Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blessed by Gods

Exhilaration, the day before the concert. Yeah, finally ‘the day’ was just a few hours away. Days and months of anticipation were finally in its last few hours. What was something distant and futuristic would now be history, in a matter of few hours.

Weekends with a equal to sign lazy, in short weekends=lazy (for me, at least). But this weekend was full of energy. Saturday, May 15, was going to be redefining weekend for me.
There was four hours to go before the gates would be thrown open to the head bangers. And my friend and I were already on our way. As we neared the grounds, all I saw was hundreds and hundreds of people, and most with blue jeans, black ‘LOG’ T-shirts. What the differentiating factor was, probably the weird hair styles. A few looked as if they hadn’t shaved for years. My respects to these real followers of metal.

Like you have the appetizer before the main course, Indian bands were playing. Boomerrang, Bhoomi, Scribe, and Extinct Reflections. They entertained us with reasonably good music for about three to four hours. And then came the moment that each and every heart was looking forward to. Yeah. The Gods were next on the schedule. But there was still another good 45 minutes before we could hear the Gods. An Announcement “Go, Grab your food and alcohol because it’s gonna be a fiery one.”

And at 7.30, The Gods blessed us. As the Gods entered the stage. The roar was thunderous. Enchanting in tandem with the horns up “Lamb of God”, “Lamb of God”, “Lamb of God”, “Lamb of God”. It was dark at the center stage and the then the first string struck. It was mayhem with color background lights (you will see that in the video) head banging and mesh pits. People were going crazy! I can’t really explain how the atmosphere was. It should be experienced rather than told.

Laid to rest (Live) @ Bangalore – Lamb of God

To keep the up intensity the Randy Blythe played one song after another nonstop for the next one and hour. The crowd really went berserk when Randy said “This is called Laid to Rest” and asked us to sing along. After this song, he called Mahatma Gandhi – The Punk Rock Dude that made us laugh. He dedicated the next song “Contractor” to him.

Contractor – Lamb of God

What was surprising to me was that he didn’t play Omerta. I was in the misconception that he would say this is the last song and play Omerta, but that never happened. I was a little disappointed about it, but I was all the more happy to hear the two Grammy songs. So the disappointment never stayed long. After the concert the only thing running in my mind was, “I just saw Lamb of God (LIVE)”. It was only Lamb of God for the next one week. I could feel the music of the bass guitar, the drums and Randy singing. Long live Lamb of God, they just knocked us out of our senses. In short, was transported to heaven for a few hours. Yeah, and it was worth each and every second.

Vigil – Lamb of God

Rock Forever \m/

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Prelude To The Gods ;)

“Dude I am sure you will like all the songs what I have sent, but you surely gonna love Omerta, I know what you listen to and what you like”. And he was right! , I loved it, in fact I asked him to send me more songs of Lamb of God that’s when he sent me ‘Redneck’. That how I got to know LOG, a few years ago, exchanging my collection with a friend.

And today 20 times – “Omerta” and “Redneck”. The reason: I am all kicked about tomorrow’s concert. Yeah, LOG will be here in Bangalore.  I am super excited. I don’t think I can explain what I am going through just thinking about the concert. And tomorrow should never die. Because with my hands up in the air, head banging, I will transported to a different world together; where the soul syncs with the music becoming a different entity all together. Every thought is just about tomorrow for now.


A heavy metal band formed in 1994 in Richmond, Virginia. Since its formation, they have released 6 studio albums

Lamb of God:
A heavy metal band formed in 1994 in Richmond, Virginia. Since its formation, they have released 6 studio albums.

1. Burn the Priest (1999)
2. New American Gospel (2000)
3. As the Palaces Burn (2003)
4. Ashes of the Wake (2004)
5. Sacrament (2006)
6. Wrath (2009)

In 2007 Lamb of God was nominated for Best Metal Performance for “Redneck” but lost out to Slayer’s “Eyes of the Insane”


Lamb of God was an instrumental band called Burn the Priest, and included vocals after Randy Blythe joined the band. They were influential to another metal band called Pantera. They both belong to Southern United States another connection and another fact that they both are highly influential bands.

Current Members:
Randy Blythe – lead vocals (1995–present)
Mark Morton – lead guitar (1990, 1997–present)
Willie Adler – rhythm guitar (1998–present)
John Campbell – bass (1990–present)
Chris Adler – drums

Former Member:
Abe Spear – guitar (1990–1998)

Lamb of God will be on the 2010 Mayhem Festival on the Mayhem Festival Main Stage along with Korn, Rob Zombie, and Five Finger Death Punch. Other festival participants include: Atreyu, In This Moment, 3 Inches of Blood , Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, and Winds of Plague. Lamb of God has also been nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for the Best Metal Performance category, with "Set to Fail" but lost out to Judas Priest.

Set to Fail

More updated on Lamb of God after the concert, till then keep banging your head to the music

Rock Forever \m/

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

DoWn aNd oUt!

Just when you think that you’re down and out
Don’t preconceive what I’m all about
Look for a reason that you have a start
Acting like a friend that you are not

And when you think we played it out
We come from the bottom and knock it out
Look for a reason that you have to start
Acting like a friend but you’re not, yeah!

These words were ringing in my head, not just because I had heard it 53 times in just three days (i-tunes gives you the exact number of times the song has been heard, so no exaggeration here). It’s because there is something about this song; you hear it once and you feel it’s just not enough. And the incredible music cannot be ignored. I sent this song to my friends, and even my boss. Their Reaction: “Mind Blowing”, “Super Music”, “Awesome Find”, “Out-of-the-world”, and people have described it in many other adjectives and superlatives.

Well, since music is something I believe is very subjective. So what do I like about this song?  If that’s the question you ask me, my answer would be: The lines give a great punch and that keeps me going. The singer’s groaning voice emphasizes the words perfectly and blends beautifully into the meaning. The violin matches perfectly. The music slows down where it should and picks up at the right time. Well that’s more than one reason why I can listen to the song any number of times.

Tantric – Down and Out


Formed in 1999 with Jesse Vest, Todd Whitener & Matt Taul (3 former members of Days of the New) and then with the addition of singer Hugo Ferreria they named their band as C-14 (a short name of Radiocarbon). Soon they changed to Tantric and were signed to Maverick Records that same year.

The band has changed from the time it formed and what it is today

Present Band Members:
Singer - Hugo Ferreira
Drums - Richie Monica
Guitarist - Joe Pessia
Bassist - Erik Leonhardt
Electric Violin - Marcus Ratzenboeck

Former members:
Guitarist - Todd Whitener
Bassist - Jesse Vest
Keys - Joey Stamper
Guitarist - Kevin McCreery
Drums - Matt Taul
Bassist -
Bruce LaFrance (after Jesse Vest)
Drums - Kevin Miller

The Present members came up with another master piece.

Tantric – Mourning

Rock Forever \m/