Like A River


Dance of the Satyrs – Daemonia Nymphe

Sal-vey !

A fan video.

(I do not own any rights to the audio)

Manmeet Singh Bhatia (Poetbabu)

I Am Nemisis

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Noeth Ac Anoeth

We sail our lives early everyday
Thrashing out in sun
Lonely hours of pay

Blood on our cradle, water in our vein
Led aimless to the morgue
The sinners aren’t afraid.

They taught you how to hate me
They taught you how you win
It’s just an endless delusion that you are in.

I heard it on the radio, my TV, in my bed.
The raiders came from north
to draw the maps

Now it will end, now that the past is gone.
Now we will win, now we will carry on.

Once i worship killers, the ones who feast with kings
They sold us out for mansions
for holy useless things

When revolution started, they were never really dead.
Hence came quest for cocaine.
To strangle us in bed.

Now pears are dying in the corruption of the sun
Generations in ruin
End has just begun

Knifes on delusions, we are standing on the shore.
So sailors and the con men
Can fool us all once more


Come feel my love, the sweet desire,

Lay your snow on my funeral pyre. 

Ashes blown in the night owls eye,

And sang my heart this lustrous fire. 


How many moons have shimmered past,

Too many wars have come to last.  

Only Tragedy befalls arrogance of man,

Let’s flee my love, to the god’s great land. 


Float in the silver sun, carry me too, 

Our lore shall be passed like a kissing fuel. 

And when we shall become a saddest past,

Come be my love, my darkest cast. 


Your body is my shrine, a grotesque blend. 


We shall elope with summer winds, 

Our path we’ll have winter entwined. 

And when the morning current sores,

Hold my hands in your darkest shores. 


Embrace my heart, this stranded creep,

Your broken part is mine to keep. 

Beyond all lies, your pieces I hold,

To fix it with my crimson gold. 



Outburst of an Indian Railway employee


Came across this man working for the Indian Railways during one of my recent journeys and he had a lot to say, most of the starting of the outburst had not been recorded because i honestly did not expect him to go on for so long with such rage and emotions.

Musique BC – E04 – Idiot Box

Check out the new episode here: Musique BC – E04 – Idiot Box

Guest: Sameera Jonnalagadda;

Produced by Manmeet Singh Bhatia
Music by Purple Planet

(Rights to below mentioned songs used in this episode belong to their respective owners)

Waiter Bring Me Water – Shania Twain

In Dreams – Roy Orbison (OST Blue Velvet)

Bhavamulona – A.R Rahman & M.S Subbulakshmi (Ok Kanmani)

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10 Reasons You Should Not Read Articles Like These and No. 6 Will Blow Your Mind.


  1. Get A Life: It is not so hard to understand. GET A LIFE and do something productive instead of reading shit like these and stimulating your ego.


  1. What you read has absolutely nothing to do with you. Why you ask? Because it is someone else’s point of view and no two people are the same.


  1. Articles like these, no matter how stupid or smart they seem, only exist for the sake of hits. Yes, this one too. Suck it.


  1. Treat your relationships as good as you treat your status on social network and you will see how and why these articles are nothing but eruption out of frustration, again subjective. Stop me.


  1. Coz she shared it: She is stupid and wants to live that way but even though you know this is all bullshit you will read and you will tell her how much you liked it coz YOLO and you want that pussy. For shame you stupid cunt, for shame.


  1. Just stop: The fact that you are still reading this even though i have been saying same thing in every point shows how stupid these articles have made you. So just stop and go read some classic novels or something on current affairs from sources that don’t just care about hits.


  1. What are you waiting for, my blessings? Fuck off now.



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Musique BC – E 03 – What Once Was – Part – 2

Listen to the episode here: Musique BC – E 03 – What Once Was – Part – 2

Guest: Vikram Yeshpal Yadav;

Produced by Manmeet Singh Bhatia
Music by Purple Planet

(Rights to below mentioned songs used in this episode belong to their respective owners)

Roja Jaanemann (Instrumental) – Roja (1992)

Bombay (Instrumental) – Bombay (1995)

Dating – Boys (2003)

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Exclusive interview with Johan Edlund of Tiamat

Initially known as Hellslaughter, the mastermind behind Sweden’s one of the most successful metal bands, Johan Edlund relied on death grunts for singing but later shifted to a more deep and baritone style. This period is famously defined as pre/post Wildhoney era by fans. Tiamat went through a significant shift in musical style during the mid 90s and even though many fans were disheartened by their much Goth influenced turn, they gained more fans than they lost, mostly because of their never ending habit of being unpredictable. Though every album post 1997 classic ‘A Deeper Kind Of Slumber’ has had a mixed and unpredictable approach like Gothic Rock/Metal, Dark Rock, Doom Metal, Psychedelic Metal and even showing some signs of their initial extreme metal days, a very Wildhoney like album ‘Amanathes’ (2008), they have hardly released any weak record. Tiamat is one of the few bands who have songs and albums that cater to every kind of metal and rock music followers.

Tiamat had made a habit to make their fans wait for the smallest of updates, so much so that post 2003 great album ‘Prey’ they have released just two albums; namely Amanethes (2008) and The Scarred People (2012), all three were hailed by both fans and critics alike. Even though they are not much into regular updates, Tiamat are extremely good in giving fans power jolts from time to time.

A recent post by Tiamat founder and frontman Johan Edlund on his Facebook read:


Just like Tiamat’s ‘Open to interpretation’ content, this teaser was enough for us to get excited and after a long chase we got in contact with Johan Edlund himself. He was as humble and down to earth as he was witty and unpredictable, just like his music.

Poetbabu – Hello Johan. How are you?
-Hi, I’m very fine. Counting money. Right now we’re speaking I’m trying to rid alcohol, having just proposed to my lady, might move to Canada and enjoy two bonus kids, both teenage girls. So, yeah, I’m fine.

Poetbabu – Are you still living in Greece?
-Yeah, technically I am. Means no more to me that any other country. But all of us.. Somewhere we need to be.

Poetbabu – How has your time in Greece changed you?
-Good question. My ex taught me good things for going further in life. How we don’t need to follow others. In a way of not being impolite.. Just.. Do your thing. Learned that from my Greek pals, definitely! They rock!

Poetbabu – You shared about not feeling great health wise, what had happened and are you better now?
-I’m fine, no worries. I am honestly the strongest person on the planet. I worry over people worrying over me. Real fine, wanna cut alcohol. Don’t care much myself, but there are kids here now, and I need to drive and work. Alcohol has to leave.

Poetbabu – What are your thoughts on concept albums? Share with us your favorite ones.
-Best concept album is Prey. No one got it. So, perfect concept album, right?

Poetbabu – Music is a powerful tool for achieving altered states of consciousness and Tiamat’s music does that to many. While crafting a song, do you have an intention to make the listener get into a certain “vibe” or feel a certain emotion?
-That would come as a nice bonus. I don’t know what I do. If it means something to people, that’s so lovely. We honestly don’t have a clue. Still, we’re a bit proud of something we’ve done. We could do more and that is what we aim for because we don’t give up either.

Poetbabu – Have you ever experimented with the occult or esoteric art? If yes, could you please share which systems of magic or the occult you have experienced with and how it has affected you and your music?
-Ok. Yeah, Thelema, Church Of Satan, Egyptian and other lore. OTO, Golden Dawn, Masonry and odd Fellows. Honestly, we wanted to find it out. We’ve been not bit closer to anybody else, sorry.

Poetbabu- A recent Tiamat concert was shut down in Georgia. What had happened?

– Weird thing. I am a christian. Living on orthodox ground. I also asked them to come to talk to me. I gave my hotel number. Anytime, 24/7… They wouldn’t. So be it, we took it elsewhere and had a show happen. It wasn’t the best situation. I’m proud of us, we stood up and played for our Georgian fans. Honestly, I know more about christianity than these fucking monks. And that’s a fucking fact!!!!!!

Poetbabu – Have such things affected you on personal or professional level?
-Yes, of course. Closer to Pope!

Poetbabu – While fans had made it clear on social media that they were worried for the band, how did your friends and family react to this incident?
-No one was worried. As always we dealt with the problem head on, as professionally as possible.

Poetbabu – Also, there was a video shared by you recently where you stopped a guy from harassing a lady on your show.
-I did the right thing. No more, no less. A woman was being harassed by a man, needed to be stopped. I expect others to do the same.

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Poetbabu – The band, Tiamat is known for its extreme religious contexts, blasphemy and controversial lyrical content. What does God and Religion mean to you?
-We promote love in many of our songs. From our hearts. I am a Christian, I stand by my cross. Simple as that. God for me is good…with a lot of humour. He lived with us for over 6 billion years. He knows.

Poetbabu – A lot has been spoken about musical evolution of Tiamat, but back in 1999 the band showed their first goth influences. How much has the band changed today musically and in terms of production and inspiration?
– I got into early post-punk/gothic at the end of the 80s/early 90s. Bands such as Joy Division, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission, Fields and others  were huge influences to our sound. We tried to mix that new inspirational force with what we might have invented that was called Swedish Black Metal. The mix of two good worlds.

Poetbabu – Can you tell us the story behind the song ‘Thirst Snake’? What does the name mean? What are the musical and lyrical inspirations for that song?
-Inspiration is from Paradise Lost by Milton. Thirst Snake was a name for the devil; devil always being thirsty.

Poetbabu – You have made your appreciation for Lana Del Rey when you covered her song ‘Born To Die’ on The Scarred People Album, but out of all the songs why did you choose that one in particular, especially since it has feminine essence to it? For example, the lyrics ‘You like your girls insane’.
-I love Lana and I don’t see any problem with feminism. I chose ‘Born to Die’ because I feel it is a brilliant song with brilliant lyrics. I like all my girls insane!

Poetbabu – You have taken a lot of time coming up with new albums in the recent past. In fact post Prey (2003) you have released only two albums. What’s the reason behind this and is it going to be the same in future too?
-No, see, we plan to release one album and one double concept album within the next short years. There’s been much in between and so be it.

Poetbabu – There was no music video for Amanethes album. What was the reason behind it?
– I was out fishing!

Poetbabu – Even, ‘Wildhoney’ is a landmark album on many levels. Even considering Tiamat’s diverse catalog, this album is unique. There are lyrics which are inspired by psychedelics ( also on Deeper kind of Slumber). How much of a role did psychedelics play in inspiring you and the band. Which has been your preferred psychedelic drug of choice and what has been the most profound psychedelic experience for you personally?
-I don’t suggest drugs, and my own experiences I keep to myself. But when I do, grass turn pink and I can’t watch that dinosaurs on TV.

Poetbabu – Will Tiamat be continuing with Napalm Records?

Poetbabu – If you had a chance to tour India with another European band, who would that be? Why?
-Moonspell, our brothers.

Poetbabu – Tell us who you admire and would like to work with, not including any members of Tiamat.

Poetbabu – What books are you reading right now (lately) ?
-Your Mom.
Poetbabu – What music are you listening to right now (lately) ?
-Your Mom.

Poetbabu – What books and music albums do you recommend?
-Ours are good. stay away from the Bob. Your Mom.

Poetbabu – How would you define Darkness and Light?
-They go well together.

Poetbabu – What are your future plans (Solo/bands) ?
-Write and record the two Tiamat albums as stated. Don’t give up on the idea of my solo Swedish album. Record a couple of country songs with my new good friends in Canada.

Poetbabu – There was a bug like symbol used for ‘A Deeper Kind Of Slumber’ album and also featured on The Scarred People box set as a necklace. What is it and what’s the inspiration behind it?
-It brings sweet to the queen! Symbol, aim to sell honey and metal.

Poetbabu – Tell us what comes to your mind when I say these words:
-Beautiful people.
Parallel Universes
-Still Love
With Every Tear A Dream
-Yep, love
European Union
-Not working good, still working ok.
Online Piracy
-Bring it on. I got a shotgun!
Game Of Thrones
-That’s dragons, I need food.
-Got Milk?
– Time bending.

Poetbabu – Any message to the Indian fans?
-“Here’s to the first of the day, fellas. To old D.H. Lawrence….Indians”.

Poetbabu – Thank you for your time and good luck for your future. Have a great health.
-To you also. Thank you.

– Manmeet Singh Bhatia (Poetbabu)

(Special thanks to Amon and Luane Vella)

Musique BC – E 02 – What Once Was – Part – 1

Part one of the second episode of Musique BC

Click Here for the episode: Musique Bc – E 02 – What Once Was – Part 1

Guest: Vikram Yeshpal Yadav;

Produced by Manmeet Singh Bhatia
Music by Purple Planet

(Rights to below mentioned songs used in this episode belong to their respective owners)

Mere Sapno Ki Rani – Kishore Kumar (Aradhana, 1969; Hindi)
Classical Vs Western music bit – (Shankarabharanam, 1979; Telugu)

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Musique BC – E 02 – What Once Was (Teaser)

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