DIRGE | Indian Post-Metal Quintet Return With Single And Video For ‘HOLLOW’

Indian Post-Metal Quintet DIRGE Premiere New Single And Video With THE SLEEPING SHAMAN

Mumbai’s sonic sludge/post-metal merchants to release new album on 10th March 2023 via Immersive Sounds | Pre-order UK/USA | India

>>> Watch the video for new single ‘HOLLOW’ <<<

“Dirge spares no lives with steamrolling riffs and distant, tortured screams.” 

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Since their formation in 2014, Dirge have become one of Mumbai’s most talked-about post-metal bands.

Regularly showcasing their unique blend of doom rock, metal and psychedelic sludge across the Indian underground, Dirge has toured with contemporaries such as Primitiv; Shepherd, Bevar Sea and Djinn & Miskatonic, opened for world-beating international acts, and performed at festivals across India, including Bangalore Open Air and Control Alt Delete in Mumbai.
Using their time post-pandemic to write and record a follow-up to 2018’s Ah Puch, the band’s forthcoming self-titled album – scheduled for release this March on Immersive Sounds – finds the quintet taking a sonic journey of discovery. Offering up a truly devastating and personal statement, particularly when compared to the wide-sweeping vistas of Mayan myths and South American jungles of their debut, Dirge looks inward while simultaneously reflecting our world at large.
“The album is an attempt to evoke emotions that lie at the core of discomfort,” explains bassist Harshad Bhagwat. “The soundscapes have been designed to suit the ethos of each song and the lyrics are inspired from real life experiences of anger, guilt, sorrow, and fear. We want to take the listener on a journey of self-actualisation through this album, as our aim is to create a sense of catharsis through the experience.”
Clocking in at just over forty minutes, Dirge consists of four explosive tracks that showcase just how truly special these guys are. Produced by the band and long-time associate Apurv Agrawal (Pacifist, Cowboy & Sailor Man, Honey’s Dead) who also added synths to the album, it has been mixed by Sanford Parker (YOB, Pelican, Eyehategod) and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege (Sleep, Neurosis).
Dirge’s new single ‘Hollow’ was premiered this week on The Sleeping Shaman ahead of its official release on Friday 3rd February. Their new, self-titled new album will be released on 10th March 2023 via Immersive Sounds | Pre-order UK/USA | India

Ashish Dharkar – Guitars 
Varun Patil – Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Harshad Bhagwat – Bass
Tabish Khidir – Vocals 
Aryaman Chatterji – Drums


1. Condemned [Listen]
2. Malignant
3. Grief
4. Hollow [Listen]

Album art by Gaurav Basu (Acid Toad)