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Rudra

Formed: 1992
From: Singapore
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Rudra News

Below is our complete Rudra news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Rudra Posts New Song Online

Singapore metallers Rudra will be releasing the new album "Brahmavidya: Immortal I" on March 3rd, 2011. The band has now issued the following brief update about streaming a new song onlien from the album:

"A new song added from the forthcoming album: check out 'Ravenous Theories of Deception' from the forthcoming 'Brahmavidya: Immortal I'."

You can check out the new song "Ravenous Theories of Deception" through the official Rudra MySpace profile.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Now, Therefore……
2. Illusory Enlightenment
3. Ravenous Theories of Deception
4. Vultures of Slavery
5. Incredulous Void
6. Sinister Devotion
7. Harrowing Carrions of Syllogism
8. Embryonic Theologies
9. Supposed Sages of Sensuality
10. Hymns of the Immortal Self
11. Advaita Samrajya

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Rudra Posts New Album Artwork

Singapore based metal act Rudra is set to release the new album "Brahmavidya: Immortal I" on March 3rd, 2011. The band has now posted the artwork online for the album, which can be viewed at this location.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Now, Therefore……
2. Illusory Enlightenment
3. Ravenous Theories of Deception
4. Vultures of Slavery
5. Incredulous Void
6. Sinister Devotion
7. Harrowing Carrions of Syllogism
8. Embryonic Theologies
9. Supposed Sages of Sensuality
10. Hymns of the Immortal Self
11. Advaita Samrajya

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Rudra Announces "Brahmavidya: Immortal I" Release

Singapore's Rudra has issued the following announcement about the release date of the band's new album:

"The release date for Brahmavidya: Immortal I has been set for 3rd March 2011. The album will be released independently via Sonic Blast Media, and for the first time fans will be able to have a premium Vinyl LP edition of a Rudra album. Official Press release will follow soon."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Now, Therefore……
2. Illusory Enlightenment
3. Ravenous Theories of Deception
4. Vultures of Slavery
5. Incredulous Void
6. Sinister Devotion
7. Harrowing Carrions of Syllogism
8. Embryonic Theologies
9. Supposed Sages of Sensuality
10. Hymns of the Immortal Self
11. Advaita Samrajya

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Rudra Announces New Album Track Listing

Singapore's Rudra has issued the following brief update about the release of the band's new album:

"Salutations, the release date for the final chapter to the Brahmavidya trilogy entitled 'Brahmavidya: Immortal I' will be announced within a week. Here is a preview of the song titles."

1. Now, Therefore……
2. Illusory Enlightenment
3. Ravenous Theories of Deception
4. Vultures of Slavery
5. Incredulous Void
6. Sinister Devotion
7. Harrowing Carrions of Syllogism
8. Embryonic Theologies
9. Supposed Sages of Sensuality
10. Hymns of the Immortal Self
11. Advaita Samrajya

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Rudra Going Independent

Singapore's Rudra has issued the following announcement about forgoing record label support and going independent:

"Salutations, Rudra shall be going independent. It has become almost impossible for any medium or big record labels to have us on their roster. CD sales are dipping and illegal downloads are rising.

"It is the smaller bands like us who suffer the blow. And the record labels too. So the only logical step for us to move forward is to go independent. More details about Brahmavidya: Immortal I's release shall be announced soon."

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Rudra Comments On New Tour Dates

Singapore metallers Rudra recently announced they will be performing shows featuring female vocals and a collaboration with the Maya Dance Theatre. Rudra guitarist Vinod has issued the following statement about the shows:

"It is a new experience for me and the band. Watching how the dance moves told a story was overwhelming. The event is now only days away. Rehearsals have been extremely fun as it has not felt like our usual jamming sessions with only 4 of us, but this time a crew consisting of dancers, a flautist and a female backup vocalist.

"Not forgetting our rearrangements to some of our songs, less extreme but still maintaining our heaviness and groove. Followers of Rudra, you wouldn't want to miss this authentic performance. Our first and probably never again. See you guys then."

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Rudra Comments On Upcoming Shows

Singapore metal act Rudra has issued the following announcement about two upcoming live shows:

"Two nights at the Esplanade. It shall be two special nights to remember for the band as we play a repertoire of songs from all our albums with the accompaniment of the Indian Flute, female classical vocals & chants. The songs have been specially rearranged to accentuate the mystical metal experience.

"There shall be another surprise on the 2nd night where we will present a unique collaboration of heavy metal and dance/movement in collaboration with Maya Dance Theatre. Make a date with us! Check out here and here."

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Rudra to Collaborate with Dance Theatre Company

Vedic metal band Rudra will be collaborating with Singaporean dance company Maya Dance Theatre, as part of the Kalaa Utsavan (Indian Festival of Arts) Festival 2010 organized by The Esplanade. This collaboration will showcase the growls and speed of death metal music through the flow and artistry of dance. The event is set to take place November 17, 2010 at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. For more information, visit the Esplanade or Apsara Asiaweb sites.

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Rudra To Headline Baybeats Festival

The 2010 edition of the Baybeats festival is set to take place from August 20th - 22nd. Singapore based metallers Rudra have announced they will be headlining the Powerhouse Stage the night of August 20th. Additional details on the Baybeats festival can be found at this location.

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Rudra Announces New Album Title

Singapore based metallers Rudra have issued the following update about the title of their upcoming album:

"Greetings. The third chapter in the trilogy is titled 'Brahmavidya: Immortal I' with 11 tracks, and is well on it's way to completion with drums and guitars already tracked, and recording shall be completed by the end of April. Release date shall be announced soon!"

Rudra also has the following upcoming live show:

4/17 2010 Black Revelations 2010 - Home Club Singapore, South

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Rudra Posts New Music Video Online

Singapore based metallers Rudra have posted a music video online for the track "Hymns From The Blazing Chariot," which can be viewed below. The video, which was directed by Jacen Tan, is a re-imagination of the ancient Sanskrit text "The Bhagavad Gita."

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Rudra To Screen New Music Video

Sinpagore based metallers Rudra have issued the following update about premiering the new music video for the track "Hymns From The Blazing Chariot:"

"'Hymns from the Blazing Chariot', our new music video directed by award-winning filmmaker Jacen Tan will premiere at The Substation on 7th Dec 2009, 8pm. Based on the song's lyrics and concept, the explosive music video is a re-imagination of the ancient Sanskrit text 'The Bhagavad Gita', one of the most important philosophical classics of the world.

"It is a dream come true to make this video, which is a great visual representation of Rudra's music. The video interweaves brutal band performances with storyline battle scenes, created with visual effects compositing and computer animation. Check out the event on Facebook.

"To thank Rudra fans for their years of support, entry is free (pay as you want) for the event on 7 Dec 2009. Limited seats are available, to reserve seats email tickets@hosaywood.com."

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Rudra To Re-Issue "The Aryan Crusade"

Trinity Records has issued the following announcement about re-issuing the Rudra album "The Aryan Crusade" with two extra bonus tracks:

"To those who are searching for older albums of Rudra, now is your time to rejoice, because we will be re-issuing their long out of print album, ‘The Aryan Crusade’. And to make it ever more exciting and even worthy for a second buy to those who already have a copy of it, we will be including two exclusive bonus tracks on it. One is a cover of Death’s ‘Forgotten Past’ and the other one is an original entitled ‘Crucifixation’.

"‘The Aryan Crusade’ was Rudra’s sophomore full length album and was originally released on 2001. The controversial title allowed the band to make inroads in using authentic vedic etymology to destroy people’s imaginations of many Vedic words. In the process the album broke new grounds, both lyrically and musically, which won them attention from all parts of the metal world. With many good reviews, this album created a cult following for the band not just in Asia but in other parts of the world as well. In fact, many fans would swear that this is INDEED the definitive VEDIC METAL album."

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Rudra Posts New Music Video Teaser Trailer

Singapore based metallers Rudra have posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming music video "Hymns from the Blazing Chariot." The video clip can be viewed below. The music video for "Hymns from the Blazing Chariot" was directed by Jacen Tan and will be released later this year. More...

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Rudra Cancels Hong Kong Tour Date

Singapore based metal band Rudra has issued the following announcement about canceling their upcoming show in Hong Kong:

"To the organiser, Hong Kong metalheads and fans of Rudra:

"It is with extreme regret that we, Rudra, had to cancel the concert appearance at Hong Kong scheduled for 11th July 2009 due to the outbreak of the influenza A(H1N1) virus. The number of cases reported in Singapore has been increasing by the day and is travel related. Although there is currently no travel restrictions advised by the World Health Organisation and the local Health Authorities, we were compelled to make this decision in view of the serious implications in the event of an infection. Everyone in the band was looking forward to the show and we were fully prepared to give one of our best shows. It is in our immediate plans to play in Hong Kong as soon as possible when the situation improves. Please accept our humble apologies and we look forward to being with you soon."

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Rudra Introduce New Guitarist

Singapore-based metallers, RUDRA, have issued the following update:

"It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the entry of our new guitarist, Vinod. He isn't someone new to Rudra or the Singaporean metal scene. Vinod has played in many bands before and has been known to us for almost 8 years. We are looking forward to writing the new album and touring with him." - Rudra bassist/vocalist Kathir.

Says Vinod, "It is truly an honour to be chosen and be part of Rudra, a pioneer metal band. The first extreme metal band I listened to that inspired me and made me believe it is possible for local Singaporeans to start a band and be successful. I've known the members for a while. And now being in the band, I'm excited to work with them. Thus looking forward to contribute my part in the upcoming albums."

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Rudra Parts Ways With Guitarist Selvam

Singapore based metal band Rudra has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their guitarist:

"Today is an emotional day for Rudra. It is with great pain that we are releasing this news that the band has decided to part ways with Selvam.

"We wish Selvam our best in his future endeavours. We are thankful to him for the good moments and for producing 4 memorable albums with us. Rudra is currently negotiating with a few guitarists who could possibly join us. It is a very stressful period for us right now as we are headlining the Tomahawk festival in about 3 weeks. Anyways, Rudra will not let anyone down."

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Rudra Streaming New Song "Amartasyaputra" Online

Singapore's Rudra are currently streaming online the track "Amartasyaputra," which is from their upcoming album "Brahmavidya: Transcendental I." The song can be heard in the media center at the Trinity Records website.

"Brahmavidya: Transcendental I" is set to be released in Europe on July 6th. A North American release date has not yet been announced.

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Rudra Posts Two New Songs Online

Two latest tracks from the upcoming album by Singaporean Vedic Metallers, Rudra has been posted on their Myspace player.

RUDRA's forthcoming album is the second installment of the "Brahmavidya" trilogy, which is set to be released on the 15th of April via Trinity Records, Hongkong.

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Rudra Releases New Album Details

Singapore based death metal band Rudra has issued the following update about their new album:

Wishing all of you an exciting and meaningful 2009. The band is pleased to announce the title of the forthcoming album. The album shall bear the name 'Brahmavidya: Transcendental I'. It shall feature fourteen tracks with a total running time of about 70 minutes, produced by Joshua G. Nair & Sean Loo.

However, the bad news is that the band had to prematurely terminate its relationship with Trinity Records Hong Kong. The band is currently shopping for a new label home or labels willing to secure territorial licenses. This setback may delay the release of the CD. More updates will be coming your way soon

Brahmavidya: Transcendental I's track listing:

1. Bhagavatpada Namaskara
2. Ravens of Paradise
3. Amrtasyaputra
4. Hymns from the Blazing Chariot
5. Meditations at Dawn
6. Advaitamrta
7. Natural Born Ignorance
8. Immortality Roars
9. Reversing the Currents
10. Venerable Opposites
11. Avidya Nivrtti
12. Not the Seen but the Seer
13. Adiguru Namastubhyam
14. Majestic Ashtavakra

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