ASIA’S EXTREME METAL LEGEND! THE PIONEER OF VEDIC METAL!
RUDRA, the name of the Indian deity of Destruction; conjures the scene of death and destruction. Just like the deity, RUDRA, the band, was named so to symbolize the aggressive character of its music.
A legend in the Asian Metal scene, RUDRA was established in 1992. Since its humble beginning as a Death Metal band, the band went on to pioneer the evolution of a new genre of Death-Black Metal music called VEDIC METAL. The music of RUDRA, Vedic metal, can be characterized as a bridge between the east and the west: incorporating Indian traditional music, Sanskrit chants, and mantras into Death/Black Metal. This unique musical creation is what is known to the world as Vedic Metal.
RUDRA’s first three masterpieces will be reissued via Awakening Records! All albums will feature new hand-painted covers and layouts, and the stories behind the albums, written by the founding members of RUDRA, will be available in the booklets!
Kathir – Bass & Vocals
Shiva – Drums
Kannan – Rhythm Guitars
Selvam – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
All lyrics by Kathir.
All music by RUDRA except ‘Asura Mardhini’ (Traditional/RUDRA).
Presented and manufactured by Awakening Records.
Marketed and distributed by Alchemy Media.
Produced by RUDRA.
Recorded and mixed at MusicZone Studio from Mesha – Vrshabha 5105 Kaliyuga.
Engineered by Terrence Goh.
Mixed by Bernard Goh & RUDRA.
Remastered by Vinod Vaskaran in June 2015.
Cover artwork by Visionis Phosphorescent.
Design and layout by Arioch.