Myrath

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Myrath
Myrath en Madrid.jpg
Myrath in Madrid
Background information
Also known as X-Tazy (2001-2005)
Origin Tunisia
Genres Oriental metal, progressive metal, power metal
Years active 2001–present
Labels Edel/EarMusic - VeryCords - Nightmare Records - King Records - Groove Master
Website www.myrath.com
Members Malek Ben Arbia
Elyes Bouchoucha
Morgan Berthet
Anis Jouini
Zaher Zorgati
Past members Oualid Issaoui
Fahmi Chakroun
Saif Louhibi
Zaher Hamoudia
Tarek Idouani
Piwee Desfray

Myrath (Arabic: ميراث‎‎ Legacy) is a Tunisian progressive oriental metal band formed in 2001.

Biography[edit]

In their first two years, they played numerous area shows, playing mainly death metal covers. The following two years were spent doing exclusively Symphony X covers.

In early 2005, they created and independently released Double Face, a self-produced fan EP (under the name "X-Tazy").

In early 2006, the band got an opportunity to open for Robert Plant and Adagio, playing for over 7000 music fans and meeting their future producer, Adagio's keyboard player Kevin Codfert. With the support of Kevin, Myrath recorded their first full-length album Hope. The band was signed by the French label Brennus-Music and Hope was released in 2007 in France. The album was well-received, and led to a number of festival performances in Europe.

Their follow-up album Desert Call was released in early 2010. It was a second turning point in Myrath's career in terms of increased recognition and increasing their fan base, garnering an even wider interest from the media and promoters.

The third Myrath album Tales of the Sands was released in late 2011. They supported the album by touring with bands such as Dream Theater, HIM, W.A.S.P., Tarja Turunen and toured around the world (including Dubai, USA, India, Europe, North Africa) over a few years. The band also made their first live appearance on US soil at ProgPower USA, in 2013, and headlined ProgPower Europe in Netherlands. Myrath have secured a slot on the new Symphony X tour in Europe for early 2016. Still in 2016, they released their fourth album, Legacy. Also in 2016, vocalist Zaher Zorgati was cast as a guest singer in Ayreon's upcoming album The Source.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 2005: Double Face (Released only in Tunisia) under the name X-Tazy
  • 2007: Hope (Brennus Music)
  • 2010: Desert Call (XIII Bis Records for Europe and Nightmare Records for the rest of the world)
  • 2011: Tales of the Sands (XIII Bis Records for Europe, Nightmare Records for the US and King Records for Asia)
  • 2016: Legacy (Edel - EarMusic for Europe, VeryCords for France, Nightmare Records for the US, King Records for Asia and Groove Master for MENA Region)

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Walid Issaoui – guitar (2001–2003)
  • Fahmi Chakroun – drums (2001–2004)
  • Saief Louhibi – drums (2004–2011)
  • Zaher Hamoudia – bass (2001–2004)
  • Tarek Idouani – lead vocals (2001–2003)
  • Piwee Desfray – drums (2011-2012)

Live performances[edit]

Myrath has performed live at festivals including Metal Rock Fest in Lillehammer, Progpower Europe 2010 in the Netherlands, Metal Ride Festival in France, and ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guest Musicians". New Ayreon Album. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

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