Metallic Hardcore Band RAID Return With New Direction and Heavy New Single [India]

Yo big up to long running Indian hardcore band RAID for keeping at it even though there isn’t much appreciation for hardcore in the world that they reside in. The band has just returned with a brand new single entitled ‘Aftermath’ with a sharp change in direction. You gotta do what you gotta do. Big respect. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming EP out on April 4th.

Vocalist Rueban Issac comments: “‘Aftermath’ is a song that aims to help suicide survivors cope with the loss of a loved one, and details out a path to recovery. Given the social stigma associated with suicide, most survivors are unable to cope with their loss as they are forced into an individualistic mode of grieving, making the healing process even more difficult.”

On the EP Dominion, Issac elaborates: “R.A.I.D has always been a band focused on lyrically sharing a positive/motivational/uplifting message. Our new offering Dominion is musically and lyrically charged to prevent a person from ending their life. We have seen some of our close and dear friends who have gone through the worst in their life and chose death as the final solution. This has fueled us to create an EP with an intent to heal and help people in finding the right support. Dominion takes the listener on a journey of hope and recovery. From dopamine responses, to addressing depressive states, to being a vehicle for messages of hope and resilience, we believe that the songs on the EP not only raise an awareness on suicide, but also, provide a bridge to prevention.”

R.A.I.D draw musical influence from hardcore legends such as Madball, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front and Hatebreed. Lyrically, the quartet focus on the classic ethos of hardcore, PMA (Positive Mental Attitude). R.A.I.D strive to breathe fresh music into a generic scene, pushing both music and lyrics to their fullest potential. 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!