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Garry Brents (Cara Neir) interview

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Garry Brents is one half of Black metal scientists Cara Neir and part of many others. Cara Neir released their 8th LP Phantasmal via Zegema Beach Records last month. 

I first came across Cara Neir through Metal Twitter and noticed how prolific a musician Garry Brents was. In this chat I tried to tap into his mind through his recent release Phantasmal and also upcoming album from Gonemage. We also spoke about how he manages multiple projects. Tune in to find out more.


Songs played in the episode :-

Cara Neir – Damnation

Cara Neir – Unkindness

Links to all of Garry’s projects – https://linktr.ee/yerbacaster

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August 10, 2022 at 1:20 pm

Ian Blurton interview

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Ian Blurton has been described as the “elder statesman of Toronto rock” by Canadian journalist Alan Cross. In a career that spans over 3 decades, he has been a part of bands like Change of Heart, Blurtonia, Bionic, C’mon, Public Animal and more recently Ian Blurton’s Future Now. 

Last month, Ian Blurton’s Future Now released their 2nd album, Second Skin via Pajama Party and Seeing Red Records. 

I caught up with Ian Blurton and spoke about writing and recording Second Skin, his production, Canadian metal and much more.

Here is the audio version


Listen/Download Second Skin – https://ianblurton.bandcamp.com/album/second-skin

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August 6, 2022 at 10:05 am

Rainburn interview

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Bangalore based progressive rock act Rainburn are setting out on the “Make Us Rich Now” tour this week along with Diarchy and Mocaine.

I spoke to band members Vats and Riju about the tour, touring in India in 2022 and also about their upcoming album “Vignettes”. Tune in to find out more.

Tickets and venue details for the tour – https://linktr.ee/MURNTour

Check out Rainburns’s music – https://rainburn.bandcamp.com

Rainburn live picture by Anurag Tagat

Update: Here’s a picture I took from the Mumbai leg of the tour

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July 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm

JJ Tartaglia (Thunderor) interview

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This week I am mixing things up on the podcast with some heavy metal.

 His guest is JJ Tartaglia, frontman and drummer of Canadian heavy metal act Thunderor. The band released their debut album “Fire it Up” earlier this year via Boonsdale Records. 

JJ shared how the band came together, the experience recording “Fire it Up” during the lockdowns, recording their music videos and some Canadian metal recommendations.  

Put on that denim and leather and tune in. 

For Spotify users

Listen/Buy a copy of  “Fire it Up” from the links below

https://thunderor.bigcartel.com/

https://thunderor.bandcamp.com/album/fire-it-up

Working on a video episode for next week. Stay tuned!

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July 17, 2022 at 5:23 pm

Conor Marshall (Conjurer) Interview

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There has been a lot of buzz around the 2nd album from Conjurer, Pathos and I wanted to find out more about the album.

Last month I caught up with Conor Marshall bassist of Conjurer ahead of the release of the album. Conor spoke about the making of Pathos, signing to Nuclear Blast Records and even about their sound. 

Fans of Curse these Metal Hands still around till the end of an update on the project. 

Video version here

Here is the audio version

Check out Pathos on all platforms – https://conjurer.bfan.link/rot-single.ema

Stay tuned for more episodes.

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July 8, 2022 at 10:45 am

I Built the Sky interview

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Bringing back the podcast for the 123345 time.

Rohan Stevenson aka I Built The Sky is not stranger, I spoke to him last year when he released a collaboration with Jake Howsam Lowe (Plini/The Helix Nebula), an EP titled Coalesce. Check out the episode here.

This time, I spoke to him about going acoustic on his latest release, The Quiet Place Away, being a full time musician and a more. 

Yes there is video also.

The audio version of the chat for those who prefer it. There is a song from the album also in the episode (Didn’t want to risk a copyright strike from YouTube). Will be up on other platforms shortly.

Since I got the The Quiet Place Away, it slowly become the album that I use to wind down at the end of the day and sometimes even fall asleep to. Curious about the album? Hit play below

Check out The Quiet Place Away on other platforms here – https://listen.ibuiltthesky.com/tqpa

The documentary can be purchased here – https://ibuiltthesky.bandcamp.com/merch/the-quiet-place-away-documentary

Stay tune for more interviews (maybe next week, no promises).

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July 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

Best of 2022, so far

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Didn’t realise that I haven’t posted here at all this year.

The past 6 months have gone by really fast or I guess I have had my hands full. This year so far music wise has been the same story, too much new music and too little time.

On the Horns Up podcast, Animesh and I picked out favourite albums from the year so far. Some of them should be no surprise to our regular listeners.

Here are my picks :-

Those that almost made it (in Alphabetic order)

  • Astronoid – Radiant Bloom
  • Cobra Spell – Anthems of the Night
  • Dusk – The Imaginary Dead
  • Girish and the Chronicles – Hail to the Heroes
  • Meshuggah – Immutable
  • Skull Fist – Paid in Full
  • SepticFlesh – Modern Primitive
  • Vorga – Striving Towards Oblivion

My favourites of the year so far

  1. Ghost – Impera
  2. Undeath – It’s time…to rise from the Grave
  3. Nite – Voices Of The Kronian Moon
  4. Kardashev – Liminal Rite
  5. Temple of Void – Summoning the Slayer

Here is a Spotify playlist with all our picks for those who want to check them out.

Stay tuned for Horns Up every week for a new episode.

New post on here coming sooner than you expect it.

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July 2, 2022 at 9:09 pm

Bandcamp Recommendations – 3rd December 2021 #BandcampFriday

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Last #BandcampFriday for this year, a slightly longer list this time around.

The Danish quintet take forward their sound from JORD. One of the highlights of the year for me.

The grindcore veterans are back with a ferocious new album. It features the dual vocals of Kevin Sharp & Tomas Lindberg.

Well written brutal death metal that keeps the listener engaged throughout the 35 minutes play time. Great way to end the year for Transcending Obscurity.

Moar grindcore! This time from the Japanese grandmaster. 6 tracks of rent less aural assault.

Stunning release from the progressive masters. An album to listen to from start to end. I’ve had it on repeat for the past week.

More treasure from the Nasum vault. This is from first US tour, live at the legendary punk venue.

Gloomy 4 tracks of post metal from the Australian quartet. Perfect for this time of the year.

A sublime mix of melodic death metal and and folk metal from the UK couple.

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December 3, 2021 at 10:29 pm

Bandcamp Recommendations – 5th November 2021 #BandcampFriday

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It’s #BandcampFriday again! Here are my picks for this month. All Indian musicians this time around.

Avant-garde act reissued their debut album with new vocalist and bonus track. Also a haunting new single.

Debut album from the Indian death metal act is out in a couple weeks. I got an advance copy and it rips!

India metal veteran is back with another EP. This time powered by international guest musicians.

Prog meets punk. Confused? Hit play and check out these 7 tacks of organized chaos.

A non metal compilation featuring Indian producers picked by residents of Boxout.fm The funds raised will help keep the station operational.

https://boxoutfm.bandcamp.com/album/v-a-suchi-selects

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November 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm

Fistful of Metal # 32

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My guests are Rohan Stevenson aka I Built the Sky and Jake Howsam Lowe (Plini/The Helix Nebula). I spoke to them about their friendship, their collaborative EP Coalesce and much more.

Tracklist

The Last Martyr – Afterglow

Mirage

Ascendant (feat. Andre Nieri)

Lord – Moon and Back (Savage Garden cover)

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October 15, 2021 at 11:40 pm