Black Metal is fast rising in the Indian underground metal scene, with prominent bands who have been fairly active on the live circuit getting releases ready for this year.
Cosmic Infusion has a new line-up, and an EP scheduled for release in July. The band aims at creating a blend of symphonic and extreme metal with their debut, which they say is a musical journey of five tracks, with each song having an independent storyline to it. The 35-minute EP has been recorded, mixed and mastered at Closed Eye Productions, and will be launched at Blue Frog next month. Says vocalist/keyboardist Sushan, “Our lyrics are about strength, life, holy places, the universe, suicide and death.”
Stark Denial are secretive about their debut. Frontman Kunal Gonsalves refuses to share anything except the band logo, and says he will reveal the theme of the EP in good time, but considering the man organizes Black Metal Krieg and has titled the release War, we should have an idea of what to expect from Stark Denial. War will be released on Incanned Productions later this year.
Bombay’s Solar Deity will crush all holiness with Devil Worship, the second chapter in their ‘Satan’ trilogy and the sequel to In The Name Of Satan. “This is our third big release, and with this EP, we are taking our next big step,” says band-manager/artwork-designer Aakash Dwivedi. Devil Worship, Solar Deity‘s follow-up to last year’s The Darkness Of Being, will be engineered by Ashwin Shriyan and released on Nephalist Recordings, and will contain overtly Satanic lyrics.
Having played several shows already, Guwahati’s Judas Ancestry decided to put some music out, and have ready The Unforeseen Boundaries, their debut album, which has nine songs about fantasy, darkness and negativity. Recorded at Lucid Recess Studios and Dreamcatcher Studios, the album will be released in late 2013. “We have varied influences,” says vocalist Sandeep Sarmah, “and we don’t mind bringing elements of other styles of metal into Judas Ancestry‘s music.”