A stone chamber. Smell of mould, sand and age. Darkness, torches, fading artwork on the walls. Steps lead deeper into the stone. 3000km away from the Valley of the Kings, in 2015 a band have set themselves the tasks to merge the atmosphere of ancient Egypt musically into a classic Black Metal fundament. Under the banner of the lion-headed god Maahes (the lord of darkness, winds and slaughter) they stepped out of the catacombs and with a unique stage show they have already been guests at festivals like the Wolfszeit or the Ragnarök Festival. The EP Ancient Force was released in 2016. It was an excursion into the Greek myths and gods.
Now the time of reincarnation has come! After a long time of preparation, the release date of the upcoming debut album from Egyptophile black metallers Maahes is set. The album will see the light of day on September 18th via MDD. The title track Reincarnation,
Conceptually as well as musically, this five-piece shows that they know how to shoulder the burden of extreme metal history. Just as the protagonist of their concept album escapes from the captivity of the ancient Egyptian underworld and resurrects successfully at the end, Maahes stylistically fight their way through a quarter of a century of extreme music history. An old track,
Reincarnation was recorded during 2018 in several studios. The drum recordings, as well as mixing and mastering, took place under the direction of Florian Dammasch at Nightside Audio in Solingen (Eïs, Ash Of Ashes, a.o.). The debut is rounded off by the artwork of Brazilian artist Caio Caldas/Cadiesart (Dragonforce, Doro, among others).