Masters of Sumerian black/thrash metal MELECHESH will be joined by session bass player Scorpios of the American black metal band CRIMSON MOON.

Scorpios has been residing in Germany for several years and will be arriving in Amsterdam on Tuesday for intensive rehearsal sessions. His first show will be April 20 at Dubai’s Holy Noise metal event. This will mark MELECHESH‘s second performance in Dubai, having first played there in 2009 at the Sand Storm festival.

MELECHESH will release a digital EP called “Mystics Of The Pillar II” on April 27 in Europe and May 1 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast Records.

The EP will contain the following tracks:

01. Mystics Of The Pillar (Alternate Ending)
02. Sacred Geometry (Instrumental)
03. The Epigenesis (Instrumental)

Commented MELECHESH mainman Ashmedi: “We recorded two different ending version of ‘Mystics Of The Pillar’ — this one changes tempo and picks up steam. Why? Because we felt like it; a song with two different endings is not too common in this day and age. Last minute we chose one to be included on the album, thus the second version was not mixed and mastered ’till a much later date. We also decided to release a couple of instrumental versions to our songs, namely ‘The Epigenesis’ title track, which is a 12-13 minute epic, and ‘Sacred Geometry’. Both are multi-faceted and work perfect just as instrumental works. We actually have an instrumental version of the entire album mixed and mastered so enjoy these couple of tracks.”

“The Epigenesis” was recorded in the recently built Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey and was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper.

The “The Epigenesis” cover art was created by the U.K.-based renowned occult artist John Coulthart, who had already collaborated with MELECHESH in the past.