Albums like these don’t come out very often from India. THE MINERVA CONDUCT not only have members of established Indian bands such as DEMONIC RESURRECTION, GUTSLIT and ALBATROSS, but they also have the drummer of ex-ANIMALS AS LEADERS and ENTHEOS. With meticulous planning and execution, the Indian ‘supergroup’ have finally announced their debut full length to be released via Transcending Obscurity India (sub-label) on September 15th. You can listen to their first track at their Bandcamp page AT THIS LINK.
4. Trip Seq
8. Grand Arcane
Artwork by ShePaintsWithBlood (US)
Prateek Rajagopal (GUTSLIT, REPTILIAN DEATH) – Guitars/Composer
Nishith Hegde (DEMONIC RESURRECTION, ex-ALBATROSS) – Lead guitar
Ashwin Shriyan (ex-DEMONIC RESURRECTION, REPTILIAN DEATH) – Bass
Navene Koperweis (ex-ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ENTHEOS) – Drums
THE MINERVA CONDUCT are hailed as a supergroup in India with members of DEMONIC RESURRECTION, GUTSLIT and ALBATROSS coming together to create something unique. For too long Indian bands have played well within the confines of the extreme metal genre and what is tried and tested, but finally here is a metal band that’s daring to expand the perception of the genre as a whole. Forward-thinking and cutting-edge, their progressive music deals with clever experimentation and even the incorporation of subtle layers of atmosphere to elevate the experience beyond the ordinary. The more you listen to this album, the more you will get enamored by it. With a gorgeous artwork adorning the instrumental music, and with drumming and synth done by ENTHEOS, ex-ANIMALS AS LEADERS member Navine Koperweis, this is a world class album that should be heard by all fans of contemporary metal music.