Rockin’ Out with Goddess Gagged
Another issue in the Rockin’ Out series! It’s the series started by Byrd36 to show the appreciation we Metalheads have for Rock, in all its shapes or forms as long as they are ”good”, as a genre that helped breed our beloved Metal. That doesn’t mean we only look at the stuff that’s gold and old, but instead we appreciate that Rock has grown in all of its own directions. That means that if it’s good, heartfelt and not by default meant to make fuckloads of cash, we potentially like it and potentially cover it.
Well fuck me sideways then, ‘cause today I’ve got something I pretty much instantly fell in love with. It’s by an Indian band named Goddess Gagged, pushed on to us by press release by India’s number one Metal musician and Demonstealer Records head honsho, Demonstealer. Demonstealer is already known for his good tastes – he likes hamburgers too we hear – but with this he managed to double our belief in his knack for finding and supporting pure goodness.
It’s like this: Goddess Gagged are soon to release their debut record, titled Resurfaces. On November 19th they’ll do a gig in the Indian city of Pune to celebrate the release of the album. A gig in which also Demonstealer’s own band, Demonic Resurrection, will participate. Resurfaces will contain seven tracks.
The artwork, designed by Venkat Raman, that was recently released into the public is shown below. About this, guitarist Devesh Dayal states: ”We wanted to make sure our album cover reflected what goes on in our songs. There’s an escape from darkness (the hole in the earth) and a guidance into light by the hand in the back. Working with Venkat Raman was awesome, he really brought the surreal imagery to life.”
Well, so far I have only heard one song yet – though we’re due to review the full album at a later stage – but what I can confirm on the basis of this is that Goddess Gagged’s sound is definitely enlightening and not quite as Grindcore as you’d expect from a gagged goddess. The music I’ve heard and you’re about to hear is first and foremostly beautiful, with melodies that take you all kinds of places. Rich, creative, warm, it’s all very much applicable to GG’s first single Sink or Swim and in fact I’m finding it very difficult – impossible so far actually – to turn it off. Because I very much wish you to have the same experience, I’ve lined up the track for you below. Make sure you turn up the volume to fully catch those awesome melodies!