Dark Helm is Progressive Deathcore band from Pune, India, formed in 2008. The sound of Dark Helm is an infusion of Ethnic character with modern metal. Our team member Akshay Gaikwad caught up with guitarist Mohanish for this little conversation.

Metalhead Spotted: Greetings from Metalhead Spotted! How has everything been going?
Mohanish: Hello. Mohanish here from the Helm. Everything's been going good.

Metalhead Spotted: What are your musical influences? Where do you get the inspirations for lyrics?
Mohanish: Our musical influences are varied across many genres of music. We're mainly influenced by a lot Metal and it's sub-genres, but various other genres of music play a crucial part in influencing our sound. The lyrical inspiration comes from certain historical events fused with a bit of fiction. We love being the story tellers. Haha.

Metalhead Spotted: Whos writing the lyrics? Do whole band participate in the writing process?
Mohanish: The lyrical part of DH is mainly taken care of by me. When it comes to Songwriting, yes the whole band is a part of it. Someone may write something that sounds cool but isn't a song yet and maybe missing something. Then this gets thrown across the room over and over again untill its refined and everyone is happy with the final product. Everyone has their own recording setups and this helps out a great deal.

Metalhead Spotted: Dark Helm released first studio album Persepolis in 2012, which are the songs from persepolis that caught peoples attention?
Mohanish: It's Origins II which mainly caught people's attention. However, at shows we get a lot of people singing along to Cymbeline and Jaffar and Sands Within are pit favorites.

Metalhead Spotted: Recently you got a play in Dubai.Do you like that live performance?
Mohanish: Of course, Dubai was one of the greatest landmarks for the band and the members. The crowd really liked what we played there and it was one of our best shows probably.

Metalhead Spotted: What are the experiences do you have regarding live performance in Dubai?
Mohanish: The best part of the show was that we were playing in a city we have never been to previously and yet the people knew the words to our songs. That and the encore.

Metalhead Spotted: What are some of you guys personal favourite bands & artists?
Mohanish: Other than our combined love for metal, we all have a very different taste in music. I listen to a lot of Post-Rock and Trip Hop and if you check my music player you'll find stuff like God is An Astronaut, Oceansize, Portishead, Long Distance Calling, Mogwai, Tricky and Massive Attack.
As far as metal goes we all love getting drunk to some Whitechapel, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, Born Of Osiris, Meshuggah, Rings of Saturn.and many others.

Metalhead Spotted: What do you think about current Indian Metal scene?
Mohanish: Currently the Metal scene in India looks promising, mainly this year you see a lot of Indian bands have set foot across various countries and made a mark.

Metalhead Spotted: What are your future plans for 2014? Do you have any plans for releasing new album?
Mohanish: We've got a few plans rolling for 2014, it should be one of the best years for the band.

Metalhead Spotted: I thank you for taking time to this little interview.Is there anything you would like to say to readers?
Mohanish: Thanks and keep showing us the love that you have over the years and we promise to keep your booty moving to the sound of a sitar

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