Something like “life without music” does not happen in our home. Read on to find out why.
War Cry The title of this write up may not look like it’s a post about music, but it surely is. It is the name of the music band created by our son many years back. The genre of this band is Heavy Metal.
What is Heavy Metal? Wikipedia describes Heavy Metal as a genre of rock music that originated in late 1960s at UK and USA, and one which developed a thick, monumental sound characterized by distorted guitars, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats and loudness.
Metalhead A Metalhead is a fan or performer of metal music who associates himself with the metal culture. Though they also go with different names, including metalhead, headbanger, hesher, mosher, and thrasher however these Metal fans, like classical listeners, tend to be creative, gentle people, at ease with themselves.
Raising a Metal Head Metal music is typically loud and energetic. Our son has always preferred practising at home where our parental duty involves listening patiently to the vocals that are shouted or screamed as well as sung. It was surely challenging initially, but with time we started loving it.
Rusted Bullets The very first album released by the band is called Rusted Bullets and it garnered a lot of interest in heavy metal circles. War Cry performed it live and later they also released it on Spotify.
Accolades Start Pouring As typical Indian parents, we were apprehensive of the metal genre initially, but our thoughts were totally put at ease by a healthy recognition of the band’s talent. They even featured on Asian Age, which is a renowned newspaper publication.
Live Performances Going from strength to strength this newly created band of youngsters performed live in many big cities of India with huge crowds watching them. Here are a few snippets.
You Will Always Be Remembered The Band faced tragic moments when they lost one of their lead guitarist and a founder member named Gaurav in a car accident a few years ago. Though he’s gone but War Cry always keeps his memories alive in their performances.
Heavy Metal and Wine
Traditionally Beer has been the preferred choice of beverage in various international heavy metal music festivals. But ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ – with wine increasingly being seen as a viable alternative.
As article in Wine Enthusiast highlights that although Heavy Metal and Wine seems to be an unlikely pair, however both are pushing against the status quo. Together they can break down barriers, which means more fun, and a brighter future for each.
Wineglitz and War Cry Will we see coming together of Wineglitz and War Cry for a collaboration? Hmm, that’s a million dollar question, up for discussion over a cool glass of red wine with the band leader. 🎸 🍷