Concert Review

CONCERT AT RUSSIAN CULTURAL CENTRE

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A concert, titled “Rock ‘em All”, was held on September 20, 2013 at the Russian Cultural Centre (RCC) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The concert was organised by Ashes and was coordinated by up-and-coming musician/songwriter Sanam Suhaini Hussain. The concert bill included nine well-known local heavy metal groups: Stentorian, Sent Men Revolt, Self Portrait, Retribution, Green Army, 12 A.M., Arrows Shot, Radiosis and Sporsho.
James Kabir, a distinguished musician and guitar player, performed alongside his band Stentorian. The concert was dedicated to the city’s troubled youth, with the underlying message that substance abuse is not the answer to life’s problems. The show wrapped up with a vote of thanks by Sanam to the audience-at-large and participating bands for making the show a grand success in getting their message across.
The highlight of the night was considered to be the band Stentorian’s explosive comeback into the Dhaka heavy metal scene, performing a mix of both old and unreleased numbers, including “Awdrishsho Juddho” and “Bishonno Adhar” from their backlog, and new tracks “Bidae” and “Guitar O Gun”.

Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Stentorian

Concert Review

Heavy metal concert held at Russian Cultural Center

A rock concert, titled “Rock ‘em All”, was held last Friday, September 20th, 2013 at the Russian Cultural Center (RCC) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The concert was organized by Ashes and was coordinated by up-and-coming musician/songwriter Sanam Suhaini Hussain. The concert bill included nine well-known local heavy metal groups; Stentorian, Sent Men Revolt, Self Portrait, Retribution, Green Army, 12 A.M, Arrows Shot, Radiosis and Sporsho.

James Kabir, a distinguished musician and guitar player from the local scene, who also performed alongside his band Stentorian, lent his full support towards managing the event. The concert was dedicated to the city’s more troubled youth groups, with the underlying message that a decent and narcotic-free life was indeed possible for them, while also touching lightly on the environment, in how to keep it sustained and free from any future hazards. The show wrapped up with a vote of thanks by Sanam to the audience-at-large and participating bands for making the show a grand success in getting their message across. General consensus showed that the performance and the ambience of the show were met with positive feedback from the audience, some of whom even interacted with the performers at certain instances during their performances.

The highlight of the night was near-unanimously considered to be the band Stentorian’s explosive comeback into the Dhaka heavy metal scene, performing a mix of both old and unreleased tracks, including “Awdrisho Juddho” and “Bishono Adhar” from their established backlog, and new tracks “Bidae” and “Guitar O Gun.”

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Band members

  • James Kabir — Guitars, Backup Vocals (2001–present)
  • Tutul Rashid — Guitars (2003–present)
  • Anabeel Sen — Bass, Backup Vocals (2008–present)
  • Rafiul Habib — Drums and Percussion (2003–present)
  • Rabiul Awal Real — Vocals (2012–present)

Popularity

Stentorian along with Rockstrata, Warfaze, Aurthohin, Artcell, Black, Cryptic Fate, Metal Maze, Arbovirus, Nemesis, Vibe, and Kronic are among the first and few bands in Bangladesh to popularize Heavy Metal and Hard Rock in the country.

Style and Influences

Stentorian is influenced by early heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Dio, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Ted Nugent, AC/DC, Metallica, Rush, Megadeath, Aerosmith, Guns N Roses, Slayer, Scorpions, Venom, Motörhead, Diamond Head, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Sex Pistols, Misfits, Pantera, Manowar, Tool, Mudvayne, Korn, Deftones, Killswitch Engage, Limp Bizkit, Alter Bridge, Disturbed, White Zombie, Slipknot, Trivium, As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Mastodon, the list is endless..