metal goes egyptian
A series of video performances featuring the music of Massive Scar Era, accompanied by a traditional Egyptian Arabic music orchestra, all filmed in a studio setting.
metal goes egyptian ep is scheduled to be released on November 3, 2023.
The singles, back to the sun + between waves are out now.
A special thanks to Katia Makdissi-Warren (Oktoecho) for her exceptional consultation, guidance, and unwavering support throughout this musical endeavour. She also played a vital role in connecting MSE with a group of immensely talented musicians who specialize in playing Arabic music. It was their enthusiasm and willingness to step outside of their comfort zones that truly brought this project to life.
Violins: Kristin Molnar, Zoé Dumais, and Rasha Masalkhi
Viola: Omar Abou Afach
Oud: mohamed masmoudi
Qanun: Nizar Tabcharani
Percussions: Phyras Haddad, and bertil schulrabe
Drums: Julia Geaman
Bass guitar behind the camera: Etienne Tremblay
Songwriting, vocal, guitar: Cherine Amr
Arabic music arranger: Weka Soliman
Music Copyist: Hugo Mayrand
Sound Technicians: Jacob Lacroix-Cardinal, and Nicolas Pétrowski
Music Producer, mix and master: Etienne Tremblay (La Machine à Mixer)
Video Production Company: Talkie Productions
Video Producer Jason Walters
Camera operators and editing: Kyle Anderson, Jeremy Schell, Corey Nikolaus
Makeup: Chela Reyes and Matea Mansi
Community Connector and Marketing Support: Jokermail Productions
Recorded by Nicolas Pétrowski and Etienne Tremblay (La Machine à Mixer) at Studio Mixart, Montreal, QC, who were extremely kind and accommodating.
Artwork photo and design concept by Biggg Rock Films
Photo session make up by Studio Strawberry