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A few questions - interview with death metal band from India - DEAD EXALTATION.


A few questions - interview with death metal band from India - DEAD EXALTATION.

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.?

Hello everyone. We are Dead Exaltation from Pune, India. We play techincal/progressive death metal. We formed the band back in the year 2015 when Aditya (drums) invited Satyajit(vocals) to jam with him and Mradul(our late guitarist) along with Sourjyo(ex-guitarist) and Anish(ex-bassist). The band was formed with the idea to play some tech death with hints of grooves and melodies. We were and still are one of the only death metal bands in the city to exist since 2015.


Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

The album was initially recorded at the home studio with Mradul recording the guitars and Aditya recording the drums on an electronic kit. Things however did not work out as the recording was not upto our expectations. So we got Aakash Sherpa from Anomaly Sound designs to come down to Pune and record the album. The drums were then recorded on a proper acoustic kit at Aditya’s studio followed by Mradul recording both guitars and bass at his home studio as by then Sourjyo and Anish left the band. The vocals were also recorded at Mradul’s home studio using an almirah as a vocal booth to absorb most of the noise. Both the guitars and bass were recorded with basic tones as Aakash and Mradul wanted to re-amp the instruments.

Aakash mixed and mastered the entire record.


How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

We printed a very limited 50 copies of our album in digipack version and released the album online through bandcamp. Bandcamp is a great tool for indie musicians and the response that we have recieved till now is amazing.The album is currently not on streaming sites and we have’nt taken a decison yet regarding putting the album up or not.

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?

Our vocalist Satyajit wrote the entire theme and lyrics of the band. The album talks about an inhumane prison being run privately by a psychotic warden. The prisoners are innocent people picked randomly from the streets and held captive. The album talks about loss of hope and comments bitterly on the callousness of those in power against those who cannot help themselves.


Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?

The logo was made by Anirudh Singh from Nuclear Puke desings back in 2015. The album art is made by KidSquidy aka Aaron Pinto based upon the story of the last song which is also our title track Despondent. Since we cannot tour during these times, internet is biggest resource we have. Social media plays a huge role in the current scenario and we feel every band should make the full use of it. We made quite a lot of album snippets and promotional videos for our singles that were released and spread the word across all the platforms so as to reach maximum number of audience. Our PR also helped a lot in spreading the word by getting us on radio shows and podcasts. All the socail media promotions are handled by Satyajit

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

The album is released independently.


Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation, Death, Cynic, Gorod, Dream theater and Suffocation have been our idols and a major source of inspiration for us

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

We did send the album out to major record labels but we did not hear anything back from them.


How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?

We have played quite a few gigs across the country. India is not really a country where you can take a van and do a tour considering its size but lately bands have started touring in this country and playing shows.

We have not played much festivals but out of all the gigs we play, we think club gigs are good as the audience is really up close and it feels like we are part of them.


What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

For the future, we really dont know since Mradul passed away and its just Satyajit and Aditya left in the band but we will definitely do a tribute to Mradul tour in the future when things are safe to honour his legacy and make some more death metal.

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

Our fans can contact us through any of the following :




You can support us by purchasing our music and merch through our bandcamp page –


Thanx for the interview.

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