Vinod - Guitar and Vocal
Kavi - Drums
Calvin - Bass Guitar
Joe Suicide - Guitar
Singapore's old school deathmetal band formed in the mid of 2002. The founder of the band Vinod whose obessession with technical guitaring and lead guitaring finally decided to start his own band. A one man band which the idea was suggested by Wade from his previous band finally had infinite freedom to explore and experiment with his own ideas. He had always been influenced by bands and artists such as Carcass, Obituary, Arch enemy, Megadeth, Kirk Hammett(Metallica), Marty Friedman, Steve Vai, Jason becker and his all time favourite band, Death(R.I.P. Chuck Shuldiner). After composing a couple of songs, he realised that it'll be almost impossible to do recordings since he didn't have much experience on drummings. One night Vinod met up with his close friend Seelan, and showed the songs he had came up with. Seelan was impressed and wanted to play drums for those songs. Without any hesitations or second thoughts Seelan was welcomed into the band. Seelan with his old school thrash metal, grindcore and double peddling drumming incorporated well with the songs and was essential for the band's old school deathmetal sounding.
The band was without a name then. Therefore Seelan suggested the name, "Predatory". Vinod a great fan of the movie, 'Predator' accepted it and decided that the band be called 'Predatory'. Predatory planned to have a demo done soon. Since Vinod needed to finish the recording by the end of july as he needed the time to prepare for his final year exams. After 3 Jamming sessions with hardwork and dedication, they headed for the studio(TNT) on july 16 2002 with a tight budget. Predatory was without a vocalist then and Seelan did vocals for the Demo. 3 songs were recorded from the then 2 man band, Existence - Escutcheon, Lesser form of me and Ideas to ponder. The 3 tracks could be easily downloaded at http://www.geocities.com/predatory_sg/download
Ideas to ponder demo received supportive, positive and high rated reviews from several Zines and webzines such as Metaltronics, Metalindia, smother jensmetalpage, Cannibalgore and many more. The demo has also been played in numerous radio stations as well.
In mid of June 2003, Predatory called in a friend, Jay to join the band on bass. Jay is a heavy listener of metal and has the same liking of bands as Vinod and had no difficulties blending his bass works with the band's composition. However he was unable to focus fully on the band since he had his work commitments thus left the band in late 2003.
Still being a 2 man band, the founder, Vinod decided to have a full line-up to be able to play is gigs or shows. Vinod took over on Vocals and still doing guitars and thus found a bassist and 2nd guitarist. 2 close friends of the band, Calvin of Raspatul has taken the job on bass and Joe from Suicide Solution to take on Guitars. With a complete line-up with talented musicians Predatory played in a couple of gigs and are now focused to releasing an album by mid of 2005.