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Bevar Sea + Dying Embrace

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Bangalore Open Air is less than a month away. This week I interviewed Bevar Sea and Dying Embrace.

Bevar Sea are a stoner doom metal band from Bangalore. They will be releasing their self titled album in August throught Iron Fist Records.

Your self-titled debut album will be out soon through Iron Fist Records? When can we expect it to be released?

It’ll be out on Iron Fist Records in India in August, looks like. Ours will be the release number 2 after the recent Kryptos album. We’re planning to do a special show to launch the album, provided we can find a venue for the show.

A little birdie tells us that Billy Anderson, who produced Cathedral, Blood Ceremony, Orange Goblin & High Fire will also be behind the knobs for your debut album. Tell us more about it.

Damn that little birdie who plays the bass for Albatross. But yes, Billy’s mixing and mastering the whole thing. We’re hoping to fly him down to produce our next album entirely. We wanted him to produce this one, but he came on board a little late and we went ahead with arranging and recording everything ourselves. We’re happy with the results, but it’ll be great to just plug and play with someone like Billy taking charge of every other aspect of the album production.

Bangalore is fast becoming a hub for Doom metal. Why do you think it is happening and what is your take on it?

Is it a hub already? Dying Embrace made a comeback around the same time as our live debut, and our ex-bassist went on to form a band called Djinn & Miskatonic, but other than that, it’s still rather nascent. It’ll be great to have more bands coming up. We’re at a stage when there are underground show promoters have gigs to put together, but are struggling to keep the line-ups interesting because there aren’t enough good bands around.

What can we expect from Bevar Sea at Bangalore Open Air?

Our best gig yet perhaps? We’ve played a big stage once before, and that’s still our most memorable gig yet. It was last year playing before Rudra at Strawberry Fields. BOA has got to be a few notches better. Better lineup, and more metal crowd to play to.

What are you looking forward to at the gig?

The backstage is going to be a blast because the other Indian bands are all our friends, and the fact that we’re opening for a couple of bands we grew up listening to. It promises to be a fantastic weekend for everyone involved.

Dying Embrace are a death doom metal band from Bangalore. Their discography titled “Era of Tribulation” will be released soon on Legion of Death Records.

“Era of Tribulation” a 12″LP featuring your entire discography will be released Legion of Death Records. Can you tell us more about the release?

Era Of Tribulation will carry our entire discography recorded between our formation in 1991 and disbanding in 2001,The 12″ Vinyl release should be out in a couple of months from now and it will carry mindblowing artwork by Zizi “Nexro Maniax” Amri from Malaysia as well as the fantastic packaging quality Legion Of Death Records are known for.

Bangalore Open Air is your first festival performance, what can we expect from you?

This is definitely our first Festival on this large massive scale, we have played smaller Underground Fests since we reformed, Undergrind Fest [co headlining with Putrid Pile (USA) and Trendslaughter Fest in 2011(Co headlining with Orator (Bangladesh) ] and Trendslaughter Fest II[co headlining with Abigail(Japan)] in 2012. Dying Embrace will be one of the oldest Indian Underground bands playing Bangalore Open Air and we will be holding the flag high up of True Indian Underground Metal!

This will also be your first gig with Pritham “Metal Farmer” D’Souza, how did he become part of the line up?

Pritham has been a great friend over the years and Dying Embrace was always a band of consisting of friends with a common love for Metal and playing Extreme music. When we reformed we waited for almost a year to get the right personnel and we felt Pritham fitted in perfectly well for Bass duties. He is an amazingly talented and a gifted musician, we were honoured when he accepted to join the Doom Cult!

What can we expect from Dying Embrace at Bangalore Open Air?

We will be playing a selection of tracks from our Grotesque & Misanthrope EP’s, Serenades Of Depravity Mlp and a new track we have written after we reformed in 2011 which we debuted at Trendslaughter Fest in January.

What are you looking forward to at the gig?

Watching Kreator & Iced Earth in the flesh! Playing our brand of Primitive Doom laden Death Metal, meeting our friends and fans from all over and downing dozens of Beers with our friends and hanging out with the other awesome bands playing at Bangalore Open Air! See you there maniacs, together we will carry the burden of Doom\m/

Stay tuned for more interviews with the bands performing at the Bangalore Open Air.

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