Nephelium – Coils of Entropy – 2012
Official Release Date: February 7, 2012
R.I.Y.L. – Cannibal Corpse, Death, Deicide, Vader, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Aeon, Nile, Kronos, Suffocation
“This is by far the finest (first?) metal band out of Dubai since…well, ever. Nephelium’s debut album, Coils of Entropy hits you and hits you HARD. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more angry yet focused at the same time, this is for you. Don’t let the fact that you’ve never heard of this band force you to not get this. I don’t care where you get it (from KZSC perhaps?) just go and listen to this now. Dammit.” – KZSC 881.FM – Santa Cruz, CalifroniaMore Press Reviews
1. Burial Ground 05:02
2. Merciless Annihilation 06:16
3. Hellborne 05:01
4. Malediction 08:53
5. Halls of Judgement 05:56
6. Coils of Entropy 10:07
• All songs written & performed by: Nephelium Album Line Up – Boyan Guerdjikov – Vocals, Alex Zubair – Guitars, Dan Glover – Guitars, Jay Cockerill – Bass, Alan Madhavan – Drums | (Nephelium Current LIVE Line Up | Florian Ravet (Bass) | Devlin Anderson (Vocals) | James Sawyer (Guitar) – Alan Madhavan (Drums) | Alex Zubair (Guitar))
• Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Darius Szcepaniak
• Mastered by Steve Benford
• Recorded at Rouge Valley Studios (Toronto)
• Single released: Burial Ground
• CD Cover Design: Juanjo Castellano (JuanCastellano.com)
• Logo Design: Christopher Horst
• Label: Self Release
• Distribution: Self Release
• UPC Code #: 0 8890720842 2
2003 – Ignite The Wrath of Silence – EP
2002 – Archaic Malevolent Sorcery – Demo
Shared Stage w/
• Beneath The Massacre
• Crimson Shadows
• Starring Jane Leigh
• Vital Remains
Top L-R: Nephelium Current Line Up | Florian Ravet (Bass) | Devlin Anderson (Vocals) | James Sawyer (Guitar) – Bottom L-R: | Alan Madhavan (Drums) | Alex Zubair (Guitar) – Photo Credit – Zhubin Salehi
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.
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.