Indian black metal band Heathen Beast release lyric video for a new EP. The song starts with a great riff that marches to the beat of the tabla (or dhol) which returns time and time again throughout the song…the song includes a vocalist who is quite literally losing his mind which brings immense power and emotion to the lyrical content of this particular track entitled Rise of The Saffron Empire (which is the title of the 3 song EP itself).
This is a fucking brilliant track and we can’t hear the entire EP.
Here’s more info on the release that is being put out by our friends at India’s Transcending Obscurity:
“Heathen Beast, India’s leading black metal band, return with yet another scandalous EP containing their strongest material thus far. Delving into the current political scenario in the country, especially the extremist ring-wing agenda of ‘Hindutva’, this band comprising of anonymous members, feel the need to express themselves using the vicious power of black metal. Traditional instruments are once again employed to give it the topical flavour, from ‘Tabla’ (Indian drums) and ‘Sitar’ (Indian stringed instrument) to ‘Carnatic violin’ (Indian classical instrument) and ‘Shankh’ (Conch), and the music is charged with a vibe that can be called hair-raising. This is the boldest effort from the whole region, bar none. Heathen Beast may have outdone themselves here, and also put their band members in even more danger with this release. A specially commissioned artwork from legendary US artist Mark Riddick has been made to cover the original band-provided artwork of this release with a slipcase packaging. The original content however remains untouched underneath.”