Interview By Ali Blackdiamond
Riju Dasgupta is a bass guitar player hailing from Mumbai, India. He plays in two bands, the first being horror metallers ALBATROSS, born from Riju‘s idea of marrying his love of literature and metal music together, where his alter ego is known as Dr Hex. The band have released EP’s “Dinner Is You” and “The Kissing Flies” ( as part of a split CD with American doom metal band VESTAL CLARET), and most recently in August, their first full length album “Fear From The Skies”.
PRIMITIV is Riju‘s other band and they are currently working on new material, which you will hear more about during the interview.
Blackdiamond caught up with Riju in Berlin, Germany just over a month ago as he was on his way to the legendary Wacken Open Air Festival. We discussed what stage both bands are currently at and of course Wacken and the complexities of camping! To listen to the audio interview, click on the player below:
ALBATROSS featuring guest vocals by Niklas Stålvind from WOLF: