RAGNHILD from Pune release the first single off the new album- ‘Tavern Tales’. The track- ‘Under the Red Sky’:
After seven years of work as a band, Ragnhild‘s first album, Tavern Tales, is projected for release on March 10th, and today it’s our pleasure to host the premiere of a lyric video for a savage but glorious song. As much as there’s a bit of old school metal and death metal influence in their sound, Ragnhild channel modern metal aggression on their new song ‘Under The Red Sky‘.
Plague Throat premiere: ‘The Epoch of Catastrophe II’ from EP- ‘Evolutionary Impasse’
Plague Throat is one of India’s well known Death Metal band hailing from the Eastern plains of Shillong, India. The band has officially released their latest first single off the upcoming EP- ‘Evolutionary Impasse‘. The track entitled ‘The Epoch of Catastrophe II’. The track was premiered in Metal Injection.
ORCHID Premieres First Single, ‘Master Supreme’, From Forthcoming Album ‘Miasma’
ORCHID is one of Bangalore’s (India) better known band from the live music scene and are well known for their unique music that blends the abstractness of Avant-Garde Music with Progressive elements combined with the intensity of Metal and Mathcore that makes them stand ground.
The band is now officially premiering their first single track, “Master Supreme”, from the upcoming album titled- Miasma. The album is scheduled to release on January 10, 2019 worldwide as a self-release. The album is rife with unique guitar work and exotic tunes that are complimented by flawless drums and impeccable vocals with an overall quaint atmosphere that adds to a pleasurable listening experience.
Statement from the band, “The song is about the pervasive influence and the growing epidemic of gurus/godmen and their cults in Indian society as well as abroad. Religion and spirituality is the biggest scam in the world; and because we live in India, we have a front-row seat to the circus. Also, this is the shortest song on the album.”
Melodic Death Metal outfit RAGNHILD announce coalition with Proximity Music Management | PR
Melodic Death Metal band- RAGNHILD have announced the completion of their brand new forthcoming album that is gearing up for a first quarter 2019 release. The band has now signed with Proximity Music Management PR in support of their album. The band’s guitarist, Shardul says, “Inspired by Nordic style of melodic-death metal music, we started to write our songs, trying to incorporate bits and pieces from the ancient Norse Mythology and the overall idea of being the Viking. Our first album is a playlist of these songs that we came up with over the past 5 years of our journey.”
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Orchid- Bangalore’s Progressive/ Mathcore quartet sign with Proximity!
ORCHID is one of Bangalore’s better known band from the live music and are well known for their unique music that blends the abstractness of Avant-Garde Music with Progressive segments combined with the intensity of Metal that makes them stand ground. Orchid is eyeing an early 2019 for their forthcoming release and it is touted to be a record that will stand unexampled from this part of the world.
Frontman, Kaushal comments, “We’re excited and looking forward to working with Proximity Productions. Harsha has worked with some big names in the Indian scene as well as abroad. We want to make sure we reach the right audience since we play such a niche genre and we think Proximity is a great fit for the vision we have for our next release.“. Adding an extra note about the release, he says, “Our upcoming release is a full-length album and is quite sociopolitical in nature. As fans can expect, the album is quite eclectic in terms of the sound. We’ve gone all out with the production this time and very happy with the way it’s turned out.“. The album is rife with unique guitar work and exotic tunes that are complimented by flawless drums and impeccable vocals with an overall quaint atmosphere that adds to a pleasurable listening experience in what the band fondly calls a fine blend of Avant-Garde, Progressive and Mathcore. More news about the release date and pre-orders will be up soon! Watch this space out for more information.
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R.A.I.D- Hyderabad’s premiere cross over Thrash Metal/ Hardcore:
Hyderabad (India) based Hardcore/ Crossover Thrash Metal band R.A.I.D have announced a new collaboration with Proximity Productions PR to mark their upcoming release. The band currently is signed with Rottweiler Records (USA). R.A.I.D has been constantly pushing their limits to bring their music across with a notable debut full length- ‘The Strong Survive’. The upcoming album is set to go down the lines of Old School flavour thus bringing in a unique touch to their local presence here. The band’s guitarist Abishek says, “Our next album (Unbreakable) is taking shape to be heavier, with old-school hardcore influences driving the song writing. We want this album to be a worthy successor to our debut album; ‘The Strong Survive.’ We are expanding our horizons to put the best of our music out there. We believe Proximity Productions can play a big part in this effort to reach, influence, and inspire more hardcore metal fans.”
The band is certainly meant for fans of Suicidal Tendencies, Municipal Waste, Nuclear Assault to name a few. It’s a new import to the scene here in India and a one-of-a-kind approach to the their music. Packed with heavy riffs; the band promises to deliver a slamming album that will be known for it’s diversity and quality writing. Stay tuned for new music and lots of announcements that is set to follow for R.A.I.D.
Indian Metal giants UNDYING INC now officially signed to Proximity Productions Management
One of the most popular names in the Indian Metal scenario- UNDYING INC is now officially signed with Proximity Productions Management to pave way for new beginnings in the days to come. The band has been working on new material for their forthcoming album (due 2019) and are very excited about things that are planned out in the near future.
Undying Inc is now taking a more ‘Extreme’ direction musically as the forthcoming album is promised to infuse stronger elements of Death and Thrash Metal. The band makes absolutely no compromises with their music and are now all set to enter into a new phase with this coalition and musical direction. Watch out for lots of band announcements and so forth.
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Germany’s DARKEST HORIZON sign with Proximity Productions
Germany’s Melodic/ Dark Death Metal outfit- DARKEST HORIZON have now officially signed with Proximity Productions. The band have officially released their prestigious second full length album- ‘Aenigmata’.
The bassist Jonas Heinzel comments, “We proudly announce that Darkest Horizonand Proximity Productions combine their forces! When we first played in Sri Lanka in 2015; we knew we would do everything we could to come back one day! And know with a new album and a new partner in Proximity Productions; we come back to the international (and especially the Asian) stages! Be prepared!“.
The band’s new album- ‘Aenigmata‘ has released worldwide and they are now all set to tour with Wintersun in the coming days. For a band that writes dark, melancholic Death Metal with their melodies and production value that stands unparalleled with their artistic proficiency.
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HYDERABAD METALLERS- HOSTILIAN SIGN WITH PROXIMITY PRODUCTIONS PR
Hyderabad based Metal band- Hostilian are now gearing up for their forthcoming release and are collaborating with Proximity Productions PR. The band’s drummer comments that the band has been working on this release for quite some time and that it is by far one of their most challenging process, “With reference to the previous EP, we think it was an exercise on figuring out how all our influences and preferred style of music could fit in with each other. At this present moment, we’ve understood what we want and are more focused than ever. This focus has manifested itself in the new EP in heavier and more powerful ways. The writing has gone beyond anything we hoped for and it seems that we have discovered a plain that is untouched in terms of originality. We were never writers who wanted to stick to the beaten path, that has an established fan base that could be marketed to easily. The point is to write truly original, gnarly and groovy music. We feel we’ve accomplished that in these new tracks”.
On their new coalition with Proximity Productions, he states, “Getting the word out on who we are and what we’ve been trying to do was always the hardest part. Now, it feels good to have partnered with Proximity Productions and to know that it’s the best possible way to get our music heard. We’re looking forward to what the future holds for both, the company and us as a band. It’s been an easy decision to place our trust in the hands of someone who understands the music”. We are really excited to be a part of their journey and to work with hard working musicians like them who are dedicated to their art and to have come up with their a second release post Monolith (Sep 2017) in such a short duration. Watch out for some exciting announcements, the album artworks and title reveal to be done in a couple of weeks.
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GUTSLIT x STILLBIRTH- Gutted At Birth | Asia Tour | 2018
GUTTED AT BIRTH can easily be passed on as one of the most ambitious tours to have ever been produced in this part of the world featuring Brutal Death Metal icons- STILLBIRTH (Germany) and GUTSLIT (India) spanning close to three weeks across 10+ countries.
Gutslit bassist, Gurdip talks about the tour, states, “The distance, flights, how not to waste days traveling and finding the right promoters and cities for the right days of the week. It’s not a joke to just book a show a day in ten different countries and not be worries about everything from flight delays to immigration issues. We are pushing our bodies to a limit where sleep is a luxury we won’t be able to afford. Forget the flights. Which we still can’t afford”. The bassist goes on to add about the tour and the hurdles faced during the process, “This final route is the 11th route that we locked in. So many changes. So many route alternatives. It was mentally and geographically challenging to make it on time in every city. Hopefully should happen while on tour too”.
Stillbirth’s Lukas says, “The biggest challenge was to find a route through Asia because most of the promoters wanted a weekend. Also, the booking of all flights and visas for this mammoth project. I still don’t know how we will manage it, to fly every day and be in time at the airport, haha.” He goes on to add about the response so far, “We get a lot of responses from fans of all countries we play in. We are highly looking forward to meet all these people and party with them. Can’t wait to hit the road (or the sky) and get this thing rolling.”
The tour is set to commence in Dubai on September 21st and close on October 7th in Bangkok (Thailand).
PRIMITIV- ANNOUNCE ‘SPORT OF THE SICK TOUR’- A multi city tour of India
Primitiv is one of the busiest bands in the Indian Metal live circuit, which is not surprising given how well-received their debut album, “Immortal And Vile” and their hard-hitting live performances across cities have been. The band likes to call its sound “Stone Age Metal”, a vile blend of heavy, doom and death metal. They combine that powerful sound with stories in each song of a post-apocalyptic world of monsters, machines and magic. Primitiv is on a multi-city India Tour organized by Proximity Productions. The ‘Sport of the Sick Tour’ makes it to six cities.
DEATH METAL BAND PLAGUE THROAT SIGNED UNDER ARTIST MANAGEMENT!
Shillong based Death Metal masters PLAGUE THROAT have now officially signed a new management pact with music management agency- Proximity Productions for India and the rest of the world and jointly with Agentur EAM (Europe).
The band celebrates their tenth anniversary this year and have a lot of things in store. In the past many years, they have had a celebrated career with the only two constant members being Nangsan and Malice. Front man Nangsan comments, “We are glad to sign with Proximity Productions and we are looking forward to a great journey“.
Plague Throat had their first breakthrough after winning the Wacken Metal India in 2014 and representing India at Wacken Open Air (Germany); to opening for Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus in their debut Indian appearances and having supported legendary bands such as Carcass, Psycroptic, Dawn of Demise, Funerus; to headlining prestigious festivals in the sub-continent such as Domination Deathfest, Callous Amass, Entombed Metalfest, Shillong Deathfest among many others and the band has seen it all. The recent most successful tour- Decimation Tour (Mar/ April 2018) was an important turning point that marked the band’s tenth anniversary and the return to a wider audience. Since the band’s inception, they have garnered a huge fan following and are known as one of the most brutal live acts from this part of the world.
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DECIMATION TOUR ft PLAGUE THROAT
Proximity Productions and Sound-Awake present ‘Decimation Tour’ headlined by the mighty Death Metal trio Plague Throat! PT have opened for legends such as Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse and have represented India at Wacken Open Air 2014; and have also headlined Shillong Deathfest, Deathfest Bombay in the past among so many others.
Decimation Tour will span 5 cities- New Delhi, Indore, Jorhat, Bangalore, Mumbai
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March 17th (Sat)- New Delhi- Turquoise Cottage with Godless, IF HOPE DIES.
March 18th (Sun)- Indore- Hi Ball Lounge, Best Western Plus O2 with Zero Gravity, Nicotine, Perception as Reality
March 23rd (Fri)- Jorhat- JIST
March 29th (Thur)- Bangalore- blueFROG with Kaihon, Orchid
April 1st (Sun)- Mumbai- HRC, Worli
Bombay’s PRIMITIV sign with Proximity Productions- Management
One of the most reputed bands in the Indian Metal scenario- Primitiv who are known for their tight live performances and some bone crushing Death Metal with a splash of Doom have signed a deal with Proximity Productions– Management. Primitiv’s music is a hit among the metal circuit for their originality and strong ‘old school stature’. Categorizing their music as ‘Stone Age Metal’ which is an amalgamation of good old Death Metal with Heavy/ Doom Metal; Bassist/ Founder Riju comments, “Primitiv is thrilled to join hands with Proximity Productions, and take our brand of stone age metal to a wider audience. We believe in Harsha’s commitment and passion for metal, and look forward to kicking much rear end together.”
Primitiv released their debut full length- ‘Immortal and Vile’ via Transcending Obscurity Records to rave reviews among both critics and fans alike.
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Kerala Thrashers CHAOS sign under Proximity Productions Management | 2017
The torchbearers of Indian Thrash Metal- CHAOS, hailing from god’s own country- Kerala; have now officially signed under Proximity Productions- Management to take things ahead; the band is now currently managed by both Sound-Awake and Proximity Productions under the joint coalition. Stepping up from their recent most outing- All Against All; that released worldwide via Transcending Obscurity to great reviews the world over, the band is now looking at turning tables. The band’s front-man JK comments about this collaboration, “We are really excited to work with Proximity Productions and we hope this association will help spread our music to more people and cities and bring fun times ahead!”.
Chaos have released Violent Redemption (2015) and All Against All (2017); that have been received very well by both critics and fans alike and have upheld their status in the Indian Metal scenario.
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ONSLAUGHT to tour Europe- Thrash ‘Till Death European Tour | 2017
British Thrash giants ONSLAUGHT are all set to embark on another European Tour- THRASH ‘TILL DEATH EUROPEAN TOUR– 2017 alongside Artillery and others. The band states, “Ladies and Gentlemen, this tour is going to be a 666% Old School Thrash Metal Lesson in total and Unrivalled Brutality! Set your clocks to 1986, Get In The Pit and THRASH ‘TILL THE DEATH!“
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DURANCE OF HATE TOUR- II: Line Up revealed
The second edition of PROXIMITY PRODUCTIONS presents DURANCE OF HATE TOUR- II turned out to be one hell of a ride; right from finalising the bands to changing the line up to gathering all the resources and finally locking in the best of the best people for this establishment.
This edition promises to have THREE of the fastest rising bands in the country, each band armed with at least 1 EP/ Album out which makes this tour even more special. This line up will be complemented with another set of bands from every show, in this multi-city tour to make this a complete- solid armament to top it off. Check poster below for the line up.
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Legendary British Thrash Metal Band ONSLAUGHT joins forces with Proximity Productions- Management!
Legendary British Thrashers from the peak 80’s, ONSLAUGHT has now officially joined forces with Proximity Productions- Management for the Asian- Australian region.
Onslaught‘s guitarist Nige Rockett comments: “We’ve been to Asia several times in recent years and it’s clearly an expanding market where Metal music is very much on the rise. It would be awesome to increase the ‘Onslaught‘ profile in the region and i think working with ‘Proximity Productions’ will definitely give us a huge advantage. We’ve been in discussion with the company for some months now and their vision for the band is very cool, the vibes are extremely positive and we look forward to this new challenge with Harsha and his team.“
On signing up with Onslaught, the owner of PP adds, “It is indeed an honour and a privilege to work with such big names from the classic era. One of those bands that remain true to it’s form even to this day and age. It’s a surreal experience that we begin our journey together now.“
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ABSOLUTUS signs with Proximity Productions PR!
ABSOLUTUS is a Belgium based Black Metal outfit that has been shattering the shelter of the unconscious since 2003. Their lyrical content deals primarily with nihilism, metaphysical journeys, eerie experiences and psychology inspired by writers such as E.M. Cioran and F. Nietzsche. Starting out as a traditional black metal entity, their absolution shifted towards a more aesthetic and experimental approach. Signed to independent label Abstruse Eerie Radiance.
For a band that has had four successful releases (2 full-lengths and 2 EPs); the upcoming 2017 year is going to be a tester with lots of things planned out with the new upcoming releases and collaborations. About teaming up with Absolutus, guitarist Abstrusus says, “We’re glad to work with Proximity Productions in order to keep on shattering the shelter of the unconscious. We’re looking forward to this cooperation as we’re currently working on several releases shifting towards a more coherent approach.”
Abstrusus- Guitars, vocals, FX; Seymon- Bass; BWG- Lead guitar; Flocky- Rhythm guitar
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ARNWALD- One man project signs with Proximity Productions!
ARNWALD is a one man project that emphasizes on Dark Ambient/ Industrial music with Post Black Metal influences; that is the brainchild of Arnaud Vansteenkiste. ARNWALD had released his debut album titled ‘Primal Expurgation’ recently via Abstruse Eerie Radiance, Belgium earlier in June this year. Arnaud who plays all the instruments, does vocals and also the artworks for this project, adds, “Spreading such deep and obscure musical torments is not an easy task but I am really sure that Proximity Productions will take up this challenge and give Arnwald the necessary boost to snatch more souls in my eerie microcosm.”
Arnwald’s music is characterised by an eerie sensation that grips the listeners through out bringing about a mesmerizing aura while imparting a dark essence through out its listening experience; eclipsing past an annihilating portal.
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LEBENSSUCHT releases new music video for ‘Beloved Depression’
Lebenssucht are a multinational black metal band whose members are spread among Bulgaria, Germany, and Belgium. This past summer they released a debut EP named Fucking My Knife, and today we’re helping to premiere an official video for the EP’s opening track, ‘Beloved Depression’.
The song is intense, and so is the video. And be careful who’s looking over your shoulder when you watch it. It depicts a woman in the throes of despair and delirium, self-mutilating and soaked in her own blood… and acting out the title of the band’s EP. So yes, NSFW.
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LEBENSSUCHT teams up with us now!
Lebenssucht is an Ambient Black Metal band with members of Humanitas Error Est, Maladie, Absolutus and ex members of Enthroned, Necroblaspheme among others who are based in Germany, Bulgaria and Belgium. The music is rife with guitars that are rich with melodies and drums that blast through your ears. The ambience produced is soothing yet goes parallel with the overall extremism the band aims for. Supported by a tremendous production work that stands afoot, the band has a lot of new things in store for the coming days. Deha, the band’s guitarist/ bassist says, “With Lebenssucht, we’re just expressing everything we have, feel and we vomit it on the face of the world, as a raw, true form. Working with Proximity Productions is definitely a major point for us, as we need to spread the disease more and more, because it should be known, felt and it should inspire.”
Lebenssucht are working on an upcoming music video right now, which will be announced next week.
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