Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
EXILE was founded by guitarist Nader back in 2008, when he brought the members to jamming sessions to play together, then they decided to come up with their own music. Nader and Hasan were friends before and wanted to take the jamming more seriously so they both met Tayyem the drummer who was also interested in the same musical style. They continued playing together and recorded their first demo album at Tayyem's basement with SymphoQueen Production. The demo is entitled "Death Thrashers Rising” which is a name that depicts their passion to old school thrash metal. The band was supposed to perform in the first edition of the Pyramids Metal Festival in Egypt as an opening act for the British Death Metal legends Napalm Death, but the organizers of the event postponed the event due to the situation in Egypt. The first line-up was Nader, Hasan and Tayyem, but Hasan had to leave the band due to his work out of the country, so the band decided to find a new good bassist, in the early of 2010 exile met Ibrahim Khatib, and he was interested to be a member in Exile.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Exile's music is based on aggressive riffs that should be as fast as the old Thrash Metal was. In an attempt to revive the spirit of 80's metal. And the bands who influenced our music are too many to be listed, such as, Death, Testamet, king diamond, violence, forbidden, dark angel, Hexenhaus, accuser, Kreator, assorted heap, cranium, slammer,sepultura.......etc
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
well, he\she shouldn't hehe, if he\she likes thrash metal i guess he\she should give the band a shot.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
In Jan. 2010 the band released the first demo album " Dead thrashers rising" consists 4 tracks, and after few months they released a single album entitled Absolute Evil, the release consisted of 2 tracks, a rerecording of the song "Ignorant is What You Are” that was previously released in the Demo album , and the single track Absolute Evil, the track is to be re-released in the band's full length debut album "Suspended Society/Mutilated Variety”. Both the Demo album and the single release "Absolute Evil” received a number of positive reviews and was featured on several radio stations in and outside of Jordan in countries that are to be considered pioneers in the genre, such as; Germany, USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, France, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Columbia. In July, 2011, Exile entered the studio to record their first full length debut album "Suspended Society/Mutilated Variety”. The album was recorded in the realms of HPP (Horned Helmet Productions). In July 30, 2012 the band released their first full-length album "Suspended Society/Mutilated Variety” the album contains 11 fast and aggressive tracks which are pure old school thrash with some death metal elements. and the album received a several good reviews as well.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Yes. actually In February of 2011 Exile performed their first concert at Do Rock, in Istanbul, Turkey, the performance went quite smooth and the band managed to create a solid fan base in turkey as a result. The band was later supposed to perform in the first edition of the Pyramids Metal Festival in Egypt as an opening act for the British Death Metal legends Napalm Death, but the organizers of the event postponed the event due to the situation in Egypt. And the last live performance was a couple of months ago in jordan. and that was our first live show in our country. P.s. we can not play freely in our country, because metal music is not allowed, but sometimes the authorities allow it for unknown reason.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Well, i dont know, but i guess they must know that the band is from the middle east where it's hard to find metal bands in middle eastern countries, the band pays a lot of efforts to record an album or even to find a good place to jam, so i guess labels and zines should give us a chance and listen to our songs.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are looking now for a record label, and we'll play in Dubai or Lebanon to promote our new album in the next few months.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to our music on youtube, myspace and revebnation, and you can download the demo and the single for free, but our new album is on Cdbaby, amazon mp3 and Itunes, you can buy it form there, so support us