Heavy metal fans in India can brace themselves for a big treat in the form of American band Megadeth’s maiden performance in the city at Buddh International Circuit, this Sunday. While fans don’t want to miss this opportunity at any cost, Delhi-based thrash metal band, Hell Bound Harmony, is getting back together after a hiatus of four years to give a fitting honour to the legendary band on Friday.
As of now, the members of the band, which was formed in 2003 and disbanded in 2008, are playing in other bands or have taken up some other work. This tribute to Megadeth is what has brought them together. “We are all big fans of old school thrash metal and have always been inspired by Megadeth’s music. What better than this time to come back together and pay a tribute to them,” says Ankit Kumar, vocalist with Hell Bound Harmony.
The five piece band has done many covers of Metallica and Megadeth. “Our line-up usually consist of our original tracks and covers of Megadeth,” says Kumar.
Though guitarists Nikhil Jhingon and Mayank Jhingon performed with the heavy metal giants at the Rock In India festival in March, 2008, for others, it’s their first chance to meet Megadeth. “We’re not going to miss this opportunity! Our tickets are booked,” says Kumar. The band will be performing 10-12 Megadeth hits, including Tornado of Souls and Holy Wars.
Other members of the band are Ashish Chauhan (on the drums) who is a part of Sufi-Rock band Nasya, and Rahul Lal (on the bass guitars) who is into photography now. The band will also be joined by musicians Raghav Verma and Karan Malik for the gig.
Catch them live…
What: A tribute to Megadeth
When: October 12
Time: 9pm onwards
Where: Café Morrison, E-12, South Extension Part-II Market
Nearest Metro Station: INA on the Yellow Line