23 Best and Famous Rock Bands from Kochi

23 Best and Famous Rock Bands from Kochi

Cochin  Rock and Band Culture?

  • Kochi the one and only metro city in Kerala .The growing metro life paved way to many rock bands in the city. And also its mixed culture brings confidence among the youth to come forward and experiment with different genre of musics.There are around 18 rock bands in this city now. And this count would definelty increase in the coming days for sure.

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1.Elite Aces

This band is considered as the pioneers in Kerala band arean. That was the time when rest of Kerala had no idea of what rock music was. During Usha Uthup’s prime she was “USHA and the Elite Aces”
Emil Issacs , is a legendary guitarist was the architect of the group.  He has kept a very good relationship with singer KJ Yesuda and also used to travel with KJ Yesudas.Pinson Correya who was the drummer of 13AD used to be the drummer of Elite Aces.

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2.The Hijackers 

  • Members of the band: Krishnan, T.S. Radhakrishnan(Kitcha), Ravi(P.K. Ravindran), Hari ( now no more) and Glen Gillbanks,Venu (Venoo Thampy).(Kuttan and Sudheer joined them later.)
  • Stareted in The year: 1969.
  • The Hijackers was christened as ‘Blue Angles’ then students of Maharaja’s college.
  • Soon they changed the band’s name to ‘The Hijackers’.
  • Current Status: Disbanded.
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Hijackers
Hijackers

NB: Thanks to Krishnan who really helped me in listing out this early band groups.

3.Thirteen AD (13AD)–Famous in 1980s-First band in Kerala

Was once(1980-1995) top most band in India along with Rock Machine (Indus Creed) of Bombay and Shiva of Calcutta ,bUT later broke up.  No less than 40,000 cassettes of Ground Zero were picked up by the band’s fans all over the country, a record of sorts

  • Genre: hard rock band,classic.
  • From: Kochi, India.
  • Members:Vocals – Glen La Rive (Till 1990), Rose (Till 1993), Sarina (Till 1993) followed by George Peter (1990 to date),Lead & rhythm guitars – Eloy Isaacs,Bass guitar – Paul K.J,Keyboards – Jackson Aruja,Drums – Pinson Correia
  • Famous Songs: Albums -1990 – Ground Zero(1990),Tough on the Streets(1993)
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13AD
13AD

4.Thaikkudam Bridge 

  • Genre :Indian pop, Indian rock, Melodic music, Reggae
  • From: Kochi.
  • Members:Govind Menon,Mithun Raju ,Krishna Bongane and Nila Madhav Mohapatra ,Siddharth Menon ,Vian Fernandes ,Vipin Lal ,Christin Jose ,Piyush Kapoor ,Ashok Nelson ,Peethambaran Menon ,Ruthin Thej and Abin Thej ,Anish Krishnan
  • Famous Songs: Fish Rock and Shiva (Original)
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Thaik
Thaik

5.Heretic

when guitarist Abhijit Namboodiripad, bassist David Jacob and drummer Cecil John started jamming together. But it was only a year later that our group found a consistent line-up and started making music together. Each of the members in the band was with their respective college band and we used to meet regularly at various college festivals and competitions. More than anything else, the need to play quality music and also make songs got us to form the band that we are today.

  • From Cochin
  • formed in septemeber 2005.
  • Famous songs:,Reprise,Slaves And The System,Bleed To Heal
  • Genre: Metal/hardcore/metalcore
  • Members : Abhijit Namboodiripad on guitars, Akhil Unnikrishnan on vocals, Arpith Easo Samuel on drums and Ben Sam on bass.
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6.Mother Jane

First band to receive international radio airplay for their songs, in the U.S. 

  • Formed in the year:1996 by drummer John Thomas,guitarist Mithun.R and bassist Clyde Rozario
  • Genre :Rock, progressive rock, world, Carnatic music
  • From :Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Members:John Thomas,Clyde Rozario,Deepu Sasidharan,Santhosh Chandran,Vivek Thomas
  • Famous Songs:,Insane Biography (2001),Maktub (2008)(Studio albums)
  • Tribes of Babel (2010),Jihad (2010),No Contest (2011)(Singles).
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mother

7.White Sugar

  • Formed in the year:2006.
  • Members:Clement , Gilbert Xavier ,Nijo Sebastian, James Jude Peter.
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White

8.Roxide

They are popular for their malayalam rock songs.

  • Formed in the year:
  • Genre:
  • From:Cochin.
  • Members:Vocals & Rythm: Aldrine,Lead Guitar: Sandeep,Bass Guitar: Jomy,Drums: Deepak
  • Famous Songs:
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Roxide
Roxide

9.Black Letters:

  • Location: Cochin,Kerala
  • Genre: Alternative, Punk
  • Members: Sharath Iyer-Vocals/Guitars,Sarang Menon-Guitars,Arjun Radhakrishnan-Bass,Akash Chacko-Drums
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10.Kaav-(Trio)

  • What is the meaning of kaav?

The word Kaav comes from Kaavu; the sacred groves of Kerala. They are the aboriginal worship places where serpents, goddesses and ancestral spirits dwell in.

  • Kaav is an Instrumental Progressive Rock band from Vypin Island, Cochin.
  • Formed in 2009
  • Kaav’s debut album titled ‘Rhapsody of Rains’ consisting of eight songs released in June 2012.
  • Band Members :,Syam N Pai – Guitars,Shabeer P Ali – Bass,Arun S Kumar – Drums.
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kaav

11.Redemption

  • Melodic Metalcore Band
  • Hailing From Kochin (Kerala).
  • Members: Matthew Joe (Vocals),Stephen Mathison (Guitar/Vox),Sonu Prasad (Guitar),Rejoice Tenson (Bass) ,Palee Francis (Keyboard) ,On the Look out 🙂 (Drums),Jose Mathew (Drums)(Non performing members)
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12.War Horse Chained

Warhorse Chained (widely known as WHC) was formed in early 2004 by vocalist Vivek Chiramel and drummer Arun (currently in Kaav), with Saja and Shyam on guitars and Varun on bass.

  • Genre: Death Metal
  • Members Vivek Chiramel (Growls),Vimal Ramesh (Lead Guitar),Binish Palamuttath (Rhythm Guitar),Sujay (Bass),Dino (Drums)
  • Hometown Cochin
  • General Manager Vivek Chiramel.
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Death

13.Decaying Humanity

  • Genre: Death/Thrash/Goregrind.
  • Band from Trivandrum,Kerala.
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Deca
Deca

14.Dutch Street 

  • It all started When two youngsters John Shibin and Sylvester Clifford, sharing the passion for music started jamming together way back in 2008. Couple of months later these lead and bass guitarists were joined by vocalist Aisten Correya and all of a sudden the jamming became serious, with the addition of Emile George on drums and Gipson Peter on the rhythm guitar thus the Dutch street was formed!
  • Initially the band was influenced strongly by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabath, Led Zeppelin, Gary Moore, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix and Van Halen. Now the Dutch Street has grown to become one of the leading bands in Kochi playing classical rock, heavy metal and progressive rock.
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15.In Dying Days

  • The band was initially formed in 2007
  • Genre :Post-Hardcore/Metalcore
  • From Cochin,
  • Members are Richie Titus, Ajay George Joseph, Jishnu V.N, Sandeep P.R and Sarath P.R.
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Dying

16.2 Decades And After

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2 Decades
2 Decades

17.EVERGREEN

  • From : Cochin
  • Members:Evergreen – Suraj, Sunil (guitars) and Arun (bass) formed a college band and it started out as that. I (Jagan- vocals) joined them 5 years ago, Anish (drums) joined after Suraj left and Saji (keys) joined later too so it took off from a college band and we moved to the hotel circuit.
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Ever green

18. Dark Crucifix(Kerala)

  • Dark Crucifix is an Extremely Black Metal band.
  • from Cochin (Kerala) and was
  • formed in 1998
  • Recorded this short but brutal 3-song demo.
  • Members:Samir Jayesh Edgar  with Noel on Bass.

Chapters of Damnation (Demo 2000)

1. The Long Awaited Disaster
2. In the Dreams of Dead
3. When Darkness Descends

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cr

19.Valhalla (Kochi)

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20.Exodus (Kochi)

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21.BROWN CIRCLE

  • Formed in the year 1997,Members:Burton : Lead Vocal,Sibin : Lead Guitar / Vocal,Jimmy : Keyboard / Vocal,Reghu : Drums,George : Bass Guitar
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22.Halo of Flies

  • Origin- (Cochin-India)
  • Genre-Heavy metal/ Trash metal
  • Lyrical themes-Society,Nature
  • Members: Sibi M Baby – Vocals ,Shiyas – Drums & Percussion ,Alexander – Lead Guitars ,Thomas – Bass/backing vocals ,Albert- Guitars.
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23.Wrenz(Kochi)

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