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Myrath (which means Legacy) was formed in early 2001 under the name of XTAZY by guitarist Malek Ben Arbia, just 13 years old at the time, with two of his childhood friends Fahmi Chakroun (drums) and Oualid Issaoui (guitar).
The line up was shortly after completed by Zaher Ben Hamoudia (bass) and Tarek Idouani (vocals).

Myrath first started playing in local concerts a variety of songs of different styles of their favorite bands which goes from blues to heavy metal to death metal.

In 2003 Elyes Bouchoucha (keyboards and vocals) who just graduated from Tunis conservatory joined the band in replacements of Tarek Idouani while Oualid Issaoui (guitar) quit the band.
With this new line up Myrath got into progressive metal and for almost 2 years they played in several concerts exclusively songs of the progressive metal band Symphony X which was their favorite band of that time and still is.
After several years of playing music written by others, Myrath gained enough experience and playing skills to start writing their own. The choice of music they decided to write reflected their oriental origin and their western influence (a combination of progressive, oriental, heavy and melodic).
In the summer of 2004 Fahmi Chakroun (drums) and Zaher Hamoudia (bass) were replaced respectively by Saif Ouhibi and Yassine Belgith in an effort to get musicians fully dedicated to the band.


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  • kasicA0804

    Great people, true friends and beautiful music <3 Their great talent flows to my heart and soul <3 Epic keyboards <3 Myrath forever <3

    8 Feb 11:40am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Wow...I already enjoyed this band, but Desert Call BLEW MY FUCKING MIND!

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    v Odd time signatures aren't a requisite for music to be good...nor even progressive.

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Amjan

    Their music lacks odd time signatures and cunning rhythms. Other than that a highly enjoyable band.

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Zar2704

    you guys were so good when I saw you in Marseille

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • stuckinthewaltz

    progressive oriental is my girl.

    23 Aug 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    Very surprised by the piledriving sound of the band. Very well done.

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • onlycharles

    Was a great privilege meet and play on stage with this guys. Nice people and great musicians on the stage. Professional in level hard!!!

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • -Cyanide-

    Открытие года для меня. unfamiliar fantastic [2]

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
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  • badstarosta

    I checked this band and it is AMAZING! So cool progressive metal, with Symphony X influences!

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • naturefirst

    unfamiliar fantastic , like this kind of music

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • chlorum-sama

    Myrath is the best oriental metal band after Orphaned Land [2]

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Tal_Kuper

    Myrath is the best oriental metal band after Orphaned Land

    16 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Karen_Helena

    "Progressive metal is a crap genre." -Noob [2]

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Soufizem

    Myrath is the best band of Oriental metal Tales of the sands is my fav album, they're awesome \m/

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Harmonia-Mundi

    Tales From The Sands is a great album with several top-notch songs. Myrath has finally found their niche and honed their own unique sound. Can't wait to see this band grow more in the future. They have much potential.

    17 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Qu1ckZ

    good stuff

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • FalkTheNorseman

    These peeps needs more fame. Great stuff!

    14 Jan 2014 Reply
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