Monday, 6 April 2015


Welcome to the first ever episode of the Metalsphere video blog. I am your host. Duhh.

Morning ka evening ho gaya, so forgive me. Rendering is a bitch.

The Metalsphere vlog features news related to the heavy metal music scene in India, Asia.
The episode covers recent news in India like Cultfest, Indian bands like The Down Troddence, Inner Sanctum who just played in Norway, Planet Radio City's new 24x7 Indian metal radio station, Domination -The Deathfest, etc.
I also spoke to Albatross about their upcoming album 'Fear from the Skies' scheduled to release very soon. I also visit Rock 'n' Roll nights in Belapur, the first of it's kind at venue 'Cult Lounge', a gig featuring Mindshift (Sweden), Hellwind, Albatross, etc.

This is a bedroom production.

My Dying Prayer by Orion
Uncle Sunny at the Tavern by Albatross.

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015


Here's some music for all of you to savour. If you have heard all of these songs, great! You, sir, are up-to-date! If you haven't, then may this serve as your guide to some fine Indian metal.

Most of these bands are in the heavy, groove and progressive space.

Bhayanak Maut - Now, Creation. Forever, Destruction.

(from their second studio album 'Man', released in 2014)

Scribe - Cops Cops (Cops Cops)

(from 2nd studio album 'Hail Mogambo' released in 2014)

Kraken - Dance Jane Dance

Colossal Figures - Korotkov Core

(off their debut album 'Clockwork Dilation' released in 2014)

Escher's Knot - The Grand Design 

Abraxas - Deviation

Noiseware - Flicker 

The Minerva Conduct - End Creation 

Pangea - This is NG Taking.

Aberrant - Collateral Damage

(from self-titled EP released in 2014)

Providence - Dante

Feeding in Atlantis - The Firefly

Chronic Xorn - The Great Human Failure

Heretic - Thoughts

(off their debut album 'Words to Epilogues' released in 2012)

Watch out for more!

Friday, 27 March 2015


Songs are not ONLY about that one sexy riff (I like sexy riffs), just that one gut-pounding drum section (drummers <3) or that very innovative bass line the unknown dude came up with (I'm joking. I used to play bass and I am famous and fabulous :P )

There are great stories and some incredible thought given to songs. This thematic representation of concepts, based on our daily struggle, politics, war, fiction, fantasy and other things is one of the major reasons why this genre is so different from all else. Stories and lyrics in particular are crucial and extremely influential in the entire song-writing process. In short, know what the vocalist is saying.

Here's a collection of some Indian metal band's lyric videos. If you do know of any more, please let me know right away. I'll add them to the list. 

1. Inner Sanctum - Wake of Destruction

2. The Down Troddence - Nagavalli

3. Reptilian Death - O

4. Demonic Resurrection - Trail of Devastation

5. Amongst Denied - Nautilus for A Nemo 

6. Primitiv - Lords of Primitiv

7. Midhaven - Seeking the Divine

8. Chronic Xorn - The Great Human Failure

9. Wired Anxiety - Severe Comorbodity

10. Beastial Murder - Kill You Idol

11. Gaia's Throne - Contact

A new look for Metalsphere is coming soon, and I may have another surprise. Watch out. I promise I'll be regular until BIG69 returns! :P


A shot from Inner Sanctum's lyric video for their single 'Wake of Destruction'