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The Guitar Society 20thAug 2011




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Kryptos’ Coils Over India

Tour 2011: 30 Cities in 40 Days

Courtesy-Shawn Fernandes

On possibly the most ambitious tour ever planned for an indie band, Bangalore thrash-metallers Kryptos will embark on a 40-day bus ride across the length and breadth of the country, playing to audiences in 30 cities along the way. The Coils Over India Tour will take the band on a roundtrip across the country, stopping at all major cities as well as some that have never seen a metal band in the flesh before.

Travelling in their fully customized bus, the band will also be transporting a 14-member crew and complete sound and light set-up on their journey. Kryptos kick off the tour on 29 October in Bangalore with the launch of their new album, The Coils of Apollyon.

Coils Over India Tour 2011 dates:

29 October: Bangalore

1 November: Mysore

2 November: Manipal

3 November: Belgaum

4 November: Goa

5 November: Pune

6 November: Mumbai

7 November: Nasik

8 November: Surat

9 November: Ahmedabad

10 November: Jodhpur

11 November: Jaipur

12 November: Delhi

13 November: Noida

14 November: Chandigarh

17 November: Lucknow

18 November: Kanpur

21 November: Kolkata

22 November: Kharagpur

23 November: Bhubaneswar

24 November: Rourkela

27 November: Warangal

28 November: Hyderabad

29 November: Vijaywada

1 December: Chennai

2 December: Pondicherry

3 December: Vellore

4 December: Trivandrum

5 December: Cochin

6 December: Coimbatore

8 December: Bangalore

Slain Premiere ‘Your Majesty’ Video

Shawn Fernandes

Bangalore prog-rockers Slain are in the news this week with the release of their first-ever video, “Your Majesty”, a song from Slain’s debut album Here & Beyond. Directed by the team at The Random Lines, the video premiered exclusively on indie website yesterday. Describing the video as “video-art collage on steroids”, guitarist Manek D’silva said, “This video is the final word in the Here & Beyond chapter of Slain, it needed to be a visual feast of EPIC proportions, and by God it certainly is. As a rule of thumb, we want Slain to always set the standard for innovation.”

The band – Judah Sandhy on vocals, Bryden Lewis and Manek D’silva on guitars, Naresh Nathan on bass, Jonathan Wesley on keyboards and Jared Sandhy on drums – call themselves “India’s Answer to Progressive Rock”. Over the last four years, the band has built their reputation on the back of over 200 gigs and regular wins at rock competitions across the country. The momentum has seen the band open for the likes of Iron Maiden, Mr. Big and Meshuggah and has made them regular winners at the Rolling Stone Metal and Rock Awards.

To check out “Your Majesty”, click here(

Also worth a look, check out Slain rhythm guitarist Manek D’silva artwork for the album at

Tony Iommi Says Black Sabbath Reunion is ‘Nonsense’

Courtesy-Michael Leonard
The web has recently been buzzing with “news” of a Black Sabbath reunion. The story was that the original lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward were recording again. But it is not so.

Gibson SG maestro Tony Iommi has now released an official statement. In it, Iommi says the article in the U.K.’s Birmingham Mail newspaper of 16 August was based upon a conversation that happened more than two months ago. And Iommi says the reunion story simply is not true.

Tony Iommi said: “I’m saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion.

“At the time I was supporting the Home of Metal exhibition and was merely speculating shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly, ‘Are you getting back together?’

“Thanks to the Internet it’s now gone round the world as some sort of ‘official’ statement on my part… absolute nonsense. I hope he [the journalist] has enjoyed his moment of glory; he won’t have another at my expense.

“To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.”




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