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Rudra is a Singaporean band which was formed in 1992, and plays a style of black metal-influenced death metal with interpolations and extended passages of traditional Carnatic music. Additionally, the lyrical content is derived from Sanskrit Vedic literature and philosophy with some songs incorporating ancient mantras (shlokas) into their song structures. The band describes this style as Vedic metal.

Rudra was formed in mid-1992 as a trio, then made up of Kathir (bass, vocals), Shiva (drums) and Bala (guitar). It… read more

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  • I'm impressed, guys!!!
  • trve sovth arisk metal
  • a documentary on indian metal scene.......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl4oNVe6Hps
  • Vedic Doom is gr8... bt Vedic death is jst incredible Rudra \m/
  • These guys never cease to amaze me. I discovered them just a few days ago and I literally got shocked by how good their brahmavidya trilogy is and after listening to them like 3 times each I decided to take a listen to the subsequent album RTA and it's EXACTLY what I was expecting. A refreshing different approach to their music, less extreme and most ambiental (and ritualistic maybe?). A really indescribable experience. As awesome as it gets, in every possible sense of the word.
  • fuck, this band is really good
  • RTA is great!
  • Damn I missed these guys!
  • Can't get over how fucking amazing this band is.
  • How the hell have I just now found out about these guys!?

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