I recently caught up with Sahil Makhija at AntiSocial, New Delhi, India, also known better as DEMONSTEALER who is the front man of the blackened death metal band from the sea side city, Mumbai in India, DEMONIC RESURRECTION. If you have not heard DEMONIC RESURRECTION yet, you’re clearly blaspheming ! Just kidding, you’re missing out on a lot though to be honest. So the band has been around for a good number of years now, starting out as teenagers back in the day in the year 2000, and they have since then put up a decent catalog of five albums and two EPs all this while, which is incredible in itself. They have really pinned India on the global metal map and are rightly called the ‘flag bearers of Indian metal’. They have also done shows in reputed European festivals like Wacken Open Air in Germany, Bloodstock Festival in the U.K., and the beautiful MetalDays festival in Slovenia etc. They also have a Metal Hammer Golden God award under their belt. It all began with their debut album titled, ‘Demonstealer’ in 2000 and since then you can actually see they have not only been a dynamic outfit but also a reckoning force in the underground scene and also in the domestic scene in India.
Their most recent album ‘Dashavatar‘ dropped in like a hot bomb this year early in March. Be sure to check out the album if you’re a fan of some straight up death metal with a tinge of ethnic or exotic taste to it. Also check out their new music video of the single, ‘Narasimha – The Man-Lion‘ from the same album HERE!
In the interview I can be seen talking with DEMONSTEALER about DEMONIC RESURRECTION‘s new album, the Indian metal scene as a whole and a handful of other stuff here and there. Later that night they totally decimated the place to the ground and left me with a sore neck for a couple of days. But then, as we metalheads always say, “worth it!”.
Metal Nexus thanks DEMONSTEALER for having given us this opportunity. We wish him good luck in his future endeavours. See the video attached down below:
DEMONIC RESURRECTION is,
Sahil ‘DEMONSTEALER’ Makhija – Guitars/Vocals/Keys
Nishith Hegde – Lead Guitars
Virendra Kaith – Drums