By GMA's Bangladesh Correspondent Nabil Abaddon
In recent years Bangladesh has produced some really promising bands from the likes of Orator, Severe Dementia, Abominable Carnivore, Homicide, Nafarmaan etc in the international arena. Creature Of Judgement is another promising Death Metal outfit who are up next to make their mark in the Asian Metal scene. Creature Of Judgement is a four piece Death Metal band from Bangladesh. Founded in 2006, the band released their full length self titled album ‘Creature Of Judgement’ last year. The band is just about to make their international debut at the inaugural Nepal Death Fest on 11th January, 2014. I caught up with Oni Ruddha, one of the guitarists from the band, here is how the conversation went….
Apocalyptic hails brother! Congratulation on making it to the Nepal Death Fest 2014. For those who don’t know your band, can you briefly tell us as to how Creature Of Judgement came to existence?
Greetings. Creature Of Judgement is a Death Metal band hailing from Dhaka, the Metal heart of Bangladesh. Creature Of Judgement was formed back in 2006 as we had the desire to produce some dark extreme music.
How did you decide on the moniker “Creature Of Judgement”? What do you try to preach through the name and your lyrics?
In this land as a creature we are human beings. We believe that every mortal has to undergo his karma Which creates a grotesque entity inside him, we call that new born entity as the Creature Of Judgement. For instance, at first Satan was an angel but as a Creature of Judgement he became Satan.
As Creature of Judgement, the band we think ourselves as messengers to this world. As messengers we offer our music which adheres to the dark, discrepant shore of this world and we interpret the above through our music and lyrical content.
Creature of Judgement came up with the debut self-titled album in 2013. How has the response been so far? How was the experience of recording the album?
January 19th 2013 was the day we released our album at the Dhaka Art Center. The response was good at the launching. Albums were being sold rapidly. Honestly we didn't expect this much overwhelming response from the fans and followers of Creature Of Judgement.
The experience of recording the album was just unforgettable. We faced minor problems in the process but we did have some pretty good times. It took a long time to record the album and we had to wait a lot for the pre & post production of the album.
How often does the band perform in local shows?
We are very selective about the local shows. We did some successful gigs. But the biggest gig we did last year was Eastern Darkfest which was held at the National Library Auditorium in Dhaka. There was Abandoned World (Sweden), Chronic Xorn (India) and few other local bands in the lineup. We were the headlining act of the gig.
For those who don’t know Creature of Judgement, which song would you like to suggest to them and why?
You can never judge a band with just one track. But if we really have to pick one then it would be "WAR". This track highly represents the sound of Creature of Judgement. This particular track contains devastating drum blasts, ruthless vocal growls, extreme technical yet groovy guitar work.
You can listen to the song here: http://www.reverbnation.com/creatureofjudgement777/song/15946847-war
What do you make of the studio facilities in Bangladesh in terms of recording a Death Metal album?
In a third world country like Bangladesh we tried to utilise the most out of the studios that we have. Death metal has been in Bangladesh for a long time. So it wasn't that tough to record the album.
Nepal Deathfest is going to be Creature of Judgement’s international Debut. All of you must be really excited and preparing yourselves accordingly. Tell us how did this come about? How did you hook up with the folks from Nepal Deathfest?
Yes, it will be our first international debut gig and yeah, all of us are very excited. It's almost like a dream come true for us. Our regular jams are going pretty good. Nepal will get a few surprises from us. Some of us have already visited Nepal. We made few good friends over there and hooked up with some local metalheads. They are really good and friendly people. So I guess it wasn't that tough.
Do you have any ideas about the Metal scene in Nepal?
Nothing to say about Nepalese Metal scene. They do have some class bands. Metal fans there are totally crazy. They really know how to slam and bang their heads.
You will be touring Nepal along with your countrymen Homicide. What do you think of that band?
Yes, Homicide are a very promising Death Metal band from our country. They are like our brothers. We have already shared the same stage once. I guess they are as excited as we are about Deathfest. I know we will destroy and conquer the stage.
Well gratitude's for your time comrade. Best wishes to the band. Do you have any thank you’s or greetings to your supporters?
We would like to thank the fans and followers of Creature Of Judgement from the cores of our hearts. You guys give us the strength to keep on going. Keep supporting us. Keep supporting metal.
Creature Of Judgement
Hasnat Choudhury Ripon : Vocal and Guitars.
Oni Ruddha : Guitars
Tanvir Ahmed : Bass
Ahmed Bappy : Drums.