We made an interview with the depressive black metal band Forgive Me, that
contains members from Jordan and a member from Egypt..
Hails, Now all the members of the band are in Amman ? how is the weather
out there ?
Thanks my friend, Actually its me only in Amman now, Rami Manson is in Cairo
right now, the weather is hard to describe here, its changing from moment to
moment, what a betraying march !
We read in the internet the explication of the band's name "Forgive Me", but
it will be better to hear more details about the name from you, And do you think
it fits this black metal music ? Actually chosing a DSBM band's name is not that easy thing, especially that
this style is not interested to give the listeners the a special name to get the
attention, this style of music always hide secrets and stories behind every word
in the lyrics and in the band's name..
"Life has become Unbearable, Forgive Me", this was the famous international
singer Dalida's suicidal note, from this we can also depend on the fact that
People always ask forgiveness before committing suicide, or even before leaving
a place for good, so Forgive Me can pass many ways, its not the same expression
that we use every day, its a suicidal expression that means "I hope I will have
forgiveness before this leaving".
We cant ignore the fact that the famous DSBM bands Happy Days and Lifelover and
many others are having the same trouble with clarifying these strange names to
people, Every project has its own concepts and visions, thats why we cant judge
a name before we hear many points of views about it.
And In my personal opinion, I guess the name fits the music perfectly especially
the lyrical theme of the band that talks about someone wants to leave for the
Your style of music contains many depressive elements, And the fanatic black
metal fans are against this kind of music, do you really consider yourself a
Black Metal band or something closer to Doom metal ? In my personal opinion,
this style is out of black metal. Here the different points of view started to flow out, In my personal
conviction, I believe that the Metal music can describe the total feelings of
the human, Every emotion such as "Anger, Sadness, activity, objection, Evil,
Happiness" can be described with this kind of music, the only difference between
these emotions are the speed of the riffs and the lyrical theme that can be used
to express the total emotions..
Most of the fanatic black metal fans are looking for bands talking about Devils
worshiping and Anti-religious lyrical themes, Thats why they will always be
against everyone who tries to make black metal music with different lyrical
themes. The Variety of riffs was out of death metal style, and yet it was out of
the speed of Doom metal music, in my personal opinion I can see it can only
categorized to "Black Metal", and that can include the word "Depressive" before
it as a description for the concept of the band.
You had a Doom Metal Project called "Lord Azmo", and a Melodic Death\Black
Metal project called "Lost Lust", and now you have a Depressive Black Metal band
with the name "Forgive Me", The depression is the common theme of all these
bands, Is the local conditions trapped you to do this ? And what is trigger of
your depression and melancholic in your music ? Actually my melodic death\black project "Lost Lust" was different a lot, It
was something fast and full of energy, different than the other depressive
The local Middle Eastern conditions have always effected in our life here, and
sure these conditions played the role well, and participated to create a
Happiness, Anger, Hate, all these emotions have been described through the Heavy
metal and death metal music, its the same with the deep depression, its just a
feeling that everyone feels in this life, so its not that strange thing to form
a band talking only about this emotion, And the only trigger for my personal
depression is what we call "LIFE".
As a person who lives in Jordan, what do you think about the political
problems that happen in the Middle East ? and what about the masters of petrol
and about the poor occupied countries ? As a Middle Easteren person, I can clearly say that many people here need
help, Seeking peace here is getting harder and harder because many wrong sides
are entering the fight and trying to rule the sources of petrol, All what the
people need here is PEACE, and this cant ever be happened unless the whole world
try to give help to solve all the problems.
In your countries, How do the people look at the metalheads ? In my knowledge
I know that its a closed-minded society, just like Iran and KSA. The Long hair
and the black dress and the Metal bands T-shirts and the piercings and necklaces,
all these things are not a normal thing at all there, is it easy to walk in the
streets with these stuffs ? To be honest, Jordan is way better than Iran and KSA about Metal music,
people judge us here as Devil worshippers in the first while, but that doesnt
mean that they cant understand us! The calm conversation can always solve all
the different views about this music, We can solve all these problems by showing
the society that we are not doing anything wrong or anything can harm the
In your new plans about Forgive Me, You will keep on moving with the same
style\way ? Actually we will keep holding this melancholic style in our grips, Forgive
Me has many fans around the world now, so we wont ever dare to disappoint any
If Forgive Me decided to get on the stage, Is this possible in Jordan ? And
what is the environment that you would like to have while playing ? Currently Its not possible to have any legal big Black Metal Concerts in
Jordan, And If we really want to make a concert, we will make a special
environment that must fit the music, Like a closed stage and lights effects and
many phonic impacts. But right now we are not planing to do any concert because
of the local conditions and because the members are still busy with the studying.
If we asked you to give us some Information about the metal scene in your
country, are there any good projects you want us to know about ? Actually the Metal scene in Jordan is getting better and better, many
amazing bands are rising here, such as the Dark Oriental Metal Band "Bilocate",
and such as the Thrash Metal Band "Exile", and the Death/Thrash Metal Bands "Soulbleed"
and "Relics Of Martyr", And the Technical Death Metal Band "Tyrant Throne" , And
I used to prefer the melodic black metal band "Augury".
The Scene here is getting better, many good musicians are and players are
joining the scene recently, and Iam sure the scene will be fucking amazing.
Do you want to add anything? Extreminal.com are interested to know.. Just want to thanks Extreminal.com for supporting the Underground Middle
Eastern Metal Scene, And Really thanks for your time, and I really Want to thank
my friends for standing by my side, and special thanks to Jorzine for leading me
through the Metal community.