‘Dark Prophecy’ the seven-month-old 6-member band is already a sensation among the city youth. Though it has only been a short period since their first gig they haven’t had to look back ever since. Already a recognized group among the college circles this band has won many a competition and is the most sort after youth band in town.
So how did the idea of forming a band come up? “Well the seeds of the band were sown way back in school itself. Back then it was nothing more than a small school band of eager students who wanted to further explore their talent in music,” says Akhil the lead guitarist of the band.
With a programme here and a programme there during school events and other inter-school fests the band ‘Soul Surge’, as it was known then, had gained popularity among their friends and even managed to form a small fan base in school. But as all good things must come to an end they too had to breakup the band as most of the band members went for further studies. While most of the other members went ahead with their new lives with the band becoming a thing of the past, two members Akhil C S and Akhil S R got together with a new set of friends who shared their same interest and put together the new band ‘Dark Prophecy’. The band currently has Vysakh M K as the vocalist, Jyothi Krishna on vocals and rhythm guitar, Akhil C S as the lead guitarist, Akhil S R on the bass guitar, Fahad on keyboard and Sidarth on Drums.
A a hard rock band open to experiments, it also tries out different genres and already has four compositions of their own.
Asked if they were apprehensive about stiff competition Akhil says, “Yes, we were quite anxious but we were sure we could win the hearts of the city folks as most of the bands here are metal bands and we are a multi genre band trying out new things all the time.”
As the band members are college students they practice, compose and do other band-related things on weekends and other public holidays. So has the city crowd received the band well? “We have had quite an awesome response so far. We get invited to most of the college fests and also get other gigs,” Akhil says.
They recently performed for ‘Decibels’ promo which was held at Shanghumugham. About future plans Akhil says they would like to bring out an album pretty soon.