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Ever wanted to find out what inspired a particular song?

Was it based on personal experience or simply passive observation?

What happened in the recording studio or on stage to make one song sound different from the rest?

These are just some of the question bands and musicians attempt to answer in Line 'em Up!

This is where your favourite bands comment on their albums, track by track and give you an insight into the ideas behind their art.


Here’s a chance for you to tell our readers about your new release, ‘Al Intihar’. But could you please start off by introducing the readers to LELAHELL?

Redouane Aouameur (a.k.a. Lelahel), the frontman of the Algerian Progressive Death Metal band LITHAM, has returned to the music scene with a new Extreme Metal project called LELAHELL. The band started as a one-man project, but after the recording of the debut EP, Nihil (bass) and Slave Blaster (drums) from barbarous joined the band. LELAHELL recently finished the recording, mixing and mastering of their first EP titled "Al-Intihar". The band describes it as "6 tracks [full of] of brutality through traditional melodies".

And now onto ‘Al Intihar’ - track-by-track! What inspired you, which topics are you dealing with, what do you want to express with the songs etc.

01. Emperor
It’s about the emperor Nero, and his 14 years of reign. The history repeats itself, right?

02. Al Moutanabi
Al Moutanabi was an Arab (Iraqi-born) poet. He is considered as one of the greatest poets in the Arabic language. He had a great pride in himself through his poetry. I choose one of his most famous poems to describe the egomaniacal nature of humans.

03. Into The Past
Into the past reminds us all the evil mankind has done throughout its existence: destruction, murder, lies, disasters, etc. ...and we continue to do it.

04. Al Ihtiqar
Just a few words and some melodies to describe the despise inside.

05. Hermanos
A story of friends who are at the beginning like blood brothers, but as life goes, well, things change...

06. Freezing Moon
This is a death metal version of the legendary Mayhem song. I wanted to make this cover because I like this song and wanted it to be played differently than the original version.

Tell us a bit about the artwork – who made it etc. and how important do you feel it is to have a cool artwork?

The artwork was made by my wife who’s a graphic designer. I think that it describes well the title of the EP “Al Intihar” which means suicide.