2011 gets better and better for Dubai-based death metal act Nervecell with confirmation that they will open for metal legends Metallica on home soil at the YAS Arena, Abu Dhabi on October 25th as part of the YAS Island Show Weekends.
(more info here: http://thinkflash.ae/content/metallica-to-play-abu-dhabi)
Nervecell released their latest album, the critically acclaimed ‘Psychogenocide’, earlier this year and have just returned from a hugely successful run of European shows, including the prestigious Summerbreeze and Brutal Assault festivals.
In early 2000 the United Arab Emirates witnessed the birth of Nervecell; a formidable metal act, the likes of which was rarely to be seen in the Middle East, never mind Dubai, a cosmopolitan city that is predominantly saturated in mainstream music and chart topping acts.
While the band draws their influences from extreme metal acts like Morbid Angel, Deicide, Suffocation and Bolt Thrower, they also draw inspiration from classic metal bands, such as Pantera, Slayer, Testament, and Sepultura.
Ready and equipped to release their unique mixture of fast paced thrash and brutal death metal, the band set their stall out to be the driving force behind the wave of heavy metal that was ready to explode out of the region.
The band have appeared across Europe and Australia, playing alongside Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Kreator, Amon Amarth, Immortal, Motörhead, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Chimaira, As I Lay Dying, Deicide, Suffocation to name a few.
Nervecell have also graced the stages of a host of renowned metal festival including
Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Metal GDL, Mass Deathtruction, Way of Darkness Festival, Egypt Metal Festival 2007, Metalstock Festival, and Australian Road Rage Tour.