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ETERNAL RETURNS interview: Just create your music honestly you will find more ears

by Vjeran

When we started Metal Jacket Magazine, we wanted to somehow bring our readers closer to bands that might have a harder time breaking through to listeners in the sea of ​bands and music.

To begin with, it would be best if you introduced yourself.
Narendra here from Eternal Returns.

Is it hard to keep all the members together since this music has no income?
100% its hard and you always need side hustle and a proper job to make ends meet.

How do you finance yourself and can you cover the costs of recording, equipment, concerts with music?
Finance is covered by a day job and funds saved from previous shows. To save even more we record in our home studio.

What made you start playing metal music?
I think we all want to be accepted by the people around you and when you dont get it, you venture other avenues. I landed like that and never left.

Who were your role models in the beginning and has that changed over time?
Dimmu, Infernal Wrath, Maiden, Trivium and many others. Music changes you or you change it. It constantly evolves and so do you.

Is it hard to find a publisher or is it better to self publish considering the internet?
We did it on our own previously its always better to find a publisher so that you can focus more on creating Music.

What have you published so far?
An EP/Album named Reprieved to Totality with six tracks and 5 singles.

How do you create songs, how do you record them?
I personally feel the best music is created when you are in the jam room. We record it at home.

Where do you get inspiration for the lyrics?
My lyrical concepts come from a vast subjects of Myths to Life-Birth- Death and everything in between. We have infact created a song on a fantasy Goddess named Shoukoma. Any subject good, bad, ugly, evil which moves you in a good or bad way should be documented in your lyrics.

What is your favorite song you’ve made so far and why?
Thats a tough one but I will say the newest one which we will release in a few months The Wolf Among Sheep.

Where can readers listen to you and maybe buy your material?
We are on Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp, Twitter, Youtube. You can buy merch from Bandcamp.

How do you organize concerts, is it difficult for you and how many people come to such concerts?
Its difficult to organize metal gigs in India but there are a few who go out of the way and organize them. BlackBlood, United We Groove, Rampage, Hard Rock Cafe Metal Mania, are a few I can talk about. Its difficult to get gigs but we are fortunate to have played 50 shows in the last 5 years. Social Media helps to promote gigs.

In which countries have you played and where did you have the best time, where is the crowd the craziest?
We have played all our shows in India the best and the craziest crowd we have played for was in Bangalore for our show named Pravega. Played for 1k people in attendance.

What do you think about the digital release and is it serious like CD or LP?
Its all good till the time the artist gets a chance to be heard.

Was metal music more honest than today?
Just create your music honestly you will find more ears. Music connects irrespective of any genre.

How do you comment on this bunch of sub-genres in metal and is it good for metal or is it destroying it?
We are okay till the time its not taking the freedom away of creation. We specially dont call or associate ourselves with any sub genre we just call ourselves Metal. Recently Decibel Magazine coined us Birth-Life-Death Metal which is a cool way to put it.

Do you support this commercialization of metal music and how about the wearing of metal t-shirts by some “exposed” people who do not belong to this philosophy of metal music?
If the commercialization is bringing more fans, more passionate people in your concerts, helping the band, organizers, promoters make more money than its all good. If you wear a metal band t-shirt just for the artwork, please atleast listen to a few songs, do some homework.

What would you change in the world of metal and would you like to go back to the time before the internet if you remember it at all?
Nothing actually, it has come a long way. It was there before my time and it will be there after I am gone. Internet will just help the passers navigate the passage of time.

How important is supporting the local scene and can you single out a band from your area that you would recommend to our readers?
100% cant emphazie more on this aspect. Be there for the bands you like. Even 1, share, like, comment, buying merch, downloading songs, CD’s, going to concerts help. Bands we love listening to from our scene are Gutslit, Greyfade, Festacorn and many more.

How do you see this situation in the world and how do you think it will develop? Will they imprison us again, scare us or maybe send us into a big war?
Its a grey area that we live in. Everyday = uncertainty. Infact our current drummer Viktor is from Ukraine. He faces this the most. Hats off to him for continuing his metal journey with us when literally – figuratively his people bleed everyday.

Finally, what would you say to our readers and why should they listen to you in the sea of ​​bands that are offered to them every day?
Thank you so much for doing this interview we really appreicate it. You should listen to us because we bring a different sounding metal. 1 song can take you in an ocean of sub generes, hence the refrain of calling our band with any specific sub-genre. This is something for every metal head. We have a new album coming up really soon and we are also working on planning an international tour.

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