After seeing Anarchy performing live in Cape Town in 2013, the news reaches us as no surprise that the band has just signed a distribution deal with Germany’s Legacy Records. Below is an extract from the label’s website describing the emergence of this powerful band from the ancient land of pharaohs:
“In the beginning of 2009, “Anarchy” emerged as an idea in Cairo, Egypt from the efforts of band members Ahmed Raouf (Guitarist) and Naeyr Osama (Drummer). Later that year, after searching for other members to complete the line up, they found Hazem Sherif, an old friend, who completed the trio in terms of commitment and musical talent to fill the bassist position. The three members began experimenting with various sounds to establish the core of their music. They then discovered a second guitarist was necessary to reach the desired output of the instrumentals, and that wasn’t so far from finding Peter Ayman. Together with Peter, the band managed to develop their own unique sound, blending the different backgrounds from each of the four members. The music became heavy, dark, and progressive . At that point, it was clear that this band was on its way to becoming a progressive metal band which took them to the next step of searching for a name. After brainstorming various names that fit the structure of the compositions, as well as the given time period for the band, “Anarchy” suited the sounds they created as well as the personal views of the members.
Despite the established backbone of the group, they were still facing a dilemma with the lead vocals. There were numerous auditions for vocalists, yet they were still unable to find a suitable fit. Even though there was talent evident in the auditions, it was the chemistry with the music and the band members that was difficult to find. It wasn’t until 2011 that the band was completed. Peter (Guitarist) and Naeyr (Drummer) came across a vocalist that played in the same studio in which they practiced. After introducing the already developed compositions in the band to Adham Kafafy, he grew a strong liking towards their work, as well as gave innovative input by writing lyrics and creating the vocal lines. Anarchy was well on their way to establishing their name in the Egyptian metal community.” ~ Legacy-Records (Germany)
The band has pursued an active gig roster since even before the release of Scriptorium, but afterwards also including their 2013 tour to South Africa with Pretoria’s Maximum Carnage. In Egypt, they have risen quickly to high prestige, having performed at such monumental shows as the Metal Asylum festival in Dubai during November 2013, and the largest Egyptian metal festival known as The Brain Slash.
For regular updates on the band’s news and activities, also follow their official Facebook page.
Watch Anarchy performing “Pandora” live at Metal Blast 2013 below:
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