FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, Sept 25: Even though renowned ‘Death Metal’ band from Netherland ‘Dictated’ was uble to grace the stage during the “Shillong Death Fest” held on Saturday at Malki ground it did not deter music lovers from across the state to attend the music festival.
The band Dictated was suppose to take part in the music festival known as the “Shillong Death Fest” organised by the Extreme Underground Metal Society of Shillong (EUMSS) in collaboration with Seng Samla Malki (SSM), however since one of its members turned sick the band decided to cancel their Tour which kick started from Nepal.
“Because there was some dysfunction in the style of organising in Siliguri, the band decided to travel straight to Shillong. However while travelling from Siliguri to Guwahati one of the band member fell sick,” Iaidon Jyrwa, Secretary of EUMSS told media persons here on Saturday.
The Secretary informed that Wakk Thuu an artist playing Grind Core from Nepal filled the void left by the Netherland band ‘Dictated’.
“This is a very unique style (Grind Core) when we look at Metal and maybe this is the first time music lovers of the state are able to listen to such music,” he said.
Iaidon however revealed that there was discontent and anger not just from the music lovers but also from the organisers as they had anticipated that ‘Dictated; will perform in the music fest.
There were 11 bands taking part in the “Shillong Death Fest” which include 6 bands from Shillong, one from Nongstoin, Tripura, Imphal, Sikkim and ‘Wakk Thuu’ from Nepal replacing ‘Dictated.’
As per the message from the band ‘Dictated’ on social networking site Facebook it has apologise from its fans for not being able to attend the music festival.
“Yes the band wanted to come and perform in Shillong, however it cannot risk the health safety of one of its member,” the secretary of EUMSS said.
Meanwhile, lead vocalist of the band ‘Wakk Thuu,’ Vishal Vof said, “We are overjoyed to perform for the hundreds of music lovers of Meghalaya and our journey coming here was not wasted.”