The Guitar Society 29th July 2011
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Reptilian Death Begin Auditioning Guitarists
Officially the busiest man in Indian metal, singer, guitarist, label owner, producer, promoter, chef and now drummer, Sahil “Demostealer” Makhija is currently auditioning for the guitarist slot in his band Reptilian Death – one of many, many projects that Makhija has founded over the years. In addition to his work with his main band Demonic Resurrection and his role in the now defunct Workshop, Makhija founded Reptilian Death (with him playing drums) in 2001.
The project went on indefinite hiatus in 2004 before getting back on track in 2005, only to recede into the background a year later. Since 2010, Makhija has been quietly working away at a new Reptilian Death album with him playing pretty much all the instruments. He’s mentioned, however, that he’s zeroed in on a new vocalist who will perform on the recordings as well as live on stage.
Earlier this week, the Demonstealer posted on Facebook: “We’re going to audition guitar players soon. We are only looking for people who are in Mumbai, own good gear, have been playing for more than 3-4 years, have some stage experience, can play really well and most of all have the time to commit to being in a band. We are tuned to B standard.”
Indigo Children Head Out on Summer Tour
It’s time for Delhi garage punk act Indigo Children to dust off their travel bags as they head out on a long-awaited tour this August. Many expected their career to skyrocket off the backs of their quick successes, such as winning Channel V’s Launchpad in 2007 and becoming one of four elite bands selected to record with veteran producer John Leckie (The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Muse, Rodrigo y Gabriela) as part of the British Council’s Soundpad project.
While lineup problems and logistics threw a spanner in the works for a while, the band seems to have finally found its feet. Cementing the core of the band around lead singer/guitarist Sanchal Malhar and bassist Nikhil Rufus Raj, they’ve recruited Faridkot drummer Sahil Mendiratta to fill in on drums for the upcoming tour.
The band hasn’t played outside Delhi since March of last year, so they’re understandably excited about their express three-day, three-city tour. Lead singer and guitarist Sanchal Malhar told Gibson India that they’re definitely looking forward to playing for fans at the shows and will try out a few new tracks they haven’t played live before.
Indigo Children’s summer tourdates:
Mumbai: Wednesday, 3 August @Blue Frog
Pune: Thursday, 4 August @Hard Rock Café
Bangalore: Friday, 5 August @Opus
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