!!!DEATH METAL FROM INDIA!!!
Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL Webzine.
Tell us a few things about VILE IMPALEMENT (Members, Starting Year etc).
Greetings to your readers and many thanks for this interview. We are Vile Impalement from New Delhi, India. The band was formed in 2011 and since then went through many line up changes. Vile Impalement is: Sagar Anand – Vocals, Nishant Saxena & Rajat Kaushal – Guitars, Biswajit Borah – Drums & Gajinder Singh – Bass.
You have recently released your EP ‘’Rivers of Nihil’’. What is the feedback from your audience as well as from the press?
Well these tracks are not new and were recorded over a period of time with different line-ups. We had got great feedback and a little coverage in local webzines as well as interview for a documentary on heavy metal in New Delhi. We also got included in compilation albums from our friendly neighbourhood country Nepal. As of now with the raging pandemic and our country being very badly affected, I’m not very upbeat about response for the EP. But hopefully things will get better and music will come back into everybody’s lives.
Label or DIY and why?
DIY because of greater control & flexibility over everything.
Do you prefer Vinyl, Tape, CD or Digital Format and why is that?
Digital format because it’s convenient to store and share. And now most listening is done online so that means wider reach.
Your music style is Death Metal. Which are your main influences (Favourite Artists / Bands etc.)
Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Necrophagist & Suffocation. Among the Indian death metal bands we have been influenced by IIIrd Sovereign and Exhumation.
Which things, do you think, a Band should sacrifice in order to succeed? Have you ever sacrificed anything in your life for a better future of your Band?
Being in a band by design involves a lot of sacrifice that happens through rehearsing, writing, travelling and practicing the instrument. The time spent doing all of that could have been spent with family or friends or just binge watching favourite show. As far as Vile Impalement is concerned, we have definitely made our share of sacrifices for keeping the band alive.
Describe your ideal live show as a performance Band. Have you already experienced that?
In the shows that we have played, we have not yet experienced that.
Which attributes, do you think, that a new Death Metal Band should have in order to gain identity and be unique?
Practice and play as much as you can, with each other and with others. Broaden your horizon by playing different genres, it will add new dimensions to your song writing.
Do you believe that Bandcamp and other Digital Platforms help the new Death Metal Bands? Which, do you think, is the ideal way for a Band to promote its work?
Definitely they have. Digital platforms and social media have given a springboard to not just Death Metal but all kinds of musicians to showcase their talent which otherwise may have faced obscurity or never got out of the bedroom. To answer the second question, all ways are best ways if used smartly.
Tell us a few things about the New Underground Metal Scene in India (Bands, Fanzines, Webzines, Metal Clubs etc.)
Honestly I am not very updated about the scene. Although I do know it’s a fraction of what used to exist 7-8 or 10 years ago. We had a vibrant scene then with zines, podcasts, dedicated venues and fests. The mainstream media also showed interest and covered it every now and then. I don’t see any of that now.
Do you know anything about the Hellenic Metal Scene?
No we don’t but we do know about some great bands like Dead Congregation, Septicflesh, Rotting Christ, Spectral Lore from the scene which we like.
What are your future plans?
We will release some new music by the end of this year.
Thank you very much for your time & Keep up the good work! The closure is yours.
Thank you for this opportunity, we hope you continue supporting artists like us and we will continue making kick-ass Death Metal for metalheads!
By Steve the Filthy Dog.
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