All music below has been written, produced, and mixed by Prateek Rajagopal. (Barring The Minerva Conduct, which has additional mix & production credits)

Sampler

Self-titled (Atmospheric Progressive Metal)

THE MINERVA CONDUCT (India/US)

THE MINERVA CONDUCT are hailed as a supergroup in India with members of DEMONIC RESURRECTION, GUTSLIT and ALBATROSS coming together to create something unique. For too long Indian bands have played well within the confines of the extreme metal genre and what is tried and tested, but finally here is a metal band that's daring to expand the perception of the genre as a whole. Forward-thinking and cutting-edge, their progressive music deals with clever experimentation and even the incorporation of subtle layers of atmosphere to elevate the experience beyond the ordinary. The more you listen to this album, the more you will get enamored by it. With a gorgeous artwork adorning the instrumental music, and with drumming and synth done by ENTHEOS, ex-ANIMALS AS LEADERS member Navine Koperweis, this is a world class album that should be heard by all fans of contemporary metal music.


METAL INJECTION PREMIERE - https://www.metalinjection.net/av/song-premiere/minerva-conduct-desertion


NO CLEAN SINGING PREMIERE -
https://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/07/24/an-ncs-premiere-the-minerva-conduct-metanoia/


TOILET OV HELL PREMIERE -
https://www.toiletovhell.com/track-premiere-the-minerva-conduct-unearth/


DEAD RHETORIC PREMIERE -
https://deadrhetoric.com/randomness/exclusive-song-stream-the-minerva-conducts-exultant/


WORLDWIDE PRESS -


- "equally ethereal and explosive" - METAL INJECTION (US)


- "This supergroup is sure to have success" - IT DJENTS (US)


- "brilliant, beautiful, and transporting" - INSERT REVIEW HERE (Australia) 10/10


- "very clearly an act to pay attention to" - HEAVY MAG (Australia) 5/5


- "mandatory listening" - BRUTALITOPIA (US)


- "an irresistible, heavy-punching head-mover that also sends the mind
off into glimmering astral realms" - NO CLEAN SINGING (US)


- "alluring and clever" - SOUNDSCAPE MAGAZINE (UK) 9/10


- "incredibly awesome" - HEAD-BANGER REVIEWS (US)


- "Prog leaning Metal at its finest" - MOSHPIT METAL (US) 4/5


- "nothing short of essential listening for everyone" - METAL WANI (India)


- "a new revolution in the world of Metal music in India" - DISSECTING THE EUPHONY (Malaysia)


- "definite success" - DEAD RHETORIC (US)


- "will tear you a new space-time paradigm" - TOILET OV HELL (US)


- "only a pleasure for the metal ear" - WHITE ROOM REVIEWS (Netherlands)


- "highly compelling and sonically satisfying" - METAL TRENCHES (US)


- "A highly enjoyable album" - THE SMALL TAKEOVER (US)


- "something valuable, worthy of attention" - RETURN TO MY BLOOD (Spain)
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Amputheatre (Brutal Death/Grind)

GUTSLIT (Mumbai, India)

Indian brutal death metal legends return with their highly awaited new album titled ‘Amputheatre’. It’s a quantum leap ahead in terms of songwriting when compared to their 2013 debut ‘Skewered in the Sewer’. GUTSLIT have improved phenomenally and honed their skills in the company of the new vocalist Kaushal LS of GODLESS. Their trademark brutality now sees development with the incorporation of grind influences, and their music couldn’t be better balanced and memorable. This makes them stand head and shoulders above from the sea of brutal death metal bands out there, and with a massive European tour lined up this year, GUTSLIT sure won’t make it easy to forget their masterpiece.

Album artwork - Eliran Kantor (INCANTATION, HATE ETERNAL, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, TESTAMENT)



HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY PREMIERE -
https://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2017/09/25/exclusive-premiere-gutslit-cut-one-ear-another/


NO CLEAN SINGING PREMIERE -
https://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/09/07/an-ncs-premiere-gutslit-necktie-party/


NEW NOISE MAGAZINE PREMIERE -
https://newnoisemagazine.com/stream-gutslit-maraschino-eyeballs/


TOILET OV HELL PREMIERE -
https://www.toiletovhell.com/premiere-gutslit-will-spread-you-like-a-blood-eagle/


GEAR GODS PLAYTHROUGH PREMIERE -
https://geargods.net/playthrough/gutslit-guitarist-prateek-rajagopals-new-playthrough-will-have-you-smiling-from-ear-to-ear/



WORLDWIDE PRESS -

- "some of the most articulate death metal of the year" - METAL INJECTION (US)


- "a thoroughly enjoyable brutal death beatdown" - ANGRY METAL GUY (US)


- "one of the most explosive and enjoyable death metal records of 2017" - NEW NOISE MAGAZINE (US) 4.5/5


- "a perfect album in every unit" - METAL JESUS MAGAZINE 100%


- "Perfection!" - SLOVAK METAL ARMY (Slovakia) 666/666


- "This is seriously great death metal" - HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY (US)


- "Amputheatre is an excellent album" - AMPS AND GREEN SCREENS (UK) 9.1/10


- "Gutslit have outdone themselves" - METAL TRENCHES (US)


- "add a solid stone to worldwide Brutal Death structure" - ACTA INFERNALIS (France)


- "brilliant Brutal Death Metal" - HEADTILTS (India) 8.6/10


- "great" - RETURN TO MY BLOOD (Spain) 8.5/10


- "hits all the desired marks" - DEAD RHETORIC (US) 7.5/10


- "a phenomenal feat" - METAL NEXUS (US)


- "essential listen for any death metal fan" - WONDERBOX METAL (UK)


- "It’s a serious adrenaline rush" - NO CLEAN SINGING (US)


- "an outstanding record" - DIOSES DEL METAL (Spain)


- "brutal death metal of the highest quality" - DEADLY STORM (Czech Republic)


- "captivating" - HEAD-BANGER REVIEWS (US)


- "one of the nastiest pieces of work east of the Atlantic" - TOILET OV HELL


- "impressive" - CROSSFIRE METAL (Germany)


- "brutal and uncompromising music" - METAL EYES (Italy)


- "will not be disappointed" - MEGA METAL (Germany)



Band lineup -
Gurdip Singh Narang - Bass
Kaushal LS - Vocals
Prateek Rajagopal - Guitarist/Songwriter
Aaron Pinto - Drums

Official Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gutslit/
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Design EP (Progressive Rock)

HOIA

HOIA is a solo venture of Prateek Rajagopal. The 'Design EP' explores the concept of demise, combined with weird tones, noise, drone sounds, and simple rock grooves to create a haunting, horror-like experience.
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