Samir is a Montpellier based guitarist and composer. Born in Lebanon, Samir’s passion is music. At the age of 7 he starts learning piano and finds an interest in every musical instrument he comes across. His introduction to metal music and its philosophy, misunderstood and marginal in Lebanon at the time, became a turning point in his life.
Samir, now aged 13, swaps his piano to a black electric guitar , and gives a teacher a Greek bouzouki for guitar lessons in return.
He plays in various bands before joining Neoblood, an active member of the Lebanese metal scene at the time, with whom he had some wild times, rocking all over Lebanon, amidst a rather hostile atmosphere to this style of music. He went to the National Conservatory to study composition and classical guitar, while teaching guitar and music to many young guitarists in Tripoli.
At 21 he comes to France and participates to different projects and studio sessions; he joins the band Private (2008 - 2011) with whom he performes in many concerts, mainly for the inauguration of the Arena (www.ps-arena.com).
In November 2012 he releases an Ep "TIMEBEND PROJECT AWAKENING" after signing with the french Label “Send the wood”. The Ep is an instrumental metal album where metal guitar travels to new grounds. A strive to a new genre, a mix between influences and instruments. A will and hope to bring metal music and guitar to every ear and heart.
Samir is currently working on various musical projects, and continues to teach guitar with a passion to reveal and help the merging guitarist.
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