Interview with Consecration

Consecration is Pune based Metal band formed in late 2011. Consecration have been playing at almost every gig in pune ever since. Their aim is to keep playing live. Recently we caught up with
drummer Akshay Nathwani for this little conversation regarding upcoming EP, their
music and many other general things.

Metalhead Spotted: Greetings from Metalhead Spotted! How you all have been doing in recent times?
Akshay: Greetings from Consecration it's good to hear from you Guys.We have been in the studio's recently.

Metalhead Spotted: When did you all came together? would you mind to spill a brief history of Consecration?
Akshay: It all started when our vocalist Adwitya wanted to start a metal project he met me and soon I was part of it. After same random jams with different guitarist we found Ronnie (guitarist) who had a song which everyone could work on which came out to be our first original (plunge) while improvising this song Siddhartha (guitarist) contacted us and became a part of the band,Avadhoot ( bassist) was an old friend of Adwitya who offered to fill in for Bass and we played for the first time in Worme fest in 2011.

Metalhead Spotted: How do you feel to be a part of Stormfest 2? Do you think it is one of the leading concerts in which consecration is set up on?
Akshay: Watching Stormfest 1 and seeing the massive lineup, we always wanted to be a part of this event. It is definitely one of the best upcoming gig this year and we are lucky to be a part of it.

Metalhead Spotted: Could we look forward to any new compositions from your side at stormfest 2?
Akshay: We have been working on some new material You can expect our whole set from our upcoming Ep and we also have something exclusive for our fans

Metalhead Spotted: What are some of your primary influences? Did you guys draw your influences from jazz and blues?
Akshay: We have been influenced by many bands such as LAMB OF GOD ,DREAM THREATRE,SLIPKNOT,GOJIRA, PORKUPINE TREE etc. Our songs have jazz and blues influences as our guitarist Ronnie is also a blues guitarist.

Metalhead Spotted: When it comes to lyrics, what are some of the specific themes that they cover?
Akshay: Our lyrics are based on the loop holes of the society which we question.

Metalhead Spotted: You guys will releasing new EP in few months. What will be the concept behind it?
Akshay: Yes we will be introducing the band through our EP in which we have taken.different aspects of the society and portrayed it through our music.

Metalhead Spotted: We had heard that the artwork on.upcoming EP is depicted by.guitarist Siddhartha Iyer..Could you tell us more about it?
Akshay: Yes Siddhartha had some ideas about the artwork which he is currently working on.The artwork introduces the band members and depicts the writing of our song influenced by different aspects of the society.

Metalhead Spotted: So, are there any confirmations for another concerts?
Akshay: We have some gigs lined up in pune and bombay dates are not confirmed.

Metalhead Spotted: What is your opinion about metal scene today?
Akshay: As of now the metal scene is expanding more bands have come up with their music, many venues have started playing metal and there is more exposure.

Metalhead Spotted: We thank you for your time. Is there any message you would like to leave for your fans?
Akshay: It was a pleasure.talking to you guys and i would like to say make sure you attend Stormfest 2 as it is a stepping stone for the band and as well for our fans.

Interviewer: Akshay Gaikwad
Edited by:   Mercy Thoras

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