PREMIERE | Hell Hordes
Old School Death Metal
If you’ve been following our page any time these past 5 plus years, you’ll have noticed that we don’t often do “premieres”. We get approached quite a bit but don’t really see the purpose for “premieres” because what people want to do is just listen to the music or watch the video and end up sharing the actual link instead of even bothering to read what’s written about the band and/or the background of the song. So what’s the point?
We then realized, and decided a while ago, that if we’re doing any premieres, it’s going to be about a band, music or video that we REALLY fucking LOVE.
Welcome to brand new old school death metal band Hell Hordes roaring out of India.
This brand new band is more than a nod back to the early days of the death metal that we grew up listening to – Morbid Angel, Entombed, Benediction, Cancer – from the 90’s, but what’s super awesome is that the entire project comes from lead guitarist/vocalist Vasuchandran of IN-FUCKING-SANE Indian thrash metal band Amorphia. If you haven’t heard Amorphia pause the reading right now and do some blasting:
This post is not about Amorphia, but we’re sure once you finished listening to that stomper above you’re probably dying to hear more. SOOOO – click HERE and lose your mind.
Today we’re super honored to be premiering Vasuchandran’s brand new beast of a band – Hell Hordes. When he hit us up to see if we’re interested, we couldn’t respond to him fast enough “FUCK YEAH WE’RE INTERESTED!!!” Below enjoy a few words from the man himself and then go enjoy your new favorite OSDM band.
We already know you’re busy AF with Amorphia, what’s the inspiration for Hell Hordes?
Amorphia had a blast touring Japan this year right in the middle of the COVID pandemic. We came back to India and have been in lockdown at home for the past 4 months without being able to see each other and certainly to not be able to practice. So I just started writing guitar riffs and kept posting them up on my social media. One day, I put up a video entitled “QUARANTINE DEATH METAL JAM” and got a super dope response from my friends who all told me to write a death metal song.
So what about the band’s name?
After I had written about 3-4 songs I decided it was time to release a single so I hit up my friend Vivek (Amorphia’s drummer) who suggested the name “Hell Hordes”. He also helped write the lyrics for the track. I felt it’s pretty interesting and sounded like a band from the 80’s.
With your background in thrash metal, it’s really surprising how much of a legit nod to the early death metal sound this is, even lyrically. It comes complete with familiar guitar riffs, song structures, even the raw production quality harks back to that era.
I don’t really have a HUGE death metal influence, however, the bands that have been important to me are REALLY important. Bands like Morbid Angel, Deicide, Malevolent Creation, Vader, Benediction…so I tried to write a few songs without losing the old school taste in writing and production.
The lyrics are a mix of current situations like a pandemic crisis, the world at war, modern weapons, warfare, etc., blended with evil, black magic, and witchcraft.
And the good news folks…lookout for an EP soon!
Now go support the band! The track is already available for download on Bandcamp HERE.