Pisakas as many of us know they are one killer Death Metal band all the way from Bangalore India. They will be touring Nepal at the mid of 2015. Without further delay, here is a short talk that we had with the bands guitarist Nilesh..
Greetings guys how are things going on?
Things are going fine, though everyone is busy with jobs and personal stuffs, we are managing pretty well to jam. It’s been long time since we went live and we are now finally on track. We are much exited about our upcoming gigs too. Officially Pisakas went Live and became active after 2011 when Pranaw(Currently in Chrematomania & Jhagra) joined in as the vocalist but he parted away in 2013 and then Nakhul(Ex-Reprisal) was handling the vocals. Nakhul parted away in 2015 due to some personal issues, since then Sourav(Our Lead Guitarist) is handling the vocals.
Pisakas what does the name mean?
Pisakas is an evil mythological character. It’s a demon who lives in cemetery and feeds on dead corpses.
As you have mentioned above the entire lineup and changes, tell us how has the journey been from 2011 until now?
The journey has always been memorable. Since the formation of our band, we have been trying to get better and better. We enjoy most of our time with our music and instruments. We really had some fun and killer time this whole journey but yes lineup changes are always awful and terrible, it slows down your flow. But we are always well determined and try our best to manage. No doubt, Pranaw and Nakhul were kickass vocalist with great potential, but now Sourav is kicking some major ass and we are waiting to unleash that soon.
Oh yes, we are struggling to release some stuff since a year and I think this time we are close enough to make a release. We are done with all recordings and mixing. All recordings have been done at our lead guitarist's place and he does all the software shit. I have been working on the album art and its almost done. We are doing a complete DIY E.P. Number of songs will be 5 and the E.P name will be announced along with the album art. I guess few more months and it will be out.
I hope to hear about it soon. Talking about the bands gigs update Pisakas will be playing in Vile fest this may and also you guys are touring
in July. How is the preparing
for the tour? Nepal
We are damn excited about our upcoming gigs. The last gig we played was in Jun 2014 in
We will be visiting Hyderabad, India
again for the Vile Fest 2 this May. We get to share the stage with some of the
best underground Indian bands. As a whole it will be a kickass evening. But the
excitement doesn’t end here, In July we are touring Hyderabad for the 1st time. We will be
playing for the Brutal Lunch Box Vol4 in Nepal
and the Line-up is sick. Also the other project “RIP OFF” is also in the list
so it will be unforgettable evening. Waiting to hang out with wakk thuu and
nude terror guys , Nischal and many more friends around there and of course
you… We have been jamming rigorously and hope we deliver our best in these two
Yeah for sure waiting for your both projects Pisakas and rip of to terrorize
during brutal lunch box.. In fact i was quite excited when the lineup was
revealed.. Now coming beyond Pisakas, Nilesh tell us how your journey in Metal
I come from a very small town from Odhisa so I was unaware of Metal’s existence until I was 18. My band mates introduced me to Metal when I met them after moving to
. Iron Maiden was the first band
which I heard, and luckily got to see them live the very next year. For me
Metal is like never-ending, it’s like an evolution that happening to me. After
exploring Maiden, came across Sepultura, Megadeth, Slayer and many more. That’s
where we decided to form a band and started learning our instruments. I wanted
to explore more and came across Death Metal and Grindcore and many more
underground genres. Since then I have never looked back. And in today’s world
of Internet, finding out bands from different parts of the world and their
music had become easier. So this keeps me occupied to learn new things. Bangalore
For sure, so Nilesh tell us more about the scene back there in
Yeah heard about that but trust me you guys do have some killer bands there in
grossty, rip off are some of my favorites
to mention.. Bangalore
Grossty is killer and they are very good friends of mine. And yes we do have a lot of talented musicians in
…in recent times
there are some new bands in the scene and also regular gigs happening.. Apart from
musicians there are a good bunch of sick underground fans in Bangalore . Bangalore
I they are on my list to witness especially vino and you guys here in
. Hoping to grind with them
soon as well. By
the way, Nilesh tell us how hard is it for a metal band to run on in Nepal India having a same culture like that of where metal is considered a pain in
the ear. Are you guys well equipped? Nepal
Its very difficult but not impossible for a Metal Band to run in
, especially for us as we all
are staying away from our homes on our own. We try to make the most of it.
Metal has always been taken in a negative way for harsh, abusive and noise.
What people dont see is the effort behind it. My music shows the brutal side of
the life. Its my way of speaking against inhumanity, religion, fucked up
government and their rules. Here we have limited time in limited places for
live metal shows. Again jamming place becomes an issue. We do have few jamming
pads here but either, its far, or costly or crappy equipment’s. We jam at our
drummer’s place. Its an apartment so we jam only for an hour or so for 2 days
in a week. As its an residential apartment, sound becomes an issue and have
faced a lot of complaint issue too. But its always fun to get stoned and jam,
who gives a shit!! India
I have seen that in some videos that you guys have shared with us. So talking about Pisakas tell us what do you guys do apart from music?
Well I work in a market research company, Our bassist Vicky and Drummer Arindam works at Flipkart and Sourav is a Freelancer. Apart from Music we hang out in weekends to booze and get stoned. We love cooking food so we do that quite often. Mostly we end up stoned, exploring more music and talking about some random bull shit topics.
Any message to the fans out here??
We are excited to visit
our fans are exited too. We will be serving them some Old school Death Metal
with brutality. Also my other project Rip Off is playing so expect some crazy
grind too. We will make sure Nepal
gets something new this time. At last I want to tell our fans to keep
supporting underground music and the local scene. Cheers to all the fans!! See
you soon, till then get drunk and high!! Nepal
Nilesh thank you for your time
Hey, No issue bro, it was me who delayed it.