Chronic Xorn

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Chronic Xorn
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Background information
Origin Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Genres Metalcore
Years active 2007-present
Labels Six Inch Nails, Rooh Music
Website www.chronicxorn.com
Members Sunny (Vocals)
Suvam (Guitar/vocals)
Biswarup (Guitar)
Angshuman (Bass)
Sambit (Drums)
Past members Tamaghna (Drums)
Anindya (Guitar)

Chronic Xorn (Bengali: ক্রনীক জর্ন), is a metalcore band, based in Kolkata, India. Chronic Xorn started in 2008, and shot to prominence after being featured in October 2009 in Headbanger’s India.

History[edit]

Early years (2007-2009)[edit]

In 2010, Chronic Xorn was signed by Six Inch Nails Records, making them the first band to receive a record label from Eastern India and has released its debut album entitled Death Destruction in May 14, 2010. Chronic Xorn has a history of playing alongside supporting bands like Parkway Drive (Australia), Nervo Chaos (Brazil) and Indian heavy weights like Demonic Resurrection, Kryptos, Scribe and many more. The band has also played in 2010 at the Summer Storm Festival supporting Nothnegal (Singapore), Festival headlined by Lamb Of God.

The band done a nationwide tour in October in support of their new album From Mercy consisting of cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong. In the tour the Chronic Xorn has played in fests supporting International acts like Children of Bodom, Dawn of Demise, Cypher 16 and Gone In April apart from Indian metal giants like Bhayanak Maut, Demonic Resurrection and from mainstream artistes like Raghu Dixit, Shaa’ir & Func, Indian Ocean to Bollywood sensations like Sunidhi Chauhan and Javed Ali. Travis Montgomery of the highly esteemed metal band Threat Signal, Canada has played a guest guitar solo in the title track of the album which is considered quite a great accomplishment in the Indian Metal community.

Chronic Xorn is the first metal band in India to release an album from a commercial record label and is the first band to have the physical body circulation in the music stores throughout India, since albums by Indian metal bands are not available physically in the music stores in India.

Death Destruction Sermon (2009-2010)[edit]

Death Destruction Sermon
EP by Chronic Xorn
Released July 27, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Melodic Metalcore
Length 25:45
Label Six Inch Nails
Producer Chronic Xorn

Death Destruction Sermon is their latest EP which was released in 2010. The EP consists of six tracks and the full-length of the EP is 00:25:45.[1] The EP is one of the highest selling heavy metal albums in India and has even been sold at various parts of Europe and USA. The EP received good ratings from both the European and Indian music magazines.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Little Obsession"   Chronic Xorn 4:22
2. "Necropolis"   Chronic Xorn 5:16
3. "Death.Destruction.Sermon"   Chronic Xorn 4:55
4. "The Funeral Song"   Chronic Xorn 4:20
5. "Afraid of the Unseen"   Chronic Xorn 3:57
6. "Psychic Catastrophe"   Chronic Xorn 2:55

From Mercy (2010-2012)[edit]

Chronic Xorn released their debut album From Mercy on 3 October 2012. The album consists of eleven tracks. There are two tracks Necropolis and Death Destruction Sermon, which are the remakes of their previous EP released in 2010. The album also features Travis Montgomery from the band Threat Signal, Canada, playing a guest solo for the track From Mercy.[2] Various songs from this album were aired in Full Metal Racket Radio Show, 103.2 Preston FM (United Kingdom), Planet Metal Radio Show (France), Painkiller Metal Show (Belgium), The Pit Radio Show (United Kingdom), Washington Bangla Radio (India).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Regression"   Chronic Xorn  
2. "Die"   Chronic Xorn  
3. "Necropolis"   Chronic Xorn 5:16
4. "Surge Of Guilt"   Chronic Xorn  
5. "From Mercy"   Chronic Xorn  
6. "Wrath’s Black Rain"   Chronic Xorn  
7. "Bleeding"   Chronic Xorn 5:46
8. "Valentine Of Nightmares"   Chronic Xorn  
9. "Deliverance"   Chronic Xorn  
10. "Lick It To Die"   Chronic Xorn  
11. "Death Destruction Sermon"   Chronic Xorn 4:55

Touring and side projects (2012-present)[edit]

They were a part of FIREBALL 2012 which is one of the biggest music festivals held in the north east India. On March 28, 2012, the band announced their opening up of their own music school, Xorn School of Music (XSM), to educate about metalcore and maybe even heavy metal music. On April 18, 2013, the band headlined in EKSTASI 2013 held at Camellia School Of Engineering & Technology and on May 4, 2013, they performed at Eclecia 2013, Heritage Institute of Technology. On 23 August 2013, they will be headlining the EASTERN DARKFEST at Dhaka, Bangladesh, along with many other international bands, Lotus Of Darkness (Thailand), Godsire (Singapore) and Brothers (Bangladesh), Satanik, Sent Men Revolt, Stygian Oath.

Band members[edit]

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References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  1. "You've got another thing coming". The Times of India. Dec 11, 2010. 
  2. "Upcoming rock and metal bands in India.". The Times of India. Jul 27, 2010. 
  3. "Music lovers have a ball". The Times of India. Nov 4, 2009. 
  4. "Chronic Xorn at Someplace Else.". The Times of India. Jul 4, 2010. 
  5. "Make some noise, what?". Hindustan Times. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  6. Das, Mohua (July 17, 2010). "TAKE FIVE". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. 
  7. "Metal all the way". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. October 28, 2010. 
  8. "Headbangers". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph. April 30, 2009. 

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