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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

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

Fistful of Metal # 32

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My guests are Rohan Stevenson aka I Built the Sky and Jake Howsam Lowe (Plini/The Helix Nebula). I spoke to them about their friendship, their collaborative EP Coalesce and much more.

Tracklist

The Last Martyr – Afterglow

Mirage

Ascendant (feat. Andre Nieri)

Lord – Moon and Back (Savage Garden cover)

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October 15, 2021 at 11:40 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

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 # 30

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My guest on this episode is Clarence from Singapore melodic death metal act Assault. The band released their album In Aevum Et IIustrata on 30 June via Eastbreath Records. I spoke to vocalist Clarence ahead of the release about the album and much more.

Track list

  • Death Tribe – Blacked Out
  • Assault – Enslavement to Torture
  • Assault – Oration of Lies
  • Witchseeker – Nights in Tokyo
  • Dharma – Cintāmaṇicakra Dharani
  • That’s not self help – Just with one visit and some appliance

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August 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

Horns Up Podcast – Picks of 2021 so far

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We are already 6 months into the year so on the Horns Up podcast, Animesh and I decided to picked our favourite albums of the year so far on Music on our Mind

Tune in to find out picks

Here are our pick (in alphabetic order)

  • Ad Nauseam – Imperative Imperceptible Impulse
  • BigIBrave – Vital
  • Boss Keloid – Family of The Smiling Thrush
  • Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined
  • Crypta – Echoes of the Soul
  • Devin Townsend – Devolution Series 1 Live in Leeds
  • Fear Factory – Agression Continuum
  • Gojira – Fortitude
  • Harakiri for the Sky – Mære

Tune in to Horns Up on your favourite podcast platform for your weekly dose of metal.

Fistful of Metal # 29

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As part of the Fête de la Musique last month on Boxtout.fm, I spoke to Auré and Butch from French metal act AkiaveL about their 2nd album “Væ Victis”, French metal and much more.

Track list

Wasted Land – Fade Away

Akiavel – Frozen Beauties

Akiavel – Zombie

Gojira – Born for one thing

Albatross – The Neptune Murders

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July 10, 2021 at 5:10 pm

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

Fistful of Metal – Boxout.fm India Covid19 fundraiser

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This weekend is a special episode of Fistful of Metal. It is a part of the India Covid19 fundraiser stream on Boxout.fm.

My guest is Dan Tompkins from Tesseract/White Moth Black Butterfly

The stream is for 72 hours and features a line-up of over 100 artists & DJs from over 20 countries, all contributing with exclusive sets & performances to help raise funds for the current COVID-19 crisis in India.

To donate visit – https://boxout.fm/fundraiser The page will be live till 19th May.

All proceeds from the audio-only broadcast will be donated to GiveIndia, a not-for-profit organisation actively working across India to help COVID-19 patients, their families and healthcare workers at this time of extreme crisis.

Check out the full line up below

Update: The conversation was part of the latest episode of the Horns Up podcast. Tune in below.

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May 14, 2021 at 8:16 pm