Formed in the bylanes of Bassein, Mumbai in 2017, the Indian five-piece thrashers Sabotage channel the cut-throat boldness and the unceasing exuberance of the Bay Area thrash metal. The group has already made a remarkable impression nationally by becoming two-time finalists of Wacken Metal Battle – India. With high velocity live assaults and dynamic song-structures, SABOTAGE is surely a great addition to the fast-growing Indian underground metal.
The quintet’s first ever release, The Order of Genocide, comes out on CD and digital format on August 3rd. The EP contains four frenzied and ruthless tracks, strictly following the scripture of old school thrash metal. The subjects of the song rotate from failed judicial systems, anti-political norms to serial killers.
As the first preview of the EP, the band release the title track, debuted at Germany's Legacy Magazine
The band comment:-
"The title track of this EP is loosely based on power hungry hounds who will ensure they stoop to any level to retain the authority. The most valid innuendo would be politicians who would orchestrate division in the name of religion, caste and win their vote banks to be the central powerhouse just to chew the common man and spit 'em out! The song is our way of telling these hounds to fuck off!"
Hyderabad based Hardcore/ Crossover Thrash Metal act- R.A.I.D have finally unleashed their album cover for their new album- 'Imperium'. The album has a release date of 28th June 2019 and will be released through Rottweiler Records.
Frontman Rueban says:-
"The album is loosely based around the biblical character; Samson. Samson was depicted as the epitome of strength in the bible. Though, we might not be like Samson, we, as individuals have unique strengths that we can use. No matter who you are, what age group you belong, or what the status of your life may be, you have a gift that you can use. The pain only gets stronger when we refuse to learn a lesson. If there’s something ‘negative’ happening in your life right now, chances are that you need to learn to accept people the way they are. The album music shows you how to gather yourself and be stronger than you have ever been, based on everyday life experiences."
The two singles from the album can be heard here:
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India's Heavy / Thrash metal unit Kryptos have published a video for the track "Afterburner", which is taken off from the band's upcoming album of the same name and will be released on June 21st, 2019 via AFM Records.
Frontman Nolan Lewis comments on the track:-
"Horns up headbangers! Bust out the spikes and whip out those bullet belts. Coming at you like a leather studded nuclear bomb is the blazing title track off the brand new album, Afterburner. This is the bastard child of Judas Priest and Motorhead at their devastating best, so crank the volume to 11 and kiss your neck goodbye. It's fast, it's furious, it's metal and it sure as hell doesn't fuck around. Time to succumb to the fury of the Afterburner!"
Watch the video at this location: https://youtu.be/VnwcFnQw8-U
Kryptos were formed in 1998 in Bangalore, India, and have long been considered one of the spearheads of the Indian heavy metal revolution. With four critically acclaimed albums under their belt, and a fifth one releasing in June 2019, they have supported some of metal’s biggest names like Iron Maiden, Testament, Kreator and Exodus, earning themselves a reputation as a fiery and exciting live act.
Plague Throat is one of Indian sub-continent's well known Death Metal bands. Right from their inception in 2008 till this day; they have been blessed with a celebrated career. Hailing from the city of Shillong; the band has supported bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Psycroptic, Dying Fetus, Funerus, Dawn of Demise to name a few.
The band's latest offering 'Evolutionary Impasse' should come as no surprise as it stands as a solid progression from the previous release that came in the form of 'The Human Paradox'. 'Evolutionary Impasse' promises to be intense and carries a gargantuan personality. Each track in this record has been proficiently crafted to provide listeners a taste of Death Metal in their own flavour with great technicality and brutality with a stroke of perfection.
New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band Bloodywood has released the official music video for their single, "Endurant." The viral metal trio first caught their US fans' attention with their metal rendition of the Indian folk song "Ari Ari," but has developed a sustained base of hard core followers with blistering original tracks fusing traditional Indian instrumentation with brutal guitars and mixed vocal stylings.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfjTbY2NzsM
"'Endurant' is a song for those who've faced or continue to face bullying in any aspect of life. We wanted to be as realistic and practical as possible with our message, which is why the song urges to endure and come out stronger rather than retaliate or fight back with force. The video, while maintaining the message of the song, also tries to establish that bullies are not another breed." - Karan Katiyar
Karan Katiyar - Guitars, Production, Programming
Jayant Bhadula - Vocals
Roul Kerr - Rap Vocals
Indian Progressive Death Metal outfit Dark Helm have finally unveiled the latest album- 'Hymnus De Antitheist' via Bandcamp for digital purchase now. The album is available for full streaming on their Bandcamp page.
The band's guitarist Mohanish adds:-
"I hate the fact that humans, an example of peak intelligence and (debatably) peak evolution have been such a let down. Our ability to question (humans being the only species capable of doing that as far as I know) could have led us to something so beautiful. Instead we chose this cesspool. These are the thoughts reflected in the music and lyrics of the album."
Packed with a staggering eleven tracks; this album surely puts a solid mark in the scene here with their unique blend of Death Metal with Progressive elements complimented by the use of Ancient/ Traditional instruments in their making. With this album, the band has surely put forth a terrific release with a matured sound and writing progression that bands can only earn out of experience. Having been active in the Indian Metal scene for a decade; the band surely knows what they are upto!
The album can be streamed and purchased via the Bandcamp link below:-
The album's physical copies / merch will be out by January 2019.
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Dark Helm is a Progressive Death Metal band based in India; they have been treading the boundaries of Metal and have been experimenting by infusing sounds from the World Music scene into their brand of Extreme Music. Their writing is laden with heavy riffs with a sprinkle of some ancient, contemporary ethnic instruments (like Sitar, Kyoto, Santoor, Saz, etc.).
Today, the band premiered their first track from the- forthcoming album entitled- 'Hymnus De Antitheist'. The track 'Obey' is now officially premiered via DECIBEL MAGAZINE here.
The band’s guitarist/ composer, Mohanish says:-
“This album is the sum total of all my hatred towards the state of humanity today. Let me clarify though; Over the past few years I have noticed my stance harden, as a rational thinker. My belief that "divinity is poison" has grown from a mere commentary on the human condition to a desperate need for a global change (if we are to survive the coming of age of the human race and become an advanced civilization worthy of wielding the tools we create).
I absolutely and equally hate the idea of "New Age" spiritualism (crystal healing, myths about pineal glands, quantum mysticism, etc) and every pseudoscience scientific schmuck (Deepak Chopra and Rhonda Byrne's names come to mind) trying to make a quick buck. I also detest ignorant people who establish their allegiances to political parties rather than political stances (people who go "I love Mr. /Mrs. XYZ, hence every policy he/she suggests is a good one").
I hate unregulated "Organic food" that gets sold under the guise of being good for you, while harming the earth's resources and the fear mongering and misrepresentation of GMOs that goes with it. I hate homeopathy, mystics, gurus, astrologers, anti-vaxers, "Vastu Experts", flat earthers, 432hz'ers and every other ENEMY OF REASON. They have made people's insecurities and ignorance into a multimillion dollar industry.”
Dark Helm - Obey | Track Premiere - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=837gy_m9gQo
Dark Helm's album- 'Hymnus De Antitheist' can be ordered here.
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Indian Experimental / Groove Metallers Hostilian premiere their first track off their EP "Catalyst". The track titled 'Regressive Instincts' is packed with brutal grooves, devastating drums and monstrous vocals that hold a strong ground in what the song conveys as a message.
The band adds:-
“The EP is a study of the human condition. It's about how, deep down, we're actually like a virus, eating away the earth, even the other people and ourselves. All the good in people is just a face to show the world. There is a constant darkness in us just waiting for an opportunity to come out. This darkness is our most basic human instinct. Raping, killing, greed is all just a manifestation of what we really are deep inside. Each song talks about various aspects of this primary proclivity inside us. Everything we work for everyday is a lie. We are not meant for great things. We are only meant to end all cycles of life. A hard reboot to all life on Earth. We are a catalyst to the process that had begun long before we even stepped into this world.”
Hostilian - Regressive Instincts | Official Lyric Video - https://youtu.be/hx5oVTG-Pkw
Orchid is one of Bangalore’s (India) better known band from the live music scene and are well known for their unique music that blends the abstractness of Avant-Garde Music with Progressive elements combined with the intensity of Metal and Mathcore that makes them stand ground.
The band is now officially gearing up to release their album - Miasama this January 10, 2019. The band states:-
“The album was mixed by the Mumbai-based Apurv Agrawal (Shepherd, Death by Fungi, False Flag) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Atheist, Origin, Krallice, Dysrhythmia) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves studio in New York. The artwork was done by the band’s drummer and contains elements from every song the song on the album. Unlike their previous EP which touched upon themes of techno-surrealism, this album is more straightforward with sociopolitical themes.”
Kaushal: Vocals, lyrics
Mayur: Drums, percussion
For fans of: Converge, Botch, Dillinger Escape Plan, Atheist, Dysrhythmia, Blotted Science, Martyr, Spastic Ink, Gorguts, Cardiacs, Watchtower, Behold... The Arctopus!, Frank Zappa, Ron Jarzombek
Bangalore, India based old school-rooted extreme metal act Aempyrean releases their debut EP, Fireborn, today from Cyclopean Eye Productions. Both Toilet ov Hell and Deaf Forever offered advance streaming of the entire EP prior to the release date.
"This is five tracks of non-stop aggression clocking in at a shameless 23 minutes of unrepentant attitude." — W., Toilet ov Hell
Hear Fireborn AT THIS LOCATION (courtesy of Toilet ov Hell) or AT THIS LOCATION (courtesy of Deaf Forever).
Clawing their way through the Indian underground, Aempyrean blasts forth with a whirlwind of fire and brimstone. The horde was conceptualized in early 2015 by BR (ex-Witchgoat, ex-Culminant) and Ajay N (Dhwesha). Sailesh K and Clint SS joined soon after and Avi S completed the lineup in June 2015. Influenced by '80s and early '90s Thrash and Death Metal processed through early Black metal sensibilities, Aempyrean intend to deliver nothing short of loud, savage and profane metal. They have already earned a strong following in the local underground after playing a few shows in India.
Aempyrean debut EP 'Fireborn' is out world-wide on December 05th, 2018 on CD via Cyclopean Eye Productions. Clocking in at nearly 23 and a half minutes, their EP 'Fireborn' rages with an unholy intensity that is sure to please die-hard fans of classic Morbid Angel, Morbid Scream, Absu, Destroyer 666, Possessed and even Morbid Visions-era Sepultura. Four original creations (including an interlude) and a tribute to Morbid Angel’s legendary track “Chapel of Ghouls” forebode the ominous arrival of Aempyrean in the subterranean domain of extreme metal.
Aempyrean are not here to fuck around, they are here to rip you with all the force of a chainsaw tearing through bone.
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