Gaijin To Debut at G-Shock Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2016
The Mumbai-based tech-death metallers take to the stage at the seventh edition of RSMA on Februrary 28th
Gaijin’s discography may extend to just three tracks, but the Mumbai-based techÂ death metallers promise to pack in a punch for their debut gig at G-Shock Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2016 this month. Says vocalist Malcolm Soans, “We’re definitely not going to disappoint anyone. People are really going to like our music.”
Although they’ve been around since 2010, constant lineupÂ changes [which even included Bhayanak Maut drummer Rahul Hariharan for a few months] prevented Gaijin from making a mark in the metal circuit. Even putting outÂ aÂ three-track, self-titled debut EP ”” which materialized in November last year through metal labelÂ Transcending Obscurity DistributionÂ ”” took longer than expected: “Gaijin was in the pipeline for over two years, but because of the lineup changes, we could not putÂ a lot of things into perspective. Once the lineup was steady, we started recording the EP,” says Soans. The current lineup includes Soans on vocals, guitarists Jay Pardhy and Vinit Jani, bassist Akshay Gite and drummer Ajit Singh.
For their debut gig on February 28th at the seventh annual RSMA at Hard Rock Cafe [Worli], Gaijin will performÂ tracks off the EP as well as a surprise cover. However, whileÂ slice-and-dice riff work-ledÂ songs likeÂ “Meiosis” and “Anamnesis” remain as instrumentals on the record, Soans says he’s adding vocalsÂ for live performances of theÂ tracks, along with the opening songÂ “Dead Planet.”
G-Shock Rolling Stone Metal Awards takes place on February 28th at Hard Rock Cafe, Worli. Event details here.
Listen to Gaijin here