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Arabic And Egyptian Rock/ Metal Bands

Egyptian-sounding metal/rock?

Nile. And the bastards who use the phrygian scale.
Check the beginning of the vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUoLUogAH...
Nile also uses various stringed instruments to add to the atmosphere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-ALPh4LH...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW59AFio9... just some evil sounding faux-egyptian music.
This song just rapes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l_AcuSjRVY

Band "Dendura":
"Ancient Egyptian music uses lures, sistrums and wooden harps, but we don’t actually use those types of instruments so we aren’t “REAL” Egyptian music. We use scales that give it that sound"
This an acoustic version of one of their songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYRJEUr1WP4&feature=PlayList&p=D475BCCCB7E2F2A4&index=0&playnext=1
(the scale sused for spanish and egyptian music are mostly the same, if you're wondering)
This **** beats Nile at the "egyptian sound" game, but not in brutality or technicality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq6fYHEiXZA

Nocturnal Rites experimented it a little bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X58dIYt3oVU

Is there such a thing as Arabic Rock?

So for those of you who have heard of folk rock or folk metal, is there any type of music (I mean outside of the Middle East, I know it does exist there) that combines traditional Arabian music with rock? Sort of like a Trans-Siberian Orchestra type thing, only instead of mixing classical/metal you could mix Arab traditional with hard rock. It would be pretty cool to have concept albums about Bedouins or 1001 Nights, and to have a band name like "Steel of Damascus" or "Bizarre Bazaar". Does this already exist, and if not is it completely lame?
By the way this wouldn't really have anything to do with Islam so please don't bring that up.

*Muslims only please* do Muslims listen to rock/metal music? or no music in general?

Sorry... not a Muslim (if you want more responses, you may want to repost this in the religion or Ramadan section instead).

But, believe it or not, there are actually a handful of death metal bands from the Middle-East. I always wonder how they manage to survive out there, given the attitude towards that kind of thing in their various cultures, but they do. Go figure. Granted, most are from Turkey, but there are a couple from Arab countries as well. None from Iran or Pakistan, though.

From Encyclopedia Metallum --

Nervecell
Country of origin - United Arab Emirates
Location - Dubai
Genre - Death/Thrash
Status - Active
Lyrical themes - Misery, Hate, Society, Humanity Issues


Scarab
Country of origin - Egypt
Location - Cairo
Genre - Death metal
Status - Active
Lyrical themes - Ancient Egyptian culture & spirituality


Decimation
Country of origin - Turkey
Location - Ankara
Genre - Technical Brutal Death metal
Status - Active
Lyrical themes - Sumerian beliefs & Sumerian mythology


Burial Invocation
Country of origin - Turkey
Location - Ankara/Istanbul
Genre - Death metal
Status - Active
Lyrical themes - Death, horror, occultism, undead


Baht
Country of origin - Turkey
Location - Istanbul
Genre - Progressive Death metal
Status - Active
Lyrical themes - Death, conscious, beliefs


Decaying Purity
Country of origin - Turkey
Location - Istanbul, Kadiköy
Genre - Brutal Death metal
Status - Active
Lyrical themes - Death, blasphemy, anti-religion, violence

Were any famous classical songs influenced by Arabic or Indian music?

Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juisZsDQZ...
and also perhaps his Polovtsian Dances
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsTVF0Fu5...

Ippolitov Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MueWVRMFo...
and other pieces from the two suites,
also his "Evening in Georgia"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL56jL_A8aA

Tchaikovsky - Arabian Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhFHpplFpPI

Does anyone know any good Arabic type music?

Was it traditional Arabic music or pop?

Pop:

Ragheb Alama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDzI4pViC...

Amr Diab
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWp98MtNR...

Samira Said
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4x3vA4VD...

Here are a couple that are more traditional

Abdel Halim Hafez
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLipb_2SDYw&feature=related

Fairuz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZSfvlzNbvA&feature=PlayList&p=20D6EB9019505FB4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1

This next one was an Egyptian/Italian artist who sang songs in many different languages, often combining French and Arabic lyrics. She was famous all around the world

Dalida
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpmTBlUOwrc

This is a pianist/composer from Egypt:

Omar Khairat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paCd63lLhsA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhZZ9I7FOmk (listen to this one first)

Here's the last.fm page of an Egyptian Metal band, their tracks are available for download:
http://www.last.fm/music/Redeemers

[Edit] Hi KP! Thanks for starring.
[Edit] A Fair Judgment, what a coincidence given what we were talking about this morning, huh? lol
Thanks, I don't listen to any of that very much, but I do like some, esp. Omar Khairat and Dalida.