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Bandcamp Recommendations – 3rd December 2021 #BandcampFriday

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Last #BandcampFriday for this year, a slightly longer list this time around.

The Danish quintet take forward their sound from JORD. One of the highlights of the year for me.

The grindcore veterans are back with a ferocious new album. It features the dual vocals of Kevin Sharp & Tomas Lindberg.

Well written brutal death metal that keeps the listener engaged throughout the 35 minutes play time. Great way to end the year for Transcending Obscurity.

Moar grindcore! This time from the Japanese grandmaster. 6 tracks of rent less aural assault.

Stunning release from the progressive masters. An album to listen to from start to end. I’ve had it on repeat for the past week.

More treasure from the Nasum vault. This is from first US tour, live at the legendary punk venue.

Gloomy 4 tracks of post metal from the Australian quartet. Perfect for this time of the year.

A sublime mix of melodic death metal and and folk metal from the UK couple.

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December 3, 2021 at 10:29 pm

Fistful of Metal # 31

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I spoke to Sandesh Shenoy, the boss behind Cyclopean Eye Productions about completing 11 years, the early day of the label and also the plans for the upcoming months. Played a couple of tracks from their upcoming releases from Demonic Compulsion and Bell

Cyclopean Eye on Bandcamp Instamojo

Track list

AEnigmatum – Disenthralled

Genocide Shrines –  Nectars of Tantric Murder

Bell – Cold Wall Radio

Demonic compulsion – Fear the Stench from Spiral of Abhorrence

Edenic Past – Chuck Schuldiner

Carcass – Kelly’s Meat Emmporium

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September 13, 2021 at 11:51 am

Fistful of Metal # 28

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My guest on this episode is comedian and Banger TV host Blayne Smith and we talk about their new series Heavy Metal Hitchhiker and play some tunes. 

Heavy Metal Hitchhiker is the first comedy series from Banger Films, the creators of Metal: A Headbangers Journey & Metal Evolution

Track list

Primitiv/ For King Primitiv –  Squishy and Spongy

Hellripper – Hells rock and roll

Ripped to Shreds – In Mourning

Heavy Sentence – Age of Fire

Out of Hand – Exhility 

Assault – Oration of Lies

Fear Factory – Disruptor

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June 10, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Bandcamp Recommendations – 5th March 2021 #BandcampFriday

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First Friday of a new month and it’s Bandcamp Fridays. My picks from February are here

23 tracks covered by Australian heavy metal act Lord in their own style. From Iron Maiden, Judas Priest to even Kylie Minogue and Savage Garden.

Discover the doom metal scene in Russia with over 50 tracks. Looking forward to Part 2.

20 tracks of post-rock from Australia and New Zealand put together by a killer Australian label.

American black metal juggernauts are back with a much darker release.

A viscous mix of extreme metal and avantgarde unlike another I have heard before.

A mix of heavy rock tracks with ballads that showcase versatility of vocalist Sherry Khattak.

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March 5, 2021 at 11:26 pm

Bandcamp Reccomendations – 4th September 2020

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Here are my pick for this #BandcampFriday

The debut release from Foretoken is a melodic mix of death and black metal. Features Hannes Grossmann on drums. Great signing by Prosthetic Records.

This 5 track live release from Allfather proves that their raucous metal is best experienced live. Includes demos of 2 new tracks.

Another live release. This time from Scottish (post) rock act, Mogwai

32 tracks of doom metal put together by the awesome folks at Doomed and Stoned

50+ minutes of doom/drone from the new project of Ganesh K (Kryptos/Bevar Sea), Megadrone is truly a listening experience.

Another compilation. This one has a stacked line up

New album from Cloudkicker. A blind buy for many.

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September 4, 2020 at 11:31 pm

Fistful of Metal # 8

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Tracklist

Heathen Beast – Drowning of the Elephant god

Takafumi Matsubara – Stuttered Rope

Eternal Storm – Detachment  

Come Back from the Dead – Jugular 1 

Come Back from the Dead – Jugular II

Tomb Mold- Accelerative Phenomenae

Pijn & Conjurer – High Spirits

Cloudkicker – Blackwing

God is An Astronaut – Epitaph

Sacred Reich – Manifest Reality 

Cattle Decapitation – One Day Closer To The End Of The World

Throes – Fang (33 rpm)

Death by Fungi – Die in Bombay

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September 22, 2019 at 10:35 pm

Darkthrone – Old Star review

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For the review of Darkthrone’s new album, Old Star, we decided to try something different at The Metal Wanderlust and get more than one staff member writing about it. Here are my thoughts on the album

Let me start by saying that I am partial to Darkthrone’s music starting from The Cult is Alive. Many pioneering metal bands have fallen into the trap of giving into the current trends and altering their sound, I’m glad that Darkthrone have not done so. The band decided not to care about their reputation as black metal legends and make music that they wanted.

On Old star, their now signature black and roll sound is still intact. Alp Man was one of the stand out tracks for me. Another being Duke of Gloat. Both songs have crushing riffs. The band continue to remain uncompromising in their sound and the production is raw, which will appeal to their casual fans and hardcore ones alike. The album will definitely be part of my “Best of” list at the end of the year.

Read what rest of the TMW staff thought of the album here

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June 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 13

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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

Adit (Blackblood)

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Adit Khanzode is a familiar face to those in the Bombay metal scene. For the past few years, he has been organising gigs under the Blackblood banner and this weekend will be the 15th edition, no easy task. Find out more about the origins of Blackblood, the Mumbai metal scene and what’s coming up in the 15th edition of Blackblood in my interview with Adit below

Hi Adit, you are gearing up for the 15th edition of Blackblood. How are preparations going?

The preps are going on in full swing as it is our 3rd Year Anniversary gig as well, trying to promote it as much as we can for it to reach the maximum amount of people who have been related to Blackblood since 2016

You started the Blackblood series of concerts a couple years ago. What inspired you to get it started?

There were hardly any venues who were promoting metal music in Mumbai, especially Navi Mumbai, we had a few organizers who tried to create a regular metal gig scene but failed to deliver most of the times due to unforeseen circumstances and stopped doing it after a while, me being a part of an upcoming metal band ‘Orcus’ at that time felt the need to take matters into my own hands.

Looking back, what has been the most memorable edition of Blackblood so far? Why?

I can’t be biased towards a particular edition of Blackblood because all the BBs are my Babies (so cheesy) , but there are a few editions which did leave an amazing imprint of happiness on our minds,
for eg, BB6#Unchained was a special one cause it was dedicated to Unchained, one of the biggest college metal festivals that ever had been in Navi Mumbai , BB7#7meibaj was our first anniversary gig which had a tremendous turn out, BB8#Thankyouchester where we cried our hearts out, BB12 which was a part of Godless’ tour swarm over india, BB13#suarkebacche for the amount of grind it had in it, and BB14 #coremachayeshor for being the most surprising edition with respect to turn outs

How do you select the bands that will perform at the shows?

I have been attending local metal gigs since 2011, and have seen almost every band that’s there in the city perform live, the main criteria for selection of the bands is that, they have to be tight enough to pull off a good enough set and also need to promote the show in a positive manner, it also depends on how much crowd a band might be able to pull off as Blackblood has been DIY since its inception

There are very few metal gigs happening in Mumbai at the moment. What do you feel is the reason behind it?

Its mostly Bollywood, Electronic and Hip Hop music that has taken over the live music scene in general, the logistics/production costs involved in an electronic producer’s performance or a hip hop artist’s performance is much less compared to producing a whole live band, Bollywood still manages to do live band shows as it’s a major platform in india and has a massive fan following, metal on the other hand caters to a very niche audience due to the extremity of the nature of metal music which isn’t very acceptable to the masses

What are you currently listening to?

I have been listening to Gojira, Meshuggah, The Ocean, Veil of Maya, Heart Of a Coward, Napalm Death, Devourment, Cerebral Bore, Animals As Leaders, Slayer, Metallica, Pantera, Widek, Hatebreed, the Contortionist, Lamb Of God, Linkin Park, SOAD, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Algorithm, Whitechapel etc in metal

Daft Punk, Bonobo, FKJ, Porcupine Tree, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Doors, RATM, Kings of Leon, anything that’s chill step minimal lo-fi or down tempo

What are 5 bands that the readers should check out?

Again 5 is a very small number to list out for the readers to check out but I personally recommend a few bands from the Mumbai Local Metal Scene that you guys should check out, Eternal Returns, Carnage Inc, Sutledge, Dirge, Pacifist, Atmosfear, Sceptre, Primitiv, Albatross, Stark Denial, Anthracite, Last Ride Home, Festacorn, Death By Fungi, Dionysian, Killchain, Five Of Castles, Labyrinth , Jatin Talukdar Project, System House33

What can the audience expect from the upcoming edition of Blackblood?

Sheer madness as the Lineup this time is RAD AF, we have extreme death metallers Plague Throat from Shilliong, Prog/mathcore geniuses Orchid from Bangalore, Thrash with a mix of groove hailing from Hyderabad i.eHostilian, pure death chops presented by Dead Exaltation and Bloodkill who are an upcoming thrash metal band who have been ruling the college circuits in and around Mumbai, and a lots and lots of happy people in High Spirits (not the venue)

Do you have any more shows planned in the coming months?

We do have shows planned for the coming months, however as blackblood has been always commencing in Mumbai or nearby, we are planning on taking it to different cities in different states and would be looking for collaboration with bands from those particular cities

Thanks for answering all my questions. Do you have anything else to add?

Thank you so much for considering me worthy of this interview, all I want to add is that Metal Music in general is fading away and a lot and lot more people are turning their ears to different genres, I am not against any genre as I myself enjoy music from every aspect of life, but also should not forget that , our upcoming generations won’t even know of this genre if we don’t introduce it to them first hand, I got into listening to metal/rock music because of cartoon network where POA by Linkin Park used to be aired with a cool animated video, got introduced to live metal music through Unchained and chose promoting metal music in everyway as my goal for life, we need to make the younger generation aware of this genre,we need to stop this sub-genre based elitism where people who follow a certain sub-genre of music DISS people who follow a slightly different sub-genre, and unite as metalheads to save the scene and make it progress in a positive manner, I really want to build a community of metalheads who support eachother at gigs and in general in life because there’s one thing common between us, i.e the Black blood of metal that runs through our veins.

If you are in and around Mumbai on 20th of APRIL, do come for the show or you can simply buy the tickets as a donation for this event on this event link

https://www.townscript.com/e/blackblood-15-metal4sau20-3rd-year-anniversary-edition-302421?fbclid=IwAR2uO0gFdasLVCDSZWNo4xR2Zl1eX6LBJz7uhx9JMaUD0sU2T6uiAWZIlOg

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April 17, 2019 at 7:00 am

Fistful of Metal #2

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The second episode of Fistful of Metal is now online on boxout.fm. The tracks I selected for this mix were ones that I was listening to the past few weeks, mainly releases from this year except for a few.



Tracklist
Usurper – Skull Splitter (Soulseller Records)
Chainbreaker – Born Loud (Hells Headbangers)
Hell Fire – Warpath (Riding Easy Records)
Minors – Consumed (Holy Roar Records)
Noisem – Downer Hound (20 Buck Spin)
KHNVM – Invocato (Testimony Records)
Misery Index – New Salem (Season of Mist)
Plague Throat – Primitive Defense Mechanism (Self-released
Krallice- wolf (Self-released)
1914 – Passchenhell (Redefining Darkness Records)
Astronoid – In Dreams I lie (Blood Music)
Private Government – Thermite (Self-released)
Chrome Waves – Past the Lights (Disorder Recordings)
Thrawsunblat – Via Canadensis (Ignifera Records)

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March 21, 2019 at 10:00 am