For all those following the Delhi rock ‘n’ roll scene for the last dozen odds years, Manjit Joseph, lead axe grinder of Heavens Down, will be a very familiar face. We have all heard Joseph crank his amp to the max and get his Gibson Les Paul riffing to create a thunderous chug that has been heard across many a festival stage.
Manit first came into reckoning with his band Ashtoreth, which played at numerous college fests including appearances at the Great Indian Rock festival before morphing into Night Train, which continued with the hard driving Eighties rock sound although with a slightly more experimental edge thrown into the mix.
With Night Train having blown its final whistle, Joseph has teamed up with old buddies which fellow six-stringer Sumit Sharma and drummer Sudarshan Chetlur. This new aggregation has armed itself with the moniker, Heavens Down and they have just proclaimed their affirmation of the faith with a 5-song EP titled, Rock Will Never Die.
“In the chaotic world of rock ‘n’ roll, where the life span of most bands can be measured in terms of a few years or months, Heavens Down (formerly Ashtroreth) has emerged as one of India’s most enduring and respected bands, delivering hard hitting and personally charged music from over a decade,” write Heavens Down on their bandcamp page.
Heavens Down pay tribute to one of their greatest influences, the legendary double O
The Rock Will Never Die tracklisting in full:
Just Too Much
Risky Rascal RnR Star
Rock Will Never Die