The thriving metal scene in India runs mostly on gigs showcasing domestic bands which is a key reason for the growth of metal anywhere in the world and Kunal Choksi is one of the many organizers who makes it happen . He recently announced this year’s edition of Transcending Obscurity Fest comprising of 9 massive bands from in and around India including Djinn and Miskatonic, the doom metallers from Bangalore for a comeback show who disbanded December last year .
Transcending Obscurity initially started as Diabolical Conquest way back in 2004-2005 to promote good music, first through a discussion forum and then went on to be a webzine to help bands. In 2010, He started a record label to release deserving music of bands from around the world and then in 2013, after a brief hiatus, he changed the name to Transcending Obscurity to reflect a more positive outlook and eliminated all negative content from the site.
” Everything is focused around music and I’m simply providing the platform for bands, including live shows, so that good music is heard.”
Having around 15 bands signed up to his label, out of which 9 would be playing for this fest. Much excited Djinn & Miskatonic on there reunion show quotes “We’ve been having a blast ever since we started jamming again. We did a small warm-up gig at the Garage Jam in Bangalore and the response was very good. Our gig in Mumbai last year was possibly the best we’ve had – great sound, great crowd – and we’re going to see if we can catch lightning in a bottle again.”
Joining shoulders with them as the latest addition for this fest will be the black metallers from Mumbai Stark Daniel. Kunal Gonsalves vocalist of Stark Daniel who is also a part of the organizing team made the following statement ” Stark Denial is pretty excited about this event, and we are pretty excited as we will be playing some new songs for the very first time and also we have been working on something new which probably if things go right will reveal at this show so yes looking forward to a good show with the other bands on the bill”
Kunal Choksi described that the line up chosen are the best in the styles they represent, in all honest and points out that it would be a perfect line up of a mixed-genre line up. Says Kunal ” They’re all very underrated because they’re doing their kind of music instead of following the widely accepted style and that’s why it’s important that I have a line-up of mostly underground bands where every style is given its due and proper platform”
With the stage and bands all set Transcending Obscurity Fest will happen on 11th May at United 21, Thane.
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