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Melechesh

Country of origin:
Israel
Location:
Jerusalem (early), Netherlands (mid), Germany (later)
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1995
Genre:
Black/Death/Middle Eastern Folk Metal
Lyrical themes:
Mesopotamian mythology
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1995-present
Pronounced as "Meh-lek-esh" by the band (modern Hebrew pronunciation for the "ch" would be similar to the one in Scottish "loch"). Melechesh means "King of Fire" in Hebrew.

Problems between Melechesh and the strictly religious people in Jerusalem, as well as professional and personal reasons, encouraged the band to relocate with members going to The Netherlands where they could continue work ...
Current
Lord Curse Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing) (1995-1999), Drums, Percussion (2014-present)
Moloch Guitars, Saz, Bendir, Bouzouki, Daf, Darbuka, Riq, Vocals (backing) (1995-2013, 2014-present), Bass (1996)
See also: ex-Equimanthorn
Melechesh Ashmedi Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Piano, Sitar, Esraj, Daf, Darbuka, Riq (1995-present), Bass (1996)
See also: ex-Crushed Cenotaph, Ashmedi
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: Absu, Proscriptor, Zemial (live), ex-Magus, ex-Ossuarist, Starchaser Network, ex-Equimanthorn, ex-Equitant, ex-Blood Storm (live), ex-Judas Iscariot (live), ex-Karnage
Xul Drums, Percussion, Vocals (choirs) (2005-2013)
See also: ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Lier in Wait, ex-Inferi, ex-Funeral Winds, ex-Thanatos
Rahm Bass, Vocals (choirs) (2010-2011)
See also: ex-Enforcer, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Tiranilor (live), ex-Sudden Annihilation
Scorpios Bass, 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: Black March, Arkhon Infaustus (live), Incinerate (live), ex-Brought by Pain, ex-First Fragment, ex-Fleshdoll, ex-Gorod, ex-Line of Sight, ex-Vacuus, ex-Agressor (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-Señor Flores
Tsel Bass (2016)
See also: Kenosis, Wesenwille (live), ex-Ecocide, ex-Illuster, ex-Sinister, ex-Xanathos
Current (Live)
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
Past (Live)
Butchered Bass
See also: Arallu
Geert Devenster Guitars (?-2008)
See also: ex-Lessness, ex-Aborted, ex-Exterminator, ex-Leng Tch'e, ex-Panchrysia (live), ex-Inhuman Hatred, ex-Gorath (live), ex-Excavation
Kawn Bass, Vocals (backing) (2007-2008)
Nomadic Soul Guitars (2007-2016)
See also: ex-Dethroned, ex-Winter
Malak Al'Maut Guitars (2008-2009)
See also: Thanatos, ex-Eternal Frost, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Sudden Annihilation, ex-Israthoum (live)
Rahm Bass (2009-2010)
See also: ex-Enforcer, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Tiranilor (live), ex-Sudden Annihilation
Aethyris MacKay Guitars (2011)
See also: Grotesque Hysterectomy, Pantheon I, Khonsu (live), ex-Infernal Oak, ex-Absu, ex-Horizon Ablaze
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
Michał Łysejko Drums (2013-2014)
See also: Decapitated, Morowe, Night of the World, Pagan Forest, ex-Sonheillon, ex-Pleroms Gate, ex-Strandhogg, ex-Access Denied, ex-Norden, ex-Driller (live)
Ralph Santolla Guitars (2013)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Hollow, ex-Deicide, ex-Memorain, ex-Millenium, 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-Ralph Santolla, ex-Redscream, ex-Serpent Seduced Eve, ex-Stare
Nomadic Soul Drums (2014-2016)
See also: Agressor, Benighted, Death Lab, Mithridatic, Serocs, The Arisen, ex-Dead Talking Mind, 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
Lord Curse Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing) (1995-1999), Drums, Percussion (2014-present)
Moloch Guitars, Saz, Bendir, Bouzouki, Daf, Darbuka, Riq, Vocals (backing) (1995-2013, 2014-present), Bass (1996)
See also: ex-Equimanthorn
Melechesh Ashmedi Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Piano, Sitar, Esraj, Daf, Darbuka, Riq (1995-present), Bass (1996)
See also: ex-Crushed Cenotaph, Ashmedi
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: Absu, Proscriptor, Zemial (live), ex-Magus, ex-Ossuarist, Starchaser Network, ex-Equimanthorn, ex-Equitant, ex-Blood Storm (live), ex-Judas Iscariot (live), ex-Karnage
Xul Drums, Percussion, Vocals (choirs) (2005-2013)
See also: ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Lier in Wait, ex-Inferi, ex-Funeral Winds, ex-Thanatos
Rahm Bass, Vocals (choirs) (2010-2011)
See also: ex-Enforcer, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Tiranilor (live), ex-Sudden Annihilation
Scorpios Bass, 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: Black March, Arkhon Infaustus (live), Incinerate (live), ex-Brought by Pain, ex-First Fragment, ex-Fleshdoll, ex-Gorod, ex-Line of Sight, ex-Vacuus, ex-Agressor (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-Señor Flores
Tsel Bass (2016)
See also: Kenosis, Wesenwille (live), ex-Ecocide, ex-Illuster, ex-Sinister, ex-Xanathos
Current
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
Past
Butchered Bass
See also: Arallu
Geert Devenster Guitars (?-2008)
See also: ex-Lessness, ex-Aborted, ex-Exterminator, ex-Leng Tch'e, ex-Panchrysia (live), ex-Inhuman Hatred, ex-Gorath (live), ex-Excavation
Kawn Bass, Vocals (backing) (2007-2008)
Nomadic Soul Guitars (2007-2016)
See also: ex-Dethroned, ex-Winter
Malak Al'Maut Guitars (2008-2009)
See also: Thanatos, ex-Eternal Frost, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Sudden Annihilation, ex-Israthoum (live)
Rahm Bass (2009-2010)
See also: ex-Enforcer, ex-Liar of Golgotha, ex-Tiranilor (live), ex-Sudden Annihilation
Aethyris MacKay Guitars (2011)
See also: Grotesque Hysterectomy, Pantheon I, Khonsu (live), ex-Infernal Oak, ex-Absu, ex-Horizon Ablaze
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
Michał Łysejko Drums (2013-2014)
See also: Decapitated, Morowe, Night of the World, Pagan Forest, ex-Sonheillon, ex-Pleroms Gate, ex-Strandhogg, ex-Access Denied, ex-Norden, ex-Driller (live)
Ralph Santolla Guitars (2013)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Hollow, ex-Deicide, ex-Memorain, ex-Millenium, 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-Ralph Santolla, ex-Redscream, ex-Serpent Seduced Eve, ex-Stare
Nomadic Soul Drums (2014-2016)
See also: Agressor, Benighted, Death Lab, Mithridatic, Serocs, The Arisen, ex-Dead Talking Mind, 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
Added by: Skyklad Modified by: Mosurg
Added on: 2002-07-20 17:06:33 Last modified on: 2018-09-08 12:42:22