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Metal band Brahma is back

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Mumbai, Apr 25 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) The bad boys of heavy metal from Mumbai are back after a hiatus of three years.

Born in the early nineties Brahma has been one of the most prolific metal bands India has seen.
Shot quickly to stardom on the back of an almost immediate performance of Independence Rock thanks for promoter Farhad Wadia at the band’s inception.

Twice published with their first album “The World Beyond” on Virgo Music in 1998 & “Reborn” in 2003 gave them their place in the Indian metal universe.
 The band is now in studio writing “Brahma 3” to be published on Universal Music, end of year.
After playing for 16 straight years with close to a thousand gigs under their belt , the members took some time off to pursue their individual musical interests.
They reformed officially in October 2011 & headlined “ Independence Rock 26” at Chitrakoot Grounds in Mumbai.
 The boys are now busy getting back in the circuit and played an incredible unplugged set at Opus in Bangalore on the 20th April which will be followed by a set at the Blue Frog on the 29th April. Delhi & the rest of the Indian circuit will follow suit in the months to come.

Said Devraj Sanyal, frontman of Brahma: “We have been one of the country’s biggest names for a long time & our songs have effected people over the past 2 decades.

“Now we are back with a vengeance & want to conquer the world through our new music. We may be in our thirties and still have another decade or two of decadence left in us  to give our fans the music they love.”

On asked whether they have grown softer with the years, Cyrus Gorimar, Drummer, Brahma, said: “We always wrote music that had melody as the most important part of the mix and that will never change.

“We have always been, are and will continue to be a uncompromising, heavy, hard hitting band and while the years may have made us better musicians in terms of sheer experience and playability but we will never be a softer band. That just isn’t in our DNA.”

The new album “Brahma 3” is a first hand story telling experience, which has songs that range from the world post 26/11 and the lead track is tentatively “Kasab”.

Other songs that are being written are titled “ A world post Holocaust”, “Unfriend”, “ Nowhere”.
Hugely active on the social networks, Brahma can be found on Facebook on their page “Brahma”.

Marathi ghazal album released by Universal Music India

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Mumbai, Jan 23 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Universal Music India on Friday released Lifafa, a Marathi ghazal album by Madhav Bhagwat, Suchitra Bhagwat and Aparna Aparajit.

The album was launched amongst much fanfare by music directors Shridhar Phadke and Ashok Patki here on Friday.

Marathi ghazals are acknowledged in today’s Marathi music sector and composer and singer Madhav Bhagwat said he is trying to uplift and popularize Marathi ghazals with his latest offering Lifafa.

This album comprises of 10 ghazals written by are Sadanand Dabir, Vijay Awhad, Lalita Bathiya, Arun Sangole, Raman Randive, Manohar Ranpise and Suresh Bhat and composed by Madhav Bhagwat, Saroj Suman, Manohar Ranpise and legend Ashok Patki. The music is arranged by Prashant Lalit.

On this occasion, Mandar Gupte, CFO, Universal Music India said, “With strong lyrics by eminent Marathi Ghazal writers and outstanding compositions, this album promises to be a great listening experience to the audience.

“Madhav Bhagwant and Suchitra Bhagwat are popular Ghazal singers in Maharashtra and Aparna Aparajit has complemented them extremely well in this album.”

Suresh Wadkar sings Marathi ghazal

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Mumbai, Jan 17 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Universal Music India unveiled Katyanchi Makhmal, a Marathi ghazal album that brings artists like Dilip Pandharpatte, Sudhakar Kadam, Suresh Wadkar and Vaishali Made together for the very first time.

The album was launched by music directors Yashwant Deo and Ashok Patki in the presence of Dilip Pandharpatte, Sudhakar Kadam, Suresh Wadkar and Vaishali Made here on Monday.

This album comprises of 9 ghazals each of different moods and styles.

Suresh Wadkar has lent his melodious voice for “Kalena Kasa Ha Jagavegala Mi” and “Gau Naye Kunihi Ratra Ashi Hi Virani”. Both songs are extremely unique in their own way and will surely appeal to the listeners.

Vaishali Made on the other hand has sung “Kiti Savrave Kase Savrave,  “Ghav Ola Jarasa Hota”, “Dur Gelya Fulatalya Wata”, “Hasu Umatale Dukh Bhogata…Gammant aahe” that elicit a pure combination of compositions, lyrics and singing.

Talking about the album Suresh Wadkar said: “The album is a record that everyone can relate to and is very close to my heart. It was a great experience to have worked with Vaishali Made, Dilip Pandharpatte, Sudhakar Kadam. I am sure the listeners will enjoy this album very much.”

Vaishali Made said, “It’s a great achievement for me to have sung 3 ghazals with Suresh Wadkar ji. I’ve always wanted to work on a ghazal album and this record is like a dream come true. I would like to thank the entire team for making this possible.”

On this occasion, Mandar Gupte, CFO, Universal Music India said, “Marathi Ghazals are catching up with the audience as one of the most popular genres in recent times. We are most confident that with these ghazals in the serene voices of Suresh Wadkarji and Vaishali Made, the audiences will love to listen to ‘Katyanchi Makhmal’ again and again.”

Sonu Nigam unveils ‘Tutiya Dil’ music

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Mumbai, Dec 23 (Calcutta tube / IBNS) Singer Sonu Nigam unveiled the music of KC Productions rom-com ‘Tutiya Dil’ in Mumbai on Wednesday night.
Composer-singer Salim Merchant, singers Akriti Kakkar, Rahul Vaidya and the cast of the film Suzanna Mukherjee, Nikhil Sabharwal, Sidhant Kapur and Iris Maity were also present at the event.

Director Amit Khanna said, “The USP of the ‘Tutiya Dil’ is that the story is fresh, and so is the team. The love saga is right because the characters are human and relatable. It’s wrong because the characters are nuts.”