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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

Noisem – Cease to Exist review

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In 2013 Agony Defined, the debut release from American extreme act Noisem impressed me with it’s mix of thrash metal and grindcore amplified by raw production. Their follow up release Blossoming decay did not grab my attention the same way. Post that the band disappeared leaving many to wonder what their status was. This changed late last year with the release of a single Sin Rash via Adult Swim.

Noisem are now a three piece lead by the Phillips brothers with a new new vocalist/bass player Ben Anft and signed to one of my favourite labels currently (20 Buck Spin). Does this have an impact on Cease to Exist?

Read my review of Cease to Exist on VM Underground

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June 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm

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

Fistful of Metal #3

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The 3rd episode of Fistful of metal on Boxout.fm. Tune in Below.

Tracklist
Straight and Narrow by Arch/Matheos
Callouses by Haunt
I’ve Found My way to die by Magic Circle
Write Across by Hoia
Quiet Eye by Kekal
The War on Intelligence by Hannes Grossman
Titan by Viroclac
Embrace these grim deicisions by Leather Glove
Total Destroy by Vltimas
Ineffable Tumult by Undeath
lascivious by Soen
Spirits will Collide by Devin Townsend

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April 20, 2019 at 10:40 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 11

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Old school, Brutal or Melodic; whichever type of Death metal you prefer you cannot deny the influence of Swedish Death metal from the 90’s – bands like Dismember, Grave and Entombed.


On this episode of the Horns Up Podcast, Alex Hellid from Entombed joins us as guest. He discusses the Swedish Death Metal scene, the early days of Entombed and their second album Clandestine. Entombed fans, listen to the end for some exciting news.

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April 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm

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