Thursday, December 24, 2009

Demonic Resurrection reveal cover art, tracklist and new audio clip.

Demonic Resurrection have revealed the cover artwork for their new album 'The Return To Darkness' on Youtube.

The artwork has been done by Xaay who has previously worked with the likes of Nile, Karl Sanders, Necrophagist and Behemoth. The album features 10 tracks of Demonic metal.

1. Between Infinity And Oblivion
2. Where Dreams And Darkness Unite
3. The Warriors Return
4. A Tragedy Befallen
5. The Unrelenting Surge Of Vengeance
6. Bound By Blood, Fire And Stone
7. Lord Of Pestilence
8. Dismembering The Fallen
9. The Final Stand
10. Omega,I

DR will also be releasing a video of the 1st single from the album 'The Unrelenting Surge Of Vengeance' which has been directed by Vijesh & Vaas (Scribe).

The band has also uploaded an unmastered clip of the track 'Where Dreams And Darkness Unite' on their Myspace Page and Reverbnation Page.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Demonic Resurrection - Pre-Order The New Album

Demonic Resurrection is all set to release their 3rd full-length album 'The Return To Darkness' on 15th Jan 2010. The album has 10 tracks of ass kicking "demonic metal" with artwork done by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc who has previously done artwork for Karl Sanders, Nile, Behemoth, Necrophagist etc.

Fans can pre-order a special limited edition box set version of the album from the bands website. The box set will have the album in jewel case format with a poster, sticker and a t-shirt featuring brand new artwork and logos.

The box set + t-shirt set will only be available for pre-order and limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Visit: to pre-order.

Demonic Resurrection also revealed their new logo on their youtube channel ( along with a pre-production clip on their myspace page (

Demonic Resurrection Reveals New Logo

Designed by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc, who has previously worked with Nile, Necrophagist, Karl Sanders and Behemoth to name a few. The new logo represents the new direction in the bands music and features a gateway for demons to be summoned from demonic realms.

Cheers & Stay Demonic!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Demonic Resurrection to support Textures & Amon Amarth in India

Demonic Resurrection will be supporting Amon Amarth and Textures at the Deccan Rock Festival happening on 5th December at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore. Other Indian bands performing will be Kryptos, Bhayanak Maut, Inner Sanctum and Undying Inc.

For more details on the show visit Deccan Rock Website

Tickets available at: Book My Show

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Demonic Resurrection confirmed for Brutal Assault 2010

Demonic Resurrection confirmed for Brutal Assault 2010

Demonic Resurrection, India's premier metal band is all set to make their debut European performance at none other than the Brutal Assault Festival in 2010 along with Cannibal Corpse, Devin Townsend and many other great artists.

Demonic Resurrection is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their much awaited 3rd album 'The Return To Darkness' which is slated for a December 2009 release. A pre production clip has been uploaded on their myspace.

Visit the band here on their MySpace page (

For details about the festival go here:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Virendra Kaith(Demonic Resurrection) joins worldwide family of artist of Mapex Drums & Zildjian Cymbals

Demonic Resurrection skin slammer Viru (Virendra Kaith) signs up to endorse Zildjian Cymbals and Mapex Drums. Virendra joins the Mapex and Zildjian families of worldwide artists and is along great drummers like Chris Adler (Mapex), Aquiles Priester (Mapex), Dennis Chambers (Zildjian), Marco Minnemann (Zildjian), Gavin Harrison (Zildjian) and many more great drummers.

Viru is the only extreme metal drummer from India to endorse Zildjian cymbals.

Virendra speaks "It's like a dream come true for me. As a drummer being an endorsee for brands like Mapex and Zildjian are what we dream of and I've been an avid user of both brands before my endorsement so I couldn't have asked for anything better. It feels great to be recognized for my drumming which is something I've worked on for almost a decade. I also owe a debt of gratitude to Furtados Music the dealer for both brands for recommending me to both companies. I'm ecstatic about this and looking forward to working with both brands on a long term basis."

Viru is currently recording Demonic Resurrection's third full-length album titled 'The Return To Darkness'. The album is due for release this November through Demonstealer Records. The band will also embark on an India tour to promote the album and are looking to book festival dates for 2010.

Reference Links:
Official News on Zildjian Website

Virendra's Artist Page on the Mapex Website

Virendra's Artist Page on the Zildjian Website

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Demonic Resurrection Re-Releases 'Beyond The Darkness' EP for FREE Download

Indian melodic metallers Demonic Resurrection have re-released their 2007 EP titled 'Beyond The Darkness' online for download on

The EP was released in 2007 by Demonstealer Records as part of a 3-way split 'Rise Of The Eastern Blood' which also featured Dusk (Pakistan) and Severe Dementia (Bangladesh). The EP saw the band change from a more medieval theme and sound to a more celestial path.

The album still remains available for purchase for fans that wish to support the band on The End Records or email the band on

Beyond The Darkness

1. Journey To Solaris
2. Celestial Disharmony
3. And The Dream Will Cease To Exist
4. Beyond The Darkness
5. The Fallen Stars

What the critics had to say:
The Metal Observer: "do yourself a favour, check these guys out as soon as you can!" 8.5/10 Read the Review

Heavy Metal Universe: "Everything's perfect with this band, from the great guitar leads to the perfect vocals (growls or clean voices) and clean keyboards, so good that the band sounds better than ever" 6/6 Read the Review

Chronicles of Chaos: "A better executed, more mature and cohesive release than their previous work." 7/10 Read the Review

Diabolical Conquest: "it is relatively safe for me to say that Demonic Resurrection has never sounded better. " Read the Review

Split Magazine: "the perfect blend of clean vocals with gut wrenching growling, skin blasting drums and head banging riffs completed with melody from the keys" Read the Review

Photo's by Shiv Ahuja.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

FREE Downloads for you and some money for me!

Hey!!! Good news. I got some music of mine for you to download for FREEEEE!!!

And in return I get paid some so hurry and download and also spread the word. - Download 2 songs from the new Workshop album!!! - Download my entire solo album!! - Download the entire catalog of the band!!!

Even if you already have these songs please download them again so that I do get some money.

Much appreciated!!

Cheers & Stay Demonic
The Demonstealer

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Reptilian Death EP for Download, Workshop album for stream!!!

Lots of music to speak about so lets not waste any time.

The entire new Workshop album 'Khooni Murga' is now being streamed on the myspace page so just visit and listen to the entire album.

And if you like it please buy a copy by sending an email to to find out how to get your copy.


Also Reptilian Death has uploaded their 2006 EP 'Intestinal Feast' for download and streaming on their myspace as well so visit and get the EP

Also the Demonstealer solo album has also been uploaded to myspace so check out

So get a hold of all this cool music!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Workshop debut album 'Khooni Murga' releasing 23rd May!!

Demonstealer Records is proud to announce the signing and album release of the band ‘Workshop’, India’s only funny man band.

Their debut album titled 'Khooni Murga' (which in English means 'Murderous Cock') is set to be released on 23rd May features a whopping 10 tracks of musical masturbation and a laugh riot thrown in for good measure. The album features songs primarily in English as well as in Hindi but flavored with a few local Indian languages as well.

1. She Folked Up My Jazz
2. Pudhe Sarka (Means Go Ahead in Marathi)
3. Chhati Ke Saath Panga (Song about large breasts and a bandit queen)
4. I Came
5. Garba Gandu (Garba is a kind of dance and gandu means ass)
6. How To Make A Demonic Omelet
7. Kothai Doro Cho ( In Bengali and it means 'Where you Running To?')
8. Bunty Aur Malika Sherwat (Parody on a Bollywood Movie)
9. Cookie Monster
10. Khooni Murga (English Translation: Murderous Chicken)

That’s not all, the album also features a FREE DVD with it featuring over 2 hours and 20minutes of footage including recording blogs, music videos, photos, interviews etc etc..

But wait, there is more!!! Pre-Order the CD before 00:00am on the morning of May 23rd and get a FREE workshop poster and sticker along with your Khooni Murga CD+DVD. Just send you name, address, phone number & number of CDs to
This offer is valid only for residents of India excluding Mumbai city (we have something special in store) and payment is via cash on delivery. The cost is a mere Rs.350

You can meanwhile also preview 4 songs from the album on Workshop Myspace & DSR Myspace

The album will also be available post the 23rd of May in Furtados Music outlets (Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Bangalore & Goa), Musee Musical in Chennai and Secunderabad, Braganza & Co and Praanadhika Tattoo Parlour in Kolkata. The album can also be ordered from Music Yogi

International distribution details to be announced shortly. Interested distributors can email for whole rates & trades.

Warm Regards

Sahil Makhija
Demonstealer Records
Tel: 9820643313

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Workshop's Madonna Cover - Like A Virgin

Well for starters I'll give everyone a brief idea about how this came about. We were part of Channel V Launchpad which had a 'session' where we had to cover a song and long story short this was the song we got stuck with. We heard the song and it was terrible and messed up and blah blah!!! Basically we revamped the song and a lot of people have been asking me for the lyrics, which I altered for the WS version of the song. So I thought its time I post them for everyone.

But 1st:
The Launchpad Episode:

A youtube video of the song being performed:

A Facebook Video: Like A Virgin Part I
Another FB Video: Like A Virgin Part II

So that is the visual aspect taken care off. And Finally...... the lyrics!!!!

Workshop’s version of Like A Virgin (Madonna Cover)


I made it through the wilderness

Somehow I made it through

But I don't know how I lost my virginity to you.

I was beat incomplete

I was so sad and blue

But you made me feel, yeah you made me feel so I gave my cherry to you.


Like a Virgin, touched for the very first time.

Like a Virgin...... When he's done. I'm next in Line.

Like a Virgin, touched for the very first time.

Like a Virgin...... Come on baby. Lets 69.

Riju’s Lines (Mostly Improvised)

Oh Ho Ho Ho Oh Ho Ho x number

You look so good, you look so fine, I’ll be yours till the end of time.

OOOOOO Like a Virgin

AAAAAA Like a Virgin

Udibaba Like a Virgin

Ayeiyo Like a Virgin


Gonna give you all my love boy,

The fear is fading fast,

So take that big black cock of yours and shove it up my ass.

I was beat incomplete

I was so sad and blue

But you squeezed my titties, yes you squeezed my titties and turned me onto you.


Like a Virgin, touched for the very first time.

Like a Virgin...... When he's done. I'm next in Line.

Like a Virgin, touched for the very first time.

Like a Virgin...... Come on baby. Lets 69.

Like a Virgin, touched for the very first time.

Like a Virgin...... When you hymen breaks, I know its time.


And now you can compare them to the original lyrics.

I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didnt know how lost I was
Until I found you

I was beat incomplete
Id been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new

Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats (after first time, with your heartbeat)
Next to mine

Gonna give you all my love, boy
My fear is fading fast
Been saving it all for you
cause only love can last

Youre so fine and youre mine
Make me strong, yeah you make me bold
Oh your love thawed out
Yeah, your love thawed out
What was scared and cold


Oooh, oooh, oooh

Youre so fine and youre mine
Ill be yours till the end of time
cause you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Ive nothing to hide

Like a virgin, ooh, ooh
Like a virgin
Feels so good inside
When you hold me, and your heart beats, and you love me

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Ooh, baby
Cant you hear my heart beat
For the very first time?

And that was that.....


And you can check out Workshops music on

Cheers & Happy Humping!
The Demonstealer

Monday, April 20, 2009

Frederick Akesson from OPETH wearing a DR T-Shirt

Frederick Akesson from OPETH wearing a DR T-Shirt at a concert in Brazil. Photo taken by Fernanda Formiga(Brazil)

Demonstealer Solo Album: Released 2008

For those who missed this album.


After many years of just playing music and releasing the odd experimental single online, the Demonstealer releases his first solo album. The album has 7 tracks that take you through the musical mind of the Demonstealer. This album is not out on CD. This is an online release for free download. A tribute to everyone who has ever supported DSR & its artists. We say no more, we let the music do the talking. So download it now!!



1. And There Is Calm Before Every Storm
2. Whirlwinds of Devastation
3. Seething Pain That Leaves No Scars
4. The Empty Wasteland of Despair
5. Elegy For The Grieving One
6. A Solitary Mass Of Flesh
7. In Desolation A Prayer

Read the lyrics for all songs at this location.

To listen to samples visit: … dID=117365

To Download:
Register on the Extreme Metal India forum to gain access to the special Members-Only downloads section, where you can download the complete album for free!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Workshop Live @ Furtados - Tour Diary

Well there is not much of a tour diary to write so post your reviews people tongue

Well since this was an instore gig and it was not your regular Workshop show we decided initially to try and do an acoustic set. But due to Raj not being available for Jams we dropped the idea and went with a regular set but we added a twist.

We got 3 guest vocalists for the show. Bipro (Ex-Zohak/JATIC) to sing Kothai Doro Cho, Mangesh (Coshish) to sing Bunty Aur Malika Sherwath and Siddhart Basrur (Kinky Ski Munky) to sing Cookie Monster. We jammed with them once before the gig at my place and then headed straight to the venue.

The venue was packed, not a big order considering how small it was but it was an intimate gathering of Workshops most intelligent fans for sure. Brain Fry started the show and were pretty decent, did a bunch of acoustic covers. Cats in the Cradle being my fav and a couple of Arjuns originals. We proceeded with our set after that.

We played
Pudhe Sarka
She Folked Up My Jazz
Kothai Doro Cho feat Bipro
I Came
Bunty Aur Malika Sherwath feat Mangesh
Chhati Ke Saath Panga
Cookie Monster feat Siddhart
Khooni Murga
Like A Virgin - Maddonna Cover

I think I got the above order all wrong but thats ok tongue

Surprisingly there are a fair number of videos and photos.

Bipros Album - Click Here
Aditya Sawants Album - Click Here
Saniya's Album - Click Here

Cookie Monster feat Siddharth - Click Here
Bunty Aur Malika feat Mangesh - Click Here
I Came (Live) - Video by Mikhail - Click Here
Doing The Garba Live -Click Here

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Demonic Resurrection Tour Diary - Dhanbad, Jalandhar, Silchar & Anand

When we got calls from ISMU in Dhanbad and NIT in Jalandhar everyone in the band was stunned, cause we have never in our wildest dreams ever thought that metal existed in these cities let alone we would be called to perform there. But we were proved wrong and HOW!!

The 2 days was pure madness, non stop traveling from 1 end of the country and at both gigs playing to a fantastic audience that appreciated our music and kept asking for more.

Our journey started with everyone landing up at the airport around 6pm on Friday evening to catch our flight. Our man Daniel's brother had crushed him into a wall while reverse parking the car, by accident ofcourse and poor Daniel had his hand in a bandage. However nothing was broken but it was fairly painful for him and he had a can or 2 of relispray and crape bandage to hopefully heal it by show time.

So we casually check in our luggage only to find ourselves in the excess baggage zone but after making some successful arrangements (which involved more hand luggage) we managed to get away without paying anything. The flight to Kolkata was fairly pleasant however the I did fire Daniel for buying a 150Rs sandwich because its such a waste of money tongue. On landing at Kolkata at 10pm we wait for our pickup which had not arrived. We were soon informed that on the way the car tire had burst but thankfully no one was injured. So we had a wait at the airport and man Kolkata airport is DEAD!! there is nothing there so we are some really bad snacks from the lone snack vendor till the cars finally arrived at Mid-night. So we loaded up all the gear and made our way to Dhanbad in the middle of the night.

The drive was amazing because its so freaking dark and there are no lights and there must have been a gazzillion trucks on the way and we even saw a huge accident where a truck was overturned in the middle of the road and all the goods spilled over and stuff. We also stopped at some Hindustan Restaurant on the way where we sat on these cots outside and ordered some food. The restaurant had these very shady 'cabins' labeled Cabin 1 thru 5 which were little booths in the walls with curtains for privacy and we did not want to know what in the world went on inside those. I ordered some dish called CHICKEN OIL FRY. because the CHICKEN PAKODA was over. Also a butter alu paratha which had some weird masala in it which just gave us quite some misery later on tongue We set off again after eating and finally landed in Dhanbad at the hotel around 6am in the morning.

The hotel was absolutely KICK ASS!!! We have so far received very average rooms and stuff but this hotel felt like a 5 star and it was really really awesome and we loved the place. We all reached and crashed immediately as we had little or no sleep in the car. It was the complimentary breakfast that made us wake up at 10am and we headed down minus the sleeping Mephisto for breakfast and we also bumped into members of Rudra and met up with Anupam who was doing sound for us that evening and Shashwat the Narsil vocalist who now manages Rudra among other bands for shows. After a healthy breakfast we headed back to sleep and woke up around 1:30 to get ready for soundcheck.

However our plans were cut short when we saw outside a HUGE dust-storm and lots of wind which was looking quite wicked. I even saw a bird in flight get blown around a bit. And followed that was RAIN!!! Meanwhile we surfed the channels to see if launchpad was being telecast since I missed it the previous night. Finally we decided to head down for lunch after we were told the stage was a mess due to rain and needed some fixing up. So we had lunch with the organizers and figured out the game plan that DR would head to the venue by 6 or so and soundcheck and then play by around 8.

So we got our stuff together and went to the venue which was like a football field in the campus and we got started on our soundcheck. It was great having Anupam around and we did the most detailed soundcheck ever. So we were all set and ready to rock the place. We left our stuff and headed to a temp guesthouse where we geared up for the gig.

We got back and took stage and a young announcer start to read out the DR bio in an attempt to introduce the band but was cut short by Anupam who informed him it was starting to rain and the band HAD to start playing and so we proceeded with our Demonic Assault. The crowd which was small had turned into a huge one and they were going quite crazy. I'm sure not all of them were metalheads and only a select section had probably ever head DR or a metal band before last night when Rudra played but they were freaking out and having a good time. On the other side of the stage the faculty sat quietly on chairs and enjoyed our performance or so I think tongue

Our setlist for the night was
1. Spirits of The Mystic Mountains
2. Where Dreams & Darkness Unite
3. The Warriors Return
4. Dreams Of The Dead
5. A Darkness Descends
6. Dismembering The Fallen
7. Apocalyptic Dawn
8. Beyond The Darkness
9. Unrelenting Surge of Vengeance
10. Journey To Solaris
11. Frozen Portrait

It even started raining during our set and I was standing on the ramp headbanging during Frozen Portrait getting soaked in the rain but the crowd was going crazy and we really had a blast. We thought we were done after our last song but the crowd would not let us go that easily and we finally had to play another song and since we had no songs left we just played Spirits of The Mystic Mountains again and they sure did have a good time. Our dear Danny boy played a flawless set even if the sprained hand though he was in a fair amount of pain after the show. Mephisto was put on a riser for the 1st time. Viru was solid on the kit. Husain was the star of the show with his bass humps and assorted moves tongue and I apparently had some ridiculous stage banter but definitely Dhanbad is on the metal map now big_smile

After the set we packed our gear and like some serious celebrities were escorted via a back route to the bus as we were told if we went out front we would certainly be mobbed. So we took a bus back to the hotel where we quickly proceeded to pack our bags and get some dinner. We loaded up the cars and left the hotel by mid-night to catch the 7am flight from Kolkata. The ride to the airport was awesome and the drivers went a little crazy too driving on the wrong side of the road at 1 point of time. I think the car I was in had a more sober driver. Either way we reached the airport all safe and sound and boarded our flight to Delhi.

We landed at Delhi airport at 10am and bid adieu to Shashwat and Anupam. We all took a required bathroom break and found our cars and loaded them up. We left Delhi airport by 11am for Jalandhar with Mephisto letting us know that we need to find a McDonalds and stock up on burgers as our delicate stomachs cant handle Dhaba food. However it was a LONG LONG time before we finally got to a McDonalds but we did get our burgers and continued the journey.

We originally thought it was a 5hour journey tops, obviously some wrong information had been passed to us or we assumed something wrongly because Anupam and Shashwat told us it was going to be 6-7hours approx. So we did all the maths and hoped we'd reach by 6 considering we left at 11am. That however was not the case and the grueling journey took us 9 fucking hours!! And we reached the venue at 8pm after getting lost around 7:30 in Jalandhar and having an organizer come on a bike and guide us to the venue. We had called earlier saying to start the competition earlier which had 7 bands performing so that we could play after that but the bands apparently wanted to be judged by us so they wouldnt start. Anyway we were more worried trying to figure out what time to leave from there so we could catch our 6am flight and considering it took us 9hours to get there we'd need to leave at 9 or 10 assuming that we'd skip the 1 hour break on the way.

So finally we reached at 8 and went straight to the guesthouse where we got reach and left from at 8:30 to setup and get the show started. There was some light problems which were being sorted also and the faculty and crowd were getting restless asking when the band is going to start. So we got on stage and in 30min flat we got our shit together. The venue was like a mini Hamsadwani amphitheater or a mini rang bhavan and there was a dark funeral pentagram logo with the goats head in the centre with Demonic Resurrection written on it which was hand drawn by a college student and it was a BIG ass drawing and very very cool.

The amphitheater was packed with like 2000 people and I swear it felt like a mini GIR. The moment we started our set the place erupted like volcano. I mean FUCK!!! Everyone just got up and moved in front and went MAD!!! They were headbanging and screaming and just went crazy and got crazier with each song. Again granted there were quite a few metal heads but enough non metal heads I would think. But they were so fucking loud at times the band couldn't hear the stage monitors because the crowd was louder than that. I can safely say this has been one of the best crowds we've ever played too and they were really great!! Jalandhar is also on the metal map now!!

Our setlsit for the evening which was much shorted than the previous night
1. Spirits Of The Mystic Mountains
2. Where Dreams & Darkness Unite
3. The Warriors Return
4. A Darkness Descends
5. Unrelenting Surge Of Vengeance
6. Apocalyptic Dawn
7. Journey To Solaris
8. Frozen Portrait

It was phenomenal and we finished at 10:30 and proceeded to speed pack all our gear and head outside to the car where we signed a bunch of autographs and sold some merchandise on the fly and got ready to leave.

So 11pm we left Jalandhar and as per the new improved planned stopped at the 1st McDonalds drive through on the way out. Got some grub and proceeded to drive to Delhi. I forgot to mention that even though it was 9 hours on the way to Jalandhar it was a beautiful journey and it was extremely scenic and beautiful along the way. The way back was equally awesome with it being all dark and gloomy and it was freaking cold!!! So this was one long ride back and I had to stay awake making sure our driver didn't pass out at the wheel. Anyway we finally made it to Delhi airport in the nick of time. We saw some accidents on the way and even got stopped by cops at a random check but we made it safely to Delhi airport which had a security check que the length of the great wall of china but we were ushered through as our flight was boarding already. I think everyone just passed out as soon as we sat cause none of us remembered when the flight took off and when it landed and whether if any of this Indigo air hostesses tried to sell us 150Rs non veg sandwich.

So we landed in Mumbai at 10am and everyone rushed to their respective places of work. This was one mad fucking weekend and I loved every minute of it and hopefully we'll get to play many more such awesome cities like Dhanbad and Jalandhar. I am really looking forward to Silchar and Anand next month.

Cheers & Stay Demonic
The Demonstealer

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-------------PART II--------------

After the madness at Jalandhar and Dhanbad shows last month we were really looking forward to the gigs at Silchar and Anand and hoping to continue creating mayhem at every venue we played. However this tour had a lot of ups and downs and while it was great it certainly could have been a little better.

On Wednesday morning we received word from Mephisto that his mom had been admitted to the hospital as she was suffering from a relapse of cancer and we were all extremely shattered by the news. This also meant Mephisto wasn't going to be able to play the shows this weekend so we got down to the task of figuring out our options whether to try and find someone to play with us and learn 10 songs in 2 days as we were leaving Friday morning or to try and run the keyboard parts on tapes or just play 4 piece and cut certain songs from our set list. We tried a few keyboardists but most people we called were either unable to manage or not able to come for the gig. Finally thanks to Daniels contacts we reached a keyboardist called Anurag who was fairly confident he could learn most of the songs in 2 days and play the shows. I found out he was none other than the keyboard player from a band called Dark Ritual which had covered Demonic Resurrections track 'A Darkness Descends' which is up on youtube. So without any waste of time I emailed him the tracks and fixed a jam for Thursday morning. So next morning at 12 he lands up at my place to jam with me and he comes over and I walk over to my cupboard and I open it and to my shock there was no keyboard there. Officially my most embarrassing moment. I remember then that it was lying at Mephistos brothers house in Mahim as he took it there after the last tour. So after a few calls we decided to go to the Juhu Furtados and jam there and I would pick up the keyboard and meet him again in the evening before the DR jam. So after the jam I was fairly confident as he is a great player and he knew most of the songs but just had to get the structure right and after the jam I got the keyboard and went home.

Then came hurdle number #2 - the tickets!! Everything was booked in Jetesh Menons name so we started calling organizers and the problem was that the tickets were group booking and non refundable so there was options of re-booking at our expense and or to fake his ID and go but since it was too expensive and the latter too risky we told him we'd just go 4 piece and he could play the Gujarat show but Mephisto called to say he'd come to Gujarat. So a big thanks to Anurag for agreeing and sorry that we couldn't take him finally. But he is a great keyboard player. Big thanks from all of DR.

Anyway so we had an interesting jam and made the required alternatives to keyboard parts for all the songs except Apocalyptic Dawn which got dropped from the set. We all landed at the airport at 5:30 next morning to fly to Kolkata and then Silchar. We had a nice flight to Kolkata where we met up with our engineer Anupam Roy who flew in from Delhi and basically chilled for 2 hours before our flight to Silchar around noon. The Silchar flight was short and sweet with some atrocious in flight veg food from Air India. The Silchar airport is the smallest airport I've ever seen since its an army base airport or something, heck I didn't even see bathrooms tongue but we landed all safe and sound and got all our luggage and met the organizers who had got three cars for us which we loaded and headed to the hotel which was an hours drive from the airport. The drive was absolutely awesome and there was lots of empty spaces and greenery and dusty roads etc etc to see along the way. We were put up at the best hotel in Silchar (there aren't many to begin with) called Hotel Borailview which was not bad at all!!! So we checked in and I shared a room with Daniel. The immediate order was Anupam ordering some cream of chicken soup which was awesome and I followed suit. He also ordered some fucked up thing called Fish Mayonnaise which was some strange fish in a plate of mayonnaise with salt on it. Certainly that became the threat of the day tongue be bad and get fed FISH MAYONNAISE!!! So we chilled out and decided we'd go catch the Pink Floyd cover band called BREATHE performing at the festival. I thought I'd give it a miss and catch Launchpad instead but since there was every channel except V and Starworld I too decided to tag along.

So we squeezed into a car with the organizers and headed for the college which was about 30mintues away. Our driver was going pretty fast and man are the roads messed up in Silchar or what!!! Lots of cows, pedestrians and autos without headlights and the trucks!!! So somewhere along the way some dude on a bike tried to overtake us and did not see an oncoming rickshaw due to it not having any headlights and he slammed into our car from the side and took along the hubcap of the wheel with him. He went a bit ahead and stopped and our man the driver got out and them some locals gathered around and some screaming and shouting started. Not to mention this all happened after we stopped at a pan walla and some weed was purchased for our man Husain. Not even 100 meters away we were happily stopped by some army personnel and everyone shat because there was weed in the car but our driver started yelling about the incident that just took place about his hub cap being removed and so on and we drove off while the security personnel went forward to inspect the scene. We reached the campus which was HUGE!!! It was like HUGE!!! And so green and HUGE!! Let me emphasize on the word HUGE! The stage and light setup was fairly small but we were informed that rain and storm had sort of destroyed the construction the day before so this was the best they could manage. The Pink Floyd band was alright but I got fairly bored and we decided best to leave and go back to the hotel. But Viru-I'm-always-on-the-phone was nowhere to be found and a mini man hunt began till we found him wandering in some dark corner of the field talking on his phone. So we headed back and chilled out in the restaurant in the hotel and had some Chinese food and drinks, special mention for the HE-MAN 9000 beer bottle!!! After a nice long drawn out dinner we went to our rooms and fell into deep slumber.

So we woke up the next morning and basically just chilled the fuck out for half the day, had a nice breakfast, lazed around, worked on some patches on Daniels pod, saw a few videos on Anupams Mac Book pro which he was showing around. We had a great lunch at the restaurant and by 4:30 or so we headed to the venue for soundcheck and the show. Basically at the venue also everything was chilled out the sound guys were chillin, the people were chillin and everyone was just chillin so we roamed about til the chillin sound guys returned from whever and we started setting up and KABLAM!!!!! Rain hit the stage!!! Okay it was a mild drizzle but basically all the covers came out, stage gear was packed away and we had another chill session till stage setup began again. First order of business was to remove the drum riser since it was so small that Viru would have fallen off it for sure. Then our long ass sound-check began. Anupam began getting things ready at the console and started the drum sound-check and MAN did he make them sound good. We reached the guitar sound-check point to find out that the given Marshall stack was not working (another reason to dislike cheap solid state marshall amps) and I used the 100 watt Hartke amp much to my dislike. So we had a good sound-check and decided that we'd be performing 1st so that the rain doesn't wash us out later. We ran backstage and got ready.

This really cool growling announcer kid was on stage introducing the band and we walked on stage to quite a roar!!! It must have been about 1200 people max but they sure were an enthusiastic bunch of people!!!

Our set-list was:
Spirits Of The Mystic Mountains
Where Dreams & Darkness Unite
A Darkness Descends
Dreams Of The Dead
The Warriors Return
Beyond The Darkness
Unrelenting Surge of Vengeance
Journey To Solaris
Frozen Portrait
Dismembering The Fallen (encore)

Yes they didn't want us to get off stage so we played Dismembering as an additional track. Now for once I actually carried my digital camera on the trip but smartly forgot to hand it over to someone to click photos while DR performed. I also smartly said lets take one of those Iron Maiden style snaps on stage with the crowd in the background and called all the band members in front only to realize that I had left the camera in the bag so little Daniel ran and retrieved it while the rest of us loitered on stage. Once the camera found its way to the stage into the hands of an able photographer we posed near the ramp and within 30 seconds fans from stage left and stage right had jumped up and nicely positioned themselves left and right of the band and then more came onto the stage covering us completely tongue seemed everyone wanted to be in the photo so the organizer Niraj hurried on stage got us off and got the crowd back down. We had a great time during our performance. It was DR's most brutal set ever!!! Anupam gave us some MAD MAD sound during the performance and I was completely happy with the show. Few highlights were some dude constantly shouting ''Khooni Murga' like 10 times during the show and someone else I was informed shouted 'Sahil is cute' not to mention a bunch of 5 randomly screaming 'Bada maza aaya' ... dont worry there were more then plenty chants of DR song names, thats normal hence I'm not stressing on those tongue

So we got of stage, met lots of people, took lots of snaps, proceeded to the stalls to eat some butter naan, chilly chicken dry and noodles and rice. Not to mention we found this COW that was eating chicken fried rice and chicken noodles!!! Needless to say people assisted the beast in its quest for meat. While all this Boomerang played a great show!! By the time we had got off stage it was 11pm or so and I have no idea where the time went. So I think around 12:30 or 1pm Boomerang got off stage and then we all sat down and got ready to judge the band contest!!!

And by all I mean just me and the Boomerang Vocalist Aateya (hope I spelled it correct) judging it. The 1st band to take the stage was Sanitarium and as their name suggest they played METALLICA!! My god I can't believe this hang up isn't getting over yet tongue but that aside they Butchered 2 Metallica songs and followed it with an original. The riff used in their song was a complete ripoff of Korns Blind. So after them came a sort of hardcore band called Suzys Penitence and they covered some Ateryu and did some originals. Their vocalist was INSANE!! Great screams, decent guitar players and solid bassist and drummer. They were followed by Dr. Luke who got on stage, had technical issues and then got off stage. On came a band called Myth of Fate which had a female singer and man they blew me away!!! What a great band, superb presence!!! Great vocals. Only the guitar player was thoda sloppy and their Evanescence cover did not have good male vocals. But that aside they kicked ass only to make way for Dr. Luke finally who came on stage and kicked an equal amount of ass with their funky music and really great singer, very tasteful guitarist and tight bassist and drummer. They rocked!! Then came the next band whose name I cannot recall but they did some RHCP and were good till they attempted Micheal Jacksons Black or White which the singer completely butchered. So once they were done came the last and final band Silver Tears from Guwahati. They had lots of sound problems. Their songs were kind of just going nowhere. Lots of shredding etc. Great musicians but the whole band just didnt sort of cut it together but a good effort. Anyway the results were Dr.Luke came 1st and Myth of Fate came in 2nd place.So finally we called it a night.... I mean morning since it was 4:30 in the freaking morning!! I must add that somewhere around 2am DR members nicely went back to the hotel except myself who was judging and Husain who kept me company tongue. Not to mention I kept making random announcements on the mic about random things along with DR T-shirts and CDs on sale which was great fun and we chilled!!!

So the next morning we woke up at 10, had our breakfast, packed our bags and headed for the airport!! We had a 2:45pm flight to Kolkata where we had to chill till our 8:40 flight to Mumbai and so we did and it was quiet a drag. Anyway we finally boarded our flight and landed in Mumbai at like 11:30 or so and we decided to try and leave for Anand that night itself instead of the planned 6am since we'd not really get any sleep during the night but that plan did not work out so we all headed home.

Monday morning 6am we were all promptly at Husains house with all the gear and loaded up and ready to leave for Anand. The drive there was very pleasant and it was my 1st time driving on the Surat expressway or whatever its called and it was pretty cool. We saw tanks and army vehicles being transported along the way, saw about 3 hotels called 'Decent' and a nice Non Veg restaurant. No it really was called NICE. So we cruised and landed in Gujarat at around 2:30pm it was a long drive so we were exhausted. We met the organizers who took us to the nearby Dominoes for lunch and we did feast! They told us the stage and sound was being setup and we could go to the hotel and chill and come back for sound-check after that. I however said I'll just go have a look at the sound setup and speak to the engineer etc since there was no Anupam on this trip. And I walk into the venue and my horrors of horrors!!! The sound is 100% GANPATI MANDAP SOUND!!! FUCK!!!

The mixer is placed touching the stage left. The speakers are about 10 feet away from the stage left and right. The stage is 2 feet off the ground looking terrible. The backdrop is some design with full Gujarati prem katha written on it. And the speaker themselves are just random speakers aligned next to each other 10 random speakers on each side, no highs low or mids, just speakers. I swear it looked like some exhibition of speakers!!! WTF!!! We screamed bloody murder. We called aside the organizers and explained the dire situation of the sound and that we would possibly not perform on the system provided. To my horror it was a MONO system!!! So some chit chat trying to sort things but from the looks of it this was all the sound possible. Anything else would have to come from Baroda. Husain took control as manager and basically whopped ass because we had given them a technical ryder for sound requirements 20days in advance as well as asked for the sound persons number 5 times and we were confidently assured that everything would be available and there were no issues. Everything was WRONG!! The concept of drum mics didn't exist. Well he had drum mics but he had about 10 pieces of a single model of microphones which went on each drum part, no sm57 for snare no separate kick mic, nothing like a condenser for overheads. My god it was madness. I inspected the sound further. No Eq for PA, no compressor, no gate!!! We basically had to ensure we got paid before anything took place and this sound system was not happening at all. Finally we suggested that they setup the stage etc (which was not done yet) and we'd go to the hotel and they could call us when its ready. We would soundcheck and see if I could make it sound decent on the PA and we'd play then else we'd just take our payment and leave. So on the way out I said let me just tell him where to place the guitar amps. I walked up and just casually asked the sound guy what amps he had carried. Our gujju bhai just shook his head and said nahi hai. I then turned my shocked expression to the organizer in hope that maybe he got it from Heavens Music who supplied a nice Pearl Kit for the show. In return I got the blank expression of a NO. The shit did hit the fan!! There were NO amps!!! Even the most basic rock listener knows you need a guitar amp and a bass amp!! By now we were just insanely messed up and just spent the next 10-15minutes trying to figure out where the hell the amps were going to come from. Finally we just left and went to the hotel.

At the hotel the organizers paid us a visit and lets just say there was a lot of discussion. Some possible solutions attempts and a very firm stand on payment. Finally after freshening up me, Daniel and Viru headed to the venue for a sound-check to see if there was any hope of salvaging the situation. We had some old discovered Roland amp on stage which looked like it was from the 1920's and 1 Marshall 15 watt for use. Later we received another 15 watt and a Laney RB2 (which saved the day). And so I began right from the drum micing to monitor placements to aux sends to everything!!! I started the drum sound-check and looked like a complete moron running from the mixer to front of pa and back to mixer to check every eq change I made. Finally I more or less got everything together by that time Husain and Mephisto arrived and I got them to do a sound-check as well. By this time there was a sizable crowd most of which looked like they came to watch Phalguni Phatak. There was a 10pm deadline so obviously that stress had started and we figured we needed to cut our setlist down. When we started our set we got a small mosh going of about 10-15 metal heads which was promtly stopped by the organizers and the metal heads were moved to stage side where they had to enjoy the show from. One of them later defied the law of the land and came up stage front again and headbanged and the organizer promptly manhandled the lad (I did give the organizer a piece of my mind later). Anyway our set-list was.

Spirits Of The Mystic Mountains
Where Dreams & Darkness Unite
The Warriors Return
A Darkness Descends
Apocalyptic Dawn
Frozen Portrait

Most of the audience didn't really understand the music we played nor did we really enjoy ourselves on stage due the shitty sound system. Few people did try to get into the music and the metal heads who showed up a big thanks to them they made the gig worth it. But yeah we've hopefully sowed some of the metal seeds in a city like Anand.

We then proceeded to judge a very short battle of the bands but by far turned out to be the best, most entertaining one ever!!!

Poseidon from Mumbai (I think) played 1st and were a full on metal band and were pretty decent. They had 3 gutars which made somewhat of a mess of it. 2 of them had plugged into the Marshalls and no one realized that those amps were neither mic'd nor was a line out of any sort taken so only 1 guitarist who was using a POD was actually heard on the PA.

Inferno from Bhopal was up next and they took the place by storm with their easy to sing along originals and a slightly odd choice of cover a Megadeth song which was ok. Their vocals were good, nice harmonies and a killer bass player. They eventually won the contest.

Up came the stars of the night. TRASH CASH from Ahemdabad I think. The attitude they came with just shook it up, the front man screamed wildly, said fuck about 1212142343 times and had some mad mad stage energy. Their bassist was mad too he rocked front and back on stage, then bent down and moved like a snake being charmed before the vocalist/guitarist and then randomly got off stage took a round and went back up. Their drummer was smashing the kit like there was no tomorrow it was all so funny that it was actually good. It was true punk energy!!!! We had a blast watching them.

The next band was Crude topped even the Trash Cash performance. The guitarist was armed with a Giveson guitar that sounded like a distorted flush, the bassist was using someone elses bass. They played and how they played. They all (vocalsit. bassist. guitarist) kept randomly talking on the mic and arguing with each other and stopping after starting songs and tuning and it was full LOL and at one point it looked like the guitarist and bassist were going to beat each other and people from the audience were like 'MARO MARO' and the poor vocalist was like don't fight. I think they played 1 song where the distorted flush tried to do some tapping... the result was EPIC FAIL (word of the day) and it was just pure entertainment. We met the guys from the band later, they just had a bad day but they were really nice kids. Don't worry guys if you are reading this there is always next time.

The last band of the night was Lazy Bums. By now some lady in the building behind had died (May God Rest her soul) and the cops were on the organizers ass so the band after lazy bums weren't going to play and the PA volume was negligible. The band had a phenomenal vocalist. He had a great voice. The band was fairly tight but not very exciting and their 2nd song was quite a disaster. And so the contest ended and we went on stage and announced the winners INFERNO!!

After this we headed for dinner to Subway as it was the only place open at that time. After a nice dinner we headed back around mid-night. Our dumbass drive got lost but eventually we found the way and we reached Mumbai at 10:30 in the morning and everyone headed straight to work.

So over all it was a pretty mad mad trip. And so the mad all over the country tour has somewhat ended for now.

We played
Mumbai - Jan
Chennai - Jan
Hyderabad - Feb
Bangalore - Feb
Dhanbad - March
Jalandhar - March
Silchar - April
Ananad - April.

Lets hope there are a lot of new cities to add to that list this year. Demonic Resurrection wants to go where no metal bands have gone before.

Thank you all for the constant support. Pictures will be up soon.

Cheers & Stay Demonic
The Demonstealer

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Workshop March Mumbai Darshan Tour Diary!!

Its been 2 gigs in a span of 3 days and its been completely madness.

It all started on Sunday afternoon when we landed at Xaviers college in Mahim for our soundcheck at 2:30 only to find the gods of metal Brahma on stage soundchecking and we were told they needed 15minutes more. We also found out that 11am they arrived and had started their setup and soundcheck since then. The organizers were not happy with them to say the least. Anyway we chilled out and by 3:30 they were done. So finally we got on stage only to find out the cops had come and were giving the organizers grief about the sound level and had also threatened the sound guys that they would confiscate their gear.

So there was a lot of running around and calling congress party person and some kid whose mom had a problem with the sound cause her son was faking that he was studying and lots of shit. Also not to mention that there was a wedding making a huge noise outside but there was no issue with that. Anyway finally we were told we can play it at soft volume which sucks because its no fun. We completed our soundcheck which felt fuckall cause there was no juice tongue in the sound and we chilled and the contest bands started playing. We meanwhile got to meet some RJ from Red FM which was funny to say the least.

Anyway Gravity was playing and I believe they made a blunder of some Opeth covers that they attempted. Anyway we got on stage, the volume of the PA was fairly decent though not blasting completely. We had an AWESOME time on stage and the crowd was the best we've ever played too and they really had a good time. I can safely say I'd love to go back and play, this goes down as one of my most memorable gigs ever.

We played
Cookie Monster
Pudhe Sarka
She Folked Up My Jazz
Kothai Doro Cho
I Came
Bunty Aur Malika
Like A Virgin
Khooni Murga

We have a blast and got off stage. Lots of hand shakes, lots of photos, Riju even got 2 pretty ladies to take a photo with him. The teachers also loved our performance. We felt great.

Then Brahma got on stage and played Sad But True. Their engineer cranked the volume despite being warned and then in 3 songs the cops had canned the show. This was sad because right outside was some fucking Holi music being played at 3 times the volume. All I can say is cops, politicians and people in India are MADARCHODS!!! Why the fuck do they stop a rock show when right outside in the name of some stupid festival where people throw balloons filled with dangerous liquids and colour and injure people there is lou music blaring. Why is that not stopped?

Fucking assholes!

Anyway we had a great gig, we got paid immediately. The organization was SUPERB!! Great job team Ironize, you guys did a fantastic job!

We had a days rest and then it was HRC on Tuesday with The Works.

We landed up at soundcheck in the afternoon aruond 4 and the Works did their soundcheck. Again we had sound dot com doing the sound so we were safe smile
We did soundcheck without Riju as he was BUSY with work and it was fine but not fun cause you really do need the bass for that low end.

Anyway it was a long wait before the gig, we had coffee and ate some free food. Finally the moment of truth had a arrived. There was a decent number of people but since it was early no one was drunk yet tongue

Its a completely different experience playing at HRC with people eating dinner while you play but it was totally fun and I think everyone enjoyed our set even if they weren't as responsive as the crowd at Xaviers, so that part was a bit strange but I for one enjoyed the gig. We also have played the heaviest songs at HRC ever during a prime time slot, the only heavier band would be Bhayanak Maut but that was in the afternoon so tongue

We played
Cookie Monster
She Folked Up My Jazz
Pudhe Sarka
I Came
Kothai Doro Cho
Like Virgin (Madonna Cover)
Bunty Aur Malika Sherwath
Khooni Murga

Good good fun!!!

After this the Works took over and played a 2 and a half hour set of classic rock covers, very tight, lots of showmanship and very energetic. I must mention they played 3 songs from Rock on and the response those songs got was the biggest response I've ever seen at HRC from a normal crowd.

So madness indeed.

The gig ended with a giant cheeseburger and nachos!! YUM YUM!!!

We had a good time, footfalls of 416 people that night so it was great!! And a big thanks to Mihir and the Works for making this gig happen and the management at HRC and Groovetemple. We should be playing at HRC in the future smile

Workshop has gigs lined up in Mumbai on 19th, 24th and 25th so we'll see you all soon.

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-----------PART II---------------

The month of March has been a good one for Workshop cause we've played 5 gigs. I don't think I've ever played 5 gigs in a month in my life tongue

Anyway we started off with Ironize and Men At Work which I already wrote about.

On the 19th we played at Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Pratishthan’s College of Engineering. Which is located in Sion East. Since its been a while since the gig my memory is not at its freshest. Anyway we played at 3pm in the afternoon because Raj has IIT lectures so we pretty much opened the show.

We reached the venue and my god it was the biggest stage in the world. It seemed like it was made for 2 bands tongue but we basically got everything setup while some DJ dude was spinning the latest Bhangra numbers and our sound dude said I know about rock bands because I've heard Rock On or something to that extent. So we started soundcheck. I took no chances and shuffled between the mixer and the stage making sure the PA sound was not too bad. Our Rock On soundman I don't think was impressed that someone was showing him how to do things tongue Anyway we proceeded to eat Samosa while, during and before soundcheck.

We got on stage to quite a timepass crowd with teachers in the front row and we started our set.

We played
Cookie Monster
My missing testicle ritual for which the teacher returned the testicles to me.
Pudhe Sarka
She Folked Up My Jazz
Kothai Doro Cho
I Came
Bunty Aur Malika
Like A Virgin (Madonna Cover)
Khooni Murga

Took a bow and got off stage. Had a good time. I ran away home for work. Raj for IIT. Leaving Riju and Hamza with a very very drunk Keshav(Devoid) to judge what they called an Aural Gangrape on their senses in the band competition which I think MH-04 won.

Almost a week later we landed at KC College in Thane, also known as the true birthplace of Workshop!!! Everything was exactly as it had been the last time I visited. The same mandap and stage etc etc. Thankfully it was Wilburns sound so I did not have to worry about any Rock on Engineer. It was early in the afternoon. As usual after setting the stage and sound or rather assisting in the process we sat down to judge the band contest which we did and thankfully it was only 6 bands from which Catharsis came out on top.

We took the stage next and played for about 90 minutes in what I can only describe as probably the wildest fucking gigs ever!!!!

I made sure everyone came to the stage front by saying that only those with aids, gonorrhea or piles should stay at the back. The show was fucking insane!! The crowd was possessed by fucking devils.

1. People randomly being lifted up by groups of people and FLUNG on stage. I mean flug like crowd surf with the wave up your ass type. Three or four times, one dude even fell from the stage and got a bit injured. Another one took the monitor power supply with him. Thankfully my gear was unharmed.

2. Random dude runs up on stage, does some mad moves behind me and runs off stage again.

3. I barked into the mic and the crowd barked back and we had a barking match leading Raj to sing Who Let The Dogs Out.

4. Raj making love to his guitar on stage and Riju then making love to Raj....... hahahhaa I'm kidding about this.

5. Me coming to KC college and everyone else coming with me.... buahahahhaha sums up the into to I CAME!!!

Our setlist was
Cookie Monster
Pudhe Sarka
She Folked Up My Jazz
Kothai Doro Cho
I Came
Bunty Aur Malika Sherwath
Like A Virgin (Madonna Cover)
Khooni Murga
Chhati Ke Saath Panga

We played our whole set after which we were taken to the conference room and fed some nice homely veg food by the MD of the college who I must say is a really really nice chap. The treatment we received at KC was exceptional and I am extremely thankful to them and Workshop really loves playing there.

However veg food and me don't go together so my and Hamza stopped at Bembos on the way back to get some meat into our bodies.

The next day was the RGIT festival and Workshop was somehow convinced into not only playing for an embarrassing gift item but also to judge the contest either because none of the other bands would or as we were told the bands preferred to have us judge. Anyway we said its a nice show and the organizers claimed to be short on funds so we said what the heck. I however have realized that henceforth we will never play another free show again. If you can't pay, we can't play.

Anyway so 9am myself hamza and riju are in a large vehicle headed to the college with our gear to judge the contest. Also Roop (Black) and Bijit (PSYX) were also judging. Our gear was put away and we were given some nice comfortable sofas to judge the contest in the quadrangle sort of area where an unmiced kit and stage that was strange was setup. Anyway after 1 band it got canned because of cops and the elims were shifted to the conference room where we continued the contest till about 3:30. I will mention that the organizers did take good care of us and kept us well fed. The most interesting band was Psychotic Cymbals who played Iron Maiden songs are 10 times the speed and had more stage antics that playing ability. Anyway eventually Zygnema walked away with the prize. Khiladi 2nd and Reverse Polarity 3rd.

Meanwhile at the venue for the main show the drums and amps were late, soundcheck delayed. Sceptre took their soundcheck. Things had gotten really delayed. Prayag Soundcheck and it was almost 6 I think. Basically Zygnema was supposed to have played and been done by 6 and so on and basically Workshop was last and to be on stage at 8:45 and I was repeatedly assured by the organizers that it wont be a problem. Seeing the drastic soundcheck problems I said fuck it Workshop will just check before playing and let the 1st band take the stage. Of course as luck would have it Zygnema is nowhere to be seen so Psyx takes the stage only to have their lead guitarist Bijit receive an electric shock resulting in some yelling that he could have been killed and then some checking of the power supply which was messed up by which time Zygnema had showed up. So power supply was sorted and Zygnema got on stage and played 3 songs and I once again expressed my concern to the organizer saying there is major delay so they agreed that by 8pm Psyx would get off stage. Psyx vocalist apparently also fell off stage during Trooper. Anyway at 8pm Psyx decides its not time to get off stage and played 1 more song. This despite the guitarist being an organizer and knowing the problems and delays. I can tell you I was not happy.

So anyway assurances continued that Prayag would get off at 8:46 and Sceptre by 9:16. I however told him that I was sure it would become 9:40. Anyway so by the time Prayag got off stage it was 8:50 got 54 I think so they got a nice slot. Sceptre proceeded to get on stage and the organizers imaginary 5minute check actually ended around 9:15 and I was informed we could get on stage at 9:40 and lots of talks about 80% confirmation about getting permission till 10:30 and all which I know better than anyone doesn't happen. So 9:45 Sceptre was getting of stage. So we finally got on stage and since we took about 10-12 minutes to setup because frankly it can't be done faster. We played the fastest set of our lives. Performance was okay but it was so hard to enjoy the show because a Workshop gig is an experience which is beyond the music its about what goes on in between and it really sucked to play like that. But we played anyway

Our set was
Cookie Monster
Bunty Aur Malika
Kothai Doro Cho

The only reason I played like this was because I met more than 5 people in the audience who said we've come to see Workshop and it would be really unfair to them if we didn't play. Anyway I felt like shit after the gig. Lots of issues. The organizers apologized a million times and I know a lot of things were not in their control and they'll learn from their mistakes and I guess I learn from mine. So then finally headed back home on a not so nice note.

But today is a new day and we will have more shows and better shows and what matters is that there are people who like our music and they make playing worth it and thats the fun part and we'll take it from there.

Cheers & Stay Demonic
The Demonstealer

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Demonic Cookery - Episode 10

It all started with some left over spaghetti lying in the Friday and a Sunday evening with no dinner fixed. So I said lets rock and roll. :)

Spaghetti ala Demonic
The Meal

All the raw material.

Beef Mince (I used burger patties bought from Josephs Meat Mart and I cut that up)
4-5 Cloves of Garlic
1 Large Onions
Olive Oil
2 Tomatoes
2 Olives
1/2 JalapeƱos
Salt & Pepper


1.Heat the oil and butter in a pan and once hot sautee the garlic and onions
Garlic & Onions

2. Add the mince and cook.
The Meat

3. Add the olives, JalapeƱos, tomatoes etc and cook.

4. Add the cheese and the herbs, salt and pepper.
Parmesan Cheese

5. Mix in spaghetti and some more olive oil. Cook till done
Finished Product

6. Serve Hot :)


Demonic Cookery - Episode 9

The Meal

Another Sunday night and I had to make dinner for myself. There was some rice in the fridge, some potato wedges and random things. But the inspirational ingredient was the PEANUT SAUCE left over from my parents party the previous night where my aunt Bina had got some home made chicken satay and peanut sauce and I will go on record and say this was the MOST amazing peanut sauce I've ever tasted.

So I prepared to make whatever I could. So I used some left over chicken and the peanut sauce and make a peanut sauce chicken, some baked potato wedges and my own creation of Demonic Italian Butter Rice. So accompany this awesome meal I whipped up a demonic cocktail as well.

The Demonic Black Currant and Wine Cooler
The Drink

1 Part Vodka+Rum
1 Part Wine
1 Part Black Currant Syrup
1 Part Soda
1 Part Cola
1 Part Lime

1. Mix it all together.
2. Drink it! :)

The Potato Wedges

1 Packet McCain Potato Wedges
2 Table Spoons Olive Oil

1. Grease Tray
2. Bake for 8minutes or so turning around now and then.

Voila!! Yummy Yummy and not as fattening as deep frying them.

The Demonic Chicken In Peanut Sauce
Side View

2 Chicken Breasts
2 Peanut Sauce
Salt + Pepper
Olive Oil

1. Marinate Chicken in Salt + Pepper
2. Heat oil in a pan, cook the chicken and throw in the sauce.

Its awesome, I'm going to learn how to make the peanut sauce as well someday soon because it was DIVINE!!!

The Demonic Italian Butter Rice
Yum Yum

1 Part Rice
Crushed Carlic
Some butter
Olive Oil
Some herbs
Chopped Olives
Spring Onions

1. Heat the butter in a pan and sautee the garlic and onions.
2. Add the rice and cook some more.
3. Sprinkle the herbs, chopped olives, olive oil and some salt pepper to taste.
4. Serve Hot!

So that's how I made my most awesome meal in the last 3months at least!! The previous one being some beef steak I made at home, but that's another story :)
2. Drink it! :)

Demonic Cookery - Episode 8

Well on Sunday night I was being the dutiful brother and was coaxed into cooking a cheese omelet for my brother, so I decided to do something different with it and so I made a CHEESE OMELET PIZZA!!! Due credit to my grandad for coming up with this awesome variation.

2-3 Eggs
Salt & Pepper
Oregano or Italian Seasoning
Spring Onions (you can use any veggies you like)
Pizza Cheese (I used amul)
*you can also add any meats to this recipe to make it interesting.

1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl (eggs, milk, seasoning and onions) and beat them up.
2. Heat the oil in the pan and pour the mixture in and let it cook on a slow flame
3. Grate the cheese all over the egg and then once the bottom of the egg is cooked put the frying pan in the oven with the heat from the top on.
4. Remove after the cheese is golden brown and serve.

its just that easy :)

The creation

Demonic Cookery - Episode 7

Hello All,
Its been a while since the last one and I finally got around to cooking something I've wanted to do for a long long time but never did and since my mom was out of town what better time to experiment. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you: Demonic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Now I did make a few errors mainly because I choose not to measure and plan but I've figured out what corrective measures to take next time so I have mentioned those as well.

Demonic Spaghetti and Meatballs


For the meatballs:
1/2 Kg Mutton Mince (I'd suggest you use beef, I was too lazy to go to buy it)
2 Eggs
1/2 cup milk
salt & pepper
bread crumbs
parsley chopped fine
garlic chopped fine
onion chopped fine
cheese (recommended Parmesan but i used Britania pizza cheese)

For the sauce:
Tomatoes Chopped
Onion Chopped
Garlic Chopped
Olive Oil
Tomato Puree
Basil Leaves
Salt & Pepper
1 tea spoon sugar

and of course Spaghetti :P

1. Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl and mix it real nice using your hands, after which you make them into ball shaped lumps and place them in a tray. Put them in the oven for about 25minutes to cook.
2. Heat some olive oil in a pan and throw in the onion and garlic into it and let it cook till the onions are turning brown. Throw in the tomatoes, puree, seasoning and all that jazz and let it simmer.
3. Put the spaghetti in boiling water. Make sure to add salt and a little bit of oil.
4. Once the meat balls are done place them in the sauce and let it cook for a bit. Remove and place in a plate.
5. Once the spaghetti is cooked remove the water and keep aside.
6. Now the mistake I made was I mixed the spaghetti into the sauce and since I had too much spaghetti and less sauce it made it a bit dry so what you can do is just pour the sauce on the spaghetti and place 2-3 meatballs on it and garnish with a bit of olive oil and a basil leaf and serve.

I also made mushrooms but I've given that recipe before so not putting it here.

Anyway hope some of you enjoy this dish. :)

The Calm Before the Storm
Ze Uncooked Meatballs
The Sauce
The Spaghetti
Them meatballs cooking
Left on the side.
Thrown in Spaghetti
The final dish
Dinner Is Served