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Reverse Tragedy says ‘Musician’s life is not easy’

Updated: Jun 8, 2020

By Prasanta Phukon

Reverse Tragedy, the progressive metal band from Mizoram, got recognition after it won three awards at the MZU Rock Fest in Aizawl in 2013. A year later, the four-member band came out with their first music video, Fly Away. Today, the band is among the best in the North East.

“The band has been playing progressive metal genre from the beginning but we keep experimenting with our music. We decided on the genre because Bishal (guitarist Bishal Gurung) was a diehard progressive metal listener… later he teamed up with Bimal (Bimal Sarki on keys). So it was easy for these two to adapt. Our drummer (Suraj Sunar) is a metal-head guy and all of them just clicked together,” said bassist Fela Pachuau, aka Alef Pachuau.

In 2017, the band released its MP3 single Himmat and now the young musicians are working on their debut album. When asked about their favourite song, Judgment Day was the unanimous choice. “It was our first song and we put a lot into this song. It helped the band get a foothold in the music industry. This song motivated us to continue our journey,” said 29-year-old Gurung, adding that all the members are greatly inspired by bands like Symphony X, Circus Maximus, <