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Below is our complete Satanik 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.


Unearthing The Metal Underground In Bangladesh

With a population of 160 million people, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The country's attitude of cultural tolerance (Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists live side-by-side) is reflected in their tastes in metal (well, at least in this article).

This Unearthing segment includes three bands of disparate styles from the city of Dhaka. The wide scope of sounds documented in the following video includes death metal, black metal, atmospheric, neo-classical, thrash, and progressive, many derived from a sole band!


Mostly unknown in the West, Artcell is one of the most celebrated rock acts of Bangladesh. They play arenas, appear on TV shows and have over 479,000 likes on their Facebook page. In addition to the Sabbath-thy heaviness of debut "Onnoshomoy," Artcell has an affinity for melody and acoustic guitar. I'm not sure what the band sings about because all lyrics are sung in Bengali, but his voice is harmonious and passionate. Whatever he's saying, their crowds respond well. As with most prog bands, Artcell has an outstanding bass sound, very warm.


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Ptahil Releases MCD, "Ortus"

Indiana black metal project PTAHIL has released debut MCD, "Ortus," via Stronghold Records. Formed in 2009 by multi-instruimentalist J. Mhaghnuis.

The tracklisting for "Ortus" is as follows:
1. "The Infinite Truth Of The Word Of God Is Translated By Corrupt Fallen Man"
2. "Dies Irae! Dies Illa! Solvet Saeclum In Favilla!"

Check out sample tracks on the official PTAHIL MySpace page.

In addition, three songs have been recorded for a split CD release with Satanik. The release is due out sometime in 2010.

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