THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The band ‘Chaos’ was formed by a group of friends in SET College of Engineering in 2005. Now in the seventh year, Chaos is going strong, braving all odds. Three of the four-member band are now techies working in Technopark-based TNGiCUBE and Chaos is getting ready with its first music album - ‘Violent Redemption.’
Chaos plays thrash metal, a sub-genre of heavy metal characterised by fast tempo and aggression. “Thrash metal is presented in an aggressive form. Those who enjoy the genre adore it, while others hate it. The theme always deals with social issues,” said Jayakrishnan aka JK, singer of the band. The team also has Kishore (drums), Nikhil (guitar) and Shyam (bass guitar). Except Shyam, all others work at Technopark.
Violent Redemption is getting ready for a mid-March release. Chaos got a producer in Keshav Dhar.
“The album has 10 tracks, all dealing with social issues. The recording has been completed. The track ‘Merchant of death’ is about the 2002 Gujarat riots and Narendra Modi. ‘Cyanide salvation’ is about LTTE brutality, while ‘Game’ is about corruption,” JK said. Through the songs, the youths are shouting at issues that make them angry.
Chaos is planning to visualise two tracks with the support of Riyaz working in Toonz Animation. “One of the songs, ‘Backlash’, is against the wrong practices in Christianity. Jesus Christ is the protagonist of the animation video planned with Toonz,” JK said. The team finds time for profession and passion. “The social situation won’t allow one to take up music as a profession. At some places, we get only the transportation charge. Of the dozen bands which were launched in 2005, Chaos is the only one which is still active,” he said.
JK and team feel that the audience for thrash metal is increasing.
“In 2005, when we performed at Senate Hall, there was an audience of hardly 25 persons. Now, the halls are always half-full,” he said.
“Youths are fed up with the current music albums, 98 per cent of which are on the theme of romance. More bands too are coming up,” said JK.