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Press release:
“Indian black metal stalwarts HEATHEN BEAST announced their comeback recently with the following statement –

“Sometimes there are things in life which you cannot just let pass. Sometimes you have to speak up and not be a silent spectator.

We once hinted at doing a grindcore EP and there was no better time to do it than now, the very essence of the music and the subject are synonymous. While this isn’t ‘pure’ grindcore and it’s the essence of the genre that we took and blended it with our own style.”

This is in reference to the shocking ‘demonetization’ move by the new government here. It basically put ALL 500 and 1000 Rupee notes out of commission overnight and brought the nation to a complete standstill. Poor people were affected the most as they didn’t have bank accounts or credit cards and had to rely on cash payments only. DECIBEL MAGAZINE premiered the first song off the new album with an excellent write up HERE.

HEATHEN BEAST (India) – ‘$cam’ Box Set / Digital (June 1st, 2017)

Genre – Blackened Grindcore
Release Date – June 1st, 2017
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity India (sub-label)

HEATHEN BEAST, the undercover band from India that’s speaking up against the unfair practices of the government, are back from hibernation to release a blackened slab of grindcore. Their improved direction allows them to express their issues in a more effective manner. ‘$cam’ is about the horrifying overnight discontinuation of 90% of the currency notes in circulation around the country, thus effectively bringing the activities, especially of the poor people who don’t even have bank accounts, to a grinding halt. Here’s an undiluted and venomous take on this whole biased decision that is apparently favouring the rich but leaving the poor people in deep trouble. For better or worse, this unprecedented demonetization move by the government in power has sparked a massive outrage and here’s HEATHEN BEAST releasing a scathing album about it in timely fashion.

Track list:
1. Surgical Strike (De-modi-tisation)
2. It’s Only A Minor Inconvenience
3. Fuck Poor People, I Have Paytm
4. Reliance Is The Secret Of My Energy, Jio Mere Lal!
5. If The Army Can Do It, So Can You
6. Bailing Out The Banks
7. If You Disagree You Are Anti-national, Go To Pakistan
8. My Note Has GPS
9. Chutiya Banaya Bada Maza Aaya

Line up:
Carvaka – Vocals/Guitars
Samkhya – Bass
Mimamsa – Drums