The city played host to India’s first Metal Rock Awards, this Sunday. The band, Scribe, took away awards in three leading categories, apart from winning the Best Metal Band trophy.
Their other achievements include Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy’s award for the Best Metal Vocalist, their song Demon Pra was picked as the Best Metal Song (Critics Choice) and Mark of Teja made it as the Best Metal Album.
What the young musicians were most elated with was not just the awards but the fact that a metal music event, held at Blue Frog, attracted the crowd it did. Krishnamoorthy, the lead vocalist from Scribe, says: “It’s great that this genre of music was given this platform, but what’s better is that people, club owners, now know that an evening of metal music can pull crowds. This helps us because we aren’t welcomed to places otherwise, since no one understands this music.”
The other winners included Naresh Natha and Bryden Lewis from Slain for Best Metal Bassist and Guitarist. The Best Metal Band award from popular choice was given to Infernal Wrath, while Demonic Resurrection won the Best Metal Song and Best Metal Album in the popular choice categories.