- Jason Hesley
DEMONSTEALER: Indian metal icon shares politically-charged single, “The Fear Campaign!
Demonstealer, the solo venture of Indian metal icon Sahil Makhija (of Demonic Resurrection), has shared the second single, “The Fear Campaign,” from his upcoming fourth album, The Propaganda Machine, out 31 March via Black Lion Records digitally and physically (CD, cassette, and vinyl). The track, featuring Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Triptykon, Blotted Science), Dominic “Forest” Lapointe (First Fragment, Augury, BARF), Anabelle Iratni (Veile, ex-Cradle of Filth), and Dean Paul Arnold (Primalfrost), deplores the propaganda that the right wing, religious extremist government uses to create fear in the minds of the common people by demonizing people of other religions/ethnic minorities.
Of the track, Demonstealer comments:
“‘The Fear Campaign’ is a track that talks about how in most countries the religious/ethnic majority is constantly kept in fear through government propaganda to be in constant fear of minorities. It’s a tactic that has always worked. The opening lines of the song ‘Keep them in fear, Keep them believing’ really convey how this propaganda works. Musically the track is a rollercoaster and I got to work with some incredible musicians on this. I think this is some of the most intense and brutal drumming by Hannes Grossmann and Dominic Forest has just really played some of the most amazing bass lines, which don’t just follow the guitar but yet blend so seamlessly with the track. Of course, Dean Paul Arnold has thrown down some epic shreds and Anabelle has given the track a real haunting atmosphere that it needed. It was such an honour how these incredible musicians built this song to the behemoth that you hear.”