Nearly 25 years of existence- they have been one of the pioneering extreme metal bands not only from their homeland Singapore but also from Asia and that is probably the reason why they are used to be claimed as the GOATFATHERS of Asian metal. The aggressive black/death/thrashers mighty IMPIETY have been one of the landmarks from Asia, having toured in many countries and playing in a good number of major metal festivals, the band set for its first South Asian tour, namely The Heretical Decimation– to play in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Kolkata and Delhi, India.
The journey began on the 6th of November when they hit Dhaka to play in BANISH THE POSERS FEST II (BTPF – 2014) on 7th of November and moved to Kolkata to play in ORDER OF THE HERETICAL TRIDENT FESTIVAL on 8th November. The story and journey from their BENGAL INVASION has been illustrated by Safwan Hossain, from Dhaka and Rupsa Das, Kolkata.
November 7th 2014, Russian Culture Center, Dhaka Bangladesh: For nearly 24 years, Death/Black/Thrash metal crusaders Impiety have blasted listeners with their consistent insane guitar attack ,fast paced drumming and blasting bass combined with gruesome vocals of Shyaithan . Originally formed by then Sexofago bassist ShyaithanKommand, with Necro-Angelfornicator (former member of Sexfago, As Sahar, Abhorer) set to melt the faces of many metalheads. For the first time the impious army invaded South Asia with a tour entitled as The Heretical Decimation Tour. For the first time they stepped on this land supported by Bengal decimators Orator, Nafarmaan, Nafrator for what was expected to be an evening of quality live metal along with Enmachined as opening acts. This being the first time ever seeing Impiety, it was sure to be a different and unique experience.
After Orator ended their performance the battle cry for the invasion started. Spikes, studs and sheer insanity this is how I explain if someone asks me about how Impiety was that day! After the intro had begun, the crowd was chanting and shouting IMPIETY, IMPIETY. Energy burst out was phenomenal there. Impiety played one hour set list including my favorite Carbonized. Amit Skullbearer from Orator did guest vocals on Torment in Fire.
The crowd was in a chaotic frenzy, moshpits galore with much of the lyrics being sung throughout. They ended their set to a loud roar of approval from a sweaty crowd and even through their 9-song set list, they played the best set for the night and left no doubt in my mind why they are one of the leading metal bands to ever grace the planet. Thanks a lot to Primitive Invocation for organizing such a show and providing us with the lifetime chance to experience Impiety in Bangladesh. Hails Mighty IMPIETY!
Vientos de Holocausto
Accelerate the Annihilation
Ravage and Conquer
Torment in Fire (Featuring Skullbearer of Orator)
November 8, 2014, The Basement, Kolkata, India:
It was one of those usual days of the cold month of November. In spite of being a colder morning, the afternoon became hotter than usual as it was the 8th of November, when Mighty Impiety was to desecrate Kolkata in Order of the Heretical Trident festival organized by one of the oldest extreme metal organization, Putrid Ascendancy or as we usually know them in Kolkata as ‘PA’. After annihilating Bangladesh the day before, it was the time for Kolkata to face the wrath of this mighty band. Two other overseas bands was about to join but due to few unfortunate events which mainly includes visa issues, they had to be crossed off the list. The show started at around 12 which were near about the time when they desired to open the gates. Four other kickass local bands were there, to warm up for the final lap of Impiety annihilation race. After some fierce music by the localites, the final act was about to take the stage. Impiety started sound checking at about 6. People were skimmed out of the venue to give Impiety some time for a sound check. The venue, The Basement, a local pub was already brimming with quite a lot of people and when Impiety took the stage, it was a cacophonous and a raucous affair. The Mighty Impiety finally took the stage. The next one hour was an overwhelming and an opportunity of a life time.
Impiety overtook the whole atmosphere of the little pub with spikes, axes, energy and everything else, that people were waiting for, to receive. They started their set list with an instrumental followed by one of my personal favorite and one of the first songs that I heard by them, ‘Christ Fucking Christ’. They tore the place down with the first song itself. The tightness, the energy and the experience everything showed, up on the stage. I, myself was stunned and could not believe that I had the opportunity to see Impiety perform in front of my eyes. They surely sped up the whole destruction procedure with ‘Accelerate the Annihilation’, ‘Advent of Nuclear Baphomet, ‘Torment in Fire’, ‘Vientos De Holocausto’, ‘Carbonized’ and ‘Staughterror superiority’. I was taken by a surprise when they performed ‘Anal Madonna’. That song name always cracked me up and lit me up with a smile. There was a special twist in the song ’Torment in Fire’. The brainchild and one of the creators of the festival and ‘PA’, Carnage Desecrator, was called up on stage to join Impiety on stage. Screams and shouts of cheers filled the air. Special mention goes to the drummer who was a beast on the stage. He is aptly named, Dizazter. Special mention goes to LahiruChathuranga De Siva (Reverend Khaostorm) of Serpent Athirst, who came all the from Sri Lanka to support the festival. Impiety dedicated a song to him as well showing gratitude to his eternal support. The show ended with people complaining about sore neck, soothed eyes and all in all, a contented heart and a fulfilled desire.
Impiety was bestial on stage and off stage they were humble and the most beautiful people you could ever meet. With the intimidating stature yet a very friendly of Shyaithan, a cool and calm Nizam and an energetic and friendly Dizazter, Impiety completes themselves with one of the best bands to be seen onstage and offstage. They talked to people, clicked pictures, signed CD’s and posters without the slightest of air in them. There was the news of them enjoying Kolkata Biriyani with few of the organizers as well. Impiety was an experience more than a band seen and people who missed out on these monsters, they surely missed a lot.
Setlist (Not in order):
Vientos de Holocausto
Accelerate the Annihilation
Torment in Fire (Featuring Desecrator of Necrodeity)
Some sneak peeks from Impiety’s The Heretical Decimation tour (by Louis Rando)
Some moments captured during BTPF 2014 (by Shafayet Chowdhury):
Some moments at Order of the Heretical Trident Festival (by: Sujnya Das) :
Shyaithan (Vocals, Bass)
Nizam Aziz (Guitars)
Louis Rando (Drums)
Read the Interview with Shyaithan, frontman of Impiety: