Nov 6, 2014

29 bands Selected to compete in Hornbill International Rock Contest 2014

After harrowing – the good kind – months of auditions and screening, not to mention weeks of sleep-deprivation, we are delighted to announce 29 brilliant bands from across the subcontinent to compete in the 2014 edition of the Hornbill International Rock Contest.

The judges, panel of selectors, and organizers of this year’s music festival, Nagaland Outdoors Club (NOC) and Sky Entertainment, are indeed more than gratified that this time the musical staple for music fans will be entirely different – and awesome.

Musicality is not always the same as what is artistic; nor is technicality defined by either musicality or creativity alone. The perfect broth is the one that contains all the three elements – and presented professionally. We believe that this time around, the bands that we have selected will have all of it.

The three themes of musicality i.e., melody, technical proficiency, and artistry, characterize most of the bands who will be performing. The menu is from the blues to protest, Indian Carnatic to the metal ‘80s, pop rock to post-rock. We have it all for you.  


The shortlisted bands include four from Nagaland, and scores from the North East Region and as far as Bangalore and Chennai. The details of the selected bands are as under:

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Name of the band
Address
1
VISHNU
DELHI
2
THE MONGRELS CACOPHONY
KOLKATA
3
THE DOPPLER EFFECT
DELHI
4
THE BETA FUNKTION
CHENNAI
5
TAPE TOWN MADNESS
BANGALORE
6
SILVER
PUNE
7
SERENADE
KOLKATA
8
3 TON CAPACITY
BANGALORE
9
RESTLESS DESIRE
TURA
10
RED SKY PIRATES
DARJEELING
11
HIDDEN TRUTH
KOLKATA
12
CHROME O SOUL
CHENNAI
13
BLACK DOG MACHINE GUN
DARJEELING
14
THE ROYAL FLUSH
ARUNACHAL
15
FINAL SURRENDER
BANGALORE
16
THE FAMILY CHEESE
MUMBAI
17
NIGHTMARES
SIKKIM
18
MUSES OF AUTHORITY
SILIGURI
19
HYPNOSIS
WEST BENGAL
20
HIDDEN IDENTITY
KOLKATA
21
GREY SHACK
CHENNAI
22
CRAZY WEATHER
DELHI
23
ADROIT
MEGHALAYA
24
RAGE HYBRID
NEPAL
25
CONDEMNED HOUR
TURA
26
PAPER SKY
NAGALAND
27
TECHNICOLORS
NAGALAND
28
STEREO TYPE
NAGALAND
29
TUNE IT AGAIN
NAGALAND

For two straight days from morning to evening on October 31 to November 1, the judges / selectors Andrew Ngullie, Abemo Enyie, and Thejove Medeo sat down and endured endless hours o video footage, audio, and unhealthy doses of debating (and the occasional quarrel) about which band deserved a slot. Creative personnel and leaders of NOC and Sky Inc., were present during the musical brainstorming.

(L-R) Veteran guitarists Andrew Ngullie, Abemo Enyie, and Thejove Medeo seen here screening the bands in the panel's rockhouse den in Kohima. Thejove - former guitarist of Divine Connection - seems to be saying, "Well, where's the food?"

The pioneering musicians then fished out a list, which we, NOC and Sky Entertainment, now assure that you are going to have the time of your life when the music begins on the evening of December 4, in Kohima. Be there.
For further details and clarifications, please contact our A&R Manager Khriesazo Liezietsu, at the phone number +91 9615170264. For those of you wishing to stay updated on Facebook please visit us at our official page www.facebook.com/hirc.

NOC & Sky Incorporated
Hornbill International Rock Contest 2014
Nagaland, India

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