Let me ask everyone a question: what do you know about Bangladeshi metal bands, specifically the underground bands? I don't know much either, so we're in the same boat. But as odd as it may sound to some, Bangladesh (officially, the People's Republic of Bangladesh), this South Asian country with a population of 165 million, has a vivid and blooming underground metal scene with a number of bands who are very committed to their craft and making music that they love without outside pressure.
We here at the headquarters of The Metal Crypt decided to dig into the underground a bit and invited a few musicians from the Bangladeshi metal scene to reveal some of the secrets of the fertile metal culture of their home country, which we are very grateful to all of them for doing.
Now it's time for you to educate yourself about bands like Chronicles, Karmant, Overlord, and so on...
When you decided to form/join this band, what did you want to achieve?
Amir Abdullah Khan Kafi (CHRONICLES): The band was formed by five friends who all loved extreme metal music. The band was formed in 2015 in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. At that time, there was not a proper underground metal scene in Mymensingh unlike the capital city of Dhaka.
There were lots of outstanding bands (Orator, Severe Dementia, Warhound, Morbidity, Nafarmaan, Jahiliyah, etc.) with outstanding records from Dhaka. These bands hooked us on this type of music, and we really wanted to form a band. Chronicles was basically formed to start an era of underground metal scene in our hometown and let people know about extreme metal and particularly death metal.
Chronicles was formed with an ideology and ethics belonging to old school death metal.
Since 2015, Chronicles has appeared live in Mymensingh and preached death metal.
Zarif (OVERLORD): The band was formed purely out of passion and there was no big goal in the beginning to be honest. However, as the band gained momentum with time, some small goals were set like releasing at least one album and one music video, then getting a record label and what not. The overarching philosophy of the band is to speak our minds and relay our expressions through music and words which resonate for the oppressed voices around us.
Zami Hossain (KARMANT): Doing music here in Bangladesh is a tough deal. As a result, before joining a band or forming one from scratch, I had to learn a lot of things. The moment I felt prepared, I formed Karmant. If I had to discuss my personal objectives, I would say that during the formation of this band, my only objective was to never give up, under any circumstances. I also discussed this never-give-up attitude with my band mates, and they all embraced it. Sincerely, and at the risk of sounding absurd, the first goal I set for my band was to perform at the Russian Cultural Center, Dhaka; that's it.
Hephaestus (OROBAS): Orobas was formed in early 2015 with the fatal intent of releasing bone-crushing metal music for loyal metalheads worldwide who really deserve some extreme and evil music.
Istiaque (HOMICIDE): Homicide started back in 2009. We were in different bands and doing different genres of music. For the love of death metal and detouring from conventional ways of doing music, we decided to form Homicide. A bunch of university kids who were highly influenced by bands like Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Suffocation and we wanted to explore it more and that is how it all started. We were mostly a cover band when we started, but in 2011 when our ex-guitarist Showmik (KHNVM, Nekrohowl) joined we started working on our own tone and creating our own identity.
Skullbearer (ORATOR): Orator's history goes way back at the time of Barzak (2005-08). We basically split up Barzak to form Orator late in 2008. There was no ulterior motive in forming the band except making some noise and creating evil, caustic extreme metal music! We were heavily influenced by Sadistic Intent, Merciless and early Sepultura and we wanted to make music keeping that aggression in our minds.
Saad Anwar (NAWABS OF DESTRUCTION): We started this band back in December 2019. It was me and Taawkir at the beginning. We had an unexpected meeting as we only knew each other through our music with different bands and through a few common friends. I can remember the day I met Taawkir. We agreed that we had to do music at an international standard and compose songs that will challenge many artists both locally and internationally. After recording our first single entitled "Beginning of the End," we instantly knew that we were on the right track and we could go a long way if we kept making compositions like this. After releasing our first single as a lyric video on YouTube and on a local streaming platform called "Gaan," the song was praised by many listeners in Bangladesh. At the same time, we also released our debut single on Bandcamp and started sharing the song on many metal community groups and pages on different social media platforms, especially Facebook. Listeners from many parts of the world loved the song and praised it. That gave us the confidence to look for international labels. Meanwhile we also released a 3-song EP and recorded another five songs for our debut album. After submitting few of our demos, we got offered an album deal by three well-known independent metal labels at the same time. That's when we decided to go with Pathologically Explicit Recordings from Spain considering the package they offered. That's how it all began for Nawabs of Destruction.
Moni (SHADOW OF DOOM): Shadow of Doom was a brainchild of Porosh Sharif. He is the founder member of this black metal band, which is now a two-man black metal project hailing from Bangladesh. Its journey began in the early 2000s when Porosh Sharif was planning to form a black metal band. He was an '80s metalhead with neoclassical and gothic metal inspirations. Cradle of filth inspired him very much when he saw them live in a small venue in the USA. He searched for like-minded musicians to join his band. His nephew Arman joined as a bassist, Torsha Khan aka NAK took the microphone, Porosh Sharif played guitars as well as keyboards, Rousseau played mainly guitars and keyboards in some songs and Mike was on drums, Saif was the backing vocalist.
From the beginning they had no plans to perform live with this band and started to work on their original material. They practiced and recorded at Porosh Sharif's small studio.
Shadow of Doom released their first album Rising from the Past in 2003, which was the first full-length album by any Bangladeshi black metal band. A local audio company released limited copies of that album. The extreme metal scene of Bangladesh wasn't that big then, but the album was getting recognition among local metalhead communities.
Shadow of Doom's second album, The 2nd Chapter, was released in 2005. Both were gothic metal and doom metal influenced black metal albums.
After releasing two albums, they split up in 2007. Porosh Sharif was left alone with the band as the other members had to leave for personal reasons. After a long hiatus Shadow of Doom started its activities again in 2018, but this time it was a 2-man black metal project. Torsha recommended Monwarul Hoque Moni as a vocalist, who is also an extreme metal musician from Bangladesh. He also was the vocalist and guitarist for a Bangladeshi death metal band named Opodeb, which was on hiatus at that time. He joined Shadow of Doom and the two started recording their third album, Fall of Creation. This time the band started to write more aggressive songs compared to their previous Gothic-doom inspired compositions. This album was released in October 2018.
Shadow of Doom are currently working on new material, finishing one single titled "Silence," which was based on a true murder story. A young university student named Abrar was beaten to death by a group of bullies who were also students at the same university. They haven't released the song yet. The current lineup is a studio-based lineup that doesn't go to rehearsal pads or attend any local underground concerts. They were asked to give interviews to local radio but didn't go there because they didn't feel comfortable doing radio interviews.
Shadow of Doom are not a very renowned black metal band among the new metalheads of Bangladesh, but the old-school extreme metalheads of Bangladesh know this band fairly well.
Which things are you most proud of regarding past and/or present achievements of your band?
Amir Abdullah Khan Kafi (CHRONICLES): Well, from our perspective, there are quite a few things that make us feel proud. First, we are really proud about that fact that we started playing death metal music in Bangladesh and we're still doing it. And we don't have any plans to stop.
Recently we got signed for a demo release by underground record label Hellprod Records from Portugal. This record label was formed in 1993.
This really made us feel proud that when they heard our songs, they were interested in releasing it and they have also asked us to send our album. This is our second demo which was released on January 20, 2022.
Our first demo was released in 2020 by Famine Records from the USA. We are doing death metal here in Bangladesh and people around the world are listening to our songs and reviewing them. These things make us really proud.
You have found us and reached out to us to learn about the band and the scene, and this is also a proud matter for us.
Kanak (OVERLORD): Two achievements pop up in our minds. First, our debut album was reviewed by the prestigious Japanese metal magazine BURRN! in the September 2021 issue. Second, we became the winners of Global Metal Apocalypse Awards 2021 in the "Breakthrough Asian Band" category based on an audience poll. The notion of being highlighted in the international sphere is always exciting and Japan being the holy ground of our favorite melodic death metal band Arch Enemy is also something positive for the band.
Zami Hossain (KARMANT): We are proud of our small and large accomplishments. Our most memorable moment, however, was being invited to perform on a global scale. We had our first international show in Kolkata in July 2022. Playing outside of our country and representing our country's thrash metal scene was both amazing and daunting. We are proud of ourselves for reaching that level. We believed in never giving up and never stopped working hard to achieve our goals.
Hephaestus (OROBAS): Although we haven't played too many shows, we are proud to have well-wishers and supporters from all over the globe who actively follow us and show appreciation by purchasing our merchandise. We also get regular airplay and have been receiving warm reviews from many 'zines.
Istiaque (HOMICIDE): In a country where extreme metal music is not praised and where you can't make it as your only profession, being active for the last 12 years is the biggest reward. So far Homicide released their first EP from Infinite Regress Records (Australia) in 2013 and later released their full-length Minotaur Unleashed independently during COVID and later on released through Vrykoblast Productions (Singapore). We released our singles on physical and online platforms through Radio Diabolus (Germany), No Remorse Records (UK), Transcending Obscurity (India) and G-Series (BD). We have played outside of our country in Nepal Deathfest and Kolkata Deathfest (India). To be very honest, we never aimed to play big shows or festivals. We wanted to produce death metal and connect Bangladesh with the rest of the world. Maybe that is how you and I got connected, right?
Skullbearer (ORATOR): Our debut gig as a band (and my own debut) was at the Rock Pub in Bangkok back in 2010 with Abigail (Japan) and Manzer (France), the same stage that was once shared by Sodom, Archgoat, etc. That was hardly the case for most of the local bands back then. Thanks go to Armée De la Mort for arranging the gig on our behalf. Siamese True Metal fest in 2012 gave us the chance to perform along with Surrender of Divinity, Cemetery Urn, Belligerent Intent, etc. and though we were not able to play at the Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore (2014), we were in the lineup, and we were supposed to play with Razor, Sacrifice (Canada) and more, but it never happened as we did not get visas. Back in Singapore in 2014 at Screams from the Morgue, we witnessed bandmates from Impiety, Abhorer, Stukas, etc. among the crowds watching us and this was surely a moment of triumph for us. Our first open-air concert was in Bangalore where we performed with the likes of Napalm Death, Inquisition and more. We are surely proud of this. We signed with Pulverised Records in 2013 and that was one of our biggest achievements to date, though no sophomore album came out due to lineup issues. Overall, Orator has been putting the Bangladeshi scene on the map for over a decade.
Saad Anwar (NAWABS OF DESTRUCTION): Our debut album Rising Vengeance was highly acclaimed by many international metal webzines and a few well-known metal magazines such as Metalegion, Swedish Rock Magazine and Necromance. The album received nearly 50 reviews and ratings that include big names such as Angry Metal Guy, Metal Temple, Metal Storm, PitKings, WeRock, Considered Dead Blog, LesEternels, TrueMetal, Heavy Metal Brigade, Broken Tomb and many more. Few of these webzines including Angry Metal Guy and Metal Temple rated our album as one of the top 10 extreme metal releases of 2020. All these reviews and praises came to us as big surprises. It was like a dream come true for both me and Taawkir. We did feel proud of ourselves at that point. Being a new band on the international metal scene, we felt welcomed and accepted, thanks to our friends and fans all over the world. The biggest breakthrough for the band came last year. One of the finest and respected drummers in the global metal scene, Chason Westmoreland (Burning the Masses, Hate Eternal, The Faceless, Oceano, Enfold Darkness, Demon King and many more) joined Nawabs of Destruction. Later, he introduced his good friend Robert Brown (guitarist, ex-Slaughter to Prevail, Entheos) who also joined the band. Together we have already finished recording eight songs for our sophomore album which is expected to be released this year. We must say that the last three years were full of achievements and great things for the Nawabs!
Moni (SHADOW OF DOOM): In Bangladesh, metal and rock music is quite popular these days. I am not writing the history of Bangladeshi rock/metal music here, but the golden days of Bangladeshi hard rock/heavy metal music is said to be in the '90s. Bands like L.R.B. (Love Runs Blind), Feelings (later renamed to Nagarbaul), Miles, Souls, Feedback, Prometheus, Ark, and Warfaze were the biggest names at that time.
Warfaze is almost a household name in Bangladesh. Artcell is another successful progressive metal/heavy metal band from this land. They have a very loyal fanbase. Aurthohin is another famous band from Bangladesh, who don't have any specific genre of music. Their music ranges from lullabies to extreme metal music. Bangladeshi thrash/groove metal band Trainwreck performed at Wacken Open Air in 2019. That was a great achievement for a Bangladeshi metal band really.
The versatility of Bangladeshi bands is very wide. You can find funky-reggae inspired bands to slamming brutal death metal bands from this country; all kinds of music for everyone, depending on your taste(-s).
How popular is metal music with its subgenres in your country these days compared to 10-15 years ago? Are metalheads seen walking the streets among so-called "regular people", wearing shirts from Sabbath to Exodus to Impaled Nazarene, etc.?
Amir Abdullah Khan Kafi (CHRONICLES): Well, metal music is now quite a bit more popular compared to the times when it was first being practiced here. It was in early 2000 when extreme metal music started here. Such names as Barzak (now Orator), Dripping Gore, Severe Dementia, etc. led the extreme metal movement. At that time there were a handful of people who were metalheads or metal musicians, but things have changed quite a lot in recent times.
Metalheads are something one can see walking on the streets among regular people.
There is also the fact that people in here often follow the trend of being a metalhead. In short there are posers. You'll see lots of guys wearing Lamb of God, Slipknot, etc. t-shirts to just look cool and stroll around. Yet there are true metalheads and you can see them at gigs. For example, you will see metalheads wearing t-shirts of bands like Morbid Angel, Entombed, Master, Merciless, Archgoat, Blasphemy, etc.
Priyotosh (OVERLORD): Metal has always been a less popular form of music, and this is probably applicable for most countries. However, compared to 10-15 years ago, music has become more democratic and available. This alone has allowed for more listenership, but in terms of the real "popularity," metal has not taken over as much as other genres did. Metalheads are there in the crowd, hidden in plain sight among the "regular people," so rarely would you be able to identify them. They are more visually prevalent at universities, concerts, and youth-centric areas. Increased sales of merchandise and t-shirts are seen among the youth, especially for local bands, which is a good thing.
Naweed Kabir (KARMANT): Metal music in our country has been very popular throughout the years but personally, I've seen the shift of subgenres while growing up. A few years back, we used to have underground metal shows every single weekend. If regular people crossed the streets of RCC or NLA (National Library Auditorium) on a Friday afternoon, they'd see a bunch of people wearing black tee shirts with "obscure" band names and battle vests. That was festive! Every weekend was festive! Gradually, this scene started to disappear because these prime venues were closed permanently. Now, underground shows are happening outside of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and it's really a good thing! I once believed that the scene was limited to the capital, but I was wrong. Even though it is rare to see metalheads among the regular crowd, it still gives me immense joy if I see anyone.
Hephaestus (OROBAS): Yes, we have some great metal bands in Bangladesh and promising metal acts appearing on a regular basis. For a few decades, we have had amazing rock and heavy metal bands in this mystical land of Bengal who mostly play locally as we have less options to explore. Nowadays we believe there are metalheads everywhere and the number is growing constantly.
Istiaque (HOMICIDE): In the early 2000s most of the death metal bands in the country like Barzak (Orator), 666 (Severe Dementia), Bloodlust, Satanik, etc. formed. The legendary band Weapon from Canada actually originated in Bangladesh by Mashruk Huq a.k.a Vetis Monarch. The heavy metal scene started in the '90s where bands like Warfaze, Aurthohin, Cryptic Fate and Artcell came with heavy sounds and popularized heavy metal music. In 2007, thrash metal got attention via the band Powersurge in a local rock/metal band hunt show called D-Rockstarm, which was broadcast on national TV. In 2015, Orator played at Bangalore Open Air, which is one of the biggest platforms for extreme metal scene in South Asia, followed by Trainwreck in 2019 who won the battle from this subcontinent and secured their slot in Wacken Open Air. Throughout time we have seen different bands from different subgenres formed. If I want to compare the metal scene 15 years back, we are seeing bands who are now more into creating their own tracks and identity rather than being cover bands. We used to hear three "Fear of the Dark" and three "Roots Bloody Roots" numbers from a single gig featuring eight different bands. Now most of the bands are doing a full set of their own tracks, even bands who are playing their first gig are doing at least one of their own tracks along with covers. I must say bands are more mature now. You can see metalheads wearing t-shirts in the crowd around the country. Maybe not death metal t-shirts but it's OK. If a mass of people are wearing death metal t-shirts then something is wrong with your band, hahahaha...!!
Skullbearer (ORATOR): I can trace back metal music and musicians in Bangladesh from as early as the mid-'80s with bands like Rockstrata, Warfaze, Phantom Lord and more. Heavy metal music and thrash metal music have been around since the early '80s. People here are suckers for technical/brutal bands but, we have seen a great shift in the scene with the birth of Orator, especially after our debut EP release and first local concert in 2010 along with Manzer. Extreme metal musicians started to work on their own originals and by being more inclined towards the old school death and thrash metal style of metal music.
Yeah, there are people who wear Sepultura, Sodom, Sabbath, Carnage, Sadistic Intent, Inquisition, etc. They can be seen in broad daylight, not to mention a vest full of patches. The nice thing about being in Bangladesh is that no matter how weirdly one dresses, no one would make a distinction between so-called "regular people'' and someone who's a metalhead. They are simply indifferent. That could be because metal is taken as part of regular musical culture. No one would bash me for wearing an upside down cross or naked nuns being fucked by a goat.
Saad Anwar (NAWABS OF DESTRUCTION): Heavy metal came to light in Bangladesh back in the late '80s/early '90s with the emergence of legendary bands such as Rockstrata, Warfaze and Waves. Later, in the mid/late '90s, many well-known heavy, progressive and thrash metal bands emerged on the scene and the list is a big one. Extreme genres such as death metal and black metal got introduced in the early 2000 by bands such as Barzak (later Weapon), Ostitto, Bloodlust, Severe Dementia, Dripping Gore and many more. In the last 15 years, many great extreme metal bands were born. Among them, I was the drummer of bands Cynosure, Secret Silence and Stormblast (melodic death metal, the first formed in 2006 and the other two in 2007) and the vocalist of Jahiliyyah (blackened death metal, formed in 2010).
In my opinion, 2000-2015 was the golden era for metal music in Bangladesh. The audience was more active, supportive, and passionate about the subgenres of metal and their participation was massive at metal shows, album launch events and metal community hangouts. We used to have threads and forums back in those days! Metal as a genre has definitely become widely known throughout the country in recent times but the true passion for metal music has faded away quite a bit due to lack of support from the local metalheads for the local bands and their absence/lack of participation in local metal gigs and other events related to metal music. There are only a few venues for metal gigs at present which is quite heartbreaking and disappointing. We had a dedicated underground metal scene back in the day but unfortunately it is on the verge of destruction due to lack of dedication and support of local metalheads (both psychologically, physically and financially). But yes, you can see a lot of listeners on the streets of different parts of Bangladesh wearing t-shirts of their favorite metal bands.
Moni (SHADOW OF DOOM): Metal music with its many subgenres is more popular than it was 15 years ago. It was rare to see metalheads back in the '90s or 2000s. But times have changed and metal tees or other metal merchandise is in huge demand these days. "Heavy Metal" t-shirts, "Metal Freak" t-shirts and "Hangar 18" are some popular metal merchandising brands from Bangladesh who are very active with their productions. You will surely see metalheads wearing local or international band t-shirts walking on the streets. I have to mention Warfaze, Artcell, Nemesis, and Arbovirus because these four bands' t-shirts are seen on the streets most. And you ask about international band tees? You will find local or imported tees containing logos or album art from the world's biggest bands; Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Sepultura, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and also shirts from such names as Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Deicide, Cradle of Filth and Children of Bodom. You can see teenagers wearing slamming guttural brutal death metal band tees as well.
Bangladesh, unfortunately, isn't considered a so-called hotbed for metal music. Hence my purely sincere question is, have you and your band ever thought of relocating to some other country and making your career somewhere else?
Amir Abdullah Khan Kafi (CHRONICLES): As you have said, Bangladesh is not a hotbed for metal music.
We can't easily buy records and merch from our favorite bands from across the world. Not many big metal bands come here for gigs. We don't get to witness them unlike some other countries.
From the beginning, musicians in Bangladesh tried to spread Bangladesh metal music internationally. There were some bands that came to Bangladesh and performed. Bands like Abigail, Manzer, Infernal Curse, Impiety, Defiled, Funerus, Savage Deity, Riverge, etc. played in Bangladesh.
We also have our own organization called Spiritual Deliverance Series which was formed at the time when Chronicles was formed. We used to organize gigs in Mymensingh, and now we are also arranging gigs in Dhaka. We started the first ever deathfest in Bangladesh. In 2021, Bangladesh Deathfest 1 was held, and also Bangladesh Deathfest 2 happened in February 2022.
We haven't started to bring bands from overseas yet, but we hope to do it in the future. You can say that we are trying to make this scene a better place for metal music.
And about relocating the band to some other country to make our career, this has been our dream since we've started playing death metal. Whatever we do we can't say that there is a death metal culture in here. We want to live in that culture and do death metal music. We want to represent our country to the whole world through our music. We would love to relocate but that is easier said than done.
We can't surely say that all five members of Chronicles will be able to go outside of Bangladesh. We have to deal with a lot of other shit to just keep moving forward. But we are not going to surrender. We have big ambitions.
We have a vision that someday we will become a death metal symbol for Bangladesh.
Sizan (OVERLORD): Unfortunately, Bangladesh still hasn't managed to become a happening enough scene in terms of metal music, more so because of the fact that there are some really killer metal bands here. The thought of relocating didn't realistically cross our minds, but more as a wishful thought. If it were to happen, we would be delighted beyond measure. After all, getting the scope to spread out in a more happening and potential field for sharing our musical creations is undoubtedly life changing.
Naweed Kabir (KARMANT): Bangladesh is not today considered but was once a hotbed for metal music. All of the underground gigs were full houses, but the number of metal music enthusiasts is reduced because the core audience, which is supposed to be the teenagers, have shifted to a different genre of music. Thus, the support for this music is decaying day by day. Concert promoters are not being fully supportive of metal music or the underground. Even though the "mainstream" bands were underground bands once, they are neglecting the origin. So, to answer your question, yes, we have thought of relocating to some other country but haven't given enough emphasis to this thought. We are still hopeful that the glory of metal will rise again in this country! Therefore, we are focusing on creating new music (we are working on our full length at this moment) and hoping to reach an international audience because our worldwide EP launch back in 2021 was a success!
Hephaestus (OROBAS): Orobas has already relocated to Denmark. Unfortunately, one of our members is still in Dhaka, Bangladesh and hopefully soon he will be joining us.
Istiaque (HOMICIDE): Yes, it is unfortunate. Despite the many talented bands Bangladesh has produced, it is not a hotbed for metal yet. But we have tried; we tried to bring bands like Krisiun, Nervochaos and Eluveitie but that was canceled due to security issues. Fortunately, there was some light as well, as bands like Funerus (USA), Impiety (Singapore), Riverge (Japan), Defiled (Japan), and Savage Deity (Thailand) toured Bangladesh. We used to have organizers like Primitive Invocation, Metal Morgue, and Bangladesh Metal Alliance but they are not active anymore. Just like our bands, organizing gigs was not their only profession. We do not have decent sponsors who promote metal, which is why organizers organize gigs from their pockets and face financial losses every time. I would say free mainstream rock shows are another reason that changed the mindset of audiences. Just a few days ago we saw a reasonably priced show get invaded by freeloaders who mobbed the police and organizers. We never thought of relocating Homicide outside Bangladesh with the hope that things will change. If there are zero shows for the next 10 years, Homicide will keep on producing music and like I said earlier, WE WILL CONNECT THE WORLD WITH BANGLADESH!
Skullbearer (ORATOR): Hotbed or not, Bangladesh is our ground zero. No matter which country I/we move on to (like Weapon moved to Canada after I played bass on Violated Hejab) Orator will always be a Bangladeshi band by heart and spirit. But at this level, the band is split up and there is no chance of reforming in the near future.
Saad Anwar (NAWABS OF DESTRUCTION): I agree with you on the point that you have mentioned. I moved to the UK last year. My band mate/founding member Taawkir also has plans to move abroad to be able to do music on a wider scale and to be able to perform/tour in different parts if the world. We, as a band, are going through a lot of transitions at this moment. Many of our major decisions depend on what is going to happen in the upcoming days. Many major announcements, updates and band news are on the way. We can surely say that we are optimistic and confident about the band's future.
Moni (SHADOW OF DOOM): Very true, Bangladesh isn't considered a goldmine for metal but it's not easy to have any plans of relocating to some other country and starting a musical career. There are so many bands with great potential, but international record labels aren't signing Bangladeshi bands, maybe because of lack of recognition. Most of the metal musicians here must do other jobs to keep their music going. It's very difficult to make a living out of music here, especially with metal music.
NAWABS OF DESTRUCTION: https://nawabsofdestruction.bandcamp.com
SHADOW OF DOOM: https://soundcloud.com/shadowofdoom
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