Abijith : Well, Folks I'm Abijith, I'm the vocalist
of a Metal band called "Escher's Knot" From Chennai, INDIA.
Abijith : Escher's Knot started in like
August 2009... MC Escher is an Artist and an Illusionist... One of his works is
this knot, which does not have a starting or an ending point. We believe our
songs are inspired to his complicated works. .. with the structure,feel and
stuff... so went ahead with that name...
Abijith : We have Anshuman on guitars, Madhav on
bass and Manu on Drums... We've been in different bands before all different genres,
bringing all our different influences, as one gave birth to a unique sound of Escher's
Knot ! :)
Abijith : We just don't need any reason... We are
all listening to metal and playing metal from a long time now... I think it just
came out like that we didn't pick and choose ! :) It's in our blood with the amount of
alcohol and other substances ;)
Who are the artists, singers, bands,
you admire, in India or in western world ?
Which ones do you consider as real influences for you ?
Abijith : We have a whole variety of influences
from tool to decapitated, Jamiroquai to Indian classical to Dying foetus... bands
like Nevermore, Tool, Meshuggah, Textures have been a major influence.
Abijith : In fact the metal scene in India is
starting to grow nowadays. In Chennai it's not much yet ! Still we have a selected
set of audience but whenever we play we get a good turn up and we are happy that
they enjoy it too !
IR : Your music, we can say, is very powerful, rough, violent and very different
from what we are used to in Indian music (classical or filmi geet...) : do you
consider Escher's Knot as an Indian, or Tamil, rock band anyway ? Or what
Abijith : There are lots of good bands who play
similar kind of music here in INDIA ! You can say there is an uprising scene of
metal here... And the new wave of Indian metal is shooting up in a fast rate of
which we are just a small part. This country has got loads of talent. Bands have
started touring abroad and stuff !
IR : If we pay attention to your lyrics, we notice that you propose thoughts about
life, death, about the world... nothing really personal... Is it right ? Is it a
way to show you want to use your songs for something beyond personal
matters, something universal ?
Abijith : Yeah there are lots of books and
movies and art which has inspired me to write those songs... I don't decide prior
to writing as to what I have to write about. I just let my thoughts flow of
things which I come across.
IR : Could you please, as an example, explain the meaning of one of your songs
(maybe "Anonymous Origins", or any other) ?
Abijith : "Anonymous Origins" is inspired by the
movie "Fourth Kind" which is about alien abduction and stuff... so its about
Abijith : Lately we have been told that we have
similar sound as Gojira... haha ! So if u guys like Gojira and the similar music, do
check out our stuff... You can order our stuff from
Abijith : We have already started writing new
material... So working on our full length album which should be out this year end.
Abijith : Indian metal has got loads of talent and
shooting up briskly ! Do check out
www.headbangers.in, The flaming
skull podcast and indianrockmp3.com.
Thanks for your valuable time in interviewing us :) Keep it metal!!