close and personal with unveiled facts from the gang
January 7 2001…Stentorian forms; just the name implies the image of
performing loud music on and off stage. The perfect group for heavy
metal--the next phase of heavy rock music. Critics and fans alike
have tried to classify this 6-piece group from the pounding music
industry of Dhaka, with terms like "pure metal", "classic
thrash metal for the new age" or "modern day power metal".
Whatever anybody wants to call them, they must add catchy and energetic,
as they inspire people to continue to press replay when the mixed
CD containing the band's song is in their stereo and let's-go-see-them-again,
when they play live.
Formed by bassist and vocalist Shams and Torsha along with guitarist
Golam, Stentorian rose from the ashes of another band called Necromancy.
"We started jamming together and then discovered the necessity
for another guitarist and that's when I called my childhood friend
James for rhythm backupawaiting to show his potential and finally
Bobby came along to be the drummer", says Shams. "A very
interesting mix of musicians that surely meshed into producing a distinctive
sound for the band. We then started hardcore practise and after 8
months of routine sessions, we got our 1st gig. It was on 27th October
in the Indian High Commission Auditorium. From the very fist show,
we had a kick start--as the hall room became darker with fancy lighting,
the first guitar strum with heavy distortions and that screaming voice
of Torsha with his hand gestures and the huge applaud from the crowd,
it was unbelievable and magical! We knew it was all set to roll",
says a smiling James. Till date, the band performs with high-end energy
and tremendous songs of thrilling appreciation.
Current to June 2004
The latest Dinbodol and the previous Agontuk-2 discs released two
authentic songs from the band and are available on the market. The
songs are aggressive, skull crushing version of heavy old-skool metal
sound. They are jamming for couple of upcoming shows to blow up minds
and hearts of any metalhead.
The members of Stentorian include: Both Torsha and Tanvir on vocals--Torsha
is the perfect singer for this type of band as his vocal style is
very thrashy and has some of the death metal sounds found in bands
like Cradle of Filth. On drums is Rafiul who is a powerhouse behind
the kit. The backbone of bass over which Shams and James plus Tutul
lay down some very fine leads and brutal riffs that are played with
as much skill and conviction as any of their peers. Although Torsha
left for abroad to commence higher studies, Tanvir is not a replacement;
he will be the band's 2nd vocalist and cater a totally different set
Stentorian's influences are varied. It's clear that the band has taken
note of many different bands. The range of favoured groups goes from
Dio, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Rush, Iron Maiden to extreme Death
/ Black Metal-Acts like Cradle of Filth. Some of the guys also listen
old-skool metal of Metallica and Megadeth. Bands like Mudwayne also
get into their list.
Of course, no one can foresee the future but with good fortune and
the right people listening to this band, it's not hard to predict
that they could be one of the major contestant in the metal arena.
"We are looking at another mixed album of Duray bhai called Lokayot
and then of course our solo compilation", stated the band. "Basically
we all want to make a great impact on the crowd from the very first
album, and working towards that goal would be our primary objective",
says a smiling Shams.
"As our genre ranges from hard rock to heavy metal, our album
would be compiled of the usual heavy stuffs with two experimental
tracks, a few ballads, few fusion style vibes in couple of the songs
and of course one instrumental composition", the band said.--Right
here RS as well thought of a great promise as the jammed new track
Proti Muhurte was almost getting into the interviewers veins.
The powerhouse of heavy rock says it was from the very first gig Torsha
would practice his slashing arm movements across his body and the
acrobatic twists articulating to produce energy and the essence of
heavy metal madness. The excitement was immense; our move towards
music is very different which makes our whole approach diverse from
other groups and most importantly, the crowd loves it.
"We once had a performance
with the big name Aurthohin in 2002 at the Russian Cultural Centre
and Sumon bhai saw us. It was quite an entertaining performance for
him as the flabbergasted icon later called us to get introduced with
us. We then met him at frequent gigs and later around 2003 he left
us awe-inspired as we were asked by the big man to compose a song
for his Agontuk episode 2. A big break for us but certainly not the
best.-- In another incident this year, he came out of the hall after
one of our performance and gave a breaking news!…
we were chosen as another band to sign a contract with record label
yes it was a record deal. My smile almost stretched up to the ears
in happiness when I realised people from every where looking at us
with great bewilderment as Shams was jumping and hopping and what
notwe actually lost words to express our emotions", says the
nostalgic James. After our song was released in both the mixed albums,
during the gigs, it's the audience we hear cheering aloud the chorus
and verses and that is one great achievement, the band added.
A lot of promising bands are coming to harvest a word called music
with us, we respect themArbovirus, Ajob, Ashor Breach, dNA, Firebrand,
Kral, Kronic, Nemesis, Prachir, Reborn, 666 and Void.
would like to thank Sumon Bhai+Aurthohin, Jewel, Duray, Ponir and
Khaled Bhais'. Zubair Hossain Imon, All the bands who helped us, especially
Artcell and Black, our FANS, well-wishers. Finally thanks to our families.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
is the best video game in the world? Sounds like a tough question,
huh? There are millions of video games out there and it should be
completely difficult to pick one as the best. But this difficulty
will be there only till October. This October, Rockstar Games is going
to release Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, for Playstation 2. The seventh
game in the legendary GTA series will ultimately become this year's
biggest selling and most anticipated game.
What made the GTA series so great?
Utmost freedom of doing whatever you want to? Hijacking a car and
drive it till it runs no more? Going whacko against the cops? Thrilling
car chases? Being the king on the streets? Well, we leave it up to
you to decide what makes a GTA game so great. We will consider you
know at least something about the GTA games and will tell you more
about Rockstar's upcoming magic.
The game will be set in a somewhat fictional interpretation of the
cities Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas in the early 1990s.
In the game, the cities are named as Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las
Venturra. If you have played the last GTA title, Grand Theft Auto:
Vice City, then remember that each of these cities will be almost
as large as Vice City. That means that the whole San Andreas area
will be roughly thrice as big as Vice City.
Los Santos is based on Los Angeles,
located in California, USA. Places of interest there include Beverly
Hills, Disneyland, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa
Monica, Universal City, and Venice. Los Santos will include real-life
Fierro is based on the American city of San Francisco, California.
San Francisco is known for its hilly streets, which will certainly
be fun to drive on. Places of interest include Chinatown (gang fights
again?), Downtown, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury,
North Beach, and San Francisco Bay.
Las Venturra is based on the American
city of Las Vegas, Nevada. It's been confirmed that you'll be able
to own casino(s) there, and even bet in them! It'll most likely have
a "red-light district" which is common in the GTA series.
Main attractions include Glitter Gulch, and The Strip.
These cities will be interconnected
with huge countryside areas, much like the ones in the popular game
"Mafia". You will be able to drive to each one from the
other. As in the earlier games, the cities will be unlocked one after
another, as you proceed in the game.
the game, you will be playing as Carl Johnson. Detailed information
about the character has not been released yet. Still, we know for
sure that he is a dark fellow, unlike the main characters of the previous
GTA games. Look at the picture of him, crouching in front of a car.
The Storyline: Five years ago Carl
Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...
a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption.
Where film stars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers
and gang fights.
This is the world that San Andreas'
main character, Carl Johnson, finds himself coming back to after spending
five years in Liberty City. Johnson left his neighbourhood in the
ghetto of Los Santos after the death of his brother Brian, who died
in a tragic accident. Carl's older brother Sweet Johnson blamed him
for Brian's death, leading to a period of estrangement that is broken
by the sudden passing of his mother.
On returning home for the funeral,
Carl finds his biological family and his former gang, the Orange Grove
Families, in disorder. Sweet and his sister Kendall are at each other's
throats. His former crew - Sweet, long-time family friend Smoke, and
Ryder - have felled from power on the streets, and are now besieged
by both rival gang groups and internal quarrels.
Although Carl is reluctant to be dragged
back into the street life, fate intervenes when his crew comes under
the thumbs of Frank Tenpenr and Eddie Polaski, who are characterized
as a "heavy-duty pair of lunatic corrupt policemen on your case."
As always, events soon spiral out of control, and Johnson finds himself
on a frantic adventure that will take him across the state of San
Andreas as he fights to preserve his family, his gang, and his life.
Now that's what you call a complex
storyline. Well, a game as big as GTA: San Andreas is bound to have
a complex plot. On the bright side, such a complex storyline would
mean lots and lots of missions.
Details: Apart for a huge and diverse
area to play on which is much more interesting and "alive"
than Vice City, GTA: San Andreas has other treats for its lucky gamers.
Hills have been confirmed, and even a mountain is to be included.
"Characters from the past" will return. It would be a real
treat to get missions from Tommy Vercetti, the main character of the
GTA: Vice City.
There will be a new addition in San
Andreas, stamina meter. Carl will have to consume food on his journey
across San Andreas, and will gain weight if he eats too much. Gyms
will be available to work out in. If he doesn't exercise and eats
lots of junk food, he will get fat! Then he won't be able to swim
too (yes, Carl can swim, when he is fit).
Andreas' selection of vehicles reflects the game's California vibe.
Expect a wide selection of pimped-out low rides. Apart for the cars,
motorcycles and helicopters, pedal bikes will be available. You can
rob houses, but it will require lots of skill and planning. You can
also recruit gang members and can perform four person drive by's (take
a look at the pictures).
The geeky babble: A new streaming
technology will ensure the changes in scenery are immediate, but will
also allow for more detailed environments than before. This technological
expansion also apparently goes on to include details like real-time
reflections, softer shadowing, ragdoll physics applied to fallen obstacles,
and independent models dedicated to day and night cycles. All of this
visual splendour is only in place to help develop the actual gameplay,
The painful fact: This awesome game
is only for Playstation 2. PC or Xbox versions were not even mentioned
in all the press releases of Rockstar Games. But, it is likely that
PC and Xbox versions of the game will come out a year after the Playstation
2 release. Now that's outrageous!
Expect more information in the Rising
Stars as soon as the game is released. In thez meantime, you can always
email me (niloy @yours.com) for more information.
by Niloy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
internet turned out to be disappointing in its failure to meet my
absurd expectations, and now I have a new black mark to hold against
it. I had the expectation that I could get a customizable list of
trendy and useful websites to recommend when I used Google to search
"cool websites to recommend in the Rising Stars". But those
blue and green texts on the Google website shattered my expectations
to dust. Instead of getting an elaborate list of snazzy websites ready
to be described and recommended, all I got was links to sites like
"VOTE!VOTE!!VOTE!!! 100 Cool sites!!!", "Recommended
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thanks for all those responses. You people are really great. Many
of you liked the Harry Potter parody videos and wanted more. Well,
I've got one more parody, and it's about Snape. Read on for the link.
Also, many of you wanted to have the links categorized in different
sections. So I've done them. Yay!
Imagine that you are relaxing alone in the cool coral strands of an
Indian beach when all of a sudden; a crocodile starts to snap at you.
What to do then? Or when you are trapped in a drowning car after you
have driven it into a river? All these require strategic planning,
my friend, and this site has complete guides of what to do in these
situations. Go to the site and practice. You never know when fate
puts a shark in your room!
This one is strictly for people who love Snape and those who hate
him. In any case, the viewer should have at least some knowledge about
the wizarding world. This is a flash cartoonish animation, sized around
350 kb and is totally worth the download.
There is a lot of progress being made in the field of astronomy these
days. The satellites and the telescopes have been discovering new
planets every week. Anyway, when the world is advancing in such a
high speed, you should too. Download this screensaver and it will
turn you desktop monitor into a Satellite Telescope observing the
earth. It's just over 2 MB, so download immediately. It has photo-realistic
beautiful scenes of cosmic sunrises and sunsets, stunning real-looking
atmosphere effects, oceanic shines, and surface relief. In other words,
a break now
Hah! The internet has reached its ending. It has reached it's limit.
I have visited every single site in the net and finally have reached
the end of the net. To celebrate my success, I'm sharing the link
to share it with you people. Check it out.
I must express my amazement that you have been with my writing this
long. Who are you, so great, that you have understood the subtle messages
in my writing? Anyway, a small reward for you. Just log on to this
website. This is one of the cutest site I've seen. But apart from
that, it has great insight too. This site is a major database of what
the little kids believed when they were kids. Stuff like 'When I was
little I wanted to go to Disneyland as soon as I could, before Mickey
Mouse died.' Very refreshing.
So you really want to be sad? Then check out this site. It takes a
few important medical details about you calculates the day you will
die. Their calculations are more or less correct and unless you are
hit by a bus of something earlier, you will die in a day close to
the calculated date. The website's most shocking part is when they
bring the ultimate time counter in front of you. That very counter
counts and displays the remaining seconds of your life. You helplessly
watch as seconds, minutes and hours pass away and your death gradually
approaches. Really makes you sad.
all for a long week. Check out the links and enjoy the sites. And
please do write a few feedback emails (email@example.com). I would really
like to know what my dear readers are looking for in the net. Until
then, happy web surfing.