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 »

Jun 282018
 

India Based Metal Band R.A.I.D have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new video for ‘Haymaker’ The song appears on their upcoming debut album “The Strong Survive”, which will be released on July 13th via Rottweiler Records. The video can be watched below.

Frontman Rueban Issac states:

“We’re pumped for the upcoming debut CD release on Rottweiler Records. The label has been incredibly supportive and it’s a dream come true to be part of The Pack, with some of the most talented bands in metal music represented in the roster.”

“ 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 music video for ‘Haymaker’ is a sneak peek into our music, beliefs and message, while reminding viewers of the old-school ethics of thrash and hardcore metal.” Continue reading »

Apr 142018
 

India Based Metal Band R.A.I.D have released a new single ‘Soul of a lion’ which appears on their upcoming album which will be released via Rottweiler Records. The release date will be announced soon. Check out the album artwork below, designed by Jithin Jacob at Inkdom.

‘Soul of a lion’ is available to download for FREE from Noisetrade.

R.A.I.D a metal band that brings huge riffs, slamming grooves and powerful vocals which lyrically follow the ethics of hXc punk; Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). Continue reading »