Guwahati is home to many tight but underrated metal acts. The city has never ceased to produce promising talents from time to time despite its scene being mostly underground; so these bands mostly rely on local gigs happening in pubs & clubs all over the city.
PRO Media and Creations, a Guwahati based event organizer, has been organizing underground shows frequently for quite a while now featuring bands from all around the North-East. And this time they’re gearing up to give you the second edition of BLAST featuring a pure extreme metal line up.
BLAST Vol-II promises to be a night of unrelenting madness as the organizers are keeping no stones unturned to make this event a successful one. OZONE Lounge & Restaurant is the venue & 8th of September is the date. Here’s a quick peek at the complete line up:
Psybarite is a 4-piece Groove/Thrash metal band hailing from Sibsagar, Assam. Since their inception in 2013, the band quickly emerged as one of the most promising acts of the region by winning several competitions along the way such as Ransack, Auxesis ’15, Moksh Mantra ’15, Rebel O’ Rock ’14, Powerchord ’14, High Voltage ’14. They’ve also performed in Fireball 2015.
Xontrax (Khontrakh) is a 6-piece Symphonic Black/Death act from Guwahati whose roots lie in bands such as Dimmu Borgir & Behemoth. They’ve been around in the scene for quite a while now performing all over the region over the years & winning competitions like AEC Pyrokinesis ’16, CIT Techracy ’15, Don Bosco Eco Fest ’13 & many other individual titles. Currently they’re working on their upcoming release.
Natura is a three-piece Extreme metal band from Shillong, Meghalaya which was formed in 2016. Though relatively new to the scene, they’ve quickly proved themselves as one of the promising acts of the region through their immaculate live performances.
Chaotic Dread is a Brutal Death metal band hailing from Nongpoh, Meghalaya who take influences from artists like Dying Fetus & Cannibal Corpse. They’ve garnered quite a name for themselves over the years & recently performed in Shillong DeathFest II where they shared the stage with Death Metal veterans like Desecravity (Japan), Nekrohowl (Bangladesh) & Plague Throat.
Arduous Resistance is a 5-piece Melodic/Progressive Death metal outfit hailing from Guwahati which was formed in 2015. Within the span of two years only, they’ve won several competitions like Ransack Auxesis ’16, JIST Rebel O’ Rock ’16 & many other individual titles. The band is currently working on their upcoming debut EP which might come out this fall of year.
Tickets will be available on spot & are priced at 150 INR. Metal Banger is the official online media partner of this event though the entire event is a DIY initiative. The organizers wish to see a decent gathering at the show. So metal up your ass & head to the battlefield to be a part of the moshpit!