Ksetravid is a Modern Metal band from Bangalore, India. Conceptually, the band writes about stuff that reflects on embracing individuality, a process to know oneself. Sonically, the music is a blend of brutal, progressive, and melodic aspects of modern metal with lyrical content highlighting religion, and political and social evils to which everyone can relate. We are born and raised in a system focused on making us self-critical. The conceptual aspect is a catharsis for liberation.
Ksetravid formed in the year 2020 amidst the tyranny of the first wave of covid 19 when everyone was stuck in their homes, trying to see the world through their smartphones and tv screens. The band members come from varied musical influences, ranging from old-school death metal to death-core, progressive metal, groove metal, and so on. With every single release, the band has shown very contrasting songwriting in terms of composition, arrangement, and genre adaptation. Siddhant Sarkar, the flamethrower and frontman of the band is well established in the music scene in Bangalore. Pritam Middey takes the role of guitarist and composer. He has been associated with a lot of hard-hitting metal acts such as Evil Conscience, Project Trident, the list goes on. On drum duties, we have Nikhil Rajkumar, one of the finest metal drummers around with his virtuosic playing styles in the tech-death game. On bass, we have Arunav Bhattacharjee who comes from a variety of musical influences from progressive metal, jazz fusion, and so on. The band is now working towards finishing the E.P which is due for release by the end of this year.