Extreme Nation is a personal, cinematic journey to analyze years of evolution of what people call “the devil’s music”. The film highlights a diverse and equally discordant but well connected nexus of a volatile, extreme & underground subculture rooted in the Indian subcontinent; steeped in common history & geo-political strife. The film travels across countries, towns and cities of the Indian subcontinent revealing a fascinating & unique story.
Shot over a timespan of four years and filmed across various cities, towns and beyond borders, this feature length documentary delves deep into the lives of those who are die-hard beacons and irrepressible spirits of the subculture, unfolding an awe-inspiring anthology of the emergence of metal underground in the Indian subcontinent.
Since time immemorial, mainstream namely popular music in the form of film soundtracks, has been the mainstay in the Indian subcontinent as calibrated by numerous radio plays and record sales.
Heavy metal or its more obnoxious offshoot underground extreme music, has largely remained unexplored, misconstrued and misrepresented since years...
This documentary chronicles the unchartered realms of extreme metal and the entities who stand by it.
Extreme Nation is a thoroughly researched and honest attempt in capturing the true facades of extreme underground metal music in India and the SAARC countries, promising a high-power historic and exciting ride from the past to the present of this genre of music, without following the usual TV/ Youtube style music episodes which are sometimes painfully academic, often half-baked & lop-sided, and blatantly sponsor-led.
Dealing with more serious and darker themes and producing an even harder sound extreme metal has become the subject of a full blown subculture spreading quickly to neighboring countries of India like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
The film travels vividly from Lahore in Pakistan to Nagaland in the North East of India, from Calcutta to Colombo, from Mumbai to Dhaka – capturing the origins of this movement citing social and geo-political commentary by a youth subculture, set in a fast-developing but still conservative subcontinent.
The Hindu, Metroplus: Chennai-based filmmaker Roy Dipankar says things have changed a lot for a metalhead compared to the last few decades. “Around 15-20 years back, wearing torn jeans, T-shirts with intricate artwork and sporting long hair was looked down by society as outcast behaviour. Now, parents are buying metal gear and equipment for kids involved in metal bands. We definitely have come a long way.” read more
RadioandMusic: From playing covers at small DIY gigs to hordes of bands releasing countless albums, the Indian metal scene has evolved over the years into a well-oiled machine churning out massive concerts and tonnes of original music... read more
Jammura: A musical exploration of spiritual and cultural bond between India and Iran, for those who are following open lines of Sufism outside and beyond any per-conceived doctrine of law, institutions or religion, the intriguing synopsis of Nafir states.. read more
Unite Asia, Hongkong: Woah…2015 is nearly over but THIS is making me want 2016 to hurry the fuck up and get here already! A documentary about the Indian metal scene has just released a trailer that is worth you stopping whatever the fuck you’re doing right now to check out below.. read more
Metal Base: Extreme Nation chronicles one of the darkest, most explicit and mysterious forms of a subculture spawned over years of metal music in the Indian subcontinent – confronting a high-power, historic & exciting ride from the past to the present – that have been hitherto little known or largely unexplored.. read more
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