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Horns Up Podcast: Episode 3

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2018 was a great year for metal. Can 2019 top it? On the latest episode of the Horns Up Podcast, Animesh and I gaze into our crystal balls to identify the music they are looking forward to the most from the year.

The episode features singles from upcoming releases from Indian Black Metal outfit Heathen Beast, and Astronoid, the band that put out one of my favourite releases of 2016.

You can listen to all episodes on your favourite podcast app (Google, Apple and others). Follow the Horns Up Twitter feed for updates and more

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January 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Orchid

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Bangalore progressive act Orchid first landed on my radar in 2016 with the release of their self titled EP. I caught them live at Ctrl Alt Delete 10 soon after that and was impressed with their performance. Just over 2 years later, they are back with their debut album Miasma. The album is another juggernaut and builds on the twisted foundation of their EP.

I spoke to the band ahead of the album release about Miasma, the album inspiration and also their upcoming show this weekend in support to The Ocean Collective.

Read the interview on Unite Asia

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January 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

Top albums of 2018

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The past year has been a great year for metal. These are my favourite albums that I listened to in the past year in alphabetic order.

Dirge – Au Puch
Espionage – Digital Dystopia
Gaerea – Unsettling Whispers
Irreversible Mechanism – Immersion
Ken Mode – Loved
Khemmis – Desolation
Møl – Jord
Pig Destroyer – Head Cage
Sojourner – The Shadowed Road
The Armed – Only Love

Read the complete article on The Metal Wanderlust

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January 1, 2019 at 11:30 am

Horns Up Podcast!

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Some of the readers would remember a podcast I hosted years ago. I have started a new podcast called Horns Up with Animesh Das (Riot Peddlers, ex – Solar Diety). More details below

Two heavy metal fans.One podcast.Welcome to Horns Up, with Peter and Animesh. Recorded and produced from Bombay (India), Horns Up is a weekly podcast dedicated to ramblings, rants, and reviews from Peter Kotikalapudi / Trendcrusher and Animesh Das / Asmo. Throw Them Horns Up!

Episode One is up now! Death metal musings with Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Ex – Morbid Angel)

Bookmark this page – https://shows.pippa.io/horns-up Also find us on your favourite podcast app and subscribe.

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December 26, 2018 at 11:00 am

Sigh

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Sigh are one of the best known metal acts from Japan. Earlier this year, they released the single Homo Homini Lupus from their 11th album Heir to Despair and frontman Marai Kawashima stated that it “does not represent in any way. If you like the song, you will be 100% disappointed.” Upon listening to the album, I quite enjoyed it and found it to be one of their best in recent time. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to speak to Kawashima and find out more about Heir to Despair.

Read the interview on The Metal Wanderlust

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December 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm

High Cost

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This is the time of the year that most websites/blogs are sharing their Best of the year lists, I on the other hand am catching up on the music that I have missed out so far. One such release is the self titled one from Brooklyn hardcore/grindcore act High Cost. The 7 track EP is one of the most ferocious releases I have heard this year.  

I spoke to the band about the EP, the revival of cassettes and vinyl and more.

Read the interview on The Metal Wanderlust

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December 10, 2018 at 12:22 am