By GMA's Bangladesh Correspondent Nabil Abaddon
“Parasitic, low life, devoid of dedication and devotion. Posers are eternally feasting on trends growing wild like slimy fungus! It's time to set up the Holocaustic Banishment Camp for these weak mortals as Final Cleansing!”
The banishment war has been announced against all the pretentious inferior minds and none shall be spared! For their shallow mind, cum filled brains and worthless lives are of no use, hence its time for a mass execution! Yes! Its about time for the BANISH THE POSERS FEST 2013!!
Bangladesh, a third world country mostly infamous for its poverty, politics, mass corruption, religious extremism and what not, is about to re-introduce itself as an up-growing Extreme Metal hub in Asia and establish its might in front of the world! The inception of Heavy Metal music in the region of East Bengal dates back in the mid 80’s when bands like Waves, Rock Strata, Aces, In Dhaka, Warfaze showed the balls to go against the tide and start something non-conforming and rebelious against all the trends, which has stayed strongly rooted till this date. To maintain that legacy in a larger scale, its about time that Bangladesh shall experience its first international Metal fest in the most extreme and primitve form; Banish The Posers Fest 2013! The celebration of true Metal where bestial acts from all over Asia will come together with their fatal weapons and banish whats not true, eradicate whats fake and pretentious! The force of true Metal shall prevail!!
The war has been fixed on the day of 16th November at Russian Cultural Centre and is going to be put up by one of the leading Metal organizations of South-East Asia Primitive Invocation. To join forces against all that is fake and pseudo Metal, the hordes that will be coming are Siamese Death Metal aggressors Savage Deity (Thailand), Malaysian Speed / Black / Thrash Metal militia Lobotomy along with their countrymen Old-school Death Metal mad-act Kathgor and Brutal Death Metal debauchery Purgation from West Bengal, India!
They shall be supported by East Bengal’s very own Death / Thrash legends, the mighty Orator, the abhorred, blasphemous Black / Death Metallers Nafarmaan, the savage Old-school Death Metal monsters Warhound and finally, the skull crushing Death Metal killer-men Morbidity!
Global Metal Apocalypse proudly announces the collaboration with Primitive Invocation and the aforementioned acts on this unholy event! Hails! On the acknowledgement of this collaborations, our Bangladeshi correspondent Nabil Abaddon talked with one of the main organizers at Primitive Invocation, Mr. Iftekhar Faiaz Nafiz (pictured above). Here is how the conversation developed:
Apocalyptic hails brother! Global Metal Apocalypse is collaborating with Primitive Invocation on this bestial congregation of Metal; Banish The Posers Fest 2013, which includes four bands from all over Asia and four bands from Bangladesh! Would you like to say anything on this unholy association? Perhaps any updates?
Hails right back at GMA for doing this interview and also for the collaboration with Primitive Invocation. Banish The Posers Fest will consist of 4 international bands and they are Savage Deity (Thailand), Kathgor (Malaysia), Purgation (India) along with the newest addition Lobotomy (Malaysia) and 4 local acts; Orator, Nafarmaan, Warhound, Morbidity. Twisted Fate from Australia and Necrodeity from India were supposed to play but unfortunately they have been ruled out of the event due to some unavoidable circumstances. We wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors. You will definitely have a blast when all these bands would hit the same stage on this 16th November! You just need to watch them live at BTPF to actually know what I am talking about!
Primitive Invocation has been organizing quality Extreme Metal gigs for quite some time now and this time you guys have taken a massive event in hand! When and how did the thought of organizing such a huge international fest come in mind at first?
Well, earlier this year and even last year we have had discussions concerning this fest and which bands we would be having at BTPF, etc etc. We got a huge response from the bands we had approached and they showed a lot of interest in coming to Dhaka and performing live plus we have known the bands for quite sometime now and have built a good and solid relationship.
Bangladesh has a very small Extreme Metal community and number of fans. Do you think Bangladesh is ready for this grand exhibition of relentless and bestial Metal?
They have to be ready sooner or later. So why not start with Banish The Posers Fest? Heh! Metalheads from Bangladesh seem to be getting into the more extreme form of metal these days rather than just keep on listening to let’s say Dream Theater, Metallica, Children of Bodom etc. It's a good sign if you ask me.
Would you like to explain the name “Banish The Posers Fest”?
Amit Skullbearer and Vritra Ahi from Orator gave me the idea of naming the event Banish The Posers Fest. As far as I know, Anton from Nafarmaan had something to do with the name back in the day. It is a long story. It is a great name for the gig.
Coming to Primitive Invocation itself, How did this organization start and what are the motives and directions of this organization? Also please tell us about the PI fanzine ‘Perseverance of Archaic Wisdom’!
Well, it all started back in early 2010. The basic idea of such an entity was there, but it was through “Pictavian Tandava In Bengal”, the show that featured Manzer later that year that Primitive Invocation took its unofficial birth. The motives of Primitive Invocation has always been to uphold and promote the true Extreme Metal of the underground and staying true to the roots. The Primitive Invocation fanzine “Perseverance of Archaic Wisdom” was a joint effort and was the first of its kind in Bangladesh which featured some of the most extreme and big names of the underground around the globe. It was the result of the hard work put into by Oshustho Mogoj, Naved Alam Parosh, Raiyan Momen and Vritra Ahi, who is also the editor of the fanzine.
Primitive Invocation has earned a good name for featuring international bands in Bangladesh. Manzer (Pictavia), Infernal Curse (Argentina), Abigail (Japan), Purgation (India) in the past and now the aforementioned bands! Tell us how does Primitive Invocation hook up with all the international acts? Is there any kind of selection procedure or something for the local acts?
How does PI hook up with the international acts? It is simple, we contact with the bands over the internet and tell them all the details regarding the events and when and where it would take place etc. It gets easier if you already happen to know the bands from previous meetings at different gigs both home and abroad. They are also well aware of all the gigs that PI has organized thus far. Both the parties have a true dedication for Metal. Needless to say that respect and support amongst the involved parties are always there.
To answer the latter part of the question, we select those who can give the audience a kickass live show. That’s one of the factors!
Is Primitive Invocationtotally inclined to Old School Metal acts only or is it open to all extreme kinds of Metal acts?
We are open to all kinds of Metal. Rock metal, soft metal, extreme metal, nude metal. You just name it!
2013 has been a decent year for Bangladeshi Metal scene so far. Lots of bands are coming up with their offerings, signing up with foreign labels, more bands are touring abroad and what not. What do you make of the scene right now? Where is it heading to?
I think the scene has gotten better over the last few years and its going towards a positive direction. Primitive Invocation supports all the hard work and the effort that the local bands have made. Kudos to them and I am sure there are even greater things coming for them in the future.
Gratitudes for giving us your time brother. Looking forward to the BTPF 2013! Ave! Any last words for the readers?
Thanks for the interview. Keep spreading the news about Banish The Posers Fest. See you all in November. Cheers!
There are more features coming your way! So watch out for the space! Ave BTPF, Ave PI !
BTPF 2013 teaser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV1YjM5zjDc&feature=youtu.be
Evvent flyer designed by Sid Artworks: www.facebook.com/SidArtworks
Decibel Magazine posts Metal MBA with Canadian thrashers Fatality, tips for successful crowd funding
Toronto’s favorite thrash party monsters Fatality recently wrapped up their two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of their latest album, "Psychonaut", but before they hit the road and released the album, the band put together a crowd funding campaign to help them achieve the release and the tour. Adam Zlotnik recently explained how it was done on Decibel Magazine's DeciBlog.
Metal MBA: Fatality’s tips for successful crowdfunding - http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/metal-mba-fatalitys-tips-for-successful-crowdfunding/
A darker and more mature effort, "Psychonaut" brings forth Fatality's trademark energy and commitment to drunken mayhem. Tracks like 'Thoughts Collide' and 'Before The Collapse' delve deep into the sodden minds of their creators, bubbling with the strange alchemy of pop culture. "Psychonaut" is an exploration of the inner landscape of the mind, where addled thoughts and horror-polluted dreams are held up to musical scrutiny. Monstrous, ambitious, and sardonically funny as ever, Fatality are taking their unique sound and boundless energy to the next level.
Souncloud stream - Monstrous (https://soundcloud.com/fatalitythrash/monstrous)
Soundcloud stream - Thoughts Collide (https://soundcloud.com/fatalitythrash/thoughts-collide/s-w96eC)
Music Video - Thoughts Collide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YLN5I7NUGU)
Tracklist for "Psychonaut"
1. Enter Purgatory - 7:54
2. Thoughts Collide - 5:11
3. Monstrous - 5:26
4. Before the Collapse - 5:29
5. Towards Disaster - 4:47
6. Psychonaut - 6:10
7. Satan’s Shepherd - 4:18
8. Thrashterpiece II - 7:15
"Psychonaut" is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Big Cartel.
Eytan Gordon - Lead Guitar
Spencer LeVon - Lead Vocals / Guitar
Adam Zlotnik - Bass Guitar
Mason LeVon – Drums
L-R – Marc-Antoine Blackburn: Drums - Raza Ali khan: Guitar - Simon Ouellet: Vocals - Renaud Baril: Guitar - Eric Litinas: Bass – (Photo Credit: Shelle MacPherson)
Inspired by life and charged with fast and heavy grooves, screaming solos and powerful vocals, Montreal, QC's Trainwreck Architect will bring you back to the roots of metal with a few surprises along the way. Gearing up to unleash their debut album 'Traits of The Sick' officially on November 12, 2013. The self described “wreck n’ roll” band have put together a ten track head banging party featuring an eclectic mix of thrash, classic metal and rock dealing with the idea of humans being human and never willing to be completely satisfied.
''Our first album has all the traits of a sick album!!! We are really proud to release it! We had a good time in studio recording gang vocals with friends. From a guitarist's point of view, hearing how Jeff Waters would perform a solo over one of our track was a really inspiring experience! We are confident that old-school metal fans as well as extreme metal fans will have a blast when listening to it!'' comments guitarist Renaud Baril.
The band is now streaming the first track off the album 'As Killers Breathe', which features a guitar solo from Annihilator's Jeff Waters whom also mastered the album.
1-Comatose Era (intro)
3-Die Like A Legend
4-The Door Slams Shut
6-Rabid Psychotic Relapse
7-As Killers Breathe
10-Feed Them Bullets
Finnish Folk Metal masters Turisas are currently busy brandishing their metal to packed audiences across Europe, but that's not keeping the Finnish metal warlords from painting America red and black. Today the band is presenting you with a lyric video for the track 'Piece By Piece' - check it out here
Turisas have just kicked off the touring cycle for 'Turisas2013'. While they are currently playing mainland Europe as part of Heidenfest 2013, they will embark on a UK run of run of 5 headline shows, starting next week..
Turisas mit Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Suidakra
Metal Hammer, Legacy, Blast!, Musix, Noiseletter, XtraX, Metalnews present:
02.10.2013 (CZ) Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe ****
03.10.2013 (AT) Vienna - Arena
04.10.2013 (DE) Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn **, ***
05.10.2013 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle *, **, ***
06.10.2013 (NL) Tilburg - O13 *, ***
Extended show bands:
** Riger, Gernotshagen
**** without Ensiferum
Check http://heidenfest.eu for more info, ticket link: http://www.hardticket.eu/
08.10.2013 (UK) Bristol - Fleece
09.10.2013 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington
10.10.2013 (UK) Nottingham - Rock City
11.10.2013 (UK) Glasgow - Cathouse
12.10.2013 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy
Legion Of The Damned finally reveals the album cover of the upcoming album entitled "Ravenous Plague" set to be released in the UK on the 23rd of December 2013.
The cover was painted by mastermind Wes Bensecoter (Kreator). Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming Thrash Metal masterpiece.
Chicago's Oceano are due to kick off their first ever tour of Australia this Friday, October 4th at Blackmarket in Adelaide.
The band will be playing nine headline shows across the country in support of their long-awaited new album, "Incisions". Supporting Oceano are Aversions Crown and Feed Her To The Sharks.
Oceano frontman Adam Warren was all too happy about the news:
"Finally Oceano is headed to Australia! To our Aussie fans, we told you we'd make it up to you from the last time we couldn't make it, and now the time is upon us! We are very, very delighted and grateful to have this opportunity. We plan to leave Australia bruised from circle pits and necks sore from hair spins and head bangs every show. See you soon!"
Oceano w/ Aversions Crown and Feed Her To The Sharks.
Oct. 04 - Adelaide, Australia - Blackmarket (18+)
Oct. 05 - Melbourne, Australia - Bang (18+)
Oct. 06 - Melbourne, Australia - Phoenix Youth Centre (all ages)
Oct. 08 - Canberra, Australia - The Basement (18+)
Oct. 09 - Newcastle, Australia - Cambridge Hotel (18+)
Oct. 10 - Sydney, Australia - Hot Damn (18+)
Oct. 11 - Frenches Forest, Australia - YoYo's Youth Centre (all ages)
Oct. 12 - Brisbane, Australia - Thriller (18+)
Oct. 13 - Brisbane, Australia - Tall Poppies Studios (all ages)
"Incisions" is out now in North America and is due to be released in Europe on October 14th. The album was recorded at Electrowerks Studio in Downers Grove, Illinois, and features artwork by Ken Sarafin (The Bridal Procession, Catalepsy).
Get "Incisions" in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/oceano or in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/oceano or on iTunes
The global metal scene has been witnessing what’s been termed as the “Thrash revival movement” in recent years with younger bands bringing back the rawer spirit of Thrash Metal into the limelight. Bangladesh is not lagging behind in this global upheavel. Dissector, as they call themselves, is a ‘raw and merciless Thrash metal’ horde ascending from Dhaka, Bangladesh. 30th August, 2013 became the day that these Thrash maniacs unleashed their debut EP “Local Maniac Syndrome” at the Russian Cultural Centre with a merciless EP launch gig.
“Local Maniac Syndrome” is a self-release and is supported & promoted by Shackle Multimedia. The EP consists of an intro, four smashing tracks and comes with a well illustrated album sleeve. The whole album was recorded, mixed and mastered at G.R.B Artillery except for the drum takes which were done at Studio 2ag.
Coming to the show, it was really well organized and had an all metal roster. The gig was named after the album ‘Local Maniac Syndrome’ and did not fail to summon upon all the crazy Metal maniacs in the town. The line up comprised of Bangladeshi Thrash Metal giants Powersurge and some of the most talented young bands like Thrash, Dissector Themselves, Homicide, Friday The 13th, Exalter, Sacrilege and Override (in descending order). It was a packed-out show and the crowd showed no mercy in moshing over each other.
Dip Demodulated - Vocals
Affnan Bin Aman (azab)- Riff Guitars
Pulok Typhoeus - Lead Guitars
Shakhawat Hossain Shiplu - Bassist
Muktadir Anzan - Drummer
While gearing up for their North American “This Tour Is Personal” run Washington DC progressive metal outfit Periphery have just launched a brand new live video for the song 'Ragnarok'. The live clip was filmed during the Summer Slaughter tour and is captivating some of the finest moments from Periphery’s legendary live shows. Watch 'Ragnarok' here
'Ragnarok' was taken from Periphery’s current album 'Periphery II' which Century Media Records released outside of North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan in July of 2012.
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