Updated: Dec 24, 2019
By Prasanta Phukon
Dymbur is among the best known experimental metal bands not only in the North East but also in the country. With its original scores and mix of progressive and experimental metal, the band has climbed the charts fast since its inception in 2012.
The four members of the band are from different musical background and that was never a deterrence for them to come together and make a mark in the music industry here.
The name of the band is a Khasi word that means ‘fig tree’. “We wanted a name that sounded unique and symbolised our roots,” says Julian Andrew Lyngdoh, the vocalist.
The word Dymbur is taken from ‘The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree’ in the Bible. It is about a fig tree that does not produce fruit. “A fig tree symbolises rebirth, progression and evolution and victory after struggle. Fresh leaves from old branches form new shapes defining one of nature’s basic laws, the ability to regenerate and grow anew after a dry spell,” explains Lyngdoh.