By GMA's India correspondent Farzand Bawa
There was a time, not too long ago though, when Kolkata did not have a single Metal band to offer, Hybrid Metal infused genres that used to be taken as Metal and the scene was predominant with people and bands with at least ideas on how Metal should be done and with the lack of listening disorder, especially to the basic Heavy, Thrash or Old School Black and Death Metal, people had simply no idea or interest to the foundation and building pillars of this genres.
It was shameful how you could get hold of so called Metal fans or band members and ask them basic questions on metal and you could get a strange face as if you asked them about String Theory. Totally parasitic and atrociously weak, the scene slowly gained a name, sarcastically, Corekata, from metalheads outside the city. The scene never could attain anything nationally, nor internationally. The decay and stagnation slowly crept in and that was the time the very first strike of Metal and hope was manifested as Putried Ascendancy emerged.
Originally just featuring a Facebook page and a couple of old online compilations, Putrid Ascendancy slowly sowed the seeds of awakening and self realization among city metalheads together, illuminating everything that is metal and criticized everything that is not. The work of Putrid Ascendancy turned easier with the sudden up-rise of notable and skilled metal bands that mushroomed out of nowhere, among these bands were: Purgation, Necrodeity, Armament, Mortar, Strangulate and Dead Veneration. These bands are to be noted for their strong music in Death, Thrash and Grind metal.
The first ever Ritual Ascendancy Fest was held in Kolkata with these bands on 4th August and immediately was applauded for such underground charm and brilliant sets by each bands. Eyes were opened, minds were f**ked, Determinations grew stronger and Metal got louder.
The second version of Ritual Ascension Fest named WAR.CULT.SUPREMACY is set to protest Bongo-Bhonga or rather conceptualized as the unification of both the Bengal terrain as ONE. War.Cult.Supremacy stands as Militant Metal War against remaining parasitic metal trends and posers and this time East Bengal shall unleash its wrath in two gigantic proportions. Black / Death Bestail Regiment Nafarmaan (Formed by Canadian Black Metal band Weapon's Ex Drummer - Nohttzver) and bone crushing Thrash Militia Enmachined shall bring caustic torment to all posers,
They shall be supported by West Bengal's Terror Adversarialists Necrodeity, Brutal Holocausters Purgation, Thrashing Warfare Specialists Armament and black witching blood shedders Kapalin. Be there this September to witness the destruction!
Global Metal Apocalypse is proud to announce the collaboration with our brothers aforementioned. More updates and special features coming soon!! Watch this space!! Hail the infernal underground!!
Take a glimpse of what awaits Kolkata :-
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The concert artwork was designed by Sid Artworks:-
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