Grindcore Badasses CHEPANG Drop Side A Of Upcoming Full Length [Nepal/USA]

Grindcore band CHEPANG are back with a brand new full-length entitled ‘Swatta’.

“Swatta” breathes unity, drives hope, happiness, and motivation to go forward and have a purpose in life. It brings its sounds from the appreciation of life as it comes day by day without thinking too far into the future or past. It is based on a purpose in life also called “Ikagai”-Ikigai (ee-key-guy) is a Japanese concept that combines the terms iki, meaning “alive” or “life,” and gai, meaning “benefit” or “worth. ikigai is a state of well-being that arises from devotion to activities one enjoys, which also brings a sense of fulfillment. Swatta is a record where one will find everything from Chepang sonically and collaboratively. The record represents everything we have felt for the entirety of our lives as human beings into a big slab of wax. The main message is about hope and finding happiness in chaos and negativity.”

Check out some tracks already up with videos:

ANUMATI (Consent): A song requesting the long-lost loved ones to hop on a quest together to look for a spiritual journey through time and space. A song about the journey to find spiritual happiness even in loss and celebrating the joy of the afterlife that awaits us. This song features Takafumi Matsubara (Gridlink, Mortalized ) providing a warm melody to accompany the heart-wrenching screams of Chepang. The video features Gerald Chau (Gendo IkAri) & was shot and directed by Frank Huang. It features places like beautiful forests & temples of Kyoto (Japan) and majestic mountains of Upstate NY showcasing all the seasons and colors of life from winter to the summer.

Asha/Avilasa (Hope/Desire): A song about hope and desire to persevere through the chaos and negativity in the world today. These songs are about feeding this negative energy and transpiring it into a positive outcome with harmony amongst ourselves. The video was a collaboration between Gomez and Frank highlighting the majestic Thamel Bar in Queens, NY. The imagery and settings of the bar perfectly highlight the energy the song breeds and the background of the culture we come from which resounds with compassion.

Each side will be released between now and the official release date of 07/07/2023 to present and document the essence of “Swatta” and its various sides.

5/05/2023: CHAPTER 1 (SIDE A)– Side A showcases the light with the playfulness of major chords bringing in happiness and hope. Bright and full of ambient twists filled with beautiful melodies that are meant to capture the listener immediately and inspire them. The songs are essentially 1 chapter with various sub-chapters within but with one common sound and feeling of positivity. it captures the full flow of the 4 seasons of life from song 1 to song 10. Song 1 name is Asha which means Hope which kicks off the side in the right fashion. So when writing this side we already had an engineer and studio in mind to capture this vibe in an extremely detailed fashion. This is when we went to Backroom Studios in NJ to record with Scot Moriarty. The studio has a very tight articulate sound that can capture amazing details. It is filled with light that gives a real positive vibe when you enter the studio. And finally, Scot is such a positive person in general that can bring this vibe that oozes happiness and positivity to the recordings.

Fun Fact- This side also has only 1 drums to make it as tight as possible without sacrificing the dynamics that can sometimes be taken away with 2 drums. It gives space in the overall mix for all the other instruments and tracks to shine through. is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!