Replicant PR is an independent, full-service public relations agency, based out of India, dedicated to promoting heavy music. Being the first-of-its-kind music PR agency from the region, Replicant PR’s primary focus lies in pushing extreme music and talent from Asia and more specifically, the Indian subcontinent.

The agency was co-founded by Abbas Razvi and Anoop Bhat. Abbas Razvi is a veteran musician, sound engineer and a promoter from Hyderabad. Along with running a successful live-sound production company, Abbas has been organizing shows for over 10 years; most recently under the Aggressive Tendencies banner. He’s played in bands like Skrypt and more recently, Godless. Godless is an illustrious death/thrash metal band from India, with two globally-acclaimed EPs under their belt, who are known world over for their intense live shows and their undying penchant for touring – both in the country and abroad. Anoop Bhat is an architect, an illustrator and an artist manager from Bangalore. He has worked with some of the most celebrated heavy bands from around the world including Opeth, Anathema, A Place To Bury Strangers, Mono, Conan and others. He has also been managing a two-piece heavy rock band called Diarchy for over two years.

With their combined industry experience of over 20 years, Abbas and Anoop have acquired a deep and nuanced understanding of the inner mechanics of the heavy music industry. They’ve also, in this time, built professional relationships with numerous media and press personnel, music writers, radio hosts and taste-makers from around the world. With Replicant PR, they want to use their knowledge and influence to help elevate, promote and raise the overall profiles of deserving bands from the region.