Thursday, May 25, 2017

Interview with Belligerent

Official facebook page : Belliegerent
Official bandcamp : listen Belligerent Demo

After I was affiliated to Eumsn (Extreme Underground Metal Society of  Nepal), I was told to administer the interviews with the bands. Few days ago Vishal Dai told me about "Belligerent" which grabbed my attention and lead to this interview. So here is the interview with the band Belligerent enjoy your time reading and do support and share.

Suchu - What are you doing nowadays?
Mike - I am a full time cook/manager at local restaurant Pj Whelihans, engaged to be married, and I front Belligerent with a bunch of down ass dudes. We have been writing all new songs and can't wait to play them live.

Suchu - Can i get the story of your band and biography? What is the meaning of Belligerent to the band?
Mike - Belligerent rose from the ashes of many of bands that were formulated through out the years amongst the members in this band. This band has members from South Jersey locals such as Landmine, Barbaric, and Enemies Deceased. So we all came from a good amount of hardcore background and influence. The meaning of Belligerent is right in the name. We don't take no shit and when you come at us we come right back at you. Full force.

Suchu - What are the lyrical themes you use in your song?gore, horror, politics, anti religion etc..
Mike - Real shit. LOL. We sing about people that backstab us who we thought were our boys, we have songs about fallen friends, we have a few about how it feels to be judged when you have a problem with addiction, we have a title track about what we represent as a band, we have another about growing up. And personally we don't fuck with politics. That shit is for the birds. LOL.

Suchu - How it feels to be in an Underground band? And for how many years you are in this scene?
Mike - Being in a band period is great. And we are all in our 30s, so we have been doing this thing for almost 20 years. 

Suchu - Which are the bands that have influenced your band most?
Mike - Blood For Blood, Converge, Minor Threat, S.O.D., Hatebreed, Terror, Shattered Realm, Crowbar to name a few.

Suchu - What are the future plans of Belligerent? any tours, releases, recordings etc.
Mike - Right now we are just writing music, and we only have 2 shows lined up. But we do plan on putting out a record before the end of this year or early 2018.

Suchu - How do you feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres.. 
Mike - Fuck a genre. You listen to what you listen to and if someone clowns you for it, then they themselves are the clown. 

Suchu - In general term metal isn't appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this?
Mike - Fuck society. 

Suchu - What is your opinion on sites posting Underground Materials?
Mike - If this is pertaining to music, then good. Post it up. But if you really want to support the band, buy their shit. 

Suchu - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off the band hard work and illegally downloads their music?
Mike - Meh, you'll get that anywhere. Just keep writing your shit and maybe one day you'll end up like Metallica and start suing everyone that illegally downloads your shit. LOL.

Suchu - Beside Belligerent do you have any other projects you have? If then, Can you tell us about those projects in few words?
Mike - My drummer and I started a side project called Square Up, but it still has a waysssss to go. 

Suchu - Is it hard surviving in underground Scene?
Mike - We don't really tour like that considering our lives outside of being a band, but yes if we all didn't have full time jobs it would be near impossible to survive off the income the underground scene has to offer. 

Suchu - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?
Mike - Both. It depends on what you truly want to do with your musical endeavors. Keep it underground and raw, or take it to a studio and make it fresh and new sounding. That all depends on your band and what they want out of it. 

Suchu - What is your opinion on the current state of underground metal?
Mike - It's strong, and it will keep getting tougher as long as kids still come out to shows. 

Suchu - Which is the album you want to take to your grave?
Mike - Converge- “Jane Doe”

Suchu - Can you recommend us some good bands from your country for our readers?
Mike - Departed, Cognitive, Corpse Hoarder, Kill The Stigmatic, Eaten Alive, Hate Diplomacy, Ground, Dissent, Prosper or Perish, Gloves Off, Barbaric, Time Spent, Concrete, Blasphemous, One With Nothing, Dark Waters End, Emblugeonment, Splitwig, Drawn Out, The Filthy Boys, The Badluck 13 Riot Extravaganza, Sparklefight, Disinhume, Urban Resist, Eye of the Destroyer, Kids These Days, Sunbreaker, Duress, Your Persona, and there are sooooo many more to name. I just can't think of anymore right now haha.

Suchu - Support Underground Metal, how much you agree on this quote?
Mike - Hell yea!

Suchu - Where do our readers can buy and listen Belligerent and any other merchandise?
Mike - We have a link to our Bandcamp, on the bands Facebook page and all songs are free to the public. Merch can be purchased from our BigCartel or coming out to our shows. 

Suchu - Do you remember your first show with Belligerent, How was it and how did the crowd reacted to your first show?
Mike - We opened a local show at a bar/venue named Harpers, and surprisingly for our first show there was a good amount of heads and we didn't do bad at all. A couple of kids moshed and moved around. All in all it was a great night. Our full set from our first show is up on YouTube if anyone wants to check it out. 

Suchu - Metal Fans from Nepal doesn't have a proper way to reach your records and any other such bands, Is there an easy way so we can also get the hold of cds, shirts etc.
Mike - Contact one of us and if we have the extra cash, we can mail you some merch personally.

Suchu - Do you have any plans to come to Kathmandu (Nepal) in coming days?
Mike - We would love to, but of course this would take a lot of planning and sufficient funds to be able to make a trip like that. 

Suchu - What do you hate in Underground Metal?like, anything..
Mike - If there is any left, racism. Fuck that shit.

Suchu - Your dream metal fest line up.
Mike - Dying Fetus, Converge, Pig Destroyer, The Dillinger Escape Plan all in that order. LOL.

Suchu - Quick top 5 albums we must have in our collection.
Mike - Blood For Blood- “White Trash Anthems”, Minor Threat- “Discography”, Hatebreed- “Satisfaction Is the Death Of Desire”, Converge- “Jane Doe”, Dying Fetus- “Destroy the Opposition”

Suchu - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Mike - Yeah. Don't stop supporting the music you listen to, cause without that support we wouldn't have a scene. 

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About Suchu : I have just completed by 2nd year A-levels exams and currently working for Eumsn. Bands interested in an interview with Eumsn can mail me at, I'd be very glad to communicate with you.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Extreme Underground Birtamode's Fatal Annihiliation Vol. 1

Extreme Underground Birtamode brings the first metal gig in Birtamode, Jhapa, Saturday, June 10, 2017. Birtamode is a lovely town in Eastern Nepal that is in for quite a surprise. Wheat and tea are grown around Birtamode and now it is going to grow something new, like metalheads. A rare species, found mainly in Kathmandu, is being transplanted to another part of Nepal to flourish! We will teach you everything you need to know, so meet us starting at 1:00 pm at the venue: Agresan Bhawan, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal.

Early Bird tickets are only 250 Nrs (2.50$ USA) and Door sale 300 Nrs (3.00$ USA). Bring your spare change for the ***DIY Patches stall by Leena Koich. You can sew them onto your shirt and look cool. The heart of Jhapa is going to be exposed to something seldom experienced; an unusual species of music that can spread like a weed. Expand your vocabulary with such strange words like “mosh pit”, “head banging”, “fast riffs” and other foreign sounding words! Come on, guys and gals, try out something new and you may live to regret it for the rest of your life!!!

Confirmed bands : 
1.) Nihility Nepal (Banepa)
2.) IF HOPE DIES. (Sukuna, India)
3.) Postmortem Fetal Extrusion (Kurseong, India)
4.) Screaming Marionette (Kathmandu)
5.) @Wrath (Sikkim, India) -
6.) Nicodemus (Biratnagar)
7.) Erotic shitters (Dharan)
8.) Maun (Birtamode)
9.) Gravity (Birtamode)

Subscribe then official event page Fatal Annihiliation Vol. 1 here. 

Promo by - Joan K Matlock 

Note*** Eumsn book shows for bands, organizes gigs, manages tours etc. Contact us at our facebook page or email us at or

Monday, April 3, 2017

Summary of Nepal Deathfest 2017

Nepal Deathfest 2017 official flyer
The 4th edition of Nepal Deathfest brought together some of the most accomplished and intense extreme metal bands in the world. The Ujjwal Party Palace, Koteshwar was a suitable venue in which to celebrate the glorious genres of the underground. All the bands were insanely awesome. We hope you made it to this Deathfest 2017! If you were wasting your life doing something else, then let me appetite you about Nepal Deathfest 2018!

Nepal Deathfest 2017 was one hell of an experience. The great bands, the insane mosh pit, and all the awesome fans who attended from various parts of the world, like the Czech Republic, Australia, Slovenia, USA and India and reunited friends from the underground scenes of Central India, Shillong, Imphal, South India, Dharan (the Kharani guys), Jhapa (Hardcore Rajya), Pokhara, and the rest of Nepal.

Discord, is the first band from Bhaktapur, Nepal, to play grindcore. It was founded in 2016 by Keroz Shrestha along with his friends. Hell yeah, these young guys played old school, kick your ass into utter oblivion mosh tunes until the pit couldn’t take it anymore.

Error, my favorite grind band, was so raw and dirty they should have had their mouths washed out with soap. Influenced by Wakk Thuu, they have a local following in hometown Dharan, and in Kathmandu. Whatever it takes to make a good grindcore band, these guys have it, and proved they have a place in this scene.

Scutter, proudly known as the 10inch band from Biratnagar, have shared the billboard with Dictated. They are an indigenous ethnic group from the Himalayas and were the cherry on top of the virgin mountains with their dose of sick hardcore sounds.

All hail the violence in the performance from Rog, from Pokhara, Nepal, who was selected to be listed in the South Asian English Music website by Sound Gimmicks. They took us to the utmost edge of extremity of grind/violence. Their mix of sound disfigured our faces forever and was a plague upon us all.

Snuffx showed us how power/violence Indian noise grinders can blast, grind, and beat ya down, and was accused by one fan “of sucking the biggest, hairiest, greasiest and stinkiest part of a grizzly bear's body.” This two-piece band told me that they only played live once in India, due to not having audience for this kind of music. They came to Nepal to get that warm, fuzzy feeling of sucking the shit until they couldn’t take it anymore, and everyone seemed well satisfied!

Strangle is from Nepal. It’s said that a good hardcore song is like a swift roundhouse punch to your jaw, it smacks you back, knocks you back, and is gone before you’re sure what happened. Add that to a band who has two vocals and you have Strangle, who last played the Show No Mercy 2017 gig. My favorite was “Life Full of Shit.” It’s no wonder that this hardcore/crossover thrash band is in demand! It’s recommended you take your earbuds out when you listen to them on your laptop.

Nude Terror, home boys of Kathmandu, likes to be known as playing a “socially conscious brand of straight ahead grind,” and are one of the most prominent acts in grindcore around. We were proud of these Nude Terror revolutionary Nepali guys. Fuck all the activists and grind on!!!

Congenital Death from New York, USA, headliner on Day 1, beat the brains out of the audience, using the genre hammer of ‘Philly hardcore’ to bring blood running from more than just our ears. They slammed the door in our faces about a hundred times during each song and this is the way we like it! These guys sounded really pissed off, so if this type of gruesome battle is for you, this is the group to follow!

Desperate Mile, probably the best deathcore band in Nepal, played super heavy. While we watched in sheer disbelief, they created a zombie mosh of impending doom that was totally huge and the dreadful truth is that we cowered in fearl When it comes to deathcore, they are gruesome!

Aakrosh has been called Nepal’s most underrated underground band. Their deep vocals, extensive use of blast beats, and heavy riffs were played so tight that anyone who didn’t like them must have been a used-up pussy and couldn’t take it anymore! However, they left with most of us not wanting them to stop.

Warhound, from Bangladesh, was so fresh and so damn heavy that we think the band members must have had bad childhoods. They have forged a style of their own, and the band has gotten better and better since they added Ronnie Radke. The mosh pit seemed like they were walking with heavy sandbags around their ankles. Thanks for coming over, guys!

Known as a 1980s Anarcho band, Corbata, the Masked Grind Terrorist three-man set from Tokyo, Japan, terrified us all with their masked anger and intensity. The audience was begging on their knees for more abuse and got it just where they liked it; right where it hurts the most.

The insane mosh pit of Germany’s mighty Defeated Sanity was a highlight of 2017. They were the headliner of the 2nd day of Nepal Deathfest 2017. Witnessing them live was really a dream come true for those present, and fans even got chance to sing with them in the song "Engulfed in Excruciation." Some are still wondering if it was a dream.

All thanks to Brutal Pokhara Nepal and Eumsn, headed by Zivon Gurung and Vishal Vof respectively. Nepal Deathfest 2017 was one of the most lunatic shows whose amazing mosh pits were out of control. All the bands in the Fest fvckin' nailed down the sounds of chaos, violence and aggression. Salutes again to the hard work and dedication to extreme music from Zivon Gurung & Vishal Vof for bringing in so many internationally famous and intensive bands in Nepal. Staff and fans expressed that both you guys did a great freaking job which was really appreciated from the inner hearts of all.

Nepal's extreme music scene is growing by leaps and bounds and evolving into a big family. Thanks to the friends and members of Brutal Pokhara, Eumsn, Eus, Eumss, Extreme DRN, Euh and EuI India all coming together with the goal of providing love and support for every band and for everyone who showed up to enjoy. All Hails to Nepal Deathfest, the biggest metal festival of South Asia in 2017. #NDF2017  #Extreme_Yourself

BTW, If any band has the balls to play in front of these sickos, please write, or These guys are always open to work with extreme bands from all over the world.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thrashmandu Fest April 29th 2017

Link to official event page : Ultimate Thrashmandu Fest
Fans of thrash are gearing up for the Ultimate Thrashmandu Fest 2017 at the Reggae Bar in Thamel in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Saturday,1 PM, April 29th! You are invited and you won't be disappointed at what the Extreme Underground Metal Society of Nepal has in store. Ticket price is Early Bird 350 Nrs (free Eumsn's pin), and Door Sales 500 Nrs. Call the following person : Anesh 9860363841; Sarwe 9808994825; Syangtang 9818939642; and Bhawana 9803976640. 

Kathmandu has become a fertile breeding ground for showcasing modern pioneers in this genre. Thrashers will be pleased by the sheer torment awaiting from Disorder (Nepal), Thrash (Bangladesh), Exalter (Bangladesh), and Armament (Kolkata, India). Kathmandu is a city plagued by the tension of opposites and bleeds with churning counter culture. This Thrashmandu was designed with this in mind, and will lay waste to the audience, so make plans to come and enjoy the pain. These bands are utterly down with the sickness. This event will bring on panic attacks that attracts those who crave fast solo riffs and drums like guns, especially if you are a headbanger that likes to mosh and get rowdy. If you pick up girls with the line "Hey baby, you into speed metal?" you'll be especially welcome here. 

Disorder (Aslil Manav Savyata) are Nepali Thrash power machine heroes and specialize in mosh songs that will send your neck to hell, which is one of the true beauties of the genre. Disorder plays such great stuff they are even cruel to themselves! Thrash (A Lesson in Thrash) all the way from Bangladesh has crazy drumming and nice riffs. Active since the later half of 2011, they signed with Incursion Music to release their first EP entitled "A Lesson in Thrash", which came out in October, 2012. Be blown away by this modern evolution of thrash, and check out their lyrics if you really want to get sick! Exalter (Tortured Innocents), thrashers from Bangladesh, are the culmination of desolation! Cum if you like to hear the explosive anguish of tortured snare drums. This audacious band puts out blunt and blackened, raw, kickass stuff, so if you walk in late and sniff the churning smell of human flesh, it's gotta be them! Curse your fate if you miss them. Hails to Armament (Chaos Prevails), from Kolkata, India, who will give you fucking tasty, fun and amazing, early years thrash. You will thank your lucky thrashers you have the chance to witness this band's performance live. You cannot resist or live without hearing them! So hit the road, get them tickets, and thrash with Eumsn and the other daredevils.

Article by : Joan K. Matlock

Available on Gig day for Nrs. 700/- 
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Nepal Deathfest 2017

                                                                 Nepal Deathfest 2017

The fourth instalment of South Asia's most brutal and extreme metal fest is scheduled to happen on March 10th and 11th of 2017 at Ujjwal Party Palace, Koteshwar featuring mighty Defeated Sanity from Germany, supported by Congenital Death (USA), Corbata (Japan), Warhound (Bangladesh), Snuffx (India) and local bands Aakrosh, Nude Terror, Strangle, Desperate Mile, Corpse Sick, Discord, followed by outstations bands Rog (Pokhara), Error (Dharan) and Scutter (Biratnagar). 

Back in 2014, Nepal Death Fest was established by Eumsn and Brutal Pokhara with a vision to unite extreme listeners from around the Nepal and as well neighbouring countries too. Today, Nepal Deathfest is known as biggest rising extreme metal festival around the globe that have already witnessed bands like Defiled(Japan), Meat Train(England), Nervo Chaos(Brazil), Sete Star Sept(Japan), Smallpox Aroma (Thailand), Malapateka (Malaysia) and more.  

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