Back in October 2012, ‘Vicious Riots I’ was a successful gig that no metalheads in the city could forget. And now, ‘Moshpit Concerts’, one of the western live music promotion groups in the state, is all set to give another rocking metal show titled ‘Vicious Riots II’ to be held at the Q8 Performing Arts Centre (Q8pac) at Gold Souk Grande on Saturday at 7 pm.
The performing bands at the show are Perfect Equation (Cochin), Prophets of Yahweh (Cochin) with the headlining bands Grossty (Bangalore) and Necrophilia (Bangalore).
Necrophilia, the Bangalore-based Experimental Death Metal band, gives importance to changing the way of playing death metal by combining riffs which does not belong to a particular genre and by varying time signatures and tempo and making the listener experience a lot over a song. Their influences are Psycroptic, Necrophagist, The Faceless, Aborted and Dying Fetus.
Grossty, a grindcore band from Bangalore, is having an impressive setlist from their own compositions this time. The band has recently released eight songs and have produced it themselves. They have also released a five-way split CD in April 2012. Some of their compositions are Bad Taste, Anorectal Ulceration, Grossty, Semen Commando and Head Splash. Their music is influenced by western bands like Rotten Sound, Napalm Death, Birdflesh, GG Allin, Spasm, Magrudergrind and Insect Warfare.
Prophets of Yahweh is a Kochi-based Groove/Heavy Metal band and their influences are Pantera, Lamb of God and Metallica. Perfect Equation is also a Kochi-based Hard rock/ Progressive rock band.
Moshpit Concerts, formed in 2009, with a view to offer more space for contemporary, rock, experimental, electronic artists and metal bands from all over the world to perform live and spread their music.
“The increasing number of western musicians in Kerala and their urge to perform consistently in the home state is also one fact that led to the formation of Moshpit Concerts,” says Vivek Chiramel, owner of the platform. “It aims at gradually building up a scenario in the city through which a large number of talented independent musicians from all over India and abroad get enough opportunities to perform.”
The events conducted so far by Moshpit Concerts have been able to serve the musicians and the audience a satisfactory note.
Moshpit Concerts has brought together diverse music genres such as blues rock, classic rock, reggae, post punk/alternative rock, experimental instrumental, psychedelic rock, thrash metal, heavy metal, death metal and metal core, for a single music festival, ‘Gathering Storm’, which was held last year.