Crimson Wood(Kerala)

January 4, 2008

GENRE :: Rock

BAND MEMBERS::

Vocz-Sree….soul j@h

Lead guitar: jusTiN

Rhythm guitarist:Matthew……

Base:aswin-….ashKAzAm

Drums:rohit aka drummer boy.

BIOGRAPHY ::  

Crimson wood means Jesus died on the cross of Calvary and shed his precious blood for our sins…………so basically CRIMSON WOOD denotes the blood of Christ that was shed on the cross for us

Coming from the SOUTH TOWN of Kerala, Trivandrum to EXECUTE THE SOUND, to make people who went THRU THE STRUGGLE to come out of it and be on the FRONTLINE of GODS army…………….Now everybody with ur fists raised high shout out ur battle cry………………………

Started in may of 2007……………………band has been rockin for the ROCK, JC……………..Coz HE IS THE ROCK THAT DOES NOT ROLL.

CONTACTS  ::

Orkut :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=35501415 

E mail ID :: crimsonwood@rock.com

Phone:09846759428

 

13AD(Kerala)

November 24, 2007

GENRE :: Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Eloy Isaacs – Lead n rhythm guitars n vocals
Paul KJ – Bass n vocals
George Peter – Vocals
Pinson Correa – Drums
Jackson Aruja – keys

BIOGRAPHY ::

Formed in late 1977

2 albums 4 videos

Ground Zero – 1990
Tough on the Streets – 1993

Performances all over India and the Middle East
LINKS:: 

Mosh ::  http://www.mosh.in/13AD  

Avial(Kerala)

November 24, 2007

GENRE :: Alternative / Folk Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Anand Raj (Vocals),
Tony John (Turn tables, Synth & Vocals),
Rex Vijayan (Guitars & Synth),
Naresh Kammeth (Bass),
Mithun Puthenveetil (Drums)

BIOGRAPHY ::

While it’s true that the lyrics of many songs featured in the band’s debut album ~ AVIAL ~ reflects on a deep sense of eternal timeless awareness, there is a good chance that the global listener relates to the album simply because its musically sound. With elements of Indie rock and folk, embedded in each of the eight songs featured in their fist album, Avial has managed to mix to perfection and share with its listeners an altogether unique sound, what the band members calls “alternative Malayali rock”.

INFLUENCES ::

Jethro Tull,Led Zeppelin,Frank Zappa,Radio head,Verve, Oasis,Cold play,Pearl Jam,Dave Mathews Band, Acdc,Police, Rush,Van Halen,Sound garden, Alice in chains, Rage against the machine, Incubus,Jamiroquai, Lamb,Bjork, Chemical Brothers,Massive attack,Portishead,Blasted Mechanism, Afro celtic sound system

LINKS ::

Official website :: http://www.phat-phish.com/

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

Official Orkut Community:: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=20544451

CONTACTS ::

Mail :: avial@phat-phish.com 

Chaos(Kerala)

November 24, 2007

GENRE :: Heavy/Thrash

BAND MEMBERS ::

JK : Vocalist
Nikhil : Guitarist
Vivian : Guitarist
Pappu : Bass
Manu : Drums

BIOGRAPHY ::

Chaos(originally spelt as K.oS till the later part of
2007) is a Trivandrum based heavy metal band formed
around 2 years ago. Chaos has made an impact on the
college level competition circuit as soon as they
started playing.The band's influences cover a wide
array of genre's from heavy metal to thrash metal to
grunge to hard rock to psychedelic rock and so on.
Some of the main influences are Metallica, Megadeth ,
Pantera , Lamb Of God , Godsmack etc on an
international scale. JK, Nikhil and Pappu have also
played in a band called NEWBORN featuring Nithin and
Mithun from the metal band Rage and this band appeared
in the Kingfisher Kerala Rocks and made it all they
way upto the finals. Chaos have headlined quite a few
rock shows in the state.Some of the shows are Nirvaan
07, Quest 06, Dishaa 06 etc. Chaos was also one of the
big bands to hit the stage during Moshpit 07 : A
Festival Of Rock.They were one of the crowd
favorites.Popular covers include songs like Megadeth’s
lucretia, Pantera’s cowboys from hell etc.

ACHIEVEMENTS ::

Crossroads 2006 : First Place
Crossroads 2007 : First Place
Talent Time 2006: First Place
Virtuoso 2006 : First Place
Ragam 2007 : First Place
Lumiere 2006 : Second Place
Cerevollo 2006: Second Place
Campus Rock Idols 2007-2008: Manipal Zonal Finals
Runner UP                                 Campus Rock
Idols 2007-2008: South Zone Finals Second Runner UP

    

LINKS ::

Official Orkut Community :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=16973728

CONTACTS ::

Mail :: nikhil_webmaster@yahoo.com

Soul Burn(Kerala)

November 22, 2007

GENRE :: Grunge

BAND MEMBERS ::

Vocals – Vivek thomas
Lead guitars – Arun Dutt
Guitars – Melin
Bass – Chippu
Drums – Sabu

BIOGRAPHY ::
INFLUENCES ::

Tool, A Perfect Circle, Riverside, Pearl Jam , Pain Of Salvation, Autolux,Alice In Chains

LINKS ::

Official Orkut Community :: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=21383633

CONTACT :: 9995050642

Motherjane(Kerala)

November 20, 2007

GENRE :: Rock

BAND MEMBERS ::

Suraj (Vocalist),

Baiju ( lead guitarist),

John ( Drummer),

Clyde ( Bass Guitarist)

and Deepu (Rhythm Guitarist).

BIOGRAPHY ::

Formed in 1996, Motherjane is an explosive progressive metal act from the city of cochin. Having been a hub of rock music in the 80s Cochin’s star was in decline with the advent of the 90s and there was a dearth of high quality rock music frm god’s own city. This situation was remedied when John, Shyam, Nirmal , Clyde, Mithun & Laji formed the original motherjane in 1996. Driven by desperation after the showdown band for their college fest pulled out at the last moment, John & his friends assembled the band to save face. Call it providence or serendipity or whatever, they never looked back!

The name motherjane is a variant of Mary Jane and it reflects the band’s philosophy that music is by far, the purest drug in the world. Having won laurels in some of the biggest festivals they played in, including IIT bombay and NLS Bangalore, Motherjane was featured on channel [v]‘s “out there” in 1996 in a list of India’s promising bands.

In 1997 motherjane recorded their first demo tape with three songs.

It was after this that the band underwent a line up change, with Suraj on vocals and Rex on rhythm guitar appearing on the scene. Suraj having served as vocalist for Bangalore band Stone Cold and Rex being a much sought after studio musician. This line up change saw the genesis of a new chapter in the Motherjane story. Having been primarily a cover band uptil then, and being better known for their reworkings of classcis ( their super extended version of “another brick in the wall” had us stunned, when we saw it on TV), they shifted their focus to composing originals.

In November 2002 came the time for the Indian rock scene to receive a shot in the arm as Motherjane released their debut album titled Insane Biography. Well �Insane� is the apt word for the reaction of the rock community and pundits here. 6 months after the release Motherjane�s Insane Biography was chosen as the “Best Indian Rock Album :2002-03″ the biggest festival in southern India � June Rock Out and got some of the most raving reviews to have been bestowed on an Indian rock band.

Motherjane’s song Mindstreet was chosen for the GIR compilation album 2003 and the band was chosen to perform at the biggest platform in the country – Levi’s Great Indian Rock 2003.

Kudos followed from abroad as well later in 2003 as the song Mindstreet was featured on US Radio in a play-list boasting of rock heavyweights like Rush and Genesis.

Currently, as on September 1, 2004, all of Motherjane’s album is being aired across 14 international radio stations.

Motherjane’s album Insane biography then became the only Indian Rock album to be featured in the Asian Rock Rising Festival in Japan on November 1,2003.

Channel V refused resisting all this as they traveled all the way from Bombay to a small island of Vypeen in Kerala for an interview and shoot with Motherjane. Motherjane’s doorbell rang with another good news from Japan in 2004 as the song Soul Corporations became the only Indian band’s rock song to be chosen for the Annual Japanese compilation album M & I Records

Motherjane’s song Mindstreet – the first one to hit the US radio stations and the one featuring on GIR’03 compilation is now an AIRTEL HELLO TUNE.

Motherjane is still equally well known for what they used to do the best – Having one of the most diverse playlists among bands in the country including some note perfect covers of Dream Theater, Iron Maiden , Metallica, Megadeth, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rush, Steve Vai Scorpions & Pink Floyd An act that has headlined some 100+ shows from Roorkee to Trivandrum to Pune to Guwahati, Motherjane has some of the biggest festivals in its “Rocked” kitty.
LINKS ::

Official website :: http://www.motherjane.net/

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

CONTACT ::

Mail :: mail@motherjane.net

Dark Crucifix(Kerala)

November 15, 2007

GENRE :: Black Metal

BAND MEMBERS ::

Jayesh : Acoustic Drums
Samir : Guitars/Vocals

BIOGRAPHY ::

Samir came back for good from Kuwait, to settle down in India (where his father was from). With interest in music he taught himself the classical riffs of thrash (down stroking) by playing along with bands like Slayer, Metallica, Exciter and for technical cuts, from Iron Maiden etc. Samir had a neighbor called Noel who knew his interest in metal and desire to play it, introduced him to a drummer by the name of Jayesh, who was also looking to jam with someone like minded in metal music. Samir & Jayesh met and amusingly, the two couldn’t communicate with each other, at first. This is because Jayesh hardly spoke English and Samir couldn’t speak the native language. But amazingly music became their common language. They could understand each other’s rhythm, so to speak. They started playing some songs of their favourite bands – Slayer, Metallica, Venom, Exciter etc. They used to meet at Edgar’s house, a friend of theirs. Eventually Edgar joined them on Rythm Guitars, with Noel on Bass. They went under the name of Emblazoned Belial then. Within a few months of meeting, they decided to play for a local music competition. This was part of a University festival and they had to bluff their way in as being students of the university. They had a three song program – open with Metallica’s For Whom The Bell Tolls, then Venom’s Cry Wolf and end with Slayer’s Die By The Sword. They thrashed out on stage and finished. You could hear a pin drop! The audience was not able to handle the intensity. Interestingly, when they realized that this was all that was on the schedule, they screamed out for more! What was even more interesting was the judge panel with an average age of 35-40 years, awarded 18 points to the band. The band that got first place was awarded more points (about 30) because they played more songs. So it was by sheer number of songs that the band missed first place!

INFLUENCES ::

Slayer, Metallica, Venom, Exciter,Belial etc.

DISCOGRAPHY ::

Chapters of Damnation (Demo 2000)

1. The Long Awaited Disaster
2. In the Dreams of Dead
3. When Darkness Descends

LINKS ::

http://www.geocities.com/darkcrucifixmetal/

darkcrucifixmetal@yahoo.com

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