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Listen: Goa Prog Metallers Feeding In Atlantis Release Debut Single “The Firefly”

The four-member band is slated to release their debut album ‘Sustaining The Kraken’ later this year

Rolling Stone India Jul 16, 2014
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(from top left) Jairaj Joshi, Odin de Sa, Aaron Braganza and Rahul Rao. Photo: courtesy of Feeding in Atlantis

(from top left) Jairaj Joshi, Odin de Sa, Aaron Braganza and Rahul Rao. Photo: courtesy of Feeding in Atlantis

Just when you think djent and prog metal could get stale, a band like Feeding In Atlantis show up. The Goa prog metal band, influenced by the likes of Animals As Leaders, Periphery and Opeth, started out as guitarist Odin de Sa’s solo project in 2012. Two years on, de Sa has recruited members to perform live and released Feed In Atlantis’s debut single “The Firefly,” from their upcoming album Sustaining The Kraken.

Last month, de Sa, who is also part of prog metal band Within Ceres, recruited Mumbai-based drummer Jairaj Joshi [from alt rock band Teemeer and the Cirkle], bassist Aaron Braganza [from Goa metal band Embers of a Perfect World] and vocalist Rahul Rao [from prog metal band Beyond Eternity]. Says de Sa, “I wanted to play live, so I got a band together. Some of them are people I know from Goa, some of them, like Jairaj and Aaron are now working in Mumbai, and were ex-bandmates.” In addition to the live band, Feeding In Atlantis also features guest musicians from across the world on tracks off Sustaining The Kraken, who found out about de Sa’s work through his SoundCloud page. While “The Firefly” featured Ukranian vocalist Mary Koblova, the band’s next single “Canyons,” features Scotland-based guitarist Jake Woodward. De Sa adds that he’s even outsourced production, mixing and mastering to Danish producer Simon Ottzen, whom he found via Facebook. Says de Sa, “I never thought it would work out.”

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With the next single “Canyons” due in August and Sustaining The Kraken set to release in October, de Sa is looking out for gigs, with the live version of Feeding In Atlantis ready to go. Although his guest performers won’t be flying down for shows, the guitarist says he will use a backing track for vocals and synth layers.

 

Listen to “The Firefly” by Feeding In Atlantis ft Mary Koblova

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