R.A.I.D. – “Imperium”

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Jul 162019
 

In their latest album, R.A.I.D bring old-school hardcore from Hyderabad, India in a collection of pounding tracks that aim for the sounds found in the clubs in places like New York and Boston.

Admit it, when you read old-school hardcore, you had images of New York and bands like Madball, Sick of It All and the like and you weren’t thinking of Hyderabad, India.  Well, R.A.I.D is here to change that and as Rolling Stone India put it, they are “Hyderabad’s sole hardcore frontrunners”. For this follow up to The Strong Survive (2018), the band chose material focused on finding and using one’s inherent strength, inspired by the Biblical character Samson.

Clocking in under 20 minutes for seven songs, the album certainly fits the typical mold for an old-school hardcore effort, no wasted time.  A short drum roll and “Unbreakable” is off to the races with a galloping riff that slows for the verse sections where Ruben Isaac barks out the words.  The first song does set the tone for the whole album and there are a couple of sound issues and/or choices that I’m not a big fan of that I feel hurt the overall impact of the songs.  Continue reading »

Jun 022019
 

After releasing two singles in March and May, Hyderabad’s sole hardcore frontrunners R.A.I.D. have revealed artwork & tracklist for their upcoming new album “Imperium,” which will be released June 28th. through Rottweiler Records.

The band – who also incorporate crossover thrash elements for a sound that recalls hardcore bands like Hatebreed and Madball – released the quick-paced ‘Unbreakable’ in March, bundling it with another incendiary track called ‘Seven.’ In May, the unsparing track ‘Outrage’ was put together with ‘Steadfast,’ a bouncier, groovier offering. With four out of seven songs off “Imperium” already out, R.A.I.D. has revealed that the album is inspired by biblical character of Samson.

Vocalist and founder Rueban Issac told Rolling Stone India, “Samson was depicted as the epitome of strength in the bible. Though, we might not be like Samson, we, as individuals have unique strengths that we can use. No matter who you are, what age group you belong, or what the status of your life may be, you have a gift that you can use.” Continue reading »

May 042019
 

India based metal band R.A.I.D. (Rueban And the Imperium Division) are gearing up for the release of their second full length album after releasing their debut album “The Strong Survive” last year: ‘Outrage’ is their new lyric video and can be watched below.

“The song ‘Outrage’ is about breaking free from the norms and pressures created by society/the people around us.” said frontman Rueben Issac. “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.”

‘Outrage’ is being released as a Digital 45 along with their previous single ‘Unbreakable’. More details about the currently untitled album will be released in the coming days via Rottweiler Records. Continue reading »

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 »