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Trainwreck to represent Bangladesh in Bangalore Open Air

  • Published at 09:11 pm December 2nd, 2018
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Trainwreck to represent Bangladesh in Bangalore Open Air | Courtesy

Approximately 77 bands sent their demos to the Bangalore Open Air committee from which they selected five bands

Metal band Trainwreck won the first Wacken Metal Battle Bangladesh chapter and they will represent our country in Bangalore Open Air in February 2019. 

The battle took place at the Russian Cultural Centre on Saturday. The event was sponsored by G-Shock.

Rafa, one of the judges of the battle told the Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime: “ Five bands competed against each other in front of the judges and we selected the winner based on overall performance, including crowd performance, originality, etc.” 

The jury panel also included Lincoln from Artcell, and Amit, vocalist of Orato. 

“Bangalore Open Air is a huge festival and it opens the door for  metal bands from different countries to perform at Wacken Open Air (W: O: A) which takes place in Germany every year,” said Rafa. 

The selection process of the battle was very competitive. Approximately 77 bands sent their demos to the Bangalore Open Air committee from which they selected five bands.  

Later, these five bands performed in the metal battle with their original numbers in front of a jury panel and a crowd of metalheads. Each band performed for 30 minutes. 

Torture Goregrinder, Karma, Ionic Bond, and Infidel, also battled in the competition.  

A K Rahul, guitarist of Trainwreck told the Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime: “We are super excited to have won this battle; it was like a dream come true.”

“We have been dreaming of this for so long; we used to watch YouTube videos of Bangalore Open Air and Wacken Open Air,” explained Rahul in excitement. 

Rahul said other participating countries at the Open Air are India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. 

“At the battle we performed four of our original numbers including ‘909,’ ‘Walking down the gallows,’ ‘Veil of discord,’ and ‘Almost God’.”

“We will perform on February 9 at the Bangalore Open Air.”  

“As a first metal band we won the battle, and got the opportunity to represent Bangladesh on an international level. I suppose we made history, hahaha!”

The band features Abir Ahmed Shuvo on vocals, A K Rahul and Ekram Wasi on guitars, Habibullah Farhan on bass, and Mark Don on drums. 

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