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Rainburn interview

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Bangalore based progressive rock act Rainburn are setting out on the “Make Us Rich Now” tour this week along with Diarchy and Mocaine.

I spoke to band members Vats and Riju about the tour, touring in India in 2022 and also about their upcoming album “Vignettes”. Tune in to find out more.

Tickets and venue details for the tour – https://linktr.ee/MURNTour

Check out Rainburns’s music – https://rainburn.bandcamp.com

Rainburn live picture by Anurag Tagat

Update: Here’s a picture I took from the Mumbai leg of the tour

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July 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm

Bandcamp Recommendations – 5th November 2021 #BandcampFriday

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It’s #BandcampFriday again! Here are my picks for this month. All Indian musicians this time around.

Avant-garde act reissued their debut album with new vocalist and bonus track. Also a haunting new single.

Debut album from the Indian death metal act is out in a couple weeks. I got an advance copy and it rips!

India metal veteran is back with another EP. This time powered by international guest musicians.

Prog meets punk. Confused? Hit play and check out these 7 tacks of organized chaos.

A non metal compilation featuring Indian producers picked by residents of Boxout.fm The funds raised will help keep the station operational.

https://boxoutfm.bandcamp.com/album/v-a-suchi-selects

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November 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm

Bandcamp Recommendations – 1st October 2021 #BandcampFriday

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It’s #BandcampFriday again! Here are my picks for this month

6th album from one of India’s oldest metal acts. Put on that denim and leather, pour a drink and hit play!

https://kryptosindia.bandcamp.com/album/force-of-danger

Stoner rock from Norway with the right amount of fuzz.

New music from the Scottish maniacs that seamlessly blends hardcore and electronica.

2 tracks of drone performed by Mel and Topon from Fuck the facts. Trippy stuff!

Reissue of 2008 release from India technical death metal act. Sounds massive thanks to the remix and remaster.

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October 1, 2021 at 10:00 pm

Tribute to Nitin Rajan

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Friend and fellow metalhead Nitin Rajan passed away on 17th November.

A short tribute I wrote for him for Horns Up podcast

Vocalist, festival promoter, digital head, he played many roles in the Indian music scene.

A Metal lifer, Nitin started the earliest know death metal band, Morticide and then was one of the founders of Domination the Deathfest. I remember reading about the festival in the Metal India zine and being amazed that there was an extreme metal festival in India.

I met Nitin a decade ago at the first edition of the Rolling Stone Metal Awards where he was a judge and we became friends then. I still remember how excited he was to bring back the Domination the Deathfest in 2013.

“I prefer performing live” Nitin used to tell me. Anyone who had watched him at a gig with Primitiv or even Killibrium in recent years would agree that he was a powerhouse on stage and commanded the audience.

Everyone who met him even if it was once I am sure has a great story to tell about Nitin.

Thank you for the music and also your friendship. The Bombay Death Metal Legion forever.

Here is a video of an unreleased Primtiv track that I took a couple years ago.

Nitin Rajan Photo by Tushar Dhanawade

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November 21, 2020 at 4:15 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 35

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Music knows no boundaries. A statement that can very well help the lay listener understand why Sitar Metal works as well as it does. On this episode of Horns Up, the virtuoso behind Sitar Metal, Rishabh Seen talks to us about his journey so far, and the effort, learning and work it takes to marry the two worlds.

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October 23, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Zygnema

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In 2010, while visiting Mumbai on holiday I managed to attend a battle of the bands style competition called Yamaha Beats. The competition featured amateur bands from around the city, there were three metal bands – Abraxas, Noiseware and Zygnema. The band that impressed the audience and judges alike with their electric performance was Zygnema and they were declared the winners. The band got a moshpit going in an indoor hall which was quite a sight to behold. Since then, Zygnema have released 2 albums and their live act has gone from strength to strength.

Last month, I caught up with Zygnema at their jam pad and reminisced about the Yamaha Beats gig. We spoke about their recent European tour, the sound on their upcoming album and much more.

Read my article on Zygnema on Redbull.com

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July 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

Fistful of Metal # 6

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One hour of metal/punk from India. All recent releases.

Track list

Primitiv – Taurus
Escher’s Knot – Covolution
Hostilian – Regressive Instincts
Heathen Beast – Bloody Sabrimala
Kapala – Moral Attrition
Plague Throat – The Epoch Of Catastrophe II
Haiku-Like Imagination – Ozzifer
SkyPunch – From Above
Bhayanak Maut – Pinkadass
Pacifist – Pedigreed
FALSE FLAG – Counterfeit
SHEPHERD – Weed Dealer
Rainburn – Merchant of Dreams

Primitiv

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Indian death/doom metal act Primitiv are a 5 piece band consisting of members of Albatross and Hellwind. The band released their album Immortal and Vile based on tales of early man via Transcending Obscurity Distribution in February 2016.

Primitiv are releasing a live video for the track Taurus today and I premiered it on The Metal Wanderlust. The video shot to mark 5 years of the band captures their bulldozing live act.

Check it out the video and short inteview with vocalist Nitin Rajan on The Metal Wanderlust.

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June 30, 2019 at 10:57 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 17

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Amogh Symphony are one of the Indian origin acts that are well known in the metal sphere.

Animesh and Peter have an in depth chat about the evolution of Amogh Symphony’s sound from technical metal to avant garde over the past decade, their discography and also latest release IV.

Amogh Symphony mastermind Vishal J Singh spoke to Peter about the origins of the project, 10 years of Abolishing the Obsolete System and much more. Raise those Horns Up and tune in!

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June 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 12

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Hacktivist hacked the music industry in 2011 with their Rap meets Djent sound. There was a polarizing response to the band but they kept going and have performed around the world including in Mumbai, India at the Big69 festival in 2015 where Animesh and I caught them live.

We spoke to vocalist J Hurley about their meteoric rise to success, their latest single Reprogram  and also their upcoming plans

We also discuss the Indian band Bloodywood and their addition to the Wacken Open Air line up. Hit the Play button and raise those Horns Up!

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April 30, 2019 at 11:00 am