We want to be professional on every possible level and stimulate our bands to do the same. Elements of death and thrash metal can be heard in some of the guitar riffing and the tremolo picking when it is utilized gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and some of the percussion beats when they are utilized sound very tribal and a couple of tracks are long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of female vocals and acoustic guitars are added onto the last track briefly. Prior to this release, Rudhra was also featured in a few underground Death Metal compilation albums featuring several Singaporean Death Metal bands. Rudra is a Singaporean death metal band. Kathir: Hinduism is a big word and it does not have a monolithic set of beliefs or philosophy. How did the metal scene in general get started there? Can you tell us how the band got started and how you guys got together? They've become so synonymous with each other that the most casual of discussions about the genre will rarely go without a mention of anti-religious arson.
He is more destructive than Shankar himself. Together it indicates the causal relationship between the three states and the Self. Bands from different metal sub-genres share the same stage. Secondly I want to thank you for asking this question. Rudra are considered to be the pioneers of so called Vedic metal. Therefore, the Vedic perspective refers to a noble quality born out of an appreciation of this order and not something inherited genetically.
Their latest album, again founded on the principles of Vedic spirituality, extemporizes on the conventional extreme metal template and achieves hitherto unknown sonic effects. For example the artwork for Enemy of Duality presents an ancient form of Indian drum and a trident is tied to it. Singapore has quite a scene, but Rudra seems to set itself apart musically and aesthetically. Burzum mastermind Varg Vikernes was convicted of four church burnings, including that of the Fantoft Stave Church, an eleventh-century national landmark whose loss galvanized Norwegians. Only this professionalism allows our clients, both bands and promotors, to enjoy and make a succes out of every part of each event. The metal scene is here is not split by genres.
How do you put the two things together? The band refer to their music as Vedic Metal, paying tribute to the culture and religion of their ancestors. Keeping in mind Rudra's 'vedic' aesthetics and sound, Mark Riddick has designed one of his masterpieces for this band. With that line-up Rudra released its second album, , in September 2001. How much work goes into that and how does this whole vision come together? A fourth member, Selvam, was recruited to supplement Bala on guitar. It is really a special album because it brings back the fusion of Indian instrumentation and modalities into our music. I understand that you sort of carved out your own niche, but what metal acts inspired you.
We have primarily focused on Self-knowledge as the theme of most of our lyrics. Having worked hard over the years to forge a unique sound that's a sublime blend of Indian classical music rooted in ancient spirituality and extreme metal encompassing death metal, black metal and thrash metal music, Rudra have influenced many and more importantly, have set standards. Slayer has been the single most biggest influence in our early years as well as early Sepultura, Obituary, Bathory, Megadeth, Death, Black Sabbath, Kreator and Destruction. More adulation plus free Disney references here: Favorite track: Only One Truth. In 2008, Kannan was replaced by Devan. Eventually a fourth member, Selvam, was included to intensify the guitar department. A little historical background would be very interesting too.
Would you be willing to tell something about those and how they fit in with playing in Rudra? Also, is there any form of censorship or public dislike towards extreme metal music, as there is in many places around the world? The lyrical content is derived from Sanskrit literature and philosophy with, ancient mantras incorporated into the song structures. Rudra from Singapore does, with their unique sounding Vedic metal music. Everyone contributes to the song writing. The word Aryan is explicitly a Sanskrit word, used in Vedic, Jain and Buddhist traditions. Like me, many listeners and readers will be rather unfamiliar with its meaning and content, so can you offer explanation? In early 1996, the band had a hiatus and the members were involved in separate bands. Can you tell me what has changed in your music and world as a band over this period? Do not miss out on these strong Gatefold Digipaks! Could you kindly start by introducing yourself? In general, Rudra have created a varied package of hypnotic riffs with native scales and drum patterns that thunder.
There's a solid black metal influence as well, primarily channeled through the harsh vocals and overall dark, cold atmosphere punctuated by ritualistic chants and screaming solos. In July 2003, Rudra released a third album Kurukshetra, named after the battlefield featured in the Indian epic the ,. Over the decades, the band—which currently features founding members Shiva and Kathir alongside more recent additions Vinod and Simon—has cultivated a truly unique sound that pays homage to its creators' heritage and spirituality without sacrificing an iota of extreme metal intensity. It has been more than 7 years since the band last played Bangalore. However, Vinod and I play in The Wandering Ascetic currently. Kathir: We spend a great deal of time finding the right fit for the music and the cover art.
Then, the more often I listened to the record I found I could separate the different kinds of riffs and the structures of the songs which are surely not the same in every case, but they could still be a bit more varied in respect to the guitar riffs. Church Burnings Black metal and church burnings are like peanut butter and jelly. Unheralded overlords of Asia, Rudra have a cult following that remains mysteriously loyal, as they hone a sound that's probably unparalleled. Rudra on the web: The early Vedic definition of an Aryan would be someone who led a highly structured life performing sacrifices to be in harmony with a universal order called Dharma. The year 2018 will be a year of renewal by consolidating our past and preparing for the future. Faster, tighter and more potent than ever before, 'Six' bears the insignia of the band's progress over the years and their culmination in a release that might change their fortunes finally.