Moustafa Troll is the founder, director and manager and the lead singer. Shung plays guitars, keys, and is the music composer. Shaadie Khoury handle the drums. Marcel Hauptmann is the bass player, Amr El Zanaty takes care of the percussion, while Stefanie Pfaffenzeller plays violin & viola and Ahmed El Eskandarany plays Nay and oriental flutes. Together these fine musicians are the band Ahl Sina and the play their own brand of oriental metal. The musicians lives in three different country, Germany, USA and Egypt. Ahl Sina is obvious an international band of musicians from three different continents gathered strive to give the world an unique metal Music! The debut from Ahl Sina is Troops Of Pain and here are the title track,
Ahl Sina was founded by Troll during the time he lived in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. After the band formed in 2009, Troll returned to Cairo, where he wrote the story used on Ahl Sina’s debut album Troops Of Pain. From there, he contacted his friend, Shung. The two collaboratively designed a long-term vision and direction for the band. In their thought sessions, Troll and Shung plotted music for Troops Of Pain and beyond. The two friends developed means to apply melodic and atmospheric elements using nay, flute, traditional percussion, and violin in order to materialize their hallmark on the Oriental metal music genre.
Another song from the Troops Of Pain,The Gift
Not long after Troll and Shung wrote their first three songs together, the duo pulled a Cairo performance line-up, with only themselves and Ahl Sina’s nay flute, Ahmed El Eskandarany, and percussionist, Amr El Zanaty, as permanent members. However, due to Troll’s move abroad, the band took a hiatus from performing. It was in 2014, when Ahl Sina’s Cairo-based percussionist approached Troll in Germany, then a decision was made to reassemble Ahl Sina once and for all. Troll, Shung, and Amr El Zannaty realized that by utilizing widely available technologies, Ahl Sina has the capability to work on real-time collaborations across vast distances. The ensuing creation is Ahl Sina as a worldwide collective of highly adaptive, and talented musicians.
After diligent research, Troll identified a line-up of musicians for the band who both understand and believe in the ongoing innovation of Ahl Sina. He added professional violinist Stefanie Pfaffenzeller from Germany, tribal drummer Shaadie Khoury from USA, and accomplished bassist Marcel Hauptmann from Germany. All members realized, that Ahl Sina is meant to be an international group spread across three continents.
They all agreed on the risk of recording their first album as separate pieces, in separate countries (Egypt, Germany, and USA), without even one joint rehearsal. Having never met, Ahl Sina’s members are somehow anxious to hear the results of their global project. They are confident Troops Of Pain validates their venture, and they look forward to their journey as a professional band.