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Rudra  


Rudra is arguably Singapore's most well-known metal band, with a few albums under their belts and a healthy following at home, with their popularity now beginning to spread abroad. They describe themselves as "Vedic metal", the term Vedic coming from Hindu philosophy, and indeed they attempt to incorporate Eastern melodies and influences into their music. To these ears, the influence is overstated (though this is based on listening to 2003's Kurukshetra -- apparently the followup, Brahmavidya, extends these influences), as the style here is a sort of midpaced thrash/death sound, with the occasional guitar riff that might remind one of Melechesh at times, at least a little bit. The vocals are more in the black metal vein, somewhat understated but effective. Kurukshetra is a nice little album, not the most brutal of death metal albums but with a fairly original style that is worthy of recommendation.

Current Members

Selvam

guitars (Kaliyuga)

Shiva

drums (Kaliyuga)

Former Members/Guests

Kathir

bass/vocals

Alvin

guitars

Bala

guitars (Kaliyuga)

Kannan

guitars

Devan

guitars


Discography



Rudra 
1998 Candlelight
  1. Obeisance
  2. Bliss Divine
  3. Black
  4. Mahamaya
  5. The Ancient One
  6. Atman
  7. Wareligion
  8. For the Dying
  9. Sin
  10. No War
  11. Ananda
  • Kathir
  • Alvin
  • Bala
  • Shiva




The Aryan Crusade 
2001 Trishul
  1. Aryaputra
  2. Hymns to Thee
  3. Anantarupa
  4. Malevolent Creed
  5. Burnt at the Stakes
  6. Rudrapatni
  7. Amen
  8. Homage to the Seers
  9. Manifesto of the Demented
  10. Atmavichara
  11. Sad But True
  12. My Soul is Marching On
  13. I
  • Kathir
  • Selvam
  • Kannan
  • Shiva




Kurukshetra 
2003 Trishul
  1. Justified Aggression
  2. Apostasy
  3. God Of Delusion
  4. Absolute One
  5. Negate
  6. Mithya
  7. In The Vision Of The Blind
  8. Temple Of Nothingness
  9. Highlands Of Tranquility
  10. Ye Immortal One
  11. Asura Mardhini
  • Kathir
  • Selvam
  • Kannan
  • Shiva




Brahmavidya: Primordial I 
2005 Demonzend
  1. Twilight of Duality
  2. Ananya Chaitanya
  3. The Pathless Path to the Knowable Unknown
  4. There the Sun Never Shines
  5. Veil of Maya
  6. Ageless Consciousness, I Am
  7. Meditations on the Mahavakya
  8. Aham Brahmasmi
  9. Shivoham
  10. In the Fourth Quarter: Turiya
  • Kathir
  • Selvam
  • Kannan
  • Shiva

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Brahmavidya: Transcendental I 
2009
  1. Bhagavatpada Namaskara
  2. Ravens of Paradise
  3. Amrtasyaputra
  4. Hymns from the Blazing Chariot
  5. Meditations at Dawn
  6. Advaitamrta
  7. Natural Born Ignorance
  8. Immortality Roars
  9. Reversing the Currents
  10. Venerable Opposites
  11. Avidya Nivrtti
  12. Not the Seen but the Seer
  13. Adiguru Namastubhyam
  14. Majestic Ashtavakra

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Brahmavidya: Immortal I 
2011 Sonic Blast
  1. Now, Therefore……
  2. Illusory Enlightenment
  3. Ravenous Theories of Deception
  4. Vultures of Slavery
  5. Incredulous Void
  6. Sinister Devotion
  7. Harrowing Carrions of Syllogism
  8. Embryonic Theologies
  9. Supposed Sages of Sensuality
  10. Hymns of the Immortal Self
  11. Advaita Samrajya

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



RTA 
2013 Sonic Blast
  1. Death
  2. Heartbreak
  3. Abduction
  4. Resolution
  5. Manipulation
  6. Assault


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