Mortar Interview

Mortar is an old school thrash band from Kolkata, India. Led by guitarist/vocalist Samrat Daas, this Bengali thrash brigade is influenced mainly by the rampaging sounds of Teutonic Thrash bands such as Kreator, Sodom as well as other old school speed/thrash bands. They arrived on the scene last year with a series of highly energetic live performances and demo tracks which soon manifested itself in physical form with the Ground Reality EP. The band is part of a metal renaissance on both sides of the Bengal border and holds a promising future. I managed to catch Samrat online while he was taking a break from all the shredding and shouting of war chants, and he was happy to answer my questions.


– Hey Samrat. I’ve been wanting to interview you since back in the day when Ground Reality’s demo version hit Youtube! How’s everything?
The skies are calm now. Just gearing up for the upcoming gig and shredding some new riffs for some new materials.


– Since Mortar has formed, the band has had somewhat of a chaotic existence. Lineup changes and everything always coming at the forefront. How’s the ride been and are you still as motivated to make neck-breaking thrash as you were in the beginning?
Great question indeed. As we find many musicians getting frustrated after not finding fellow band mates, they quit. But i have been biting my teeth together since the first day and will continue to do so. The entire band’s luck has been very unforgiving since day one but we still rise up from the ground and continue to make kickass music. Hope the current lineup stays intact for a long time and we can give you some neck breaking thrash songs.


– You put out an EP called “Ground Zero” featuring the original lineup, earlier this year. How was it received and how do you look at it now that a lot of time has passed?
Ground Zero made us come into existence, in the metal circuit as thrashers and rebels. If im not exaggerating, people from Germany and Sweden have been mailing into our email and congratulating us for making a kickass EP. I listen to the EP from time to time and it feels like there could have been a lot of changes to it. There were a lot of criticisms also, but hopefully we have managed those and we promise to learn from our mistakes. Improvisations are always an ongoing process.


– You were on the Motorhead India compilation where you decided to take up vocals. What inspired the decision to switch to the mic as well as guitars?
Well, many people are responsible for it. First of all, my brother in war, Indranil ‘Vicky’ Dasgupta has been with me for a long time and has been a well wisher of Mortar since the beginning. Along with many fans, he too complained about the vocals and pushed me for doing it. At first, it sounded like a joke because I singing is equal to a glass shattering experience. But, one fine night i tried to play Riot Of violence and started singing with it. Jumped off my chair and tried couple of songs that night. Maybe because of too much drinking or something, within the next few days, we re-recorded the Motorhead cover, I am the Sword and the end result was in front of everyone.


– How was the experience of being on a compilation with some of the best Indian bands all recording Motorhead covers? Favorite cover from the compilation?
To us, the Motorhead compilation changed everything since the entire formation of the lineup changed. It felt great to be in the same page with giants such as Millennium ,Dying Embrace and Bevar Sea. It was a great initiative and i hope Iron Fist Records comes up with further tribute and compilation albums such as this one. My favorite from the compilation has to be Iron Fist by Millennium.




– The Kolkata scene has shot up in the last few years. Tell us a bit about the metal scene in Kolkata, and your ‘Kolkata Old School Metal Association.’
KOSMA was formed by Avijit ‘Corpsegrinder’ Shyam and me in order to get everyone listen to the stuffs we hear. We started our garage gigs in February this year and already the year 2013 will be seeing 3 gigs by KOSMA. That’s an achievement allright, considering the poor audience turnout in this city and lack of interest among youngsters. If our speculation is right, then we might be able to bring outstation bands from our next gig and give them a great show.


– You’re on the bill for KOSMA’s Hard N Heavy gig. How have previous Mortar and KOSMA gigs been recieved?
As i said, audience turnouts are very less over here. There are 2 old school groups in Kolkata. KOSMA and Putrid Ascendancy. The people who come to both the gigs are same in numbers. So, we face the problems of low budget gigs, bad sound and lack of proper venues. Someday, hopefully, sun will shine more brighter over the city of joy and we will all be happy and gay.


– Tell us a bit about your side-project Steelbird.
Well, its a cover band i do with Vicky where we try out the songs we like. Nothing much to say about it.


– What’s in the future for Mortar? Any new material in the works?
A lot of songs are getting written and lot of riffs getting prepared. Wait for it.


– You’re a modern day band that plays old school thrash, like a lot of other bands nowadays. Who are your favorites from the current crop of thrash bands?
Current favorites will be Hexen, Gama Bomb, Evil Whiplash and definitely Warbringer, to name a few.


– Thanks for the interview! Hope to share the stage with you sometime within the next decade! Any parting words for the reader?
Thank you Hassan a lot for conducting this interview. Get your stuff together with Foreskin and visit India soon. Lets kill posers together. To anyone reading this, thank you for supporting the scene. No really, Thank you.



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– Hassan Dozakhi

Immoral Majority – Cut Your Losses (2013)

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Immoral Majority are  6 piece Powerviolence/Fastcore band from Portland, Oregon. They formed this year in May and apparently, with some members from another band called Crime Machine joining forces with three ladies to play loud, fast and crazy music. The result is a line-up that features 2 guitarists, 1 vocalist, 1 drummer, and 2 bassists – with one playing ‘clean’ and the other playing ‘distorted.’ If that isn’t enough, one of the guitarists swaps places with the drummer halfway through the tap. While this may come off as a gimmick at first, once you finish listening to their debut tape “Cut Your Losses” (out on Truth Decay Tapes) you’ll realize that Immoral Majority are on some real shit.

Immoral Majority deliver some 13 righteous jams in 10 minutes, starting off with an intro that features some slow, crushing heavy riffs with some movie samples over it. As I said before, these lads and lasses don’t front, and the intro sets the tone for sure. The massive riffs in the first track take you down a dark alley, and when the tape officially begins with the frantic riffage, machine-gun drumming, dual-bass assault and the frenzied vocals on the track “Noah Shirt” – you can consider yourself officially mugged. The tape follows a similar patten throughout the track-list without letting the songs run into each other – which is saying something, when so many of the Spazz/No Comment/Capitalist Casualties inspired bands these days just can’t be separated from each other. Despite having a fairly predictable slow-fast-slow-fast pattern with not much variation, all of the songs are pretty memorable in their own right, and I put it down mainly to the infectious nature of the guitar work. Some of the songs such as “Mindwire,” “Difficult Decision,” “Why Try” and “Noah Shirt” have riffs and song-sections that stick in your head for a while after you’re done listening to the tape which is a testament to the band’s ability to craft crushing Powerviolence. Moral of the story: if you’re gonna start a band in an over-populated genre, make sure you have the riffs to back your shit up. And this group sure as hell does.


The production oozes out heaviness, with the clean+distorted bass-guitar combo helping to creating a very massive sound that just bursts out your speakers without sounding very swampy or muddled so that every guitar riff can be heard in full clarity. I also quite honestly love the drum sound on this, it’s perfect for any kind of music that has anything to do with punk’s more extreme soundscapes – feels like a group of lunatics trying to break open the door of an asylum with a series of battering rams. I do wish, however, that the vocals were turned up a bit, because they just seem to get lost in the instrumental attack at times. As I said before, they’re frenzied as fuck (best way to describe them) and should be a little bit louder. Though at the end of it, as far as stuff like this goes, it’s a pretty rad production job if a bit clean or polished for my taste.

If I was to describe this band in one word, it’d be INTENSE. They don’t feign the intensity, it’s all in-your-fucking-face and it’s all real when the vocalist rips her throats out while screaming about misanthropy, rape survival, misogyny/racism/fascism, mental conditions, homophobia, religion, war and all these topics that every punk band likes to talk about. I’ll be looking out for their future material, I’d suggest you do the same.


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– Hassan Dozakhi

Albatross Interview

Albatross is a Traditional Heavy Metal band from Mumbai, India and they play perhaps the finest old school 80s metal you will ever hear from the region, married with a love for literature and concept theme based songs. A heavily active band on the live circuit, they are inspired by all the great 80s metal acts – strains of Mercyful Fate, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Queensryche are all heard in their sound. They showcased their sound on their debut EP in 2010 and then put out a split with Doom band Vestal Claret that honed their skills further.  To put it simply – Albatross comes and kicks you in the face with their brilliant song compositions led by a blistering array of riffs and enigmatic vocal attack supplemented by an engaging rhythm section. They come off as a well rounded, well honed machine – and the lyrics are something to read over and over again too. One of those bands that just excites your senses. However, if their leader Dr. Hex’s words are to be paid attention to, there’s a lot more coming from his “Horror Metal” outfit. Read on for more.


– Cheers from Pakistan! How’s everything?
Everything’s great Hassan. Thanks for those encouraging words on Facebook the other day. We’re quite happy, at least for the moment. We headline a college fest in Navi Mumbai, or New Bombay tomorrow called Rock Riot. It’s been a while since we’ve been on stage, so we’re really looking forward to kicking some butt. And soon after, we head to Australia in under 2 weeks time. We’ve been writing new material, and look forward to unleashing it upon the world at large.


– Albatross has been going on for 5 years now. How’s the journey been so far? How much has changed since those early days (other than the obvious rotating lineupo)? Notable highs and lows?
The journey’s been better than I expected, really. I remember thinking back in 2008 or so, that this band needs to go live, at least once. From there, to sharing the stage with bands like Wolf, and Kreator has really been a dream come true. The band has obviously become much more competent since the early days. I remember opening for Nervecell (Dubai) in Bangalore, at the Dinner is You launch, and hiding my face in shame, aghast at how bad we sounded. The band was drunk and all over the place. We sound significantly better now, and have grown as a unit. We perform well together, and more importantly, write well together. There are very few ego issues, and everyone comes up with songwriting ideas. We’re at our zenith, creatively, and the only bad news is, it can only go downhill from here haha.

Notable highs personally were 1. Sharing the stage with Kreator 2. Being joined on stage by Niklas from Wolf 3. Playing Nasik (a city on the outskirts of Mumbai)’s first metal fest 4. Being appreciated by bands such as Wolf, Hell, Al Atkins (first Judas Priest vocalist), Mark Shelton from Manilla Road, Denner + Timi from Mercyful Fate, etc.  5. Having Matt Thompson from King Diamond, my favourite band wear a ‘Dinner is You’ tee. Lows include 1. Having Burning Sea, Croatia cancelled days before we were setting out 2. Having a show in Ladakh cancelled because of political turmoil 3. Having a show in Shillong cancelled, while we were in the region because of alas…political turmoil 4. Having former members leave (it was saddening at the time) 5. Looking at the band’s bank account on a daily basis haha.


– You’re signed onto Transcending Obscurity now and from what I know, a full length album is slated for 2014. What other labels have you been on before and how does TO differ from them in their approach?
Dinner is You was released via Demonstealer Records, a label owned by Sahil Makhija, one of India’s metal’s best known figures; and Kissing Flies was released by Roadcrew Records, run by Madhav Ravindranath, one of the band’s best friends. Both Sahil and Madhav are very good friends, and were really competent at pushing the Albatross name to the best of their abilities. Kunal’s also been a friend for a really long time, and it’s great to see Transcending Obscurity make a foray into releasing bands across various subgenres of metal. What I like best about KC is that he doesn’t compromise on quality, even if he makes a smaller margin in the process. He’s going to be releasing our tshirt shortly, and if the sample print is anything to go by…it’s going to blow minds. KC’s always willing to listen to suggestions, which is another very admirable quality in a label owner. We’re sure our upcoming release will be our finest one yet.


– In terms of songwriting there’s been a considerable leap from the material on the first EP to the stuff on the split with Vestal Claret. The newer material comes off as being more daring and intricate while maintaining the zest and flair – in fact building upon it. With that in mind – how do you see the band’s sound evolving on the next release?
We were just finding our footing in Dinner is You. We went all out in Kissing Flies. ‘Fear From the Skies’ will be a marriage of both worlds, it’s daring but more restrained at the same time. It’s eccentric, and far more listenable at the same time. It’s probably the most heavy metal album we’ve done, but it is anything but a heavy metal album. Just when you think you have the sound figured out, there’s going to be a surprise, and voila…you were mistaken, and it’s anything but how you thought the song would sound. Hope this is useful info, Hassan haha…


– You were on the Motorhead India compilation with a cover of “God Was Never On That Side” which showed off the sublime vocal talents of Biporshee. Any chance of more covers in the future, at the live front at least?
Definitely. We have already performed Holy Diver (Dio, check youtube for link) and Nightcrawler (Judas Priest, on, We had this intra band activity recently, where we each had to pick one cover to perform, and Nishith picked Tornado of Souls by Megadeth. We were recently thinking of putting our own spin on a Metallica song as well. But the priority as of now, is to write as much new music as we can.



– The band appears to be well-read; and it shows in the lyrics and themes that accompany the haunting music. What are some of your favorite authors?
Haha, I think I’m the only regular reader in the band. My favourite writers are China Mieville, Jeff Vandermeer, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, M John Harrison, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe. Ray Bradbury, Trudi Canavan, etc. Of course, I think King Diamond is the best writer alive, but obviously he doesn’t write books…


– Traditional Heavy Metal is well-loved by almost every metalhead. How come there aren’t many bands of that style present in India right now?
I think clean vocals have gone out of vogue. When we started out, we were often asked why we don’t have growling in our music. I mean, no offense to growlers (I love growls/distorted vocals), but from the invention of music to around 1980 there was no growling in music. Bhoomi is a great band with clean style vocals, and you must also check out Hellwind and Blood and Iron. But to answer your question, I think musicians/music lovers overthinking about (the bogus concept of) evolution in music; somehow consider this style being synonymous with ‘being stuck in the 80s’. But fuck that, everything was better in the old school.


– Albatross has done 2 nation-wide tours. Which begs this important question: which city has the best food?? And of course, the best metal fans in India?
Bangalore for food. No questions asked. We look forward to breakfast as much as we look forward to playing Bangalore shows, whenever we are booked there. I guess in terms of responsiveness, nothing beats the show we played at Nasik. This was a crowd which had been dying for a metal gig, and hence they showed up in droves to support us. But all the festivals we’ve played have been in Bangalore, and hence, I’m quite partial to the city haha.



– You’re touring Australia starting from the 16th of this month. How’d that come about, and what are you expecting from the land down under? Who are the bands you’re playing with?
My friend Andy, bassist of Lord and head of Dominus Entertainment, booked us for 3 shows down under earlier this year.We’re very excited to be taking Albatross to another country. The lineups are as follows:

Friday, 25th October, Melbourne:
Saturday, 26th October, Sydney:
Sunday, 27th October, Wollongong:


– You’ve been around for 5 years and the Indian scene has grown a lot in that time. What are 5 Indian Metal bands that you would recommend to the reader?
These are my 5 favourite Indian bands

1. Bevar Sea (Bangalore)
2. Kryptos (Bangalore)
3. Djinn and Miskatonic (Bangalore)
4. Dying Embrace (Bangalore)
5. Gaia’s Throne (Pune)

But readers should totally check out all the band’s on Kunal’s label. Each of them kicks butt.


– Thank you for answering these questions. I hope one day when the security situation in Pakistan is resolved and our two countries’ ties improved, we can have Albatross play here.
That’s a no brainer. It’s practically the same country, divided by two silly concepts called politics and religion. I really hope Albatross can tour Pakistan, at least one during my lifetime; as I don’t think metalheads care too much for either concept. I’ve attended metal gigs outside India, and metal lovers are the same everywhere in the world. Let’s hope we share the stage someday.




Transcending Obscurity

– Hassan Dozakhi

Grave Miasma – Odori Sepulcrorum (2013)


UK Death Metallers, Grave Miasma have gained a very good reputation in the Death Metal underground over the years with their dense, atmospheric style of compositions, which is quite clearly influenced by New York Death Metal bands such as Incantation and Morpheus Descends. Yet, they manage to stand apart rather than being an obvious, uninspired clone. Formed in 2002 as Goat Molestor, they have kept their sound and style completely intact, but with the progression of time, their songwriting has definitely matured.

Their debut album, Odori Sepulcrorum, is the result of all the experience and skill they have gained over the years with their two EPs and constant touring with other bands of a high caliber. The composition style is signature Grave Miasma with non-muted tremolo riffs and heavy, doomy passages. This time, however, it is done with a much more logical progression and arranged into interesting song structures, contrary to a lot of their older compositions, which consisted of few riffs played over the entire song length and lacked some of the dynamics that this album has. Although their older formula worked wonders due to their immensely powerful atmosphere, the compositions here are far more gripping, making it a compelling listen throughout its playing time. All instruments are drenched in an ideal amount of reverb, bestowing a cryptic atmosphere upon them. Although other bands in the vein of Grave Miasma also focus in creating a dark and menacing atmosphere, they don’t quite do it the same way. Their focus is merely on obtaining the sound on an amplifier and putting it through the right effects in the studio. On the other hand, Grave Miasma realizes the importance of composition and execution to evoke a feeling of evil, keeping the effects a strictly secondary (yet important) part of the equation. I doubt that any random combination of notes, combined with the right effects creates the same feeling as carefully crafted songs.

Songwriting and music aside, the band also realizes the importance of aesthetics in Death Metal. The artwork and lyrics are in perfect resonance with each other and with the music. The lyrics deal with various occult practices and spiritual awakening. Reading the lyrics sheet while listening to the music adds to the overall atmosphere of the album – another indicator of how well-done this album is. Odori Sepulcrorum is my favourite Death Metal album of 2013, only second to Colored Sands (Gorguts). Now, to wait for the new Dead Congregation (whenever it comes out).


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– Rohit Chaoji

Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979) [CLASSIC REVIEWS]

We have guest writers doing classic reviews from time to time. This time around, Shams Us Zuha from Lahore decides to review Joy Division’s classic debut album.


I’ve been a big follower of Steven Wilson, well known as the frontman of the prog rock outfit Porcupine Tree. And one of the most oft-repeated bands in his monthly playlists is Joy Division. That’s how I was first introduced to this album and hence Post-Punk. And so I’ve tried not to miss any aspect of this record.

The change from Joy Division to New Order following Ian’s suicide should be enough to convince anybody that he was the soul of the group. Sure, he had help! Hook, Hannett, those drum patterns that so disturbingly mirrored Ian’s own epileptic fits. He’d dance that way, like he was having a fit. Then he’d have an actual fit, but it’d be a good few minutes before anybody realized. Ian had an interest in all things German. Were Joy Division Nazis? Or was Ian just plugged into something? By all accounts, off-stage, out of the studio – he was quiet, thoughtful. But, you know. It was the times. Punk had happened but was on the verge of imploding. Britain suffered from poverty and everything seemed bleak – let’s look to Germany. Musical influences? Kraftwerk sounded like aliens. Iggy Pop was debauched yet utterly cool. Fans of the Velvet Underground were still some sort of secret society – the group had yet to pass into being ‘classic rock’, or anything like that. Joy Division combined a number of influences that added to the playing style of the rhythm section and the production skills of Martin Hannett created something unique. Of course, you also had the lyrics, the artwork. Everything combined together. You had the physicality of Ian Curtis on stage.

Have you ever made a suicide pact with someone? Young love, perhaps? This girl wore an ‘Unknown Pleasures’ t-shirt. Two people totally together, two people who both wanted to die because they couldn’t always be physically together. Poverty, bleakness. All this is cliché, but sometimes it actually happens, and Joy Division aren’t the cause of that! Their music becomes this wonderful discovery. You end up watching poor quality videos of Joy Division with all the curtains shut even though the sun is shining brightly outside. BECAUSE the sun is shining brightly outside. You cry for three days solid when the girl leaves. You can’t be together all of the time. You walk the streets at night with ‘Disorder’ running through your brain. “Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeeeeling.” Raised, a shout, a call, a cry for help. Please let me feel something other than this. And then of course, ‘Day Of The Lords’ which sounds like the whole world is ending. The thing about Joy Division, ‘Disorder’ for example is just great, a genuinely great Rock n Roll song. You don’t have to have ever made a suicide pact with anybody in order to think it’s a wonderfully great song.



Joy Division were almost perfect right from the start. Almost perfect. They had recorded a number of songs, far more straightforward punk, and also recorded an album for RCA records that was horribly produced and sapped the power from the group. That was before ‘Unknown Pleasures’ though. Martin Hannett was the catalyst. He enabled the group to produce the sounds they desired. Echo, haunting soundscapes. ‘Candidate’ has everything, the quintessential sound of ‘Unknown Pleasures’. “there’s blood on your fingers…. I worked hard for this….. you treat me like this.” A few of the songs here start in almost complete silence. ‘Insight’ is one of those. But then you have something like ‘New Dawn Fades’. Ian was a wonderful writer. A wonderful writer. Many rock lyrics, written out on a piece of paper, look like shit. They may sound great when sung, but they aren’t exactly poetry. Ian could really write. These lyrics work as well as literature as they do song lyrics. Now, think about this. You try doing it! You have to be either a poet, or a song lyricist. You can’t ever be both – if you try, you’ll suck at least one of those disciplines, and yeah, I include both Patti Smith and Bob Dylan in that. I don’t include Ian Curtis. There’s a thought he’d have gone on to write novels, and given up music. I can believe it. Where was I? It’s getting late I guess. Ah, yeah. ‘New Dawn Fades’…… I struggle to describe this song. It’s so dark and heavy; it really makes the supposedly dark and ‘satanic’ Black Sabbath seem like a kids cartoon. You want music to reflect and create the feeling of a horror movie? Joy Division did that, and more. They reflected real life, far more horrific. They also included a bass player who sounded like nobody else and a guitarist who was at least as good, if not better, than any other ‘punk’ group around.

‘She’s Lost Control’ is groovy rhythms, strange rhythms, very melodic whilst still retaining the darkness you can either immerse yourself in, take solace from, or simply ignore and enjoy the fantastic music. ‘Shadowplay’ is pretty much perfect. Just wait for the instrumental section. The guitar is genuinely fantastic guitar, quite unlike a punk guitar, but more punk than anything else. The guitar in Joy Division rarely provided the melody. With ‘Unknown Pleasures’, with ‘Shadowplay’ – the bass and drums provide the melody. Specifically the bass. The guitar is allowed free to provide both ‘percussion’ – and in this case, wonderful solos. Full of melody, actually, come to think of it! Rock n Roll! ‘Wilderness’ is all echoed drums, all bass rhythms and melodies. ‘Interzone’ is easily the most straightforward song on the entire record. Just a two minute punk styled blast. It has a place, though. The final song sounds like someone falling apart. This is scary, frightening. ‘Unknown Pleasures’, like ‘Closer’ which followed, is an album that begs to be listened to attentively, from beginning to end. It’s one of the greatest debut albums ever made, and even made a small profit for Factory Records – the groups label. It wasn’t by any means a best-seller, but it influenced a lot of groups that followed. This is a classic album, as simple as that. The small fact that ‘Interzone’ within itself isn’t a masterpiece isn’t going to sway me, because it fits.



– Shams Us Zuha

Grossty Interview

Grossty is a self-described “gross and nasty” grindcore band from Bangalore – quickly becoming renowned as the hub of extreme music in South Asia. The city serves up it’s share of Doom, Death, Black and Thrash Metal but the craziest circle there is the Grindcore one – and Grossty are among the top tier. A regular at the Undergrind fest, they’ve shared the stage with premier Singaporean grind act Wormrot as well! Hell, I don’t wanna waste my time talking about them; read my review if you want an introduction to their music. Otherwise, just read this interview – these guys are the zaniest fuckers in South Asia!

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– Hey lads. How goes the grinding?
Grinding has been orgasmic cuz We been grinding infected pussy buns. “Our cocks, her ass; get grinded”.


– For those who are unfamiliar with the band; who exactly comprise the lineup and how did you guys come to exist?
Bad Influence – Vox
Kuchi – Drums
Monk Killa – Guitar
Orphan – Bass
Pimp – Vox


– The self-titled EP released last year has been received very well by grind fans. Did you boys expect such a reaction?
We anticipated a mediocre response. Howeva We were proven incorrect by kaput, pure, mucus licking grindcore tranny nature fuckers. Thanks a sis fukin ton to them.


– You recently got signed onto Transcending Obscurity. How’d that come about and what exactly is the label going to do for you guys?
The owner of Transcending Obscurity, Choksi has been our pal since months and finally He wanted to sign us. We nodded our conks with zero reluctance for 2 malodorous reasons.

Firstly He has been our good pal and secondly He is a grind head ninny. Label is gonna assist us to dry hump the grind fans.


– Apparently Grossty shows are absolutely crazy! What’s the craziest thing that’s happened at one of your shows?
All the gigs been the same and really normal. Few normalities include mass wanking session, playing with zit enriched muscle stuffed logs etc.


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– You guys put out a split record with some other crazy Bangalore Grind bands. How’s the grindcore scene over there and where do you see it in the next 5 years?
Bangalore is the best massage parlor of India for the punters. We refer massage parlor to grind scene and punters to grind conks. We really salute few grind dolts in here who incepted to play grind a decade ago. Its gonna be massive as protruding boobies with risqué nipples in the next 5 years.


– I heard through someone that some of you are involved in a side-project that plays in a more Powerviolence style. Care to shed some light on that?
Bad Influence, Orphan and Grossty’s bouncer named Kevin gotta Power Violence band called “Abolish Morning”.

Kevin, Pimp, Lalge (Guitarist of a brutal death metal band named Perforated Limb) and Orphan gotta a punk band called “Scally”.

Also Orphan, Kuchi and Pimp play for a black metal band called “Dark Desolation” alongside 2 other guitarists.


– What does the future hold for Grossty? Gigs, albums, etc?
Plan to defecate our debut full length ASAP and avidly anticipating that futile day to play in OEF. In the meanwhile, We’ll keep playing local gigs, thereby ramifying the normality.


– What’s your top 5 grindcore albums?
Desperately Insensitive – Cripple Bastards
World Extermination – Insect Warfare
Farmer’s Wrath – Birdflesh
Helvete – Nasum
Inside the Torn Apart – Napalm Death


– Thanks for answering the questions. Do come to Pakistan and grind with us some time. We’ll drink bhang and smoke Afghan Hashish! Any last words for the reader?
We r desperate to play in Pak alongside you guys. Our desperation is akin to a normal guy without forelimbs who craves to wank off.
We checked your band and its crust as fuk which We love.
Most importantly, Bong and Afghan Hashish sound granny nature fukin buccal cavity watering.
Kindly include Pak’s love canals and oxters

Grossty xpress its grossty gratitude to Hassan and his band. For readers, We got nix to say. Just get be normal and get wasted.




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– Hassan Dozakhi