Singapore’s unholy kings of Vedic Metal Rudra have released a 4 part making video for their recent most album ‘Enemy of Duality’ that released via Transcending Obscurity Asia on December 17th, 2016.
The band is set to celebrate their 25th anniversary this year and with their eighth album Enemy of Duality, things are looking excited for this year.
The four parts can be accessed here- Making of 'Enemy of Duality'-
Part 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2DK0KKtf4k&t=22s
Part 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxdDExWui0
Part 3- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vswhhkKt0o&t=6s
Part 4- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HeFoBuwQP8&t=13s
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Rudra are the veritable pioneers of 'Vedic Metal' which essentially blends ancient spiritual music with
extreme metal music. Many bands have followed in their lead such as Dying Out Flame (Nepal), Kartikeya (Russia), even Heathen Beast (India), and all of them owe it heavily to Rudra, who have been around since 1992. If you wanted music that sounded 'exotic' (for the lack of a better word), this is it. This is where it all started and this is the benchmark. The masters are back.
'Vedic metal' pioneers since the early '90s return this year with their most ambitious album till date. Having worked hard over the years to forge a unique sound that's a sublime blend of Indian classical music rooted in ancient spirituality and extreme metal encompassing death metal, black metal and thrash metal music, Rudra have influenced many and more importantly, have set standards. Unheralded overlords of Asia, Rudra have a cult following that remains mysteriously loyal, as they hone a sound that's probably unparalleled.
Their latest album, again founded on the principles of Vedic spirituality, extemporizes on the conventional extreme metal template and achieves hitherto unknown sonic effects. Indian classical instruments such as sitar, flute, tablas (Indian percussion) and even a didgeridoo are used for this album, along with female vocals and ritualistic chanting to emanate a genuine, spiritual expression. 'Enemy of Duality' is destined to be a landmark from the Orient, one that doesn't abandon the ancient roots and blends the traditional sounds and philosophies seamlessly into music that's at once challenging and hypnotic.
Singapore’s unholy kings and the true pioneers of Vedic Metal, Rudra have finally released a new single and unleashed the artworks for their eighth album- Enemy of Duality. The new album has taken a lot of research into its making over one year and is touted as the band’s most defying release till date. Rudra, over the years have garnered an awe-inspiring name from several critics and fans, hemming a cult fan following over the last two and a half decades. Having used traditional classical instruments such as Sitar, Tabla, Indian percussion, Didgeridoo (Ancient Wind instrument), among others that fortifies the very flavour of Extreme Metal paving way for their signature sound that appeases listeners transcending into the realm of Ancient Indian Mythology. Riding high on philosophical themes and literature, ‘Enemy of Duality’, is set to release soon via Transcending Obscurity- Asia. The Pre-Orders are up now!
Speaking about the single called Slay the Demons of Duality and the artworks, front man Kathir says, “The single ‘Slay the demons of Duality’ was inspired by a verse from the Mandukya Karika. The verse in Sanskrit was chanted in the beginning and towards the end of the song. It is about how we are afraid of evil, demons, satan etc., In fact, many belief systems create a duality between good and evil. In this song, we present the very duality to be demons. Upon inquiry, these demons of duality are found to be purely notional”.
The single titled- Slay the Demons of Duality can be heard below-
The album- ‘Enemy of Duality’ can be pre-ordered via Transcending Obscurity store below-
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Store - www.tometal.com/store
Bandcamp - http://rudrametal.bandcamp.com
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