Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Purgation (Death Metal from Kolkatta , India)

Official Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/PURGATION
Official Reverbnation Page - http://www.reverbnation.com/purgation
Official Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/purgationinc

Happy Deepawali to everyone and today I have Purgation, a Death Metal Act from Kolkatta.

Vishal - Can i get the story of your band and biography? What is the meaning of Purgation Inc. exactly means to the band?
Purgation:- Purgation was previously known as Flesh Protocol. Myself and Debanjan had planned to do something different from what the scene kids were drooling over at that point of time. The city longed for a must needed change. As soon as we got hold of two other like minded people we started hitting the rehearsal pads. After a few months we went for a couple of changes in our line up with a second guitarist in our band.The line up at the beginning of new year, 2011 was Debanjan bro on guitars, Denzil on guitars, Ayushman on bass, Abhinava on drums and Yours truly on Vocals. Arijit replaced Abhinava on drums who had to leave the band around mid August'12 due to some unavoidable circumstances.Actually the name of the band is Purgation and not Purgation Inc. We added the "Inc." word to our page just to identify it separately from our group.Purgation means "cleansing" to be very precise. Immaculate the false, as simple as that.

Vishal - What are the lyrical themes you guys use in your song?gore, horror, politics, anti religion etc..
:- I am a huge fan of Occultism as well as politics, war and anti socialism. I prefer writing it in such a way that turns out to be an in-your-face material. So our lyrical themes hover around these topics.

Vishal - How it feels to be in a Underground Scene? And do you appreciate your underground scene?
Purgation:- Never really gave it a thought. But it feels great when people from other renowned Underground Scenes appreciate our music. Couple of years back we had nothing called an underground scene out here. People used to run commercial gigs under the tag "Underground Metal Gig". Putrid Ascendancy was formed approximately a couple of years back. It helped to inspire a lot of bands and we are really having a so called SCENE out here but nevertheless there is a long way to go.

Vishal - Which are the bands that have influenced your band most?
Purgation:- It’s a long list but we can start with a few Indian acts such as Dying Embrace and Kryptos and of course Orator from Bangladesh. Other influences include Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Immolation, Sinister, Decerebration, Death, Deeds of Flesh, Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy and i can keep on writing till eternity.

Vishal - What are the future plans of Purgation Inc.? Any tours outside your Country?
Purgation:- We have planned to release our debut EP called "Exterminated Malfeasance" as early as possible. The time is not yet finalized. We are looking for a proper record label so that we can start working with our full length as well. We are playing in the "Death Skull Ritual" gig organized by our brothers from Primitive Invocation in Bangladesh alongside heavyweights Orator and Nuclear Winter. Looking forward to other Underground gigs as well.

Vishal - What is your opinion on sites posting Underground Materials?
Purgation:- It is a good way of educating the mass these days. Social networking sites can be used as a very good weapon for promoting more and more Underground Music and stuff.

Vishal - How do you guys feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres..
Purgation:- What the fuck is all these?

Vishal - In general term extreme metal isn't appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this?
Purgation:- A few lines from our original "Immaculate"
Young blood cry, deprived of rights
Corruption is an evil swine
Should they die with both hands tied?
With bodies beheaded and burnt alive

Vishal - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off the band hard and illegally downloads their music?
Purgation:- Its high time people realize and they start buying music and merchandise so that the bands get appreciated in one way or the other.Downloading music will only help in flooding one's hard disk with a lot of "discographies". You call yourself a metalhead? Keep your fucking horns in your pocket and shove your internet up your ass.

Vishal - Beside Purgation you have any other projects too?
Purgation:- No.

Vishal - Is it hard surviving in underground Scene?
Purgation:- Not at all. If you play what you love and if it matters to you the most, then I don't think it is that difficult surviving in the underground scene.

Vishal - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?
Purgation:- Fuck mainstream music. I am cool with people following a lot of death metal, I won't call it mainstream.

Vishal - What is your opinion on the current state of underground metal?
Purgation:- In India? It is getting better day by day. A couple of years back we only had emo haired eunuchs and lamb of god dickheads roaming around the city.

Vishal - Which is the album you want to take to your grave?
Purgation:- Death-Scream Bloody Gore

Vishal - Can you recommend us some good bands from your country?
Purgation:- Dying Embrace and Kryptos Fucking A.

Vishal - Support Underground Metal, how much you agree on this quote?
Purgation:- It’s like asking your own mom for a blowjob. This is complete bullshit. In a couple of years time we might see it in newspapers too. People out here don't make it a point to justify what they actually talk about.

Vishal - Where do our readers can buy and listen your music and other merchandise?
Purgation:- We haven't released any kind of merchandise or CDs but people can follow us on :

Vishal - In near future any bands from Nepal approaches to you for a split album, you will approve this or..???
Purgation:- Nepal. Fuck Yeah!

Vishal - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Purgation:- Nepal and Indonesia are two countries we want to play at any time of the year. So it would be great if EUMSN can get us down there so that we can address a much better and educated crowd.

Well, that was Purgation and I request all our readers and supporters to go visit their Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation account and pour some sickness on their page. Good night sick fucks and once again, Happy Diwali .. \m/

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