Rudra feature in Times of India

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They are regarded as the pioneers of Vedic metal. And their fans across south east Asia and the Indian subcontinent are of the opinion that there is no better way to learn about the Mahabharata than by listening to this trio’s death metal-influenced renditions of shlokas. Singapore-based band Rudra is now all set to round off the year by playing on the final day of the Times of India Strawberry Fields 2011 on November 27 at the National Law School of India University.

Kathir says that the responses to their music, especially the Sanskrit lyrics, have always “been positive”. “In fact, we found that people love the exotic sounds of Vedic metal and the vibes of Sanskrit chants. It is, of course, a weird combination, given the fact that Sanskrit is a liturgical language. However, such a fusion can create an aesthetic experience if one were to suspend judgment and listen without prejudice. And that is exactly what has happened in all our shows,” he says. But how relevant is Vedic literature today? “Very relevant to me, especially the philosophical aspects of it. I’ve been a student of Vedic literature for about 18 years. And over the years, I’ve discovered so much that has helped me deal with life’s challenges. Of all the Vedic texts, I love the non-sectarian perennial teachings of the Upanishads,” he reveals. It’s been 10 years since the band released their landmark album, The Aryan Crusade. Since then, there have been several lineup changes – Rudra started out as a quartet, but is now a three-member outfit – but that doesn’t seem to have affected the band’s evolution. “We have released albums since then. More importantly, we have pushed the boundaries of being a metal band by fusing Indian dance with our performances,” says Kathir. – Times of India

This is epic pagan metal!


24 thoughts on “Rudra feature in Times of India”

  1. I poop in hand and feed to preacher now, bye bye says:

  2. Mastodon McButtburger Fan #1 says:

    cool idea..

    sounds like bolt thrower

    theyre okay i guess

  3. Mastodon guy says:

    This shit is gay. No real metal comes from Singapore. Not even Impiety.

  4. Down India. Up Pakistan. says:


  5. India = gypsies says:

    Their music sucks and is inferior to better, real epic Pagan Metal.

  6. You're all Aspies Guy says:

    > bolthrower

    > Aspies you really are the scum of the Earth.

  7. pagayn kuntmaester says:

    ^^Look at me. Im so pagan. I kill pigeons n feed them to my dragon. I pitch a tent in the morning in the woods with my fellow trolls while we spoon each other n listen to our cock crow. im now going to paint my face n play my bagpiper n the rats r going to follow me down into the valley of twats. ^^ass clown^^. Try this you freakin imbecile. U’ll get a hard on for sure. Its epic!

  8. European Pagan Metal says:

    Haha you’re so funny. You don’t even know what European music is or what it sounds like.

    Rest of that shit about me (except the spooning) is true tho

  9. intellectual guy says:

    Lol @ you stupid aspies, a bunch of LARPers playing in the woods is not good music. I’m not surprised you juvenile nerds like it though. Try this traditional European folk music, it really connects with the European spirit.

  10. French house says:

    >a bunch of LARPers playing in the woods

    You mean like Burzum and the other poofters in the norsk dorsk scene in 1992?

  11. pagayn kuntmaester says:

    So there you have it now give me COCK damn it!!! Can’t you see my butthole is hungry for thick meat????

    Give me dick give me thick meat, COCK COCK and

    lots of penis

    juicy PENIS for my bunhole!!!!

  12. medieval prog guy @ you're all Aspies guy who secretly posts as pagayn kuntmaester says:

    This is a top metal album with lots of intellectual medieval prog touches to play in da woods yall.

    listen to this master race peace of glory:

  13. European Pagan Metal says:

    How dare you insinuate that that North American mixed-race trash you posted is representative of Europe! Have some REAL European music, faggot:

  14. brutal slayer of christians, noble hessian warrior of death says:

    Fuck all this gay pagan/folk shit…it’s worse than the most terrible Morbid Angel song:

  15. Real Music says:

    The worst Morbid Angel song is all of them.

  16. Trey Azagthoth is my bisexual role model says:

    This is a surface treatment. Why is it being promoted? Has Rudra created one work of any merit? Is it just because some people have a hard-on for the Vedas? A far superior approach, suffering because of modernisms and rock-isms, but of lasting quality:

  17. pretty good stuff says:

    That Grooveshark one was actually really interesting, enjoyable, and a hell of a lot better than any garbage with blastbeats like Rudra. But modernisms? Rock-isms? This IS rock, you faggot. If you don’t want to hear rock, don’t listen to rock. Listen to just folk music.

  18. pagayn kuntmaester says:

    @european pagan metal – im so european i don’t know which country i belong to. I shave my gonads, dress up in froks n wear hats which are horny . me n my fellow vikings once tried rescuing a princess from the dragons lair. V played folk tunes which put the dragon to sleep and the princess got bored to death. so v drank some elixir n cornholed each other for eternity.

  19. Trey Azagthoth is my bisexual role model says:

    “This IS rock, you faggot. If you don’t want to hear rock, don’t listen to rock. Listen to just folk music.”

    It includes the perspective of rock musicians, but the linked tracks are not rock music but indian classical interpreted with rock sensibilities (hence “rock-isms”). They are shared as an example of greater legitimacy and artistic intent than Rudra, despite annoying populist tendencies. Do not consider it less than it is out of ignorance.

    Also: I am not a faggot. I am BISEXUAL. What part of that do you not understand? I love the pussy and the cock with equal abandon.

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