Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Sound checks and tuning in progress, marked the beginning. But my heart with every beat was impatient to get it started. Landing early at Kyra, I was able to catch a glimpse of the pre-event preparation, also giving me a chance to wish the bands good luck. Three Indian bands were supposed to shower metal rain that day after which the real tornado of metal was expected to happen.

Theorized – a Bangalore based metal band kick started the show. Little sluggish in the beginning, but as they played they gained momentum, so did we. Pits were formed and metal head were already drowning in the music. Then came ‘Albatross’. They were head-on. Head banging was reaching its zenith, I thought. They fired the stage with their energy and the singer was just super. O my, what an impression these guys made. These guys recently released their album, ‘Dinner Is You.’

 With time falling short, pace picked up and ‘Devoid’ was on stage in no time. With a screech, Arun Iyer made the crowd grow berserk, added to the drums and guitars doing their bit. The whole atmosphere was now like a metal thunderstorm. Devoid, has come a long way from where they started, bettering with each performance. Their favourite numbers are kick-ass and they make it a point to play them in most of their performance, giving another greater jolt to the already electrifying atmosphere.

Finally, yes finally, it was time for the show stopper, rather intensifier. The Dubai based ‘Nervecell’ were performing for the first time in India. The music was maddening to all metal lovers. Their stage performance – unavoidable to ignore. With their best track ‘Human Chaos’, no one could resist from head banging and being drowned in the metal tornado. Just like Life and Death, which cannot be described, I really can’t say how it feels to be right there.

Human Chaos – Nervecell

This metal tour of Nervecell will be a success and one of the turning paths of their career. Soon they will be the masters of a huge army of fans.

A toast to “Nervecell’ and the other bands played. That was a hell of a metal concert.

Long live “metal heads”



  1. Great post! I could imagine how electrifying the ambiance must have been...

  2. Hey, thanks for the review. Small change...Albatross's album is called 'Dinner is You'. :)

  3. Yikes, how could I make that mistake, thanks a lot for letting me know!