Forged In Fire III: The Bands | Falcun

As we had promised in our last article, we will be posting brief interviews of every band who will be a part of Forged In Fire III organised by Kolkata Old School Metal Association. We’ve mentioned earlier that this gig will be headlined by the mighty Kryptos.
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Instead of beginning with the headliner, we’ll look into the local bands first. The first in line is the classic heavy metal band Falcun. These guys are among the very few bands who play traditional heavy metal in India and are damn good at it.

Falcun initially started off in 2013 by the name of Steelbird and it was basically a supergroup formed by the members of thrash metal bands Armament and Mortar. They used to belt out covers of classic heavy metal numbers by the likes of Judas Priest, King Diamond etc. Two years down the line in 2015, Steelbird changed their name to Falcun and released their first song “Eye Of The Storm.’ The track combined elements of NWOBHM with speed metal and was an instant hit among the old school music lovers of Kolkata. Their first live performance as Falcun was also brilliantly executed at KOSMA’s Strength of Steel in August 2015.

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Image Courtesy: Rossogolla Photography

Falcun’s lineup went through major changes in 2016, the most significant one being a new vocalist, Abhishek. The style of his vocals is a bit different from Indranil (Armament/Falcun), but he also is a perfect match for the sound of the band with his mesmerising and wicked voice, and energetic stage presence.
Recently, Falcun just returned from playing an outstation gig at Cherapunjee (Shine A Light 2.0) and are currently gearing themselves up for Forged In Fire III. We got in touch with the axeman Samrat who gave us an insight relating to the current activities of the band.

PC: What are you guys currently working on?

Samrat: Falcun is currently writing more songs. At this gig, we will deliver 2 new originals along with the previous two songs. One will be a Maiden approach, with dual harmony sectioned riffs and power metal style vocals. Another will be a power ballad, focusing more on melodies and a bit slower than our other compositions. We are big fans of Maiden, we already do “The Trooper” as a sound check, so this time, there will be another classic and we are sure the entire auditorium will sing along with us and since we all are giving tribute to Judas Fuckin’ Priest, we will do it gracefully. Can’t reveal the cover now!

PC: Do you want to say anything about the upcoming gig?

Samrat: We are grateful to KOSMA for putting us in a slot along with some kickass bands from the city and of course, the mighty Kryptos. What is astounding, is that, even in 2016, people are still listening to the classic sound of Heavy Metal. Falcun have shifted from Speed metal to a more Traditional and British Heavy Metal sound. It’s been hard on the fans of the band to see a new lineup and getting something different, but the lineup is tighter than ever. Our newvocalist, Abhishek, is working his ass off day and night to bring out the beast and on the 21st, he is gonna wash away the Paul DiAnno fans (pun intended). Lastly, we are effin’ fuckin’ happy to play this classic sound in a sea of 300 bpm loud noises, It’s like a drop of water in the middle of a desert.

Line-up:
Vocals- Abhishek
Guitars- Sam, Anirban
Bass- Rony
Drums- Bob

So that’s Falcun for you guys!

Forged In Fire III

Kolkata Old School Metal Association (KOSMA) has been dormant with respect to gigs since their last one in 2015 named Strength of Steel. That was indeed a huge success, and had the giants Albatross, Hellwind and Primitiv from Mumbai as outstation bands along with the local acts. And this time they decided to go all in on bringing in one of the finest heavy metal bands in India as the headlining act. Yes, it is none other than the mighty Kryptos from Bangalore. With just one month to go for the gig, we decided to write an article about it.
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We’ve already revealed the headliner but the base of the music scene of any place is built up by the local acts and it is nothing different for Kolkata. Five of the city’s acts will be there at the gig to make you all bang your heads. The local acts include the veterans Armament (Thrash Metal), Blakhole (Punk) and Falcun (Heavy Metal), and two new kids in the scene – The Neighborhood Thrashers (Thrash Metal), Dreadhammer (Thrash Metal). TNT and Dreadhammer have already showed their potentials in Calcutta Punk Society’s Rise Above just a few months back.


Now, the interesting part of the gig is that it will be completely crowd funded and people can pay whatever they want to above the base price of the early bird passes (Rs. 400/-). This concept has already been implemented in KOSMA’s Forged In Fire II and the response was overwhelming. And like every gig of KOSMA, this one is also a pure DIY event organized by the people having a sheer passion for heavy metal music, and there are no sponsors and support from the so called corporate world.
So if you are a heavy metal fan and can be in Kolkata in January 21st, 2017, be sure to attend this or else you may miss out on something massive.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/726545717503011/?
Passes have already started selling and there are various methods of payment.
For offline passes you can contact the following numbers: 8017345432, 8017838486, 9804236688.
Alternatively, if you have a credit/debit card, you can buy the tickets from here.

Get your passes fast or else the base price for the passes may increase.

Be there to support the local scene.

Stay tuned to us for detailed interviews of the each of the six bands. Cheers!