Djinn and Miskatonic is a doom metal band from Bangalore, India. Formed in 2011 by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy (ex – Bevar Sea), the band is quickly becoming one of the standout doom acts to come out of India. They play music that is slow, heavy and down-tuned, which is typical of their genre, but stray off the beaten path by being more bass driven and groovy. The quality of their first release – ‘Forever in the Realm’ (2013), which was well received by the (small) doom base in India – indicates that the band packs a lot of punch, and that listeners can set high expectations for their future releases. Their second album , is set to be released in December 2014.
We spoke to founding member and bassist, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, as the quartet gets ready to share stage with bands like Chaos, Albatross, Orion, Zero Gravity, Winter Gate, Trinergic and Gaias Throne at the upcoming Catatonia Fest by Transcending Obscurity.