When you think of India, the first thing you think of is not usually heavy metal. However, the dudes in Demonic Resurrection are doing their best to change this. Hailing from Mumbai, they have been heralded as India’s torch bearers for extreme/death/blackened metal. They are definitely the underdog that you want to back to make it to the top in the world of heavy music, firmly sticking their finger up at a strict culture and going against the grain.
Formed in 2000, the boys have overcome any obstacles that their place of origin may have thrown at them. A complete antithesis of Indian culture at the time, the band were not everybody’s cup of tea. Furthermore, there was not even really a metal scene at all. Despite all of this the band have continued to stick to their guns and play the music that they love to play. Since their inception they have been slogging away at making a name for themselves as well as their home country in a very diverse and foreboding climate.
Things in the metal scene may have changed in India since the band first formed. The arrival of a 40,000 strong crowd at the country’s first Iron Maiden show in 2007 which may have changed things slightly. You would still undoubtedly say that it would not be the first place bands would choose to tour or grow up in due to the musical tastes of the majority of a huge country.
Demonic Resurrection have branched out and toured outside their home with metal giants such as Amon Amarth and Opeth, and even won a Metal Hammer award for their global presence in metal. So you need to give them the credit they are due.
Check out the playthrough for “Journey to Solaris” by drummer Virenda Kaith.
You can also help out their pledge for their upcoming album here