One of my favourite concert photos from 2011 (Vader’s frontman Peter showing his gratitude to the Nepali metalheads with a namaste) has been published on the Verse monthly magazine on its Dec/Jan issue. Taking Vader’s band portrait was also a great experience, as I was literally shaking and speechless getting to see Vader, especially Peter, in person.
This year’s Silence Festival has engraved a golden page in the history of Nepal’s underground metal scene – as the event was headlined by Polish death metal legend VADER. It was a day of reckoning for metalheads in Kathmandu as VADER blasted the show for over an hour, playing songs from their first album “The Ultimate Incantation” to their latest “Welcome to the Morbid Reich”. Peter, the band’s frontman, interacted with Nepali crowd nicely, roaring “Jai Nepal” after each song. Vader ended the show by covering Black Sabbath’s ever classic Black Sabbath and Slayer’s Raining Blood, and left the metal hungry audience chanting “Vader.. Vader.. Vader…”.
Before the headliners, two international acts from Switzerland Helmut and Commando Noise Terror; InnerCore from Hong Kong and bands from our Kathmandu’s metal scene – Antim Grahan, Hatebook, Kalodin and Underside gave a performance to be remembered, setting up the stage for VADER.
Watching VADER concert was a dream come true – it was a pure thrilling experience watching one of the best front men in metal. Even so, taking Vader’s concert photos was an out of world experience. This was like the whole Vision and Voice right in front of me !