KATHMANDU: Hordes of youngsters banging their heads to the beats and singing along with the heavy metal bands was the whole scenario of the live music concert at Fun Park Bhrikuti Mandap on January 9.
After emerging as the winner of the Global Battle of Band (GBOB) Nepal challenge on November 27, metal band E.quals is all set for the GBOB Challenge world final that will be held in UK on January 31. The concert at the Fun Park was the medium to wish E.quals good luck who will be representing Nepal for the first time.
Bands like Chakra Tandav, Cobweb, Black Sins Immortals and Naki rocked the stage with their unbeatable performances. A few upcoming bands were also given a platform to showcase their talent. Chakra Tandav’s four original numbers Symphony of destruction, Children of the damned, Cemetery gates and Two minutes to heaven gave the whole show a head start and the others that followed made the crowd scream for more.
Falling under the new wave metal genre, E.quals band has Avishek KC as vocalist, Bikash Gurung and Anil Dhital as guitarists, Vivek Tamang as drummer and Kunjan Prasad Joshi as bassist. They performed five of their original numbers — Now we are even, Pain, What divides us, One of us all of you, and The killing number. It was one of a kind performance by the band.
When asked about their expectations, KC replied, “There is always a hope that keeps us going. And of course we want to win.”
While Dhital, the guitarist confidently said, “To win it.”
Organisers Ganesh Thapa and Sagar Chandra Pradhan of The Group4 Creation informed, “E.qulas won over 24 bands at the GBOB (Nepal) and will be now competing with 43 bands from all over the world for the position of the world’s best new band of 2009 at Scala, Kingscross, London. The winner takes home a cash prize of $10,00,00, a special gold ‘Best New Band in the World’ trophy, and an album contract followed by a world tour.”