When one thinks of a raid, the word generally conjures thoughts of a sudden attack or assault on an enemy as in warfare. The implication is that a counter threat or forceful action is being levied against a previous assailant. With words such as brutal, vicious, and savage being vogue as descriptions for heavy bands currently, it stands to reason that words which paint images of attack would be prevalent in today’s musical landscape.
Enter Hyderabad, India’s newest old school hardcore powerhouse, R.A.I.D. The brainchild of vocalist Rueban Issac, R.A.I.D (Rueban and The Imperium Division) started in June of 2016 and has already seen many twists and turns to arrive as the band they are today. Along with Issac on vocals, the band is comprised of Abishek Allapanda on Guitars, Emmanuel Ojo on Guitar/Bass and Bobbin Jaydev on Drums.
R.A.I.D draws musical influence from such hardcore legends as Madball, Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Terror, Snapcase and Hatebreed. Lyrically, R.A.I.D focuses on the classic ethos of hardcore, PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) with the added message of Hope, Strength and Salvation through the teachings of Jesus Christ. R.A.I.D strives to further breathe fresh music into a generic scene, pushing both music and lyrics to the fullest potential.
Now signed to Rottweiler Records and preparing to release their seven song cd “The Strong Survive”, R.A.I.D is preparing to not only bring their old school hardcore assault to the United States, but internationally. The counter assault is about to be levied against an assailant who most assuredly drew first blood. Prepare yourself for a hardcore R.A.I.D.