What Escapes Me release new single ‘In Insanity’ to pay tribute to the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

Following up their 2016 debut album ‘Egress Point’, the Indian Prog metal band released a new single ‘In Insanity’ that talks about mental health issues pertinent especially to the situation of the late frontman of Linkin Park.
What Escapes Me- In Insanity single artwork

The death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington has affected many fans around the globe, including  countless musicians who have cited him as a major influence. Depression and mental health issues is a subject that  What Escapes Me feels very strongly about and their vocalist Shourav Kumar Dey wrote the lyrics to their latest song “In Insanity” just a week after Bennington’s suicide in 2017.

The band describes it as :
“An outpour of our emotions on the death of the iconic Chester Bennington. Depression and mental health issues take more lives every year than diabetes and we think its important to raise a discussion in whichever form possible. For artists and musicians like us, this is our way”

The track is available on all streaming platforms and the band has new merch available for pre-order from their website.
Plans for a second album are in the pipeline but the band wants to release a few more singles in the coming months to build a wider audience first.

BIOGRAPHY:

Formed in the later periods of 2009, What Escapes Me’s mission statement was to make good music and bring it to life in the most uncompromising and autonomous way bereft of the challenges and hostilities that a nation like India poses to heavy music and independent music in general.  Being one of the first metal bands to experiment with Indian classical instruments and metal music, What Escapes Me released their acclaimed track “Section 66 Part 5” in 2012 which made the world take notice of them and finally when they released their debut album Egress Point in 2016, they were able to amass a loyal following  and the album was both a critical and a commercial success in the heavy music circles. Gathering positive reviews in National and International media like Metal Injection, Metalsucks, Metal Wani,  Rollingstone India, Pepsi MTV indies and more , the band has been quick to establish itself as one of the most explosive live acts in the country.

What Escapes Me are:

  • SHOURAV KUMAR DEY – VOCALS
  • ARINDAM SEN – GUITAR
  • SAYAN GHOSH – GUITAR
  • PRADYUMNA LASKAR – BASS
  • SAMBIT CHATTERJEE- DRUMS
Photo credits: RUSHA BOSE
Photo credits: RUSHA BOSE

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