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Maldivian Heavy Metallers NOTHNEGAL: New Self-Titled, Supernatural-Themed EP Hits Digital Retailers on July 9, 2013 via Season of Mist


Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL will release their new self-titled EP on July 9, 2013 via Season of Mist. The EP was recorded at Vakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production being handled by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying) and Paul Reeve (MUSE). The NOTHNEGAL EP will consist of four tracks and will be released exclusively through digital retailers in North America and other parts of the world.

This is NOTHNEGAL’s first release with new vocalist Affan and new guitarist Chippe (Serenity Dies), who is currently filling in for longtime NOTHNEGAL guitarist Fufu. The band describes the EP’s sound as “very raw and organic with minimal electronic effects”. Elements such as the “boduberu” (log drums used in the Maldives) and other ambient sounds from the Maldivian environment were gathered for the new album.

Overall, the new music aims to explore the supernatural realm and people who have experienced paranormal encounters and/or have been possessed, offering a glimpse into these beings and false conspiracies. The EP shines a light on the folklore, beliefs and legends of the Maldivian islands and begs the listener to question their own spiritual state and vulnerability. The themes of the EP also include current social issues such as child abuse, corruption and family related problems.

Stay tuned for music set to be revealed soon.

NOTHNEGAL is touring this June in India with French progressive metallers HACRIDE. See below for the confirmed tour dates. Venues coming soon.

INDIA: Co-Headline tour with Hacride:

08 Jun 13 Hyderabad (IN) 10 Sports Bar

12 Jun 13 Mumbai (IN) United 1

14 Jun 13 Nasik (IN) TBA

15 Jun 13 Kolkata (IN) Nazrul Mancha

16 Jun 13 Delhi (IN) Blue Frog


  • Affan (Vocals)
  • Hamad (Bass)
  • Hilarl (Guitar)
  • Chippe (Guitar)
  • Marco Sneck (Keyboards)
  • Kevin Talley (Drums)

For more information on NOTHNEGAL, please visit these websites:

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