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Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Reptilian Death, Gutslit, Cosmic Infusion and The Down Troddence lead nominations at the fifth edition of RSMA

Rolling Stone India May 16, 2014
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RSMA 2014

The Mumbai metal scene has proved its worth this year. The fifth edition of the Rolling Stone Metal Awards features five Mumbai bands among top nominees, with death metal band Reptilian Death leading with seven nominations across eight categories, including Best Band, Best Song and Best Album.

While Reptilian Death have gone from spoof metal band formed in 2001 to one of the most brutal death metal bands with their 2013 album The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence, it’s been a year of comebacks for other bands as well. Mumbai death grind band Gutslit overcame lineup changes and released their debut full-length album, Skewered In The Sewer, which gets six nominations, the same tally as symphonic black metal band Cosmic Infusion, who regrouped with a different lineup in 2012 and released their first ever self-titled EP last year. Bengaluru-based folk metal band The Down Troddence, who mashed crushing riffs and folk myths on their debut album How Are You? We Are Fine, Thank You also gain six nominations.

Another notable comeback in Indian metal came from Mumbai prog/hardcore metal band Reverrse Polarity, who released their self-titled album last year, and are nominated in four categories. Other big names nominated include Delhi groove/tech metal band Undying Inc., who gain three nominations for their single “Ironclad” and Mumbai groove/thrash metal band Zygnema, who have four nominations after they released their single “Shell Broken Hell Loose” in March.

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Public voting in three categories ”“ Best Band, Best Album and Best Song ”“ is now open on the RSMA Facebook event page. Find out who will win big at the awards event, on June 22nd at Blue Frog, Mumbai.


Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2014 Nominees


Best Band

Cosmic Infusion


Reptilian Death

Reverrse Polarity

The Down Troddence


Best Album

Cosmic Infusion – Cosmic Infusion

Gutslit – Skewered In The Sewer

Reptilian Death – The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence

Reverrse Polarity – Reverrse Polarity

The Down Troddence – How are You? We are fine, Thank you


Best Song

Cosmic Infusion ”“ “Burial Of Thy Own”

Reptilian Death ”“ “O”

Reverrse Polarity ”“ “Cross Poly Nation”

The Down Troddence ”“ “Nagavalli”

Undying Inc ”“ “Ironclad”

Zygnema ”“ “Shell Broken Hell Loose”


Best Vocalist

Cosmic Infusion   – Sushan Shetty

Gutslit – Aditya Barve

Reptilian Death – Vinay Venkatesh

Undying Inc -Shashank Bhatnagar

Zygnema – Jimmy Bhore


Best Guitarist

Cosmic Infusion – Amnish Lohire

Gutslit – Dynell Bangera

Reptilian Death – Sahil Makhija

The Down Troddence – Varun Raj

Zygnema ”“ Sidharth Kadadi


Best Bassist

Gutslit – Gurdip Singh Narang

Reptilian Death – Ashwin Shriyan

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Theorized – Sankalp Narayanan

When Stories End – Gaurav Roka

Undying Inc – Reuben Bhattacharya


Best Drummer

Gutslit – Aaron Pinto

Reptilian Death – Sahil Makhija

Reverrse Polarity – Gautam Deb

The Down Troddence – Ganesh Radhakrishnan

Undying Inc – Nishant Hagjer

Zygnema – Mayank Sharma


Best Keyboardist

Cosmic Infusion – Sushan Shetty

Dark Helm – Aniketh Shankar

Lunatic Fringe – Gaurav Dutta

Slain – Jonathan Wesley

The Down Troddence – Sushin Shyam

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