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Sunday Slaylist: Metal from the Middle East

April 15th, 2012

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The Middle East is a perpetual presence in world affairs – at the time of writing, the ceasefire between Syria’s government and rebel forces rests on a knife edge, Egypt’s first truly free presidential elections in decades is already mired in controversy, and the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran continue to prove inconclusive. It’s against this background of uprising and upheaval that Jon Kerr offers up this week’s Spotify Slaylist as a “horns-up” to all our Middle Eastern metal brethren.

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Album: Betzefer – Freedom To The Slave Makers

March 11th, 2011

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Betzefer
Freedom To The Slave Makers
AFM Records
21 February 2011

by Andy Parker

Freedom To The Slave Makers has taken quite a while to surface. After leaving Roadrunner Records in 2007 with mixed feelings from both the band and label, Betzefer regrouped in 2008 with with producer Warren Riker (who’s previously been behind the desk for both Korn and Down) and headed into the studio with the intention of releasing their next record before the year was out. Fast forward to 2011. Only surfacing for a mere handful of shows during the intervening period, Betfezer seemed to have very little to show for such prolonged delays.

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