R.A.I.D: Hardcore/Crossover Thrash Metal Band from India to Release New Single Alpha from Upcoming Album
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After enduring an immense amount of professional and personal struggles throughout the pandemic, hardcore/crossover thrash metal band from India R.A.I.D have channeled their energy into writing their 3rd studio album. It will be released through Rottweiler Records with a slew of guest featured on the album.
A band that has been compared to the likes of Madball and Agnostic Front, with a reputation for their aggressive, in your face style- you can be sure that R.A.I.D will deliver an album for those who aren’t afraid to live their truth.
In preparation for the album’s release, R.A.I.D has also released a new single titled, "Alpha." The song is based on the famous quote from Muhammad Ali, "Don't quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion" as stated by frontman Rueban Issac. The song is meant to inspire people to do whatever it takes to follow their dreams- even if it means standing alone.
Rueban Issac - Vocals
Bobbin Jaydev - Drums
Sam Jaba - Bass
Abishek Allapanda - Guitars
When one thinks of a raid, the word generally conjures thoughts of a sudden attack or assault on an enemy as in warfare. The implication is that a counter threat or forceful action is being levied against a previous assailant. With words such as brutal, vicious, and savage being vogue as descriptions for heavy bands currently, it stands to reason that words which paint images of attack would be prevalent in today’s musical landscape.
Enter Hyderabad, India’s newest old school hardcore/crossover thrash metal powerhouse, R.A.I.D. The brainchild of vocalist Rueban Issac, R.A.I.D (Rueban And the Imperium Division) started in June of 2016, has already seen many twists and turns to arrive as the band they are today. Along with Rueban Issac on vocals, the band is comprised of Abishek Allapanda on Guitars, Sam Jaba on Bass and Bobbin Jaydev on Drums.
R.A.I.D draws musical influence from such hardcore legends as; Madball, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Terror, Snapcase and Hatebreed. Lyrically, R.A.I.D focuses on the classic ethos of hardcore, PMA (Positive Mental Attitude). R.A.I.D strives to further breathe fresh music into a generic scene, pushing both music and lyrics to the fullest potential.
R.A.I.D released two albums in a span of 2 years that include; The Strong Survive that was released in July 2018 followed by the release of Imperium in June 2019. Over the years, R.A.I.D’s music has garnered positive reviews, and have been featured in numerous popular entertainment magazines and blogs that include; Rolling Stone, Decibel Magazine, Metal Addicts, Unite Asia and The Metal Wanderlust (to name a few). The band is currently working on their third album that is set to be released this year.
R.A.I.D - Alpha Official Lyric Video