Guillotine (band)

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Background information
Origin New Delhi, Delhi, India
Genres Death metal, progressive metal
Years active 2010–present
Labels Unsigned
Members Karan Nambiar (vocals)
Takar Nabam (guitar/vocals)
Kabir Mahajan (drums)
Akshat Taneja (keyboards)
Rohit Bhattacharya (bass)
Past members Manav Chauhan (keyboards)

Guillotine is a progressive metal band from Delhi. They play melodies ranging from blues, jazz to death metal. The band has released an album The Cynic in 2010.[1] They indicate that their original tracks are basically a part of a three tier concept of a man's realisation of the hollowness of religious faith. The Cynic is a concept album about a man who is an atheist and frustrated by the fact that religion has taken over society.

Guillotine Won first prize at the coveted Rocktaves held at BITS, Pilani in the year 2009.

At the annual National Rock Contest held in Nagaland in the Hornbill Festival[2] in 2010, Guillotine won the second prize. And Akshat Taneja winning the best keyboard player award.

After a nationwide competition, Guillotine were chosen to open for Metallica in Gurgaon.[3][4][5][6] After the Gurgaon show was cancelled,[7][8][9] they opened the Rock 'N India 2011 show along with Inner Sanctum and Scottish Band Biffy Clyro for Metallica on 30 October 2011.[10][11]

They list Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Pain of Salvation, Guthrie Govan, Pink Floyd, Steve Vai, Greg Howe, Deep Purple are among their major influences.

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  1. ^ "Guillotine-The Cynic". indianmusicrevolution. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Guillotine at Hornbill Festival". hornbillfestival. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Delhi band Guillotine to open for Metallica's concert". 26 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Death metal to be the music for today". 27 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Delhi band Guillotine to open for Metallica". 27 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Delhi band Guillotine to open for Metallica in India!". Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chaos Concert". 29 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Delhi band couldn't show metal at home". 30 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Delhi Show Update". Metallica.Com. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Thousands cheer as Metallica rocks Bangalore". 30 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Heavy metal heaven as heads bang in Bangalore". DNA. 31 October 2011. 

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