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Dirge

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Doom metal is one of the underrepresented genres in the Indian metal bands. Dirge are one of the few doom metal acts in the country. Their debut release Ah Puch is inspired by Mayan and Aztec Mythology and channels the New Orleans sludge sound making it one of the most unique albums I’ve heard this year.

I spoke to the band ahead of the release of Ah Puch. Find out more about the album, the inspiration behind it and more.

Read the interview on The Metal Wanderlust

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October 28, 2018 at 1:36 am

Godless

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Indian Death/thrash metal act Godless are one of the most hardworking bands in the country. In a short period of 3 years, the band have quite a few notable achievements – released a EP Centuries of Decadence, supported heavyweights acts like Behemoth & Jeff Loomis, an Indian tour with Psycroptic and recently represented India at the Wacken Metal Battle. Later this week, Godless add one more feather to their cap, their second EP Swarm. The release is a potent mix of death and thrash metal.

I spoke to bassist Abbas Razvi about Swarm, performing at Wacken and their upcoming Indian tour.

Read my interview on  VM Underground

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October 24, 2018 at 11:34 pm

United We Groove

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The past Friday while most of the music lovers in the city we’re at the Bryan Adams, a faithful few were at United We Groove. The gig was at the new centre for independent music, Above the Habitat. BYOB makes it a good deal for the audience.

I managed to catch a couple of songs by the first couple of bands, Karwaan and Punkture and they weren’t by cup of tea. Although I did like Punkture‘s cover of Velvet RevolverSlither’.

Grunge act Hook played songs from their recently released EP Blank Spaces and they sounded good. The surprise of their set was a cover of Split Holy Ghost Machine Gun.

The band I was really looking forward to was Primitiv. The band keep getting better each time I watch them live. Their set list mainly consisted of track from their album Immortal and Vile . A addition to their set is a unreleased track Squishy and Spongy (video below)* . The band are currently in the studio recording and I can’t wait to listen to their new material.

I didn’t stick around for the last band Systemhouse33 as it was late. Congratulations to the band on completing 15 years. 

*Posting the video since I manage to get decent audio.

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October 16, 2018 at 12:09 am

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False Flag/Neck Deep in Filth

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False Flag and Neck Deep in Filth are two of the most politically outspoken acts from the Indian subcontinent, hence it would make sense for them to team up and put out a split. I was quite excited when the split was announced and the singles released from it so far sound great.
Find out more about the split, the inspiration behind their tracks in the interview with Shaunak Phadnis (False Flag) and Vishal Rai (Neck Deep in Filth)

Read the interview on Unite Asia

 

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September 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Killibrium

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The Indian metal scene has grown by leaps in the past decade. The latest entrants are Mumbai based death metal act Killibrium. The band have made their mark with their first album Purge, released last month. The album is a potent mix of brutal and technical death metal.

I spoke to guitarist Keshav Kumar about the origins of the band, their debut release and their future plans.

Read the interview on The Independent Voice

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April 16, 2018 at 11:22 pm

Amorphia

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Thrash metal is the most popular metal subgenre in India. 3 of the “Big 4” of thrash metal royalty (the exception being Anthrax) have performed in the country in the past decade. There are thrash metal bands across the country including smaller towns like Cherthala in Kerala where Amorphia(https://www.facebook.com/Amorphiathrash) hail from. The band formed in 2012 and have released 2 singles so far,  Master of Death and Lieber Code. The latter features on their debut album Arms to Death, which will be released on April 15

Find out more about Arms to Death, recording the album and also the Indian bands that have inspired them in my interview with the band below.

Read the interview on Unite Asia 

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April 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

The Earth Below

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A couple of years ago Deepak Raghu, best known as the drummer for bands like Shepherd, Bevar Sea and Mad Orange Fireworks resurrected his solo project, The Earth Below. He released Window Lights for Wanderers, an EP that featured an experimental sound, a departure from sludge/doom metal of the bands he performs with.

I spoke to him about the origins of The Earth Below and the release of his latest EP – Dreams of a Thousand Stillness.

Read my interview with Deepak on Red Bull

 

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April 3, 2018 at 11:00 am