Dying Out Flame
Band Photo: Dying Out Flame (?)
From: Kathmandu, Nepal
Last Known Status: Active
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Nepal's Dying Out Flame - which was covered in our look at the Kathmandu underground metal scene - has signed a deal with Xtreem Music to release debut album "Shiva Rudrastakam." The label comments:
"Self-defined as 'Vedic death metal,' Dying Out Flame is a fucking brutal and technical yet original Death Metal band hailing from Kathmandu (Nepal) that plays a ferocious style reminiscent of bands like for example Vital Remains, Krisiun, Hate Eternal, Deicide, Nile... blending it with vedic chants and ancient period of hinduism. Something quite original that instantly puts this band aside from your usual conception or whatever kind of death metal you've heard before.
"Dying Out Flame's debut album is entitled 'Shiva Rudrastakam,' containing 6 tracks in over 35 minutes that was released just 10 days ago in a very limited unofficial edition just for their local shows and it's now going to be officially released with improved artwork and the usual worldwide distribution and promotion that Xtreem Music provides to its bands."
The album is due out August 15th, 2014 and the track listing is as follows:
1. Praise of the Omnipresent One
2. Shiva Rudrastakam
3. Eternal Mother of Great Time
5. Maisasura Maridini
6. Trinetra Dhari (Three Eyed One) More...
Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can hear music from the band via the Dying Out Flame Facebook profile here.
Dying Out Flame, one of several bands showcased in our recent Unearthing The Metal Underground In Nepal, is preparing debut full-length album "Shiva Rudrastakam" for a tentative late April release. For now, Metalunderground.com is proud to host the exclusive premiere of the album's title track.
Dying Out Flame formed in 2011 in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has quickly become a hot sensation among that city's burgeoning underground extreme metal scene. The band's self-described "Vedic metal" incorporates Eastern cultural elements and traditional musical twists with searing tech-death, a combination that should intrigue fans of acts such as Nile.
Led by composer, vocalist, and bassist Aabeg Gautam, Dying Out Flame's lineup currently includes Saujanya Pahadi (guitar), Bikalpa (guitar), Prachanda Amatya (drums), and Nakchu Gurung (female vocals).
Known mainly in the West as home to the arresting Himalayan heights and neighbor to every misguided hippie’s favorite destination of Tibet, Nepal is a unique little country that, like many Asian enclaves, bears a richly extensive history that belies its pin-on-the-map size.
Viewed in a metal context, Nepal’s growing foothold in the headbanging underground proves an even greater curiosity – though thanks to the Sam Dunns of the world and our great global network of online journalism, that curiosity is transforming from a novelty to the norm before our eyes. Cultural and language barriers can only hold back the equalizing brotherhood of metal for so long.
The twenty-first century has thus far seen a rapid expansion in the local metal scene of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and largest city. It’s primarily an extreme affair. Inspired by trailblazing death metal acts such as UgraKarma and championed on regional web communities KTMRocks and Nepal Underground, the bands here tend to embrace aggression and brutality with a fresh enthusiasm that conjures a strange, sweet, almost innocent nostalgia.
According to Davin Shakya, audio engineer and founder of symphonic black/death metal act Kalodin, the reasons are as much technological as cultural. “The production here is not up to par compared to the international bands we listen to,” he explains. “Mainly because there aren’t many musical production courses. Engineers here have to study everything on their own and find their way out by trial and error. It’s improving, though.”
Such a grassroots-by-necessity approach calls to mind the trials by which Western engineers learned to produce thrash and death metal throughout the ‘80s. Innovative leaps in musicianship were forced to wait for the technology to catch up. This period of exploration was the perfect breeding ground for exciting, energetic, envelope-pushing music, and more than two decades later, Kathmandu is experiencing its own evolution and refinement of extreme metal.
It’s also placing its own unique stamp on the genre. Playing the heaviest and darkest of metal offers a special opportunity to entwine it with regional culture, whether through sound or attitude, and enrich the ever-expanding genre web. Take a look at some of Kathmandu’s highlights and rising stars since the dawn of the millennium. More...