Music Today-India

The Guitar Society9 Sept 2011

You Share Your Birthday With

Akshay Kumar

Asha Sharma

Vinay(Nikhil Vinay)

British Metal Act Cypher16 to Tour India

Courtesy-Shawn Fernandes
 British industrial metal four-piece Cypher16 are virtually old-hands at touring India. They first hit Indian shores in 2009, playing to crowds in Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Goa. They made it back in 2010 for the Great Indian Octoberfest in Bangalore, playing alongside Lacuna Coil and De Profundis. This year, they prove that they just can’t stay away from the adoration of Indian metal fans with the announcement of a third India tour this September that will see the band make stops in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.

The band’s work so far includes their 2008 EP Symphony to End it All, 2010’s mini-album The Man of the Black Abyss and the just-released EP The Metaphorical Apocalypse. The band will play Mumbai’s Blue Frog on 18 September (with Bhayanak Maut and Providence), 567 Club in Delhi on 19 September, Kyra in Bangalore on 23 September (with Eccentric Pendulum, The Down Trodden, Abandoned Agony, The Velvet Trap and Verses) and Geoffrey’s in Chennai on 24 September (with Escher’s Knot, Blood Covenant, Chaotic Oblivion and Vidyut).


NH7 Announces Tattoo Republic

Convention Alongside NH7 Weekender

Shawn Fernandes

Last year, the organizers of the NH7 Weekender festival in Pune put on possibly the most epic music festival experience India had ever seen. Featuring first-ever performances in India from acts like Asian Dub Foundation and The Magic Numbers as well as at least 60 other acts, the festival was easily India’s biggest ever. This year, they’ve already announced debut India performances from award-winning acts Imogen Heap and Basement Jaxx. Happily, they’re not done yet.

Their latest announcement reveals that this year’s festival will include “Tattoo Republic”, India’s biggest-ever Tattoo convention on the 19th and 20th of November (the NH7 weekender will take place between 18-20 November). The convention will feature workshops from world-renowned artists Darrin White, Larry Brogan and Jesus Cabanas (Sala) as well as a wide lineup of some of India’s best known tattoo artists.

In other NH7 Weekender news, the festival has teamed up with U.S. website Sonicbids to underwrite a competition that will see one band win a slot on the festival bill. Sonicbids will cover all flight and accommodation costs for the winning band (from anywhere in the world). For more details, click here.

Courtesy -Gibson Guitars/news

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