June 15, 2012
Headliners Tantrum performs their biggest concert since the South Asian Band Fest in New Delhi, backed by supporting metal acts Manifestator, Goatmunition (a side project of Pariah Demise), Destroy and Discard, Necro Horde, Ravensung, Old Castles Massacre, Dhishti and Genocide Shrines on 24, June at Clancy’s from 5p.m. tickets are priced at Rs. 600 per metal head available at the venue.
Following the success of Doom Over Colombo earlier in February, Hela Distributions are back to annihilate audiences this June with Defenders of the Faith: Doom Revisited scheduled for 24 June at Clancy’s from 5p.m. Headlining the concert is Tantrum who mark a decade this year since bursting into the local metal scene with their crushing hit single ‘Destroyer’. The Tantrum’s lead singer Javeen stated that they are “pretty excited” to be back on stage, the upcoming concert being their biggest show since the South Asian Band Fest in New Delhi held last December. Javeen also made known that the concert is a sneak preview for fans of what to expect from their upcoming album, expected to be released in July/August.
Javeen added, “Some of the songs on the upcoming album having been written an age ago, but due to various reasons we couldn’t get it down on record but in comparison to our previous release ‘The Destruction Begins’ it’s a lot different, but definitely something that’s purely Tantrum.” He went on to explain that a “more progressive” with “darker yet groovier styles” can be expected urged fans to turn out in full force to support the new bands and the new sound in the local metal scene.
Supporting Tantrum is a killer lineup of heavy weights Old Castles Massacre and Dhishti as well as newcomers to the Sri Lankan heavy metal arena Goatmunition (a side project of Kandyans Pariah Demise) who will play alongside brethren acts Destroy and Discard, Necro Horde and Ravensung.
The event marks Manifestator’s second performance and Genocide Shrines’ (a project between Funeral In Heaven and Fallen Grace) debut performance. Genocide Shrines is said to explore the ‘ancient’ sound of death metal and is expected to be one of the biggest highlights of the evening.
Speaking about the event, Hela Distributions organiser Kelum Dharmawardene said, “The scene here is very fresh, and every year “a first” is unveiled to our local supporters and among future plans and gigs, we would like to announce the return of South American madness to Sri Lanka early next year. Stay updated on our online official web pages for more news.”
The gig is aided by Sulphur Sounds, AWN Radio, SLBM Syncidcate, SriLankan Death Militia, Skzin Studios and Ace of Spades Metal Merch which will have stalls of tees and other metal related merchandise for sale at the concert. Check Ink Magazine on Facebook for exclusive news updates and special video interviews leading up to the event. Keep this evening (24) free for pure, Sri Lankan heavy metal at its most purest!