Being one of the pioneering black/death metal bands out of India (where Bollywood films and music are probably the main entertainment exports), Demonic Resurrection has beaten all odds to become one of the most recognised faces in the Indian extreme metal scene. They have been featured in acclaimed film producer Sam Dunn’s documentary, Global Metal, alongside other prominent bands such as Lamb of God and Sepultura. I had the extreme opportunity to conduct this email interview with Sahil “The Demonstealer”, vocalist and guitarist of the band.
What is the metal scene in India like? (E.g. Your brothers of the extreme sub-genres of metal?)
How does it feel like being one of the most prominent metal bands out of India, with the name Demonic Resurrection coming to mind to most when Indian metal is mentioned?
India is known more for its Bollywood movies and music rather than its metal scene. What was it that turned the band mates to not only listen to metal, but also write metal music?
It was mentioned that with a new logo for the band, it represents the new direction of the band’s music. How so and what can fans expect from this new direction of Demonic Resurrection?
I think the new album ‘The Return To Darkness’ showcases the bands new sound so once the fans hear the album they’ll know what we are talking about. How this sound translates into the next album is yet to be seen, going by the past we’ve changed our sound with each record but yet keeping intact that distinct ‘Demonic’ sound. We will wait and see how it goes from here.
Demonic Resurrection managed to rope in renowned artist, Xaay, for the album art direction and the design of the new band logo. How did that come about?
We had actually selected a local designer who we were working with and on the sly Mephisto had contacted Xaay to do the artwork and when he replied saying he’ll do it we were pretty excited and it seemed like the most logical thing for us to do. His artwork is fantastic and we felt he would definitely do justice to our music and deliver something great, which he did. 🙂
The lyrical contents of Demonic Resurrection often deal with fantasy. Where do you draw inspiration for lyrics from?
Cheers & Stay Demonic!
The Unrelenting Surge of Vengeance
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