Singapore’s unholy kings and the true pioneers of Vedic Metal, RUDRA have finally released a new single and unleashed the artworks for their eighth album, “Enemy of Duality”. The new album has taken a lot of research into its making over one year and is touted as the band’s most defying release till date. RUDRA, over the years have garnered an awe-inspiring name from several critics and fans, hemming a cult fan following over the last two and a half decades. Having used traditional classical instruments such as Sitar, Tabla, Indian percussion, Didgeridoo (Ancient Wind instrument), among others that fortifies the very flavor of Extreme Metal paving way for their signature sound that appeases listeners transcending into the realm of Ancient Indian Mythology. Riding high on philosophical themes and literature, “Enemy of Duality”, is set to release soon via Transcending Obscurity- Asia.
Speaking about the single called “Slay the Demons of Duality” and the artworks, frontman Kathir says, “The single “Slay the demons of Duality” was inspired by a verse from the Mandukya Karika. The verse in Sanskrit was chanted in the beginning and towards the end of the song. It is about how we are afraid of evil, demons, satan etc., In fact, many belief systems create a duality between good and evil. In this song, we present the very duality to be demons. Upon inquiry, these demons of duality are found to be purely notional”.