Bodh Gaya is (also) a folk metal band with buddhistic influences from Erfurt, Germany. Member is Sebastian Mack. He has released 4 albums so far, called I or self-titled, II, self law and a somewhat untitled one, labeled IV on last.fm and released in spring 2010. Since that the band features sometimes also Sebastian Grüßung and Mighty Andreas Müller.
While Bodh Gaya opens a range of artistic influences, from folk and mantras to sludge, drone and even post-rock, the core element belongs metal. Sebastian Mack did almost every recording at home, singing and playing every instrument by himself and using a drum computer for beats and percussion. Bodh Gaya also did some covers of Turbostaat. http://www.myspace.com/bodhgayaband features some snippets of actual and fourthcoming material, whilst all four releases are downloadable and streamable via last.fm.
Nevertheless you'll miss half the show since all bodh gaya albums come with a special digi-pack, often handcrafted and with all lyrics as well as artworks by Tobias Volker. They are only available via the band's myspace, since Sebastian works months on them but doesn't tell anybody afterwards. This and the fact that bodh gaya played just 2 live-gigs so far has caused the band a status of an outlaw and maverick in the east german music-scene. Sebastian Mack is, beneath Tobias Volker, the initiator of Opah and plays solo the acoustic-guitar as Heroine. Read more on Last.fm.
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