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Shiva The Destructor release trippy new video for Ishtar

Shiva The Destructor
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Progressive heavy psych group Shiva The Destructor have released a trippy new video for Ishtar. It's taken from the Kyiv-based quartet's upcoming debut album Find The Others, which is released through Robustfellow Productions on March 26. You can watch the new video below.

"Ishtar is a track with a long and complex history," explains bassist Andrij Sernyak. "It was one of the first tracks written during the inception of Shiva The Destructor, when the band was a duo consisting of then drummer Marco Sharyi and me.

"Among the influences we had back then was Pink Floyd's Live In Pompei concert, which inspired us to write a mantra-like, hypnotic and meditative song about a fusion of different religions — Shiva is a Hindu deity, while Ishtar is a Mesopotamian goddess.

"Ishtar is the track that defined Shiva's postmodern musical universe, where everything gets mixed, mingled and intertwined. This track has a convoluted song structure, with a bass riff that sounds more like a sitar rather than a bass, with lyrics about oriental gods, but not in a strictly religious sense."

Shiva The Destructor formed in 2012, and alongside Sernyak feature Andrii Pryimak (guitar, vocals, backing vocals, keyboards), Rodion Tsikra (guitar, vocals), Kostiantyn Kalachikov (drums).

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Shiva The Destructor

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Shiva The Destructor: Find The Others
1. Benares
2. Hydronaut
3. Summer of Love
4. Ishtar
5. Nirvana Beach

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.