Delhi-based band Undying Inc has been the opening act for headliners like Satyricon, Enslaved and Tesseract in the past. Their brand of heavy music has about 15,000 plus fans, especially after they opened for metal band Mega-deth, last year. Launched in 2003, when four friends joined hands to embark on a musical journey, their music has been described as everything from groove metal to aggressive. This weekend, they will be visiting Chennai as part of the Unseen Underground Sonic Stone Fest-II. At The Spring Hotel, the four piece band — Shashank (vocalist), Biswarup (guitarist), Yuvraj (drummer) and Reuben (bassist) — will perform for an hour. “Expect some of our new as well as old nuggets for the show. There is going to be pure aggression and a total release of the madness that’s inside of us all. We will perform Ironclad, which is part of the single release tour,” says Reuben.
Musically, the band credits a variety of influences, from 90s groove metal and death metal to virtuoso guitar metal to the new generation of progressive metal. “We like technical and powerful music but also big grooves. Thematically, we have been influenced by the aggression in the world around us, from wars to fighting sports to man’s constant struggle against his inner demons,” says Reuben, laughing, “We are all quite mad and are always pushing each other to further our craft, it’s a common bond of insanity.”
Age of transition
Having evolved over 10 years, they recall how they formed Undead Noise to release their albums independently, for lack of a good online platform.“We have come a long way from our humble beginnings. The sound has evolved organically, as each of us also evolved with our instruments and influences. We have gone from an old school thrash death metal to a more technical, brutal and progressive version of the same, while keeping the dissonant groove base,” says Reuben, who tells us about their new album. “It can be expected mid 2014, a follow up to our last album, Aggressive World Dynasty, and will be preceded by the Ironclad EP in December,” he says. They are happy to finally get a chance to meet their fans in the South. “We are aware of the love and respect for metal that exists here,’’ says Reuben.
At Symphony Hall, The Spring Hotel, tomorrow, from 7.30 pm onwards. Tickets are priced at `500 per head. Details: 40509999