An increasing number of bands these days look towards tales of fantasy for inspiration. The Hindu mythology is something that is rife with such fantasy themes and yet, not a lot of bands, even from here in India, fail to tap into it. Not all bands ignore the potential of Indian (/Hindu) mythos as a theme and bands like Rudra have established themselves as giants in doing so. A new comer to this niche club is Nepal based Dying Out Flame, who give traditional hindu music, a death metal , treatment. The band released their debut Shiva Rudrastakam on 15th August, 2014 through Xtreem Music
When speaking of the Metal scene in Asia, the scenes that generally come to mind are Indian, Sri Lankan and Malaysian scenes. But there is yet another rapidly growing, yet predominantly underground scene that Asia has to offer. I am talking about the Metal scene from Nepal of-course. Unlike most of the other countries, the bands from Nepal predominantly sway towards the more abrasive side of Metal, taking up genres like Death Metal, Black Metal and Grindcore. In fact, the audience there crave the heavy stuff so much that they have had giants like Napalm Death and Vader perform in the country. Now, from the country that has given us bands like Ugra Karma and Antim Grahan, comes a new icon of brutality, Broken Hymen.