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Pulse of Nebulae interview

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Pulse of Nebulea are an international progressive death metal band. I first met Hisham and Martins (vocalist and guitarist of the band) when they were part of a band called Samosa Terror in Dubai close to a decade ago.

A couple years ago, Martins linked me to a single from the new band he was working on with Hisham. The track was ‘Elusive Elation’ and I was really impressed by the instrumentation as well as production. They have finally released their self-titled debut album earlier this month. The 8 track album has been described as “Progressive death metal” however you can hear hints of melodic death metal and even power metal. The catchy guitar riffs are well complemented by growled vocals. ‘Triumph of the Sun’ and ‘Drone’ are a couple of my favourite tracks from the album. An impressive debut release, Pulse of Nebulea are a band to keep an eye out for in the future.

I spoke to Hisham and Martins about the album, and their future plans.

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You have been working on your album for some time now. How does it feel to have it finally released?

MP: It feels absolutely fantastic! So much time and effort was put into writing, producing and recording it, I really thought it was never going to end.

HC: We poured a lot of ourselves into this album. Listening to the final product reminds us why it was done in the first place. Hearing this album is like listening to our thoughts. That, in itself, fills me with immense pride.

Hisham and Martins were part of a band in Dubai. How did Dirk Verbeuren become a part of Pulse of Nebulea?

HC: Yes, we first met and formed a band when we were in high-school in Dubai. Noticing our similar interests we immediately clicked and knew we were going to be working together for a long, long time. Both of us being huge fans of melodic death metal, especially the old school Swedish kind, we naturally have always loved Soilwork. When Martins started looking for potential drummers, Dirk was obviously our first choice.

MP: I got in touch with Dirk through my friend and co-producer Matt Wicklund (Ghost Ship Octavius, ex-Warrel Dane). At first when I reached out to Dirk, I did not get a response for several months, because he was on tour. I also spoke to several other drummers, received many demo recordings, but didn’t quite find the right musical fit. Eventually Dirk replied back and said he really liked the two demos I sent him, which later became the singles we released in 2014, and decided to take part in our project. After we had done the first two demos, we absolutely loved the collaboration and asked Dirk if he would be interested in becoming a member of the band, to which he agreed. As a result, Dirk did more than just record drums for the album, he also took part in arranging the songs and breathing life into them. As a result the whole collaboration turned out far better than expected, I honestly can’t imagine having worked with any other drummer.

Your self-titled album is a killer mix of death metal and progressive metal. Tell us about the album.

MP: Hisham and I have always been fans of progressive metal. For me, personally, Edge of Sanity and Opeth have been huge influences. Musically the album is a mix of all the different kinds of music we like, there is death metal, black metal, groove, orchestral elements, and even power metal, for example, before I added the guitar and keyboard melodies, Triumph of the Sun sounded just like a Manowar song.

HC: Vocally, the aim was to diversify, mixing different genres and vocal styles to create a unique and versatile sound. Also, we aimed to take the listener on a journey to try to experience events and themes which occur constantly around us, but are only subconsciously perceived. With astronomical themes, like Triumph of the Sun, the sun turning into a red giant, and hardships of suffering a man goes through without questioning the reason, like Elusive Elation.

With Hisham in Germany and Martins in Latvia, how did you manage to write and record the album?

MP: Since we already keep in touch on a daily basis, it really wasn’t all that difficult, thanks to modern technology that permits it. We already make an effort to see each other in person two times a year, which gives us time to also work on the songs in person. Hisham and I both have home recording capabilities, so we record on our own, exchange ideas and spend long hours fine-tuning them over Skype.

HC: I record vocals in my basement with a cheap mic and interface, Martins is the one with an actual studio. I took two trips last year, in March and September, to fly to Latvia to do the final vocal recordings for the album. Dirk did all of his parts in LA and sent them to us, as we proceeded with the recording process. Martins handled everything else on his own.

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The album has been mastered by Dan Swanö (Unisound). How did that happen?

MP: Mixing this album was quite a serious ordeal for me. Even though I do have a reasonable amount of experience, mixing my own music is always the worst, it never feels done and there is infinite room for improvement. I spent an absolutely insane amount of time mixing this album and was never really quite satisfied with the result. Eventually, I made the decision to take a vacation, an entire month off from the project, when I got back, I sat down and finished it. Turns out that stepping away from something that had become an obsessive habit and clearing my mind, was all I needed. I knew right from the beginning that I wanted the album to be mastered by a name engineer, to give it that extra sparkle on top, so I had contacted three different engineers. Dan replied quite quickly and said that he’s extremely busy and will probably be unavailable until late autumn, but told me to send the mix over anyway, and he will have a look. It didn’t really work out with the other guys, but Dan got back to me in 4 days time with a finished master and the response: “Sounds fucking great I must say. Great mixwork!” That was single best response I could have ever gotten as an up and coming engineer and artist, especially, since Dan is one of our musical idols.

What have you been listening to lately (metal and non-metal)? Are there any acts that have inspired you of late?

HC: During the album writing process artists like Dark Fortress, Cattle Decapitation, Be’lakor, Opeth, Insomnium and Sikth made a serious impact on the different vocal techniques I implemented and experimented with. And lately I’ve been really enjoying the new albums by C.B. Murdoc, Black Crown Initiate, In Mourning and Ihshan.

MP: Well, Hisham already mentioned a lot of artists that I also really enjoyed, but I suppose musically, a lot of the compositions were heavily inspired by orchestral music and scores from films and video games. The longer and more atmospheric songs heavily rely on slow buildups and extensive layering, which is something I learned from composers like John Williams and more contemporary artists like Leprous. Atmosphere is something I believe many artists these days overlook when recording and producing albums, which is something the Black metal artists usually aim for as the single most important element, as opposed to technical proficiency that most modern bands focus on. One of the most life-changing musical experiences that I’ve had in recent years, that made me re-think the importance of composition and structured chaos is Gorguts – Colored Sands, an absolute must listen album to any metal fan who is looking for something out of the ordinary.

What are your interests/hobbies outside music?

HC: I am a full time architecture student, which takes up nearly all of my free time outside of music. As architecture is a creative output, it gives me inspiration for developing new ideas in music and vice versa. When I do get free time, I either spend it watching TV shows, informing myself about history, geography and politics, or I just go outdoors.

MP: Since I work full time in software development, I don’t have a lot of free time either, which is probably why it took three years to get this album done. But I really enjoy drinking craft beers, watching and reading science fiction, space operas, and fantasy.

Is the band going to be a studio project or a live band also? Do you have any plans to perform live soon?

MP: We are currently putting together a line-up for live shows and we will be embarking on a short Baltic regional tour this September. With this we aim to gain experience and build on the momentum in order to play festivals next summer.

HC: The main difficulty is finding a suitable drummer, as Dirk is unable to join us due to his obligations with Megadeth.

Thanks for answering our questions. Do you have any final words?

HC: Thanks for having us! Please, check out our album and videos on YouTube.

MP: Hopefully our fans won’t have to wait 3 more years for the next album.

Both: Jus drein jus daun!

Listen to Pulse of Nebulea below

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August 24, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Interview: Nathanael Larochette on Solo Compositions, Workload and Canada

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New interview I did for Nine Circles.

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Nathanael Larochette is well known as the guitarist of Canadian bands Musk Ox and The Night Watch. He has also performed on albums by Woods of Ypres and Agalloch. Last month, he released his second solo release, Earth and Sky, a double album. The albums have a distinct sound, Earth consists of solo classical guitar tracks whereas Sky is a single 40 minute ambient track. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to both albums and sent a few questions to Nathanael to find out more about the albums, the writing process and more. 

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August 18, 2016 at 8:17 pm

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Tyranny Rising interview

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Tyranny Rising is an upcoming death metal band from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Members of the band have been part of the metal scene in UAE for some time now. Last month, they released their debut EP ‘Prepare to Die’.

I spoke to vocalist Borna about the EP, recording at Haven studio and also their plans for the rest of the year.

Tyranny Rising
United Arab Emirates is not a country known for its metal scene. How did the band get together?

It’s a really lost story. But to summarize, we all met when we were in school. Mon, our drummer, relocated between many schools, which was a blessing in disguise because that’s pretty much how he met all of us. Eventually, when he decided to start a band, he introduced us to each other and we formed a band called “Story of Grace”. When Story of Grace disbanded, Mon formed another band with Mark (his brother who was also in Story of Grace) and after a few months, they decided to ask Bassel and I to join as the Guitarist and Vocalist, respectively. We then contacted Crabz, who was Mon’s friend in his final year of high school, and he was happy to join us as the Bassist.

What made you decide to start a death metal band? What about the style appeals to you?

We all come from different backgrounds, different cultures, and although we love Metal, our tastes in specific genre differ. For example, I’m more into Melodic Death Metal, which influences my style of Vocals. Marco and Bassel are into Death Metal. Mon is into Nu Metal, and I’m not really sure what Crabz likes. It doesn’t really matter, because he’s the Bassist anyway. And we all have our influences of Thrash Metal.
To sum it all up, basically, we love all types of Metal and we love the music we write. We don’t aim to make it sound like any genre, really. We just put our minds together and write what we want to write, and what we think sounds good to us.

Your debut EP ‘Prepare to Die’ released last week. What are the songs on the EP about?

The title of the EP says it all, really. Go for the Throat, Power Overwhelming and Burn them to the ground are pretty much about change, and fighting back through Power and Hatred. But, Venture is my personal favorite in terms of lyrics. It tells a story. I’m not going to go to anything specific, because the story may differ depending on the readers’ perception. We have lyrics out with all songs on all stores and streams, so everyone can check it out for themselves.

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The EP was recorded by Hand at Haven studio. What was the recording process like?

Working with Hadi Sarieddine was the best decision we’ve made in this band. Amazing producer, amazing personality, and man is the guy talented. Just a great experience over all. The process of the recording and mixing was rather quick, but we had difficulty with the timing of our release. We had a lot of other issues on the side which we had to deal with before releasing the EP. And we apologize for the long wait. But it’s out now, and even though donations are welcome, it’s completely FREE to listen and to download.

What are your thoughts on the metal scene in UAE?

The metal scene is a really touchy subject, unfortunately. A lot of hate. A lot of cancelled shows due to phony complaints, which just ruins everything for everyone, including the reputation of the people working hard to host gigs. On the bright side, there are more bands coming in from outside the Gulf area, which is a good thing. But the biggest issue, in my opinion, is that there aren’t enough all age shows. Gigs in Dubai, are MOSTLY in the same place, with the same set of bands taking turns to play every week or so, with the same faces showing up to support them. A lot has changed over the past decade, and it’s getting worse and worse. Hopefully we will see a change for the better.

Do recommend bands from UAE and the Arabian Gulf region that we should check out.

There is massive talent out there. A lot of amazing bands. We have played a lot of grindcore gigs, alongside great bands like Gates of Gomorrah, Project Skvll Fvck, Maticrust, In Times of Despair and many more. Apart from the grindcore scene, you should definitely check out Alpha.Kenny.Buddy, Voice of the Soul, and Benevolent.

What are your plans to promote the EP? Do you have any shows planned?

Unfortunately, we do not have any booked shows at the moment, we are busy writing some more music and working on hopefully getting some merch out there. We’ve had a lot of requests for merch, so we will have something coming up in the near future.

Do you have any final words?

Support, support, support. You don’t need to go to every single event in order to be a fan or a supporter. We hear a lot of complaints about people not “supporting the scene”. The sad truth is that the same people refuse to attend other events apart from their own, so how can you expect any different from others. And lastly, support new upcoming bands and give them a chance.

Listen to Prepare to Die below

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August 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Nine Circles ov… India

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My pen pal Manny-O-War is the editor for metal website Nine Circles. I did a round up of the Indian metal scene for the website.

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Metal is not music that you would normally associated with a country like India. The best known music export from India is Ravi Shankar. I have been following Indian metal bands for over a decade now and have noticed the bands evolve. Bands are putting out releases with better quality production and much better artwork. Here are some of the releases from the past year that you should check out: (In alphabetical order)

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July 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

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Satyricon

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Satyricon are legends in the black metal scene. Their contribution to the black metal scene not just in Norway but its significance worldwide is undeniable. This year marks the 20th anniversary of their third album ‘Nemesis Divina’.

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As a young metal head listening to Satyricon over a decade ago, I no idea that I would interview the band. I spoke to drummer FROST about ‘Nemesis Divina’, their shows in India, and also their upcoming albums. Read the interview on Transcending Obscurity

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June 20, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Blaakyum interview

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Blaakyum is a thrash/heavy metal band from Beirut, Lebanon. The band came third place in the worldwide finals of the Metal Battle at Wacken Open Air last year. Currently the band is working on the release of ‘Line of Fear’, the follow up album to their their debut ‘Lord of the Night’.

I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Bassem Deaibess about their new single ‘Riot again Riot’, their upcoming album and also their gig in Dubai this weekend.

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The band has been around for some time now. How did the present line up of the band get together?

A constant fixed line-up is fictional, for bands in the Middle East and elsewhere for sure, but mainly for people in the Middle East. That is mainly due to the fact that not only are Rock and Metal underground genres but also because it is a constant sacrifice to be in a band. So Blaakyum’s line-up changes have been sporadic. The longest line up stability held from 2012 till February 2016. Our beloved drummer is immigrating to Canada soon, so he left the band to make space for someone else to step in. We were lucky to discover a very young talented drummer through a Facebook post. His name is Hassan Kheder. Sadly he will not be able to perform with us in Dubai because the absurd law there says that even artists cannot enter clubs to perform if they are under 21. So for our show in Dubai, Ziad El Alam (ex-Kaoteon, Zix) will perform in Hassan’s place. Also, our bassist Rany Battikh, who has been with Blaakyum ever since it was reformed in 2007, is no longer able to commit to us especially for touring and gigs outside Lebanon, and for that we have also been very lucky to meet Pierre Le Port who recently moved to Lebanon, and who has agreed to join the band. As for my brother Rabih Deaibess, he joined Blaakyum in 2012 during “The First In Line” tour of Lebanon after Elias Njaim, who recorded “Lord Of The Night” with us, was unable to perform as a permanent member of the band due to his work commitments.

Last month you released a new single Riot against Riot which sounds awesome. Tell us a bit about the single.

We wrote this single during the garbage crisis protests-turned-riots in August 2015. We had just come back from Wacken Open Air to find Lebanon thrown into chaos. We were angry and frustrated, some of the band members including myself and Rabih took part in the protests and are active in the civil movement, and it was natural to let our frustration and anger have an outlet of expression through our music. The song itself has never been performed live before, and if luck has it we might perform it in Dubai for the first time.

You have recorded your second album ‘Line of Fear’ last year with Manuele Pesaresi at Dyne Engine Studios in Italy. Tell us about the album?

We finished laying down the tracks last year, but the mixing and mastering process was finished a couple of weeks ago. First we would like to point out what a positive and relaxing experience it was to record at Dyne Engine Studio, despite the rush and the extensive work. Manuele Pesaresi is such a remarkable person to work with, calm, understanding, patient and highly talented. The majority of the songs on the album, which amount to eight, were written between 2012 and 2015. Some of the songs started as intro riffs we did during our 2012 tour; one song in particular, Wicked Revelation, was written as early as 2011. The initial plan was to have a theme based around our own literature and historical heritage, hence the song Baal-Adon, but the events of Massacore 2012 (a new wave of witch hunting and idiotic accusations of Satanism and Devil worshipping that Blaakyum and Kimaera were directly accused of by the Lebanese media following a joint concert with the name Massacore), changed our plans. The album theme is based around cultural terrorism and the basic right of freedom of expression. Maybe few songs are a bit cynical but that is what happens when an entire society bullies you and pushes you around with ignorance and superstitions.

How does the album compare to your previous album ‘Lord of the Night’? Have you tried anything different this time around?

Lord Of The Night was in some unusual way a “Best Of” album, not of previously released songs obviously (except Am I Black) but because of the long time that Blaakyum had existed and the endless live shows we had; we picked the best songs we had been composing over a decade and made them into an album. It was our debut and it had a wide, varied range of styles and even genres, including orchestral compositions and ballads. We just wanted to capture what Blaakyum was about all these years. Line Of Fear is a more defined album, it is way heavier, way more Thrashy and way more aggressive than LOTN, and because we are a bit more experienced it was better produced. Also we further emphasised oriental elements in the music. Although LOTN had such elements in songs such as ‘The Land’ and ‘March Of The Eastern Man’, it was a shy attempt. In LOF we upped the dose, the Tabla (also known as Dirbakkeh in Lebanon) was used way more frequently and more aggressively; in fact, we never expected that Tabla could be such Heavy Metal and even Thrash/Death Metal friendly. As always what we are trying to do is to have an oriental sound yet without compromising the heaviness and thrashiness of the music. The majority of Oriental Metal bands in the Middle East rely on keyboards to make the sound more oriental. What we are doing is making the Metal sound oriental, not just add oriental elements to the music. Thus we did not use keyboards at all in LOF, except for the album intro which was in collaboration with the highly talented Mood Yassin.

When can we expect the album to be released?

Mid to end of June 2016.

What are the bands from Lebanon that you recommend we should check out?

I am pretty sure no matter what bands we name here we will be forgetting other great bands, but those that come to mind are definitely Kimaera, the Lebanese Ambassadors of Doom, Zix the True Lebanese Metal Warriors, if you are a fan of Manowar and Iron Maiden Zix will be your thing. Inner Guilt are not for the faint hearted as they are one of the most aggressive Death Metal bands in Lebanon. We also have a comeback of two legendary bands in Lebanon Blood Ink and Element 26 who merged into a supper group called Ink26, you definitely need to check these guys out. Last but not least there are two up and coming bands that are really worth the support, one is a traditional Heavy/Thrash Metal band called Phenomy, and the other is a modern wave Djent/Metalcore-ish band with a very fresh and interesting musical approach called Qantara, if anyone is in town and these guys have a gig, make sure not to miss it. I am sure I am forgetting many other bands, oh yeah… there is also Eden, and Amadeus Awad, there are some Black Metal bands but I am not sure how active they are, such as Deathlam for example.

You are touring Europe alongside veteran thrash metal band Onslaught as part of the Thrash Mercenaries Tour in September. How did you become a part of the tour? What are you looking forward to at the tour?

I do not know how it actually happened exactly, after Wacken a lot of eyes were on us, naturally it is not just the fact that we ended up the 3rd best unsigned Metal band in the world’s biggest Metal competition, as we all know such titles never last more than few weeks, it’s that the biggest Metal festival on earth noticed a band from Lebanon and it was not expected. So we know that we made a bit of noise somewhere somehow. But it was that night when our manager contacted us and asked us to name bands we would like to perform with. I gave one name: Onslaught, of course I gave other names later after being urged by the manager to give more. Other band members also gave the name Onslaught among others. Then few days later our manager just announced to us that we will be touring with them. As we understood, our single Riot Against Riot and our portfolio of live performances caught the attention of Onslaught’s promoters and we were chosen!
We are eager to see how we will handle the pressure of performing 16 dates in 16 consecutive days without any day off, this will be the ultimate test. Needless to say we are thrilled to meet Onslaught, such a privilege has never been given to us before, although we did meet a lot of our favourite bands during our tour in 2012 and our show at MetalDays in 2013, but to have the chance to spend 16 days with one of our idols is beyond anything we expected. As well as Onslaught, the tour has two great bands on the bill Mors Principium Est and NO RETURN. Besides the fact that the bands are extremely friendly and such a delight to be around, they are very talented and… well, this will be one hell of a tour \m/

Next week you will perform at Blast Night 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. What are you looking forward to at the show?

I have performed twice in Dubai before, and our sessionist Drummer Ziad performed there once with Kaoteon. But it is Blaakyum’s first time in Dubai. And we are eager to see how the Metal Scene in Dubai is, how well they support and appreciate the local Middle Eastern scene. Dubai has been famous for its glamorous Metal Scene during the 90s with Dubai Desert Rock Festival, and it has been the hub of Metal in the Middle East, almost every great Metal band has performed there, and so we are so excited to go there and meet that vibrant Metal society. I have been many times to the Music Room during daytime to rehearse with my Syrian band The Hourglass when they were to perform there, so I’m super excited to be back in the Music Room as a performing artist.

As this is your first time in UAE, what can fans expect from your set in Dubai? Do you have anything special planned?

For sure we will be giving our best in Dubai, it is uncharted territory for us and we are eager to conquer it. We will be performing mainly from our upcoming album, with some songs from our debut. Unfortunately due to the fact that our drummer will not be allowed to perform with us, we had little time to prepare what we originally had in mind for Dubai. We are rehearsing constantly with our replacement drummer Ziad El Alam who has been doing an amazing job given the extremely short notice time and tremendous pressure that he is having to deal with to memorize our songs which are rhythmically very complex and not too straight forward. Also sadly our Tabla player is not able to be with us in Dubai due to his pressing commitments in Lebanon. So we will see how it will all turn out, one thing for sure, we are eager to bring the house down no matter what \m/

Thanks for answering all my questions. Do you have any final words?

Dubai… SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT \m/

 

Check the poster below for all details about ‘Blast Night 3’

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June 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

death by fungi interview

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death by fungi is a hardcore punk band from Mumbai, India. Formed in 2013, the band released a self titled EP last year. Earlier this month, the released another EP, ‘in dearth of’ which features a more melodic sound.

I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Vrishank Menon about the ‘in dearth of’ EP, recording it and also their plans for the rest of the year. 

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What made you decide to start a hardcore punk band? What about the style appeals to you?

I can’t say! I got into punk rock when I was very young, right after I got into Slayer and Metallica, but mostly listened to skatepunk bands like Strung Out and Propagandhi. As I got older, I got into eighties hardcore (Black Flag, Minor Threat), metalcore (Shai Hulud, Converge, Integrity), powerviolence (Spazz, Charles Bronson) and post-hardcore (Fugazi, Glassjaw, Nation of Ulysses).

The music was very empowering, it was fast and it broke musical convention – as a 12 year old, I loved that! I still firmly believe that most alternative genres of music we listen to today – be it alternative rock, metal, math rock, whatever – comes from hardcore and hardcore ethic.

Mumbai is a city better known for it’s metal than punk scene. How did you find like minded band members? How did the band get together?

I was very fortunate to find these people but we aren’t all that like-minded when it comes to music. I mean we all love hardcore bands like Converge and Despise You, but we come from different places, musically. I began writing punk and indie rock tunes when I was in my mid-teens and used to record songs on my own since none of my friends liked punk rock. Kamran and I grew up playing in odd bands here and there so it was natural that I’d make him play bass with me and he did. Another friend agreed to play drums but he didn’t really care. Finding Aryaman was more a stroke of luck. He used to play drums in a mathcore band with Kamran and so when our old drummer left us right before our first show, he asked Aryaman to drum for us. We had no idea but he came from a background of thrash and old-school death metal like Entombed and Morbid Angel. So he was super stoked to play fast songs with us and we all clicked immediately. The first song we jammed to was perfect and all of us established ‘musical intimacy’, if that’s a thing. We shifted to a heavy hardcore sound because of Aryaman’s influence on that band. I think we found our sound our current sound together.

cover The ‘in dearth of’ EP sounds more melodic compared to your self-titled EP. What prompted the shift in direction? Tell us a bit more about your EP.

Two songs on the EP are more melodic but the other two are much heavier than our older work. In terms of sound, we’re just doing more, not letting genre boundaries limit us. We threw in bits of post rock, skramz and emo (bands like American Football and Christie Front Drive, mind you) while fucking with time signatures and guitar tones. We just write what feels right.

What was the songwriting process for the EP? How long did it take?

It’s different for every song. Iced and Pathfinder fell together very quickly and sort of assembled themselves. I literally remember Aryaman and I spit-balling riff and drum ideas and putting together all these songs in literally less than an hour. Endless Rain and Black Lung were very different and we spent a lot of time writing those. Endless Rain was actually the first song we wrote as a band and we’ve been revising it for 2 years. We weren’t even going to put it on the EP but we had extra studio time booked, so we altered the structure and put that in.

We try to be systematic but our band works better when we’re impulsive and do things if they feel right.

The EP was recorded at That studio and a home studio. What was the recording process like? Did you try anything different this time around?

It was much better, we enjoyed the process and everything came out sounding very nice and didn’t rob us of all of our money. That Studio was great and the engineers we worked with, Anupam Roy and Abhishek Kamdar, were very helpful and added a lot to the record.

The only thing I did different was recording a lot of guitar layers.

What are your plans for the rest of the year? Do you have any shows planned?

We are recording a split with our friends from Jugaa (Kathmandu based- metallic hardcore) in the summer and I’m currently trying to book as many shows as possible. We’re also organizing DIY house shows, which should be very fun. Hopefully.

Stream/Download ‘in dearth of’ below

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May 28, 2016 at 7:20 pm

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