Ashmedi, vocalist and guitarist with Melechesh spoke with me recently about the band’s latest release, The Epigenesis. The group originally formed in Jerusalem and eventually relocated to The Netherlands. Their sound is very unique in the metal world as they combine thrash, death and black metal with a Middle Eastern influence, the result of which is quite stunning. It is not everyday you can hear sitars on an extreme metal record, but that is exactly the kind of thing you will find on The Epigenesis.