Metal - Maldives

Nothnegal Band

The Maldive Islands lie like a double row of pearls in the gentle breeze of the Indian Ocean. Yet the sound of NOTHNEGAL’s album debut “Decadence” is anything but sunny and happy associated with white beaches and palm trees.

There is rather a dark melancholic streak flowing through their modern melodic Death Metal sound that comes with added very subtle touches of Industrial and Progressive elements. The band is founded by guitarists Hirlarl and Fufu on the capital island Malé in the year 2006 after leaving their previous group MORTUARY. The cousins are aiming for a high level of professionalism from the start and enlist the support of DÅÅTH, ex-CHIMAIRA, ex-DYING FETUS, ex-MISERY INDEX drummer Kevin Talley and Finnish keyboard player Marco Sneck (KALMAH, POISONBLACK).

A wise decision that reflects well in the highly precise sharp rhythmical base and elegant cinematic keyboard lines of “Decadence”. The album demonstrates a quick evolution of NOTHNEGAL from their self produced 4 track EP. Mixed by Finnish producer Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NORTHER), “Antidote of Realism” (2009) catapulted the Maldivians onto the international scene, who successfully supported FINNTROLL and label mates ROTTING CHRIST during their 2010 European tour covering 25 cities in 12 countries.

NOTHNEGAL are more than just another exotic act. With “Decadence” the band proves to be a great addition to the worldwide Metal scene. Spin it again!


  • Affan : Vocals
  • Hilarl : Guitar
  • Chippe : Guitar
  • Marco Sneck : Keyboards, Samples
  • Kevin Talley : Drums
  • Hamad : Bass

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Posted on July 3, 2013

Maldivian melodic heavy metal powerhouse NOTHNEGAL have issued an updated release date for the band’s upcoming experimental self-titled digital EP. The new release date will be July 29th (August 6th in North America).

Posted on May 14, 2013

Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL will release their new self-titled EP on July 9th, 2013 via Season of Mist. The EP was recorded at Vakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production being handled by Matt Hyde (SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, AS I LAY DYING) and Paul Reeve (MUSE). The ‘Nothnegal’ EP will consist of four tracks and will be released exclusively in digital format.

Posted on May 16, 2012

Maldivian powerhouse NOTHNEGALs debut album “Decadence” hit the stores earlier this year. As announced last November, each copy from the first pressing came with a unique code that could allow you to win a 5-day trip to the Maldives. The competition is now over and we are pleased to announce that Savisko Vitaly from Moscow, Russia is the lucky winner of a one return flight to the Maldives, an all-inclusive stay (including scuba-diving and other water sport activities) for two persons and a meet & greet with the band. Congratulations!

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