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Melechesh

Country of origin:
International
Location:
Jerusalem/Bethlehem (early); Netherlands/France (mid); Germany (later)
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1993
Genre:
Black/Death/Middle Eastern Folk Metal
Lyrical themes:
Mesopotamian mythology
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1993-present
Melechesh means "King of Fire" in Hebrew. It's pronounced as "Meh-lek-esh" by the band, though modern Hebrew pronunciation for the "ch" would be similar to the one in Scottish "loch".

Problems between Melechesh and the strictly religious people in Jerusalem, as well as other professional and personal reasons, encouraged the band to relocate with members going to The Netherlands where they ...
Current
Melechesh Ashmedi Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Piano (1993-present), Bass (1996, 2010), Bağlama, Daf, Darbuka, Riq (2003-present), Sitar (2010-present), Esraj, Bouzouki, Manjira, Bells, Tibetan bowls (2015-present)
See also: ex-Crushed Cenotaph, Ashmedi
Lord Curse Drums, Percussion (1994-1999, 2014-present), Vocals (backing) (1995-1999)
Moloch Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1994-2013, 2014-present), Bass (1996), Bouzouki (2001-2013), Daf, Darbuka, Riq (2003-2013), Bağlama, Bendir (2010-2013), Bouzouki, Bağlama, Daf, Darbuka, Riq, Bendir (2014-present)
See also: ex-Equimanthorn
Past
Thamuz Bass (1995)
Uusur Bass, Vocals (backing) (1995-1996)
Cimeries Keyboards (1995)
Al Hazred Bass, Vocals (backing), Keyboards (1996-2008)
See also: Conspiracy
Proscriptor McGovern Drums, Percussion, Vocals (1999-2005)
See also: Mongrel's Cross, Proscriptor, Zemial (live), ex-Absu, ex-Magus, ex-Ossuarist, Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, Starchaser Network, ex-Equitant, ex-Blood Storm (live), ex-Judas Iscariot (live), ex-Equimanthorn, ex-Karnage
Xul Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing) (2005-2013)
See also: ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Lier in Wait, ex-Inferi, ex-Funeral Winds, ex-Thanatos
Rahm Bass, Vocals (backing) (2010-2011)
See also: Thanatos, ex-Enforcer, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Tiranilor (live), ex-Sudden Annihilation
Scorpios Bass, Bass (fretless), Percussion, Mouth harp, Vocals (backing) (2013-2016)
See also: Crimson Moon, Possession Ritual, Sabnack, Akrabu, Behind Your Fear, E. V. P., ex-Acherontas, ex-Demoncy, ex-Dethroned, ex-Ancient (live), ex-Hortus Animae (live), ex-Zemial (live), ex-Infested, ex-Nibiru
Sirius Guitars (2013)
See also: Seth.ECT, ex-Drain of Impurity, ex-Raven Woods
Samuel Santiago Drums (2014)
See also: Obvurt, ex-Black Crown Initiate, ex-Black March, ex-Brought by Pain, ex-First Fragment, ex-Gorod, ex-Line of Sight, ex-Agressor (live), ex-Arkhon Infaustus (live), ex-Beyond Creation (live), ex-Carnival in Coal (live), ex-Cruxifiction (live), ex-Loudblast (live), ex-No Return (live), ex-Purgatoire (live), ex-Next on the List, ex-Zubrowska, ex-Fleshdoll, ex-Vacuus, ex-Señor Flores
Tsel Bass (2016)
See also: Kenosis, Draugur (live), Wesenwille (live), ex-Ecocide, ex-Illuster, ex-Sinister, ex-Xanathos
Current (Live)
Uroš Apat Bass
See also: Vulvathrone, Old Bridge Cartel, ex-Cordura, ex-Cvinger, ex-Marax, ex-Chalice of Torment
Nomadic Soul Drums (2016-present)
See also: Obnounce, Vulvathrone, ex-Condemnatio Cristi, ex-Crucifixions, ex-Dominators, ex-Dreamsphere
Nomadic Soul Guitars (2016-present)
See also: Horresque, Nocte Obducta, Schammasch (live), ex-Adorn, ex-Kali, ex-Wald, ex-Dinner auf Uranos
Nocturnal Overlord Bass (2017-present)
See also: Necrochamber, ex-Arise, Nibiru, ex-Crimson Moon, ex-Endstille (live), ex-Abyssmal Nocturne, ex-Infested, ex-Temple of the Dreaming Serpent
Past (Live)
Geert Devenster Guitars (?-2008)
See also: ex-Lessness, ex-Exterminator, ex-Leng Tch'e, ex-Panchrysia (live), ex-Inhuman Hatred, ex-Gorath (live), ex-Excavation
Butchered Bass (1997)
See also: Arallu
Rahm Bass, Vocals (backing) (2007-2008, 2009-2010)
See also: Thanatos, ex-Enforcer, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Tiranilor (live), ex-Sudden Annihilation
Malak Al'Maut Guitars (2008-2009)
See also: Thanatos, ex-Eternal Frost, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Sudden Annihilation, ex-Israthoum (live)
Aethyris MacKay Guitars (2011)
See also: Grotesque Hysterectomy, Khonsu (live), ex-Infernal Oak, ex-Pantheon I, ex-Horizon Ablaze, ex-Absu
Gregory den Hartog Guitars (2011)
See also: ex-Sudden Annihilation, ex-Sepiroth
Scorpios Bass, Vocals (backing) (2012-2013)
See also: Crimson Moon, Possession Ritual, Sabnack, Akrabu, Behind Your Fear, E. V. P., ex-Acherontas, ex-Demoncy, ex-Dethroned, ex-Ancient (live), ex-Hortus Animae (live), ex-Zemial (live), ex-Infested, ex-Nibiru
Nomadic Soul Guitars (2012-2016)
See also: The Spirit, ex-Dethroned, ex-Winter
Michał Łysejko Drums (2013-2014)
See also: Morowe, Night of the World, Obskkvlt, Pagan Forest, ex-Sonheillon, ex-Strandhogg, ex-Pleroms Gate, ex-Access Denied, ex-Decapitated, ex-Norden, ex-Driller (live)
Ralph Santolla Guitars (2013)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Hollow, ex-Millenium, ex-Deicide, ex-Memorain, ex-Obituary, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Toxik, ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Vital Remains (live), ex-Death (live), ex-Devil's Highway, ex-Eyewitness, ex-Monarch, ex-Ralph Santolla, ex-Redscream, ex-Serpent Seduced Eve, ex-Stare
Nomadic Soul Drums (2014-2016)
See also: Agressor, Benighted, Death Lab, Mithridatic, Rejoice! The Light Has Come, Nader Sadek (live), ex-Dead Talking Mind, ex-The Arisen, ex-DeadlySins, ex-Gorsed Noctis, ex-Svart Crown, ex-Deathawaits (live), ex-Seth (live), ex-Shining (live), ex-The Seven Gates, ex-Gods of Hate
Melechesh Ashmedi Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Piano (1993-present), Bass (1996, 2010), Bağlama, Daf, Darbuka, Riq (2003-present), Sitar (2010-present), Esraj, Bouzouki, Manjira, Bells, Tibetan bowls (2015-present)
See also: ex-Crushed Cenotaph, Ashmedi
Lord Curse Drums, Percussion (1994-1999, 2014-present), Vocals (backing) (1995-1999)
Moloch Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1994-2013, 2014-present), Bass (1996), Bouzouki (2001-2013), Daf, Darbuka, Riq (2003-2013), Bağlama, Bendir (2010-2013), Bouzouki, Bağlama, Daf, Darbuka, Riq, Bendir (2014-present)
See also: ex-Equimanthorn
Thamuz Bass (1995)
Uusur Bass, Vocals (backing) (1995-1996)
Cimeries Keyboards (1995)
Al Hazred Bass, Vocals (backing), Keyboards (1996-2008)
See also: Conspiracy
Proscriptor McGovern Drums, Percussion, Vocals (1999-2005)
See also: Mongrel's Cross, Proscriptor, Zemial (live), ex-Absu, ex-Magus, ex-Ossuarist, Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, Starchaser Network, ex-Equitant, ex-Blood Storm (live), ex-Judas Iscariot (live), ex-Equimanthorn, ex-Karnage
Xul Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing) (2005-2013)
See also: ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Lier in Wait, ex-Inferi, ex-Funeral Winds, ex-Thanatos
Rahm Bass, Vocals (backing) (2010-2011)
See also: Thanatos, ex-Enforcer, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Tiranilor (live), ex-Sudden Annihilation
Scorpios Bass, Bass (fretless), Percussion, Mouth harp, Vocals (backing) (2013-2016)
See also: Crimson Moon, Possession Ritual, Sabnack, Akrabu, Behind Your Fear, E. V. P., ex-Acherontas, ex-Demoncy, ex-Dethroned, ex-Ancient (live), ex-Hortus Animae (live), ex-Zemial (live), ex-Infested, ex-Nibiru
Sirius Guitars (2013)
See also: Seth.ECT, ex-Drain of Impurity, ex-Raven Woods
Samuel Santiago Drums (2014)
See also: Obvurt, ex-Black Crown Initiate, ex-Black March, ex-Brought by Pain, ex-First Fragment, ex-Gorod, ex-Line of Sight, ex-Agressor (live), ex-Arkhon Infaustus (live), ex-Beyond Creation (live), ex-Carnival in Coal (live), ex-Cruxifiction (live), ex-Loudblast (live), ex-No Return (live), ex-Purgatoire (live), ex-Next on the List, ex-Zubrowska, ex-Fleshdoll, ex-Vacuus, ex-Señor Flores
Tsel Bass (2016)
See also: Kenosis, Draugur (live), Wesenwille (live), ex-Ecocide, ex-Illuster, ex-Sinister, ex-Xanathos
Current
Uroš Apat Bass
See also: Vulvathrone, Old Bridge Cartel, ex-Cordura, ex-Cvinger, ex-Marax, ex-Chalice of Torment
Nomadic Soul Drums (2016-present)
See also: Obnounce, Vulvathrone, ex-Condemnatio Cristi, ex-Crucifixions, ex-Dominators, ex-Dreamsphere
Nomadic Soul Guitars (2016-present)
See also: Horresque, Nocte Obducta, Schammasch (live), ex-Adorn, ex-Kali, ex-Wald, ex-Dinner auf Uranos
Nocturnal Overlord Bass (2017-present)
See also: Necrochamber, ex-Arise, Nibiru, ex-Crimson Moon, ex-Endstille (live), ex-Abyssmal Nocturne, ex-Infested, ex-Temple of the Dreaming Serpent
Past
Geert Devenster Guitars (?-2008)
See also: ex-Lessness, ex-Exterminator, ex-Leng Tch'e, ex-Panchrysia (live), ex-Inhuman Hatred, ex-Gorath (live), ex-Excavation
Butchered Bass (1997)
See also: Arallu
Rahm Bass, Vocals (backing) (2007-2008, 2009-2010)
See also: Thanatos, ex-Enforcer, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Tiranilor (live), ex-Sudden Annihilation
Malak Al'Maut Guitars (2008-2009)
See also: Thanatos, ex-Eternal Frost, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Sudden Annihilation, ex-Israthoum (live)
Aethyris MacKay Guitars (2011)
See also: Grotesque Hysterectomy, Khonsu (live), ex-Infernal Oak, ex-Pantheon I, ex-Horizon Ablaze, ex-Absu
Gregory den Hartog Guitars (2011)
See also: ex-Sudden Annihilation, ex-Sepiroth
Scorpios Bass, Vocals (backing) (2012-2013)
See also: Crimson Moon, Possession Ritual, Sabnack, Akrabu, Behind Your Fear, E. V. P., ex-Acherontas, ex-Demoncy, ex-Dethroned, ex-Ancient (live), ex-Hortus Animae (live), ex-Zemial (live), ex-Infested, ex-Nibiru
Nomadic Soul Guitars (2012-2016)
See also: The Spirit, ex-Dethroned, ex-Winter
Michał Łysejko Drums (2013-2014)
See also: Morowe, Night of the World, Obskkvlt, Pagan Forest, ex-Sonheillon, ex-Strandhogg, ex-Pleroms Gate, ex-Access Denied, ex-Decapitated, ex-Norden, ex-Driller (live)
Ralph Santolla Guitars (2013)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Hollow, ex-Millenium, ex-Deicide, ex-Memorain, ex-Obituary, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Toxik, ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Vital Remains (live), ex-Death (live), ex-Devil's Highway, ex-Eyewitness, ex-Monarch, ex-Ralph Santolla, ex-Redscream, ex-Serpent Seduced Eve, ex-Stare
Nomadic Soul Drums (2014-2016)
See also: Agressor, Benighted, Death Lab, Mithridatic, Rejoice! The Light Has Come, Nader Sadek (live), ex-Dead Talking Mind, ex-The Arisen, ex-DeadlySins, ex-Gorsed Noctis, ex-Svart Crown, ex-Deathawaits (live), ex-Seth (live), ex-Shining (live), ex-The Seven Gates, ex-Gods of Hate
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