Ready for the homecoming

Last Updated 30 June 2014, 13:22 IST

Pune-based metal band AdaManTium aka ‘AMTM’ performed at the Sonido Musicals recently. The event was a platform to the young band from outside the City to showcase their talent to the metal-lovers here.

The band, which was formed in 2008, has performed at various events across Pune and Bangalore. “We have about six originals and are working on bringing out an album by the end of the year. For me, it is a homecoming of sorts.

It is encouraging and also challenging to perform in front of the Bangalore crowd, which knows its sounds,” said Kevin John, drummer.

On being asked what their toughest challenge was till date, he said, “The greatest challenge for us is to stick together, leaving aside our differences and combining our positive energy to produce good music. India’s metal scene has suddenly improved and it’s encouraging for us as a band to get followers. Hope we do good in the long run.” 

With a band being born in various parts of the City and country each day, it is indeed challenging for the band. 

According to them, it’s hard to find a spot to play gigs with many of the places already having bands of their own.

“There are bigger bands in Pune and we are trying to establish a name for ourselves.

However, we support each other. There are no differences or rivalry amongst us. We love to stand up for each other and enjoy as much as we can,” said Rohit Jalgaonkar, the vocalist.

 “We are not a genre-specific band and many of our members play for other bands as well. We set aside the differences and play together as one,” said Girijith Sugadhan, the bassist.
The band went on to play many of its original compositions, all of which are untitled as of now.

For the fans, who were keen on listening to them, it was a fun experience. “I have heard a few of their tracks on YouTube. So to come here and watch them live was a great experience,” said Nikita Fernadez, a student of Mount Carmel College.

“Anytime a band from  outside performs, we have great expectations and want to hear something unique and good. Each band is different and has its own style. So it is this uniqueness that we wish to feel,” said Rohit Warlock, a student.

(Published 30 June 2014, 13:22 IST)

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