What sort Of music can we expect from Scythus?
We are a heavy metal band with melodic and thrashy influences. Over the years, our sound has definitely diversified technically. What the people can expect is a good mix of old school thrash, groovy riffs and new-age core-metal.
How did the band come together?
Facebook! Two of us are from the same school and others joined in after they saw our videos on Facebook. They showed interest in turning this group into a band and hence, the band was born.
Why this name?
One day, we were all just sitting and playing games on the computer. At some point, we started discussing about this weapon called, Scythe. And, we just came up with the word ‘Scythus’ out of it. It sounded so cool. So, here it is.
What do you think people remember most about your gigs?
People always like our energy on stage. According to us, when they listen to our songs, they go like - ‘I don’t think I’ve heard this kinda music anywhere’. Since all five of us have different influences, we try and incorporate different sub-genres into our music. Also, we have grown technically, and try to make our songs as technical and well structured as we can.
What do you think of the music scene in Delhi? Has it changed over the years?
The music scene in Delhi has definitely changed for the good over the past few years. As a result, more and more bands
are being recognised and their work is being appreciated by the people and the fans. Also the NCR crowd has been very supportive and encouraging when it comes to music. So yes, the Delhi scene has grown quite substantially. However, we would like to add that there’s scope for a lot of improvement!
What has been an inspiring song, event or artist for the band?
All of us have different influences and none of us sticks to one particular genre or subgenre of music. We all are into Metal, Classical, Blues, Jazz etc. But when it comes to defining our sound or our playing, Children of Bodom, Lamb of God, Messhugah, Born of Osiris, Miss May I, and Trivium are our prime influences.
Do you guys enjoy performing in Delhi? Why?
We love playing in Delhi as there are so many great venues to play. Cafe Morrison, Hard Rock Cafe, Manajsa, are some places we love to play again and again. Also the IIT Delhi fests are awesome. These venues and places provide great sound systems and most importantly, the fans are always supportive and amazing at such gigs.
What would you say is the best place in Delhi to make music?
There could be no place better than Hard Rock Cafe to have one of your gigs. However, to record our music and for live sound, I would suggest Anupam Roy. He’s simply the best we’ve seen around, and probably the finest in the county for making our sort of music reach the masses.
Would you say that Delhi inspires artists?
It sure does! There are a lot of young people coming in the scene and it’s always wonderful to see school kids (well not really kids for us) coming up and making some really good music.
If you could play at any gig in the world, it would be...
That definitely would be Wacken Open Air in Germany and Download Festival.
What has been the best moment for the band?
That’s surely coming second at the Channel V Launchpad recently last month. Everyone has been really happy and proud of it. Also, opening for international acts such as Cyanide Serenity (UK) and Social Suicide (Norway) has been our high points as a band.
Catch them here
What: Hard Rock Rising 2012
When: March 15
Timing: 10pm onwards
Where: Hard Rock Café, Saket