Bangladeshi extreme metal scene is expanding in a promising way, bands outside Dhaka, the capital city, are also excelling with their own efforts. Sylhet based thrashers H2SO4 played an important role to establish the metal scene in their own region, and now they are close to release their debut EP "British Bangla Testament", where they have been very vocal about the miserable incidents that occurred during the British rule in Indian subcontinent.
New Noise Magazine exclusively premiered the lyric video of "The Bengal Holocaust" —first track from the EP. Find this at this location
Comment from the band on the track:
“This song speaks about tragic incidents of 1905-1911, a forgotten holocaust of 1943, a planned famine that killed almost 05 million people.”
Hailing from Sylhet, H2SO4 was formed in 2011 by Shuvo (vocals/guitar) and Rahul (lead guitarist/backing vocals). Originally kicking their journey off as a heavy metal band, the band later changed their musical direction to more shreddy solo oriented thrash metal sound.
Shortly after their formation, they frequently started appearing in numerous local gigs, and played a major role to enrich the then infertile metal scene of Sylhet and its nearest districts. Their track “Shorod Bihar” was released in a local compilation album Tyrant Shall Fall back in 2015.
Their debut EP British Bangla Testament focuses on the tragic incidents that took place in between 1905 to 1947, a period during the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent. While the major part of the influences rooted in Bay Area thrash metal masters, H2SO4 has not stayed away from infusing elements from neoclassical, prog, traditional heavy and even technical death metal.
An EP launching gig will be taking place on October 21, 2017 with the supporting live performances from other local acts.