DEMONSTEALER debuts video for “The Propaganda Machine” (ft. Aborted’s Ken Bedene) via Rolling Stone India

PC: Ashish Kamble

Demonstealer, the solo venture of the iconic Indian metal musician and multi-instrumentalist Sahil Makhija (of Demonic Resurrection), has unveiled the title track from his upcoming fourth album, The Propaganda Machine, slated for 31 March via Black Lion Records digitally and physically (CD, cassette, and vinyl)Serving as the third excerpt from the album, the track features drummer Ken Bedene, bassist Stian Gundersen, and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni.

Of the track, Demonstealer shares:
“This song really speaks of the times we live in. Propaganda has been around forever, and it’s almost with a machine-like precision that it is spread to the masses. It’s gut-wrenching to see how people blindly follow the information dissipated through these organizations and the various mediums used. This song is about that. This track features Ken Bedene (Aborted) and Stian Gundersen (Blood Red Throne) on drums and bass, respectively. Together the three of us just unleash a straightforward and relenting sonic assault. Brutal and to the point is how I like to describe this track.”

The single will be available on all major digital/streaming platforms tomorrow (10 March); find it on your preferred media AT THIS LOCATION.

Watch/Hear the previously released singles: 
“Monolith of Hate” (ft. James Payne, Martino Garattoni & Anabelle Iratni): Visualizer / Playthrough
“The Fear Campaign” (Hannes Grossmann, Dominic “Forest” Lapointe, Anabelle Iratni & Dean Paul Arnold): Lyric Video

PRE-ORDERThe Propaganda Machine on CD/cassette/vinyl/digital HERE or HERE (includes PRE-SAVE on digital platforms).

Black Lion Records is also issuing the back catalog of Demonstealer; CD/digital PRE-ORDER available RIGHT HERE.

Featuring a stellar line-up of metal musicians across the globe, The Propaganda Machine is another chapter in the story of one of heavy music’s most tenacious underground legends. The album is a brilliantly wicked 40-minute ride featuring the likes of Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Triptykon, Blotted Science), Martino Garattoni (Ne Obliviscaris, Ancient Bards), and Ken Bedene (Aborted). Technical symphonic death metal at its finest — no-holds-barred, full-throttle heaviness. Relentless in its brutality, triumphant in its melodies. Vocally the album is also hard-hitting, marking a lyrical turn to reality and escape from fantasy — an eviscerating take on the polarised world today, and a record that fully speaks truth to power.

The Propaganda Machine was Mixed and Mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland; Artwork by Daemorph Art.


Track Listing:
1. The Fear Campaign
(Hannes Grossmann, Dominic “Forest” Lapointe, Anabelle Iratni & Dean Paul Arnold)
2. Monolith of Hate
(James Payne, Martino Garattoni & Anabelle Iratni)
3. The Propaganda Machine
(Ken Bedene, Stian Gundersen & Anabelle Iratni)
4. The Art of Disinformation
(Sebastian Lanser, Kilian Duarte, Alex Baillie & Anabelle Iratni)
5. Screams of Those Dying 
(Hannes Grossmann, Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe & Anabelle Iratni)
6. The Great Dictator 
(James Payne, Martino Garattoni & Anabelle Iratni)
7. The Anti-National 
(Sebastian Lanser, Kilian Duarte & Anabelle Iratni)
8. Crushing the Iron Fist 
(Ken Bedene, Stian Gundersen, Sanjay Kumar & Anabelle Iratni)

Sahil Makhija, better known as Demonstealer, has long been one of the pillars of the heavy metal scene in India. From being at the vanguard of a fledgling metal scene to becoming one of its most visible and respected proponents today, Demonstealer is integral to the growth of the Indian metal community.

In 2000, Demonstealer formed Demonic Resurrection, one of India’s best-known and biggest metal bands. Over the last two decades, the band has become one of the most recognizable faces of Indian metal, nationally and internationally. Also, in 2000, he established India’s first recording studio dedicated solely to metal — a home to all of the country’s top metal bands.

Five years later, he launched Demonstealer Records — India’s first metal record label. The label included the best in India’s burgeoning metal scene on its roster and licensed internationally renowned acts, including Behemoth and Dimmu Borgir. Demonstealer also founded and ran Resurrection Festival, alongside Demonic Resurrection bassist Husain Bandukwala. For years it was India’s only dedicated extreme metal festival. Needless to say, Demonstealer’s impact on the national scene cannot be overstated.

Aside from the success of Demonic Resurrection (5 studio albums, Metal Hammer Golden God award, multiple tours and festivals across the UK and Europe), Demonstealer’s solo career is notable. From his debut album, And Chaos Will Reign (2008), to The Holocene Termination (2021), Sahil has been blazing a thunderous solo trail.

Demonstealer is:
Sahil Makhija – vocals, guitars


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