Delhi based Blackened Death Metal band High Frequency talks with Planet Caravan about their upcoming album and tour. Read it below:
Q. So, to begin with, how and when did you guys start off as a band? Share the experience with us.
We started in 2008, with me (Lakshya), Vishesh, Neelabh and Dhruv. Neelabh was my dad’s student and we use to jam a lot, and Dhruv was my classmate. We had a gig coming up at Banaras club and it was at that time when we sat together and started to jam. The name of the band was given by my dad.
Q. Which artists and bands do you look up to as influences?
Some of our influences are Behemoth, Metallica, Cattle Decapitation, Faceless, etc. We love to explore more and more.
Q. What are the lyrical contents of your songs?
The lyrical content for the single that we are going to release named ‘Faith‘ is on how people blindly follow God by the way society tells them to, and what if there is no God and what if he is an alien. It’s all about the false faith. Basically all the songs that we have written so far are all about how mankind is so determined in killing it’s own race; whatever that happened in World War 2 and even before that., fighting endlessly for some paper called money or a piece of land that they can’t take with they anywhere after they die or the power they seek to be the unknown.
High Frequency Performing At Tandaav Delhi.
Q. Have you released any EPs or albums till now? If yes, please let us know.
We released 4 demo songs before. Though they are going to be in the album that we are going to release shortly, we have restructured them a bit after new people came into the band and everybody in the band thought it should be done.
Q. Does the band have any achievements that you would like to share?
Well, we have competed in lots of college competition while we were in school and our college days, won IIT BHU 3-4 times but those assholes never paid us the full amount but it was fun playing there as it was the first gig that got us into metal and that was the only metal gig of Varanasi, we came 2nd in IIT Kharagpur, 3rd in IIT Guwahati, won IIIT Allahabad twice , won MNNIT twice,won IERT Allahabad once , got selected for BITS Goa Zonals but couldn’t go there because there was a lineup change and we had no bassist , got selected in Zonals of Wacken Battle, played alongside Kryptos , Bevar Sea, Dying Embrace, Sole Inclination ,Underside (From Nepal).
Q. What are you currently working on, and when and where is your next show?
We have started recording ‘Faith’ (the new single) and it will be out soon, plus we are working on the album/ We will be playing in Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai on 30th Oct and then in Anti Social Delhi in first week of November.
Q. How do you think about the current state of Blackened Death Metal in the world?
Well, I don’t bard music in genres when I am listening to it and I like to enjoy music rather then judging it but I think scene is growing and metal is something that won’t die. Haha!
High Frquency Performing At Dayal Singh Evening College
Q. How is the metal scene in your hometown Delhi?
Well, my hometown is Varanasi, but yeah now I am in Delhi, so let’s talk about that. It’s growing and not very stable yet, but yes gigs, are happening in a good volume these days and people are showing up. This really helps the bands to take things even more seriously and have lots of fun!
Q. Finally, any message for us?
The message is ‘Stay heavy, stay metal \m/ ‘