A Tribute to What Was Once a Great Metal Scene in Egypt

A Tribute to What Was Once a Great Metal Scene in Egypt

With everyone talking about the so-called Satanic Egyptian Facebook page “Underground” has reminded me of the fuss around the metal music scene in Egypt before the revolution. It’s hard to believe that the story of a troll Facebook page was exaggerated to the extent that the admins got arrested.   The same kind of stories were […]

You Can Now Sell Your Garbage and Save the Environment in Egypt

You Can Now Sell Your Garbage and Save the Environment in Egypt

  Egypt has been a victim of waste management for decades. Everywhere you go there are piles of garbage completely ignored until someone complains to have them removed. This week, however, social media has been flooding with news about recycling wastes and memes about selling cans for EGP 9.   Hend Hamdan Saber posted photos […]

For the Record: 30 Years of Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

For the Record: 30 Years of Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

  This week marks the 30th anniversary of Metallica‘s third album and 1986 masterpiece Master of Puppets. Released on the year I was born, the album remains a huge part of the soundtrack of my childhood, from the earliest days (the intro to “Battery” doubles up quite nicely as a lullaby) to later years (as […]