- Date 6th October 2012
- Venue On The House(Indore)
- Bands Grim Reapers, Nicotine, Elemental, Blind Folds, Sero Gravity, Manslaughter, Collisions and 100 Watt Sun
- Event By Moshpit Inc
The fourth installment of Moshpit knocked on every rock lover/music lover/metal head's door pretty hard, it actually blasted the door open. Though the gig offered an assortment of 8 bands, the gig's purpose was to feature the trendsetter rock acts from Indore namely Nicotine and Grim Reapers. The gig began at nearly 7 in the evening, first up were 1000 Watt Sun (my own band), formed very recently just weeks ago. We covered the likes of Porcupine Tree and Green Day. Though the crowd merely brooded at us in the beginning, but were at their feet with our final song that is Open Car. As we went off stage and the next band Collision entered the once hookah/ coffee lounge 'On The House', which was the venue for the event, brewed with music lovers and a huge unexpected turn out of about 400 people shook the whole place.
Collisions though a 5 piece band was easily dominated by guitarist Prabhas who to begin with appalled the sound guy and the crowd with a laptop on stage that he used instead of a processor. The band was instrumental and I could make out some experimental guitar noises as the performance progressed. The crowd's participation finally began with them. Collisions was succeeded by Men Slaughter who swept the crowd off their feet with AC/DC's Back in Black, The head bangers finally joined in and the bartender busied.As Blindfolds descended after Men Slaughter, the regulars could finally spot some known faces as these guys have been playing for a while now. Blindfolds kick started with an improvised cover of 'Killing In The Name' by RATM. the crowd joined in and for a moment it seemed as if Blindfolds should sideline their metal pursuits but they bombarded the berserk crowd with their originals which seemingly was a call for the forgotten moshers, giving the next act Elemental an even wilder crowd.
Elemantal kick started with a metal cover but soon melted into bluesy riffs which added the avant garde quotient to their regular metal performance. The venue was shaking with circumcised moshpits and the heads banged into insanity. Elemental was a treat to the ecstatic metal heads, but the place longed for rock n roll. Grim Reapers finally descended to the stage and burnt the stage alive covering the likes of RHCP and The Verve. The irresistible keyboard effects added to the groove and the guitar and even the improvs seemed perfect as performers from backstage huddled the stage. Evidently the crowd's involvement was utmost with Grim Reapers and could have reached nirvana with the next up Nicotine, probably the most recognisable rock act from Indore,if it wasn't for Indore Police's interception. Moshpit 4.0 just about to reach pinnacle was thrashed into a faux pas by the cops, followed by Anirudh's (front man, Nicotine) wrath on the police, the cops were unexpectedly quiet during the row but all of us had to return with a heavy heart without witnessing Nicotine. Apparently, a grumpy neighbour was unable to catch his dose of 40 winks and decided to bring down the curtains on this event.( sounds familiar?).
PS: I forgot Zero Gravity but to sum it up, Kratika did an unbelievable job on scream vocals(vaguely reminded me of Arch Enemy). The only sound that surpassed Kratika's was that of hundred jaws dropping at the same time.
A rock devotee from Indore, with strong inclination towards Alternative, Punk and Progressive rock. He is presently pursuing his bachelors degree in IT. His main influences are Foo Fighters, Creed, Green Day, Nirvana and Beatles. He is the vocalist and guitarist of his band, 1000 Watt Sun.
His aim is to bring deserving bands into limelight, specially from the central India region. Their are many hidden gems which he believes have the potential to be at the top in India, but due to lack of promotion and commercial opportunities, they are lagging behind. His motto- Indie is the way to go!
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