Sociologist, local councillor, activist, drummer from Malta

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Norm Rejection & Shades of Chaos Live

Metal bands Norm Rejection and Shades of Chaos will be playing live at Remedy Rock Bar, Paceville on Friday 12th December. Doors open at 9pm, Norm Rejection to play first. Both bands highlight social themes in their lyrics, and both are known for fusing different styles in their metal sound.

Norm Rejection, fresh from its release of online EP 'Malta Not For Sale' through British label 'Death to Music Productions', will be playing various crowd favourites in its set.

Norm Rejection has entered the studio with new songs for the first time since the release of 0002, back in 2000. 3 songs are being recorded, namely ‘Kemm Hawn Dwejjaq fil-Pajjiz’, ‘Encounter’ and an as-yet untitled heavy down-tempo stomper. Drums have been recorded at Temple Studios. Norm Rejection is also writing further new tracks for future recordings and live performances. Norm Rejection will also be re-releasing its acclaimed and sold-out albums ‘Deconform’ and ‘0002’ in a single package under the Reciprocal Records label.

In the meantime vocalist Wil features in the song '2 State Revolution' in the latest CD of British band 'Bombs of Enduring Freedom', 'Kalashnikovs and Car Bombs'. 'Bombs of Enduring Freedom' is an industrial-metal-drum and bass band with an anti-war message. More info at

Norm Rejection is made up of Wil (Vocals), Michael Briguglio (Drums), Sean Vukovic (Guitar), Rex (Bass). More info at

On their part, Shades of Chaos is a relatively new groove thrash metal band with an atypical sound. Known for playing progressive and mathcore riffs, groovy rhythms and diverse tempos and textures, Shades of Chaos are set to record some tracks which will be included in their website in the near future.

Commenting on the gig, Bassist Clive Scerri recalled his first heavy metal gig at the legendary Rock Cafe when the thundering riffs of Norm Rejection's 'Malta Not for Sale' inspired him to pick up his instrument.

Shades of Chaos is made up of Chris Bonello (Vocals, Guitar), Ian Schembri (Drums) and Clive Scerri (Bass).

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