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Metal Hack: A project to hack everything else to nothingness

Metal Hack, as I have described in the last post, is an open project for all the bands who mainly play metal, but not limited to it. Any band that plays Thrash, Doom, Heavy Metal, Punk, Hard Rock, Speed and Groove Metal can apply for this project here. Continue reading Metal Hack: A project to hack everything else to nothingness

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Metal Hack: The back story

In the year 1991 I first heard the song ‘Janie’s Got A Gun’ by Aerosmith in a compilation named ‘Pepsi Beat’ and it was amazing. Four years later found out from my cousin that it was a song from Aerosmith’s album Pump. I got hooked to that particular style of music. Wailing guitars, fierce vocals, massive drum sound and solid & heavy underlying bass lines. Since then my journey started listening to a genre called Rock. Trotting with Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden I graduated to Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera and eventually got glued to Nirvana, RATM, Soundgarden, Bush, Greenday and what not. I was amazed that there is this music also being created and played by so many artists around the world while I was getting trained in Hindustani classical and Tagore songs, because that was the boundary of musical universe my parents had. My first introduction to western and English music was Mozart, Yehudi Menuhin along with ABBA and Carpenters around the age of 3 or 4. BonnyM and Michael Jackson came a lot later, around end of 80’s. Continue reading Metal Hack: The back story

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THE FOXTROT PROJECT: A dream of a "young" jazz enthusiast

Its been a year or so, that¬†Arijit is recording Jazz musicians from around the world performing live at venues in Kolkata. It was a project that started last year while he recorded a Kolkata Jazz band called “The Usual Suspects” at Kolkata’s one and only weekly Jazz meet, Thursday Jazz Encounter. The results turned out to be very pleasing for everyone which was unexpected to¬†most people. The event owner, Nishit Arora praised the honest efforts for elevating the Jazz music scene. Continue reading THE FOXTROT PROJECT: A dream of a "young" jazz enthusiast