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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Hailing from Bangalore, India, blackened death thrash quintet Ampyrean are all set to unchain their debut EP "Fireborn" on December 01, 2018 via Cyclopean Eye Productions — the label through which Genocide Shrines, Serpents Athirst, Konflict, Jyotiṣavedāṅga, etc. initiated their initial voyage and rose to prominence in the underground metal scene.
The fifth and final track, Undying Scourge, is premiered at Decibel Magazine. “The longest track on the album,” vocalist B.R. notes, “This was also the only one where we didn’t confine ourselves to a structure. We just went where the riffs took us, and we kept it interesting with mid-paced passages intertwined with very fast riffs.”
Hear Undying Scourge AT THIS LOCATION
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 line-up 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 are now about to reveal their debut EP 'Fireborn' world-wide 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.
OR EMAIL at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pune, India based sludgy doom outfit Dirge will release their debut album, Ah Puch, this October 19 on CD format.
Decibel Magazine premiered the 05th track, La Malinche, as the first snippet from the album. “The song explores the mindset of La Malinche, a woman who played a key role in orchestrating the genocide of the Aztec civilisation,” Dirge explain of the song’s lyrical concept. “The evil in her psyche is imagined as a physical manifestation of the ancient Mayan goddess of suicide, Ixtab.”, narrates the band on the track.
"The new song “La Malinche” moves at a funeral doom-like pace, dragging itself along on crawling riffs and the reverberating, howling vocals from singer Tabish Khidir. In addition to their sludgy influences, Dirge draw from more upbeat death/doom, offering brief respites from the lethargic pace of the song. It’s a welcome element that ultimately strengthens the song, which clocks in at over nine minutes."
– Vince Bellino, Decibel Magazine
Stream "La Malinche" At DECIBEL MAGAZINE, RIGHT HERE
DIRGE's debut offering "AH PUCH" is a concept album based on Mayan, Aztec Mythology mixed with historical events. The story revolves around the resurgence of the ancient Mayan God of Death - Ah Puch - during the conquest of Yucatan peninsula by Hernan Cortez. The music has been written to accentuate this theme, sending the listener through this fantastical world accompanied by a thick wall of sludge, and clouds of bong-smoke. Though this is the band's debut album, with an ambitious concept behind it, the band are no strangers to the world of metal.
Formed in 2014, DIRGE started out as a band in Pune, a city then brimming with several acts in the local metal scene. They were unique from their peers, marked by a sheer dark, moving intensity and gritty heaviness in their music. The band soon found itself a full lineup and trudged forward ever since, winning fans, supporters and accolades over the next four years as a band and releasing a single along the way in 2015. They have played shows in the Indian underground circuit alongside contemporary acts in similar styles, like Primitiv, Shepherd, Djinn & Miskatonic and have opened for international acts such as CHU (Kazakhstan), Defiled (Japan) and performed at festivals like Bangalore Open Air (2015).
With Candlemass, Eyehategod, Neurosis, Sleep, Crowbar & Acid Bath as their primary influences, the band naturally found itself crafting a sludgy, grim and morose sound that channelled equal parts death-doom, New Orleans sludge, atmospheric post-metal & the melodic sensibilities of contemporary bands like Paradise Lost, YOB & Pallbearer - literally an amalgamation of sounds spanning three decades of slow and heavy music.
Chaos magicians Aparthiva Raktadhara stream the entirety of their debut demo, Agyat Ishvar, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on July 21st via Iron Bonehead Productions on 7" vinyl format, hear Aparthiva Raktadhara's Agyat Ishvar in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Kalikshetra, from the rising Indian black/death scene that's spawned fellow Iron Bonehead noise terrorists Tetragrammacide, Aparthiva Raktadhara create an ultra-violent whirlwind of dread frequencies that somehow manages to sound hallucinatory. In a swift 13 minutes, the power-trio's opening salvo blasts and twists and swirls with feral, frightening intent; just its sheer, Spartan overload of violence alone is stultifying enough. But within that maelstrom, Aparthiva Raktadhara have carefully cultivated a sort of order from chaos, with occult mathematics seemingly employed to elevate each messy-on-the-surface angularity into a stridently martial attack. And Agyat Ishvar is just the first detonation...a new EP for Iron Bonehead is being prepared.
Indian heavy metal group Falcun has released their debut full length "Kingdom Come" via Greek label Eat Metal Records. The band has played a vital role to build up the current Kolkata metal scene.
Legacy Magazine (Germany) is streaming the full album in its entirely at their website.
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States the band:-
“We are honoured and humbled to sign up with the dedicated and glorious record label, Eat Metal Records to release our debut album “Kingdom Come”. We have conjured sheer passion and musicality in the upcoming album. which will take you back to the 80s, the age of denim and leather and the sound of glorious steel and thunder.”
Indian metal bands have steadily been setting their feet across the globe for the last two decades. Bands from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, are somehow late to join in the league with their compatriots as they have recently started to partake in this glorious invasion. Within its three decades of existence, the Indian metal scene has witnessed less than a handful of traditional heavy metal bands. Suffice it to say that the primeval style of heavy metal music is scarcer than hen's teeth in India.
Hailing from Kolkata, Falcun, being one of those Indian heavy metal bands, embodies the spirits of the elder gods of the NWOBHM and the 80s power metal scenes. Falcun has already received accolades over time, and the heavy metal hungry audience of the country took them with open arms and thus the band continues to sparkle vividly. They have played all over the country and have delivered unadulterated form of traditional heavy metal for the Indian audience, which made them yearn for more. The steel-hearted quintet is now offering their debut album “Kingdom Come” to all the heavy metal enthusiasts around the world. The nine anthems of the album individually uphold every hallmark of a classic heavy metal number. There are abundances of stellar solos, razor shaped riffs, and diversified and exhilarating vocals.
CD is out via Greek label Eat Metal Records. The album is slated to be released digitally (bandcamp) on June 11, 2018.
Lineup / Credit:
Abhishek Dasgupta (Vocals)
Anirban Dasroy (Guitars)
Debarshi ‘Bob’ Chakraborty (Drums)
Nilavro ‘Rony’ Ghosh (Bass)
Samrat Daas (Guitars)
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered in Blue Monk Studios Inc.
Artwork by Shindy Design
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