Artist Biography Available in: "Melechesh" is an Assyrian black metal band that originated in Jerusalem. Ashmedi started the band as a solo project in 1993. In the following year, guitarist Moloch and drummer Lord Curse were added to the line-up. The band’s goal was to create a type of black metal incorporating extensive Middle Eastern influences mainly based on Assyrian (Mesopotamian) and occult themes (both musically and lyrically); the band invented the title " Mesopotamian metal " or " Sumerian Black Thrashing Metal " to best describe their type of metal.
The name Melechesh consists of two words, melech (meaning king), and esh (meaning fire) of Aramaic and classic Hebraic origins, a combination which has been originated by the band.
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