UPDATE : GREAT INDIAN ROCK XIII – BANDS / VENUE .
E-Mail Excerpts from Mr Amit Saigal of Rock Street Journal.
Hello Hello y’all!!
FUEL GREAT INDIAN ROCK FESTIVAL 2009
The festival dates and venues are as follows:
PUNE – fri, 23rd Oct – OASIS
DELHI – Sat 24th and sun 25th Oct – Hamsadwhani, Pragati Maidan
KOLKATA – Sat 24th – NAZRUL MANCH
BANGALORE – Sun 25th Oct, Palace Grounds
CLUB DATES: Manipal, Hyderabad, Mumbai – TBA
The band has been opening for MASTADON for their US tour recently
BENEA REACH (NORWAY)
Winners of the Spellman Award (Norwegian Grammy) in Metal category
OTHER HEADLINERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Bands in India interested in being a part of this years Great Indian Rock Festival should mail their entries to RSJ at 86/1, 1st Floor, 3rd Building, Shahpurjat, New Delhi | phone 011 26497944
or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Last date for receiving entries is 30th sept, 2009
We need at least one orginal song, band bio, photograph, and contact details of all band members including phone, email and snail-mail address
GREAT INDIAN ROCK MUSIC CONFERENCE & SHOWCASES
There is going to be a music conference during GIR, a special delegation from Norway comprising of Festival heads, labels and booking agents will be interacting with counterparts in India, with a view of selecting and taking bands from India on tour and promotion to Norway.
Source : Demonstealer records .
Demonic Resurrection skin slammer Viru (Virendra Kaith) signs up to endorse Zildjian Cymbals and Mapex Drums. Virendra joins the Mapex and Zildjian families of worldwide artists and is along great drummers like Chris Adler (Mapex), Aquiles Priester (Mapex), Dennis Chambers (Zildjian), Marco Minnemann (Zildjian), Gavin Harrison (Zildjian) and many more great drummers.
Viru is the only extreme metal drummer from India to endorse Zildjian cymbals.
Virendra speaks “It’s like a dream come true for me. As a drummer being an endorsee for brands like Mapex and Zildjian are what we dream of and I’ve been an avid user of both brands before my endorsement so I couldn’t have asked for anything better. It feels great to be recognized for my drumming which is something I’ve worked on for almost a decade. I also owe a debt of gratitude to Furtados Music the dealer for both brands for recommending me to both companies. I’m ecstatic about this and looking forward to working with both brands on a long term basis.”
Viru is currently recording Demonic Resurrection‘s third full-length album titled ‘The Return To Darkness’. The album is due for release this November through Demonstealer Records. The band will also embark on an India tour to promote the album and are looking to book festival dates for 2010.
Yet another band hunt!! this time ibibo.com in assosication with Counter culture Records is searching for ‘the Rising Rock stars of India’. It could be YOU!!. In fact ibibo is looking for 6 rising bands over the next 6 months period. The band will get to record an album which ibibo and CCR will promote in a three City tour.
More details on India’s top indie webzine Indiecision.com .
Human Abstract is a Mumbai based hard rock band formed in November 2003. The band derives its name from a 17th century poem of the same name written by William Blake. Their music varies diversely from funky, melodic tunes to downright driving riffs. This, combined with some hard-hitting and relevant lyrics is what defines the sound of the band. The inspiration for the songs varies from political issues to personal tribulations without restricting these topics for future experimentation. The band since its inception has actively played at various Rock Competitions and shows across the city. They have won rock competitions at S.I.E.S College, Nerul (2004) and PIIT, Panvel (2004). They have also reached the finals of competitions like Channel V Launchpad (2004) (2007) and MTV Campus Rock Idols (2004). Besides the competitions, the band was frequently doing shows at venues across the city, like Razzberry Rhinoceros, Not Just Jazz by the Bay, Velocity etc. The band has also done shows for social and political causes, like a show for Tsunami Relief at SPCE College, Andheri (2004) and “Rock Against Reservation” organized at Razz (2006) against the quota system.
Back after a two year hiatus, the band is eager to take it forward from where it left off.
Anuj Verma – Vocals
Rohan Kadam – Guitars
Ninad Kawale – Bass
Abhishek Denzil – Drums
About Two Point Perspective
Two Point Perspective is Human Abstract’s debut EP and consists of 5 songs and a remix. The album is an effort by the band to highlight youth issues and viewpoints while at the same time delves into personal insights from time to time.
Recorded at Fali Damania’s Over the Top Studios, the album is strongly indicative of the band’s early musical influences, specifically Rage Against the Machine and borrows heavily from them in terms of sound design and lyrical content.
The album is available for free download at this Location .
Too Far In .
Represents the times where one finds oneself stuck to a fixation/infatuation/impulse and his/her whole world revolves around it. But, it soon turns out, that he has lost the drive to pursue it & starts feeling stupid about the whole ordeal. However, all said & done, it still makes a good memory to reminisce.
Strong hatred belted out towards the scum-of-this-world who call themselves ‘Jihadis’. It’s a psychological disorder, as we see it.
It’s a song which sadistically copes with the natural beauty of infidelity.
It’s a call to re-serve equality to the citizens of this country as they rightly deserve it. It stands against political hypocrisy & pseudo secular ideals of an inclusive state which are constructed purely to garner votes. It’s a call to abolish reservation (for admissions to institutes of higher learning & in securing govt jobs), since it furthers the idea of divide-and-rule. The Constitution of India establishes the right to equality for its citizens; then why the hell is this fundamental right being flouted so openly by passing bills for reservation?
Of relating to the ones-without-a-spine (beautiful women) to a joint.
Cry (Reprise) The Rocket Scientist Mix .
Well, Finally Sodium Trail (and the current beantown voice) EP by Bangalore based rock band Parchute XVI is out now. All you have to do is Visit Parachute XVI website and just leave your email ID and they will send you a code/link to download. (wonder why Parachute XVI didn’t opt for gimmesound.com like other Indian band :lol: , Anyways, gimmesound or not, I do highly recommend Sodium trail, download and enjoy good music.
UPDATE : Brilliant album.. Must download .. must download