Big Fish for January - The Down Troddence
“If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we'd be a lot better off.”
ABOUT THE DOWN TRODDENCE
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.
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)
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 produced by Keshav Dhar of Skyharbor fame.
Check out the lyric video for The Down Troddence's latest single "Nagavalli" here:
More music, interviews, and information from The Down Troddence camp all month long!
Watch this space!
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