Monday, December 20, 2010


Yes. Vinay, Aditya, Venky and Rahul saw them thrice. I and Vinit saw them twice. Opening for them in Bangalore, and then getting off the stage to watch them was just surreal for me. I am still reeling from this weekend. I don't think watching a live act will ever be the same. In my books, these guys are the most important and most inspirational metal band out there.

The "tour" ends this weekend. It's been a grueling month. Red-eye flights, 4 hour sleep cycles, and overall grumpiness. But we've given our all on stage. Nail, teeth, and fist. Every fucking time.

We're playing with Demonic Resurrection, Devoid, and Bloodshed, this weekend. RockFort 26th December Bandra Amphitheater.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


We had a blast at the NH7 Bacardi Weekender festival. Pretty much the entire Bombay alternative and underground circuit was seen at this 3 day festival. We were taken care of, and everything was clockwork (Read Vijay Nair). It was great to see our friends from Undying inc, Scribe, DR, and other bands flock together around the stage throughout day 1, irrespective of the band playing. Alcohol was flowing, and the show was my best with BM, yet. We play at GIR Bangalore this weekend, where we will open for the mighty Meshuggah. So if you're around, get to the palace grounds on Saturday. And if you're from Delhi, get to the GIR after-party at the Mezz on Sunday. Come talk to us, we'd like to meet you.

The rest is written. Pardon the bland greyness.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I wasn't too fond of this band. Many years ago, I must have been 19; i purchased a ripped copy of Ozzfest '97. And one of the many bands that played that show was this Sludge/Doom metal band called Neurosis. The concert featured one song per band, and I didn't like Neurosis' bit (Locust Star). I was young and strung up on nu metal. But that video had a profound impact on me. It was magnanimous, it was scary, it was intimidating. I hated it.

Two months ago, me and Vinay we hanging at his place, and were about to start writing lyrics to 'Chakna for Church'. "Let's watch a video before we begin.", said Vinay. He goes onto Youtube, does a search, and BAM! Locust star @ Ozzfest '97. I was caught in the wake of a fucking 500 foot wave. It was magnanimous, it was scary, it was intimidating. It was Neurosis. I haven't looked back since that day, and i am a complete convert. Thank you, Vinay.

Yesterday, i was killing time at work. Looking through some random band wiki pages. I went onto the Neurosis page, then onto the Scott Kelly (Neurosis vocalist) page. From there, again the water reference, the flow took me to Scott Kelly's old blog. Everything that i thought i knew about writing, music, touring, and life, changed.

This guy writes from the very depths of his dark heart. The posts are brash, graphic, and very very captivating. The man doesn't even do a copy check; yet the stuff that he has written has touched me so much.

If inspiration had claws and a terminal illness, it would be called Scott Michael motherfucking Kelly.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The Average teen poem

My life is so dark,
So cold, so stark.
My lve is a cold door knob,
When will ur warm hnds reach out?
When, oh when, Bob?
Dark shadws consume the light,
Oh, how i wish i cud fight.
This deep drkness of night,
I just wnt to write.

Mnsters of the past do nt let me sleep
I will sit on my sofa n weep.

I do not trst my luvd ones with my hope
It is like riding my cycle down a slope,
Life is very unfair, nd I cannot take it
It is like riding that cycle, and g8ing a ticket.

I am so angry, I hate myself, I really do
I hate myself and want to die, like that singer of U2.