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They are back with a bang!

DNIND10621 | 6/1/2012 | Author : Nupoor Rashinkar | WC :417

On Wednesday, Nicotine proved exactly why they are hailed as ‘Indore’s number one band’. In one-and-a-half brief hours, they gave the city’s music buffs the best concert that they have seen in a long time

As soon as the city’s favourite metal band Nicotine announced their comeback after a year-long break, their Facebook page was flooded with posts from locals cheering for their return! And, on Wednesday the much-awaited show finally happened at O2 Disc and Lounge where Nicotine did the headlining act, with supporting acts by other local bands Assault and Blindfold.
The evening started with Blindfold’s performance. They played their five original tracks, which received only a lukewarm response from the crowd. They were followed by Assault who after a rather long sound check played five of their own compositions.
While Assault managed to pull back the scattered crowd on the floor, it was the headlining act by Nicotine which made this crowd come alive! Even during the band’s sound check procedure people didn’t stop cheering.
Aniruddha Gokhale on guitar, Anuj Malkapurkar on bass, Digvijay Bhonsale on vocals and Shaleen Vyas on drums, the band began with one of their most popular numbers—Odium. This was followed by all of their other originals—Rein of fire, Vengeance, Blood rain, Invitation to bleed, Enter the fang man, Killing in name of and Kill the king. With the crowd head banging and singing along with every number, there was not a single dull moment during the performance. And, in the end, as a special demand from the crowd, the band concluded the show by singing Odium again. Aniruddha who had
reunited with his band after a long time shared with After Hrs at the end of the concert that to see see the crowd cheering for the band even after such a long time was great!
However, did their followers observe any difference in the band’s sound after one and half years?
“Not at all! They are still the number one band of the city!” gushed Kratika Bhagora. Another self-confessed Nicotine fan Sanket Khandelwal, in fact, felt, that the band ‘has grown more powerful and aggressive.’
While these are the old fans of the band, even those who heard metal for the first time, were blown away by Nicotine. “I have never heard metal music, but since the whole town has been buzzing of the band’s comeback, I came and now I am not missing any of their future performances!” shared Anish Goyal.
Coming as a pleasant surprise, in the middle of the week, the evening proved to be a complete success. The only drawback? The headlining act lasted just one and half hours, the crowd would have happily lapped it for another two hours!           

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