Asian metal legends, Vedic metal band Rudra out of Singapore, are getting their first 3 albums re-released by China’s Awakening Records. Here’s the full write-up:
“RUDRA, the name of the Indian deity of Destruction; conjures the scene of death and destruction. Just like the deity, RUDRA, the band, was named so to symbolize the aggressive character of its music.
A legend in the Asian Metal scene, RUDRA was established in 1992. Since its humble beginning as a Death Metal band, the band went on to pioneer the evolution of a new genre of Death-Black Metal music called VEDIC METAL. The music of RUDRA, Vedic metal, can be characterized as a bridge between the east and the west: incorporating Indian traditional music, Sanskrit chants, and mantras into Death/Black Metal. This unique musical creation is what is known to the world as Vedic Metal.
RUDRA’s first three masterpieces will be reissued on May 5th via Awakening Records! All albums will feature new hand-painted covers and layouts, and the stories behind the albums, written by the founding members of RUDRA, will be available in the booklets!
All majestic artworks are done by the great Visionis Phosphorescent!”
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/AwakeningRecordsCN
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