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Textures burn the stage at IIT Delhi

The death-metal freakazoids at Blitzkrieg went mosh crazy as guitar riffs moved in perfect synchrony with the blast-beats and Daniel unleashed his electrifying vocals with tracks from their latest album Silhouettes.

music Updated: Oct 25, 2010 17:44 IST
Sonakshi Babbar

The death-metal freakazoids at Blitzkrieg went mosh crazy as guitar riffs moved in perfect synchrony with the blast-beats and Daniel unleashed his electrifying vocals with tracks from their latest album Silhouettes.

Did you feel seismic tremors beneath your feet, air ripped with shrieking sounds, and got a feeling of 'Regenesis'? Don't blame the earthquake. The disturbance can be attributed to Textures, the Dutch metal band which returned to India to rock IIT-Delhi's rock show - Blitzkreig.

After a great performance by Indian metal bands competing at the fest, the crowds went berserk as Indian rock outfit Parikrama hopped, quite literally on stage. While they wowed the crowd with Am I Dreaming, Tears of the Wizard and Load Up, metal enthusiastics were on a mental countdown to Textures.

As Parikrama exited, all you could hear was thunder of the planes whizzing overhead on the eerily moony night. Finally, the countdown ended as Textures took the stage with a vengeance.

Seeing the lethargy of the crowd, vocalist Daniel chucked the growling to a soulful 'emotional song' Awake, which quite literally awakened, the disinterested crowd from its 'Backstreet Boys' induced torpidity. (No offence to Backstreet Boys. Of course!)

TexturesAs doped out metal-lovers lined the stage headbanging in a serpentine motion, a crazed fan peaked the 'State of Disobedience' to hop on stage and play air guitar with the guitarist.

Adding to the madness were girls in six inches, and barely there shorts who let their 'salon styled' hair loose to headbang to the music. It was obvious that Textures had contrived to do what Parikrama couldn't.

"Killer performance! Textures burned the stage with fire," said Rahul Verma, a dazed fan.

Seeing the manic energy of the crowd, the band did something unexpected - the rendition of a song from their yet to release album. On being asked why they made the exception, Remko Tielemans, the bassist, revealed, "These guys in the moshpit were going absolutely mad. We have never played an as yet unreleased song before, this was our special treat to Indian fans."

The quirky guitarist Jochem Jacobs, was ecstatic about the experience, "The crowd was amazing. It was unbelievable, the way they moshed, it was beautiful."

Textures is no stranger to the Indian madness. The metal giants played for the India fans last year at Deccan Rock.

On being asked about his experience Jochem said, "Bangalore and Delhi are different experiences, the crowd was explosive here," he added.

As the band treated their fans to another song from the upcoming album. it was clear that with Bart's thrashier riffs Stef' mind-numbing double peddling, the new vocalist, Daniel's wolfish growling, the new album will be a complete gut assault.

Guitar riffs moved in perfect synchrony with the blast-beats as Daniel unleashed his vocals with Storm Warning and Messengers from their latest album Silhouettes for the death-metal freakazoids.

The night ended on note of mayhem with Daniël de Jongh announcing Inner Sanctum as the Blitzkrieg kings.