Thrash metal band Thrash won second "Wacken Metal Battle Bangladesh" and will represent our country at "Bangalore Open Air 2020" to be held on March 20.
The battle took place at Jamuna Future Park on 22nd February.
Thrash will compete with the winners from Nepal, Sri Lanka and India. The champion band of Wacken Metal Battle - Indian Subcontinent will go to Wacken Open Air, Germany to represent their respective countries. Last year, Trainwreck won "Bangalore Open Air 2019" and rocked the crowd in Germany.
The selection process of the battle was very competitive. Many bands sent their demos to the Bangalore Open Air committee from which they selected five bands. Later, these five bands performed in the metal battle with their original numbers in front of a jury panel and a crowd of metal-heads to win Bangladesh chapter of Wacken battle.
The jury panel included Kazi Faisal Ahmed from Artcell, Shishir Ahmed from Aurthohin, Raef Al Hasan Rafa from AvoidRafa, Kral, Cryptic Fate, Severe Dementia and Saimum Hasan Nahian.
Besides Thrash, Revolution, Torture Goregrinder, Roman Sacrifice, Exenemy also battled in the final competition.
Powersurge, Severe Dementia and Trainwreck performed at the event as guest artistes.
Speaking about the battle lead guitarist of Thrash, Sumit, told TBS, "We are so excited to have won Metal Battle Bangladesh chapter and get to represent our country on this platform.
"We submitted our song the official website of Wacken and as per their policy they select top five bands from each country, from Bangladesh we were one of the five bands to battle at Wacken Bangladesh chapter.
"I hope we will do well and get to perform in Germany as well," added Sumit with confidence.
Thrash emerged in the music scene in 2012. The original line up of the band had Sameer on bass and vocals, Sumit and Hamim on guitars and Alok on the drums.
The band performed at shows in all the major cities in Bangladesh such as Chittagong, Khulna, Rangamati, Mymensingh, Sylhet. They also performed in India and Nepal.
Thrash released a couple of singles for band mixed albums. Their one of the popular numbers, "In for the Kill" was featured in the Rock Series.
Their first Bangla track"Traash" was in mixed album, "Riotous 14"
Current line-up of the bans is consists of Sumit Gaurab on guitar, Shameer Azmi on vocals and bass and Muktadir Anzan on drums.