The humdrum of the commercial and accessible Grammies is finally dying out (maybe the Kanye West stunt will take longer), but back home, Indian metal fans are awaiting the annual Rolling Stone Metal Awards. With its sixth edition being held on March 22nd at Blue Frog, Mumbai; RSMA has grown to be a successful venture that not only hosts some of the best metal performances taking place in the country but also serves as a platform for many upcoming bands to get showcased in front of a much wider audience. While the practice giving out these awards may be a debatable topic since many elitists criticise RSMA’s competitive spirit as a bad move in the Indian metal scene, history has proven that fans and bands both love the event.
This year, Mumbai-based Demonic Resurrection leads the list of nominees with a staggering eight nominations, closely followed by old favourites Scribe and Skyharbor. However, they are going head to head with relatively newer yet equally talented bands like Aberrant and Colossal Figures who released an EP and an album respectively in 2014. This is the aforementioned platform that RSMA provides as it brings out many talented and stellar musicians that many Indian metal fans may not have heard of.
Let’s take a look at the nominees :
Aberrant – Aberrant
Colossal Figures – Clockwork Dilation
Demonic Resurrection – The Demon King
Scribe – Hail Mogambo
Skyharbor – Guiding Lights
Aberrant – “The Vanguard”
Demonic Resurrection – “The Demon King”
Feeding in Atlantis – “The Firefly”
Kraken – “Dance Jane Dance”
Scribe – “Ha! Ha! We are Poor!”
Skyharbor – “Evolution”
Aberrant – Ryngkat Jyrwa
Colossal Figures – Govind Marodia
Demonic Resurrection – Sahil ‘The Demonstealer’ Makhija
Hyperion – Shashank Bhatnagar
Murk Blare – Vipul Verma
Scribe – Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy
Aberrant – Jerry Nelson Ranee & Imti Kharkongor
Demonic Resurrection – Demonstealer & Daniel Kenneth Rego
Guillotine – Takar Nabam
Scribe – Akshay Rajpurohit & Prashant Shah
Skyharbor – Keshav Dhar & Devesh Dayal
Colossal Figures – Karsan Chaudhary
Demonic Resurrection – Ashwin Shriyan
Pyramids – Amol Vikram Singh
Scribe – Akshay Rajpurohit
Skyharbor – Krishna Jhaveri
Aberrant – Rex Kharrngi
Colossal Figures – Rijul Victor
Demonic Resurrection – Virendra Kaith
Pangea – Jai Row Kavi
Scribe – Virendra Kaith
Demonic Resurrection – Mephisto
Guillotine – Akshat Taneja
Kraken – Reuben Das
Moreover, RSMA pre-gigs are happening in Delhi, Jaipur and Bengaluru in the next two weeks.
Jaipur Lineup : Undying Inc, Devoid, Colossal Figures, Winter Gate, Deathscent
Date : 7th March
Venue : District 9 Lounge
Delhi Lineup : Undying Inc, Devoid, Pyramids, Kraken
Date : 8th March
Venue : Antisocial, Hauz Khas Village
Bengaluru Lineup : Threinody, The Down Troddence, Chaos, Sceptre, Neolithic Silence, Abaddon, Amorphia
Date : 15th March
Venue : Indigo Live Music Bar
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