Entire Latest Album "Berserk" Available for Streaming
January 5th, 2013 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Bouq's latest highly acclaimed 2nd full-length album "Berserk" is now available for streaming in its entirety. Listen to the whole album from the player below, or click HERE to stream with full information on the release.

This is the first post-apocalyptic gift from Bouq for the survivors of the 21st of December which comes in celebration of the passing of 12 years since the creation Bouq. A quick reminder to all that "Bouq" is the same one-man band that was previously called "Phex", which came to life in 2001; making it Jordan's oldest surviving metal project.

"Berserk" blends elements of majestic tribal atmospheres, spirituality, brutality, technique, and mythology, and has received outstanding reviews worldwide.

Bouq is currently composing material for the upcoming 3rd album, and so far its sounding great. We'll keep you posted!!

Support Bouq by buying "Berserk" physically or digitally from:

Interview on "A Dead Spot of Light Magazine"
January 2nd, 2013 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Check out the new interview with Muhannad Bursheh of Bouq on "A Dead Spot of Light" Magazine - issue #21. The interview reveals some news and cool unknown-before information, so give it a read!

Click HERE to read from Bouq's website, or HERE for reading from the Magazine itself. Also click HERE to check out the whole magazine.

BOUQ Track on Metal Messiah Radio
November 28th, 2012 - (Posted by Webmaster)

A track by Bouq will be played on Metal Messiah Radio today/tonight at 1:00 PM EST (New York - USA time), 9:00 PM (Amman - Jordan time)... Tune it!

Listen here:

BOUQ's "Berserk" Featured on "Best Black Metal Albums"
October 29th, 2012 - (Posted by Webmaster)

BOUQ's latest album "Berserk" has won the BEST JORDANIAN ALBUM award and EDITOR'S CHOICE award on the website "Best Black Metal Albums". http://www.bestblackmetalalbums.com/bouq_berserk.php?&smode=m

They have also uploaded the track "Heathen" from "Berserk" on their official YouTube Channel, check it out!


New Review for 'Berserk'
July 22nd, 2012 - (Posted by Webmaster)

New review for 'Berserk' in German by Battle Pig. Check it out HERE

New Review for the latest album 'Berserk'
October 7th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Another excellent review for Bouq's latest album 'Berserk' - this time in French on Spirit of Metal webzine - written by Tiphany Mata´.

Read it HERE

Additionally, the 'Reviews' section on Media has been fully updated with all the reviews that we heard of for Bouq's latest album 'Berserk'. Most of the reviews updated which were earlier unannounced on this website are excellent 'user' submitted reviews on The Metal Archives - Encyclopaedia Metallum.


Check them out HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

All previously announced reviews can be also read in the 'reviews' section.

Bouq on Metal Messiah Radio
October 7th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Bouq's music will be played tomorrow (Saturday, 8 Oct.) between 9PM-12PM (Jordanian time zone), 2PM-5PM (EST), 7PM-10PM (UK). Thanks for Sandra Newton from Metal Messiah Radio for the Support.

Tune in by clicking HERE

Bouq on Radio Metality UAE
August 24th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Between 4pm - 5pm GMT tonight, Bouq's music will be played on 'Metality UAE Radio' alongside Muhannad Bursheh's other bands: Abohotho, Tyrant Throne, and Augury in the radio's 'Jordan Power Hour!'. Thanks to Metality UAE for their continuous support.

Tune in from this link:

August 11th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

'Abohotho' is the latest musical project by 'Muhannad Bursheh'; the mastermind behind Bouq. Abohotho is an ethnic Near Eastern / ambient music project with themes focused on the history and mythology of our great ancestors in the Levant and Mesopotamia, with a special emphasis on Assyrian, Canaanite, and Aramean cultures, based on Muhannad's personal ancestral heritage.
'Abohotho' is the west-Syriac (Aramaic / west-Assyrian) word for 'Ancestors'.

Join Abohotho's online pages and spread the word, you will absolutely love the listening experience!


Listen to Abohotho's debut EP 'The Primeval Evocation' in its entirety here:

The Primeval Evocation (EP 2011) by Abohotho

Abohotho's Official Logo

Several New Reviews for the Latest Album 'Berserk'
August 10th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Through the past few months Bouq's latest album 'Berserk' received many excellent reviews. Apologies for the late update. Links for all un-updated reviews are posted below. To read a review, click on its title:

- The Metal Observer (English), 9/10, by Aris Stefanov
- Metality (Egypt - English), 7/10, by Karim Tarek
- Speed of Light (Slovak), 9/10, by Mat'o Kimlicka
- Obliveon Magazine (German), 8/10, by Stephan Becker
- G.U.C. Magazine (German/English), by Michael

More reviews updates will be posted soon, stay tuned.

Below are a few Quotes from the reviews linked above:


"Being musically omnipotent, Muhannad Bursheh can fairly be described as a god of music"

"I guess a guy like Muhannad Bursheh, is pretty much a punch in the face to all mainstream wannabe quasi-musicians"

""Berserk” is diametrically a musically diverse album, offering disparate musical levels and styles"


The Metal Observer:
"Multi-instrumentalist Muhannad Bursheh really manages to create an album that is simply stunning"

"amazing dark and gloomy atmosphere with a great production and epic tunes"

"Simply majestic and recommended for every fan of Death/Doom/Black or any type of heavy music in general"


"The horde of all-rounder Muhannad Bursheh offers first class Dark/Black Metal"

"The disk is monolithic, a manifest and impresses with killer tracks"

""Berserk" is a masterpiece, a real underground gem which should appeal not only to fans of exotic stuff but supporters of quality Metal in general"


Latest Album 'Berserk' Available at RAM Battle Middle East
July 28th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Bouq's latest highly acclaimed album 'Berserk' will be available for purchase in the merchandise section at RAM Battle Middle East in Dubai on the 29th of July. The price is set at 30 AED. Thanks to RAM Battle Middle East management for their support.

As previously announced, Muhannad Bursheh from Bouq will be performing as a session live bassist with 'Bilocate' on the event.

Muhannad Bursheh Live Session Bassist With Bilocate
July 21st, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Muhannad Bursheh, the mastermind behind Bouq will be performing as a session live bassist with long time friends and brothers 'Bilocate' in a special guest appearance for the band in Dubai's RAM Battle Middle East on the 29th of July.

Bilocate will not be participating in the battle itself, but rather as a special guest band after the contests with a 1 hour set-list. Bilocate's original bassist Hani al-Abbadi will not be able to participate due to being temporarily in Europe on personal errands.

"Have You Scene That" Promotes Bouq
June 13th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Thanks to Dubai/UAE based page 'Have You Scene That' for supporting Bouq on their page. Check them out by clicking HERE.

The promotional post by Have You Scene That says:
"Check out Muhannad Bursheh's beastly creation "Bouq" and give those tracks a listen... but careful, your face might melt off"

Bouq on "The Compilation: Vol.2 - Sounds of the Middle East"
May 11th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Bouq's track 'Wrath of a Warrior's Soul' from the latest album 'Berserk' is featured on "The Compilation: Volume 2 - Sounds of the Middle East". This digital release has been compiled by Egyptian webzine Metality.net, and it features 50 Middle Eastern and North African metal bands - Do not miss it!

Listen to the whole compilation here:

Check our the Compilation's page on Metality.net here:


2 New Reviews for the New Album Available
February 21st, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

2 new excellent review's for Bouq's new album 'Berserk' are now available.
Check them out:

Review on 'The Heavy Metal Saloon' (UK/Singapore), album rating given: 9/10

Quotes from the review (written by Jon Cheetham):
"This album means business..."
"This is seriously excellent blackened metal showing a fine ear for riffs and melodies"
"Berserk boasts the best sound I've yet heard from an obscure Middle Eastern band"

Review on 'Wretched Spawn (Terrorizer)' (UK), album rating given: 8/10

Quote from the review (written by Rhys Stevenson):
"This Jordanian stands tall and mighty for the Jordanian Metal scene and delivers more mysteries and excitement from the Middle East"

The New Album 'Berserk' Played in Camden, London
February 8th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

The new album 'Berserk' was played today in 'The Stables Market' of Camden Town in London, England - an area known for being heavily packed with metalheads and metal shops. The album sounded great between all the stock and insane amount of people and tourists.

New Album Available at Rapture Ent. & The Gloc. Arms
February 1st, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

Bouq's new album 'Berserk' is now available for purchase at 'Rapture Entertainment' records store in Witney, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. The album is also available at 'The Gloucester Arms' metal and rock pub, in Oxford, United Kingdom. The album is set at a special price of 5.00 British Pounds. Go grab your copy before its too late.

Rapture Entertainment:
The Gloucester Arms (Facebook):

Thanks to the guys from 'Rapture Entertainment' and 'The Gloucester Arms' for their support -  special thanks go to Thomas Greenway, Kyle Mundy and Alex Foot.

Bouq's new album 'Berserk' at the shelves of Rapture Entertainment records store

New Facebook Fan Group
January 14th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

A newly created 'official fan group' for Bouq is now trafficking on Facebook.
Join and stay connected and updated with the world of Bouq.


Also, don't forget to join Bouq's already existing 'official Facebook page' here:

And Bouq's other official online pages:
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bouq
SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/bouqband
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bouqband
NumberOneMusic: http://www.numberonemusic.com/bouq

Show your support... Cheers!

A New Review & a New Article for/About the New Album
January 9th, 2011 - (Posted by Webmaster)

A new review for Bouq's new album 'Berserk is now available. The review which features on the Jordanian website 'JorZine' was written by Ramzi EsSayyed.
Furthermore, an excellent review-styled article featuring Bouq as well as the new album is available. The article was written by Islander of the United States based webzine 'No Clean Singing' on the list 'Miscellany No.19', which is a regular list that features a few 'excellent' bands on each issue... Check them out:

Review by JorZine, written by Ramzi EsSayyed, album rating given: 9.5/10

Article/Review by No Clean Singing, on Miscellany No.19 List, written by Islander:

Here is a quote from the article on No Clean Singing, featuring Bouq:
"Of all the excellent metal I heard on this MISCELLANY tour, I think this music (Bouq) is my favorite".

Thanks to JorZine and No Clean Singing for their support!

New Album 'Berserk' Released!!!
December 6th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

The new album 'Berserk' is finally out!

You can order your hard copy online from Bouq's online shop:

You can also purchase it digitally on iTunes:

'Berserk' will shortly be available in digital format also on:
Amazon, Napster, Spotify, and Rhapsody.

On the iTunes purchase page, you can listen to 30 seconds samples from each track, so check it out! You can also listen to 2 complete tracks in the 'Media' section on this website, or on any of Bouq's official network pages (MySpace, Facebook, ...).

Berserk will be released in the United Kingdom on the 17th of December.
UK residents can still pre-order their copies now, but the CD's will be shipped after the 17th of December.

For complete album credits and information, click here


New Track 'Jormungander' Available for Streaming
December 5th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

The track 'Jormungander' from the new album 'Berserk' is now available for streaming.

The song features the following guest artists:
Rami Haikal (Bilocate) - guest guitar solo
Waseem EsSayyed (Bilocate) - main keyboards

You can listen to it here:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bouqband/music
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bouqband

Or stream it directly from here:

'Jormungander' is also streamable on YouTube:

Thanks for Rami Haikal and Waseem EsSayyed from Bilocate for their great efforts on the track. Enjoy!

Release Dates for the New Album 'Berserk' Announced
November 30th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

The long anticipated 2nd full-length album 'Berserk' will be released on the following dates:

Worldwide Online (Physically), and Digitally:
December 6th, 2010

United Kingdom:
December 17th, 2010

'Berserk' will also be available physically through worldwide distributors. More info will be posted soon. Pre-order and order forms will be available shortly.

'Berserk - The Grand Raven Feast' on YouTube
November 28th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

'Berserk - The Grand Raven Feast', from the upcoming BOUQ album 'Berserk' now uploaded on YouTube. Check it out.

Released: 'Ascending from Transfixion' - Re-issue of 'Transfixion'
October 31st, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

'Ascending from Transfixion', the re-issue to the band's debut full-length album 'Transfixion' is now available through iTunes. The album was originally released in July 2005 under the band's old name 'Phex'. The re-issue is released through 'Horned Helmet Productions'.
You can buy it as a full album or as separate tracks, check it out here:

'Ascending from Transfixion' will also be available on Amazon.com and Spotify.com shortly. It will also be physically available very soon.
It is important to note that; musically, 'Ascending from Transfixion' is very different from the current sound of 'Bouq', being oriented towards a groovy death/dark metal style rather than the grim ancient spirited dark/black metal sound that 'Bouq' currently adopts, such as on the upcoming 2nd full-length album 'Berserk'. All tracks featured on this re-issue are exactly identical to those found on the original 2005 release with the exception of very minor changes. Also, the album has a completely different artwork, and as noticed, a slightly different title.

Click on the album artwork to view it in larger dimensions

Furthermore, the band's much anticipated 2nd full-length album 'Berserk' will be released somewhere in the last 3rd of this month through 'Horned Helmet Productions', more info on an exact release date will be announced in the coming few days. Stay tuned, for, a supreme musical might is about to descent upon thee!

Bouq Featured on 'Metal Asia Compilation 2010'
October 13th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

Bouq's track 'Berserk - The Grand Raven Feast' from the upcoming full-length album 'Berserk' is featured on the giant compilation 'Metal Asia Compilation 2010'.

The compilation features many of the oldest, most influential and most established bands in Asia, along with some brilliant new comers.

Check it out:


My other bands; Tyrant Throne, and Augury are also featured on the compilation.


Bouq Featured in a 'Metality UAE' Article
July 11th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

'Bouq' was featured in an article on 'Metality UAE', the metal website from the Emirates.

The article exclusively features all of my bands; 'Bouq', 'Tyrant Throne', and 'Augury'.

Check out the article here:


Ascending from Transfixion - Re-issue of 'Transfixion'
July 11th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

The band's first full-length album 'Transfixion' which was released in 2005 under the project's older name 'Phex' will be re-issued by Horned Helmet Productions with the title 'Ascending from Transfixion', and will of course be released under the project's new name 'Bouq'.

'Ascending from Transfixion' will be released a couple of weeks before Bouq's much anticipated 2nd full-length album 'Berserk', which has been recently completed..

The re-issue 'Ascending from Transfixion' will have the following minor differences from the original 2005 album 'Transfixion':
- It will be released under the band's new name 'Bouq'
- Slightly different album title
- Completely different artwork & layout design
- The track 'Phex' was renamed to become 'Ascending from Transfixion'
- The cover song for Bolt Thrower's 'Powder Burns' will be dropped from the re-issue

Track-list for 'Ascending from Transfixion'
1. Spirits and Devils

2. Llama's Odyssey

3. Black Vision

4. Ascending from Transfixion

5. The Timeless Maze

6. Blood and Thorns

7. The Insect War

8. Watching Your Death

9. Fires of Demise

All the above tracks were featured in the 2005 album 'Transfixion' in the same order.
(With the exception of the minor differences mentioned further above).

The redesigned album artwork (shown below) was created by Muhannad Bursheh

Click on the album artwork to view it in larger dimensions

Personal Comment (Muhannad Bursheh):
Musically and lyrically, 'Ascending from Transfixion' is very different from the current style of Bouq; it is much simpler and has a groovy death metal approach rather than the ancient spirited grim dark/black metal style on 'Berserk', thus, this album will mark the end of the band's old style.

A more specific release date for the album will be announced shortly.

For more info and album credits go to the 'Music' page of this website

Horned Helmet Productions:
Bouq Official MySpace:

BERSERK - Complete Amended Info, Credits & Artwork
July 11th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

After the change of the project's name to BOUQ a few things regarding the upcoming album 'Berserk' had to be amended including album credits and artwork. Below is a complete amendments list.

'Berserk' will be released by Horned Helmet Productions within next month. A more specific release date will be announced within the next 2 weeks.

Berserk Album Artwork (with the new Bouq logo):

Click on the album artwork to view it in larger dimensions

Above is the amended and final front cover artwork for Bouq's upcoming album 'Berserk'. It was illustrated by the artist Craig Granato (USA).

Personal Comment (Muhannad Bursheh):
'I would like to thank Mr. Craig Granato for his great and sincere effort in making the illustration. It is a perfectly executed representation of my image for the album cover. This artwork will definitely strengthen the whole album atmosphere yet more!'

Check out more from Craig Granato:


Berserk Album Credits:

BOUQ is - Muhannad Bursheh:
Rhythm & Lead Guitars | Bass & Bowed Bass | Vocals | Classical Acoustic Guitar |
Flute | Percussion/Timpani | Drums | Keys & Synth | Programming | Sound FX

Guest Appearances:
Guitar solo on “Jormungander” by Rami Haikal (Bilocate)
Main Keys & Synth on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 performed by Waseem EsSayyed (Bilocate)
Additional female chanting on “Heathen” performed by Stephanie Ni’was

All music, lyrics & arrangements composed by Muhannad Bursheh
Additional riff contribution on “Jormungander” outro by Omar Nooreddin (Augury)

Keys & Synth on tracks 2, 3, 5 & 6 co-composed by Waseem EsSayyed
Guest guitar solo on “Jormungander” was formed by the contribution of Rami Haikal

Recorded at The Phexagon Studio & Horned Helmet Studio, Amman-Jordan
All instruments & vocals recorded March-May 2009, except;
guest musicians’ parts, keyboards & additional sound FX, recorded October 2009

Recorded, produced & engineered by Muhannad Bursheh
Mixed & mastered at Horned Helmet Studio by Muhannad Bursheh

Front cover artwork illustration by Craig Granato (USA)
Front cover concept by Muhannad Bursheh.
Booklet & layout design by Muhannad Bursheh
Bouq official logo designed by Christophe Szpajdel (Belgium/UK)

I would fill a drinking horn for:
My family for the continuous support & love. My close & true friends in the 4 corners of the world for being real! My fellow band mates in Tyrant Throne, Augury & Apokalyte. Everyone who contributed & helped in the creation of this album. The guys in Bilocate, Sathony, Incendiant, Kaoteon, Destruction Volt & Spade. Supporters & supporting media. And last but not least, very special thanks to the Ancient Ones & their epic tales & mythologies that lend me enormous inspiration, non-stop curiosity in ancient history & invaluable wisdom.
This album is especially dedicated to “Maira”, my new niece! And to “Vodka”, the great white hound!

Official Online Addresses:
www.bouq-band.com | www.myspace.com/bouqband | contact@bouq-band.com

Album Track-list:
1. Berserk - The Grand Raven Feast
2. Desrever Alumrof Ecnetsixe
3. Jormungander
4. Nature's Cult
5. Eidolon
6. Heathen
7. Wrath of a Warrior's Soul
8. Of Ragnar÷k

New Bouq Logo Finally Done
June 23rd, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

The official Bouq logo is finally revealed. It was created by metal's favorite logos artist Christophe Szpajdel, a.k.a. 'The Lord of Logos' who is highly acclaimed for creating immortalized logos for bands such as Emperor, Old Man's Child, Moonspell, Melechesh, Borknagar along many others in a never ending list.

Click on the logo to view it in larger dimensions

Personal Comment (Muhannad Bursheh):
'The process of creating this logo was a real challenge, but we certainly hammered all obstacles. I gave Christophe a hard time with the picky details I was asking for, but he embraced that and delivered this masterpiece. One of the biggest challenges was creating a logo by fusing elements from both Near Eastern and Western cultures which reflect Bouq's vision of worldwide mythology and ancient history themes, and somehow Christophe managed to do that perfectly. It is a wonderful feeling to perceive your own band's logo as one of the best you've ever seen. Many thanks to Christophe Szpajdel, it was a great pleasure working with you.'

Christophe Szpajdel Commented:
'It has been a very long and hard time to create the perfect logo for Bouq, lots of stress but I am so happy I came out victorious with the final result and I am so proud that the band will look GREAT....For me this is one of the GREATEST achievements and I would like to express my eternal thankfulness to Muhannad Bursheh for his interest in having made his choice to work with me, you made me come alive again, you made me again revive and resurge as the Lord of Logos and for that, I can't thank you enough!'

As previously noted, 'Bouq' is the classical Arabic term (singular) for the blowing horns used in the ancient world during battles.


New Track from the Upcoming Album Online!
March 26th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

The track 'Berserk - The Grand Raven Feast' from the upcoming album 'Berserk' has been uploaded on Bouq's MySpace page. Check it out HERE!!!

Please note that the track uploaded on MySpace is a greatly compressed mp3 version of the song (due to MySpace uploading policy); this greatly reduces the audio quality, it is in no way to be compared with the audio quality on the original CD or at least higher mp3 bit rates.

Track-list of the album 'Berserk':
1. Berserk - The Grand Raven Feast
2. Desrever Alumrof Ecnetsixe
3. Jormungander
4. Nature's Cult
5. Eidolon
6. Heathen
7. Wrath of a Warrior's Soul
8. Of Ragnarök

Bouq Official MySpace: www.myspace.com/bouqband
Bouq Official Website: www.bouq-band.com
Bouq Official E-mail Address: contact@bouq-band.com

BOUQ: Project Name Changed from Einherjer Rising to BOUQ
March 24th, 2010 - (Posted by Muhannad Bursheh)

Again, and for the better, the project's name has been changed. 'Bouq' is the new and final name for this project. Bouq is a word taken from ancient/formal Arabic, and it means a war horn (blowing horn used in ancient warfare as a siren and for signaling between armies).

As all of you know by now, this project was called 'Phex' between 2001 and 2007, and in that period 3 demos and one full-length album were released. Later the name was briefly changed to 'Einherjer Rising', but again, about 4 months ago I decided to drop yet another name and to finally settle on 'Bouq'. I know that many changes have been made in the past 2 years, but it has been a positively unstable period in the project's career, and every change has been for the better. Bouq is a great name, and it is a much better complement for the band's future plans, for many of the future releases will be focused on ancient civilizations from the Middle East, especially from Mesopotamia and the Levant.

Currently, the official BOUQ logo is being designed by the Lord of Logos; Christophe Szpajdel (Emperor, Old Man's Child, Moonspell, Melechesh, ...).

The band's modified official links are as below:
Official MySpace: www.myspace.com/bouqband
Official Website: www.bouq-band.com
Official E-mail Address: contact@bouq-band.com

Concerning other matters; the release date for the new album 'Berserk' will be announced very soon, and for that, finally, the track 'Berserk - The Grand Raven Feast' from the album has been uploaded on Bouq's MySpace page. Go ahead and give it a listen!

Please note that the track uploaded on MySpace is a greatly compressed mp3 version of the song; this greatly reduces the audio quality, it is in no way to be compared with the audio quality on the original CD or at least higher mp3 bit rates.

The final track-list for the album Berserk is as follows:
1. Berserk - The Grand Raven Feast
2. Desrever Alumrof Ecnetsixe
3. Jormungander
4. Nature's Cult
5. Eidolon
6. Heathen
7. Wrath of a Warrior's Soul
8. Of Ragnarök

The album artwork featuring the new Bouq logo will be posted as soon as the logo is finished. Nothing will change on the artwork itself, which was illustrated by Craig Granato (USA).

Note on the word Bouq:
The 'ou' in the middle should be read as the 'oo' in 'boot', NOT as the 'ou' in 'mouth' or the 'oo' in 'book'. The 'q' represents a letter used in most Semitic languages. It is like a heavy 'q' but pronounced from the throat. The image below shows how 'Bouq' is written in Arabic.

All news article posted on this page date back only to the post that announced the band name change to Bouq. If you would like to real older news (2001-2007), please click HERE.

[Older news section will be re-activated shortly]