Interview with Anis Jouini of Myrath on new album Shehili

Can you let us know where the name Shehili comes from?

Shehili is a warm wind coming from the desert in Tunisia

And the artwork is connected to the name of the album?

Not directly, the artwork is about a lot of symbols we like :
The eye symbolizes defense against the evil eye and bad luck, also representing blessings, power and strength.
The symbol of oriental architecture references to the beauty of the country, as well as its multi-faceted culture that can be found in Tunisia. The architecture in Tunisia often expresses the connection between buildings and spirituality with ornamental decorations.

Who and what has inspired you musically on this album?

What is wrong in this world, what could be right, and our fans around the world


Which song was the easiest/hardest to write? And how come?

I can’t really remember that, sometimes you have a melody, a structure, and then you gonna spend weeks on the arrangements, sometimes it’s the other way you never know until it’s done.

Is there any track that means something special for you on the album?

Shehili, and that’s why it’s the name of the album too, we tried to make it look like a long story, something big and fragile at the same time, something powerful. That’s also why it’s place like that on the album when you usually put the one you don’t like in the end, this is clearly not the case here. Now they kinda all mean something, Dance, which might seem light when you don’t really pay attention to the lyrics, isn’t that light at all, that’s a song with a positive message but based on things that are really wrong on earth.

It’s been Three years since your last Album “Legacy” was released. What is the biggest difference (if any) between your last album “Legacy” and your latest release “Shehili”?

I think Shehili is the logical way to continue the adventure after Legacy, even our video clips are linked. We just worked harder, faster, spent more time on details to deliver something better.

Finally, can you tell us a little about what is in store next for Myrath? Where can fans experience the album live, in the nearest future?

Well now that the album is out, we’re working on the release of our first DVD, should be long now, and we of course have shows soon, festivals first with Sweden Rock, Wacken, Hammamet, Tokyo, then we’ll go on tour in Europe in November.

Thank you so much for your time. Do you have any last words for your fans (Myrathists) and our fellow readers?

Thank you for your questions ! Is it cheesy to say we love you all ? is it obvious that no matter where you are, who you are, what you believe in, we all love you and we’re really proud and blessed for having your support, your messages every day…
We don’t call you Myrathists because you’re our lil army, you’re a part of Myrath and we really hope you will like Shehili as much as we enjoyed writing it for you.
For all the readers and those who don’t know you, we hope to see you someday soon to give you some warmth of our Shehili. See you soon, we’re coming !


Shehili (2019)
Legacy (2016)
Tales of the Sands (2011)
Desert Call (2010)
Hope (2007)
Double Face (2005) - released only in Tunisia under the name X-Tazy

Current Line-Up:

Zaher Zorgati - Lead Vocals
Malek Ben Arbia - Guitars
Anis Jouini - Bass Guitar
Elyes Bouchoucha - Keyboards
Morgan Berthet - Drums

Mia Hall
About Mia Hall 62 Articles
Music is my passion and has always been a huge part of my life, both performing and listening.

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