Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng passes away at age 42.

It is with great regret that we announce that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passed away early Saturday morning around 3 AM, after a four-year long battle to survive, following a car crash in 2008.

The 42-year-old musician had showed signs of recovery in 2010 when he showed improvement, responding to commands and moving his legs. After showing more signs of rehabilitation, he was moved to his home for recovery. Continue reading

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Siddharth Basrur – Chasing Rain

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Siddharth Basrur, famous for being the frontman for progressive metal band Goddess Gagged, has been singing film songs in Bejoy Nambiar’s David and Haunted. He has risen up through the Indian music scene from his days with Mumbai based alt-rock band Kinki Sky Munky.

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Goddess Gagged – Resurfaces

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Goddess Gagged started out as a three-piece metal outfit consisting of Arman Menzies (Guitars/Vocals), Krishna Jhaveri(Bass) and Jeremy D’Souza(Drums). Although the band was promising, the addition of Devesh Dayal(Guitars) and Siddharth Basrur (Vocals) has not only made them consistent but also trumped up their potential to be one of the biggest bands from India.

Their influences include Protest the Hero (Goddess Gagged is a Protest The Hero track), Karnivool, Tool, Periphery, Circles. The band is classified as progressive metal with heavy post-hardcore inclinations.

After releasing two impressive singles over the course of a year,  the band finally released Resurfaces, their debut album at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2011. The seven-track album is only 40 minutes long but it really packs a punch in this short amount of time.

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