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1 minute ago, Stefan said:

What's keeping you, Jez?!

:)

It's not getting me very motivated listening to it tbh ;)

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4 minutes ago, Jez said:

It's not getting me very motivated listening to it tbh ;)

Alright mate, don't worry. You didn't miss anything...

BUT the greatest thing straight outta India!

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BTW my supply of funny gas is getting very low...

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Wow, that is a quick turnaround. The trajectory is solidly forward headed, though, so hoping the next album's a killer. An album full of 'Clearing The Blur's wouldn't go astray. 

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1 hour ago, Geoff said:

Wow, that is a quick turnaround. The trajectory is solidly forward headed, though, so hoping the next album's a killer. An album full of 'Clearing The Blur's wouldn't go astray. 

Agree with you.  I'm interested to see where the next album goes.

I feel like they gained some steam with tunes like Hail to the Heroes, Lover's Train, Clearing the Blur and Love's Damnation....All excellent tunes.  On the flip side though, the rest of the last album fell fairly flat for me.  I guess I really don't like them when they get too heavy and the singer is screaming too much.  When he reels it in though and they juice up their melodic side, they get pretty good...at least for me.

Will be curious to see where this goes.  I'm sort of sitting square on the fence with these guys at the moment and feel like this next album will probably determine which side I fall on.

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This is not a new album, it is their 2014 debut album that was only ever available in India and has been out of print for some time. Frontiers mentioned around the time the most recent album was released that they had finally managed to obtain the rights and would be releasing it later.

https://heavyharmonies.com/cgi-bin/glamcd.cgi?BandNum=8933&CDName=Back on Earth

 

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On 10/13/2022 at 8:13 PM, Captain Howdy said:

This is not a new album, it is their 2014 debut album that was only ever available in India and has been out of print for some time. Frontiers mentioned around the time the most recent album was released that they had finally managed to obtain the rights and would be releasing it later.

https://heavyharmonies.com/cgi-bin/glamcd.cgi?BandNum=8933&CDName=Back on Earth

 

 

Alright, alright Dad. Fixed.

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On 10/14/2022 at 4:22 AM, Captain Howdy said:

 

 

Seems to be heavy on the ballad side of things

Yeah, definitely ballad heavy but songs seem pretty decent. Aside from the heartbreaking yet optimistic film clip with the last song, it's quite a nice tune. I'll be curious to hear the album.  

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Lynch Mob feel to that one

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Cool tune. I saw the reactions guy do a video on it where he mentioned that it seems like there's a few choruses in it. Kind of agreed with that. Lots of nice hooks here. I think the re-record will be well worthwhile. 

Man, if I'm being real picky there's still just something about the vocals that still misses the mark for me, by the smallest of margins. Nothing to do with his voice - I like it plenty. It's hard to explain, but I don't find the vocals to be clear. It's not an accent thing, and he screams loud enough, but it still seems to just sit in the mix without being prominent. I dunno, like I say, very hard to explain. Every time I hear them, I want his voice to be clearer, though. 

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Press release:

Acclaimed hard rockers Girish And The Chronicles have announced the upcoming release of a re-record of their debut album, "Back On Earth" on January 27, 2023. Originally released in 2014, "Back On Earth" was the first album to introduce GATC to a larger global hard rock audience and kicked off their still ongoing rock n' roll journey. 

When asked why the band decided to re-record the album as opposed to simply remastering and reissuing it, frontman Girish Pradhan says, "We wanted the whole thing to have a fresh new start. Although we wanted to keep most of the vocal takes, we have been introducing a lot of musical changes to these songs in live performances. So we thought, “Why not do the same in the new recordings?" We always felt that we had technical challenges back in the day and couldn’t deliver the hard hitting sound that we had originally intended, so we introduced some new breakdowns, chord sequences, solos, and bass and drum parts to these songs that make them feel closer to where we are now. We didn’t want to mess around too much with the vocals though, which is why I only re-recorded the vocals for 'Angel' and 'Loaded'. As a whole, the whole thing sounds quite different from the 2014 version, but all in all, it stays true to the spirit of the songs, however, we feel that it is closer to the vision we had back in the day." 

Thinking back on the making of their debut album, Girish says, "each song has its own story. Most of them were singles, released during the 2009-2013 era of the band. We had a lot of struggles, but we were living our lives to the fullest. More than anything, we were a group of four guys, without a care in the world, who just wanted to get on stage and rock. 'Angel' was the first song ever released. I wrote that tune around 2008. It was actually supposed to be a solo song at that time, but by the time we all assembled, we officially called it the band’s first ever single. 'Golden Crown' might sound funny to a lot of our new listeners, but it was actually a song by two teenagers (me and my brother, Yogesh), meant as a jingle for a local football championship named the Gold Cup, organised by the Sikkim Football Association. I wrote 'Loaded'’s riff and some of its lyrics in 2010, when we were in the process of applying for our first passports. Two of our band members lacked some documents and were told to go back to Sikkim and reapply all over again. We were quite frustrated, thinking of the long journey and the amount of running around we had been doing, for something so simple, plus we were broke as hell. Anyway, the circumstances did help me write the song, and the lines :

“There’s no point in complaining 
And shedding tears while it’s raining 
There is nothing to lose, 
‘Cause I was the one to choose” 

I guess this will be very long to read if I start writing about each and every song, so we'll leave some of it to our fans to interpret!"
Originally from Sikkim, but now based in the city of Bangalore/Bengaluru in Karnataka, India, GATC are known for their soaring, powerful vocals, biting guitars, thunderous bass, and pounding drums, staying true to the authentic ‘80s heavy metal/hard rock sound which they grew up with. In their 12 year existence, GATC have been credited by many fans for bringing the classic hard rock culture back to India and are an inspiration to many new and upcoming bands in the scene. The group has gained a cult following globally with '80's and '90s hair metal and hard rock aficionados in addition to being well known in the Indian rock scene for electrifying live shows and have toured across the nation and beyond. The group has supported bands ranging in variety from American alt rockers Hoobastank to Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall to German thrashers Destruction. The band has also performed at the Zurbaran Rock Burgos Fest in Spain, sharing the stage with German hard rock legends Bonfire. GATC has also performed at the UrRock Fest in Switzerland in 2021, sharing the stage with Nazareth, Orden Ogan, Firewind, and again in 2022 with headliners Skid Row, amongst others. Additionally, the band consistently has been part of various leading music festivals in India. Vocalist Girish Pradhan is also part of the international metal group, Firstborne, which is led by Chris Adler, James Lomenzo, and Hugh B. Myrone. He has also toured the UK, France, Spain, Portugal and other territories with his other side projects in the past. 

GATC has released three acclaimed albums, their debut “Back on Earth” (2014), “Rock The Highway” (2020), and their most recent release, and Frontiers Music Srl debut, "Hail To The Heroes" (2022). 
 
Tracklisting:
1. Ride To Hell
2. Loaded
3. Born With A Big Attitude
4. Shot By The Cupid, Touched By The Devil
5. Angel
6. I Wanna Get That Lovin’ Again
7. Hey You
8. Yesteryears
9. Smile Little Child
10. The Revolving Barrel
11. Golden Crown
12. End Of Civilization


Line-Up:
Girish Pradhan - Vocals / Rhythm Guitars
Yogesh Pradhan - Bass / Keyboards
Suraz Sun - Lead Guitars
Nagen Nags - Drums
 

 

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2 hours ago, auslander said:

Nice! Cool album cover. 

Don't have the original so will probably pick this up.

It was only ever available in India, and the record label stopped making them when their contract ended, or something like that (Universal music group). I don't think I have ever seen a copy on sale anywhere. (last copy sold on Discogs was three years ago).

 

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On 10/13/2022 at 5:46 AM, Stefan said:

BTW my supply of funny gas is getting very low...

For what it's worth, I've never thought you were funny, anyway. 

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