Apr 142010

As regular readers know, we’re suckers for extreme music from far-away places that aren’t particularly well-known in the U.S. for their metal scenes.  (Though we like American bands, too!) Mumbai, India, qualifies. It’s far away. It’s not known here in the U.S. for its extreme metal scene. And it has produced a band called Demonic Resurrection that turns out to be worth some close attention.

Some of you guys probably already know of this band, but they’re a discovery for us. But what you probably don’t know is this breaking news from Mumbai: Demonic Resurrection have signed a deal with Candlelight Records for the worldwide release of their latest album, The Return To Darkness, which the band self-released in January. We now know that The Return to Darkness is the band’s third album, and the completion of a conceptual trilogy.

If we had seen Global Metal, the documentary film by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen, we would have known about these Mumbai metallers before now, because they’re apparently featured in that film, along with bands from other exotic locales such as China, Iran, Indonesia, and Israel. (We’ve really got to watch that film.)

(more after the jump, including the band’s latest music video . . .)

Somehow, we missed out on Demonic Resurrection’s first two albums.  We also missed out on the third album when it was independently released in January (but you can be sure we will track it down now). What we’ve heard is one song, which is featured on a video released by the band in December. It’s death metal, with a symphonic keyboard overlay and black metal musical influences — and we’re really digging it.

The cover of the new album (at the top of this post) is also cool. It’s by Polish graphic designer Michal ‘Xaay’ Loranc (who has also produced covers for the likes of Nile, Behemoth, Necrophagist, and Vader).

Now, here’s the video of that song from the new album, called “The Unrelenting Surge of Vengeance.” As performance videos go, it’s not bad — and it doesn’t include any pointless frills. Plus, as we said, the song is very cool. Check it out:

Demonic Resurrection:

  19 Responses to “NEWS FROM ALL OVER (MUMBAI)”

  1. DR is \m/ Glad to see this awesome article.

  2. DR \m/ .. Mark my worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrds !!!

  3. way to go D.R.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I’m proud to be an Indian. DR performed a gig in my city reecently. And it was awe-fuckin’-some.

  5. \DR/ Fucking great! thanks for writing about them! Also check out a band called Bhayanak Maut(featured on the planet Metal CD,Metal Hammer UK) from Mumbai if you like DR…Other famous bands include Acrid Semblance,Infernal Wrath,IIIrd sovereign & kryptos! Cheers!

    • Thanks for the tip dude — we’ll check em out.

    • There’s another kickass band that the “infectednumbersequence” dude missed out. It’s called “Undying Inc.”
      DR is awesome, but keyboards in a death metal act don’t really find favour with me. They sort of generate a black-metal-y vibe. I got to see DR live, twice. Once at a local pub, and once at the Opeth gig. Blew the roof off, both times. I don’t remember half of the pub gig though. Got totally hammered after we opened for them.
      @Islander: You gotta check out the deathfest that happens at Bangalore sometime during September every year. The name escapes me right now, but I’ll post it as soon as I remember. There’s no band that plays there that doesn’t make good use of blastbeats.

  6. DR is the shit!!! \m/
    Check out Undying Inc. And Bhayanak Maut. Both were featured in Metal Hammer’s (UK) Planet Metal CD and the magazine itself.

    • We did check out Bhayanak Maut based on an earlier comment and posted a review of their latest album today. Based on the comments, looks like we’d better check out Undying Inc. too. Thanks to all you dudes for the tips — we’re diggin the shit out of what we’re hearing!

  7. You guys have to check out Infernal Wrath. Their new album Inside of Me is very very good. It is a new and a very experimental kind of sound that I’m sure you will dig.

    • We’ve added it to the list of bands to check out. We’ve sure gotten some cool tips from this post. Thanks again to all who gave us their recommendations. More reviews will be on the way — just need more hours in the day!

    • How, just HOW can we forget Exhumation and Narsil? Old bands, both. BUT. Oh, how they punish!

    • I finally checked out Infernal Wrath, and you’re right — it’s really good. We just posted a review of Inside of Me today.

  8. ^Agreed! Exhumation – racial slaughter and Narsil – Carcinogenia are two awesome tracks! sad things Narsil doesnt play anymore! 🙁 Well…there are tons of indian bands to check out! just join them on their facebook fan pages and stay updated! 🙂

  9. Check out the band Scribe from mumbai…hardcore band with two album releases “confect” and “the mark of teja”…epic albums…if you liked bhayanak maut and dr you’ll definitely like them too!!! Also you can check out the band Shades of Retribution from Assam, India…they are death but in the vernacular language…something of a first here in india…their album is called Xongram..

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