Upcoming Gigs In Kolkata

We at Planet Caravan always try to support all the local organizers of old school rock/metal gigs. So here’s three of the upcoming gigs to be held in July and August. Try to attend all of ’em!

1. Fistful Of Steel (July 29th)

Earth One Productions are a newly formed group of organizers in Kolkata aimed at betterment of the local music scene. They are about to strike there first blow with a killer lineup this Saturday at Muzik Factory, Salt Lake.

Lineup:

Strangulate (death metal)
Deadbolt (thrash metal)
Evil Conscience (death metal)
Xplikator (thrash metal)
Divide Torture (death metal)
Vulgustrike (thrash metal)

Venue: Muzic Factory. Sector 5, Salt Lake

Passes: INR 150/-
Paytm to 9051336340 to book them or you can collect your physical pass by contacting
the following numbers:
North Kolkata – 8017838486
Central Kolkata – 8017217882
South Kolkata – 9051336340

2. Fatal Attack! (5th August)

Thrash Bengal Regiment is another newly formed group in the local scene, with the intention of promoting the thrash metal acts and giving them a platform. They even managed to bring down two great bands from Bangladesh – Turn Hostile and Thrash! Be there at Mohit Mancha, Dum Dum to have a “thrash” experience.

Lineup:
Dreadhammer (thrash metal)
Armament (thrash metal)
The Neighborhood Thrashers (thrash metal)
Deadbolt (thrash metal)
Turn Hostile (thrash metal)
Thrash (thrash metal)

Venue: Mohit Mancha, Dum Dum

Passes: INR 200/-
Go to this link to book them or you can collect your physical pass by contacting the following numbers:
Aniruddha Bera: +919232475165 (Ballygunge/Gariahat/Dhakuria)
Abhirup Bhaumik: +919800152459 (Jadavpur/Tollygunge)
Subham Ghosh: +919804431339 (Behala)
Rishav Bhattacharya: +919804654870 (Dumdum)
Avishek Roy: +918017838486 (North Kolkata)
Avinaba Sengupta: +919163498962 (Jadavpur/Garia)
Argha Kamal Ganguly: +917829756552 (Bangalore)

3. Strength of Steel II (20th August)

I think there’s no need to introduce Kolkata Old School Metal Association. The flag bearers of Kolkata’s old school heavy metal are back with thier 7th gig and this time they have the death metal giants form New Delhi as the headliners. Also, an old thrash metal band from Kolkata will be reuniting in this gig.

Lineup:
Fragarak (death metal)
Infernal Diatribe (black metal)
Falcun (heavy metal)
Blakhole (punk)
Xplikator (thrash metal)
Sky Riders (hard rock)
Mortar (thrash metal)

Venue: Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University

Passes: INR 250/-
Go to this link to book them or you can collect your physical pass by contacting the following number: 8017838486

You can also get the passes at the venues of the gigs as well!

 

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Fragarak Releases New Track

Experimental death metal band Fragarak from New Delhi, India released a new track from their upcoming second album just a few days back. A Spectral Oblivion‘ will be a 11-track concept album and the band has taken an “experimental approach to heavy metal” and the album.  They even got the Australian drummer Louis Rando (Impiety) to record for the album.

“In Rumination II – Reflections” is a 11-minute long track which has many progressive and melodic elements which makes it stand out from the conventional death metal bands. Particularly the guitars sound very well, from the heavy riffs to the acoustic parts.

Here’s a link where the album can be streamed:

These guys will be going on a seven city tour after releasing this album. They will be releasing the album at Kolkata Old School Metal Association’s seventh gig Strength of Steel II on the 20th of August at Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. They will be playing there alongside 6 of Kolkata’s great bands. Be there to witness some pure old school magic. Get your passes now!

 

Mist of Misery (Symphonic/DSBM from Sweden) Released Single & Announced Details of the Upcoming Full Length

Mist of Misery  initiated their musical voyage back in 2010, March.  The band is having two Extended Plays and one Full Length on their discography.  They are set to release their second full length from ‘Black Lion Records’ in the very first day of August.

Their new album, entitled as ‘Absence’ is a huge step forward in terms of production, song writing, lyrical depth and overall atmosphere. Mist of Misery has entered a new phase, one that aims to evoke depressive, melancholic and ambient atmospheres in the minds of listeners at a whole new level. On this album, it was done mainly through the introduction to even more melodic and symphonic influences. The music is intended to set the listener in a different and almost meditative state of mind in order to absorb its true depth.unnamed.jpg

‘Absence’ is the title track from the upcoming full length album from Swedish symphonic/DSBM act Mist of Misery. This track is a good representation of the current musical direction, which differs from the bands previous releases, but still maintains the core elements of Mist of Misery– melancholy, darkness and melody.

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Forlorn Halls Studios and on various private locations in Stockholm, Sweden 2010 – 2016.

The artwork was drawn by the exceptionally talented Russian artist Alex Tartsus.

 

Track – List:

1. MelancholicThoughts
2. Euthanasia
3. Absence
4. Final Departure
5. EpitaphofPenitence
6. WistfulTwilight
7. Paragon of Perdition
8. Mist ofMisery
9. Serenity in Nothingness

 

Mist of Misery is:

 

MortuzDenatus – Vocals, Drums, Programming, Mixing and Mastering

 

Phlegathon – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar

 

Simon Hägglund – Live Drums

108: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Garage Party

In less than a month Kolkata will witness a one of a kind gig in the form of 108: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Garage Party. Two of the city’s hard rock/heavy metal bands ShredxXx and Road Roller are organizing this totally DIY gig on the 3rd of July at Muzik Factory (Electronics Complex, Salt Lake Sector V).
The tickets are priced at Rs. 196 and one will get many things along with it like food and beverages, download cards for Road Roller’s latest album “3rd Class“, ShredxXx’s upcoming single “My Bitch“, a Road Roller Badge, and a ShredxXx Sticker.
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Here is a short intro of the two bands:

ShredxXx was formed in 2015 and has attained quite a name for itself after having played in major events like the Hornbill International Music Festival. Their sound is an out of the box mix of Neoclassical metal, progressive rock and Indian Classical Music and these guys do it quite well. They have released a single till now named
Homuragama and are currently working on their album to released sometime this year. “We are very excited for this gig, because it’s probably the first of its kind. We’re putting a lot of effort into this. Recording an album, organising a gig, work, exams..so much to handle, but we know we can pull it off, if the Rock Music lovers of the city are on our side! See you all at the show!” says Swarnabha Gupta, the sitarist of the band.

Road Roller is a three-piece hard rock band formed in 2008. Their sound has been inspired by the likes of AC/DC, Motorhead and Megadeth and the lyrics are in Bengali. They have produced two albums till date. “I urge all the “Metal Mataal”s of Kolkata to come and experience a heavy dose of Rock n Roll at our very own party, 108!! See you there!!”, says Anindya, the vocalist/guitarist.

E-Tickets are available at: http://imojo.in/108Concert

You can also get the tickets from the following locations:

The Music Kafe (Rabindra Sarovar Metro Station) 202, S.P Mukherjee Road (near Tollygunge Rail Bridge) Kolkata- 26

Music Mantra (Naktala, near Garia)
396B Ground Floor, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Garia, Naktala,

PULSE-Saltlake (Salt Lake) AE 639, Sector 1, SaltLake City, near AE mother dairy depot(Kwality Bus Stop)

Roland Pro Music Lake Town (Lake Town)
217A Lake Town Block B, VIP Road

Lydian The Music Shop (Madhyamgram)
Chandangarh 1st Lane, Madhyamgram

Tickets are also available via cash on delivery. Call 9432337132, 9163874014

– Spirit Crusher

No Clean Singing premieres second track off Godless release ft. Psycroptic’s Joe Haley

From Hyderabad, India emerge Godless, a new death metal force that’s both powerful and stimulating. Featuring members of Skrypt, Shock Therapy, and Wacken Open Air contenders Eccentric Pendulum, this is a new sound, a new sonic vision. None other than Joe Haley of Psycroptic (Australia) fame has mixed and mastered the album, in addition to doing a guest solo on this debut album which holds great promise. With unceasing momentum, a staccato delivery, and bucket-loads of power, ‘Centuries of Decadence’ is touted to be one of most notable albums to ever come out from the region. With an aesthetic that’s dark and intriguing, Godless convey their message perfectly and go straight for the jugular, speaking out against the maladies that plague modern society. Their voice of dissent is tangible and they’re here to unleash their brand of death metal upon the unsuspecting masses, fuelled by angst, purpose and an undying passion for extreme music. The era of Godless has only just begun.

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No Clean Singing (US) has premiered the track Oneiros exclusively HERE and described it as – “The music races like a big turbocharged muscle car”.

Previously, Rolling Stone (India) premiered the track Infest over HERE and said this about it – “as crushing as it gets.”

Joe Haley of Psycroptic fame has mixed and mastered the whole album and has even contributed to the song titled “Ossuary”.

 

Purchase The Album Here (India Only):

CD – http://tometal.com/store/cds/godless-hyderabad-india-centuries-of-decadence-cd/

CD + Tshirt  – http://tometal.com/store/merchandise/godless-india-centuries-of-decadence-t-shirt-cd-combo/

 

Purchase The Album Here (Rest Of The Word):

 

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Rolling Stone India Premieres New Exalter Track

Bangladeshi thrash metal group Exalter fire up three sizzling songs that uphold the spirit of the genre without diluting even an iota of the essence. The music is as old school as it can get but the songs sound pristine and sharp enough to slice ears. Also included in this release are songs from the entire previous release called ‘Democrasodomy‘ which sound just as potent and invigorating even today. Exalter step up to the plate after the initial onslaught by West Bengal band Armament, and take it upon themselves to further the thrash metal assault worldwide. There is no band worthier to do so from the whole of Indian subcontinent, equipped with an aggressive sound, vicious vocals, and an innate anger that invariably gets expressed through the hard-hitting music. To call their music lethal would be an understatement.

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After No Clean Singing‘s premiere HERE, Rolling Stone India, for the first time ever, premiered a song of a Bangladeshi band over HERE. Thrash metal never sounded this good from over here.

Purchase The Album Here (India Only):

CD – http://tometal.com/store/cds/exalter-bangladesh-obituary-for-the-living-cd/

CD + Tshirt – http://tometal.com/store/merchandise/exalter-bangladesh-obituary-for-the-living-cd-t-shirt-combo/

Purchase The Album Here (Rest Of The Word):

 

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WITHOUT MERCY Return With New EP ‘Mouichido’ Out May 27th

It’s been two years since Vancouver, BC’s WITHOUT MERCY last EP ‘Reborn’ savaged the lands of Canadian metal. After hitting the studio with a new vocalist Alex Friis and bass tracks recorded by Tristan Martin and live performance being done by Ryan Loewen, the band is ready to unleash its latest offering‘Mouichido’, a re-release of re-recorded material from their 2014 EP ‘Reborn’. Newly added to EP is also a guest appearance by vocalist Mark Hunter of Chimaira on track ‘In Waves’. ‘Mouichido’ is set for release on May 27th, 2016 and is available for pre-order at the following link :

 

“‘Mouichido’ is the Japanese word for “Repeat” or “to do one more time”.  We chose this as the title to signify the re-release of a previous version of this record. After the release ‘Reborn’, we faced an issue with our vocalist, which caused us to part ways with him.  On the advice of our legal team, we recorded the album again with our current vocalist in an effort to terminate possible legal action.” says  Band founder and guitarist DJ Temple. “In addition to that, I hold close ties with Japanese culture so I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce those lines into our music.  Facing the incredible difficulty with the last record and the way the vocalist departed the band, the stress was compounded by the financial burden left with a record we couldn’t release.  By venturing back to some of my martial art roots, I found the strength to maintain my tenacity and get the record back on track.  The result, is “Mouichido”. Fans should receive this as the ultimate reason to never give up. Take the aggressive nature of the songs and allow the culture of the Japanese writing to envelop you in a way that will carry you through each track. Let this EP be the story that inspires you to push through something difficult and come out the other side a stronger and more experienced person.”

The band’s first video ‘Worthless’ can be viewed Below:

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Tracklist:

1. Worthless (3:48)
2. In Waves (Ft. Mark Hunter of Chimaira) (4:06)
3. Burn (4:27)
4. Morphine (5:56)
EP Length: 18:19
For more info, please visit: www.WithoutMercyBand.com