Selim Lemouchi RIP

Founder of The Devil’s Blood and Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies

Selim Lemouchi, formerly of Dutch hard rock occultists The Devil’s Blood and more recently Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies, has passed away.

Following the break-up of his first band Powervice, Lemouchi went on to form The Devil’s Blood in 2006, later being joined by his sister, Farida, on vocals. The band released three albums, The Time Of No Time Evermore in 2009, The Thousandfold Epicentre in 2011, and III: Tabula Rasa Or Death And The Seven Pillars last year.

Talking about the band in a quote cited by Malcolm Dome of Prog Magazine, Lemouchi said: "I am an extreme person. I have so many facets to who I am and how I want to be seen by others. I don’t like being in spotlight – I have a fear of exposure like that. But I also have a desire for people to understand me, so I am using The Devil’s Blood as a vehicle for that. But this isn’t controllable. At least not by me. That is terrifying, but I am embracing it. For the moment."

With The Devil’s Blood disbanding last year, Lemouchi released a new album under the guise of Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies, Earth Air Spirit Water Fire, which has been a mainstay in the Quietus office this year – listen to ‘Chiaroscuro’ from that record below.

The Quietus offer our condolences to his friends and family. RIP.

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