Skrypt(Hyderabad)

December 4, 2007

GENRE :: Thrash/Death metal

 BAND MEMBERS ::

Scenic – Vocals
Ramya – Guitar
Rajiv – Drums
Joel – Guitar
Ab-Bass – Bass
BIOGRAPHY ::

Skrypt is a 5 piece Thrash/Death metal influenced band from Hyderabad.

INFLUENCES ::

Pantera, Lamb Of God, Sepultura, Slayer, Opeth, Meshuggah, Testament, Black Sabbath and other similar artists.
LINKS ::

Orkut :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=3569723

Bloodmaze(Hyderabad)

December 4, 2007

 

GENRE :: Death Metal

BAND MEMBERS ::

Solomon – Drums
Dill – Guitars
Abbas – Bass
Nithin – Throats
BIOGRAPHY ::

Bloodmaze is a four piece death metal outfit hailing from Hyderabad. Comprised of four members with different influences and valuable experience, it’s music tries to bring out melody from a maze of groove.

The bands music and lyrics are based on personal issues that are seen in common society and yet which inspite of the intense personal impact still stands ignored. The music in itself is fast and groovy with the twist of technicality to add to the overall aura. As a genre, the band tries to create for itself a niche genre, by combining the elements of groovy death metal, melodic death metal and technical death metal with a touch of influence from grindcore as well. Currently the band is working on its debut album comprising of songs like Bloodmaze, Mind bender, Comatose and Destitute.

LINKS :: 

Orkut :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=33907168 

Microtone(Hyderabad)

November 25, 2007

GENRE :: Alt Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Anupam-Vocals and guitar
Akshay- BAss
Neehar- Guitar
Himank- Drums

BIOGRAPHY ::

LINKS ::

Orkut :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=15267420

Asian Heat(Hyderabad)

November 25, 2007

GENRE ::Metal

BAND MEMBERS ::

Anish Mehta – Vocals
Chuba Aomori – Guitars / Bass
Rueban Issac – Drums / Backing Vocals

BIOGRAPHY ::

Asian Heat is considered to be one of the first bands of underground indian rock from hyderabad. The Band is hardcore metal and is famous for its psychadelic vocals and power crunching aggressive music style. Their composition expresses versatility and power definiton of rock potraying them as a band with anti-political issues and large scale vengaence towards the dystopic state of humanity. The band was formed late in the hot summer of april 2000. The band was formed by key bass player Shane. After a long struggle of forming a band, Shane finally found the people he knew could do miracles for him. Shane being an ex-bass player for a band called Civil Defence knew how to play the cards right in picking out the right people for his new band. Chuba was the first to join the band. A veteran guitarist and a close friend of shane, has been known as a famous personality in the rock scenario of underground indian rock. He started playing the guitar at the tender age of eight.He has been a freelance guitarist playing in a number of bands like Tagore, Dysfunction, Chronic and Civil Defence. Apart from his prior bands, chuba also pursued a solo career as a guitarist in many projects. Currently in Asian Heat, he has contributed a lot in the bands compilations being a part and parcel on the musical front. Mark was the second to join the band. Shane found him very talented because of his unique style of singing. He was labelled gunthroat mark by his fellow brothers of rock. Although mark had never been in a band before, the band proved to be a testing ground for him to try out his new found ammunition in singing. Alongside Chuba, Mark also plays rhythm guitars. His talent of singing and riffing style has brought about the exposure of the bands uniqueness in their songs. It took quite a while for the three guitarists to find their key element, A good drummer. Shane at first hired drummer Eric who played in bands Kryptonite and Tonic. Eric played with the band for a couple of months warming themselves up for the big deal of making their own compositions. But due to circumstances,Eric left the band and re-joined Kryptonite. Stuck without a drummer again, Shane started losing hope until chuba got a tip from one his friends of a drummer named rueban. Chuba approached rueban personally and offered prime position of being a drummer of Asian Heat. Rueban accepted the offer and joined. Being a drummer of bands Minerva and Black Legion, Shane and the other members knew he had potential and pursued their front of making their own compositions.

LINKS :: 

Garageband ::  http://www.garageband.com/artist/asianheat

Mosh :: http://www.mosh.in/asianheat

Orkut :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=14986748 

Catharsis(Hyderabad)

November 21, 2007

GENRE :: Fusion/Jazz

BAND MEMBERS ::

Phani > Guitars
Vivek > Bass
Sanjay > Drums

BIOGRAPHY ::

There is nothing called ‘Good Music’ and ‘Bad Music’ but only music you like and you don’t. – Catharsis How could it not be a divine intervention in bringing together the elements of Carnatic and Western music to create soul – strring music into reality!! We introduce ourselves as Vivek Sagar,Sanjay Das and Phani Teja…as if names make a difference! We wish to speak ourselves out through music. A better introduction would be a frisky bassist, a psyched-up drummer and a crazy guitarist….so what?? there have always been bands and they will continue to be…but not bands which can say ‘C Major’is ‘Shankarabharanam’.

INFLUENCES ::

Too many…

LINKS ::

MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/musiccatharsis

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=catharsis+hyderabad

StiffNeck Syndrome(Hyderabad)

November 21, 2007

GENRE :: Alt Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Vivek > Vocals.
Earnest > Guitars.
Sanjay > Drums.
Jay > Bass.

BIOGRAPHY ::

An Alt Rock Band from Hyderabad.

INFLUENCES ::

The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Iron Maiden, KulaShaker, Nirvana, System Of a Down,U2,Extreme,The Strokes,Shakti,Illayaraja,Dire Straits,Keane,Eagles, Carnatic and lots of other Genres, Artists, Nature, Life and People.

LINKS ::

MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/stiffnecksyndrome

Orkut : http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=9208411

Native Tongue(Hyderabad)

November 19, 2007

GENRE :: Garage / Alternative / Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Benhur – Guitars,

Joel – Drums / Vox,

Baba – Vox / Bass

BIOGRAPHY ::

NATIVE TONGUE, a Garage Rock/ Power trio with a creative urge to write music of extremely high quality within a 3 piece set up as popularised by The Police, Kings X and Billy Sheehan’s rise, Talas.

The band consists of three obscure dreamers, Baba, Joel & Benhur, Scratching a brainwave from the artistry of acts such as India’s Thermal and a Quarter, gutsy Irish boys, Sting & U2, Commercial America’s major league folk, The Dave Matthews Band and Seattle Grunge Pioneers, Pearl Jam.

Other influences of the band are Green Day, Steely Dan , The Killers, Dire Straits, Van Halen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers , Jimi Hendrix , Jaco Pastorius, Charlie Parker , John Mayer and Mr.Big

With day job demands and attendance deficits, the band is trying its best to take the voice of the voiceless to the radio, through the Robin Hood belief system.

The band believes that poverty in India and globally is an issue that has to be dealt by this generation and the one coming behind.

Native Tongue’s baby is The Chai Biscuit Foundation, a motley crue fighting the case of underprivilleged children with a strategy tailor made for their basic needs.

INFLUENCES ::

Sting, Extreme, Billy Sheehan, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Thermal and a Quarter, Zero, Dire Straits, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Rush, Robben Ford, Govt Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, Dennis Chambers, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews Band, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, U2, Phish

LINKS ::

My Space :: http://www.myspace.com/nativetongueindia

Sledge(Hyderabad)

November 15, 2007

GENRE :: Thrash Metal

BAND MEMBERS ::

Avinash – Vocals,
Shadrach – Lead Guitar,
Karna – Guitar,
Anjani – Bass,
Suman – Drums.
BIOGRAPHY ::

SLEDGE is a 5-piece metal outfit that has emerged from the ever so rapidly growing Indian rock scene. It must be said that the band has had a major role in putting Hyderabad on the national rock scene, and this, as the story usually goes, has been done against the odds though the initial stages were plagued with lineup changes and Non acceptance of heavy metal in the city. The band has been around since 1998, but things started getting serious only in the year 2000. They latched onto the first major opportunity which came in the form of an opening slot for veteran rockers SHIVA. This was performance was appreciated by the hungry rockers and SLEDGE had added a few hundred metal heads to their fan base. SLEDGE is also the first band from AP to be featured on gigpad.com. They are also the only band from Hyderabad to play at the annual Domination – The DEATHFEST held in Mumbai, and win the runners-up title at both IIT Delhi and NSIT Delhi The first two Competitions on National Circuit. After gaining national recognition SLEDGE was offered invitations to headline most of the rock fests Like NSIT.

On its way to winning the National Title for Best Band at the final leg of Castrol Garage Rock in Mumbai, the band also won Best Vocalist, Best Guitarist, Best Drummer and Best Bassist. The regional final of this competition was held in Bangalore and was swept away by SLEDGE too. After this victory the band was offered a Record Deal with TIMES MUSIC. Though many people were skeptical about a commercial label releasing a Heavy Metal album, things did go on smoothly and a full length album by the name of “Desert Of Souls” has been released and is now available at all the leading music stores in India.

The album is an all-out precision assault, done so with all of the flair and expertise one would expect from such an impressive assembly. Absolutely no compromise has been made, and the album is a true reflection of what the band believes is their unique style of music. SLEDGE was supported by TDK Media Active (Germany) to make an animation video, as they were impressed with the music and the efforts made by the band to reach international circuit, The video is on air across India.

SLEDGE’s live show pushes the envelope even further. Never missing a beat amidst the fray, constantly trashing and pounding, their presence breeds insanity. Their stage act with uncontrollable aggression and adrenaline infects the crowd like a plague.
A SLEDGE show will leave you impressed with a taste for more. No matter where the gig is, or under what circumstances, people stand up and take notice such is the intensity with which the music is presented. On the basis of its live shows the band is considered by many as one of the tightest Metal acts in the country, and what sets it apart is its versatility and experience. The fact that it has taken the band a while to get to where it is now is a distinct advantage, and they have never let themselves down whenever given the opportunity, whether it is a national competition or a major headlining gig.

SLEDGE is now heading towards the International Metal Circuit and is determined to release the next album across the Globe and also perform at various places and cater to wider audience.

DISCOGRAPHY ::

Desert Of Souls Full-length 2005

1. Final Verdict
2. Liar To Follow
3. Soul In Disgrace
4. Deathly Hymn
5. Caught In A Crossfire
6. Serpent Of Sorrow
7. Say You Will
8. Last Breath

LINKS ::

www.sledge.in

http://www.mosh.in/sledge

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