After opening for American heavy metal band Lamb of God in 2010, the five piece band from Mizoram — Boomarang is all set to avail the "biggest" opportunity of their lives. The band will open for American metal band KORN as it performs in the city on September 6. Atea, 30, the lead vocalist of the band talks about their performance, music and much more.
When was the band formed? What makes you guys click?
The band was formed in 2005. We have been asked this question so many times, but haven’t been able to find an answer yet. The chemistry between all of us is quite good.
Why this name?
The name does not have a glorious origin. It just happened by chance. We were to take the stage for our first gig and were looking for a name. Since, Boom happens to be the name of our guitarist, we went ahead with this name.
We’ve heard your genre is junk rock. What is it all about?
Actually, we play a lot of genres together. It’s jazz + funk + punk + rock, so we called it ‘junk rock’. However, our key genre remains rock.
So, do you sing in your folk language too?
Not really. We do sing folk while we are back home, but most of the lyrics of our numbers are in English.
How does it feel to open for KORN, as it’s one of the most sought after event?
It feels absolutely amazing. We never dreamed or expected to get this opportunity. It’s hard to explain in words. I would say it’s the biggest thing that could ever happen to us both as a band and individually.
You will be opening for a heavy metal band, so have you planned a special line up?
Though we don’t play metal, we will be playing few of our originals at the opening act. Our number, Rhythm of Revolution, is really popular with the Delhi audience, so this one will feature in the line-up for sure.
How did you get selected for the act?
We have a great fan base in Delhi. I think it’s our goodwill that got us this chance.
How many albums do you have to your credit?
We have released many singles in the past years. Currently, we are recording our album, which should be out very soon.
What do you have to say about Delhi crowd?
The crowd here is just amazing. It’s lovely to perform here.