Band Profiles

ABSENCE OF LIGHT

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This is a three piece extreme metal band comprising of Angad(vocals/guitar), Jay(Guitar), Ravneet (Bass/Drums). This band was formed in 2009. They released their debut album “Vyom Chakra” in 2014 via Deppressive Illusion Records. You can find their music on Reverbnation.  APHASIA

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This is a Kenyan prog-metal/death-core band based in Nairobi Kenya. Current members are Christopher Lilako Yagami (Guitar; also of death metal band In Oath), Douglas Kihoro (Guitar), Lewis Ongwen (Guitar). Find their music on reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/AphasiaMetal.

A TRUTH ONCE KNOWN

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This is a Nairobi based Indie rock band that was formed in 2014, the same year they released their debut single Inuka (Ascenscion). It is composed of David Mburu, Stanley Kyalo and Ted Ngure.

BLOODSHED

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Bloodshed is a Nairobi based Christian Rock band formed in 2002. The band describes its style as a mix of hard rock and mellow elements. The band members are Wanjiru Gichaga (Vocals/acoustic guitar), Dan Nduati(Electric Guitar), David Wanjohi (Bass), Marcus Kibukosya (Drums).

Facebook Page:

Bloodshed music

CALABASH BAND

CAUSE OF DEATH

 THE CLAYMORE PROJECT

CULTURE HORIZON

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Culture Horizon is a four piece rock band hailing from the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. The band has been previously known as “Hope in Transit”. The band members are:

Gloria Sangwa (Vocals)

Colbert Akunga (Lead Guitar)

Christian Sangwa (Rhythm)

George Atsula (Drums)

The band has released two singles called Baba Joshua and Wewe Pekee. Follow their soundcloud link <<here>> to listen to the songs.

DOVESLIMME

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Doveslimme is a 5 piece Kenyan rock band formed in 201o. The band members are Jillian (vocals), Dimmz (Rhythm guitar/vocals), Maina (Bass/vocals) and Ainea (Drums).

Discography:

  1. Cool on the Inside (EP) – released in 2013

Website:

http://www.doveslimme.com/#

Find their music on: Soundcloud and Reverbnation and the Doveslimme Website

IN OATH

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In Oath is a four piece Death Metal Band founded in 2009. The Band Members are Christopher Lilako Yagami(Guitar), Douglas Kihoro (Vocals), Larry Kim (Drums). Its live members are Gregory Limbe (Guitars) and Steve Gitau (Guitars).

Discography:

1. EULOGY (EXTENDED PLAY ALBUM) – 2012

2. BREAD OF DISPOSITION – To be communicated

 IRONY DESTROYED

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Irony Destroyed is a six piece Metal band formed in 2014. Their maiden performance was at March from the Underground 2015. Their debut single is called ‘Think Twice or Possibly Thrice’. Band Members are Lawrence Muchemi (Vocals), Skylar (Vocals) Lenny (Lead Guitar), Mark (Bass), Henry (Rhythm) & Carlington (Drums).

KOINANGE STREET AVENGERS

LAST YEAR’S TRAGEDY

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Last Year’s Tragedy (LYT) is a Nairobi based metal band. It comprises:

David Mburu (Vocals)

Ted Nguri (Vocals)

Dialloh (Guitar)

Jose (Guitars)

Mahia Mutua (Bass)

Ruto Kipkulei (Keyboard)

Stanley Kialo (Drums)

Discography:

Albums:

  1. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED (EP) – 2013
  2. AMONGST LIONS – To be Released

12.LUST OF A DYING BREED

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This is a 5 piece Deathcore band formed in 2010 formed by Martin Kanja and Timothy Opiko. It comprises

Martin Kanja (vocals),

Abdalla Issa Khalid (Guitar)

Janet Cherop (Vocals)

Tim Opiko (Bass).

The Band released their Extended Play Album “Cat of Nine Tails” in 2012. You can find their music on reverbnation (http://www.reverbnation.com/lustofadyingbreed) and like them on Facebook.

MOMENT OF SILENCE

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Moment of Silence is a 6 piece alternative metal/Post-hardcore band that is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Most of the band members are known by their pseudonyms. ‘Mahandjobs (lead singer), Bommit the Hobbit(Guitarist), Judith (Guitarist), Maziwa (Bass), Josephine (Percussion) and Nancy Drew (Piano).

MORTAL SOUL

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Mortal Soul is a metal band formed in 2010. The current line up consists of :

Leon Malu (Rythm Guitar and Vocals)

Peter Kinyanjui (Lead guitar )

Young Mwanzia (Bass)

 Celeste Masiga (Drums).

DISCOGRAPHY

1. SOLACE (EXTENDED PLAY ALBUM)

 MURFY’S FLAW

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PARKING LOT GRASS

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Parkinglotgrass is a Hard Rock/Alternative Metal band based in Nairobi Kenya. The band was formed in 2006 and has been active since 2010. The founding members were Victor Chweya and Alistair Gould. The current line up is consists of Duncan Muriira (Lead Vocals), Victor Chweya(Guitar/Backing Vocals), Alistair Gould (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Amos (Bass Guitar) and Nick Wathi (Drums).

Discography:

Albums

1.Shimo Mfukoni (2012)

2. Tusk at Hand (2015)

Website: http://www.parkinglotgrass.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkinglotgrass/info?tab=page_info

RASH

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This is a five piece Kenyan hard rock/heavy metal band. It was formed in 2014.  Their songs have gotten great reception from the Kenyan rock community and this has resulted in massive amounts of airplay on 105.5 X Fm and on The Fuse 98.4 Capital FM. The current line up consists of:

Sam Warui(Vocals)

Maximilliano Fellardi (Lead Guitar)

Abed Kariuki (Rhythm)

Samuel Gakungu (Drums)

ROCK OF AGES

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Rock of Ages is a 5 piece Christian Hard Rock band formed way back in 2001. It comprises David Mbuvi (Guitar), Mark Mwanyigha (Guitar) Isaac Kimetto ( Bass) Victor Kimetto (Keyboard) and Moses Kariuki (Drums).

DISCOGRAPHY:

1. THA CD B4 THE CD (EP)

FACEBOOK PAGE:

Rock of Ages Kenya

SEISMIC

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SIMPLY TOMAS

SVNL

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SVNL is a metal band from Nairobi. It has been known by a variety of names previously CMFA, Creepin’ Wire, Golgotha and SutenKhem. They combine a mix of hip hop, rap, tribal music and reggae to produce a distinct metal sound. the band’s current line up consists of:

Yaa Bonsu (Vocals & Guitars)

Kwame Bonsu (Vocals)

Sultan (Guitars)

Dennis Kioko

KMO Kamata (Drums and Percussion)

James Mbaga

VOID OF BELONGING

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9 Replies to “Band Profiles”

  1. Hey there i have a suggestion why dont you put each band profile up with their social media avenues etc in that way you can direct people to their page and people can know about you too .

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  2. Was shocked that there’s not a mention of the band Mankind…..even on your top 5 list of best songs last year…..their song “North” is one of the best rock songs ever made in this country.

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    1. Hey Muigamwangi, thanks for visiting the page Mankind are an exceptional music outfit and deserve all the credit they get. However HeavyandtheBeast only features rock bands. Mankind describe themselves as an urban pop band and are as such not a rock band. However our list isn’t exhaustive and we are always constantly updating it.

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  3. i think we have been liking and wanting Kenyan bands far too long, people are definitely eager to hear them out and support them ,but damn the hiatus and some inconsistencies is killing it i can only still be positive on these

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    1. I agree with you Breecan. Some of these bands can do a lot better and it has been the objective of this site to keep the bands on toes with positive criticism It is also our objective to keep fans informed and we will organise a tab of where you can get all the local rock music by genre and also band names

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    2. House, There’s no balance on the card, and there’s no payment due or any interest being charged for the extra month. It is the real deal of being able to skip the payment. They don’t see it as &#2ip0;sk2p2ing⁙ but I do. If I had to pay interest, it obviously wouldn’t be worth it.

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