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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 Completes Recording Of New Album

Singapore's long-running Vedic metallers Rudra have completed work on their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album, which according to that band will be the second installment in the "Brahmavidya" trilogy. The album will be mixed by Joshua and Sean of Black Isle Studios and mastered by the indomitable Alan Douches (Nile, Mastadon, Sepultura, every album ever). The band is aiming for a January 2009 release on Trinity Records Hong Kong. Known for their trailblazing approach to extreme metal (that of combining traditional classical Indian melodies with a potent blend of black metal, thrash and death), Rudra are already hard at work on their next album, the third and final chapter of the trilogy, and promise to deliver a "fusion Vedic metal rock" album.

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Rudra Sign to Trinity Records

Singaporean metallers RUDRA have inked a six-album deal with Hong Kong's Trinity Records. The group's first release for the label will be a reissue of their fourth album, "Brahmavidya: Primordial I" (the first part of a triology), which originally came out in 2005.

RUDRA is currently writing material for the second and third installments of the trilogy, planned for release in early 2008. The band will enter Blackisle Studios once again in July 2007 with producers Joshua Nair and Sean Loo.

Other RUDRA albums to be re-released by Trinity Records during 2007/2008:

* The re-recorded version of "Kurukshetra", RUDRA's third album, which has been out of print for a long time.
* RUDRA's debut album, "Rudra", which was originally released in 1998 on Candlelight Productions.
* "The Aryan Crusade", the group's second album which won them worldwide acclaim in 2001. More...

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Rudra Part Ways With Guitarist

Singaporean metallers RUDRA have issued the following update:

"Kannan [guitar] has decided to part ways with RUDRA. He will be relocating to Australia and the band wishes him the best of luck in the future and a big thanks for his monumental contribution to RUDRA. However, the band hopes that his departure is temporary. The band is presently auditioning guitarists and will announce the replacement real soon."

RUDRA last year severed ties with Demonzend Records (a.k.a. Demonzend Enterprise), the label that issued the group's last album, "Brahmavidya: Primordial I", and re-released their debut CD.

RUDRA is currently seeking a new label home.

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Rudra Splits With Demonzend Records

Singaporean metallers RUDRA have severed ties with Demonzend Records (a.k.a. Demonzend Enterprise), the label that issued the group's last album, "Brahmavidya: Primordial I", and re-released their debut CD. With immediate effect, the copyright to both recordings will revert to the band.

RUDRA is currently seeking a new label home.

As previously reported, RUDRA will be doing three dates in the U.S. during the month of January. The details are as follows:

Jan. 20 - Heathen Crusade Metalfest II - The Quest - Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 21 - North 6th - Brooklyn, NY
Jan. 23 - Samba Club - Philadelphia, PA

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Rudra Announce US Tour Dates

Singapore's RUDRA have announced the following U.S. tour dates:

January 20 - St. Paul, MN @ Heathen Crusade Metalfest II
January 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ North Six (downstairs)
January 23 - Philadelpha, PA @ Samba Club

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Heathen Crusade 2 Announced

The second anual Heathen Crusade music festival has been announced. The festival will take place at the Quest Night Club in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, January 20, 2007. The festival is an 18 and older event. Confirmed bands are as follows:

Dark Forest
Will of the Ancients
Hordes of Yore

More info and updates are available at the festival's website, http://www.heathencrusade.com/hc2/index2.htm

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