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Fistful of Metal # 5

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Latest episode of Fistful of Metal on Boxout.fm

Track list

Amogh Symphony – Everything is now –
Amulet – Call of the Siren
Spirit Adrift – Angel Abyss
Kryptos – Afterburner
Hellripper – Black Arts & Alchemy
Darkthrone – The Hardship of the Scots
The Armed – FT Frank Turner
Employed to Serve – Beneath it All
Abnormality – Monarch Alpha
Periphery – Garden in the Bones
Deity’s muse – Still in Hiding
Lord Vicar – Levitation
Oh Hiroshima – Darkroom Aesthetics

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June 15, 2019 at 10:52 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 17

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Amogh Symphony are one of the Indian origin acts that are well known in the metal sphere.

Animesh and Peter have an in depth chat about the evolution of Amogh Symphony’s sound from technical metal to avant garde over the past decade, their discography and also latest release IV.

Amogh Symphony mastermind Vishal J Singh spoke to Peter about the origins of the project, 10 years of Abolishing the Obsolete System and much more. Raise those Horns Up and tune in!

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June 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 16

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Dan Tompkins is known to the metal community as the voice of many bands, Tesseract, Skyharbor and countless more. Last week, he added another feather to his cap with the release of his debut solo release, Castles.

In a candid and raw conversation, Animesh and I spoke to Dan about Castles, the journey behind the album and his experiences being a part of many bands.

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June 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 15

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The mighty Iron Maiden is the focus of this episode. Animesh and Peter are joined by The biggest Iron Maiden fan in India, Nolan Lewis (Kryptos) in a debate about the seminal band, specifically their 5th and 7th albums, Powerslave and Seventh Son of the Seventh Son.

Introducing “Versus”, where one album is pitted against the other. The basis of comparison isn’t just restricted to subjectiveness, the albums should have similarity i.e. same number of tracks, a common theme, artist etc.

So which album came out on top, Powerslave or Seventh Son of the Seventh Son? Hit Play and find out. Up the Irons!

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May 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 14

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Aggressive guitar riffs, pummelling drums and growled vocals are some of the elements of death metal and they are now being replicated by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Animesh and Peter discuss Dadabots, a AI project by Berklee College of Music graduates and what it means for the future of death metal and metal in general.

The guest on this week’s show is Mallika Sundaramurthy of Brutal death metal act Abnormality. The boys speak to Mallika about her gateway into death metal, forming Abnormality and also their latest album, Sociopathic Constructs.

Mallika also shares with Animesh and Peter they story behind her collaboration with Indian death/grind act Gutslit and her thoughts ahead of the band’s upcoming European tour.

Hit the Play button and raise those Horns Up!

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May 20, 2019 at 11:30 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 13

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New music

On lucky episode 13, Animesh and I discuss the music that they have been listening to for the past month. Their picks range from Death Metal to Prog, and even some not so metal music. There is something for everyone to listen and also discover.


Sit back and raise those Horns Up. Follow a playlist of all the tracks on Apple Music and Spotify

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May 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 12

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Hacktivist hacked the music industry in 2011 with their Rap meets Djent sound. There was a polarizing response to the band but they kept going and have performed around the world including in Mumbai, India at the Big69 festival in 2015 where Animesh and I caught them live.

We spoke to vocalist J Hurley about their meteoric rise to success, their latest single Reprogram  and also their upcoming plans

We also discuss the Indian band Bloodywood and their addition to the Wacken Open Air line up. Hit the Play button and raise those Horns Up!

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April 30, 2019 at 11:00 am