We’ve announced a final list of 15 bands that will be battling it out at IIT Chennai for a chance to share the stage with British progressive metal band Anathema.
Earlier this year, we tied up with IIT Chennai to launch their annual rock competition, Decibels. The competition was announced earlier this year and bands were invited to send their demos until December 5. Out of all the bands that applied, we chose a list of 31 bands who went on to the next round. This list would then be put out to a public vote and a final list of 15 bands would be released, with the vote counting for 50% of the result and the judges choice counting for 50% of the result.
The judging process is now complete and a final list of 15 bands has been released. The selected 15 bands will be allotted slots of 25 minutes to showcase their chops on January 12, 2013 and impress the judges. Out of these 15, three bands will be selected and will get a chance to play at the Rock Show, opening for British progressive metal/rock band Anathema (details here) who are headlining the festival.
The participating bands will be provided with “standard equipment” which basically means – two guitar amps, one bass amp, one keyboard amp, a five-piece drum kit, microphones and cables. All the bands need to do is follow these simple rules laid down by the IIT-Chennai Saarang 2013 team
- The bands should confirm that they are coming down for Saarang by mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 26/12/2012.
- Very Important: The bands should please make sure that all the band members of each the bands should have a Saarang ID to participate in the event. The IDs can be obtained can be obtained by signing up at through the festival website.
- The bands should plan their travel as soon as possible. The team from IIT-Chennai will be giving every band a call in the first week of January to know about their travel arrangements, so that accommodation can be taken care of.
- The bands will be allotted slots for their performance at Decibels 2013. The bands should be at the venue on or before 9am on the day of the event. The team will get in touch with the bands about this.
The bands can contact the event co-ordinators if they have any queries.
Surej Simon – surejsimon92 at gmail dot com, 0948052774
Aprajit Chandrasekaran – aparajitc13 at gmail dot com , 08939041513
Asmita Gosh – asmitaghosh18 at gmail dot com, 09962959445
Gautam KJ – gautham dot keys at gmail dot com, 0984065140
Check out the list of bands who have been selected to play at IIT Chennai’s Decibels 2013.
Armour Of God
Clown With A Frown
Drawing Short Straws