Now considered one of the pioneers of Bombay Hardcore, DEATH BY FUNGI return to the fray with their first release in 2 years. While the band’s previous records saw them evolve from a melodic hardcore origin to incorporate influences from skatepunk, powerviolence and mathcore, “Die In Bombay” sets out to combine all influences into one melodic, abrasive and disorienting frenzy of relentless d-beat driven anarchy. Today, we’re pleased to give you an early stream of the title track “Die In Bombay”!
As one of the most important bands in India right now, DBF continues to forge the shape & future of hardcore in South Asia, while staying true to its origins at the same time. While musically they lie somewhere between Botch, Coalesce, Deadguy and Despise You, the lyrical content is purely about life in Bombay – a huge metropolis that’s engulfed by class and religious divide, polluted by an atmosphere of violence. Die in Bombay is the first record to feature Tabish Khidir of Mumbai-based doom metal band DIRGE on vocals.
The band’s guitarist Vrishank commented:
“I feel like I was playing different riffs in the same meter and Aryaman kind of carried the song. We played around with the idea for a while, adding stuff between parts but I think we finally have no real frame of reference for what we sound like. I wasn’t thinking “oh this riff sounds like converge” or “oh, this riff sounds like cult leader”, it just felt like whoa this is just happening. There are like three distinct parts to the song, my favorite is when the clean, reverby guitar plays and Aryaman and Kamran are doing some crazy drum n bass, jazzy stuff over it. Tabish was most able to channel his inner bombay tough guy on the track too, it just fell in place.”