Immortal Pain is officially the first metal band to play live at a large public event in Saudi Arabia! The melodic death metallers played at Comic Con Arabia on Friday (October 21, 2022). Immortal Pain performed on the second day of the multi-genre pop-culture convention at the Jeddah International Exhibition And Convention Center in Jeddah.
Emad Ashoor (rhythm guitar, vocals) told Arab News about the Saudi metal scene: “The heavy metal scene is huge. It’s kind of an underground scene, but we have a lot of great bands around such as Wasted Land, Kaizer, and it’s still growing”.
Drummer Moayad Al-Shammari continued: “It’s been quiet for a while, but now practicing music is supported by the country. Immortal Pain are actually one of the pioneers in the metal scene in Saudi Arabia, and I’m so thankful to see the growing number of bands”. And added: “It feels so welcoming. People cannot believe that we posted on social media that we are playing at Comic Con Arabia; they said it’s like a dream come true”.