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Something Relevant Updates

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Something Relevent

SOMETHING RELEVANT, the Fusion/Jazz band from Mumbai have issued the current updates:

We are finally done recording and mixing the album. We are getting it mastered at STERLING SOUND by CHRIS ATHENS, the same engineer who did the latest BEASTIE BOYS album, once thats done, its straight to the factory. Maybe we will release it on vinyl as well.
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Metakix - Interview

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Metakix

IMR :Hello "METAKIX”! Greetings from Team IMR. Long time nothing to hear from your end, how are the things going on at your campaign?
METAKIX(Viresh) :
Hi, Yeah it’s been long time. Things are running a bit slow with the band since our bassy Nicky has quit. We are auditioning people for the job and will lock on someone who we think is good enough to replace him.

IMR :"METAKIX" sounds to be a quite distinct name, let us know what does it signify? How the band did came together and gives a brief introduction about each one of you?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
Well Meta-signifies a state of transition and Kix- signifies a rush of adrenaline through the mind inspiring us with our music. The band has been around for more than 12years. We had whole lot of line-up changes, but the current line-up has been strong since 2004. I met the band 5 years back in 2003 through a common friend. Nicky & Sheldy joined together a year after and within a month played our first website Launch gig.
Nicky:Is a very sensitive person and has a mad & wild streak in him. He is unpredictable and can be manipulated easily. He listens to a lot of thrash metal, trance and has been the youngest in the band. I would say he is an excellent Bass player and we will miss working with him in the band.
Sheldon :Is the groove and power of our music. A very easy going kind of guy to get along with, he has adjusted himself to the cruelties and exploitation from me and zombJ. He essentially started off as a saxophone player and then switched to drums. His influences include death metal and classic rock bands.
Zomb:Has been there since the beginning and shows a lot of patience and perseverance. He is attached to the band very emotionally. He has a classical background and prefers to listen to a lot of thrash metal bands.
Me: I think I am a dreamer and will keep doing things without knowing what lies at the other end. I can influence people around me in a positive way and don’t get manipulated by things. You cannot know if I am in my best or worst mood since I am very indifferent. My confidence and belief is my strength and my music is my biggest inspiration. I listen to almost everything like heavy metal, thrash metal, classic rock, alternative, Jazz, Blues, Folk, New age, Hardcore, Progressive and Indian music.

IMR :Today "METAKIX" have acquired a strong fan-base not only in India but also in many of the foreign countries. Let us know how much did the band slogged, any transformations, challenges etc in younger days?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
Its been a great five years, almost like an amazing & rough roller coaster ride. We have gone through a whole lot of transformations as musicians & as a person. We have seen it all & made up our own conclusion about how we understand each other and the music we choose to play and get inspired from. We have accomplished a lot in these years and a lot of that credit goes to our fans, friends, family & supporters, they all mean a lot to us. There have been a lot of challenges in our life’s and in our musical journey as a band which has made us stronger.

IMR :Our readers are very much eager to know about your musical priority? Looking at each one of your experiences, what kind of lyrics and music you try to embed in your compositions?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
I believe our music has always been very versatile and strong. It shapes according to different moods and phases of life we go through. We put our heart and soul into our songs which reflects in it. We do not try to follow a certain pattern or thought process, which gives us the extra edge of experimenting and evolving with our music. Everyone one in the band holds a lot of experience and influences the sound and nature of the music along with the band in a very unique way. We are working on some new bone chilling material which is heavier & very unique from what we have ever done before.

IMR :Musically you people sound quite unique than many of the other Indian bands, let us know from which all Indian/Foreign bands you draw your major influences?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
We grew up listening to rock n roll, metal, classic rock, folk music, Indian classical, jazz and blues. There draw our influences from a whole lot of bands like black Sabbath, metallica, sepulture, Kreator, pantera, ozzy, dream theater, Alice in Chains, etc etc.

IMR :Which was the remarkable gig with a maximum metal heads attendance you had until now through your entire unstoppable journey, what was the response that you had generated? Any special moments you would like to share?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
There have been way too many memorable gigs which we always cherish to remember. Some of my favorite gigs were at IIT-Roorkee to a 15000 strong army of metal heads which was covered & aired by channel[V] and at MCC, Chennai to a mad & wild crowd of 10000 rockers. The response was tremendous and overwhelming. We had a blast doing both the gigs and relish a lot of good memories from it.

IMR :Which is the best venue that you always love to play or any dream place where "METAKIX" would die to perform?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
There are a lot of venues we would love to play. I would love to play at the Wacken Festival in Germany and my dream is to play at Wembley stadium, London to a 100 thousand strong.

IMR :"METAKIX" have been touring India and abroad quite frequently, are you satisfied with the progress that the extreme bands are making in the Rock and Metal scenario? What is the difference among the listeners and why do Asian countries lag behind in the music scene?
METAKIX (Sheldon) :
Touring like always has been amazing. Different people every where. We had great fun & countless amazing memories at all the gigs. Metal in Asia is definitely picking progress towards an amazing phase. Metal heads in India and the rest of Asia are all different and they all take music differently. I would say that Metal is not really lagging but is going towards full power. There is some amazing metal coming from entire Asia.

IMR :Now coming to your debut album "HEADLINES" and "CONNECT AND INSPIRE”, could you tell us something about the releases? What is the concept behind the album and what message did band try to convey through your albums, describe in brief? How strongly do you support original music?
METAKIX (Sheldon) :
Both the albums have their own meanings. Can't tell much about the first album as I was not around during the making. Talking about "Connect & Inspire", we worked on the album for around a year & half and it came out the way we wanted it to. The entire album talks about our lives and how it has made a change towards us and I am sure it will change a lot of lives. We totally support original music. Original music defines a band and what they are all about. Doing cover tracks is fun till a point of time when u r still growing with your music but towards the end it doesn't really mean much to anybody.
We have had Colossus - a band from Bombay that covers one of our track. In fact it will absolutely be great if Indian bands cover local bands. It will surely make a big change to the entire music scenes in India.

IMR :We would like to know why do the crowd run behind and accommodate their asses for a foreign band gig, instead we have many of the most desirable and talented bands like "INDIAN OCEAN","PARIKRAMA","DEMONIC RESURRECTION","ORANGE STREET" ,"PIN DROP VIOLENCE","MILLENIUM"etc ?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
I don’t agree with that. It depends on a lot of factors. Every gig is a new experience and it doesn’t matter if the band is from India or abroad. I think what makes a strong audience is the Band’s music, the name they have in the market, the fan base, the way the band is promoted, the way the gig is promoted, venue, the popularity of the festival or event, the ticket prices, mass media, electronic media, etc. I think the audiences for Rock/Metal Music in India are increasing every year but as I said it all depends on the above factors. So in the end of the day a good band will always have a good crowd irrespective of the place they belong to.

IMR :What "METAKIX" would like to go for "Entertainment”, “Fun" or "Money" on the musical ground? Why?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
I think it’s all connected to one another in some way. I personally would go for Entertainment & fun.
METAKIX (Sheldon) :Would be for Entertainment, because we love what we do and for all the people we do it for. As musicians Entertaining people is very important and that’s what matters.

IMR :"CONNECT AND INSPIRE" received a great local and international response and the album was endorsed by some of the major big shots like SEPULTURA's (Andreas & Derrick) and KREATOR's (Mille). How was the feeling?
METAKIX (Viresh) :
It felt incredible and very overwhelming. Being endorsed by the bands we grew up listening to was a great feeling of joy and accomplishment.

IMR : For every major event in India, there has to be some or the other issues with the venue or atlas it comes to culture..."WTF". Who is responsible for this according to you? As a Rock or Metal fan what steps would you take to overcome these things?
METAKIX (Sheldon) :
There is always ups and downs at every venue, but normally it shouldn't matter much. There is just one main Issue, the Sound. Every band needs good sound, as it plays a very important role on the bands performance. Not every body would try to see how good the bad was while performing but will instead see how was the sound and then would try to judge the band and that’s what mainly messes it up for couple of bands. The best will be that there shouldn't be any comprises made when it comes to sound.

IMR :You people have a long way to go on, but where do you see "METAKIX" from now in the near future? Any message to Team IMR/Bands/Metal heads before we close down our shutter?
METAKIX (Sheldon) :
No body can predict what is going to happen tomorrow. We are definitely aiming for a lot and  we know that we can, its just the matter of time. We are looking forward to perform for gigs abroad.

For IMR : Thanks for your great work and helping Metal Music & bands come together.

For Bands : Good work guys, keep the originals coming the world is waiting for it.

For Fans : As always You'll have been great. Thanks so much for all the support that you'll have showed. Hope to see you'll at all the gigs. Rock on \m/

METAKIX (Viresh) : The sky is the limit for us. We will continue making great inspiring music in future and try to create a positive and strong influence on people through our music. We are looking forward for gigging all the big venues abroad as much as we can. IMR- Keep up the amazing work of promoting Indian bands and supporting their existence. You guys deserve a lot of credit for the uprising of all the Metal bands in India. Bands – Do your thing and keep it going, don’t give up. No one can do it for you but only you can. If u think you have a genius artist in you, just let it come out and follow your dreams. Metal Heads – Thanks a ton for all the support and good wishes. Be ready to band that head on the next gig. Metal rulz \m/


* It was really our pleasure spending time with you people, good luck for the future. Thanking you Team IMR!!!

 

Pravin Prajapati (LordMessiah)

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3rd Sovereign - Interview

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3rd Sovergein

IMR : Hails "3rd SOVEREIGN”! Firstly, thanks for taking time out for this interview, what’s the latest news from the "3rd SOVEREIGN's" camp? For our visitors, can we have a brief introduction of all the members?
3rd Sovereign:
Right now we’ve been working on a four song project which is going to be released in the US. The current line up of the band: Vedant-vocals, Vicky-Bass, Benjamin-Guitars, Reuben-drums.

IMR :Who came up with the idea of starting an extreme metal project? Did, band have certain hiccups in the line - up during the initial phase and do you think that the band has finally found a consistent and brutal bandwagon now? How did you people manage to still keep it alive as "3rd Sovereign”?
3rd Sovereign :
We couldn’t start off straight with extreme metal cause we can’t play. It’s tough J. We started with rock and thrash, whatever we can play, depends on the skills that we achieved. As we progress, we grew brutal and more intense and here we are now. Line up changes caused a lot of problems in the band, slowed down the progress of the band. The current line up is good enough to prove our music to anybody, anywhere, but nothing’s perfect. And right now the band experiences different kinds of hardships, lots of problems in and out of the band. Somehow the band is still alive by the grace of God, support by the fans (we are here because of you), friends and families.

IMR :The name sounds quite unique, but more like a Black Metal band. What is the reason behind keeping the name as "3rd Sovereign”?
3rd Sovereign :
Nothing’s behind the name, 3rd Sovereign= Us, that’s it.

IMR :Can you let us know how the metal scene in the eastern zone of our country is as I have heard that the numbers of bands out there are more than rest of the India?
3rd Sovereign :
No comment, I really don’t know.

IMR :You people sound close to the very famous Death Metal band called "Cannibal Corpse" according to all the metal heads. What would you like to say about it? What is unique about your music in comparison to them, list out some of your favorite albums?
3rd Sovereign :
Maybe! I don’t know and I don’t care. There’s already too much that can sound alike, even if you think about something out by yourself and put into music, still it might sound like something that you might not even have heard, just like that. Whatever comes into our head has been translated into music, that’s the fun. And that’s how we work these days. Even if we had one new riff, then sit down and continue with the rest that has to come, depends on the idea. You don’t have to copy any other music that has already been there, that you’ve already heard, think something by yourself and do it in your own way and that’s you. No more wannabe. And that’s us 3rd Sovereign J. My Favorite albums?? Hmm. Here we go:- Vile – Cannibal Corpse, Arise – Sepultura, The end Complete – Obituary, Scars of the Crucifix – Deicide, Lightning Strikes – Loudness, Balls to the Wall – Accept, Mean machine – UDO, Necroticism – Carcass, And justice for all – Metallica, Seasons in the Abyss – Slayer, Countdown to Extinction – Megadeth, Years Of Decay – Overkill ……. There’s too many.

IMR :As far as your lyrics is concerned, how much pain and hatred you try to include, list down some of your Indian/Foreign influences in Death/Black metal bands, both contemporary and legendary? If you would be ask to cover any Indian Band, which one would you like to cover?
3rd Sovereign :
Earlier, Jonah and I used to write the lyrics. And yeah, pain and hatred was the main subject as we dealt with the real world. We didn’t write things like chopping you to pieces, eating rotten flesh or some of the weirdest dreams about hell. I’d just write down what I feel about the world, my surroundings, corruption, and fake religions, negative influences of societies, family problems and such. No one has influenced my writings in person. And now Vedant writes the lyrics, we still sit together for the subjects; we still deal with the real world, ‘The life of Mortal’.
And that Indian Band would be Undying Inc.

IMR :When you people completed recording with your first number "Face of Despair”, how was the feeling? After that "3rd SOVEREIGN" has successfully climbed up the popularity ladder in India, even though not many sponsors have encouraged Death Metal music? Why is the reason behind that?
3rd Sovereign :
The feeling was great; we did something for the first step, that’s great. Today we’re here by the grace of God who gave us fans, friends and families, without which the band would be disband long ago. We don’t consider ourselves popular, but we have suffered and worked really hard to prove ourselves again and again, as it may be live performance or maybe recording. We have to give the best out of ourselves each and every time. There’s also one friend of mine, TAMULA, who is most responsible for me to be here, doing what I’m doing right now.

IMR :Can you tell us something about the EP "Horrified Vision" and the full length album "Destined to Suffer" in brief?
3rd Sovereign :
Horrified Visions was recorded in 2005 with the line up of Mala-vocals, Anshuman-Guitars, Jonah-Bass, Reuben-drums. The drum was recorded in Aizawl at Vega recording Studio, rest of the works were done in Delhi in our studio under the production of Chhaino. It was a four song EP. The songs were- Horrified Visions, Everlasting Burn, Suicidal Corpse and Destined to Suffer, and it was released under Demonstealer records. The full length ‘Destined to Suffer’ was recorded in 2007, in our studio (Studio 9/a), again with Chhaino, and it was released under Demonstealer records. The line up for this album was - Vedant-Vocals, Benjamin-Guitars, Jonah-Bass, Reuben-Drums. The songs were-Destined to suffer, Life of mortal, Necrophobia, Suicidal Corpse, Dying Sun, Gathering of lies, Victimized, Pathetic Ignorance, and Funeral rites.

IMR :How was the response for the full length album "Destined to suffer”? What's next, are you people planning to record the next album and what it will be a full length or an EP?
3rd Sovereign :
The response was great; it is now sold under Comatose label, in the US as well. We have already started working on the next project which is going to be released as a compilation with 3 more bands from abroad, also a compilation with Indian metallers Acrid Semblance and Undying Inc. After that will be the 2nd full length. We’ve already had enough materials for the full length and it’s only a matter of time to bring it out.

IMR :Many of the bands leave their musical journey because it is hard to make money out of playing extreme music and survive in the field, what would you like to say about it? Is each one of you a full-time musician or you people have your own personal obligations?
3rd Sovereign :
True, that is one of the biggest problems. I don’t even make enough money playing extreme music to earn my daily bread (ha ha). That’s why I have been working as a music instructor, and that’s the only way for me to keep on going with music, to do what I want. No matter what, I have to do something to survive. If we do something else which is out of music, that’s the day the band will start to fall. That’s why I don’t want to do anything else which doesn’t have any relation with music. And for me, for the time being, this really helps and plays an important role in the survival of the band.

IMR :There isn’t lack of talent in India for sure , but even though why do you think there are no media coverage’s for all the big events in India and no reality talent hunt shows for the metal scene ? Are there any more underground bands, but deserving bands in your circuit?
3rd Sovereign :
Yes, talent is there for sure but what we need is perfection, I think this is what we lack. And about the underground bands, I really have no idea.

IMR :Most of the bands in India are Death Metal why not Black/Doom/Gothic/Depressive, why is it so? How many years you think from now, it will take for the metal scene to establish its base in our country. Why?
3rd Sovereign :
What is death metal? Who plays death metal in India? It’s not just about distortion, screaming or growling. Like I mentioned before, without perfection, there’s no death metal. So, now who are the bands that you’ve mentioned that play death metal? I don’t see such bands around.

IMR :Tell us something about the best gig you had until now, how does the crowd support boost you up to perform as a pure Brutal Death Metal band? From the starting of your journey you guys got immense appreciation for your music, is there any destination that the band wants to achieve and hang up their boots?
3rd Sovereign :
That has to be IIT, Delhi, back in 2004. The original line up of the band played there. Although we didn’t win anything, we get great response out there though, which drives us to go deeper into the extreme metal. And that was the real starting point for the band to keep on going to be pure death metal band. Destination?? No idea, obviously much more than what is happening with the band right now! We give the best out of us and we don’t know where this thing is going to land us, but we know there’s something out there for us. That is the fun out of it. We are spontaneous but not random.

IMR & 3rd Sovereign :

What would you go for ::
1. Death Metal/Black Metal/Depressive Metal ---
Death Metal
2. Demonic Resurrection/BlackHole Theory/Narsil ---
Narsil
3. I-Rock/GIR/Resurrection ---
Resurrection
4. Brutal/Technical/Grind core ---
Brutal
5. MTV/Channel V/Vh1(All of them suck to the core anyways) ---
Vh1(Maybe!)

IMR :Now the space is all yours, what message you would like to convey to everyone attached to the musical scene?
3rd Sovereign :
Thank you for your time. Stay true, keep the metal alive. A Big Thank you from 3rd Sovereign Team (www.3rdsovereign.com).


* Thank you "3rd SOVEREIGN" for the interview, hopes to see you guys soon in Mumbai. Team IMR wishes you good luck for the future.

 

 

Pravin Prajapati (LordMessiah)

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I Love Indian Rock Tee

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So,don't be loser and get yourself with one.

DEMONIC RESURRECTION ::

Available ::

XL - 1 pieces

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Pubrockfest 2008

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YAMUNOTSAV '08

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