On February 26th the Witches Brew label released the debut MCD from the four headed beast Surtur, who are from the Bangladeshi underground metal scene, giving the EP its first official release including a reworked layout. Previously released as a CD-r this short, but intense EP depicts "a true heavy metal fantasy about the arrival of a messiah from the old school roots who will put reins on all that is phony and immaterial." Featuring 4 tracks, one instrumental opener and 3 hair flying, fist pumping bangers that aim to stay close to the ancient footsteps of late 80's and early 90's thrash!
"Descendant Of Time" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Sonic Occult Productions by Maamar Huq.
Drums recorded at Studio 100 Miles by Aziz Ayon.
Cover art (Safwan Hossain) and track listing can be found below.
Surtur "Descendant Of Time" MCD is available now on the Witches Brew Webshop.
Bangladeshi Thrash Metal group Exalter fire up three sizzling songs that uphold the spirit of the genre without diluting even an iota of the essence. The music is as old school as it can get but the songs sound pristine and sharp enough to slice ears. Also included in this release are songs from the entire previous release called 'Democrasodomy' which sound just as potent and invigorating even today. Exalter step up to the plate after the initial onslaught by West Bengal band Armament, and take it upon themselves to further the thrash metal assault worldwide. There is no band worthier to do so from the whole of Indian subcontinent, equipped with an aggressive sound, vicious vocals, and an innate anger that invariably gets expressed through the hard-hitting music. To call their music lethal would be an understatement.
Surrounded by Evil
White Phosphorus Shell
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
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
By GMA's Bangladesh correspondent Nabil Abaddon
Enmachined, a bone-crushing old school Thrash Metal band ascending from the depths of Dhaka, Bangladesh have just signed with Salute Records. A demo album entitled "Thrash Assault" is on the way to being unleashed from their arsenal on the 24th August and will comprise of 3 demo tracks completed by the band.
Enmachined is one of the protagonist bands in the Thrash Metal resurgence movement in Bangladesh and conceives the raw spirit of Thrash Metal in their hearts. They have performed in innumerable shows all around the capital city Dhaka and in metal fests like Metal Morgue and Death Skull Ritual. The band is all set for their international debut gig in Kolkata, India in September 2013 and will be accompanied by their countrymen Nafarmaan, a Black / Death metal band in the show Ritual Ascension Fest II (Kolkata), organized by Putrid Ascendency. The band has also reported that they have firm plans on hitting the studio for their full length album right after the Kolkata tour.
You can read an interview that was done with Nafarmaan as part of the Ritual Ascension Fest II here.
Also read up on the festival and our media collaboration with them here.
Enmachined line up:
Abir - Vocals
Anil - Guitars
Noor - Guitars
Nasa - Bass
Sabbir - Drums
Green Army, a Thrash / Death / Depressive Extreme Metal band ascending from Bangladesh unleashes their EP ‘Reborn of The Blackened”via Tridroid Records on 25th June, 2013. The EP has been released in cassette format and consists of 5 tracks. It was recorded and produced by Mr. Ayon at Studio 100 Miles. Green Army will also release their EP in compact disk format via Nihil Interit Records.
The band also plans on going to make a split tape release with an Egyptian band and come up with their full length album by 2014.
Band line up:
The Warmachine of the Insane Pit, The Glow Sting : MelekTawûsê
The Brutal Scream-machine : Malach HaMavet
Six Stings Shredder Note Per Note: Loukas Notaras
The Southern Synthetic Beat-Machine : Mr.GaDrEEL
By Nabil Abaddon
Minerva, a young talented band from Dhaka, Bangladesh has just released their long awaited debut album on 12th July, 2013 via Incursion Music (BD). The album is entitled ‘Biday Shongbidhan’ (which in English means farewell constitution) and has been released in both physical (CD) and digital format. The album comprises of 8 tracks and comes with a well illustrated album sleeve, designed by Raiyan Momen. The whole recording has been done at Hypertune Studios and was produced, mixed and mastered by Sultan Rafsan Khan.
Minerva, founded in 2009, is a Thrash / Groove metal band from Dhaka. The band has performed in countless shows since their inception and has won the title “Battle of the Bands 2011” sponsored by Incursion music. Since then the band has been in a hibernation to record the album.
The album is available on the Incursion Music online store: www.incursionmusic.com
Band Line up:
Ishtiak Tanvir Ishmi - Vocals
Sultan Rafsan Khan - Guitars
Injamamul Haque Galib - Guitars
Nayeel Risat - Bass Guitar
Tawfiq Ahmed Bijoy – Drums
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/minervabangladesh?v=info
By Nabil Abaddon
Homicide, a Technical Death Metal band hailing from the depths of Bangladesh, is about to release their debut EP "Annihilation Pit" on 17th July, 2013. The EP is going to be released on Australian record label Infinite Regress Records.
The EP consists of four tracks with the lyrical theme centered around ancient Greek warfare. The whole EP has been recorded and mastered at Studio Niflheim and was produced by Baezid Farabi Khan (of Chromatic Massacre). It will be available in CD format. You can also buy the songs from iTunes through Infinite Regress Records. The easiest way will be to go from Infinite Regress Records's website (http://infiniteregressrecords.com/homicide) or else you can search on iTunes by typing 'HOMICIDE Technical Death metal'.
By: Nabil Abaddon
It has been about 28 years since the inception of heavy metal music in Bangladesh and the Bangladeshi metalheads are all set to experience their first international metal festival in the most extreme and primitive form: Banish The Poser Fest 2013!
The festival is going to be held on November 16th 2013 and will be organized by Primitive Invocation. The poster was designed by the talented artist Raiyan Momen and was unveiled last Tuesday (9th July) and has created much hype especially amongst the old school metal listeners.
The line consists of Twisted Fate (Australia), Savage Deity (Thailand), Kathgor (Malaysia), Orator (Bangladesh), Nafarmaan (Bangladesh), Purgation (India) and Necrodeity (India). Although the venue details have not been announced yet, one can surely say by the line up that it is going to be the most religious show on the earth hahahah!
We will provide updates as soon as we know.
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