|Years active||1980–1995 ; re-union 2008|
History & formation
13AD was one of India's top most rock bands from the 80's to the mid 90's. This band used to play in a hotel called "Sea Lord" in Kochi, Kerala, India.
They released two albums, "Ground Zero" and "Tough on the Streets" in the 90's, before breaking up in 1995 for the coming thirteen years, until their reunion in 2008 at a concert in aid of the visually challenged.The concert was telecast on Rosebowl channel.
The song "Ground Zero" from the album "Ground Zero" was a tremendous hit during '90s.
With the release of their debut album 'Ground Zero' (1989), the band grabbed the attention of young India and were the school masters for playing A-grade rock in India. India's foremost band took cities by storm playing note for note perfection and classic rock merged with unbeatable talent. After relentless travelling, the band brought out another album 'Tough on the Streets'(1992). With two albums, they took to the road and without anyone to stop them, they unveiled their rock prowess by silencing the traditional music scene. What seemed to have missed for years finally came into being. With this new equation, right chemistry and attitude the band rechristened themselves as Ground Zero (popular song and album).
(1) Vocals - Glen La Rive (Till 1993) followed by George Peter,Sarina Sunny (Till 1997) and then Darshan Shankar (From 1997 till date)
(2) Vocals & Rhythm guitar - Rose Johny
(3) Lead & rhythm guitars - Eloy Isaacs
(4) Bass guitar - Paul K.J
(5) Keyboards - Jackson Aruja
(6) Drums - Pinson Correa
- Glen La Rive - Vocals
- Pinson Correa - Drums
- Jackson Aruja - Keyboards
- George Peter -Vocals
- Eloy Isaacs - Lead Guitar
- Paul Joseph - Bass Guitar
During end of '90's, the main vocalist Glen La Rive decided to move away from rock music and he joined "Divine Retreat Center, Pota in Chalakudy, Kerala.". Eloy Isaacs, the lead guitarist and Paul Joseph,the bass guitarist moved their base to Dubai.
Reunion and recent happenings
After a break for almost 13 years, the band has announced a reunion in 2008. During the re-union concert, they have announced the release of their third album "City Blues", a popular number from one of their earlier albums that remains a great track of Middle-Eastern rock music.
The next mission of 13AD is to bring forth a new album which would be bilingual. The weightage of this is doubled as it is to be recorded at the studio of the music maestro AR Rahman in Chennai and the Hindi lyrics being penned by none other than Mehbood. India and the Middle East have witnessed their performance.