Mar 172019
 

‘Unbreakable’ ,the new lyric video from India’s old school hardcore powerhouse band, R.A.I.D. can be watched below. The song is part of a digital 45 which will include one more track, building up to their second album, which will be announced shortly.

Frontman Rueban Issac says about the track, “[It’s] about breaking free from the norms and pressures created by society/the people around us. A lot of poisonous trends have been created that affect a good way of life. To overcome these hurdles, the only way out is to have an unbreakable state of mind. We are the captain of our fate, the master of our soul, the boss of our dreams and the king of our goals. It is up to us to negate the poison around us and create our own legacy.” Continue reading »

Mar 132019
 

Hyderabad, India’s old school hardcore powerhouse, R.A.I.D., brainchild of vocalist Rueban Issac, launched June of 2016 and has already impacted fans across the globe. Along with Issac on vocals, the band is comprised of Abishek Allapanda on Guitars, Sam Jaba on Bass and Bobbin Jaydev on Drums. –

R.A.I.D draws musical influence from such hardcore legends as Madball, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Terror, Snapcase and Hatebreed. Lyrically, R.A.I.D focuses on the classic ethos of hardcore, PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) with the added message of Hope, Strength and Salvation through the teachings of Jesus Christ. R.A.I.D strives to further breathe fresh music into a generic scene, pushing both music and lyrics to the fullest potential. Continue reading »

Sep 222018
 

India Based Metal Band R.A.I.D have released a lyric video for ‘Detonate’. The song is taken from their debut album “The Strong Survive”, which is released on July 13th via Rottweiler Records. The video can be watched below.

When one thinks of a raid, the word generally conjures thoughts of a sudden attack or assault on an enemy as in warfare. The implication is that a counter threat or forceful action is being levied against a previous assailant. With words such as brutal, vicious, and savage being vogue as descriptions for heavy bands currently, it stands to reason that words which paint images of attack would be prevalent in today’s musical landscape. Continue reading »

R.A.I.D. – “The Strong Survive”

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Sep 022018
 

It gives me immense pleasure to introduce you to the newest old school hardcore band reigning in from Hyderabad, India – R.A.I.D (Rueban and The Imperium Division). Formed in June 2016, the debut band has signed up with Rottweiler Records, and have released their debut album “The Strong Survive” early July this year. Having seen a few line-up changes over the years, the band (the brain child of vocalist Rueban Issac) describes themselves as “When one thinks of a raid, the word generally conjures thoughts of a sudden attack or assault on an enemy as in warfare. The implication is that a counter threat or forceful action is being levied against a previous assailant.”

The band lists out a number of influences which includes Madball, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Terror, Snapcase and Hatebreed. Lyrically, R.A.I.D focuses on the classic ethos of hardcore, PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) with the added message of Hope, Strength and Salvation through the teachings of Jesus Christ. R.A.I.D strives to further breathe fresh music into a generic scene, pushing both music and lyrics to the fullest potential.

Without much ado, I plug in my earphones and with the flick of a matchstick delve into this debut record. The first track, “Detonate” literally true to its name, explodes with hammering riffs and sets the groove on. The guitar tone is rugged and riffs are progressive, accentuated equally with raw growls and makes one groove to the beats. Next up we have, “Soul of a Lion” which takes no time to grab your attention with a catchy riff and continues with the same energy as that of its predecessor. What was peculiar about this song was the interlude that introduces us to the odd time breaks and builds up intensity to outleash brutal madness, the guitar solo did its magic too. Continue reading »

Aug 042018
 

India Based Metal Band R.A.I.D have released a lyric video for ‘Soul Of A Lion’. The song is taken from their debut album “The Strong Survive”, which is released on July 13th via Rottweiler Records. The video can be watched below.

Frontman Rueban Issac states: “This record has been an amazing journey for all of us involved, and to see it come to fruition and released is something we eagerly await. The lyric video for ‘Soul of a Lion’ is a sneak peek into our music, beliefs, and message while reminding viewers of the old-school ethics of thrash and hardcore metal.”

When one thinks of a raid, the word generally conjures thoughts of a sudden attack or assault on an enemy as in warfare. The implication is that a counter threat or forceful action is being levied against a previous assailant. With words such as brutal, vicious, and savage being vogue as descriptions for heavy bands currently, it stands to reason that words which paint images of attack would be prevalent in today’s musical landscape. Continue reading »