DEMONIC RESURRECTION frontman Demonstealer has been hard at work recording his second solo album which features George Kollias on drums. The album is due for release in early 2016. Meanwhile he has collaborated with drummer Louis Rando from IMPIETY who is based in Australia and is part of various bands there. The track also features a lead guitar solo from Demonic Resurrection axe-man Nishith Hegde who is also part of horror metal band ALBATROSS.
The single ‘Genocidal Leaders’ is being released independently on 2nd October via his bandcamp page here as well as on all digital platforms like OKListen, iTunes, Spotify etc. The track has been mixed by Demonstealer himself and mastered by Daniel Kenneth Rego.
The lyrics for the track ‘Genocidal Leaders’:
“The rule of the game is to keep them in fear
An emotionless being, not swayed by tears.
Spill the blood along the way,
To not get caught is the name of the game.
Power, feeding the greed of man
Religion, a controlling master-plan
Diminish, their capacity to think,
Genocide, kill them without fear or remorse
History, rewritten, a bunch of lies
Chaos, nowhere to run or nowhere to hide
Slaughter, the innocent caught in your game
Lust, hungry for money, power and fame.
Ruthless. Tyrant. Mass Murderer. Profiteer.
Heartless. Souless. Unrepenting genocidal leader
Coward. Bastard. Remorseless. Death Dealer.
Heartless. Souless. Unrepenting genocidal leader
Even a verdict in court can be bought
It’s just a matter before you are caught
Your smiling face won’t erase your crimes
The blood on your body is not mine.”
Legendary death metal drummer George Kollias from NILE has just announced that he will be playing drums on the new DEMONSTEALER album. Sahil Makhija, the frontman of Indian metal band DEMONIC RESURRECTION who writes his solo material under the moniker ‘Demonstealer‘ is gearing up to release his sophomore album in May 2015.
Commented Demonstealer “Having George be a part of this album and to play drums on it is a huge honour for me. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect something like that to happen. I had the pleasure of meeting George personally in 2011 to interview him for my show Headbanger’s Kitchen and we became good friends, but still I’m only going to believe it when I have the drum tracks in my hands.”
“This album has been 4 years in the making and often took a backseat due to my work with DR, RD and Workshop, all who released albums over the last 2 years. The music is quite melodic and I think there is a lot of emotion in this album. The music is more melodic death metal so it’s going to be very interesting to hear George play on this because it’s definitely not as ferocious or fast as Nile so definitely excited to see what he brings to the table.”
Watch the announcement video here:
Demonstealer is also running a crowd funding campaign for the album where fans can pre-order the music and merchandise. The campaign link is: https://www.fairfundr.com/campaigns/recording-releasing-solo-album-2/
Sakis Tolis, frontman of black metal legends ROTTING CHRIST, has been interviewed on the latest episode of Headbanger’s Kitchen. The show, hosted by Demonic Resurrection frontman Demonstealer features the preparation of a ‘Grandis Pilaf Diavolos’ followed by an in-depth interview with Sakis about the band’s history, their experiences in India and future plans.
Watch the episode below:
Previous episodes of the show have featured grindcore monsters Gutslit, death metal veterans Third Sovereign and the newly popular The Down Troddence.
Watch those episodes here.
More Headbanger’s Kitchen news – Demonstealer has just released a promo video for a brand new show called ‘Bacon Tadka‘. Check it out below:
DEMONIC RESURRECTION frontman Sahil Makhija, better know as Demonstealer has launched a crowd funding campaign for his sophomore solo album, which is currently untitled. He aims to raise a sum of 4500$ over a period of 40 days through the newly launched platform http://www.fairfundr.com
Commented Demonstealer, “I’ve had this album in the works now for a long time and the songs have been ready for a while but given that I had albums to release from Workshop (my comedy rock band), Reptilian Death (my death metal project) and the new Demonic Resurrection album I barely had any time to breathe let alone put this album out. Now I finally have some time and I’m looking at a mid 2015 release of the album. The album is going to have 9 tracks with 3 bonus songs for the crowd funders and musically it’s different from what I’m doing with my other projects.It’s a lot more straight from the heart kind of stuff and I have some amazing musicians who will be gracing this album with their performances.”
Contribute to the project here.
You can listen to demo tracks from the album at this location.
Heavy metal cooking show Headbanger’s Kitchen hosted by DEMONIC RESURRECTION frontman Demonstealer has released the 6th episode of their current season. The new episode sees grindcore band GUTSLIT being interviewed and fed a Skewered Suar which is a BBQ pork skewer.
Check out the episode below:
Interview By Ali Blackdiamond
The biggest name on the Indian metal scene, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, have been a force in the metal world since their inception in the year 2000, releasing their debut album “Demonstealer” only nine months later. Their brand of demonic metal with vocalist and guitarist Demonstealer at the helm, has developed over the years, resulting in more recognition for the band outside of their home country. As with most bands, they have been through various line-up changes, but kept moving forward. Film maker Sam Dunn (Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Iron Maiden: Flight 666) featured DEMONIC RESURRECTION in his documentary ‘Global Metal’. The band went on to support the likes of AMON AMARTH and OPETH and they were also awarded the Metal Hammer Golden God for ‘Global Metal’ in 2010.
DEMONIC RESURRECTION recently released their latest album “The Demon King” while touring the UK. As well as performing at Les-Fest and Sonisphere, the band also took part in the UK ‘Thrash Invasion’ Tour with ARTILLERY and ONSLAUGHT, before going on to Wacken Open Air in Germany. Blackdiamond caught up with Demonstealer at the show in Sheffield on 18th July.
You can read some excerpts from the interview and listen to the whole chat on the audio player below:
Discussing the difference between English and Indian metal fans, Demonstealer stated:
“There’s actually a huge difference, one being the age group. The fans in India are much younger, between the ages of 15-25, whereas here you have a much older audience. For this first tour it’s more like listening to us and seeing what we have to offer and in India it’s kind of break out the mosh pit from the first song! It’s a little bit different, but as long as people enjoy the music, at the end of the day passionate fans are passionate fans.”
Demonstealer expressed his thoughts on the fan’s reactions to “The Demon King” and revealed more about its content:
” So far the reaction we’ve been seeing online is very good from fans, very positive, and at the shows people have bought the album after hearing us play the songs. It’s going down well with people and that’s a good thing. The line-up that recorded the album was with our old guitarist Daniel Rego and he was with the band for a good five years. So I think the band chemistry was a little better and it was more cohesive as an album, it’s sounds more like the evolution of a band, rather than being just another album in your repertoire. You can see the change in the songwriting, even in the sound and it’s starting to sound more like Demonic Resurrection. We decided to write a new story for this one and the basic gist of the album lyrically is about the balance between good and evil. Does evil need to exist for good to exist and can they exist without one another. It’s the story of the resurrection of the Demon King, an ancient demon who has been asleep for centuries and he disrupts the balance of good and evil in the world and God decides to intervene and bring back the balance. What happens at the end, we leave you to listen to the album and figure out.”