Hell Fest kolkata presents "Hell Fest 5.0 Demons of Desire" powered by Ankur mitra Graphix

Hell Fest ,this is widely known as musical, flash cultural festival from Calcutta. Hell Fest has been drawing a huge crowd and been successful ever since it began in 2012.On this year this festival includes purveyors of chaos and wrath of Calcutta almighty Purgatory(Death metal) , good one technical death metal band Evil conscience and Shrap (Thrash metal) as headlining act. After a huge time period Purgatory reformed again and they are giving a chance to all of us for a relentless head-bang .Aforementioned bands musical style will take everyone on a sonic metal music journey and bang their heads to the metallic tunes with heavy riffs, hyped pedal thrusts and a hell lotta blood,sweat and tears. So, grab this golden opportunity I’m pretty damn sure Purgatory,Evil conscience and Shrap’s soundscapes will enthrall you with dreaded amalgamation which leads to a hammerin  Old School blunt force trauma.There will be eight more acts from all over the city which will definitely reel up some raw gusto for the audience so do drop in.cheers

Headlining acts:
2. Purgatory
3. Evil conscience

Venue :
The Basement, Hotel Samilton.

 So, grab your passes soon .Dive into this gig and surely this events flavor will remain for a long period of time .This event will exist 2 days .13th and 14th May .Please note 13th may is the day of band gigs .for more details check out

Reported by – Souvik Basu.

Thundermarch, NIT Silchar invites entries for "Hammer On", online guitar solo competition

Thundermarch NIT Silchar invites entries for *Hammer On*, online guitar solo competition of Contest rules in the comments section. Share with guitarists.

##Rule Sheet. From the organizers -
1.All the participants should upload the videos in their drive or drop box and provide us with the links at our mail-id thundermarchnitsilchar@gmail.com .Along with the link also send your complete name, phone number and place in the mail.
The 3 tracks for the solo online competition #HammerON are provided below.

Links for downloading the tracks are as follows :

DEMENTED (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzXZgoHs4UlFd1NOUlFGcEkxVGM/view?usp=sharing)

HALO minus (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzXZgoHs4UlFMWwzRHdQc1hVY00/view?usp=sharing)


You can use only one track per entry. You can send maximum of three entries with different tracks.
2.The videos will be uploaded to our youtube channel by the name thundermarchnitsilchar and the links would be posted on the Facebook page Thundermarch, NIT Silchar
3.The prizes would be given in two categories Judge's Choice and People's Choice.
a. Judge's Choice would be solely based on what our judge decides and his decision would be final on it.
b. People's Choice award would be based on the Youtube views as well as the Facebook likes(only on the post on our Facebook page and no other shares).
4.The competition will start on the 16th of December and would continue till the 10th March,2015 12:00 noon after which no entries would be further accepted.
5.The video should be taken in a single take and not multiple takes.

It will be judged by none other than the God Of Small Strings Baiju Dharmajan Sir !!!

Prizes worth more than Rs.20000/- to be won as well some exciting gifts and the promotion of the Winner in Baiju Sir's Facebook page !!!!!

So, what are you waiting for !! Grab your guitar and Hammer on !!! \m/

Thundermarch,NIT Silchar presents Battle of Bands

Thundermarch, the annual rock music festival of NIT Silchar is one of the biggest events held in the North-eastern region. The festival makes everyone delve into the sea of rock music and bang their heads to the metallic tunes. Thundermarch has been drawing a huge crowd and been successful ever since it began in 2008. It has previously seen performances by popular bands like Boomerang, Demonic Resurrection, Chronic Xorn etc. This year too, Thundermarch 2015 is going to make everyone go gaga over it, but on a bigger scale. This year the competition “Battle of the Bands” will be held like previous years where different bands across the nation come and compete with each other. A new introduction is “Hammer On”, an online solo guitar competition where participants from all over the country will be showcasing their guitar skills to be judged by none other than Baiju Dharmajan, a highly popular guitarist of India who is known as “The God of small strings”. About 150-200 entries have been expected. However the prime attraction which has always been surrounding the fest is ‘’Headliner”, the rock concert of international bands. In the previous two years, popular bands Nale and Deathember rocked the stage and saw a huge response

 Thundermarch,NIT Silchar presents Battle of Bands the battling arena for bands from all over the country.
Registrations Open Until 5th March,2015. Hurry before they close.
Prelims: 22nd March,2015.
Finals: 23rd March,2015. 
Prizes worth Rs 1 lac to be awarded to the winners up and runners up.
The Winning Band also gets chance to get their pre-recorded recorded album/EP/Single released over 300+ web stores.
Brought to you by Media Partner: Song dew.
For registration form link and rules see:
Divay Jindal
Coordinator (Battle of Bands)
Udit Ojha
Chief Coordinator
Kalpesh Mathur
Chief Coordinator
Ankan Phukan

EP review : Tartarus debut EP

In the matter of extreme metal music today the underground is full of newcomers who bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas .Today most of the bands experiment on their soundscapes to create a music that can be different from others and bring to them a unique identity and indeed Tartarus  proved it. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based black/death quartet Tartarus revealed their debut sonic assailment on 1st March,2015 consist with 5 tracks. Actually their band name “Tartarus” is collected from ancient Greek mythology. In Greek mythology Tartarus is the deep abyss that is used as a dungeon of torment and suffering for the wicked and as the prison for the Titans. Tartarus is considered as a deity and the place where souls were judged after death and where the wicked received divine punishment. Basically they was formed in 2013 consist with a bunch of young, talented, well skilled musician. This debut EP sounds so authentic, mature, epic it is hard to believe that it is only their debut release . At first when I was spinning this whole EP I was literally astounded and I’m floored with this band. This whole album easily hooked me up with it’s vocals blackened rasps ,screaming voice and their deep, critical acclaimed ,unrelenting, disparate, hate-filled, merciless, enigmatic blackened death metal musical style with crushing, chugging riffs works, well crafted, distinct content and builds layers of blasphemous musical style through high reverb and fast, medium and often slow tempo . They have endeavored an brilliant effort on this album and nailed it.
This new EP contains a strong dose of black/death metal ,with unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance. Their whole composition and musical style reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this EP. Their latest efforts whole ambiance and compositions are brilliant . Their distinct style enthralled me totally . Despite the often fast ,furious, cacophonous, heavy and barbarous form of death metal assaults  with a lots of segments of  black metal laced with intricate riffs work ,solos  enriched this album that is very powerful, heavy and brilliant all at the same time along with a good  balance  of black metal, melody and brutality with strangulated ,intricate, dark –eerie  riffs work and those effective rasps simultaneously .This album just blew me away with their ethereal abyss, heavy, the multi-layered black/death metal musical style . I applaud this EP .
Well, This EP is filled with a plenty of cadence, apocalyptic, ominous, hellish, devilish , chaotic ,powerful ,dark – eerie riffs work . As well bass line up is whopping, Intense, strong ,rumbling . Drumming, percussion line up is bleak, frantic, solid and powerful . In each track dismal, delicious, macabre, spiral riffs ,bass lineups correlated in well manner . Every inch of this is EP crammed with jaw dropping intense moments, breathtaking riffs, bass work .Tempo changes are excellent, complicated and fast . This EP indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship . vocals howling scream, bestial snarls, blackened rasps, high pitch screams ,ruthless, vicious voice emerged on this EP in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their obtuse, bizarrely arrogant, mid-paced, evil melodic, dismal ,utterly merciless, cacophonous uncanny blackened death metal sound and embedded perfectly .
Overall you will get sinister, gloomy, desolate, grotesque ambient from this whole album seamlessly . Each song have an energy, fluency and dominating power. Stand out tracks are all of them. I personally cherish  XCIII , Mors and Blood and Honor and Nigredo. Artwork is atrocious and portrayed gloomy vibe. This new EP is Impeccable , prestigious , rich, intense ,significant . In this whole EP you never found repetitive sound. From now I will wait for their debut Full length album . Hope their debut Full length album would be excellent as this EP or way more superior .Definitely expect from them a full length album very soon .Their potential on this debut EP is appreciable . This is strongly recommend to add it in your collection. I am pleased to say that Tartarus’s latest addition strides infinitely higher due to it’s strong content, complex,ancient history,mythology based theme, musical style. I am pretty damn sure Tartarus can continue their stride in the future.

 My Rating : 4.3/5 - Review done by - Souvik Basu

Album Review : Melechesh - Enki

Over a 22 year career  long running Jerusalem/Netherlands based black metal quartet Melechesh after five year since the recording of their last sonic assailment revealed their sixth full length album entitled “Enki” on 27th February,2015. Ancient Egyptian,Sumerian mythology,history was always enigmatic,mysterious and ambiguous from centuries and obviously difficult to trace . Pertaining  their geographical position where ancient Egypt prevailed for centuries spreading knowledge and reaching higher levels of progression.Melechesh means “King Of Fire” in Hebrew language.Their latest effort “Enki” title basically collected from Sumerian mythology.Enki means “Lord Of the Earth”. In Sumerian/Babylon mythology Enki is deity of mischief,water,craft,intelligence and creation. I believe that the fascination over ancient Egypt,Sumerian mythology will never end and for a good reason.Always Egyptian ,Mesopotamian mythology concept  based article ,image , band whatever easily attracted me because of their epic history,magnificent theme,culture .
This is an album I’ve been looking for a long time.This is one of my anticipated release of this year. This new album consist with nine tracks . Melechesh was formed in 1993.Basically their front-man Ashmedi resides from Jerusalem but due to religious conflicts he was forced to relocate to Amsterdam,Netherlands. Nowadays most of the bands experiment on their soundscapes to create a music that can be different from others and bring to them a unique identity. Black Metal colliding with Middle Eastern,Mesopotamian or otherwise unconventional influences enjoys indeed tend quite rare but Melechesh  able to gain proper attention in this complex,unrelenting, disparate musical style.Melechesh became a well established group of bands who can make a fully sound and creative and with a lot of excellence in his lyrics,with well crafted,distinct content . Already Nile,Coffin Texts, Maat is successful and well renowned band with Egyptian mythology and  Crescent  became one of my favorite Egyptian mythological band from past year. Melechesh deliver a very unique kind of black metal combining melodic ,thrash and Sumerian folk elements with their  mystique and epic  black metal.
At a first listen of “Enki” I was astounded and grab my attention.After a few more listen this new album totally enthralled  me with their extreme,chromatic,multi-layered,occult black metal musical style with technical riffs work ,thrash metal segments and melodic,folk vibe with Middle Eastern musical influence and obviously their distinguishing musical composition ,grandiose concept just  blew me away .Ashmedi and his cohorts exudes tremendous effort in radiant way on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it .I really appreciate Ashemdi’s unsurpassed ability and skill. This new album is triumphant rich black metal. This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . Their incredibly sensitive,slightly sandy,dusty antique and disparate musical styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity Despite the often fast ,furious,cacophonous, heavy and extreme form of black metal assaults  with a lots of segments of  thrash,melodic and tasteful folk involvement enhanced with technical riffs work ,Middle Eastern musical aspects  enriched this album that is very powerful,heavy and excellent all at the same time along with a good  balance  of technical death metal music,Middle Eastern music,melody and brutality with strangulated ,intricate riffs work and those effective rasps,harsh vocals simultaneously . Their music is both dark and ecstatic. I highly appreciate and applaud this album because of their distinct style .
This albums opening track “Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged”starts with desert,sandy,dusty Middle eastern scenario followed by intricate,fast,delicate riffs work,blast beating,fast soundscapes with onslaught of savage guitar and a wall of spectacular,relentless drums  . Their whole composition and musical style is impeccable. From this new album we get fast, oppressive,occult black metal finest variety with just make enough melody . This album is filled with a slew of twisted , traversed ,chugging, groovy,intricate,apocalyptic,crushing riffs line ups with technical prowess . As well bass line up is shifting, chaotic, deeper,roving and bludgeoning. Drumming,percussion line up is thundering,dodgy,punishing,frantic,blast beating  and rabidly insane . There are a slew of individual riffs,solo sections which sound briefly something exotic . In each track intricate,spectacular  riffs,bass lineups matched in fantastic way with technical orientation . This album indulge strong songwriting,grandiose concept and brilliant musicianship . Tempo changes are excellent and complicated . Vocals harsh,snarling growls,deep rasps, aggressive, vigorous, crucial voice woven in a good manner with their utterly savage,merciless,onslaught, primal organic ,violent,uncanny black metal sound with a lots of technical prowess, melodic,thrashy segments,Middle Eastern musical  accompaniment and embedded perfectly .
I really worship this band . Each song have an energy ,fluency and dominating power . Stand out tracks are all of em . On “Enki - Divine Nature Awoken”track sitar work is phenomenal .” Doorways to Irkala” instrumental track is remarkable. This track borrow antique,dusty vibe and at the same time you feel that you are travelling across a dry,abandon desert. On this album guests are Max Cavalera on vocals on “Lost Tribes”, Sakis Tolis on vocals on “Enki Divine Nature Awoken”, and Rob Caggiano on guitar solo on “The Palm the Eye and Lapis Lazuli”. Album artwork is atrocious,indelible . their album artwork reminds me about Egyptian,Sumerian territory, ancient history .Album artwork Portrayed the flavor of Sumerian mythology . Overall "Enki " whole album Sound extremely promising,prestigious, blistering ,engrossing ,significant and well proficient . Indeed this album is such an true gem of this year and this album will give you unyielding awesomeness from beginning  to the end . Their potential on this new album is appreciable .  "Enki" so presented as unshakable strong slabs of Egyptian mythology based black metal .This is aesthetics of black metal . This album have a fantastic sense of exoticism without any sacrifice in intensity. outstanding another one release of this year so far . This is strongly recommend to add it in your collection.Melechesh able to cultivate Middle eastern music with black metal properly and garnished,presented this whole album as a masterpiece.

My Rating – 4.6/5 Review done by - Souvik Basu

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