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Fireball 2012 To Host International Acts For The First Time

Danish death metal act Dawn of Demise to headline the annual concert in Guwahati; UK’s Cypher16 will also make their Guwahati debut today

Rolling Stone India Oct 19, 2012
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Dawn Of Demise

Danish death metallers Dawn of Demise headline the fourth edition of TNT Y Fireball, one of the biggest annual music shows held in Guwahati. This is the first time that the event will feature international artists as part of the line-up. Bhayanak Maut, Indus Creed and Papon and East India Company have previously the show.

A tribute to Kargil war hero, Captain Jintu Gogoi, Fireball 2012 will feature seven acts including Kolkata metallers Chronic Xorn, Cypher16 [UK], Dark Carnage [Guwahati] and folk rockers Aobo Naga & the band. David Koch of Rocka Rolla, who has been organizing the event since its inception in 2008 says, “Like always, Fireball has been organized with the twin purpose of keeping the music alive and encouraging the youth to join the armed forces.”

Guwahati is Dawn of Demise’s second stop on their three-city tour organized to promote their new album, Rejoice In Vengeance. They previously headlined the Imphal Metal Convention on October 18 th and will perform at Rebel County in Shillong on October 20th. Bjørn Jensen, bassist of DOD, which won the Best Live Act category at the Danish Metal Awards [DMeA] in 2007, says, “It’s our first trip to India.
We hadn’t heard Indian bands before but they are really good. Though many of them played amazing covers, we hope to hear more original stuff soon.” About their debut gig at Imphal Metal Convention, Jensen adds, “We had a great time playing for about 1,600 metal fans. The sound was crazy, barricades were broken and the wires were torn, but we had a really good time.”

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Post their three-city tour, Dawn of Demixe will return to Denmark where they will perform with French progressive metal band Gojira (they perform in Bengaluru on December 15 th) in November. About bypassing other metal hotspots like Bengaluru and Mumbai, Rik Yeun, co-founder of Mumbai event management company, Frameshift Initiatives, that is handling DOD’s bookings in India says, “We wanted to bring them to Mumbai but had a tough time looking for venues.”

Line-up for Fireball 2012:

Dawn Of Demise (Denmark)

Cypher16 (London)

Alobo Naga & The Band (Nagaland)

Midnight Garden Factor (Shillong)

Chronic Xorn (Kolkata)

Judas Ancestry (Guwahati)

Dark Carnage (Guwahati)


Fireball 2012 will be held at ITA Machkhowa, Guwahati on October 19th.Entry Rs. 200.

For more details on the event, click here.

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