Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Insignia (Heavy Metal from Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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Insignia is a Heavy Metal Band from Argentina formed in 2008 with Alejandro on Guitar\Vocals, Julio on Guitar, Fernando on Bass\Vocals and Axel on Drums.

Saurab talks to the band and he quickly brings us the answers.

Saurab - Can you tell us the journey of your band?
Insignia - Insignia get together in 2008, after some line up changes, we met at a bar, talking about what we liked to do… music. Each of us came from different bands that didn’t work, so we decided to play together and see what happens, that’s the way we got this line up. Until now we made many shows in our city and many cities in the interior of our country, we made 2 successful tours in Bolivia, and we played in Uruguay and Paraguay too.

Saurab - How it feels to be a Thrash Band? And your influences?
Insignia - We think that insignia it’s more oriented to classic heavy metal than thrash, although we consider as influences bands like, anthrax, metallica, megadeth, style wise we do what is natural to us, we’re always listening to heavy metal, we try to sound as direct as possible, trying to find that old school heavy metal sound. Other great influences are the bands from the nwobhm, like motorhed, saxon, accept and we can’t forget another big influence to us like black Sabbath

Saurab - Have you recorded any Album\EP till date?

Insignia - Until now, we’ve only edited one split with Bajo Tierra, band that’s friend to us, with whom we’ve shared three tours and they filmed the video clip of our song “Todo o Nada”. The split was released on our own label “Uniendo Fuerzas Metal Distro” , this label Is about promoting independent heavy metal bands, specially in south America. These cd’s are distributed in the Insignia shows, and to anyone who is interested in these kind of bands. We’ve just had finished our first album, in the weeks to come we are going to finish the book let and that, we are going to make cd’s and we’re going to upload the whole thing for everybody to download it for free.

Saurab -What is the current metal scenario of your coutnry? Are you satisfied with the metal scene out there?

Insignia - We feel like here is so much to do about create a good heavy metal scene, this style in argentina is like 30 years old, and it’s run by the same old bands of always. There are so many bands, but they couldn’t make it because there are 5 big bands, like 15 average bands that make it HARDER for the underground bands. The way of doing business of them is against insignia does. By the other hand we think that musicians should learn to be more cooperative with each other. Try to get along, hang out more, that’s the way we considered that the scene could change for the better.

Saurab - Have you ever played with your band overseas other than your country? How many GIGs have you Played till now? Do you see any difference in the home crowds and overseas?

Insignia -  Insignia has made 2 tours in Bolivia, and we’ve been in Uruguay and Paraguay too. We are looking forward to do other south american countrys, in every trip we learn something new, and we don’t forget the lessons from the past. When we get back home we’re not the same anymore, these trips really get us together tighter as friends, and as musicians we can play everywhere, small gigs, big gigs, we give our 100% at every gig given. As for the people, they are always different, I think people overseas are more open to listen to new bands, here in argentina are more conservative, but we like to thank anybody who came to our shows, there are people who travel lots of miles to see our shows!, we can’t describe the feeling of that. The feeling for music has no boundaries, it doesn’t matter the language or anything else.

Saurab - In general extreme metal is not appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this?

Insignia - Because they don’t know what is it about. And that can scare somebody, here in Argentina extreme metal isn’t see as a menace to society, at least en Buenos Aires. And we think that is a style that is growing. We have some good extreme bands here.

Saurab - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off your hard work?
Insignia - We know how hard we work, and we really appreciate to the few or the many who have listened or will be listen to us. To those who like us, we’re always gonna give or 100%, to those who don’t, fuck off!. We know what we’re doing

Saurab - Do you appreciate those fans who downloads your music?
Insignia - Of course we do!’s a great way to promote your music. I think that if you like what you’ve heard you may end up coming to the shows, and that’s the important thing to us . and by the way… if you like the music, why can’t you have it??? 

Saurab - How hard it's surviving in Underground Metal Scene?
Insignia - It’s hard, we don’t live from the music. We have day time jobs to live, anyway we enjoy every second of this, we love to play, rehearse, we love to record, we love the trips. We take this very seriously. We are an independent band, until now, we’re doing fine, and we are growing a little each year. It’s a hard work, but we love it

Saurab - In near days,if any bands from Nepal approach you for a Split ALbum are you going to approve this?
Insignia - That will be awesome! Here in argentina we do shows with bands from other countrys so they can show what they do to our crowd, and show that are great bands from other places that they never heard about. Nobody here did anything like this, but we think it’s time to start. And well, we’re here to do it!

Saurab - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?
Insignia - It really doesn’t matter, it’s just music, if that song or band means something to you , who cares if is it underground or mainstream

Saurab - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Insignia - A big salute from Insignia to you all!!, we hope to go to Nepal and do some shows there!! And bring some bands from there to argentina! We believe that heavy metal doesn’t have boundaries, the feeling about this music is only one! It keep us alive, wherever we are! You can check us out in: FACEBOOK: INSIGNIA METAL or MAIL:

Well that was Insignia from Argentina, go check them in Facebook adn Youtube..for now, Goodnight Sick Fucks \m/

Project Mutilation (Death Metal from Hetauda, Nepal)

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Forged in the dark shadows, most unholy of quartets have steadily making a name for themselves as one of the most intense band to rise up this Year 2012, Project Mutilation is a Death Metal Heavy Weight from Hetauda Nepal. This young talented and impressive boys have so far spread their plague of destruction around the Country with Sabin (w\Undefined Human) on Guitar, Furwa on Drums, Bivek on Bass & Prasis on Vocals under the sickening look of Bivek as their Manager.

"Project Mutilation", with unrelenting musical verocity through their mind, obliterating assault on the senses plays a genuine Death Metal, which is not a trend, a fashion parade or a means to an end. It is much more than that, a way of life. The aural expression of humanity's darkest side, of devastation, sorrow and the mankind's own inhumanity and ultimate destruction, it is more than music because, it transcends such a limited mortal state of mind.

The band also participated in the Nepfest III a battle of the bands, one of the most respected and prestigious Fest annually happens at Kathmandu, Nepal. And this was their first gig ever and later on, they went play Hetauda Underground Uproar and Underground Homefest, both at Hetauda.

With the influence of Dying Fetus, Nile, Cannibal Corpse, Internal Suffering, Cryptopsy etc. and many other Slam Death Metal arounds they are ready to strike now, just when you though it was safe to listen to call yourself Death Metal Fan. Unleashing a maniacal brutality, a celebration of Underground music in the darkest alley and in the most unhuman form, Project Mutilation are poised to devastate the ears of the loyal disciples of Death Metal.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bury The Silence (Technical / Deathcore Metal / Death Metal from Muskegon , USA)

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Bury the Silence is a technical death-metal band from Michigan, formed by Roger Gundy and Josh Hibbs. The band consists of Addrok Garvey on vocals, Josh Hibbs on Bass, Roger Gundy and Corey Bradfield on guitars, and Brett Barrett on drums. Ever since the addition of vocalist, Addrok, Bury the Silence has made a substantial name for themselves in the Michigan metal scene, has received nothing but positive feedback, and even some awards from Michigan's biggest metal critic, Metal Doc Brown: "YOU MUST SEE BURY THE SILENCE'S INCREDIBLE STAGE SHOW!!" They have had the pleasure to share the stage with bands such as Emmure, Chimaira, Impending Doom, Battlecross, As They Sleep, This or The Apocalypse, Salt the Wound, Bless the Fall, Legend, Daath and many more! Having recently signed to Rogue Records and about to release their new EP, Bury the Silence are extremely determined to make the world know who they are!

This evening Addrok answers some of our Questions for our EUMSN Family.. 

Vishal - What are you doing nowadays, any recordings, shows or tour? 
Addrok - Just released our Architecture of Struggle EP, we are playing a lot of Michigan (USA) dates right now. Our Manager is planing a Northwest US tour for January and we got a couple things that we are working on as far as tours for Spring and summer.

Vishal - Can you tell us about the journey of your band till date?  
Addrok - Just working our asses off try to get our brand of music out to as many people as possibly. Roger Gundy II and Josh Hibbs started this band a few years back. BTS has been through some member changes and is going stronger than ever with the current members. We are trying to all hone our skills and put out the best metal we can with the resources and abilities we have. We are always trying to learn new things and grow. 

Vishal - How it feels to be in underground metal? 
Addrok - It feels good. Everyone we run into is genuinely good ppl. It feels good to be apart of a Music scene that is made up of mostly our peers. It takes away from the WOW factor that is in other more mainstream genres of music. Even the Bigger more popular bands now a days in the metal scene you can meet, hang out with and wax about metal at shows.

Vishal - Well EUMSN would really appreciate if you tell us more about your music and recommend us some bands from your homeland? 
Addrok - Our music is cross breed of everything we are influence by in mostly, extreme metal/underground metal but we take influence from other generas as well. Other bands your should check out. The Bloody Conclusion, Battlecross, Neqriem, Infinite Design, As They Sleep, The Omega Experiment, Withhold the Blood, Corpserot, Brutal Assault, Synthetic Breed, Genocya, Halo Of Gunfire, Scartographer and Death Artery (all of these bands are friends of our, so please give them a listen) Also please check out out label Rogue Records America. Dean Martinetti, Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory) are working hard for us and have a lot of good music that they are gonna release in the future. They have made it their goal to help get a lot of underground bands off the ground. 

Vishal - How is the Local metal scene out there and Do you like it?
Addrok - It has it's pluses and minuses, more pluses though. It is like a brotherhood/sisterhood. If you miss a metal show around here you kick yourself. You feel guilt about missing a great show, guilt about all the great friends you missed and all the great friends you could have met. Minuses are some crappy shows here and there where you have to fight with shitty bar owners or promoters to get your cut of the money that was made. But fuck it, it's well worth it.  

Vishal -  Ok, tell us where do our readers can buy your music and other merchandise?
Addrok - All on line. CM Distro, Rouge Records America Site, Facebook, Bandcamp -  ... cmdistro -

Vishal -  What are the future plans of the band?
Addrok - We are writing a full length right now. Planing tours/shows and hanging out listening to metal. 

Vishal -  Do you hate anything?
Addrok - Not really I get my aggregations out on stage. Like anything? Love LOVE LOVE Playing live, causing destruction on stage!!! 

Vishal - Which is the album you want to take inside your grave? 
Addrok - Oh man, that is a hard one..... I would go with Faith No More-Angel Dust I'm a huge Mike Patton fan... no wait At The Gates- Slaughter of the Souls, yeah that is an album I could die with.... Or maybe the Faceless Planetary Duality..... No Slayer South of Heaven...... FUCK!! that is a tough one. Maybe Cryptopsy's the Whisper Supremacy??? Guess we'll see when I'm dead LOL

Vishal - You are still unheard in Nepal, do you have any plans to come here in near future?
Addrok - We wanna make our best efforts to go anywhere and everywhere in the world we can get to. We would love to visit Nepal someday. "People of Nepal Check out Bury the Silence, Give us a listen and see if it's something you would like. thank you" (steps off podium)

Vishal - List of the Bands that you really appreciate from your homeland? 
Addrok - Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, the Faceless, Faith No More, Cattle Decapitation, BrainDrill, Battlecross, The Black Dahlia Murder, Death, Charred Walls of the Damned, the Omega Experiment, Summon, All Shall Perish, Molotov Solution, Everything and every band James Murphy was in or a part of.

Vishal - Beside Bury The Silence you have any other projects? 
Addrok - I've been in bands in the past, me and my cousin Jason Ingersoll started Infinite Design some years back before i left (Check out I.D.) I really put all my time into BTS right now. I do guest vocals here and there for some of my friends bands (The Bloody Conclusion, Kill Tomorrow, As They Sleep) In the future I would like to get a side band going, just to stretch my vocal range. But if I did it would be nothing like BTS. I wanna push my self to the limits.

Vishal - Can you tell us about your Discographies? 
Addrok - Well I did vocals on the first Infinite Design album the Architect, Enrapture-Prelude to Darkness (You can find some of them songs on you tube) And the newest Bury the Silence EP Architecture of Struggle some other stuff that I'm not even sure how to get my hands on any more.

Vishal - In general term Extreme metal isn't appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this? 
Addrok - It's a good thing and a bad thing. It's good cause it's ours. No outsiders understand it. And that's cool, we have our own little community. And in the music we almost have our own language. The outsides complain about not understanding the vocals, well good, go fuck yourself. And they say the music is to fast. I don't under stand some of the things in other cultures, but don't mach it. I either try to learn about it or I move on with my life with out judgment. It's bad that they don't understand or appreciate it due to money. And money is few and far between. Lets face it, if it had more popularity, there would be more money to go around and more ppl could have a carrier in metal entertainment industry. I'm not against that. How ever I am against the compromise that would have to take place in order to gain a high level of popularity. If we could all make metal, listen to metal and make a little more money, more of us would do it. Extreme metal, music from the heart. And that is something we as a metal society are not willing to compromise on.

Vishal - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off your hard work? 
Addrok - Um don't....... please. Come buy it, it's real cheep. I'm not for it, but if some kid steals our music then loves it, buys a shirt, tells his friends and then later comes back and buys the physical CD, I think all will be forgiving. Downloading to me is kinda like the tape trading circuit in the 80's

Vishal - Do you appreciate those fans who downloads your music? 
Addrok - I appreciate anybody who takes time outta their life to listen to my band, as does the rest of the BTS guys. But please listen to all our songs. Read our lyrics, they are brutal and unforgiving but yet hopeful. Come talk to me or BTS on facebook. But truthfully all real metal heads know that there is nothing like holding a physical CD in your hand. Seeing the art work and smelling the insert fresh out of the package. That's true metal my friends. And those people we all appreciate a little more.

Vishal - How hard it's surviving in Underground Metal Scene?
Addrok - Maybe one of the hardest struggles I've ever taken on in my life.

Vishal - In near days,if any bands from Nepal approach you for a Split Album are you going to approve this? 
Addrok - At this point it's up to our label. They advise us on what is good for us and we mull over their advise and then do what we feel is best for our band. that gives us more time to Concentrate on shows and writing music. I would not be opposed to it. I love being apart of the bigger picture. 

Vishal - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?
Addrok - See question and answer 14. I feel it can be good or bad, both ways. I'm not an elitist as far as popularity goes. But I don't think it's not worth the dumbing down or changing of it in order for it to go more mainstream

Vishal - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Addrok - Visit Bury the Silence on Facebook, Give us a try, tell your friends Tell em Addrok sent ya and stay Metal \m/\m/

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Well, that was Addrok from Bury The Silence and I belive you all are going to find them Facebook and Like their Official Page and also go Visit to Rogue Records and buy their album and Support them and send some love and respect.

More to come in Next day, till then Have a Safe Night and Horns to you all.. \m/