Egyptian/Canadian metal band MASSIVE SCAR ERA has released its sophomore EP Color Blind. The EP is now streaming in its entirety, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. Stream it at
The band has also released the official video for EP track “Unfollow,” which can be viewed at the following link:

Purchase Color Blind
Inclusive of members located in both Cairo and Vancouver, MASSIVE SCAR ERA is a metal band with Egyptian-oriented influences. The band introduces pre-colonial Egyptian music to through their sound, celebrating the Egyptian identity. What does this mean? The violin, which heavily utilizes Egyptian scales and microtones, does not follow the guidelines set by the Cairo Music Conference (1932), held during the British Colonization of Egypt.
From its formation in 2005, MASSIVE SCAR ERA has been heavily involved in supporting gender issues promoting anti-sexual harassment and women empowerment campaigns.
The EP was recorded at Rain City Recorders, Vancouver BC, and carefully mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound AB, Germany. The aforementioned first single has experienced a great deal of positive reception from both new and old fans, as well as the media.
“Egypt’s female fronted metal band Massive Scar Era shred a whole new sound.” 
– Bitch Media
MASSIVE SCAR ERA will embark on the ‘No Visa Required Tour’ of Canada on October 11. Confirmed dates are below.
10/11    The Office                         Kamloops, BC
10/13    Vern’s Bar                         Calgary, AB
10/14    RendezVous Pub               Edmonton, AB
10/16    Black Cat Tavern              Saskatoon, SK
10/17    Windsor Hotel                   Winnipeg, MB
10/19    Cafe Dekcuf                      Ottawa, ON
10/21    Lee’s Palace                       Toronto, ON
10/22    Asylum                              Sudbury, ON
10/24    Black Pirates Pub              Thunder Bay, ON
10/25    Cloud 9 Live                      Regina, SK
10/26    The Slice Bar & Grill         Lethridge, AB
10/27    Day of the Dead Festival    Red Deer, AB
Massive Scar Era is a band that kicked off in 2005 from the scenic seaside city of Alexandria, Egypt. Cherine Amr was driven with the idea of forming a metal band out of her passion for playing guitar and singing since she was a teenager. Due to her Family’s restrictions, she was only allowed to play music with girls, so the only way for her to play music was to form an all-girls band. After a few false starts at maintaining a cohesive band, she found in the violinist Nancy Mounir her musical companion. They clicked straightaway even with their distinct musical backgrounds. Influenced by both metal, classical and Egyptian music; the band started to garner interest from audiences who were absorbed by the fusion of all those elements.
MSE kept on exploring that unique mix of influences and rehearse a diverse and large number of songs. The curiosity of discovering new sounds allowed the style and tone of the band to evolve. In no time, the band established itself among the music scene by landing a multitude of local gigs and appearances such as in Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria) and in the S.O.S. Music Festival.
Touring North America and Europe; Massive Scar Era is always excited to share its sound with different parts of the world; experiencing an ultimate connection with the audience through music.
Live Band Line-Up
Cherine Amr (Vocalist, Guitar)
Nancy Mounir (Violin)
Dylan Wijdenes-Charles (Bass)
Danny Hubert (Drums)
EP Line-Up
Cherine Amr (Vocalist, Guitar)
Nancy Mounir (Violin+ Percussion + Egyptian Flute)
Dylan Wijdenes-Charles (Bass)

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