Posts Tagged ‘Exhumation turns 3

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A few days ago completed 3 years. Started as a blog by Santhosh Lobo, a Indian based in Kuwait it is now a website with daily updates by Indian rock and metal enthusiasts from around the country. More about the origins of the website and its growth  in this interview with Santhosh

I got involved with around a year ago after being a daily reader for a couple years. During this time I have interviewed and reviewed the “Rawkstars” of India. Some people at gigs now recognize me as “the guy who writes for Indianrockmp3”

Check out Volume II of the annual Indiean compilation featuring 9 kick ass tracks.

Looking forward to another year of Indiean music.

Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2011

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Rolling Stone India  held the 2nd edition of the Metal Awards yesterday at Blue Frog. The bands performing were Noiseware, Exhmation, Artillerie and Bhayanak Maut.

I’ve not seen Exhumation or Artillerie live before so was looking forward to that. Bhayanak Maut always put on good show.

Naagin inspired ??

All the bands put on killer performances. The crowd went nuts (typical Bombay crowd),  lots of moshpits. I managed to get a picture of Exhumation while headbanging

The show was hosted by Vishwesh (Scribe) who did his best to keep the crowd entertained. Check out the list of all the winners here.

Overall, it was a good night.  Looking forward to the next Metal Night at the Blue Frog.

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June 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Woah its May already!!

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Its been a month since I moved back to Mumbai, not much has happened since my last post. Unemployment still prevails, not for much longer i hope. Been busy with job interviews, hence things  have been a bit slow on the writing front.

Dischordian is the Garreth D’Mello, vocalist of Mumbai alternative rock band Split. One of the few non – metal Indian acts that I enjoy. Check out my interview with Gareth who is the “Chosen 1” on 

Exhumation are one of India’s oldest death metal bands. They released their latest album “Consider This” a little over a month ago. I managed to get the album on limited edition Cd (#167/200).


Consider this

Exhumation are one of India’s top death metal bands. The Mumbai – based quartet have been around for close to a decade now and have maintained a stable line up. ‘Consider This’ is their first release in 5 years, ‘For Personal Consumption Only’ EP being their last release. The album is about choices, we as humans have two paths and there are external forces from each path that are trying to get us to “consider them”.

The band starts its aural assault from the first song All that is and it continues till the last song Alpha Omega, not letting the listener out of their grip. The album reaches its peak on the 5th song, the title track with poser crushing riffs. Other tracks that stand out on the album are, Black Plague and Hell Forbid. With 7 tracks under 30 minutes, the album leaves you craving more of this no frills death metal.

The album has a clean production courtesy Kuber Sharma. The mix is dominated by the guitars of Prashant Shah. Aditya Mehta adds some high pitch screeches to his growled vocals, however it gets drowned out by the guitars at times and the bass is barely audible throughout the album.

Overall, this is the best release so far by Exhumation in terms of songwriting, which is miles ahead of ‘Among the Dead’ however the production hinders it. ‘Consider This’ has set the bar high for other Indian death metal bands that want to release an EP/album this year. Those who have been waiting for this album for some time now should not be disappointed; I hope they don’t have to wait 5 years for another release from Exhumation. 

Download ‘Consider This’ for free here

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May 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm