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Get set for metal power

music Updated: Jun 05, 2012 00:30 IST
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Delhi-based band Bull Engine is ready to rock the Capital with music inspired by 90s American rock group, Nirvana. Sonic aka Parikshit, lead guitarist of the band Bull Engine, talks about the band’s music, inspiration, Delhi audiences and more.

What sort of music can we expect from the band?
The sound of Creed with the feel of Nirvana — combined with the madness of the American band, The Offsprings, and the punch of Metallica. All of this, topped with the power of Bull Engine is what our music is all about.

How did the band come together?
The band was formed in 2006. We were heavily inspired by the band Nirvana, when we started. That’s the reason why we restrict ourselves to a three member band. After a hiatus of one year, we jumped back with a changed lineup.

Why the name?
Bull Engine is a mechanical term, but for us it means the power of expression. The term symbolises power. Because of our mechanical engineering background, the name is very relatable for us.

What do you think people remember most about your gigs?
They remember the kind of music we play.

What do you think of the music scene in Delhi? Has it changed over the years?
Music scene in Delhi is evolving and there are some huge variations in it. There is an old saying — nothing lasts forever. Five years back, English rock bands seemed to be the biggest entertainers and people were crazy about them. Now, Hindi rock or sufi-style rock is more sought after.

What has been an inspiring song, event and artist for the band?
We started this band following Nirvana and Metallica — so everything they play inspires us.

Do you guys enjoy performing in Delhi? Why?
Of course yes, Delhi is our hometown and we started our professional journey here. The best thing about this place is that you have to deliver the best, otherwise, the crowd is going take you for a ride. If you set the stage on fire, you win the game. The audience then gives you the energy to go with your music.

What would you say is the best place in Delhi to make music?
We prefer making it at home, with our note pads open.

Would you say that Delhi inspires artists?
Yes, it will never let you sit idle and it keeps on asking for more.

n If you could play at any gig in the world which one would it be?
A world tour with Metallica, hands down!

n What are you looking forward to at the competition today?
Some good new bands have joined the music scene in the past one year, so it’s going be tough. But for us it’s all about playing that one tight gig. Everything else is in the hands of the jury. We are all prepared.

Catch them live
What: Avaroha — Battle of Bands
Where: Bluefrog, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli
When: Today
Timing: 8pm onwards
Entry: Free
Nearest Metro station: Qutub Minar on the Yellow Line

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