I’ve known Riju Dasgupta for a few years now. Originally stumbling across each other in the depths of Facebook, telling each other about our bands and comparing our music scenes. Fast forward and I’ve helped his band Albatross tour Australia for the first ever time (one of the first Indian metal bands to ever play in Australia) and kept a strong bond with Riju over the years.
Riju is best known as ‘Dr. Hex’, the bass player for Horror metal band Albatross. In addition, Riju also plays in a Stone Age metal band called Primitiv. Lots of links below to check out!
We have a length chat about metal, life in India, tips on places to go/visit, and poke fun at some of the Indian gods. This was a great chat and I hope you all get something out of it.
King Diamond – Sleepless Nights (Riju’s ring tone!)
Learn about Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay)
Learn about Bengal
Want to hear a Bengali Music? Check THIS out!
Rainbow – Stranger in us All (Riju’s first ever hard rock/heavy album)
Pegazus – Wings of Steel
Nervecell from Dubai (First band that Albatross played with)
‘How to Talk Australia’ video series – Start HERE
Headbanger’s Kitchen – Bhayanak Bacon Bomb & Cheesy Potatoes
Headbanger’s Kitchen – Fear Factory
Learn about the Indian god Ganesh
Learn about the Diwali Cracker Festival
Learn about the city Varanasi
Learn about the Himalayas
Learn about Goa
Learn about the Indian god Shiva
Learn about the history of Shivling (if you dare!)
Want to drink in India? Try Old Monk Rum!
Purchase the new Albatross album ‘Fear of the Skies’ HERE (I did!)
Albatross Bandcamp – Listen to the first two EP’s HERE