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Bandcamp Reccomendations – 5th June 2020

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Last month I had done a thread on Twitter with recommendations, this time around I thought I would focus on a few albums releasing this month.

Death CourierNecrotic Verses

An aural juggernaut that lasts for just over 30 minutes. Stellar comeback release from the Greek death metal act.


Heathen Beast – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised But It Will Be Heard

My man Abi Meer has described the upcoming release from Heathen Beast quite well.

Few bands in India are as brazenly subversive and also entirely anonymous. They may be one person or five, we may never know, but when they say The Revolution Will Not Be Televised But It Will Be Heard, Kolkata’s Heathen Beast don’t mince their words.




Lord – Chaos Rising

New single from the heavy metal act from Down Under is an apt listen for the current state of the world.



Serocs – Vore

5 new tracks of killer death metal from an all star line up. Their best work yet!

A couple of compilations

16 track sampler from Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

20 tracks from Brutal Panda Records

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June 5, 2020 at 4:20 pm

Serpents of Pakhangba interview

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Serpents of Pakhangba are an Avant Garde act with members split across the Indian cities, Mumbai and Delhi. A few days before their album release, I caught up with the band and asked them a few questions about how they got together, their writing process and also the album.

Serpents of Pakhangba is

Aruna Jade : Vocals, Keys, Kazobo, Words

Vishal J.Singh : Guitar, Guitar synth, Arrangement and Production

Manas Chowdhary : Didgeridoo, Electric Bass

Fidel Dely Murillo : Percussion

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May 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Fistful of Metal 14

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2 hours of pulsating heavy metal from around the world featuring bands affected by the Coronavirus.

Exhorder – My Time Website Merch

Devilspeak – Unearth Hell Bandcamp

Rapture – Malevolent Demise Incarnation Bandcamp

Gatecreeper – From the Ashes Bandcamp Merch

Defeated Sanity – Suttee Bandcamp

Godless – Empty Graves Bandcamp Merch

Gutslit – Blood Eagle Bandcamp Merch

Ingested – Erotic Depravity Bandcamp Merch

Viscera – Immersed in Ire Bandcamp

Beneath the Massacre – Rise of the Fearmonger Bandcamp Merch

Origin – Sociocide Bandcamp Merch

Cattle Decapitation -Time’s Cruel Curtain Bandcamp Merch

Beyond Creation – Entre Suffrage Et Mirage Bandcamp

Bhayanak Maut – Shoreline Bandcamp

Void Vator – Monster Bandcamp

Iron Kingdom – White Wolf Merch

Kurokuma – The Tides of Time Bandcamp Gofundme

Abigail Williams – Into the Sleep Bandcamp Merch

hubris. – Dionysus Bandcamp

Insomnium – Valedicition Merch

Countless Skies – Tempest Bandcamp

Kvelertak – Crack of Doom Bandcamp Merch

The Stone Eye – Ventura Bandcamp

Almost Honest – Keystone Bandcamp

Haken – A Cell Divides Gofundme

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March 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

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Horns Up Podcast: Episode 56

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The duo from Diarchy double down and detail their highly anticipated second album, Splitfire, with plenty of jibes, laughs, and additional ‘content’ thrown in for good measure. Enjoy Diarchy at www.diarchyband.com.

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March 14, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Rainburn

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Rainburn are a Progressive Rock band from Bangalore, India. In November last year, they released an Ep titled “Resignify” consisting of five reworked tracks from their album “Insignify”. I spoke to front man Vats Iyengar about the EP, their approach towards it, Progressive Rock and much more.

This interview was conducted before the EP release, but is now finally online because of Life and everything that comes with it.

Read the interview on The Metal Wanderlust

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March 10, 2020 at 6:02 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 55

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Another episode of Metal or Not on the Horns Up Podcast!

We are joined by Riju Dasgupta, Biprorshee Das & Vigneshkumar Venkatraman from Albatross to discuss if Korn, Mastodon and Tool are Metal or Not?

Tune in to find out

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March 6, 2020 at 3:51 pm

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Horns Up Podcast: Episode 54

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Godthrymm was forged in 2017 by Hamish Glencross as a project that saw the respected UK metal luminary return to his doom metal roots, creating music he was known to help forge with Solstice, and especially with the heralded My Dying Bride from 2000 to 2014. Godthrymm released their debut album, Reflections, on 14 February, 2020.

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February 29, 2020 at 3:47 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 53

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Every metalhead worth his metal has heard of Anvil. And if you’ve heard of Anvil, you’ve heard of Steve “Lips” Kudlow, their fearless frontman. We spoke to him about their latest album Legal at Last, what is metal and much more.

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February 23, 2020 at 10:12 pm

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Horns Up Podcast: Episode 52

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50 years ago on 13th February 197 Black Sabbath unleashed their self-titled debut album, which is widely considered the birth of heavy metal. On this occasion we are joined by veteran journalist and writer, Martin Popoff to trace and chronicle the numerous stories around the landmark release.

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February 14, 2020 at 10:41 am

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Horns Up Podcast Episode 51

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Canadian musician Jeff Waters (Annihilator) is the epitome of consistency and hardwork. We spoke to him about the band’s 17th album, Ballistic, Sadistic and much more.

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February 8, 2020 at 11:28 pm