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Horns Up Podcast: Episode 43

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Meet Lindsay Schoolcraft, a Canadian Ethereal Gothic Rock Artist best know for her Vocals, Songwriting, playing the Electric Harp, and for being part of Cradle Of Flith. Her debut solo album Martyr feat. Rocky Gray (ex-Evanescence) is out now.

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December 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 42

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Our guests this week are all the way from Switzerland, hubris.

We caught up with guitarist Jonathan Hohl and drummer Nathan Gros before their show in Mumbai to discuss post rock and whether they fit into the sound. They also share about their current Indian tour and plans for the coming months including their album Metempsychosis.

P.S. we have a website now – www.hornsuppod.com

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December 6, 2019 at 11:07 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 41

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We have a new format on the Horns Up Podcast where the music takes center stage. Presenting Breakdown, a deep dive into a piece of music, and an attempt to appreciate and understand the musicians behind it.

The first track under the scanner is Drop Dead Gorgeous by Mumbai metal act Devoid. The song is a “A skewering look at our social reality, in this case, virtuality.” Vocalist/guitarist Arun Iyer joins us to break down the track and talks about Devoid’s comeback.

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November 30, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Fistful of Metal # 10

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Track list
Road rash – Burn out
Screamer – Out of the Dark
Megaton Sword – Born Beneath the Sword
SuidAkrA – Halls of Tales
Coilguns – Manicheans
Formless Master – First Strike
Formless Master – Fatal Impasse
Nile – Long Shadows of Dread
Nox Irae – All is Over
Abigail Williams – Ever so Bold
Chrome Waves – When the sun hits
Jakub Zytecki – Sunflower
November’s Doom – What we Become
Officium Triste – World in Flames

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 40

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This week on the Horns Up Podcast, we dive into our recent listens to dig out 5 albums / EPs that you should definitely know about. This results in 10 diverse picks, ranging all the way from a guitar showcase to deathcore *cough*blashphemy*cough*. It’s Music On Our Mind.

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November 23, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 39

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One of my favourite formats of the Horn Up Podcast, Metal Or Not. This time, the jury is out on Marilyn Manson, Def Leppard and Slipknot. We are joined by Sandesh Shenoy (Cyclopean Eye Productions + Bollywood Crypt), Nolan Lewis (Kryptos) on this debate.

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November 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 38

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This week, Horns Up goes Hardcore, with the help of Arun Singh Ravi, frontman of India’s first hardcore band, The Riot Peddlers. We opine on the relationship between Hardcore and Heavy Metal. Arun steps up and steers a chat with Mike Gallo, bassist of legendary hXc band Agnostic Front, on the eve of the release of their 12th album, Get Loud – taking all of us back to the streets of New York to understand what it truly means to be Hardcore.

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November 9, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 37

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“Fuck yeah! Now this is NILE!”

That’s how frontman, guitarist, and chief songwriter Karl Sanders defines Nile‘s latest album, Vile Nilotic Rites. And we at the Horn Up Podcast agree. In a crisp chat, we spoke to Sanders about the renewed spirit and energy that encapsulates the album, and try to figure out the secret sauce behind an incredible work ethic.

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November 2, 2019 at 1:09 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 36

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One of the poster children of the modern ‘djent’ or progressive metal movement is TesseracT. After having toured India in January 2019 in support of their fourth album, Sonder, the band returns to India for a record fifth time this weekend as part of the NH7 Weekender festival.

On the Horns Up Podcast, we spoke to guitarist James Montieth about performing in India over the past decade, advice for upcoming acts and also their upcoming music.

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October 30, 2019 at 9:48 am

Tool – Fear Inoculum review

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Let me start off by stating that I am a regular Tool fan, far from a fanboy. Fear Inoculum is easily the most awaited metal release of this year, if not for the past 5 years. I was not expecting Tool to release an album this year and I thought it was all a joke and that the  band was just trolling us. Soon after a release date came the release of the first single, Fear Inoculum. I was not too impressed with the track after a few listens, it sounded like a sum of the parts of their older songs with better production. 

Read the review on Moshpitnation

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October 25, 2019 at 10:08 am