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Eccentric Pendulum-Winding The Optics

This year there have been many bands who have performed abroad and put India on the Global Metal map, GUTSLIT went to Czech Republic to perform in the Obscene Extreme festival, ZYGNEMA went to Germany, BHAYANAK MAUT and UNDYING INC went to the Inferno Metal festival, which was preceded last year by visits from DEMONIC RESURRECTION and SCRIBE. There was also a band from Bangalore who went to perform at the Wacken Open Air, the biggest Metal festival in the world and that’s the band we are going to review today.

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Indian Metal Bands Find A Spot On Metal Hammer Global Metal(CD)

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In recent times UK based magazine Metal Hammer has taken a keen interest in the Indian Heavy Metal scene. Last year a Planet Metal CD was released in March featuring Indian Metal bands BHAYANAK MAUT and UNDYING INC which was followed by DEMONIC RESURRECTION winning the Metal Hammer Golden God award for Global Metal.

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Scribe Nominated For The MTV Europe Music Awards 2011

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Vh1, India’s premier International Entertainment channel has been on a roll since its inception in India. The channel has not only entertained viewers through chart bursting numbers on TV, but has also entered the houses of its fans through various campaigns that have attracted the youth of the nation. These campaigns have provided fans the opportunity of a lifetime by sending them for some of the biggest concerts and award nights in the world. Taking this ahead, Vh1 is inviting all its fans to come forward and vote for their favourite nominee in the Worldwide Category at the Europe Music Awards 2011. The final winners will be awarded at the Europe Music Awards 2011 in Belfast on 8th November, 2011.

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Exclusive: Textures Listening Party At B69(Mumbai)

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On 31st August, the venue B69 in Mumbai will host an exclusive TEXTURES listening party, during which fans can enjoy the new TEXTURES album DUALISM before it hits the stores. Indian Metal band SCRIBE will also perform live during this evening. The listening party starts at 9:00 PM and entry is "FREE".

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Undying Inc-Aggressive World Dynasty

UNDYING INC. is a band that has really struggled a lot in its career, from humble beginnings when the band was heavily influenced by PANTERA to an extent where it seemed almost derivative and were often criticised for it, and seen as a weak link, to now where they have inspired many "Vicious" moshpits and have created some of the most Brutal Metal that India has heard. Keeping that in context, AGGRESSIVE WORLD DYNASTY is nothing more of an official stamp which says “UNDYING INC. has arrived.”

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Blood Meridian-Elements Of Brutality(E.P)

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Technical Death Metal is a genre which is seldom performed in the Indian Metal scene, for a long time , perhaps the last time I heard a band play the genre was when I heard MYNDSNARE, but with their move to the US that also seems to be over , since then I have been listening to bands like NILE, DYING FETUS, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and wondering “Whoa"! When are we going to have that in our scene?

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Indian Rock Music: Current Scenario

er wondered how METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, OZZY & many other artists like them came into the scene of music? Ever wondered why their songs & music is worshipped globally? That’s 'cause they connect! Their music connects to the audience! Talking about the band scene in India, still it’s in the nascent stage! In spite of the amount of talent the country holds still there's hardly any impact on the global music scenario.
Talking about the music in India, it’s more of bollywood music which majorly prevails while the fantabulous music from different bands is often unheard by a humongous mob! It’s 'cause there's a monopoly in the field of music in India. An individual or a group of individuals get success & make it big when you get a shot in the B-town! We hardly know a band or two who have made it big. One major reason for this is the connection to the general public. Indeed we have a lot of potential & definitely many bands coming up but they lack the "CONNECTIVITY". The bands have to leave out the phlegm in their music. Bangalore which is known as the ‘ROCK CAPITOL’ of India & numerous other cities have some amazing stuff for the country! But they go unheard in most of the parts of India 'cause people are not used to the kind of music they enjoy or which is enjoyed globally by the METALHEADS! As a comparison if at all we look on to the success of the bands in the neighboring country they are much more successful in their endeavors towards music 'cause they link with the general audience on a very strong term called "Language". Perhaps that's one of the main reasons why they are even appreciated in India! Aptly first & foremost thing in India for a band to click amidst the general audience is by eradicating the language barrier! There are countable bands that play Hindi Rock or Metal in India but there's a huge number of bands playing English Metal & Rock music. Indeed that's an art itself but then again the connection clause hinders the growth.
Secondly to support the band's music scene in India, there are hardly any record companies or television channels for their promotion. Media plays an important role in nurturing talent of a state. People put in a lot of effort to create music& it comes as a pain when they go unheard! Even more pathetic is that they have to promote their own music by themselves & also try to sell the records. This again accounts for the monopoly business! If we look globally many of the Hollywood flicks take their soundtrack from the albums & singles by different bands. We have many “A.R. Rahman & SHANKAR-EHSAAN-LOY” amidst us but they need support from the people & from the media. The Indian metal & rock scene should be globalized. As artists from overseas come and promote themselves why can't we replicate it? When we imitate the WEST in everything why music shall be left behind?
Main point is the social stigma & the structure of the society in India. Parents even if they want their children to be talented & make it big in the music industry don't want them to be associated with a band 'cause they think it spoils their lad it can get him to drugs & other things, they want their children to become engineers, doctors, lawyers etc but don't want them to make a career out in the music field especially with a band. These are some of the vulnerable issues of high concern. Today when we have entered the 21st century we still live in a box & never try to think outside it. We have created a world inside a bubble & we are happily living in it. It’s time that we break the bubble & revolutionize Indian music & take it to even greater heights! If we fail to do so we are surely wasting & gambling on the dreams, life & talent of many hopeful individuals. Let’s keep the music alive! \m/ ROCK ON!!
Rishabh Asthana
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Ever wondered how METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, OZZY & many other artists like them came into the scene of music? Ever wondered why their songs & music is worshipped globally? That’s 'cause they connect! Their music connects to the audience! Talking about the band scene in India, still it’s in the nascent stage! In spite of the amount of talent the country holds still there's hardly any impact on the global music scenario.

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