Indian Metal veterans DEMONIC RESURRECTION have announced the release of their 5th full length album. The album is titled ‘Dashavatar’ which translates to ‘the ten avatars of Vishnu’, who is the ‘the god of preservation’ in Hindu mythology. The album is scheduled to release on March 15th 2017 and it will be independently released by the band, who were signed to Candlelight Records for their last two albums.
The band’s vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Demonstealer comments, “Our previous album ‘The Demon King’ was born from the idea of writing about ‘Ravan’ who is a demon king from Hindu mythology and while we wrote our own story from scratch it did kind of set the tone of where we want to go from there. My fiance was the one who told me the rather gruesome tale of Narasimha the ‘man-lion’ avatar of Vishnu which really made me look at mythology rather differently and it made for a great idea to write a song about each of the avatars of Vishnu, since they were very interesting stories. It was pretty obvious then that the album had to be called Dashavatar.”
Artwork has been made by Indian artist Reuben Bhattacharya (Visual Amnesia) who explains it in more detail –
“Ten ancient gods in one and the band’s most death metal sounding album, it had epic written all over it. So when Sahil got in touch with me with the brilliant idea of Dashavatar, i just had to give life to this vision. Since the idea itself of India’s premier metal band doing something from Indian mythology itself is a polarizing one, I had a dual responsibility to create a Vishnu that hadn’t been seen before and one that was demonical and true to the band’s legacy as well. The amount of reference material to go through with this was ridiculous but i find studying and absorbing ancient lore and myths fascinating. Painting a completely new version of Vishnu was a worthy challenge i set myself and chased relentlessly. Of course it was not easy re-imagining a godly image so deep rooted in our culture; with so many layers both in meaning and sensitivity and how it relates to the stories of the 10 avatars on their respective tracks on the album. This the alien hyper god of the multiverse preserving the might of all that is good in his bolt of lightning, as the avatars fight of the sneering serpents of evil, all avatars united as one combined mega force in a central battle at the lair of all creation. Remember this image is not as a religious god, this is a metal god \m/”
1. Matsya – The Fish
2. Kurma – The Tortoise
3. Varaha – The Boar
4. Vamana – The Dwarf
5. Narasimha – The Man-Lion
6. Parashurama – The Axe Wielder
7. Rama – The Prince
8. Krishna – The Cowherd
9. Buddha – The Teacher
10. Kalki – The Destroyer Of Filth
Demonstealer – Vocals/Guitars/Keys
Nishith Hegde – Lead Guitars
Ashwin Shriyan – Bass
Virendra Kaith – Drums
Demonic Resurrection Pledgemusic Crowdfunding Campaign here!
, keyboard player for Indian metal veterans DEMONIC RESURRECTION
issued the following statement today via the band’s official Facebook page.
Check out his full statement below:
“14 years is a long time.
In Jan 2003 I joined the band when everyone advised against it.
Ridicule followed. Friends tried to break up the newly formed line-up. We even had stones and cigarette butts thrown at us at Independence Rock.
In 2005 we released what is now called a landmark release in the history of Indian Metal – A Darkness Descends. We were changing perceptions. Album after album we pushed our musical and even geographical boundaries by playing at some incredible festivals both in India and abroad. Despite multiple line-up changes, the one thing that remained constant was that rhythm and synth were always in sync.
The upcoming album.
To be honest, it sounds very good. But the creative differences are far too great for me to ignore. And I cannot have that on my conscience. Which is why after 14 glorious years, I’ve decided to step down as an active full-time member of the band.
At some point I would like to release some music on my own. I wish the band more success. They are not only talented musicians but amazing people too and if they ever need my services to perform live again, I’ll always be available.
Thank you and goodbye.
I’d like to say a special and heartfelt thank you to Demonstealer for providing me with the opportunity to be a part of this awesome journey. The times I’ve spent with the band have been the best. But at this point I believe this is the right thing to do. I hope the fans understand my decision and continue to support the band.
Cheers and stay demonic
Demonic Resurrection is currently in the studio finishing up their 5th full-length album which is slated for an early 2017 release. No replacement has been announced yet.
Indian metal veterans DEMONIC RESURRECTION have just released a play-through video for the song ‘The Demon King’, the title track off their latest album released worldwide on Candlelight Records.
Watch the video below:
The band also recently performed at Metaldays Festival in Slovenia as well as Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic as part of their European Tour. They have also announced appearances at this years Outrage Festival in New Delhi, Maelstrom Festival in Sri Lanka and Metal for Nepal in Nepal in the coming weeks.
23rd August – Outrage Festival India
30th August – Maelstrom Festival, Sri Lanka
5th September – Metal for Nepal, Nepal
The organisers of Metaldays Festival 2015 have confirmed to this summer’s edition DREAM THEATER, ARCH ENEMY, FEAR FACTORY, ANVIL, VREID, KROKODIL, DR. LIVING DEAD, DIVIDED MULTITUDE, EMERGENCY GATES, DEMONIC RESURRECTION and MANNTRA to this summer’s edition, to be held on July 19-16 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
Check out more on line-up and running order HERE. Ticket pre-orders HERE.
The METALDAYS Festival will present you a friendly and absolutely relaxed atmosphere, perfect for you to just forget about all worries and enjoy your most likely best holiday ever!
The festival is located at Sotocje, which lies inbetween the two mountain rivers called Tolminka and Soca. METALDAYS has two “festival-owned” beaches for you to relax on. But the two rivers aren’t the only reason Sotocje. Tolmin is located only approx. 65 kilometers off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, which really gives you that holiday feel. Also the road you’re travelling on will lead you through the Alps, a scenerie that will astonish both full grown metalheads and families with children alike. The METALDAYS area is also part of the Julijske Alpe National Parks, and the river Soca is one of the cleanest in Europe.
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.
Indian metal veterans Demonic Resurrection who recently released a brand new music video, (below) have released another single from their latest album “The Demon King”. The latest track ‘The Promise Of Never’ can be listened to here:
The album was released worldwide on July 15th on Candlelight Records and Universal Music India. The band also played at Wacken Open Air and Sonisphere Festival this year as well as doing their own headline tour in the UK and supporting legendary thrashers ONSLAUGHT.