• Tue, Nov 13, 2018

LIVE NITES feat. Alien Sky Cult, Guillotine, Artillerie and Scribe.


LIVE NITES feat. Alien Sky Cult, Guillotine, Artillerie and Scribe.

Five: That's the number of people Akkshit was probably expecting. However, there was a sizeable crowd which had gathered to watch the band perform songs from their debut E.P. You Are Not Alone. We're hoping this'll help them feel a little less disillusioned (read here) with the scene of all things metal in Delhi.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> ASC kick off the jam!: Alien Sky Cult played their first gig in Delhi outside the college competition circuit at Live Nites, the new series of gigs by RSJ and Blue Frog which kicked off with an all-metal lineup. The kvlt poster (see here) for the gig will soon be up made available as a freebie through the facebook page.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Guillotine: The dearth of metal gigs in Delhi meant that Guillotine had been away from stage for a while. Their set was largely comprised of songs from their 2010 debut The Cynic (click here) with a brand new single that seemed like a preview to the work that was in progress at the Guillotine camp.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Takar Nabam: The young guitar player is working on some solo stuff that is not necessarily in the vein of what Guillotine do. He played the gig in the hornbill feather-crested headgear that is typical of the Nyishi people, a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh he belongs to.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Guillotine: Did you know that Akshat Taneja also handles the keyboards at psychedelic fusion act Faridkot? Apparently he's also fresh out of school or something similar that sounds equally unworthy of access to the bar.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> 5... 4... 3... 2...        Artillerie were playing after 5 months. Their vocalist Noble Luke who also fronts Blind Image from Chennai is probably counting down to the mayhem!<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> MOSH!        Artillerie's fans showed up in faithful fashion. They brought the mosh!<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Our photographer got caught in the moshpit        But he's cool. However, the mosh is not known to spare hipsters. Note the missing moustache on the t-shirt image.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Which State does that dance belong to?        Hand-around-waist headbanging has been noted to be the perfect blend of Indian culture and metalettiquette. There were plenty of well-cultured metalheads at the show.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Everyone listens to the vocalist.        Scribe haven't played in Delhi since October and Vishwesh wasted no time in taking control of the situation. Here he is seen trying to school Delhi in the art of crowd-surfing.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> 15 spm: The idea behind crowd-surfing is to hold the person up in the air for as long as possible. Also, as long as possible can under no circumstance be 30 seconds or lesser. The longest anyone surfed at the gig was perhaps a minute and a half. While the crowd was a little weak on that particular front, there was no denying their enthu. 15 SPM. That's surfs per minute.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Gaganam Style!        Of those 15 stage-dives per minute, 10 would invariably be Gagan Gill, Scribe's new vocalist. Our man also busted his head in the process.  The doctor had to apply staples. Metal \m/<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Hail Mogambo!        In a set that was over an hour long, Scribe played songs from Have Hard. Will Core, Confect, Mark of Teja and two songs from the yet-to-be-released Hail Mogambo. We can't wait to hear those news songs again. Heavy.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> More madness        Alright, so some people actually managed to stay afloat for a while. But there's a couple of fail ones in this fan video.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> All-girl Moshpit \m/        Delhi witnessed its first ever all-girl moshpit. It was the best moment of the gig.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Stranger Than Fiction.        It was also, perhaps the first time that someone fell asleep while moshing. We're assuming he hadn't fainted because Prashant is still laughing.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span> Hail Mogambo!        Technically proficient, entertaining as F and songs that are equal parts catchy and equal parts brutal, Scribe packed and destroyed another venue in a way only they can.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Kuntal Mukherjee  </span>
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