Tag: Rudra

RUDRA Unveils Entrancing, Crushing Video of “Ancient Fourth”

Local Vedic metal pioneers Rudra has just released a brand new, haunting, crushing music video to Ancient Fourth, taken off their last album, Enemy of Duality. Ancient Fourth was directed and produced by Arvind Thevaraju and Simon Mariadoss, and was filmed and produced in Singapore.

Album Review: Elektrodeth – Digital Apocalypse

Elektrodeth [Singapore/Malaysia]
Digital Apocalypse
2014
EP
Independent
Industrial Death Metal

Elektrodeth is the new project of Rudra‘s Vinod, and the band labels themselves “extreme trance metal”. A label as such already gives a hint towards the sound that one can expect on Digital Apocalypse, their debut EP. Along with that futuristic, …

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Album Review: Dying Out Flame – Shiva Rudrastakam

Dying Out Flame [Nepal]
Shiva Rudrastakam
2014
Full Length
Xtreem Music
Death Metal

Mention the genre of Vedic metal, and immediately Singapore’s Rudra comes to mind, having created a sound that is uniquely theirs since 1992. Yet few bands have managed to really emulate a style close enough, with …

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Album Review: Rudra – RTA

Rudra [Singapore]
RTA
2013
Full Length
Sonic Blast Media
Death Metal

So 2 weeks before the release of the new Rudra album, I bumped into frontman Kathir, and following a short discussion on how much I disliked long albums (how my preferences have changed over the years), he promised me …

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Views from the Pit: Baybeats 2012

Over the past couple of years, Baybeats has been a festival that I have eagerly looked forward to, especially with the increasing presence of metal, extreme or traditional bands in this free, local alternative music festival. This year sees Rudra back once again, taking the main stage on Friday night, the second time in three …

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