Surtur is a Dhaka based old school thrash metal band that blew not only the Asian underground metal scene but the world underground metal scene by a storm With their recently released extended play called Descendant Of Time And believe my words, what a sick album it is!
This band will slay every tharsh metal lover with their intense thrashing auditory assault!
We Recently took their interview & here it is!
First of all Hails From India! I’d like to congratulate you guys for making such a killer EP!
How are things these days?
Everything’s great over here, thanks for asking.
How do you guys come up with this band name?
We wanted to create a portrait of fire and glory. Then our vocalist, Riasat, who’s very interested in mythological characters, came up with the name. The name Surtur comes from a Nordic fire demon who represents an earthburning character. We thought it suits perfect for our kind of aggressive music.
What was the main driving force behind forming a band?
The idea was to spill the bloodthirsty tempo of revolt all around coming out of a mind in mayhem. Yes, I am talking about sheer fury, the utter hatred and being on a escape route from all the bullshit. This was the driving force to form this band.
So tell us a little bit about the band influences and lyrical content?
We like to play energetic music that is faster than fury to push all the limits of sanity. Drawn the influences from 80’s/90’s like Sepultura, Sadus, Merciless to name a few. Speaking of lyrics, we make a stand against the oppressors, we want to crush’em down with our music. Sometimes we end up putting our self induced fantasy into our lyrics to breathe for a while so that we can fill the void with more of insanity. Our lyrical ambition is limitless.
How passionate are people in Bangladesh about cricket?
(Laughing) Yeah. People are quite passionate here about it. This is increasing as our national team has been doing great in recent times. The team is something we’re all proud about.
Any record label that are willing to sign you guys?
Yes, we have already got a few offers, but we are looking for a perfect one. Probably,we have got one too. We’ll be revealing it soon when the time will come.
Dhaka is going through a lots of political unrest, bloggers are being killed, any views on it?
As a band, we are trying to raise our voices against anything that is wrong and unjust. No matter how violent our music is, we don’t believe in killings of innocents which are unjustified. The violence in our music is an effort to ignite the flame against all this bullshit. So, we don’t support these bullshit agendas at all.
What change would you like so see in the future metal scene of Bangladesh?
We’d definitely want to see the great bands we have here to get more international recognition. Also, it’d be in our liking if we see new bands coming up with great materials, mind you we are a new band ourselves. There is a lot of untapped and hidden jewels scattered in this metal scene, which is to be discovered by the world. We’d definitely like to see more extreme metal gigs being organized around here too, so that the bands get the necessary exposure.
What would be your top 5 thrash metal albums post 2000?
It’s pretty hard to pick top 5. There are so many amazing albums out there.
Any plans of touring India?
Yeah, definitely. If organizers invite us for playing gigs there, it’ll be very pleasant for us to tour in India.
Thank you for your time. Any last words?
A line from an unreleased track of ours, “Thrash ’em down the garbage disposal.”
Surtur Is –
Riasat Azmi (Vocals)
Shadman Omee (Guitars)
Masnun Efaz (Bass)
Rifat Rafi (Drums)
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