There are six metal bands from Kuwait, and all are active. Within prog, there is only one band, and that is Bader Nana. The band is originally from Lebanon, but has announced the transfer to Kuwait. So far, three albums have been released, and the fourth Wormwood II was released some weeks ago. On that record, Bader Nana has received help from four musicians. Bader Nana plays all instruments and he sing.
– Violins by Nancy Alsafady on:
Long Story Short – Star Born – Journey Home – The Dream
– Backing Vocals by Omar Afuni on:
– Guitar Solos by Adel Al-Qattan & Ramzi Ramman on:
Desperate No More
– Lyrics by Adel Al-Qattan, Omar Afuni & Bader Nana
Fender, M-audio, Musicman, Sterling, Yamaha, Boss, Shure, Roland, Presonus Studio one, Steven Slate & Slate Digital, Ozone 7, Native instruments, Cort, Waves, spectrasonics, Ernie Ball, Dunlop, Kawai, Perfect drums, Toontrack, Ample Bass.
1. Long Story Short (7:00)
2. Star Born (5:35)
3. Mercury (5:39)
4. Same Old Song (5:23)
5. Awake (4:31)
6. Journey Home (2:33)
7. Earth 1974 (4:16)
8. Desperate No More (5:58)
9. Ordinary Life (4:34)
10. The Dream (8:26)
Total Time 53:55
The Kuwait-based Lebanese musician Bader Nana started playing music when he was 18 years old. With experience in playing various instruments in some local bands, he’s started on his feet with being influenced by lots of progressive metal or neo-progressive rock projects, and released his full-length debut album Wormwood in collaboration with his family and music friends upon his Bandcamp in September 2011. Now he is back with version 2.0 of the debut Wormwood.
Wormwood II is a very good album that are brimming with ultra-melodic music. And the song Star Born for instance really proves that he has serious compositional skills.