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Madhav with HMI prima bass

Madhav Ayachit, bassist of Esher’s Knot ( also bassist/vocalist of Theorized)  has been endorsed by India’s leading guitar exporters – Harmony Musical  Instruments, who have been exporting more than 30,000 guitars per year for the premium international bands.  This was officially announced by Mr. N.  Vishwanathan, Vice President (Marketing, HMI ) on 10 February 2010. Henceforth  Madhav will be seen using HMI Prima HP5C bass guitar for all the upcoming shows. He is already in love with this 5 stringed bass after playing it in UUPF V and SAARANG 2010. UU wishes him all the best for all his future endeavours.\m/

    Previously HMI had marketed hi-quality guitars in Indian market with the brand name “Tansen”, which was used by many rock musicians and bollywood music makers. Now going a step ahead, the company recently launched a quality line of electric guitars and basses under the company’s own brand name “HMI” built to the same highest international standard and quality requirements of the world’s leading guitar companies.

      Saarang 2010

      NEWS:

      • UNSEEN UNDERGROUND IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR BELOVED BAND PURPLEBLOOD FROM TRIVANDRUM  WAS AWARDED THE WINNER OF POWERCHORD 2010.
      • ESCHER’S KNOT THE WINNER OF CHENNAI SANGAMAM 2010 HAS YET ANOTHER GLORY TO CELEBRATE AS THEY WERE AWARDED THE WINNER OF DECIBELS 2010.

      Click Here to see the photos of Decibels 2010[IIT-M Saarang 2010]

      Click Here to see the photos of Powerchord 2010[IIT-M Saarang 2010]

      News: Skidrow has cancelled their tour to India.

      SAARANG 2010 BRINGS YOU HAMMERFALLAND HURRICANE BELLS

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      The biggest rock act for the traditional city is back again. Yes! The most awaited rock event for all the youth in Southern part of India “IIT-M’s Saarang 2010” is just a few days away. After celebrating the golden jubilee last year Saarang is setting up a history by bringing down the biggest International Rock acts, which Chennai had never experienced before. After the successful gig with the finest Swedish Progressive/Death Metal band “Opeth”, which was withnessed by almost 8 thousand rock fans, now its time for two big international bands Hammerfall and Hurricane Bells.

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      Hurricane Bells: Hurricane bell is a Indie side project ofSteve Schiltz [singer and guitarist of Longwave for nearly ten years.Also associated with many other bands in their live and studio records.] With the help of Ashen Keilyn, Travis Harrison, Jason Molina, Anthony Molina, Sammy James Jr, Morgan King this band has come up with many shows in the recent past. “Tonight Is The Ghost” was their debut album realeased on November 10, 2009 via Vagrant Records.Hurricane Bells had contributed one of their compositions, “Monsters” as a soundtrack in the famous Twilight Series movie New Moon directed by Chris Weitz. Hope Chennai people will enjoy their tracks like Freezing Rain,I Can’t Remember, Tonight I’m Going To Be Like A Shooting Star and The Winters In New York

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      Hammerfall: Initially HammerFall was a side project of Oscar Dronjak ex-guitarist of Ceremonial Oath, Jesper Strömblad,ex-guitarist /drummer of In Flames and guitarist/vocalistMikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity. After many lineup changes this five-piece Swedish heavy metal band has been hailed as the leaders of the new heavy metal movement. Few of their must listen to songs are Never Ever, HammerFall, Glory to the Brave, Hammer of Justice and Knights of the 21st Century.

      The rock show is the culmination of the world music festival. The world music festival features bands like T.Raumschmiere, Ziskakan and Hurricane Bells. With music ranging from Blues and Jazz to Glam metal, Saarang 2010 has something for everyone. So, if you are fan of good music, then this January, the place to be is Saarang 2010, because music just doesn’t get any better than this. Book your tickets at www.saarang.org.

      Date: 25 January 2010

      Venue: OAT IIT Madras