Tearing down the walls of sound

A true test of their musicianship, five heavy metal bands will perform unplugged

They admit that there’s nothing quite like plugging in and riding the lightning, but come May 19,The New Wave of Heavy Metal are stripping things down and going unplugged. The concert titled ‘Deconstruction’ will feature CryWolf, Angel Down, Circus Cult, Ethereal and R.A.G.E and will happen at the newly opened club/pub Fuze.

Lasith Fernando from Angel Down explains, “You know as a metal band we’re at home with that massive wall of sound behind and around us, but we always enjoy the challenge of going unplugged once in awhile. Because once we take out the over-driven amps and screaming distortion out of the equation, it really is a test of skill to be able to communicate our style of music to audiences and still have the same effect.

And we love taking that challenge on. Besides, we also get to pull some covers out of the classics vault like Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne and Led Zeppelin which is always a blast.”

Arfath from CryWolf, explains that going unplugged once in awhile, offers “ a great chance for us to connect with new audiences in the rock and metal scene and it’s sort of a gentle step for them to start checking out our brand of music. “

Bernard, a.k.a D from Circus adds, “This is the first time Circus Cult will be going unplugged at a gig and all the guys are really looking forward to this and we’re really aiming for a show that gives people a proper theatric experience.” Tickets for the gig are priced at Rs. 500, and are available with all crew members and at the Yamaha Music Center (opposite Rupavahini).

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