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Horns Up Podcast: Episode 42

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Our guests this week are all the way from Switzerland, hubris.

We caught up with guitarist Jonathan Hohl and drummer Nathan Gros before their show in Mumbai to discuss post rock and whether they fit into the sound. They also share about their current Indian tour and plans for the coming months including their album Metempsychosis.

P.S. we have a website now –

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December 6, 2019 at 11:07 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 41

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We have a new format on the Horns Up Podcast where the music takes center stage. Presenting Breakdown, a deep dive into a piece of music, and an attempt to appreciate and understand the musicians behind it.

The first track under the scanner is Drop Dead Gorgeous by Mumbai metal act Devoid. The song is a “A skewering look at our social reality, in this case, virtuality.” Vocalist/guitarist Arun Iyer joins us to break down the track and talks about Devoid’s comeback.

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November 30, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 40

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This week on the Horns Up Podcast, we dive into our recent listens to dig out 5 albums / EPs that you should definitely know about. This results in 10 diverse picks, ranging all the way from a guitar showcase to deathcore *cough*blashphemy*cough*. It’s Music On Our Mind.

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November 23, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 38

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This week, Horns Up goes Hardcore, with the help of Arun Singh Ravi, frontman of India’s first hardcore band, The Riot Peddlers. We opine on the relationship between Hardcore and Heavy Metal. Arun steps up and steers a chat with Mike Gallo, bassist of legendary hXc band Agnostic Front, on the eve of the release of their 12th album, Get Loud – taking all of us back to the streets of New York to understand what it truly means to be Hardcore.

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November 9, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 32

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Bombay has hosted performances from numerous metal acts in the past decade or so. Our guest this week is a metal guitarist who was visiting the city as a tourist and not to perform here, Jason Gobel.

We spoke to the former Cynic guitarist about the genre defining release – Focus, the Florida death metal scene and a lot more.

Thanks to Vishal J Singh (Amogh Symphony) for all the help!

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October 1, 2019 at 4:11 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 31

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It’s time for another Versus on this episode of Horns Up, and it’s one that’s really, a timeless debate. On Horns Up we pit Ride The Lightning against Master Of Puppets in a clash to find out which one is the better Metallica album.

Nishtha Kanal Revankar ( joins us to discuss, debate, and figure out who wins this round of Versus on Horns Up.

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September 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 30

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There has been a revival of thrash metal in the past decade with the retrothrash bands like Toxic Holocaust and Havok among others. This has also resulted in a comeback from bands including Death Angel, Nuclear Assault and more recently Exhorder.

American quartet Sacred Reich released their 5th album Awakening last month, their first album in 23 years. We spoke to frontman and bassist Phil Rind about how Awakening came together, the addition of Joey Radziwill on guitars and their upcoming tours in US and UK.

Phil Rind also shares what metal means to him and the influence of his practice of Tibetan Buddhism on Sacred Reich.

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September 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 15

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The mighty Iron Maiden is the focus of this episode. Animesh and Peter are joined by The biggest Iron Maiden fan in India, Nolan Lewis (Kryptos) in a debate about the seminal band, specifically their 5th and 7th albums, Powerslave and Seventh Son of the Seventh Son.

Introducing “Versus”, where one album is pitted against the other. The basis of comparison isn’t just restricted to subjectiveness, the albums should have similarity i.e. same number of tracks, a common theme, artist etc.

So which album came out on top, Powerslave or Seventh Son of the Seventh Son? Hit Play and find out. Up the Irons!

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May 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

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 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