Big Fish for January - The Down Troddence

“If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we'd be a lot better off.”


The Down Troddence, popularly known as “TDT” is a Groove-Thrash Metal band from Kannur, Kerala.
The band was formed in July 2009 and since then they have been playing in various college fests all around India.

The Line-up:

Munz | Vocals
Varun Raj | Guitars
Advaith Mohan | Guitars
Nezer Ahemed | Bass
Ganesh Radhakrishnan | Drums
Sushin Shyam | Keys

The influence of traditional Kerala folk sounds and instruments is one of the most arresting facets of the band’s music. “Lyrically the band has a strong philosophy of talking about inequalities and injustices which are ever present in India's social and political systems. A common theme in their music is the effort to project the voice of the under-privileged and down-trodden people.”

Recognitions & Awards:

Picture by: Anoop B. Vyas

Best Music Video Award (Shiva) - IndieGo South Asia Music Awards 2011
Best Vocalist Award (Munz) - IndieGo South Asia Music Awards 2011
Best Instrumental (Ortniavis) - IndieGo South Asia Music Awards 2011
Opened for UK Based band Cypher 16 in Bangalore (2011)[4]
Best Keyboarist (Sushin) - Decibels Semi-Pro Band Competition (Saarang 2012)
Best Band - Festember 2012


Their debut album, "How Are You? We Are Fine, Thank You" was released at Metal Factory on the 31st of December, 2013, in Bangalore. It has been p
roduced by Keshav Dhar of Skyharbor fame.


Check out the lyric video for The Down Troddence's latest single "Nagavalli" here:

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