Published: Aimbase on The Reporter

AIMBASE

Genre: Progressive Rock
From: Kathmandu

Members:

Kundan Shrestha – bass
Robin Neupane – drums
Karma Sherpa – vocal
Sanju Bajracharya – guitar

AimBase is a progressive rock band which rose into limelight after winning the prestigious Nepfest II this September. Formed just 11 days before the competition, the band conquered over 16 other, mostly death metal, bands and grabbed Rs 50,000 worth prize.

Influenced by progressive rock bands like Tool, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater – the band plays clean sung rock music with pleasing amount of changes in time-signature, laden with groove and funk.

With the triumph at Nepfest, the band also got the opportunity to tour to Dharan with bands Antim Grahan, Hatebook and Garudh on ktmROCKS Black Tour. On October 22, they played at the jam-packed British Community hall in Dharan, and won accolades of the fans there.

Even though the band has been around for just around two months, it has made an impressive mark in the non-mainstream scene of Kathmandu simply because of the amount of talent the members possess. These guys are students at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory and are involved in several other bands as well. Kundan has played with symphonic metalcore band Wings of Spasm and now he also plays bass for the biggest black metal band in the underground scene, Antim Grahan. Robin plays in Kites, while Karma and Sanju are involved in Goldfish Tank project.

However, their first priority is AimBase and they want to concentrate on writing more originals and very soon they plan to record an EP, with surprising amount of eastern musical influences.

Text/Photo:
Umes Shrestha
ktmROCKS

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