Published on Sweden’s Close Up mag

Article: Metal in Nepal by: David Noaksson
Band photos of Antim Grahan, Kalodin and Garudh by Umes Shrestha
Close Up Magazine, Sweden

David traveled to Nepal, probably during February 2011 and I had an opportunity to hang around with him on a couple of occasions. While he was here, he did a report on Nepal’s ever growing underground metal scene, talked with major constituents like Antim Grahan, Kalodin and attended two concerts – Nepfest I at Fun Park and Gig III at House of Music. He also talked with X-mantra about their past and present.

This is the first time any journalist from Western rock magazine has written this comprehensively about Nepal’s current underground scene, and covered all the musical, socio-economic aspects.

Nepal’s metal scene is gradually but definitely getting the recognition it deserves. With Polish death metal legends VADER playing here last month in Kathmandu, Freak Kitchen guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh coming here for a guitar clinic, and few more international bands showing interest to come and play here – I can definitely say that the scene here in on the rise.

Let’s support the scene, let’s support the bands and musicians !


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