian supporting and headlining acts. The location of the event is still unannounced and the event organizers (Extreme Events Management) stressed through the release that the event is preparing all required legal permissions, and documents for a safe and comfortable environment.

Back in 2013, “Brain Slash II” was hosted at El Sawy Culture wheel and its lineup included Scarab and Anarchy, so Scarab could be one of the strong participants in the event, even though it is not announced but most likely.

Concerning the international bands’ names such as Nile is on the list of Egyptian metal fans expectations, as a new blog called Cairo Metal and prominent Egyptian website Cairo Scene revealed that a number of Nile members came to Egypt without any announced reasons.

Last year  had announced that Nile’s Main Guitarist and Founder; ” Karl Sanders” is featured in Scarab’s upcoming album “Martyrs of the Storm” and also scarab sharing the stage with Nile in Dubai gives us a hint that maybe Nile could be performing in the 3rd Event for Brain Sash but that is only an assumption and not promising anything so far.

Hopefully, the event could be a new step to correct the damaged image and reputation of the Egyptian metal scene locally first then internationally.

The Egyptian metal scene is somehow still a small one, so hopefully having metal shows and events help make our scene grow and more bands and fans appear, thus attracting international promoters and band agents to book international bands in Egypt.

Step by step and with the help and support of organizers and bands we can rebuild and shape our scene; There is still hope to be amongst the best metal scenes around the world with unique and ethnic bands that deliver same quality and production as European and American bands and making metal events that are as good as the international ones !

Support your local bands \m/

Rana Atef

Rana Atef is one of the youngest active female reviewers in Egypt. She is one of the Admins of The Egyptian Metal Scene page, One of the Admins of The Egyptian Metal Archive, Writer/Reviewer at Rock Era Magazine, Writer/Reviewer at Jorzine and The Egyptian Representative at JoScene. She started writing at the age of 17. She has more than 80 published reviews through only 3 years. She joins AudioInferno to have a greater view of the whole African Metal Scene.

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