Folk metal has a tendency to be an insular, European-centric genre, particularly so at the intersection of folk and black metal. But looking past the acts that have gained mainstream attention yields many and sundry iterations of folk metal as diverse as the cultures across the world that make them. Since 2008, Saudi Arabia’s AlNamrood have blended black metal’s staunch anti-religion focus and dark aggression with the folk melodies and instruments of their native Middle Eastern home. Ahead of the release of their newest album, 10 Years of Resistance, AlNamrood’s vocalist Humbaba was gracious enough to answer our set of Profile questions. Read on below the cut.