Author Archives: Budhaprabha Roy

November 1, 2012

Kim Benzie of Dead Letter Circus

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‘What’s The Scene?’ interviewed Kim Benzie, vocalist of the sensational Australian alt-rock band ‘Dead Letter Circus’ who are all set to headline the massive battle of bands at the BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa campus along with Inner Sanctum on the 3rd of November. WTS: Karnivool, Parkway Drive and now Dead Letter Circus – Australian bands are performing in India quite regularly now. It’s the first time for you guys. Have you heard anything about India from these bands? Kim: Our friends from Karnivool came back really blown away by the whole experience, from the people to the place. You guys have very intricate music and art, which we have admired from afar for a long time….

January 19, 2012

Interview with Winston McCall, Parkway Drive

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December 17th 2011, Nazrul Manch, Calcutta: Winston McCall, vocalist of Australia’s most popular Metalcore band Parkway Drive had a chat with the WTS crew about the band’s music, experiences and performance in India. WTS: Welcome to Calcutta. It’s a pleasure to have you guys here! Winston: It’s an honour for us to be here,thank you. WTS: This is your second time in Asia after having played in Japan in 2009. How come you didn’t happen to visit India back in 2009? Winston:  We wanted to come to India but initially we didn’t get booked for any show here. We always wondered if  India has shows, because we didn’t know a lot about the culture and…


Saturday, 17th of December: Reaching a venue to find out that the sound check is still on is not encouraging, but we were looking forward to watching the Aussie metal titans Parkway Drive live! After a rather long and painful wait, the gig finally started at around 6 p.m. instead of the scheduled time range – 2 to 3 p.m. First up, was local metalcore band What Escapes Me who kick started the gig with ‘End of Heartache’, a cover from American metalcore band Killswitch Engage. The song was neatly executed, much to the delight of the metal-hungry crowd. The band then launched into ‘Pseudo Showcase’, ‘Killing Tomorrow’, ‘Unnamed’ and finished their set with ‘Section 66: Part 5’, all originals. ‘Pseudo Showcase’ had an interesting mid-section…