This July is about an invasion. Thrash metallers Devoid are here, ready to take Indian metal to the next level after winning the Wacken Metal Battle, 2013. Tune in, scroll down and get ready for a month of metal mayhem at Myopusradio.com with our Big Fish for July, Devoid!
About the band...
Devoid was formed in 2005. The band then comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Arun Iyer, drummer Shubham Kumar and the lead guitarist Keshav Kumar. This predominantly thrash based band soon felt the need for a bass guitarist and the search went on till finally Devoid saw its new bassist, Frank Pawar. Devoid kicked off its gigging spree from College Rock Competitions of the likes of Campus Rock Idols which was a strong stepping stone for the band to reach heights that they had not thought was possible. Coupled with a string of local pub gigs and outstation performances, Devoid soon established its fan base. A lot of this had to do with the fact that the setlist for Devoid was all-out originals. With the fan base steadily increasing Devoid started touring with big names in the scene like IIIrd Sovereign, Demonic Resurrection, Myndsnare, Kryptos, Brute Force, Infernal Wrath etc covering places like Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Shillong and of course Bombay.
In 2010, Devoid reached one of its biggest and most crucial milestones in the band’s career when they released their debut ‘A God’s Lie’ through Demonstealer Records. The band toured Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune along side death/thrash metal troupers Nervecell from UAE. In the years to follow Devoid went on to share the stage with Cradle of Filth, Decapitated and Sybreed when the bands toured India. The band received rave reviews for the album all across, with one reviewer who went as far as to say (parental discretion advised) that “A God’s Lie is a thrash metal fan’s wet dream come true”.
Post 'A God’s Lie', Devoid encountered two more vital milestones when the band reinvented itself with a new line up. In 2011, Sanju Aguiar, who filled in for Keshav Kumar while he was in UK, joined the band on a full time basis. In 2012 the band saw another line up change with the departure of bass guitarist Frank Pawar whose place was then filled in by Abhishek Kamdar.
The band has always carried anti-establishment as the central lyrical theme and continued this with their next release, an EP titled 'The Invasion'. This EP saw a change in sound and production, without moving too far away from their core driving force- thrash metal. Devoid was also nominated, and quite evidently, also won big at the Rolling Stone Metal Awards. They also just emerged the winners of the Wacken Metal Battle (India), and will soon be taking their music abroad, carrying the flag of Indian metal high!
Check out their newest music video for "Brahma Weapon" here:
For more on Devoid, including music, photographs, interviews and much more, watch this space! It's a month long Devoid fest, only on Myopusradio.com!
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