Nepali death metal band Ugra Karma have released their much-awaited third full-length album ‘Photonic Death’.

Ugra Karma is a veteran death metal band from Nepal, known for being the country’s first-ever death metal band. Formed in 1999, the band has released three full-length albums and has gained a dedicated following both in Nepal and internationally.

The band’s latest release, “Photonic Death”, was released in November 12 2022 and has received critical acclaim for its raw energy and powerful sound. The album features a range of death metal tracks that showcase the band’s unique style and musical prowess.

“The most prominent theme in “Photonic Death” is Death, obviously. The album title itself is about how the universe might end. – Vocalist Sunil Dev Pant”

Heavily influenced by thrash metal and death metal of early Metallica, Slayer, Rigor Mortis, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, Unleashed, Von, Sinister etc – the band’s music has been praised for its authenticity and for staying true to the death metal genre, and they have played a significant role in the development of the Nepali metal scene.

After a couple of decades of metallic journey, the band have evolved their own style of Death Metal that is barbaric and utterly unique to Ugra Karma. The new album exemplifies this unique savagery. Their previous releases are The Himalayan Metal of Death -Demo (2000), Blood Metal Initiation LP (2001), Mountain Grinders EP (2015).


Ugra Karma are:
Prateek – Guitars, Vocals
Sunil – Vocals, Bass
Bikram – Drums
Bijay – Bass, Drums

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