Background information
Origin Ezzahra, Tunisia
Genres Oriental metal
progressive metal
power metal
Years active 2001–present
Labels XIII Bis Records, King Records , Nightmare Records, Brennus Music
Members Malek Ben Arbia
Anis Jouini
Morgan Berthet
Elyes Bouchoucha
Zaher Zorgati
Past members Oualid Issaoui
Fahmi Chakroun
Saif Louhibi
Zaher Hamoudia
Tarek Idouani
Piwee Desfray

Myrath, formerly known as X-Tazy, is a progressive metal band from Tunisia formed in 2001.


Myrath (ميراث, meaning legacy), a metal band from Tunis, Tunisia, started out as a teenage cover band formed in 2001 by guitarist Malek Ben Arbia (who was 13 years old at the time). Over the next few years the band would develop their style towards progressive metal, and have become a respected band in the international prog-power metal community. Myrath have now performed at a couple of highly rated festivals as well. The band have given their music the label of "Oriental Metal". Myrath's distinctive metal style is blended with oriental rhythms, scales and harmonies.

Their first album Hope was released in September 2007, and their second, Desert Call, in January 2010. Myrath filmed their first music video for the song Merciless Times from their third release Tales of the Sands, and supported Orphaned Land on a one month long European tour starting in November 2011 and another Tour with Tarja Turunen in February 2012 .


Studio Albums

  • Hope (2007)
  • Desert Call (2010)
  • Tales of the Sands (2011)


  • Double Face (2005) (Released only in Tunisia)


Current members

  • Malek Ben Arbia – guitar (2001–present)
  • Elyes Bouchoucha – keyboards, backing vocals (2003–present)
  • Anis Jouini – bass (2006–present)
  • Zaher Zorgati – lead vocals (2007–present)
  • Morgan Berthet – drums (2011–present)

Former members

  • Walid Issaoui – guitar (2001–2003)
  • Fahmi Chakroun – drums (2001–2004)
  • Saif Louhibi – drums (2004–2011)
  • Zaher Hamoudia – bass (2001–2004)
  • Tarek Idouani – lead vocals (2001–2003)
  • Piwee Desfray - drums (2011)

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