We are sharing our recent conversation with Mahmoud Nader from Riverwood Band.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Mahmoud Nader : Hello there my name is Mahmoud Nader and I’m the front man of Progressive / Folk metal band Riverwood
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to launch the band “Riverwood”?
Mahmoud Nader : I guess the ambition of being a part of the Metal music scene in the middle east and the whole world , and of course the will to put my foot on the right track to being a Musician
Twist Online : Our readers would like to know about the band members and their roles in the band?
Mahmoud Nader : well we have Mark Medhat on Drums who has been playing drums previously for a rock band called ” Asraar “
,we also have Ahmed Shokry on Bass guitar , Sief el Sokkary on Guitars , Omar salem on Keyboards who has started this band with me after we left a cover band we used to play with , And my self on Vocals and Guitars
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent Album “Fairytale?
Mahmoud Nader : the album is based around a fantasy story in the medieval Era where each song tells a part of that story ,
I have started writing down that album back in 2015 if I remember right then I have played it first time live with my cover band ( Chain of Destiny ) that me and Omar used to play with , after that we’ve decided to leave the cover band and start our own ,and that was when we started Riverwood and slowly we have recreated all the songs I’ve wrote before , Added 4 more songs and that was Fairytale.. so proud to also mention that Fairytale was selected by world of metal Magazine as one of the top 20 folk metal albums in 2018 , a big story around the album yes ,yet that’s why it will always have a big place in my heart .
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Mahmoud Nader : Great responses so far , people are asking for more work from us which is an honor really , Also all the reviews for the album are no less than 8 out of 10 which is very satisfying to my heart for our first release .
Twist Online : Performing on stage or working in studios, what attracts you more?
Mahmoud Nader : Stage!!! No words could describe that feeling at all .
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a part of music band?
Mahmoud Nader : being able to guide future artists , and deliver a valuable message to the world about Music in Egypt
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Mahmoud Nader : Yes Riverwood are officially working on a new album , no deadlines so far yet we are done with one full song and it’s called ” Blood & Wine “