Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Web site: http://www.myspace.com/althawra
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Al Thawra meaning "the revolution" in Arabic, has signed for two releases on Shaytan Productions, joining the "revolution" of the oriental metal scene. Creating a fusion/hybrid music of Arabic culture with experimental/doom metal influences but classified as Punk. The band has a wide popularity having been in the Rolling Stone Magazine and quoted as being the first Muslim Punk Rock Band to tour. They have been featured in the Globe and Mail newspaper in Canada, The Chicago Tribune, and the Texas Observer.
Globe and Mail Canada: "Vitals: Notable for its significantly harsh sound, the band's name means "the revolution" in Arabic. Behind a wall of thrashing guitars and imposing vocals there are a few Middle Eastern instruments, a little like a death metal band crashing a Beirut speakeasy."
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